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Fantôme Hiver (Winter)

Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Fantome's winter offering, available December through March or so. Brewer Dany Prignon changes his receipes every year, so we can't so for sure what this year's beer will be like, but it is sure to please lovers of Dany's beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (269) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2016
Pours hazy dark red to brown with medium to big slightly offwhite head; aroma is banana, dried fruits and spices, some phenolic and alcoholic notes; taste is medium sweet, dried fruits, some toasted and roasted malt, quite spicy taste with low to medium bitter finish with spice, a lot of different things going on but everything in its right place; mouthfeel is thick creamy syrup like with average carbonation [best before end 2016]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3455) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Lovely clear deep amber with a beige head. A fair bit of sediment is left in the bottle. Reserved aroma of sticky bread crusts, spiced dough. Much more assertive to taste but with much the same features. Some stewed fruit as well as sticky dough. Firm bitterness with lots of spices at the end. Before that mostly sweet with only a hint of tartness. Wasn’t in the fridge but opened up more and more in the glass, with spices softening and more flavours (sour plums, dried banana, baked quinces, licorice) emerging. After a while there’s a little warmth from the alcohol. Another interesting but entirely well-mannered beer from Fantôme - times change it seems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duracell (35) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
750mL bottle in an IPA glass. Light brown orange color with creamy head. Fruity and spicy aroma with a nice yeasty backbone. Big flavours of dark fruit, clove and pepper. Relatively sweet and slightly cloying. Full bodied. Interesting beer with a nice depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle 750ml @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral, herbal, caramel, yeast and pepper. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, floral and peppber finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2016
2015 bottle. Although this is billed as a saison, it is basically a Biere de Garde -- it’s malty, a little syrupy, and tastes a bit spiced, almost like a sweet raisin bread. A lot sweeter than most saisons, but it completely works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Murky brown. Nose is sour, wood, red fruits, sweetness as well. Tastes sour and tart, red fruits, yeast, candy sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10280) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at cornelius. Pours murky orange, nose is caramel, toffee, light spices, taste is sweet, sickly, esters, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2871) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Deep chestnut with a faint haze, thin off white head and gentle condition. Spicy nose with some trace funky sub-lambic notes. Tangy fruit, malt and slight spiciness in the mouth though some funkiness still remains. Dry and spicy bitterness in the finish with some lingering nuttiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1763) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 2, 2016
butelka, nie wiem z ktorego roku, ale wazny do konca 2016, lot bj 13 (z 2013?), jasne, nieco mene piwo z taka sobie piana. aroaty to glownie jasne owoce (mirabelki? winogrona?), duzo przyprawowosci, a la pieprz, kardamon, galka muszkatulowa.czuc ciut nieco aptecznego funku chyba w tle. w ustach rzesko, podobnie do aromatu, bardzo intensywnie, wyraznie kwaskowato i dosc wytrawnie. sumarycznie daje to niezwykle unikalne piwo, bardzo charakterystyczne, zupelnie inne od wiekszosci "swiatecznych"". klasa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle, 75cl. An unclear dark golden beer with a dense finger thick off-white head. Herbal typical Fantome aroma with some caramel hints, dried fruits and a generic fruityness. Floral. It’s full bodied, dry and with a nice carbonation level. Herbal flavor with a hint of black pepper. Fruityness and some spring onion notes. Almost meaty. Lasting herbal and fruity finish. Refreshing indeed. Too malty I think though. 160521

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