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Fantôme Hiver (Winter)

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. Unclear orange, white head. Barnyard, hay and lemony notes in aroma. In taste there are some more spicy notes, like cinnamon, present. A certain amount of grass and grainy notes as well. Quite dry. Citrus and bitter notes towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1482) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
@ Havregatan 150207. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Fruity and bretty with spicy and light caramelly notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 26, 2015
appearance murky brown, taste--dry, roasted malts, acidic, no discernable sweetness but rounded, hint of dark berries and malt as it warms up, palate--full body, flat, slightly astringent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (563) - - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Slightly misty amber ale with a small white head. Aroma is bread and lemon. Taste is malty and slight sour, also has a tongue tingle from dryness and alcohol. Carbonation is mild and body oily. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (2534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Purchased in Vermont. Pours a cloudy golden-amber with loads of chunky sediments floating through it. Foamy warm cap, big, still coming out of the bottle, long lasting and foaming the rim. Aromas of sourness (almost vinegary), weird yeasty and a little fruitiness. The taste is like plastic, with the hops that might be chemicals, more than grassy natural. Spices showing on the head, that is about the nicest thing of this brew. This bitter plastic feel is not good. Not a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Underdogs88 (245) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Fruitiness in the aroma is high along with a slight sour aroma. Moderate amount of spice in the aroma as well. Appearance is a cloudy orange with large white head. Flavor is a combination of fruit esters,spice character and some tartness. Malt has some notes of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation and is smooth. Overall, a refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbouAli (190) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Couleur orange clair. Nez brett, presque fromage. Beaucoup (trop) de malt caramel. Mais quand même sèche. Amertume faible à moyenne avec un final marqué par les brett.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7250) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
75 cl bottle. BBE
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Lots of spices and apricot on the nose, some citric fruits too, yeast and mild herbal notes. Spicy flavor with citric fruits, yeast, some wood and grapefruits. A bit messy Saison, but gets slightly better towards the end. Somewhat sour palate, dry citric finis. Weird but decent spicy brew.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
75 cl bottle @ olio. Batch #13, BBE 2016
Aroma is heavy and sweet with some citrus, funky yeastiness, apricot and fruit candy. Flavour has citrus juice, some apricot and spicy tones. Also some alcohol. Fantôme touch is present here. The citrus notes are too tart for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
75cl Bottle, I guess 2013 version. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma is sour, acidic, light floral, yeast, light fruity. Flavour is sour, acid, tiny hint of spice, malts, yeast, floral, citrus, bitter finish. Sour lingers a bit. Light to medium-bodied. It’s refreshing in a way, but I didn’t really dig the sourness, too sharp.


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