Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Soy-Erezée, Belgium


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Fantome Boo! Special Begian Ale. Burgundian Babble Belt. Imported by Shelton Bothers, Belchertown MA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. Gusher. Pours a hazy yellow color ska longlasting white head. Has a fruity head. Fruity malty smoky spicy aroma. Fruity malty smoky spicy pumpkin flavor. Has fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3208) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
I am bit surprised by some of the other ratings, I did not have a phenolic or "plastic" character at all. I had a great bottle that was mostly a light, tart beer with a light herbal/vegetal squash sweetness. This was greatly interacted with a tart aspect and a spritzey mouthfeel. Tart, easy drinking, with a cool and novel pumpkin character. Real pumpkin and no over the top pumpkin-related spices. Once I feel like I am done with Fantôme something really good hits me in the face. I really enjoyed this beer, I too must of hit the Fantôme lottery. Some of us are lucky.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (7122) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (apricot), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs, mold), with notes of vacuum cleaner bag, toenail clippings, plastic, hairspray, Windex and other cleaning products, apple, orange, cucumber. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. This is just another example of how far Fantome has fallen in the last 5+ years. This is just abysmal, truly embarrassing. I would never release a beer this bad with my brewery’s name on it. The nose is a cornucopia of disturbing, phenolic horrors. I guess if you like drinking chemicals you might like this, but wow...one of the worst from this brewery I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13521) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Capped/corked 750 from Bine & Vine. Opened with a major gusher. Pours hazy orange gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is herby and seems to have all spice - it’s a little dusty. A little furniture polish. Med + body. Flavor is musty/dusty oddly spiced - reminding of furniture polish. Finish is dry and turns towards light pitted fruit. Strange for a Fantome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8598) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with a modest beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a very dry musty caramel malt flavor that seems to go nowhere. I like the sour element, but the base beer is lacking in character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
Slightly hazy pale amber colour, white head. Aroma of candy, green banana, chewing gum and light fruit. Light funky flavour, light sweet, some sour note, malts with a light touch of hops. Malty finish, light sweet, fruit and light funk.
The 1st beer in the Fantôme tasting spree.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of 77ships. Thanks Eugene!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle courtesy of 77ships, thanks! Cloudy orange yellow color, medium white head, solid lacing. Aroma of slightly dusty summer fruit. Taste is softly sour and funky apricot. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of 77ships. Dorée tirant vers orangé trouble, col blanc épais Arôme est en ligne avec la bière de base de Fantôme, sauf avec un rajout d’épices oscillant entre citrouille et girofle. Note aussi un bouquet malté plus présent ici entre pâle et cara. Palais reste assez épais et encore une bière Fantôme qui malheureusement est soit réussie ou alors manque de finition. Ici, on est juste entre les deux. Note de fruits renfermés avec une levure bien présente, et un côté fruité houblonné amer léger qui s’entremêle avec un ajout faible d’épice (probable graine de courge/ citrouille). Comme souvent, on retrouve un profil unique Fantôme qui est semblable à quasi toutes les bières. Au final, l’ajout d’épice voire de citrouille reste faible donnant à la bière un changement en terme de palais qui reste trop discret.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1577) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
I must have won the Fantome lottery because this bottle was excellent. Aroma is full of spice and fruit. The spice includes cinnamon, coriander, clove, allspice and a bit of mint. There is citrus - lemon and tangerine, pear and apple cider. No hop or alcohol aroma. Pours a cloudy orange with a pillowy white head that has very nice retention. There is really nice lacing and minimal legs. This bottle was a gusher but after the initial gush it was fine. Flavor is full of citrus and spices. The citrus is mostly lemon but there is a hint of orange. The spice is mostly clove, coriander and cinnamon. Medium low bitterness. Some nice acidity helps cleanse the palate. Not much of a barnyard character. The mint shows up in the finish along with a nice citrus character. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low to no astringency and low alcohol warmth. Like I said at the start, I won the Fantome lottery. This beer is excellent. A great spice character with nice palate cleansing citrus an acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is orange, malt, yeast. Flavour is orange, hop, malt, yeast, fruit, citrus, wheat. Nice beer.

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