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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Fantome Boo! Special Begian Ale. Burgundian Babble Belt. Imported by Shelton Bothers, Belchertown MA


Ernest's rating

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6307) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
750ml bottle 11/11/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-40° in Trappist Glass-Pours a hazy golden with a big loose white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and funk. Taste of yeast, citrus, sour, and funk. This light to medium bodied brew has a lot going on but still tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1873) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
75cl bottle, lot 08-2012, bb end 2015. Cellared for 1,5yrs, unearthed post-Halloween moussaka bash. Dirty orange brackpour. Damp earth, the sweet and sour miasma of fallen orchard fruit, slowly decaying mirabelle with its caramel cognac edge. Taste: not sure if pumpkin was used here, but if it was, the hokkaido has fermented like a ripe pear. Bodacious mid of cognac and perry/pear cider and indefined spice. An organic, vital tartness lurking underneath. Enticingly undefined, organic, strange, up to Fantôme par.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Bread dough and herbs move into citrus rinds and acidity in this balanced and characterful Fantôme brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the cloudy beige.
-There are lots of herbs in this one, which comes to no surprise since this Fantôme, but the dosage is pleasant in this one.
-This bottle was a light gusher.
-Drinkability is higher than your average Fantôme brew’s.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6968) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle, shared at Thanksgiving dinner with guests. Gusher!! Very hazy light orange with a massive wall of bubbles for a head. Funky, lightly sour, with flavours of quince and tea and hints of smokey earth. Very interesting, and a welcome change of pace from the usual fall lineup of pumpkin beers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of myself... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours hazy with a light orange color with a small head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is spicy and floral, a bit metallic, and generally unexciting.

The flavor is plenty spicy with a sir tot leafy character. It’s fairly dry and nicely bitter throughout. It’s a nice tasting beer for sure.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3061) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours hazy dark orangish color with off white head. Funky Fantome aroma with some dough and spices. Similar flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toxichop (390) - South Gate, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
P: Orange/amber with a one finger head that becomes a thin lacing. S: Fruity and smokey. You have some peach in there, barnyard funk, hay, alcohol with the smoke around it. T: Concentrate fruit juice, some spoiled fruit, maybe some strawberries and pumpkin in there as well. There is some smoke, herbs barnyard funk, wood, and light alcohol in the finish. M: Light with medium carbonation. O; I was expecting a huge mess, but it wasn’t, for the most part it was just that smoke.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, nice dough, nice vegetal pumpkin note, nice spice. Taste is a mix of dark caramel, toffee, hints of oak, earth, hints of grain, touch of slight earthy vegetal, finishing bitter, sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ Steve’s house. Pours a hazy dull orange appearance with a tan head. Husky, chalky grainy nose with some light funk and citrus. Twangy, a touch tart flavor. Chewy straw, dusty hay, earthy / herbal flavor. Some citrus. Spicy yeast and spicy hops. Ok but not that great.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter and a tulip and just a little bit into a chalice. It all looks the same. The appearance was a light hazy golden orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The smell was barnyard funk with a whole ton of that leathery stuff. The taste was tart and super sour, off balanced with no sweetness. The palate had a mouth puckering almost made my tongue want to jump out of my mouth. Overall, people actually drink this shit. Wow, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole as this stuff would probably make the damn pole disintegrate due to the over acidity of this beer.


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