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


on tap

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
"With joy and a little bit of mischief, Fantôme brewer Dany Prignon dedicates this very bitter beer to all of the many varieties of brise-bonbons - literally, ball-breakers - in the world. Specifically, this beer is meant for wise-guys, braggarts, pains-in-the-ass, muck-rakers, troublemakers, know-it-alls, stuffed-shirts, blow-hards and bores, as well as nut-cracking, wind-bag, prattling-on, self-appointed experts on everything, and nose-in-the-air snobs, convinced they can do anything better than you. Dany intended to make a beer too bitter for a normal person to enjoy. The problem is, everyone loves it! Guess we’re all just a bunch of brise-bonbons sometimes..." - Shelton Brothers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle: Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma, funky, some lemon, yeast. Flavor, tart with some light mustiness, a little bready. Pretty solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle at CT4 shared by sliffy,thanks! Yellow-orange pour...hazy with a fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon, lemon zest, least, light mint and a tinge of funk. The flavor was spicy, more lemon/lemonzest, yeast and light malt. Pretty light body, a bit creamy as well with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
750ml bottle shared at Columbus Tasting 4.0 - Poured hazy pale golden with a light white head. Aromas of lemon, spice, yeast, and a slight amount of funk.. Flavor is Lemon, spice, lots of bready notes, and a slight sour funk at the finish. Palate was light and airy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Shared this one at the Columbus tasting #4.Aroma is of spice and kind of bready.Pours a hazy gold.Had some spices and funk in the taste.Was kind of thin with some spice in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
A nutmeg christmas aroma. Taste is creamy and a little thick, with some vanilla. Yet another solid Fantome offering. No. 51.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2006
A change of pace for Fantome, this hazy orange-bodied saison emphasizes the bitter end of the potpourri spectrum, with a well-developed blend of perfumey flower petals, and even hints of cinnamon. As in most of the brewer’s saisons, I pick up characteristics of yarrow and caraway. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2006
amber body with large, beige head..nose of belgium yeast, bready and biscuity, as well as a zesty citrus element...flavor is very different than its aroma: very woody and spicey, herbal, bready, grainy, and has some sort of vitamin/mineral finish..smooth palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2006
750 ML bottle. Apricot orange/yellow with a huge white fluffy head. Aromas of citrus, pear, and pepper. More of the same in the flavor, but somewhat subdued. Decent bitter finish: sweet grapefruit with pepper. Very Interesting. Pretty Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
Bouteille verte de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur herbacé, de fruits sûrettes et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices avec une amertume d’agrumes très présente. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement poudreuse. Forte effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #713)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body with a large frothy white head. Strange aroma - herbal grass, lemon, orange, mint spice, yeast, and acid. Really difficult to pinpoint. Spicy flavour - menthol, potpourri, lemon, grass - bitter and dry finish diminishing quickly. Sweet malt/yeast. Finishes with slight alcohol bite. Interesting as expected.

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