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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: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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


Lilja's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1805) - Malmö, - JAN 28, 2013
Speciell på många sätt. Dofta ladugård och gödsel. Syrlig smak med eftersmak av hö, blött gräs, vått trä och svettig gymnastiksal. Annorlunda är bara förnamnet.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10239) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at Delirium Café. Pours cloudy gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, barnyard yeast notes, candi sugar, ginger and black pepper. Flavor is sweet malt and candi sugar, pear esters, alcohol notes, earthy hops, light bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2377) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Sweet pilsner malt, caramel, an herbal bitterness in the finish. This is not as bitter as the label would make you believe. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wekker84 (1610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle a cloudy orange yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus yeast and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple grapefruits some yeast and a bitter hoppy finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbouAli (148) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Alcoolisée et amer. Pas équilibrée. Relativement plate. Propre au niveau des levures. Peu d’arômes des houblons.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (373) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Clear yellow. Got that special stinky fantôme aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Cardamom.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2584) - BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2014
Tasted at one of the first Zythos Bierfestivals. Dark bronze beer with thinnish, off-white head; candied orange, sourish accent as in most of Fantôme’s brews, spicy, yeasty; sweet and spicy main taste, quite complex, fruity accents, smooth caramelly malt sweetness, funky accents, yeast bitterish and herbally hoppy finish. One of the brews that prove Fantôme can come up with great things, weird as they may be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (179) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2006 bottle shared by JK...thanks. smells like tobacco and funk with sour notes. Taste the same with nice finish. It aged really well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1765) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle shared at Steazy’s- thanks! Interesting nose, hazy Amber pour. Sweet, slightly tart then some kumquat citrus sweetness. Oak and some other woody character in the finish. Cool.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (1007) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Smells like a men’s room. Flavor is slightly sweet, some red fruit. Decent beer once you get past the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bomber shared by John - thanks! Murky light orange pour. This is an 8 year old bottle. Tobacco, leather, some citrus. Nice brew.


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