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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: 494   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


KapitiCritique's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - NOV 23, 2011
AROMA: hops, yeasty, green bottle funk, grapefruit; APPEARANCE: looks like peach fruit - unfiltered; TASTE: slightly bitter, a hint of sweetness; PALATE: spritzy, short finish, OVERALL: interesting


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014. Hazy light amber, oddly toasty nose for a saison. The palate is earthy estery caramel with some orchard fruits. Not what I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Initial light bitterness, then saison funkiness, quite fruity, strawberries and cream. Lingering bitterness there. Yum. Aroma has lots of booze that you can’t get in the taste. Hops too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours flecked gold with a white head. Flowery and yeasty, with faint citric notes, yeasty earthy notes, and light sweetness. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2479) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy golden wit an average, white head. Aroma of yeast, a little funk, lemon, some spicyness and a bit of caramel. Sweet flav orvthat ends up dry and quite tart. Medium bodied, oily to watery texture and soft carb. A very nice Saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle via Hunger Mountain COOP shared at RBSDADG 2014. Pours a nice hazy orange with thick white lacing. Aroma is super peppery spice and dry yeast. Mouthfeel is dry and papery with notes of yeast, pepper, spice, grass, lemon and wheat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Hazy orange of color with a white head. An aroma of blue cheese, dry, funky and some barn. A flavor of blue cheese, funky, dry, spice, cereal and weak smoke.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2014
at my home along with Yves and bart golden blonde colored body with a white head and a yeast fruit hop aroma a hops yeast slightly sour fruity alcholic bitter taste with a bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1275) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
750 ml bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like peppery spice, earthiness, oranges, lemon peel, and some hay. It tastes like citrus (oranges, lemons), peppery spice, yeast, earthiness, grass/hay, pears, apples, funk and some bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth and has a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, it’s yeasty, spicy, fruity and good! I’d like to try this one again in the future. $13.99 a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
750ml bottle. Typical fantome yeast character, rubbery, weird, its not bad considering 8%.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (589) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Earthy/musty. sweet, allspice-like. Lightly tart aroma; more in the flavor.


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