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


on tap

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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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

KapitiCritique's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (375) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3461) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
(Fantôme Brise-BonBons!) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 8% Bright golden orange colour on the body, mostly clear, with a small but thick enough white head on top, with pretty good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, lemon peel, lemon leaves, grass, like you landed in a field where lemon trees are blooming. Great taste, begins with a touch of sweetness along with lemon sourness, then this turns to a strong bitterness. Lots of citrus flavours again, light yeast, fresh cut grass, a touch of alcohol on the finish. At the end the biitterness becomes stronger and stronger, without being harsh though. Medium body with good carbonation, quite dry on the palate. Great beer, very refreshing too, will make sure to get more of this next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6500) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is funk, rubber, feet. Thick mouth, strong funk, peppery, light dryness, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6204) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2015
Bottle from Etre Gourmet, bought in 2012. Slightly hazy golden with a large white head. On the sweet side with yeast, fruit, some candy, light spices and orange. Not that bitter and with a lively carbonation. A descent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7244) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
750 ml bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy golden with a hint of orange color and a medium plus sized white head. The aroma and flavor have herbal and grassy hops, floral, hint of citrus, the typical Fantome funk from their house yeast and whatever else they dug up off the property, dusty, dry, decent bitterness for a saison, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (386) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a pale orange golden with a white head. Fruity, floral aroma, citrus, yeast, spices. Taste is light sweet malts, fruity, citrus, lemon peel, spicy, yeast, bit earthy, dry finish, long bitter aftertaste. Strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13137) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep golden with big white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spices, yeast, grass, little soap, hop and a little pepper. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, yeast, spices, grass, little herbal, little soap, little earthy, medium sweet and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (8040) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark yellow with a white head, loads of lively bubbles. Aroma light malt, yeast, spice, grass, ginger, little honey. Flavor is malt, yeast, spice, pepper, honey, little ginger, grass. Medium body, lively carbonation, light spicy finish with some alcohol. 170215

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14426) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - flowers. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 170215

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10915) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2686) - 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.

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