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


on tap

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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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"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 (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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10843) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, orange, citrus. Flavour is yeast, orange citrus, spices, floral, pine. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeast acid citrus light lemon. The flavour is light sour with a hint of bitterness. The palate is acid mineral aspirin. Light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden brown with a small white head. Aroma of saison yeast, citrus, biscuity malt, slight grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thick creamy white head. Cloudy blond pour. A lovely saison. Very refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a cloudy brownish golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is hemp, skunk, resin, vegetables. Flavor is yeast, fruit, peach, menthol. Finish is very skunky, earthy hops, grass. Dry. Lingering bitterness and skunkiness. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Golden coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy hoppy aroma, yeasty notes. Flavor starts sweet, almost honey, heavy herbal hops. Light astringent. Sparkling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
Shared with Wim and Bart at Wim’s place. Hazy goldblond colored beer with medium white head and no carbonation visible. Yeasty herby aroma. Medium sparklng palate. Finish is rather smoked dry bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
light sour aroma,yellow,hazy, white foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light soft dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1803) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2014
75cl bottle bb12/2014, Geers. Reviewed from memory upon clearing a dreg-stained & extra yeast-cultured bottle in the cellar. - - Cheese of mushy-fleshed fruits (melon, peach, pear, strawberry) slowly grilled on an extinguished open fire set the volatile stage for an conflict-laden pantomime of esters and brett. Old citrus to the rescue, dirty yeast and syupy wild honey to escalate tension. Against that backdrop, I did not get much of that ball-busting bitterness, some alcohol. A faux-naïf masterpiece and possibly a conscious? provocation of all palates raised on teutonically clean bore-brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Frothy good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hopy nice brett aroma. Moderate malty and hoppy flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

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