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Fantôme Clos Préal

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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Soy-Erezée, Belgium

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Limited release brewed exclusively for Etre-Gourmet webshop.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Batch #2
From notes. Tasted on 6/30/12 at the 1st Annual Chimipalooza, from a 750mL bottle. Pours hazy golden red with a thick white head that leaves average, messy lace. The nose is spicy hops and Belgian yeast with some wheaty malt. The flavor has much more hoppy bitterness with the same spiciness and wheat malt from the nose. The body is medium with just under average carbonation and a long hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Advertized as a "bière de garde de grande classe", commissioned by a local beer shop. Another weird spice ale from Fantôme, with off-white, stable head and murky ochre blonde colour with lots of sediment at the bottom. Aroma of pineapple, yeast, earth, lemon peel, white pepper, melon, vanilla. Very fruity taste (melon, peach), vanilla touch, dry yeastiness on a caramel malt base, straw-like, leafy hops in the finish, ending dry and complex. Not my favorite as far as Fantôme is concerned, though I am a fan of this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a huge white head. Aroma brings out spicy Belgian yeast, caramel and bready malt. Flavour is quite spicy, with lots of Belgian yeast, alcohol, caramel and bready malt. Quite complex, and the ABV is hidden quite well. An unusual beer for Fantome. Very good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle: Poured a dirty hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of rustic Belgian malt base with some herbal notes clearly identifiable. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt base with some unique herbal notes with light peppery yeast notes. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Another superb creation from Fantome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle. 2011. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of dried orange peel, bready malt, orange sherbert, mild spice, earth, bubblegum and light clove. Medium body. Dry finish. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2882) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2011 batch 2 I think this was an etre gourmet exclusive that some how ended up on the shelf at hopduvel ghent and I stored it in my cellar from March ’13 to January and shard with some friends Nice cork hiss looks flat in the glass. Nose is honey sweet with all-spice and peppercorn Taste is spicy and malty totally spicy like eating a belgian strong ale salad

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
txspartan (969) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
Cheesy aroma. Thick head. Bitter aroma. Some carbonation. Yeasty. Some sense of particles.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 0,75l 2011@HBF. Fruity, Belgian yeasty, pear in the nose. Medium-bodied. Belgian yeast, fruity, alcohol, some pepperness. Not at all Fantome-like, brewed somewhere else?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Big sweet cake nose, with some yeastiness. Light coppery straw. Moderated fruit: peach, melon, some spice, and some pepper notes. Medium body. Somewhat mild, somewhat interesting, hard to pin down. Not the best of Fantome.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hypo_Luxa (58) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
Cake frosting aroma. This is mild desert beer. Would be great with a wet fudge brownie with lots of whip cream on top, with a small scoop of Italian vanilla ice cream. There is some mellon in there. Honey, little orange but not citrusy.


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