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Fantôme de Tous les D’iâpes

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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Tous avec les Diables!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2015
750, corked and capped. Pours a cloudy pale amber with a scant white head that goes away. Big tangy nose, lots of yeast, white wine, lemons, some tangy wet grass. Creamy medium body with mild carb. Tangy white wine, lemons, and wet grass on the mid palate. Long tangy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21280) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Bottled, thanks hackobock ! Cloudy golden, minimal head. Citric nose with winegums and grass. Dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Light citric acid, plenty of grassy spicy hops, notes of oregano. Mid bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2015
Strong Belgian ale apparently made for Belgium’s participation in the socker world cup of last year. From a 75 cl bottle with cork and crown cap. Medium thick, quickly opening, egg-white head over a hazy egg yolk-coloured blonde beer with vaguely greenish hue. The bottom of the bottle hides disgusting chunks of dead yeast and protein flakes, so the beer gets a murky appearance when the deposit is added. Bit weird aroma of strong gooseberry and starfruit, strong lemon grass and strong candied lemon (’sukade’ in Dutch), raw celery, peach blossom, lime juice, hay, nettle cheese, artisanal orange lemonade (strongly and strangely!), buttermilk, melon, pineapple, field flowers. Taste is sweet fruits in onset, estery, with a big deal of orange lemonade-like sweetness, refraining from becoming sugary though, so citric acid gets the space to play a big role here, with a notably refreshing effect as a result; carbonation is refined but pointy, almost as in a crémant, mouthfeel is supple and lean. Spicy yeastiness all around, bready malt sweetishness underneath as well as a (strong) suggestion of sourish wheat; the citric acidity remains for the rest of the palate, including the finish, where it gets the company of lingering fruity yeastiness, deep leafy and slightly peppery hop bitterness and a warmth of wodka-like alcohol, which manages to remain fairly gentle and therefore quite well hidden in a blonde 8% ABV beer. Another bizarre Fantôme concoction, I’d say a flavoured tripel with a certain saison-like influence, but apart from the meaningless ’spices’, the label does not reveal what has been added. It must have something to do with citrus fruits, that is for sure - or perhaps more likely, lemon grass... It took me a while to get used to the weird citrus perfume, but in terms of pure flavour, this is not bad at all, quite refreshing even for a beer this strong. Dany Prignon is somewhat infamous for brewing weird, usually spiced variations on the saison style which often divide opinions, but in this case, I believe he has a winner - contrary to the Belgian national soccer team last year. For that reason, I do find it a bit regrettable that this is only made for one particular occasion: it should change name and label and stay in assortment.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (417) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
Unclear and hazy orange juice looking beer, a bit fluorescence bright yellow.

Nose meets lemon oil, bread, funk, almost some banana, grapefruit, clove.

Taste is very very dimensional, a bit of lacto yeast, small amount of lemon/lime/grapefruit, salty and mineral in a way of mineral water, with a prominent nice Fantome funk & pineapple.

Mouthfeel is kind of fluffy, like a hefeweizen and quite full, and feels perfect for this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Fonefan 300814. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, spices, sourness , citrus. Flavour is spices, yeast, sourness, malt, cellar notes, citrus. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1290) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow, with a big creamy head. Aroma is tart yeasty, with kiwi fruits and spices. Full body, with soft to no carbonation. Flavour is tart and yeasty, with spice, banana and notes of wheat and notes of cats pee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle shared at the Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a hazy apricots color with a medium white head. Aroma is immediately tangy and citrusy, with notes of tangerine, citrus peel and leaves, cedar wood and light funk. Taste is again medium sweet and lightly tart and acidic, with more citric acidity, Notes of lemon juice and leaves, tangerine, orange peel, cedar wood, funk, barn yard. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very tasty and refreshing, one of the better new Fantomes

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2014, TSODRBSG14.

[ As Fantôme de Tous les D’iâpes ].
Unclear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, citrus, herbs, manure, modeate yeasty, tart, grape, wine, light metalic. Flavour is moderate sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, lime - citrus tart, dry, citrus - grape. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140830]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2370) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours orange hazy with a big frothy white head. Smell of lemon peel, lemon, light malts, fruity yeast esters, very refreshing and inviting. Medium sweet, quite herbal up front, then a fruity sequence with citrus and zests, a spicy touch as well. Moderate bitter, spruce or juniper and ztsts. Quite tasty stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewerale (81) - - DEC 1, 2014
Amarela turva com média formação de espuma de pouca duração. Aroma muito bom, frutado, notas de frutas amarelas com destaque para damasco. As leveduras belgas também ficam bem evidentes. O sabor é mais cítrico e o corpo é de leve pra médio. Final de média duração com retrogostro cítrico e levemente azedo.


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