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Fantôme dÉté

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

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Another seasonal, tart, rich, amber brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Full disclosure on this rating: had a sample sent to me by a good friend and I was skeptical it would hold up, but after hearing the hiss of the bottle, I think we are good to go. 1996 vintage sent courteousy of Stakem. Thanks Adam! Pours a murky brown color with a fingers worth of off white head. Nose is orange peel, caramel, brown sugar, and some light oxidation. Flavor starts out with a big rush of acidity and finishes with smooth malt and caramel. Mouthfeel is surprisingly delicate. Moderate acidity with good carbonation, and a lingering finish. Very nice experience, thank you Adam!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0 (62) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Fantome-a-thon 2013. 1994 vintage.
Holy crap, very well carbonated and it’s twenty years old. Hazy dark orange witha task white head that falls fast.

Nose has lots of cork taint but it’s not all bad. More orange peel, some caramel, and some nuttiness.

Flavor is very strong on the cork followed by plenty of carmel, orange rind, and some lactic acid.

Medium body, a bit oily, and doesn’t retain co2 for very long.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Beer Mania (Brussels, Belgium)
Aroma: barnyard, basement aromas, citrus, and some herbal aromas
Appearance: dark orange to light red with a small white head. A lot of sediment.
Taste: not very sweet. Somewhat tart in that Fantome sort of way. There is some taste that I find hard to place and that I also don’t care much for...it may be okra. Reminds me of the Prof. Fritz Briem grut bier, so I identify the taste now as an herbal taste. A bit off-putting though.
Palate: light bodied and thin with a pretty average carbonation.
It’s a good beer, and I love Fantome, but this was a little underwhelming. I had a difficult time stomaching that okra taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
9th January 2011
Hazy dark red - brown beer. Small bubbly tan head. Tangerine and cherry nose. Dry palate with mildly prickly carbonation. Sour tart tangerine, perhaps a dash of cherry. Spicy dry finish, ginger and a pinch of chilli. Unusual beer but a little too sour for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOARBEER (91) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2012
Pours cloudy orange with small white head. citrus, spices, not as sour as I expected and a lot less barn than I expected although both are there. I cannot believe this is 8% alcohol, I cannot detect any! I even had to double check the bottle as I thought it tasted about 4%. Easy drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
750mL bottle, courtesy of julian, pours a cloudy opaque yellow with a light orange tint and a very small white head. Aroma is quite soapy and floral, with orange and lime zest. Flavour certainly brings out the zest, and loads of floral, soapy notes, finishing rather tart and soapy. The body is extraordinarily viscous, especially for a saison, almost chewy like. Certainly unique and unlike anything I’ve had before, let alone a saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy straw yellow with a small head. The aroma holds soft fruits, honey, dough, spices/coriander and bready malt. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium acidic with almost no bitterness with notes of bread, dough, flowers, spices, citrus and honey. The mouthfeel is tart and fairly robust with light carbonation. Citrus, phenols and doughy bread on the finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2612) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours very hazy yellow with a small frothy white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, tiny sour, fruity and funky with lemon juice, honey, hay, coriander, cereal, lemon hard candy, mandarin oranges, barnyards, lemon balm, dry soil and Thai basil. Taste is sour, fruity and funky with lemon juice, cereal, cilantro, lemon balm, Thai basil, white pepper, dry soil, mandarin oranges, honey, dry soil, lemon zest, orange zest, hay and allspice. Mouthfeel is tart, slightly dry and medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with lemonade, honey, orange zest, lemon grass, cilantro, lime leaves, crackers, hay, cereal and mandarin oranges.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Hazy golden beer with yeast, very small head. Fruity aroma, citrus, perfume, mandarin, metallic notes, grapes, honey, bready, spicy notes, some grapefruit, orange and yeast. Orange flavor, mandarin, sourish, citrus, spicy, coriander, dough, honey, hop notes, Mango, yeast, pepper and salt notes. Fruity acidic finish, spicy notes, bread and orange.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! The beer appears hazy and orange / yellow in color. The head is white and fizzy, stands in around half an inch thick, and leaves a good amount of lacing upon the glass. The aroma is the best aspect of Fantôme Saison D’Erezée - Été. The beer emits a cornucopia of fruit scents, including oranges, pineapples, and pears. In addition to the fruit, the beer has a pleasant yeasty smell and flavor. This is a unique beer, and one I really enjoyed. The feel is medium bodied, with alcohol presence a non-issue. The beer carries with it a certain amount of fruity sweetness that makes this bottle best shared and enjoyed in small quantities. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-12-2011


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