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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at Backyard Bottle Shop. Pours lightly hazy brown with a small, very tight off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, light tart peach, pear and apple esters with light earthy hops. Flavor is tart fruits, light pale malt, faint cellar notes and a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4978) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Sample @ Kristiansand ølfestival. Unclear orange/amber body with a small tan head. A bit weak in aroma, mild malt, dry fruit and light spicy. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, spicy yeast, hint of wood and slightly farmhouse. Some kind of light, slightly harsh bitterness. Medium body and moderate aftertaste. Not the most interesting beer from Fantome, still totally drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2285) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Red, very hazy, almost no head. Smell of fruity yeast esters, spices, cherries, cardemomme, red wine and funk, light malts and hints of caramel. Moderate sweet, fruity acids and spicy flavors, quite elegant, berries an yeast influence, some funk. Moderate bitter finish, some cherry stones. An excellent Saison

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (803) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Rødbrun uklar farge, tynn skumtopp med lav karbonering. Smaker røde bær, druestein, sitrus . Svært fornøyelig

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4557) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pour chestnut brown, is very murky and has a small off-white head. The aroma has lots of very ripe fruits, peach, horehound candy and some aspects I can’t pin down. It has a medium / full smooth body with very light carbonation. The flavor starts with a richness that seems a bit like prunes. There is also passion fruit, lush stone fruits and some tartness. The finish has more tartness, fruit juice and a fullness to all of the flavors. Really interesting and nice.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ La Bodega ][ $17 ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 12.13.14 ]
>> Pours totally flat clear dark amber. Nose is oxidized red apple, apple skins. Taste is almost pure lemon water, thin and one note, no carbonation. It is tart and it is amber, but it isn’t anything I could consider good and not even close to being a saison. I mean, I know Dany doesn’t like beer and doesn’t even taste his own beer, but this is getting out of control. I’m not buying Fantome anymore.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
aleksander9 (694) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
Hazy amber with little to no head. Aroma is red berries, yeasty, citrus, earth, spice and some pepper. Fruity palate with almost no carbonation. Aftertaste is fruity, yeast, some earth, metal and some funk. Overall: What a shame. Very yeasty, almost like a bad homebrew with too little carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2331) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Belgiuminabox. Murky, dark orange. Barely a film of white head. Rotten apple. Light balsamic vinegar. Fruity toffee underlying. Taste is tart. Quite dry. More of the apple thing. Palate isn’t as lively as other Fantomes, although this does match the beer. A bit of spicy warmth. Finish is tart, dry, with a sticky lip close. Fantome, with a bit more bonkers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4484) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Golden and Amber colors. Funky fruit, spice and herbal aromas. Spices, herbal funky tart flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ Pat’s. Amber pour with a white head. Smells like caramel, cardboard, and candy sugar. A lot of citrus, but very, very sweet. Flavor is almost like cotton candy and caramel apple. Hint of lemon peel and some slight acidity. Yeasty, slight plastic, and orange marmalade. Definitely somewhat papery. No thanks.


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