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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Another seasonal, tart, rich, amber brew.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2003
Cloudy orange, foamy white head. Citrusy tart aroma, slightly candyish with hints of sweet malt and various other fruity concoctions. Nice fruitiness in the body, tart with a touch of alcohol. An appetizing yeastiness rounds the body which finished quite bitter with hints of citrus. Nice ale from a great brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3747) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 I had this a couple of days after having Fantome’s La Gourmande and I was clearly disappointed by this one. Hazy yellow, basically attractive in the same way. Effervescent aroma and I found hints of bubblegum, clove, maybe allspice, and yeast. Citric flavors didn’t carry the expected bite, being lower in acidity and losing the frothiness of the palate too quickly as it went a bit limp. Nice in a Fantome way but not my favorite. (original rating, 12 Dec 2003: 7-4-6-3-12). // Re-rate July 2005: Big frothy head, amber/deep orange-yellow. Aroma of potato salad, cork, wood, nuts, barnyard, malt. Interesting; ends on a slightly sour note with just a hint of astringency.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
Yeasty aroma, slightly sour, warming softness. Peachy front, yeast. Very gently brewed, well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2003
hazy deep yellow, big white head. very spicy, peppery citrus nose with alcohol hints. good floow thoguh of flavours. starts sweet and dries out int the finish. different and very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4711) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
(750ml bottle) Cloudy amber body and a creamy, almond head. Citrus, glue and high abv nose. Small vanilla and spice flavours. Excellent! Thanks Joe!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 A tart and peppery arrow hits the yeasty hay target...The bow is of lemon rinds and accomplishes restraint and precision...The elbow bends once again to discover that this fluffy, tame Fantome is still a famous effort in originality and drinkability...Tigg compares it to Hitachino Nest’s New Year’s Celebration Ale, which is dead-on for body, funky fruitiness and overall, no-style creativity...Yet, new vintages are a lot bolder in body, and almost chocolatey, which is a far cry from older versions...Fantôme seasons really are different every year...I distinctly remember past vintages to be near and the latest one was dark auburn...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2003
Cloudy red-orange-amber. Bight white head. Excellent lacing. Spicy, fruity, yeasty aroma w/ notes of Cinnamon & nutmeg. Light, spritzy feel. Warm, fruity, yeasty, spicy flavour w/ lovely tangy tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Hazy yellow/orange color, decent head. Citrusy aroma with some farmhouse funk. Malty at first with some spice and orange. Tastes like a saison crossed with a witbier. Lively mouthfeel, left a tingle in the mouth. Very nice. Thank you joey_capps.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2003
Malt, citrus aromas. Hazy yellow, small white head. Malt at first, with lemony after taste. Nice tongue tingle, a very good example. Thanks joey_capps!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2003
Cloudy beige. Citrusy aroma with barnyard, peaches. Malty start gets spicy and spritzy as it goes. Finish is both refreshing and yeasty at the same time - a rare quality indeed. Like with all Fantomes, I need more.


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