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

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common

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Another seasonal, tart, rich, amber brew.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Tangerine gold initially, transforming into butterscotch pudding as the bottom of the bottle is poured in. Wonderfully frothy head that leaves a characteristic ring of foam about an inch above the body. Aroma offers tart strawberries, blueberries, sour white grapes, lemon zest, and fruity wet-green moss. . . velvety carbonation as flavours roll over the tongue: sour cherries, strawberries, vanilla, rose petals, iron, clay, oak and an earthy bitterness that leaves the mouth watering for more. The flavours (as opposed to the aroma)were the highlite of this one for me. . . another amazing beer from Fantome.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Another one I have to thank Boto for, I didn't even see this beer at the CT River Brewers Fest until he told me where it was. And it turned out to be my favorite of the day. It pours with a deep golden body with amber undertones topped by a thick white foamy head with lots of lacing. Slightly sweet and flowery aroma with slight grainy notes. Sweet slightly flowery malt flavor with a very slight hoppiness. Light to medium bodied and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Draught: What a suprise to see this at the CTRiver Brewing festival. The beer was a dark golden color. It had a huge head. The aroma is hard to describe, as it is very complex, but wonderful. There is also a complexness to the taste. There are fruits (but not really sweet, more tart) and caramel, some subtle hops. Another great experience from them!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Golden orange, hazy body beneath a huge, rocky, frothy eggshell head. A beautiful crasy-ass Fantome aroma. Shrubbery, grapefruit, lemon, pizza dough, pine sap, leather, mushrooms, moss, damp fibrous wood and many others. Tart, sharp and acidic in the mouth. Slighty fruity, fairly strong spiciness. A touch of bitterness in finish. Another fantastic creation from the Brasserie Fantome.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2003
Lots of foam. Dark color with a puckering sourness, almost overwhelming. Can't seem to get to many other flavors behind this.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Hazy brown, some carbonation. Sweet aroma, fruity. Fairly sour with no sweetness to counterbalance, almost overwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2004 Light copper brown with a big lacy eggshell colored head. Good thick sweet caramel malty aroma with nice Belgian yeast presence. Body is barely sweet and mostly tart, dry and sour. Finishes spiced and yeasty. This is a nice saison, but could use a touch more malty sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2003
The only flavor that I really noticed was a strong dry sour apple flavor. Almost like a hard apple cider, but not sweet at all. It really didn't have the complexity that I was expecting from a belgian stlye.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Light brown body and a big fluffy head. Sweet, fruity, alcohol, apple aroma. Sour apple flavors, very tart and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Dry and very tart but not the complex tartness I'd expect (and enjoy) from a Flanders Red Ale like Duchesse de Bourgogne. No, it's a rather one-dimensional tartness/sourness much like biting into a sour apple. Grapefruit, some mild pepper, gueuze flavors and yeast all are present. The alcohol is well-hidden, but I don't enjoy this brew much due to its simplicity.


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