Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Another masterful creation from brewer Dany Prignon has let life take its course in this brew to give us an honest, sour beer of mixed fermentation. The 2nd in a limited series of "Spéciales" from Brasserie Fantômes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3229) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Thanks to Thorpe for sharing. The beer is hazy and yellow with a small white head. The nose brings tropical fruit and citrus with a touch of spice and pepper. The flavor brings mango, melon and pepper. Some tartness with herbal and grassy tones. Rally nice. Easy drinking. Juicy and delicious. Definitely one of the better beers I’ve had from Dany.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Bottle @ Triple Rock Sour Sunday, Triple Rock, Berkeley, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. has a fruity citric sour funky aroma with weak hints of caramel. Fruity malty very sour tart citric funky flavor. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Boggle. tangy peach. Wet farm hay. Big time carbonation. Juicy fruits of passion fruit, kiwi fruit. Bit of Peary sweat Brett. Fun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3072) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Overall a great beer with tons of tart characteristics. Lots of dusty basement aromas and flavors with a huge sharp tartness that is lime and lemon heavy. Interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5128) - Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Wow, this has the best musty tart basement flavors, overly carbonated, great stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Big thanks to a generous trader for this one. Served in a Fantôme tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy light golden with a big, fizzy white head. Nose is fairly pepper heavy with a bit of Brett & very mild lactic. Some tropical & citrus to flavor. Highly carbonated. Better after swirling out some of the carbonation. More lemon, light lactic, and faint funk after that. Overall, nose is too peppery and flavor is similar to a good batch of the regular Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8278) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Poured from a bottle at Triple Rock Sour Beer Sunday. Pours golden with a nice off-white head and a bready aroma. There is a subtle sour fruit flavor with a vinous finish. This is a good blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at the December tasting in Santa Cruz. Gold with a disappearing effervescent white head. Sharp lemon candy aroma with a cheesy funk. Tart candy flavor, Smarties, lemon and fruity sweetness. A little sticky and flabby.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
In short: A fruity barnyard-funky amber ale with a sharp tartness. Excellent.
How: Bottle 750ml, capped and corked. Shared a few months after the release at post-HF Harvest 2012 party. Bottle I effortlessly acquired thanks to someone I should not name, thanks a million mister S.H.
The look: Cloudy amber-orange body topped by a medium off-white head.
In long: Opens with a loud pop. Nose is uber-rustic, signature funky-barnyard Fantôme aroma along with bright tart light-color fruits. Same goes with the taste, funky-barnyard Fantôme yeast, fresh tart light-color fruits (tangerines, tropical and exotic fruits), very sharp tartness. Lively carbonation. Simple yet complex at the same time. Don’t let its name fool you, this really isn’t a Sour Ale, tart it is, sour it is not. From my memory of all Fantôme beers I’ve had I’d say this one is somewhat similar to Fantôme La Gourmande. Truly excellent and a must for all Fantôme maniacs like me. This Fantôme Extra Sour is one of the best quality product I’ve purchased this past year, almost as well-made as those top quality camouflage pants I bought but never wear because they are so good that I can’t find them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (7394) - Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a hazy orange with lots of off-white head and lively carbonation. Smells good too; tart, doughy, and funky. Tastes like it smells with a mildly sweet backbone and a clean, dry finish. Good stuff!

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