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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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"Biere du Jumelage Bomal-Fleurie". A beer brewed to celebrate the twin towns of Bomal, Belgium and Fleurie, France. Spiced with oregano.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2398) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Snatched the opportunity from Thorpe to share this at the Fantôme tasting yesterday, so I could at least throw one cool Fantôme brew into the mix. Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers. The beer appears a hazy, golden yellow color, with a half inch or so of white head. The aroma is dominated by oregano. I can’t say I have encountered a beer like this before. Oregano takes center stage, and the beer has a flavor akin to pizza. This guy likes pizza, and Fleur de Bomal is well crafted, so I happen to enjoy this beer. On the other hand, this is definitely not for everyone. An odd beer for sure. Other saison characteristics are there (funk, yeast, fruit, floral notes, etc.), but are veiled behind an onslaught of oregano. Light to medium in body with solid carbonation. Lingering herbal flavors on the palate. Overall, a truly interesting and creative beer. I definitely recommend trying it, should you have the opportunity. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-07-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Hervanta. Rated on 21.05.2010
Aroma has some soapy citrus with hints of spices, pencil and distant floral notes. Flavour has grapefruit, some citrus and floral notes. Also hints of spices. Could not really locate the oregano here. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 75cl corked. A lightly hazy golden beer topped by a small, off-white head leaving lacings. The aroma is spiced and flowery, with pale malts and fruitiness chiming in. Hints of cedar, flower honey, camphor and black pepper too. Quite complex flavor, with pale malts and a generic fruitiness doing most of the job, but spices, flowers and camphor blends nicely in. A nice herbal bitterness comes stronger towards the end. Medium to full body. Wow, this is one wonderful saison. 111229

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is flower, peppar, malt, yeast, citrus. Flavour is flower, hop, peppar, malt, yeast, citrus, spices. Nice beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Orange brown pour, lots of chunks. Aroma of honey, cherries and ketchup, smells slightly old as well. Taste is sweet and sour, lots of strange fruity flavors with a slight vinegary twist. Palate is dry and almost flat. Obviously not what I was hoping for from this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Thanks to Huhzubendah for opening this one at the Fantome tasting. Served in a Fantome tulip. Pours a hazy light golden color with a short white head. Light lacing. The nose has a very strong oregano component with some grain behind that. Not much though. Basically just the oregano with a bit of other spice. Flavor isn’t quite as heavy on oregano. Light body. Strange, but good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2012
75 cl bottle @ HBF, Tampere.
Rated on 20100521.
Copper color, large bubbly head. Aroma of lemon, grass, orange peel and spices. Flavor of spices, herbs, fruits, especially citrus.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From a 750ml green bottle with crown cap and cork. Many thanks to Patrick. Apperance: Orange beer with a tiny white foam. A small ring around the glass. Smell: Aromas of honey mead are perceptible. Some rancio and oxidation. Taste: Some spices and acidity. The oxidation is way too present. Mouthfell: Medium-bodied and easy drinking. Overall: This beer is going downhill. It had better days.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2012
Slightly hazy golden colour, small white head. Some floaties. Aroma of hops, malt, quite herbal, oregano. Sweet herbal flavour, light bitter. Finish clashing herbal oregano with citrus tones.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG, Antwerpen 2012. Thanks for sharing, sebletitje!)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
(75 cl) Une bière dorée et voilée. Des sédiments qui flottent. Un pauvre col mousseux. Des parfums et des flaveurs de fleurs et de vinaigre. Une bouche défraîchie, un corps malade, un pétillement sur le respirateur artificiel. Une finale aigre. Une vieille bouteille qui, dans ces conditions, m’a coûtée la peau des fesses.


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