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Fantôme Hiver (Winter)

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

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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fantome's winter offering, available December through March or so. Brewer Dany Prignon changes his receipes every year, so we can't so for sure what this year's beer will be like, but it is sure to please lovers of Dany's beers.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (2049) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2016
Bottle chaired at omhper, thanks. Lasting dark beige head. Amber color. Mild but complex aroma. Caramell taste with a low sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2986) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
March 5, 2016. Bottle.
Light hazy amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is light sweet toffee, some esters, bubblegum, slight spicy, hints of pear. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is slight apple, spicy, grass, earth, quite dry with hints of alcohol. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - FEB 29, 2016
75cl bottle. From the other ratings and comments I think there is a huge variability in this beer or brewery. My beer is light brown and almost flat. Aroma is spicy, nutty, yeasty, caramel. It is cloyingly sweet, very much so. I could not finish my glass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4-ish oz pour on draft at The Sovereign’s grand opening. Courtesy of Greg, thanks! Per Greg, this was a fairly fresh batch before age got to set in. Hazy amber with beige head. Aromas of earthy notes and citrus. Tastes of earthy notes, citrus, funk, floral notes, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3536) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Poured into Duvel tulip, muddy dark amber/orange, with adequate creamy head. Saison herbal aromas beefed up with some savory spices, and some malt evident. Taste follows with the spices taking more of the center stage, not overpowering, but wonderfully accenting the normal saison flavors. Body a bit thicker than normal, but can feel the effervescence.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4264) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2016
From a bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like tart dried fruits, light herb, pear, and lemon. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pear, herbs, buscuit malt, and honey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4799) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear amber (when carefully poured given the amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle). Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, spices, fresh bread, orange peel, and faint booze. Flavor is malty and spicy up front with some nice floral hop notes, and touch of alcohol spice, faint citrus, and a nice dry finish. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (2706) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle shared. Murky brown with fluffy beige head. Dried apricot, lemon grass, bitter lime peel, caramel, brown bread, maple syrup, ginger, more lemony herbs, Fantome yeast. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle at home from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: hazy red amber beer with no carbonation and really small white foam. Smell: saison nose with caramel malt and spicy notes as cardamon, ginger. Taste: medium body with caramel malt and saison yeast balance. Spicy taste as cardamon and ginger. Good and easy drinkable for 8 ABV. Aftertaste: wet caramel malt. Saison yeast. Spicy ginger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2034) - PORTUGAL - DEC 14, 2015
75cl bottle. Hazy reddish amber colour with a thin white head. Citric, lemon, yeast and funk in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is tart and sweet with spicy and barnyard notes. Dry finish. Overall, very good.


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