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


on tap

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
The beer is a deep shade of gold. Smallish white head. It’s fairly hazy, though I guess I didn’t keep the bottle settled as well as I possibly could have. The aroma is fruit and spice on top of a rich saison base. There’s apricots and raisins with orange zest, pepper and mint. Mild caramel. Cinnamon. A healthy dose of Fantome funk. Some banana. A little bit of green apple. It’s a fun mix. Taste starts out with fruity sweetness, mostly orange and banana. Pepper and cinnamon lend a little sharp kick. Fairly dry, kinda sweet woodsy finish. Full mouthfeel. Not too much carbonation. It’s a rich saison that actually seems to fit the winter season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, some spices, yeast, hint of caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, yeast, spices, citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5116) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
750 ml bottle @ Kick. Hazy orange body with a creamy off-white head. Nice farmhouse aroma, light funky with spicy yeast and oranges. Flavor is sweet malt, slightly acidic, citric fruit, oranges zest, pepper and spicy with moderate bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Quite rustic, not exactly what I will call elegant but enjoyable on its own premises.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4265) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
750 ml bottle shared. Hazy amber with white head. Aroma of green pepper, yeast, spruce and sweet malt. Taste has more spruce, peppers, malt, yeast with a sweet and spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Musty, fruity and tart. Not quite as good as the sum of its parts, but definitely enjoyed. kind of an ugly looking pour, but that’s really not high on my list. The earthy funk won me over."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Berry, apple, spice, and some tart aromas. Taste is sweet with a dry finish with a malty backbone. Pretty good beer but not what I expect from a saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (750) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours hazy (!) amber with a thin white head. Aromas of slight orange, cinnamon, herbs. Some spice. Taste is quite herby, spicey and some fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1595) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Pours hazy unclear amber with almost no head. Aroma is wild and funky with notes of sweet citrus, some hay and weak wheat. Taste of wild boneyard, funky mouldy notes, wheat, some hops and some bitter citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1661) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are cinnamon, herbs, dried fruit, and yeast - with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Monchito_IPA (175) - SPAIN - AUG 23, 2014
Color anaranjado, espuma blanca muy muy densa que se disipa dejando una pequeña capita. Bastante cuerpo para ser una saison, densa y con sedimentos. Aroma ácido entre saison y lambic. Sabor increíblemente complejo, muy muy seca pero con un toque final ligeramente dulce, acidez moderada y ligeramente agria con final amargo que recuerda a las mejores triples belgas. Impresionante.

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