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


on tap

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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3618) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1984) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2226) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2477) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle. Hazy orange amber colour, white foam head and aroma of light malt & grain, lemon-lime, citric rind, fruity, funk. Taste is tart, grainy, caramel, lemon rind, hay, woody, fruity cherry, barnyard and some spicy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with big white head. Aroma is funky and dirty. Taste is caramel, toffee, funk. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Hazy medium orange-brown Smells like a dirty bathroom, towel that needs to be washed, and raisins. Slightly sour. Less bitter and sweet. Some of the dirty funk shows up in the taste, along with dates and coriander and a light maltiness. Long bitter finish, full of clove. Much easier to drink than the smell would lead you to believe. I like these kind of funky tastes, but this is near the top of what I like. It is good, though. Better the more you drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
circinus (279) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle 65 cl from Barleywine, CPH. Hazy orange with a thick beige head. Gooseberries, tartness, yeasty, malt, funky, lemon. Some chocolate?, berries, sweet cherries, sweet. Tastes colliding in a bad way. Medium body, medium carbonation, stränge finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franzen (486) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
tart gooseberry, citrusy, funky aroma eith hints of meat, mushrooms and soy. Tart taste, mushrooms in the taste as well. Caramelly malty taste. Don’t really care for the taste, and it is too powerful in taste and to full in body to be a good saison, a saison for me should be more refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Large format bottle at Webster’s in Chicago. The aroma is oranges, lemongrass, oxidation, diacetyl. Murky amber in color. Tastes of chutney, spices, oxidized sherry, buttered roasted apples, caramel, wow the flavors keep developing as it warms. Tart and dry finish. Certainly an authentic farm house ale, but doesn’t really resemble the Anglo Saxon interpretation of a saison. Delicious none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
75cl bottle bbEnd2016, shared at Outre-Rhin tasting 05/2015. Ginger, wild orange marmelade, undomesticated citrus funk, something of cinnamon, curry and fermented pumpkin in aroma, mildly complex at various surfaces emerging as the beer warms. Dirty maltfunk milkshake of a citrusspiced concoction in taste: wild orange broth, grapefruit, made creamy by an unbridled Fantôme-dirty yeastiness, providing earthy spice on top of the actual additional, unlocateable spices. Not quite stellar, but transcendental in its ungraspable earthiness - Fantômes really are bog-dirty, farmyard-stained angels.

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