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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (351) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Syrupy sweet with a slight spice and strong carbonation. Not quite as earthy as I hoped for, but not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2110) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. Golden with a white head. An excellent dry funky saison. A true fantome classic. Highly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1314) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours yellow amber with a big white head. Smells like gasoline burnt rubber. Ok funky. Interesting

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (2560) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Poured cloudy medium amber, small off white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel malt and dark fruit. Medium to full body, flavour of the yeast and malt, some light citrus fruit. Dry, bitter sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2013
This 75cl bottle is going to be my 999th rating on Ratebeer. I thought I would choose something Belgian. This brewer is among my favorite Belgian farm brewers and a winter ale is perfect since it is cold, grey and windy at this moment. It has a hazy orange color with medium, white head. NOSE : very spicy beer with notes of pepper, clove, cooked vegetables like pumpkin, orange. It has a strong yeasty character of a cottage cheese, some raisins as well. SIP : it’s thick and has a decent carbonation to it. Oily texture carry a sweet and malty body giving a good background to all those spices and hops. In the middle is has a hint of lactic acidity but it goes sour fruity like and bitter. The bitterness has a citrus seed and herbal notes to it. Aftertaste is spicy earth, a sour/sweet citrus bite and good doze of bitterness. OVERALL : the beer is rich. It is well balanced and satisfying. The booze is hidden but just right to warm from the inside. The body is perfectly oily and well carbonated which is quite a surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Poured a deep orange-brown with a white head. On the nose hay and grain. On the tongue grass and earthy flavors with bitterness. Very interesting brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
750ml green corked bottle, been in the back of my fridge for .... 5 years? 6? Mostly clear deep amber with a huge fluffy and lasting off-white head, some floaties. Aroma is lightly funky Christmas pudding with pepper, really interesting, if a bit restrained. Taste - follows, surprisingly boozy and a bit musty - with a nice bit of rhubarb sharp tartness - damn, I like this - really peppery though. Solid body, airy, decent enough carbonation after all this time in the back of my fridge, dry bitter slightly sour finish ... very warming. I am drinking the whole thing myself!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3564) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
Tap at the Essen OBER Kerstbierfestival 2013. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head and some broken lace. The aroma is rich acid medicinal yeast. The flavour is veggie herb with a light liqourice bitter palate. Light bodied with flat carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4284) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Draft sample at Essen Kerstbierfestival. Pours cloudy golden brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, dough and fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2731) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
Cloudy, light brown colour. It’s very creamy and smooth. Some caramel and malt in the aroma. Spicy, yeasty taste. Clean, and fresh tasting.


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