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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
750ml bottle. Good, smooth... but a little too sweet. Tastes almost like caramel at times. I’d drink it again, and would definitely try other fantome choices. Its subtle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2004
Sweet, herbal aroma - Fanome it is, some funk, some wise brewing techniques and some x mark. Herbal, fruity, spice and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2004
Fruit, yeast and farm field aroma, murky brown, some reddish hue at the sides, small custard head. Bitter, woody flavour, some fruit, akin to grape and cherry skins. Medium bodied, tart and quite a dry finish. Pretty nice version. Many Thanks to whichever of My Guests brought this along!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1958) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
Red and orange in colour with minimal carbonation. A veritable flurry of aromas: light malt, citrus and grassy hops, apricot, chocolate, and mint. The flavors are just as wild, with more chocolate and mint, horse blanket, yeast, red licorice, Christmas spices, and a bit of lactic sourness. Wild and fun! Even with all of these flavors going on, nothing seems out of place. No one flavor gets in the way of another.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
750 ml bottle. Brown in color with a nice huge tan head. Hoppy aroma. Funky. Chessy. Nice beer.Malty and hoppy flavor. Smooth finish. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
750 ml. Brown with a huge tan head. Funky hop aroma, which I am guessing is the SG hop. Nice and funky. Flavor is malty and hoppy, with a touch of chocolate. Smooth finish. This is real nice and enjoyable. Nice malt profile.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Red-amber colour with lots of little floaties. Aroma is fruity, flowery and funky. Favour is quite complex - I wish I’d had it earlier in the tasting so I could’ve gotten more out of it, but even after a whole whack of other beers, I really dug it. [Toronto Christmas Party ’04]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Nice woody aroma. Slightly spicy, caramel sweet as well. Cola colored brown. Medium carbonation. Head forms then fades, leaving small ring around the surface of the beer. Taste is rich and sweet. Malt, dark candi sugar, slight spiciness. There is some dryness to the finish which balances this out nicely and makes it quite drinkable. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
Cloudy, medium amber w/ generous, foamy, light beige head. Nice lace. Aroma is flowery, fruity, spicy, & sweet w/ a light effervescent tartness. Light, highly carbonated feel. Sweet, malty flavour w/ peppery, grassy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Yeasty aroma along with some nice funk, cherry/grape, and some spice that I cannot quite put my finger on. Nice complex flavor of the funk, yeast, fruit, spice, and even a touch of hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, pretty dry, very light alcohol. Not incredibly big in stature but carries a nice subtle complexity that makes it quite a nice beer.


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