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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
750ml. bottle sampled at Brewtopia ’05. Murky, dark amber color with very little head. Aroma is both sweet and tart with some vanilla and citrus. Flavor is again sweet/tart with lots of spice and a great vanilla aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2005
Sampled at Brewtopia 2005. Poured a reddish brown with a small fizzy off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and candy, very enticing. Taste is very tart with tastes of citrusy lemon, as well as very spicy with touches of nutmeg. Very intriguing beer and very complex, but definitely something someone would have to "be in the mood for".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2005
The beer after its departure from the 750ml green capped and corked bottle resides in the glass a slightly hazy crimson with tints of copper, the head is modest, creamy and a winsome light tan in color as the head fades away, the resultant lace forms a silk like skirt to surround the glass. Nose has the Fantome damp cave musky aroma I find pleasing, hints of over ripe sour apples, and a slight sweetness also present, the start is tart and the grain profile light with the top thin. Finish is stinging in its acidity, the hops mellow, the tart over ripe apple taste lingers long, desert dry aftertaste, and I must say that Fantome makes my favorite Saisons.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5194) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2005
Dark amber body with a huge white head. The aroma is sweet gingerbread with some perfume and nutmeg. There is a deep musky, almost sexy character to this smell. The taste is tart apples with some spices of clove and nutmeg. There is a sour finish of lemons. This is a beauty to smell. Certainly interesting, but not my favorite from Fantome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
I’ve been wating for a warm day to crack this baby open, and the wait was worthwhile. Pours hazy orange with generous head. Aroma is of sweet fruits and yeast. Taste the same, plus some caramel candy to. Nice and sweet, with mininal bitterness, really dig this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2005
(2002 bottle) Immediatly after opening, the fragrence of apples poured out. There were some sour notes in the aroma, but apples dominated. This had a nice orange colour that could almost border on brown. A perfectly formed, large white head formed and produced very nice lacing. heavy sour taste with some cinnimon and apples it seemed. This was tasty and perfectly paired with my easter feast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Slightly cloudy reddish brown color with a totally retained off white head and yes there will be some lacing. Aroma is diverse with yeast, cobwebs, wine and funk. Flavor is awesome with some malt sweetness, lots of wonderful yeasty flavors. Great peppery finish. Why oh why can’t I have more Fantome???

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Poured a hazy orange brown color. Aroma and flavors of yeast, apples, and peaches.. Spicey finish appears to be from the yeast. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Old "Winter" bottle. Poured with the appearance of apple cider - even with the "floaties" that could be construed as cinnamon. The flavor was sweet, buttery, uneven, but lively and held much more body than expected. A little pepper in the finish is a nice touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 (Bottled, 0.75l) Clear, very red color without yeast - almost opaque brown with it. Quite large, tight and foamy, lacy head. Very yeasty, somewhat port-wineous and salty aroma with some sourness. Toffeeish-roasted-malty, yeasty flavor with herbs and faint sourness. Medium-bodied, dryish and low-carbonated palate. A delicious, roasty and slightly sour, very well-balanced brew.

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