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


on tap

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RATINGS: 692   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Apply aroma, very full slow-dissolving head. Nutmeg is pretty strong in this. Hoppy initial taste, but smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2005
dark pinkish brown with a creamy light head. sour sweaty aroma, sweet dry flavor that has a tart edge that finishes sweet. there is a candy taste and a powdery vegetable citrus also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
bottle at dougshoemaker’s, gold and hazy, creamy head, nice lacing, smells of citrus, taste of wheat, citrus, and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Pours a orangish amber. Smells of orange and straw. Taste is citrusy, and (surprise) orange-like. Taste is comparable to a dry cider. Overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Fruity with a hint of chocolate in the nose.Interesting orange brown color. Starts kinda sweet and quickly becomes a little sour and bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Hazy amber hue, with a light-long foamy head, shy aromas of yeast, malted caramel, spices, follow a medium-bodied palate with a spicy, fruity, malty-caramel flavors through a winey hint and a small bitterness finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Poured hazy orange with a nice beige head...sweet leafy aroma with nice hints of spices...taste is coriander and nice malty sweetness...finish is nice a rich...mouthfeel was a little slow though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Bottle. Smells like a really mild geuze. Kind of sweet nose. Sour, fruity, earthy, bitter hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Poured a dark, murky brown color with a huge (5 finger) off white head. Aromas and tastes of yeast, fruits and light spices. Light caramel also in the taste. Malty sweet (brown sugar). Easy to drink. The alcohol content was well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 I have only had a few Saisons so I don’t know what to expect from the style yet. This one was far different from the others. I would have called it a gueze. Dark orange with a large off white head. Fruit and yeast aromas. Flavors of yeast and barnyard; light fruit, and sour. Refreshing; seems more like a summer beer. I didn’t notice the alcohol at all. Stay away if you don’t like a sour beer; but I do and this one is great.

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