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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 676   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Big bottle. Not as musty as i remember the other fantomes i’ve had. A lot more of a xmas’y character w/ the amber body, caramel malt, and ample spice. pretty good


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4917) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
75cl Bottle, I guess 2013 version. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma is sour, acidic, light floral, yeast, light fruity. Flavour is sour, acid, tiny hint of spice, malts, yeast, floral, citrus, bitter finish. Sour lingers a bit. Light to medium-bodied. It’s refreshing in a way, but I didn’t really dig the sourness, too sharp.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle at Delilahs Christmas tasting. Yellow with white head. Spicy cinnamon and fruity lemon flavors. Very smooth a "crushable". Cider like in a way

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Noctilucus (102) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
2013 version; pours orange amber with massive white foam, quite cloudy once the yeast is poured. Surprisingly hoppy aroma yet not in a sharp way thanks to the yeast and spices. Taste is a blend of spices (not overdone), medium hoppy and citrussy bitterness balanced with smoothing yeast, slightly sour, more spicy in the aftertaste reminiscent of black pepper. Quite some alcoholic warmth. Great and different take on a Winter beer, very tasty, sufficiently complex and an overall balanced result.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
The beer is a deep shade of gold. Smallish white head. It’s fairly hazy, though I guess I didn’t keep the bottle settled as well as I possibly could have. The aroma is fruit and spice on top of a rich saison base. There’s apricots and raisins with orange zest, pepper and mint. Mild caramel. Cinnamon. A healthy dose of Fantome funk. Some banana. A little bit of green apple. It’s a fun mix. Taste starts out with fruity sweetness, mostly orange and banana. Pepper and cinnamon lend a little sharp kick. Fairly dry, kinda sweet woodsy finish. Full mouthfeel. Not too much carbonation. It’s a rich saison that actually seems to fit the winter season.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4078) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, some spices, yeast, hint of caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, yeast, spices, citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4607) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
750 ml bottle @ Kick. Hazy orange body with a creamy off-white head. Nice farmhouse aroma, light funky with spicy yeast and oranges. Flavor is sweet malt, slightly acidic, citric fruit, oranges zest, pepper and spicy with moderate bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Quite rustic, not exactly what I will call elegant but enjoyable on its own premises.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3532) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
750 ml bottle shared. Hazy amber with white head. Aroma of green pepper, yeast, spruce and sweet malt. Taste has more spruce, peppers, malt, yeast with a sweet and spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Musty, fruity and tart. Not quite as good as the sum of its parts, but definitely enjoyed. kind of an ugly looking pour, but that’s really not high on my list. The earthy funk won me over."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (350) - , California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Berry, apple, spice, and some tart aromas. Taste is sweet with a dry finish with a malty backbone. Pretty good beer but not what I expect from a saison.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (296) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours hazy (!) amber with a thin white head. Aromas of slight orange, cinnamon, herbs. Some spice. Taste is quite herby, spicey and some fruits.


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