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

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RATINGS: 689   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Cloudy orange pour with a huge, creamy, off white head that. Smells of funk, peat, mineral, Band-Aid, sweet, figgy dark fruits, stone fruit, hints of banana, floral honey and musty hay. Flavor is peat, iodine, mineral, musty hay, lots of Band-Aid, leather, fallen leaves, lots of interesting funky flavors, dug up tree roots, wet leather, old tobacco, musty old plants, then some spice, fig and honey sweetness to the finish along with lingering, Band-Aid, iodine, woody must and general earthy, musky funk. Medium body, creamy, syrupy and slick body, with a surprisingly bright, blanketing carbonation. Overall it’s a difficult beer to judge, there is just so much going on here, some good, some bad (huge Band-Aid presence), though I will have to give it a pretty positive score, huge complexity, hides it’s ABV% well, and c’mon, peat smoked Saison?!?!?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2533) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
75cl bottle bbEnd2016, shared at Outre-Rhin tasting 05/2015. Ginger, wild orange marmelade, undomesticated citrus funk, something of cinnamon, curry and fermented pumpkin in aroma, mildly complex at various surfaces emerging as the beer warms. Dirty maltfunk milkshake of a citrusspiced concoction in taste: wild orange broth, grapefruit, made creamy by an unbridled Fantôme-dirty yeastiness, providing earthy spice on top of the actual additional, unlocateable spices. Not quite stellar, but transcendental in its ungraspable earthiness - Fantômes really are bog-dirty, farmyard-stained angels.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1614) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
Freiburg testing - courtesy of Bartlebier, many thanks Franck! Couleur orangée trouble, légère mousse blanche. Nez de levures et vieilles agrumes, assez bon. Gout très fort sur l’agrumes, raisin, note levures et alcool brulé. Bière pour spécialistes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4571) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle 75cl kindly shared by Bartlebier. A cloudy golden beer, nose is on ripped fruits and grapefruit. Aroma is on ripped orange, grapefruit, quince, lot of yeast, astringency, alcohol notes, apple, lactic touch, unbalanced and heavy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Most recent batch purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Poured into a filled in ghost tulip. Hiver pours a murky orange brown in color with a half fingers worth of off-white head. The head dissipates rather quickly to a flat, somewhat boring appearance. Nose is comprised of yeast, spice, faint lemon, pepper, and is somewhat "green". The taste to me screams oregano. There is definitely some pepper as well, but the main theme is definitely oregano. Finishes with the typical young Fantome yeastiness seen in post infection bottles. Moderate mouthfeel, dull carbonation, a little watery, and a moderate finish. Not one of the best bottles of Hiver I’ve had, unfortunately this is the one I sat down the rate. Previous bottles have been almost flawless, this one just doesn’t sync up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. Unclear orange, white head. Barnyard, hay and lemony notes in aroma. In taste there are some more spicy notes, like cinnamon, present. A certain amount of grass and grainy notes as well. Quite dry. Citrus and bitter notes towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1656) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
@ Havregatan 150207. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Fruity and bretty with spicy and light caramelly notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 26, 2015
appearance murky brown, taste--dry, roasted malts, acidic, no discernable sweetness but rounded, hint of dark berries and malt as it warms up, palate--full body, flat, slightly astringent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (658) - - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Slightly misty amber ale with a small white head. Aroma is bread and lemon. Taste is malty and slight sour, also has a tongue tingle from dryness and alcohol. Carbonation is mild and body oily. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (2594) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Purchased in Vermont. Pours a cloudy golden-amber with loads of chunky sediments floating through it. Foamy warm cap, big, still coming out of the bottle, long lasting and foaming the rim. Aromas of sourness (almost vinegary), weird yeasty and a little fruitiness. The taste is like plastic, with the hops that might be chemicals, more than grassy natural. Spices showing on the head, that is about the nicest thing of this brew. This bitter plastic feel is not good. Not a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Fruitiness in the aroma is high along with a slight sour aroma. Moderate amount of spice in the aroma as well. Appearance is a cloudy orange with large white head. Flavor is a combination of fruit esters,spice character and some tartness. Malt has some notes of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation and is smooth. Overall, a refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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