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


on tap

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Body-murky orange/red/brown with a one inch foamy head. Nose-big Fantome yeasty bready esters, light banana, light lotion and chamomile, light bubblegum, light plywood. Taste-black pepper, light earth, light berry, medium sweet, grains of paradise, light coriander, flower petals. Sweetness sis perfect, light caramel, candy corn, brown sugar, light apple, some metal. Good mixture of sweet, Belgian yeast, unsweet honey, and spices. An excellent example of a Saison form Fantome. Light salt/sea water on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
750mL bottle. Murky brown orange with a small off white head. Cinnamon, clove dominate the aroma, some perfumey and floral tinges. Ubblegum, clove, earthy spice flavors. Cinnamon and appleskin. Ruddy astringency in the finish, with heavy residual spice. Mouthfeel is a light medium, somewhat dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2008
750 from Sam’s, Durham. Man, I continue to be surprised by the creativity of M. Pignon. A nice copper pour with a moderate head and bright, lasting carbonation (minimal lacing). The nose promises one of Fantome’s sour apple brews, with dark autumnal flavors dominating. But there’s much more going on. Somehow, I got the distinct flavor of a frisee salad, with some bitter greens blending nicely with tart fruits and a strong peppercorn finish. Some floral overtones in there too, and it’s another wonderfully complex but immediately enjoyable brew from Fantome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle from Paul. Pours dark copper with a disappointingly small head. Normally Fantome head is totally overbearing. Lots of sediment. Aroma has a lot of cinnamon, cloves, toast. Tons of malt in the flavor, chewy spices, lots of florals. Lacks complexity. Body is nice but not superb, and is a bit hard to drink. Isn’t very refreshing, which many Fantomes are. Quite tasty, but doesn’t live up to many other saisons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2792) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours very dark for a saison, dark coppery orange with a moderate lively white head. Aroma of lavender, yeast and some interesting fruits, namely acidic citrus fruits. Taste is complex, lavender and some other interesting floral notes, yeast, light citric orange flavor, slight hops and some pepper on the finish. Extremely interesting Fantome once again doesn’t disappoint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 19, 2008
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 750 ml bottle. A hazy dark amber beer with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lastingbeige head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, grass), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard), with notes of tea, banana, peaches and many other fruits, perhaps a hint of berries. The flavour is moderately sweet, moderately sour, lightly bitter. Medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with medium bitterness, lightly alcoholic. Along with Magic Ghost, another stuff with tea flavours. Almost medicinal, very complex in the nose, lots of fruits, some funk, good flavour balance (perhaps just a hint sweeter than an average Fantome), well hidden alcohol. Very weird and hard to drink in large amounts, but in my opinion it works very well, if you have 20-30 cl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Not wHat I expected. First, it pours with a draker color than a regular saison, almost orange. Also, there is a finish thta is not saison like. It is bitter, spicy almost like cough syrup, not bad but very unexpected. I got more into it as I finsihed the bottle, but unlike most saisons that go well with spicy foods this one clashed. So it is an interesting beer with hard to decribe flavor notes that overpower the funkiness that is also there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2008
750 ml bottle enjoyed at P4 thanks to Kan. Pours a hazy orange with an off white head. Nose is citrusy. Orange, lemons, apples, and lots of yeast. Flavors of apple, orange, creamy banana, biscuit malts, clove, and a touch of alcohol. Decent, I guess I just expect more out of the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2008
750ml bottle shared with the Chi-Town crew. Very Fantome on the nose. Sweet and spicy. Pear. Lots of fruit. Floral and grassy. Pours cloudy, muddy copper with a thin white head leaving spotty lacing. Flavor is loaded with fruit. White grape, pear. Light, spicy yeast notes. Cut flowers. Nothing spectacular, but altogether pleasant. A decent sweet malt base. Creamy with nice carbonation. Lasting yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
750ml bottle. thanks to Kan for sharing at P4. pours hazy orange-amber with off white head. nose of apple, pear, and white grape. flavors of green apple, white grape, mild citrus, toffee, and toasted biscuit. rather fruity and lacks a lot of the Fantome house flavor/yeast quality to it.

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