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

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
bottle samples at P4...... poured a hazy cinammon brown with a thin wispy light brown head....aroma of smarties, musty hay, and dark fruit..... one of the better saisons i’ve had recently. very fruity and somewhat medicinal in nature with a decent mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4476) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Appearance: Pours a hazy, amber body with a medium-sized, fizzy, off-white head. Smell: Spicy, funkified aroma of dried tea leaves, citrus, herb medley. Taste: Slight maltiness with some orange marmalade sweetness. All of the obligatory musty earthiness and barnyard accents. A few jolts of acidity along the way. Strong herbaceousness and plenty of spices. Semi-dry finish with lingering herbal hints. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: I don’t even know where to begin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Hazy orangey gold - lots of floaties despite being kept still for weeks. The head is a yellowy tan mountain at first which recedes after a minute or two. Nose is a rich caramel-laden saison. The yeast is lemony chalk, a bit of brett (cherry & hay), a hint of orange zest. Past that glorious yeast lies light caramel, toffee, slight graininess. Flavor is that cherry brett for a second then toffee, slight cocoa, cherries or plums (some kind of dark fruit.) More general brettyness comes in towards the end, along with an increased presence of dark fruits. Finish is somewhat bitter with a well rounded brett presence and tea-like toffee. The tea doesn’t quite do it for me but its freaking fantome - I’ve come to expect the unexpected. The second pour from the bottle is significantly funkier (and chunkier!) Body is a bit heavy, but not overly so.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle, this one being sort of a post-tasting taste at Fin’s excellent UK Imperial Stouts tasting, sampled with Fin (Loz and Traci at this point I think had switched to wine) while watching the classic The Third Man. Thanks mate! Unclear peach color with a nice white cap and lace. Aroma is a big briny plate of fresh oysters, in a vivid and seaweed-laced way that leaves me feeling like oysters could actually be part of the brewing process. Under that, bananas and lemons. Sweeter than the nose would indicate, quinine, lemon salty funk. Lively, busy, idiosyncratic, good! My first Fantôme--thanks again Fin for breaking this out!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8013) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2008
Tasted with Casey, Traci and Loz 14-03-08, Very fruity with a lovely floral quality to this, some sweetness but very refreshing nice chewiness to this, some spices drinks far easier than 8% the bitterness is there but it’s well balanced. I really liked this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, wheat, coriander, herbs, and spicy hops. Flavor is malty, fruity, herbs, and a spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10451) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
750 mL bottle received via trade with swoopjones. Pours sparkling amber with an average, frothy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, bread, straw), average hops (herbs, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of apple and pear. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. Pleasant and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle... Murky burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Terrific retention. Herbal, earthy aroma offers notes of lavender, pepper and caramel. Medium-bodied and chewy with tingly carbonation. Sweet, herbal flavor delivers coriander caramel and pepper. Moderate bitterness. Herbal, bittersweet finish. Kudos to mgumby10 for sharing his bottle!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Courtesy of imadeadguy. Pours a cloudy, yeasty, burnt orange color, with a small swirly off white head. All sorts of cool stuff going on in the nose. Pretty earthy, with a unique blend of spices, funk, and orange citrus and malt. Dug it. The flavor had alot of the same characters. Alot of spicy citrus, black pepper, coriander, clove, and earthy notes. Pretty refreshing and flavorful al the way through the last sip. Great little saison, but not surprising in the least.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (849) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2008
I’ve had many Fantomes and been to the brewery and this one is lovely for me! Cloudy amber with small head...malty aroma with some barnyard. Flavors are of big funky fruit, wild fun times chasing dogs thru fields, bitter end notes! Crackers, cheese, earth, straw, flowery hops, mango, candy sugar, ginger...lovely!


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