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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Soy-Erezée, Belgium

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 4, 2009
750 ml bottle. A cloudy dark golden/orange beer with a huge, creamy, mostly lasting and lacing white head. The aroma is powerful and extremely spicy. Some malt, but overall the nose is dominated by oranges, lemon, grapefruit and especially tangerines. Good, but too citric for a total enjoyment. Some herbs too. The flavour is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Again orange and lemon dominated, but enough balanced. However very weird. Medium body, lively carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness and well hidden alcohol. It has its character (maybe too much) as usual from Fantome. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle at l’Autre oeil with Sammy. Hazy peach colour with a medium faomy white head. Good retention. Arôma is very fruity with oranges, peaches and apricot, slightly acidic with malt and sugar. Flavour is orange essence, natural oranges, candies, malt and light bittenress. Fizzy carbonation and medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
Lautre Oeil, with Mathieu. Cloudy yellow with milkshake foaming head, orange fancy essence. Initially very tasty orange, and creamy mouthfeel. A bomber is too much for even two people. Sweetish. Spider lace remains.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3063) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle - 750ml. Nice hazy golden body with an average white creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with spicy and fruity (mainly orange) hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Refreshing, well balanced taste that carries citrusy and herbal notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
In short: A weird yeasty Belgian ale blending over-the-top herbal flavours and thick juiciness. Inexplicably very good.
How: Bottle 750ml, corked. Consumed
The look: Cloudy dirty orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: The unusual nose is very herbal with oregano coming out strong as well as herbs like basil and such. All that on a layer of citrus fruits. Unusual for sure but not unpleasant at all, actually quite intriguing. Taste is pretty much what the aroma hinted on. Oregano, basil, some other dry herbs, condensed citrus juice, mangos. The dryness of the herbs was nicely counterbalanced by the juiciness of the fruity flavour components. I found my 750ml surprisingly easy to drink for such a herbal/spicy oddity and I could have gone for a second one. This is not a cohesive harmonious beer, if anything I suspect that a bunch of stuff was thrown into the kettle without a precise idea of what the end-product would taste like. I cannot objectively defend the merits such an oddball beer but honestly it kept me as entertained as watching two rats try to fuck a wool sock.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1773) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2009
BCTC. Many thanks to the incredible generosity of the RB crowd. Golden orange with head. Spicy orange creamsicle aroma. Orange spice mint honey. Soft nice warm palate. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Awesome rare fantome shared by my main man maxdaddy at BCTC. Thanks a ton, MaxxY! Nose of lemon, tea, lemon tea, orange, and lime. Flavor is very lemony as well, a sling twang of fantome funk, but mostly the former. Good stuff and very happy to be able to sample.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle at BCTC 2009: Pours a murky deep golden topped by a white film. The aroma is very unique- lots of lime, rind, bright fresh literal citrus with a mint note as well- reminiscent of a fresh well made mojito. Creamy body with a complex and dry flavor- citric lime rind with a touch of vanilla in the background. Has a spicy depth on the back ranging from mint leaf to white pepper. A very unique and interesting beer, like always from this brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6639) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle at BCTC. Pours a murky light brown. Smells like… oranges. Not just orange juice, but the pith, rind, and zest. Amazing. A little excessive to be sure, but still nice. Flavor follows the nose, but really reminds me mostly of a creamsicle. Light and crisp. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2481) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Shared by MaxPapi @ BCTC, thanks a lot. I will conceptualize this beer as Max prefaced it... LEMON. No idea what they did but it was crazy lemon all around. I can’t tell you what the shit looked like.. um.. lets say golden. What I can say it is was lemon and had a weird stingy feel to it. The fucking dude knows how to fucking fuck around with beer. Thanks a fucking lot Max.


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