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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle at BCTC RB gathering 2009. Hazed golden pour. Lemony tart aroma & flavor. Nott too boozy. sweet lemony flavor with nice tartness.. Thanks to whomever donated this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
A hazy golden ale with a thick off white head. An interesting aroma of clover hoeny and light orange pulp, bees wax. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar, with lemony accids, coriander, a bit short in mouth. 750 mL bottle from Bieropholie. Tasted June 20 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle. hazy orangey amber with a steady head. Intense fruity aroma, lots of orange (to be expected from Gilles) and mandarine. Spicy orange and lemon flavours, noticeable alcohol, good balance. Another unique beer from Fantôme.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
0,75 l bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Cloudy orange-amber with a nice white foam. Aroma: Spicy, funky, musty orange/citrus, yeast and wet bread dough, bitter herbs, white pepper, some sweet floral honey, quite fruity. Palate: Medium body with lively effervescence. Flav.: lots of juicy orange, orange peel, spice, coriander, spiciness, some yeast, bitter herbs, light funk; kinda sweet but also bright with some bitterness to balance.

A very drinkable and enjoyable ale. Would be great for a patio on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle shared with, and courtesy of MartinT. Dark yellow. Full white head. Dark citrus peel and juice aroma. Strong citrus and Belgian spice flavour with a hint of darker malt. Belgian IPA and citrus peel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2009
My Bottom Line:
An explosion of citrus fruit peels slowly leads to spicy herbs and bitter hops in this foamy and idiosyncratic Fantôme brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam stays atop the cloudy blond.
-The citrusy zest perfume and flavors might be too much for an instant, but the segue to herbal leafiness is impressively harmonious.
-This was quite drinkable, leading me to believe that this ale was below the advertised 8% abv.
-The citrus character is redolent of grapefruit zest, tangerines and yuzu lemons.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
750ml bottle, hazy gold hue, with a fluffy white head, yeasty, spicy fruity nose of floral hop leafy mintiness, with some orange, tangerine, ande lemon zest esters, with a hint of coriander, lemon grass spiciness, with a mild honeyed pale malt accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, spicy character of lemon, orange, tangerine, manderin zestiness, with a hint of star anise, ginger, lemon grass spiciness, with a some honeyish pale malt, and flowery hop, leafy citrusy, minty notes, leading towards a fruity, lemon, orange zesty, lingering hop dryness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. The smell is fruity, sort of weak, and floral. The look is clear, with a nice white head, and golden to orange in color. The taste is a nice tartness, fruits, and oranges. Good dryness and feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of orange, florals, nectarines, and black pepper. Flavor of tart citrus (orange, tangerine, lemon) and light herbs.

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