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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of citrus, lemon. Flavor is very tart, citrus, lemon. Mouthfeel is light body, high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, damned good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye, labeled Hamoir la Gillmoir. Pours with a small, white head that fades over a hazy peach hued body. Good lace left behind. Aroma of tennis ball, grass, citrus, orange peel and light pepper. Taste is tart and slightly sour with large amounts of lemon, tangerine and pepper. Dry mouthfeel with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a light honey color with a very small head that is just a ring of bubbles. Nose is strawberries romanoff (creme brandy sauce). Flavor is dominated by white nectarines. Mouthfeel is very tart and there is a faint hint of acid. Medium finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5260) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. cloudy gold pour with a ring of white froth. nose of earth, musk, barnyard and funk. great on the palate with a good flavor of almost cherry, barnyard and various funk. smooth finish that’s nice and tart. I personally really enjoyed this beer quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
Bouteille verte de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: L’odeur est une explosion d’herbes et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’estragon avec une pointe fruitée. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #2196)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
It’s not that Fantôme does not brew many novelties, but they’re mostly hard to find in Canada. And the brewery still holds a special place in the anticipated pleasant surprises department, so it’s always a thrill to try a new one. Here, we’re facing a ridiculously spicy (yeah, ridiculous is the word), generously aromatic and perfumey nose with strong orange and a whole spice rack. How can I smell basil in such a yeast ale? Not necessarily all that pleasant, but as often, unexpected and what saves it has got to be the freshness. It ain’t refreshing, but it feels fresh and thus remains respectable, not just a bunch of aromas with no foundation. The smooth body and its gentle carbonation are suitable. The slightly milky acidity attempts at being refreshing. If only its nose were not so impossible to comprehend, this could actually be pleasant, but alas, they tried magic and new tricks don’t work all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
Bottle: Poured a deep clear orangey color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with some distinctive citrus notes. Taste is also a well balance mix between some tart and sour notes with some citrusy hops with limited bitterness. Full body with good carbonation and no discernable alcohol. Easily drinkable and very funky while being different form any other beer I tasted before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3768) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2008
Green bottle, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on November 16 2008; eye: amber, lightly hazy, good effervescence, champagne-style white head that falls and that remains but with a creamy look, nice lacing; nose: sour, horse, light fruity, light spices, yeast; mouth: sour, horse, fruity, light spices, dry finale in fruity with presence of horse, mildly sour, lightly sweet, slightly bitter, medium body, rather carbonated, mildly acidic; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 16 novembre 2008; œil : ambrée, légèrement voilée, bonne effervescence, mousse blanche style champagne et qui se maintient mais avec une apparence crémeuse, bonne dentelle; nez : aigre, cheval, léger fruité, léger épices, levure; bouche : aigre, cheval, fruité, léger épices, finale sèche en fruité avec présence de cheval, moyennement aigre, légèrement sucrée, très légèrement amère, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, moyennement acide; en résumé : bien

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