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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Beer Mania, Brussels.
Pours muddy orange with a sublime, creamy, off-white head. Fabulous duration. Aroma is something else. Lemons, lime, tulips, lemongrass, oranges, peach and some malty sweet balance. Medium carbonation, extremely dry mouthfeel. Flavour has oranges, citrus, pomelo, peach, lime. Tart, fruity yet elegantly sweet. After 6000+ different beers, it is a relief that some places can still make beers that are unlike anything I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours a hazy golden straw color with a white head. Lots of orange and lemon aromas and flavors. It’s got an almost candied citrus thing going on. A bit of straw and yeast, maybe some mild booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottles at Goblin Pub, shared with MrChopin +2. Nice combination of sweet fruit and sourness that balance each other. A winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9788) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Amber pour, whitish head. Flavor is a bit odd(shocker, right?). Tropical fruit, citrus, grapes, honeydew, hay, yeast. Some oxidation was noticeable. This brewery is just weird...but fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle… Fantômepalooza 2011… Cloudy peach-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma offers a boatload of spice-rack oregano. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Both the flavor and finish are bittersweet and present spicy, herbal oregano. Bottle courtesy of Beerlando!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8404) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - 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.


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