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Fantôme La Gourmande

Formerly brewed at Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
75cl bottle @ The Wolf. Tasted blind. Pours clear golden with a small egg white foamy head. Grain, yeast, fruit, medicine, herbal. Quite spicy. Medium bodied. Fresh...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 23, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 750mL Bottle. Sweet white raisins aroma. Syrupy and vinous-like. A bit of cork and a touch of cinnamon. Complex, earthy and absolutely wonderful. Pours a chill-hazed orangey golden, with a swirling wisp of white up top. Tangy, lambic-like funk develops. Wow. This is unique and stunning. Tangy, citric acid-like character just glows across the palate. Then a wash of fresh apple cider, some wheat bread, and more of the golden chardonnay/white grape/pale brandy character. The touch of musty cork cellar edge adds delightful depth to this beer. Tart and impeccably dry. Three wows. Complex, unique, drinkable, and delicious. I couldn’t ask for much more in a Saison. If I could afford to cellar more beer, this would be high on the buying list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Fluffy white lasting head. Clear golden body. Spicy malty fruity aroma. Spicy fruity leomon pepper hoppy flavor with har carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
[Bottle #13 in the Kolding Blindtasting, 20th June 2009]
[vintage 2003]
Pours hazy, pale yellow with a nice, creamy, white head. Super lacings. Aroma has pepper, other spices, brett, sweet malts. Just wonderful. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, quite spicy, light grassy, pepper and grainy, bready malts. Very nice, just sad that the flavour doesn’t quite live up to the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Bottle, thanks Alex! Pours an awesome medium-hazy orange with a nice pillowy head. Aroma is musty, earthy, and sour with some very interesting sharp notes. Sharp and tart in the mouth. A lot of that strange elegance I find in the better Fantomes. Barnyard and mustiness. Really bright and delicious. High level of carbonation. This is reminiscent of the old Dulle Teve 750s that were so sublime at times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3235) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2009
750 ml capped and corked bottle. 2004 Vintage courtesy of bvc (by way of Bottleworks in Seattle). Pour is a hazy golden orange yellow with a bright white two inch head. Heads falls somewhat quickly with nice lacing. Aroma of wheat, grain, lemon citrus and bright coriander. Soft and alive, this actually smells pretty fresh. Taste is mostly about dry coriander and white pepper. The wheat and grain is present as well, though more towards the back and very dry and dusty. The citrus and coriander is also present, though tasting more of vegetables than the soft sweetness from the nose. The vegetal notes really take over in the back, along with strong white pepper. There is also the yeastiness, which is similar to most Fantomes I have tried. Palate is thin to medium, quite dry with a quick finish. Overall, this was a unique, tasty and original Saison. Thanks Brandon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Clear light amber with a viscous white head. Subtle tart fruit aroma with some earhty barnyard. Light frothy mouthfeel. Complex and subtle flavors of dry lemon peel, sweetgrass, with sweet tart earthy apple skin sand white grapes. Nicely aged Saison here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
<b>7/28/2007</b>: Fantome La Gourmande is yeasty and acidic (the flavor more so than the aroma). It also has some rooty flavors, light musty qualities, and then some apricot in the finish. This beer is amber in color with a thick off-white to beige head and a good level of carbonation. It is sticky on the palate. This seems to be a pretty mild/reserved offering from Fantome, but well-balanced overall. It isn’t too spicy, too sour, or too bitter.

<i>Sample from 750 mL bottle shared at the "Columbus Tasting: Ate, now with gramatical errors" event. Thanks! Rating #235 for this beer...</i>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2008
22oz bottle. Cloudy red poor with a billowing filmy head. Nose has tons of black pepper and coriander. Some apple or apricot on the nose and some definite funk. Taste is slightly tart and sour but very peppery after the initial funkiness. Fruity taste with a lot of peach and apricot warring with a ton of crazy spices. Light and very dry. Long orange spice finish. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2008
750 via trade with The Real Bastard. Pours dark cloudy reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is spicy and sweet with notes of peach. Taste is peachy, spiced and all in all very tasty with a nice fruity mouth feel. This is another excellent Saison from the Brewer that knows them best.

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