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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 75 cL bottle, thanks to Dr Bill. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Apple fruity and mild spiced aroma. Smooth and yeasty flavour. Mild orange note. Lingering fruity finish. Nice and smooth.7-4-7-4-15=3.7

From bottle, blind #13, courtesy of thewolf. Pours almost clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Spiced and slight wheaty aroma. Ginger like. Sweet and light malt flavoured with a dry ginger note. Mild spiced and dry acidic flavoured finish.7-3-8-3-16=3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 An unclear dark orange beer with a fine orange head. The aroma is sour with notes of yeast and oranges. The flavor is dominated by yeast but also has notes of coriander.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2010
Bottled. Hazy orangeish golden colour, mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is spicy, earthy, barnyardy as well as some mild fruits and mild maltyness. Flavour is quite much the same in a very pleasant balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
Corked bottle
The cork popped with a loud sound; light amber color; fizzy head, small; nice perlage. Aroma of old malt, fresh wood, cellar. Medium body structure, some malt flavor; it has a nice woody astringency, tart, Belgian hops, good level of bitterness. Interesting and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 05. Golden cloudy colour with no head. Sour lemon and other good citruic fruits. Finish has good fruits. Bit of farmyard. Somehow I detected lentils in the taste as well. More citric lime on the finish. My first Fantome, I think and it has stirred my interest to try others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
Very cloudy beige. Funky, spicy, sour aroma - you know this is Fantome right away. Lightish, flowery (chamomile), funky and acidic. Probably one of the more straightforward Fantomes but quite delicious nonetheless. A statement in understatedness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 (750ml bottle) My Halloween beer. Had an incredible pressurized cork, which shot out of the bottle after I un-capped it. Shot up hit my ceiling and bounce about five foot off the floor. I would have to say this one was certainly alive. Pours a lightly cloudy golden orange body with a huge frothy white head. Aroma was tart with grapefruit, spearmint, clove, corriander, florals, perfume, mustiness, Granny Smith apples, and spices. Flavor had gueuze-like characteristics for the aroma and flavor. Quite differnet for a saison, but then again this is a Fantome. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11595) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2010
75cl bottle, at least five years old. Large off-white head atop murky apple juice body, a light layer of dead yeast on the bottom of the glass. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon/tart, some funk, straw/grass, musty. Taste is medium sweet, straw, some funk/barnyard, light lemon. Effervescent light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11391) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2007
Aroma of malt, spice, citrus, and something earthy. Beautiful orange amber color with a vigorous white head that stays and laces. Starts lightly, very lightly sour, with fresh fruit flavors. Not so much citrus as stone fruit and/or melon. Quite a full mouthfeel. Vigorous, but non-acidic carbonation. The finish is more remnants of sour than bitter. A good, dry finish. It’s really very refreshing.

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