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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Extremely spicy aroma, with pepper and chili dominating, some malt and a little funk. Dry and spicy, very complex flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10978) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/08/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

dark yellow with a slight haze, lots of carbonation, nice head that’s easily activated, slightly sweet spicy aroma, hints of pepper, light dry balanced malt flavor, hint of spices and pepper, nice lemon, low on esters, nothing really distinctive, but a good drinking beer, pepper becomes very pronounced in the aroma after warming,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle from 2002, I believe. A cloudy golden orange color with a big white head. Really an interesting nose. Lots of perfume and melon notes. A hint of cork, unfortunately. A fair amount of citrus and some white grape. Decently sweet on the palate with good fruit notes (mostly citrus and grape, though there is some sweet melon). A touch of bread and yeast without much in the way of cork as there was on the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10169) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2004
Golden color. Creamy head, fading away slowly. Aroma has ripe apricots and is somewhat perfumed. Apricot flavor, tackled by some hops and more herbs. Coreander and nutmeg, maybe, can’t say for sure. The fruit and herbs don’t coïncide, but fight eachother. Still a good and tasty beer, but could be much more balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9919) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Hazy gold with a freshly pressed lemon aroma. Lactic acid sourness, earthy and lemony with light malt. Lighter bodied. (Sept. 2004)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9714) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2012
750 ml green bottle poured a cloudy brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, butterscotch, fruittiness, barnyard funk and yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, citrus, light bartnyard funk and light spice with a crisp dry lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2006
750 mL bottle straight from the generous hands of Ernest and his cellar. This particular saison pours a brilliant, ever so slightly murky golden sunset orange, tinted more towards the yellow side of the spectrum, with a medium-sized frothy off-white head, of which most diminishes into a thin layer of film floating innocently on top of the beer and providing some lazily falling lacing. The fragrant aroma consists of sweet citrus and powerful lemon citrus, enough to nearly mask the yeast (earth, musty) and malt (meal). There is a faint passing of sour green berries, not yet ripe. Initially this brew is sour and has medium acidity and bitterness, tart hoppiness and then the yeast follows through keeping its presence known, all the while the burning sensation left behind by the acidity is fading from recognition. Medium to full bodied, slightly fizzy yet smooth, quite refreshing palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2002
dark orange colour, thin creamy head, nice lace, deep spicy aroma with notes of peaches, very smooth, yeasty, bitter with a long spicy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle… Murky, dark caramel ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is of ripe apples and spice. Light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Earthy, but tart and fruity. Reminiscent of green apple cider. Tangy, watery finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for popping the top on this one!

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