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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: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8196) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2003
Dull orange coulour, yeast in suspension. Thick deposit on bottom. Orangey head, too. Yeast and spices whilst pouring. Fresh citrussy smell. Taste is at first fresh citrussy, going over orange rind to bitter herbs, shrubbery. Finer finish, tingling. I cannot find much malt - or body for that matter. Very refreshing, yes - the taste and carbonation help. The whole character is directed towards a summer ale - which is probably why the label shows an Ardennes snowscape... or it wouldn't be Prignon for real.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
750mL bottle, courtesy of julian, pours a cloudy dark orangey brown with a voluminous white head. Aroma is a bit oxidized with metallic notes, Belgian yeast, and stale wet cardboard. Flavour of wet cardboard, cork, and other dry, construction site notes. Lively carbonation. Too bad this isn’t a bit newer as I think this would be very enjoyable fresher, but as is now, this is past its prime. Not s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Apparently a very very old bottle. Pours with a hazed murky brown body and a small white head. Aroma is minty and spicy with crushed grapes, ethanol and white wine. Flavors are bready, malty, and minty. Noticeable oxidation. Light bubbles. Tastes faded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7492) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2005
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005, courtesy Joeh (I think). Some people reckon Fantome beers can be a bit hit or miss but I can’t say I’ve ever really had a dodgy one. This one hits the spot. Hazy orange colour. Distinctly funky, with some cheesy undertones. Lots of sharp citrus and a slightly sour note on the palate, although there’s some subtle residual sweetness, lending a bittersweet feel. Classic saison with just a little je ne sais quoi extra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7454) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle shared by Savvy1982 at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Poured a very cloudy amber gold with a light brown head that lasted. Aroma was very funky with barnyard and menthol coming out. There was some nice underlying floral and sour fruit notes as well. Flavor was funky with dry tart apples the main note with some funk underlying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, dark red pour with off white head, aroma has notes of herbs candi sugar, apple, sour fruit, lemon, caramel and toffee, hints of dark berry and oak as well, funky and spice notes come through. Taste is a mix of dark cherry, caramel, toffee, biscuit, bready notes with some candi sugar, green apple, slight oxidation with a sour fruit, and oak middle, finishing fairly sweet but sour, lots of subtleties going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7248) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a short cap of white head. Aroma found crazy funky barnyard and vinegar throughout.. mild spicage.. bit too much funk that was hard to go beyond. In the flavor the funk was more restrained than in the aroma.. lemon and vinegar sourness at the core with dusty, wheaty yeast above.. nice one. Sour on the palate with dry dusty notes going outward.. felt decent at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2004
2004 Gathering at Tiggmtl: Lighlty cloudy golden with a thick white head. Rich semi-sweet caramely farmhouse aroma. Body is light and effervescent with a nice licorice, anise, and toffee flavor. Overcarbonated and a little off-balance, but still a decent brew. Thanks to whoever brought this bottle to the gathering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Bottle. Reddish-amber-honey color with a thin white head. Sour aroma with some lemon. Sweet/tart flavor with lemon and some spiciness. A bit refreshing. Mixing in the yeast adds a touch of vomit that isn’t all that unpleasant. Here’s my take on this beer - it seems like the people who rate it high don’t mention a sour/tart flavor. The people who rate it low notice this. Infection? Who knows. But my bottle wouldn’t have been a bad gueze, but it wasn’t what I was expecting with it’s almost Cantillon like sourness.

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