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

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Belgian ale brewed with green tea.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0 (62) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle shared by Richard at jellystuffeddonutscantsails house warming party. Pours bright freaking green, hazy, lots of CO2/very tall head, and some decent lacing. I love the neon green. Didnt get a good look at the label to see if it referenced Ghost Busters but it has a definite ectoplasm thing going on. Aroma is lemons and tea with some pepper and wheat in the background. Flavor is mostly tea and lemons again but also a bit of bready, wheat, and lots of CO2/carbonic acid. Quite nice, would drink this regularly if I had a keg of it, but I dont.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
750mL bottle, purchased at Perry’s in Livermore. Pours a pond water color that (if you toss a bright blue background behind it) turns to an unnatural and potentially nuclear green; thin, off-white head with solid lacing. Coarse, peppery aroma with lots of non-hop floral and citrus character; balanced, lightly funky Fantome house character (no doubting this is a Fantome), and a lime-like quality that might be an imagined note given the color of this. Medium body; medium-high carbonation; on my palate, this seems like a peppery saison; the alcohol remains well-hidden and there’s some vibrant acidity here and a modest tartness that keeps things very drinkable, even at 8%; again, lots of peppery notes here that seem a little bit more white peppery tripel-like to me than saison-like, but I’m not sure that matters. It doesn’t. Delicious, juicy, lightly tart saison that just happens to look like steeped grass. Medium-length finish: lingering peppery, light coarse/crystalline sugar, some lasting tart citrus and light brett at the far end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2011
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Medium head with good duration. Color is light green. Aroma and taste are green tea, citrus, fruits and hops. Odd beer but quite refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Turbid greenish pour, with a hint of yellow - more of a natural green than the glowing turquoise pictured here, so it may just be from the tea - complex soft herbal and wildflower notes in the nose, green tea, lemon and lime zest - slight hay and rustic bitterness - tart, almost sour flavor, with quite a bit of tea and lemon that works well with the sourness - mild honey sweetness - herbal and lemony - very mellow background of funkiness, melon, lime - moderate acidity - everything is really well-integrated - love it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Big thanks to Brandon for this one. Pours yellowish green, not quite the neon green but awesome looking. Aroma has notes of green tea, some biscuit, yeast, sour fruit with lemon, some slight yeast notes to it, touch of white grape in there as well with some wine notes. Taste is nice herbal green tea with lots of lemon zest, sour fruit, some slight biscuit notes, with a nice funky, dry fruity finish, slightly sweet and dry with the tea and the sour notes. Great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
750ml bottle from K&L. This beer is...well...green. What is this, some St. Paddy’s day gimmick? Either way, I have to award full appearance points. Translucent pale green with a large lasting white head. Very herbal and funky aroma with green tea and Belgian yeast. The flavor has malty sweetness, green tea, unripe fruits, and a funky Belgian bite. Tasty. Medium body with very lively carbonation. A very interesting brew from Fantome, as usual.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a strange dull green look mix of green tea and pilsner color with a decent white head, lasting but not fluffy. Aroma is big fresh green tea , green kombucha, slight lactic acidity funk smell with some herbal and greassy notes slight lime notes. Flavor is green tea, grassy herbal, mineral, almot a lime fruity zesty hint, fresh cut hay, grainy with some light mintyness. Lemon and orange zest as well with the green tea. Mostly dry herbal grassy finish. Incredibly fresh overall without the menthold funky bretty lacto infection and without the corked character foudpnd in so many fantomes over the last 7 years. This is great stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2011
The pour is an olive drab color with a full, white, creamy, fizzy head which settles to a thin a layer and leaves minimal Belgian lace. The nose is very peppery phenolic, lots of lemon and lime, some floral, and tart yeast funk. The flavor is similar, very lemon-lime, pepper, soft malt backbone, doughy/funky yeast, and maybe some oregano? The palate is less than medium, lively, drying, and crisp. The beer finishes still crisp and drying, lemon-lime, and funky. Tastes like a lemon-lime soda with some floral and funky notes to match. Not my favorite Fantome beer and the color....?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pale green color with a white head that collars around the glass. Lemon and lime like notes in the nose with a slight funkiness. Nice level of sourness upfront with a slight smokiness in the back end. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Slightly astringent. By far this is one of the best Fantome beers that I have had in a while.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Wow, what an interesting beer! Courtesy of Greg and Niell from Richmond, thank you gentelemen. It looks, smells and tastes like green tea! I wasn’t sure that the combination would work, but it did. This was definitely a fun beer to drink.


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