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

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian ale brewed with green tea.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
pours green with a white head. Looks like pea juice. Floral aroma with a bit of perfume. Flavor is fruity and pineapple with a tropical tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle @ jews brews bbqs. The color is astounding, the green is total matcha. Aroma of lime zest, mellow like key lime. The flavors have some basil, and the matcha is predominant but mellow. It blends well with the underlying funk, which is fun and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EHSRanders (1936) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy green colour with small creamy white mostly diminishing head. Fruity aroma and flavor. Acidic

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Green colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Sour. Average light bitter acetic finish. Oily palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
In short: A herbal minty green beer of some kind. A strange experiment that is surprisingly sessinnable. Interesting to say the least.
How: Bottle 750ml, capped & corked. Consumed approximately 6 months after the beer release
The look: A lovely cloudy lime-like green body topped by a small beige head
In long: The unusual aromatic nose is a bit like walking in a public bathroom filled with flowers and fresh green tea. No kidding, I must have smelled the beer for 5 minutes before writing the above. There is definitely a urine component to this aroma and the green tea comes out with a fish-like character. It might sound gross but it is not, really not. The farmhouse Fantome yeast signature doesn’t comes through in the aroma. This is a totally unusual aroma and everybody will feel it in a different way. Taste is just as strange. Farmhouse character comes out a bit more in the taste. Lots of chewy bready malts. I’m a heavy drinker of green tea, at least 5 cups a day at work, and I never buy the same kind twice. Knowing that the beer uses green tea I can relate it to some of the green tea I have had in the past but if it wasn’t for the color and deScription of the beer I would have described its green tea flavor as some kind of fresh minty herbs dipped in lime. I don’t know how to describe this beer, really. But what’s important is that drinking a full 750ml was so pleasant that I would have opened another had I had another bottle. This is more than just a weird different beer, this is a good fun weird different beer. That beer was as peculiar as a man with a wooden leg and a real foot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2565) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Tasted on 1/7/12 from a capped and corked 750mL bottle, thank you to Ryan. Pours cloudy Absinthe green with a thick, fluffy white head that slowly recedes to spotty lace, leaving thin residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is fairly straightforward, classic saison, with light malt, spicy yeast, and an added sweet marzipan note. The flavor is lightly sweet lemon green tea up front, moving to light marshmallow and marzipan malt, and more traditional spicy saison yeast. The body is fairly full with just above average carbonation and a long lightly tart, marzipan, and lightly spicy yeast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle - 750mL corked and crowned. First things first - this has a slight greenish hue but nothing like the picture. Greenish gold bodied with a short off-white head (only the faintest green to it). Aroma is that of funky yeast, ripe fruits, grains, tea and leather. Some candied fruit and sweet malt as well. Taste is funky yeast atop tart and overripe fruits with sweet malt, tea, tea leaves, leather, flowers and soft herbal notes. Body is medium with a mild dryness and a strong, effervescent carbonation. Finishes with more yeast notes, flowers, leather, tea, tart fruits, sweet malt, herbs and light candyish notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2011
750 mL bottle, corked & capped (2011 version from the rare beer club, sampled December 2011): yes, it is green, however, it is more similar to green straw, than the neon green in the photo...mine poured with minimal head, but loads of bubbles stream from the bottom of my glass constantly...light tea leaf aroma with a touch of Fantôme funk. Highly carbonated and fizzy palette...too much so, it almost hurts the tongue. Flavour is subtle and slightly additive: I shouldn’t have expected anything less from the folks at Fantôme. Bready malts mix with lemon citrus and cilantro and funky yeast. Sweet, fruits linger: strawberries, honeydew and rose petals. Another wonderfully unique and pleasurable experience from the folks that make the ghosts!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Sampled on 12/16/2011. This saison pours a chartreuse green color from a 750ml corked and caged bottle. Small to no head. The aroma is fruity, apples and green tea. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet, grassy and green tea. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. It’s a little on the sweet side, but the herbal qualities kind of balance the sweetness. It does take a little bit to get over the intense green color of this beer, the color changes with the amount of yeast in the bottle. The color seemed to intensify with the amount of yeast in the glass. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Cool looking beer, pour from Armin. Hazy light green, with a spare white head that fades quickly to little lacing. Aroma is light grassy and vegetal notes, light white fruit, slight tartness, slight lemon. Taste is much more fruit forward, with some nice peach, apricot, white grapes, as well as a touch of citrus, backed by a lactic tartness and some nice funky notes as it warms. Really quite nice.


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