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

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Belgian ale brewed with green tea.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 draft@brewery: bright neon green, kind of colour you would expect in a laboratory in an old cheep sci-fi movie with a white head, amazing & unusual is the least you could say about it, we were told that it was made with green tea & concentrate from spinach (!!! wow) for the colour, taste is that of matcha (like the powdered Japanese green tea one that they use in sweets, milk & ice-cream) herbs, pure tealeaves (mecha), funk, lime, kiwi, yeast & grass, this sure was really something else // tried this one a couple of more times, quite consistent actually by Fantome standards, very yummy, floral, mint, lots of lime, sweetness, very nice

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bvc (1152) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Draft at Fantôme, thanks Dany for changing the keg so we could try this. Pours quite hazy, chartreuse in color, with a giant bright white head. Interesting nose for sure, mineral, light grapefruit and banana, green tea undertones throughout. The draft was much less funky than the bottle and had more yeast esters as well. Lively carbonation and mouthfeel that had creamy body. Sweet esters with almost a citrus cotton candy like flavor, green tea noticeable, but not over the top, mineral notes mid palate with some peppery notes as well. Was expecting to maybe get some vegetal notes from the spinach used to get the color, but that wasn’t the case. What a cool take on a saison and really glad to try it on draft as it was quite different than the bottle. Serious grooving!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grunx (367) - - FEB 5, 2012
Increïble el color que agafa quan es va acaban la botella. Molt bona i diferent. Fantome mai decepciona. Genial.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesmonstro76 (4) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
750 ml bottle; thanks Brandon!! seriously, the best looking beer...ever; dense, cloudy chalky green with huge foamy white head; wow, what a beer; fresh flowers and lemon with some faint vegi, seaweed aroma; more sweet than herbal; pineapple, orange, some light funk; vegi for sure, but also lots of sweet fruit too; vegi saison meets salt water; omg, so glad to have another bottle (thanks grownfool)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yannickh (16) - on, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2012
bière originale du à sa couleur, odeur très fraîche et agréable, on y retrouve directement le thé vert (infusion de thé vert juste à côté pour comparer), mousse verte pâle et couleur vert-bleu du jus. A la dégustation bière amer et très agréable. Les saveurs sont "magiques" . J’adhère pour moi une des meilleures Fantôme. Merci Dany

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersiveknown (2876) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from stirchley wines, Birmingham
Pours bright green with slight haze. Fantastic herbal ester aroma. V dry with definite tabins, lemon, touch of Brett gay. V moreish. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle states best before: January 2013. Drank July 2011.

APPEARANCE: Body is like powdered green tea (matcha) latte mixed with lemonade. Hazy. Large head is 2-3 fingers, white, medium duration, and minimum lace.

AROMA: Mild spice, barnyard, lemon, green tea (matcha) latte, mellow grass note, vanilla-like creamy element on nose, wet straw.

TASTE: Mellow lemonade with a touch of green tea powder (matcha) and vanilla bean, as well as a drop of wheat grass and lime. Nice funky element. Wet straw malt backbone. Faint hint of bitterness on finish.

MOUTH FEEL: Crisp. Slightly tart. Highly quaffable. Somewhat thinner than expected.

OVERALL: Yet another amazing saison from Fantome. The aesthetics add to the overall enjoyment. Excellent summer beer. Drinks like a thirst quenching green tea lemonade of the beer world. 2nd most interesting and enjoyable beer have drank this year – after Port’s Older Viscosity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Green pour with a frothy white head. Lemon pepper, dough, herbal coriander, super spicy yeast, lime, sourdough, perfume, lemon juice, with a prevailing note of tea. The body is light, but carbonation is perfect- pillowy and effervescence.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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!


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