Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dany, the offbeat brewer at Fantôme, will try anything, and the results are always interesting. A beer made from dandelions would be worth a try if only because no one has ever brewed one before, but the great news is that this is actually a very good beer.
Dany and some cohorts get busy every spring picking bushels of dandelions that grow in the fields around the picturesque farmhouse brewery. The yellow flowers are removed and dried in the sun, then soaked in water for a few days. The thick, dark dandelion “tea” that results is the basis for the Pissenlit, which is made also from traditional barley malt and hops. It resembles a classic saison beer – golden spritzy brew, strong and very flavorful, with a good hop bite. You may have to strain to taste the dandelions, but you know they’re in there.
It should be noted that uncooked, the dandelion has a diuretic effect and is known in France as Pissenlit (literally, "wet the bed" - this also happens to be the British folk-name) for precisely this reason.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (3187) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy orange. Aroma is floral, sweet, phenolic, fruity. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, apricots, citrus. Finish is dry-dandelion bitter. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2913) - ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Murky orange amber, small white head. Nose is citric, fruity, herbal. Flavor is spicy, sweet, malt, biscuits, finish with herbal bitterness, spice, lingering dandelion bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Strange and plant-y, but very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Amber with a lot of haze and two finger head. Very herbal and fruity with plenty of flavor. Overly sweet for my taste and there’s an odd plastic note that I really can’t ignore. Very disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (436) - Freiburg, GERMANY - APR 21, 2016
@bartlebier’s weird beer tasting/Bierhandlung/Mai16. Another work of art by fantome. nose starts out simple, with a bit of lactose and fruits, getting spicier, bread spices (aniseed, caraway seeds, coriander) with then a whole early summer rainy day limetree blossom lushness unfolding. Taste is really quite different from nose, sweet, apricots, some alcohol fumes, apricot jam in aftertaste, blossom honey in late aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 750ml shared with friends. Aroma: floral, candied fruits. App: hazy peach, minimal white head. Taste and palate: medium body, medium sweetness, high carbonation, light acidity finish. Overall: not bad but too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1758) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle shared with some douches courtesy of Alex A: floral, dandelion, subtle spiciness, light citrusy, perfumy App: hazy copper smallish white head good lacing. T/p: thin to med body with moderate long acidic finish. Moderate carbonation. O: surprisingly flowery with nice acidity. An easy to drink saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (637) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
2016/04/03 - Pours a hazy, dark orange colour with a foamy, off white head that quickly dissipates and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is dough, spices, citrus (orange, lemon), stone fruit (peach, apricot), floral notes, hints of leather and light funk. Taste is doughy yeast, citrus, stone fruit, spicy notes, funk and floral/herbal hops. Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a lightly bitter finish. I really dig the saisons from Fantome and this one does not disappoint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1342) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
[2012] 750ml bottle. Murky burnt orange with a foamy beige head. Flavors are lemon, funk, sweet cereals, flowers and earth with fruity, herbal and metallic notes. Medium body, good carbonation, smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Golden coloured and unclear. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is spicy, faint floral, nice hoppy. FLavor starts light sweet, light bread, hoppy and finish bitter. Dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
amber, cloudy, white foam, grass, herbs, resin, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, very bitter,

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