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


on tap

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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Bardzo dobre i tresciwe piwo. Kasztanowo brunatny kolor, mocna metnosc i to po przelaniu nawet niewielkiej ilosci, Spora i gesta piana no i ten zapach, Daktylowo sliwkowy. Lekko winny i kasztanowy. Zlozonosc potezna w smaku zwlaszcza wino wytrawne pomieszane z pieczonym jablkiem, troche nut jalowcowych i innych przyprawowych dodatkow, moze anyz i pieprz byl dodany. Nie mniej to wszystko jest sezonowe. Mimo skromnej etykiety to piwo wcale nie jest skromne. Polecam

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014

First rating: Medium beige head. Clear amber body with light carbonation. Chocolatey roasted sugar aroma with sharply herbal notes. Dry-sweet oily sugary herbal taste with caramelly fruity notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish sugary caramelly fruity aftertaste with herbal candy notes. Ends in smoky buttery caramel. Wow! Light, delicate, glittering flavours dance through the brain, intensely vivid, but still harmonic and balanced. (0.75l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.) 7,4,8,3,16=3.8

Second rating: Medium white head. Clear amber body. Herbal floral aroma with sugary lemony notes. Dry-sweet herbal earthy mealy taste with spicy lemony notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry herbal toffee and floral aftertaste with buttery mealy notes. Nice, harmonic and drinkable. (0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika.) 6,4,7,3,14=3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3267) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Dark hazy golden with white head. Aroma is earthy, slight tart, sugar, banana and some caramel. Crispy and nice taste, slight tart, hay, spice, bread and yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of flowers, a little tartness, some light fruits and spices, and some light malts and hops. Flavor the same with a nice floral/earthy note. Average texture. Could be a little more tart and funky, but overall a good saison.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jorn69 (862) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
@ Ölprovning i Klippan 18/10. Aningen syrliga toner i doften. Smaken är syrlig och torr med fruktiga toner. Är det möjligen mögelost jag känner i både doften och smaken? Ganska kort eftersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2928) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, hops, citrus, flowers.
Body: Medium body with a good mouthfeel. Good carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, yeast, citrus, sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
This is my second Fantome beer and my second disappointment. At this price I doubt I will try another. Extremely thick liquid pour I would describe as dandelion snot. Very disturbing pour is like thick apple juice. Mouthfeel follows suit. Pretty nasty. I guess I asked for it by buying a beer named Piss! This has a 98 rating!!!! Give me a break!!!! If it wasn’t so damn thick I guess it would be Ok. Note to other brewers if your brew is too thin add some dandelion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jd543 (389) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Hazy gold with a white head. Sherbet, spices, earthiness. Quite sweet with a light sour and bitter finish. Good saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (674) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2013
From 10/10 notes. Pours hazy chestnut reddish brown with solid 1 finger head. Nose is earthy, bready, slightest hint of tart, musty, caramel brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium-high carbonation, crisp. Taste is hay, caramel, spices, bready, greens, tiny bit of tart, little bits of orange. Finish is bready, some bitterness, caramel, malt. Very rustic, tasty saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Orange, würzig blumig im aroma, gewisse bittere und würzigkeit im aroma, sehr erfrischend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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