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Fantôme Printemps

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light, fruity and champagne-like. Fantôme brews special seasonal beers, never repeating a recipe from year to year. This one is for spring . . .


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1458) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle from Proof. After smashing the first glass it pours a hazy copper with a massive fluffy white head. Aroma has a lot of spice to it, coriander, ginger, clove, lemon grass, black tea with light funk and malt. Flavor is similar and pleasantly spicy with a peppery finish. Medium bodied and smooth carbonation. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
75cl Bottle from De Molen shop. Hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of oregano or thyme, tart lemon, crackers, light malty. Flavour is light floral, malty, oregano, crackers, firm lemony and herbal bitterness, bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Spices don’t add to the spring feeling. Nice beer though, would have liked it to be more refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duntoyou (99) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Cloude yellow. White head. Funk. Mint. Eucalyptus. Yet balanced aroma. Nice taste. Gentle, with dome level of those sweet spices, a nice level of it. Not too much.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABT_S54 (98) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
75 cl bottle shared in a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours a cloudy light amber colour with a nice fluffy white head. Taste is overpowering thyme. Unfortunately, I do not like thyme so cannot mark this particularly high. However the underlying taste is somewhat reminiscent of a La Chouffe and the mouthfeel is spot on for the style and very surprising given the strength. Looking forward to trying the other Fantome brews with the absence of the thyme note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (1899) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange liquid with small white head. Aroma of oregano, spices, herbs, bread, white pepper and bubblegum. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of oregano, basil, bread and white pepper. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice but very herby.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3486) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge spices /herbs, flowers, almost medicinal, some fruity hop notes, some pepper. Flavour is very very spicy, again almost medicinal, some light hop and malt notes. A bit too spicy for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3149) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy golden pour. Aroma is very spicy, anise, floral and quite intense. Flavor is quite bitter, very spicy and with a smooth texture. A bit too much for me, but intriguing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Bottle sampled at De Molen 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of saison yeast, oregano, light citrus. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Subtle palate at first, with grassy and weedy aspects developing into a big soft grassy more bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A nice unusual saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Sample @ the Molen monthly tasting. thick creamy white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Some citrus. Pretty nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a clear copper with a big white head of foam. The aroma is grassy, earthy, a little tea like perfume notes. The taste is like a dry, herbal bitterness. It sweetens up about mid palate and begins to warm the back of the throat with dry alcohol heat. Light to medium body. Medium carbonation.


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