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

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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 . . .


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
Bottle shared. Massive gusher. Pours murky golden with off white head. Lots of herbs, lemon balm, peach, milky, more herbs, funk, lemon. Light sweet and sour. Medium bodied with a bit low carbonation. Decent aroma but looks horrible and the gushing doesn’t help.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste. Almost like a Belgian Wit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3421) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle, bb end 2018. Very hazy gold with a white head that lasts quite well. Aroma of grapefruit and lemon juice, bretty twang, potpourri, crackers. Somehow both creamy and acidic texture. Bits of citrus pulp? Lots of citrus that comes across as lemon juice that’s been sitting for a while. Hay, nectarines, pineapple, cloves, lemon thyme, other burnt spices (not over toasted, more like someone’s doused them and set them on fire). Moderately astringent at the end. A second glass is even murkier but is softer and grainier. By this time I’m thinking it will go better with rich food than by itself. And it goes very well indeed with wild boar pate. Interesting, but not an unalloyed pleasure.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (3177) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a high rocky white head that leaves nice lacing. Too much carb maybe? Anyway... Nose is of herbs, soap and hay. Taste is of perfume, ash (cigarettes), herbs, light cereals and quite weird overall. The smoky/ashtray off flavor subsides after a while or maybe my brain just decided to start ignoring it. Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall one of the weirdest Fantôme I’ve had thus far butt I guess this is what you start getting when you never repeat a recipe...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (3232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Pours blond with very high soapy white head. Aroma is of citronella, muskoil TM, fruits, slightly burnt stuff. Taste is of burnt malt, spices, alcohol, some acidity. Palate: Medium body. Very high carbonation. Overall: Burnt. Off. Weird. Drain pour; flirting with the offense, but still not harmfull for health I guess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5067) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting. Gusher. Clear pale yellow with a medium white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is of lemongrass, mint, smokey notes, mild funk and mineral notes. Taste is minty and lemongrass forward with smokey notes, a rather strong herbal presence and mineral notes. Light to medium body. Off putting foamy carbonation that really kills the mouthfeel. Lemongrass finish. Usual Fantôme weird stuff that can be either a hit or a miss and this one fall into the latter category unfortunately. Not super bad, but the mouthfeel is poor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
pours cloudy light yellow with a frothy/creamy white head, reviving dangerously, abnormal lacing. funky minty herbs, lemongrass, burnt plastic, smoked lime juice, minerals. disturbingly foamy carbonation, light body - slightly watery; drying smoky-spicy-citrusy finish. a smoked lime-oriented saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (808) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2016

Aroma:
Malts, caramel, honey, flowers, loads of fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, yeast and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber with a slight white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, honey, flowers and loads of fruit; ends slightly dry and spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
A: Light Yellow/orange huge white head. N: Allspice, bitter orange, cloves, citrus. T: Follows nose very well! O: Nice beer to go with the christmas food.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle at James’ for cider and Big Alice night. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Skunky on the nose, soft musk and a hint of citrus behind it. Medium bodied, tart with a touch of citrus, soft musk. Gentle musk into the finish, light and tangy. Very tasty.


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