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

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 . . .


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2014
Hazy amber colour. Medium carbonation. Dry and yeasty aroma with lots of spices (thyme, oregano, ...). Sweet with bitter finish. A bit too much spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1320) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
Corked and capped 750 ml from Tipples with "Best Before 2018" printed on the label. Pours slightly hazy golden colored with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is funky barnyard, some spices--cinnamon, clove, coriander--and a really interesting floral note that differentiates it substantially from the regular Saison. Flavor is spicy, very big on the cloves with barnyard funk lingering, lots of yeasty goodness, hay, more spice. Light to medium bodied with some wheaty sweetness and medium plus carbonation. An interesting take on the style with a very unique spice note.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1620) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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 (4620) - 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 (100) - 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 (137) - 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 (2236) - 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 (3774) - 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 (3321) - 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 (4921) - 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.


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