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Fantôme Saison

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

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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This is a tremendously delicious, textural, and fizzy county ale, bright gold colour, citric and sour, reminiscent of a good champagne or lambic but in a class all its own.
Fantôme – Golden ale, 8% alc. by volume, with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. There are many drinkers out there who believe this is the “Nectar of the Gods.” Certainly no other brewer makes beer like this, in Belgium or anywhere. How many beers of 8% plus offer such fresh fruitiness? A solid Belgian saison beer at its base, with an unusual overlay of fruitiness.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2135) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared with daje, edvard and Simonsen at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Orange, very hazy, massive tanned head. Smell of spices, yeast esters, hints of funk, alot of fruits, light malts. Light to moderate sweet, very spicy, a touch of musty cellar, some sap and leaves, alot spices and nice yeast influende. Moderate bitter, totally a very amazing and complex saison!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kleurplaatje (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a soapy white head. Aroma is inbetween tart and musty. Quite alcoholic as well. Certainly spicy and quite yeasty as well. Some nice winter fruits... Good winterish aroma. Bit too alcoholic, but it fits within its style. Taste is mild bittersweet with a sourish touch, giving it a bit of a fruity total, which comprises largely of apples. Nice sour lingering throughout the end, accompanied by a mild hoppy bitterness in the long lasting finish. Lovely with a dish of old/strong cheeses. Medium bodied, with a sticky texture. Good pick for the colder days of the year.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Aromas of spice and lemon, with a tartness and mustiness in the background. Hazy pale gold with a white head that quickly falls to a ring around the glass of small bubbles. Slight lacing down the sides. Taste is fruity and acidic tartness. Lemon in moderate amounts on the back palate. Malt is haylike and fresh. Yeast has rustic barnyard characteristics. Finishes dry and quickly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1632) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours pale yellow with a low white head. Aromas of green apple, elderflower, citrus, gooseberry and melon. Taste is green apple, elderflower, wild strawberry, melon and honey. Mouthfeel is soft and quite light-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1304) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange colour with a soap-like, off-white head. A little sweet aroma of citrus, bread, alcohol, dried apricot and some caramel and spices. Fruity flavour with dried fruit, spices and alcohol. Has a rich and slick mouth feel. A malty saison with some spicy touches and hops in the background. A strange ale but grows on me. Maybe a great food beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksiwzos (30) - GREECE - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Belgian e-shop I’m trying to not be enthusiastic about this beer but I can’t. This beer was surprisingly hoppy and so satisfyingly complex. The nose was sweetish, complex spices, apple, a little honey. Golden and hazy, white frothy head. Fruity flavor, apple, citrusy and hoppy. I could easily mistaken it for 5% alcohol, very drinkable. Balanced sweet and sour taste with surprisingly hoppy (but not too btter) long and dry finish. One of the best Saison I have tasted so far.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with big frothy white head. Lemon, orange peel, straw and grass. Sherbetty sourness. Crisp, dry, peppery finish.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (104) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
citrus, herbs, grass, vanilla, golden, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, average carbonation, long finish,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (391) - ITALY - NOV 4, 2014
75 CL bottle from Roybeer, Milan. Pours hazy golden with a low white head that disappears quickly leaving some lacing on the glass. Aroma is rustic with malts, yeast and acidic funky notes. Taste is very good, floral and light fruity notes, some straw, some sweetness and an acidic yeasty note again. Lively carbonation. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (533) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
Cloudy straw yellow with nice white head. Aroma is orange, caramel, coriander, floral, pepper and banana. Slick palate. Aftertaste is zesty bittersweet, caramel and peppery finish. Overall: easy drinkable and fresh saison. Alcohol well hidden. Good craftsmanship.


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