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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: 1077   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (882) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a murky golden orange with a nice white head of foam with good lacing. Aroma is barnyard stinky with some oranges. Tastes has musty hay with some skunkiness, spices and mild citrus and some hop character. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (781) - - JUL 31, 2015
2015 bottle. Rolled the dice. Pours hazy orange color with a large white head. Aromas of citrus, yeast, bread, lots of straw. Funky barnyard flavors, musty and some skunk with citrus, and a little sour. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (552) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Botte, broke wile waxing ;) Pours all hazy with huge frothy white head. Arma grainy and super funky. Sweet citrus fruits, tang, cheesy yeast, esteres, slight booze. Slight phenolic. Taste is creamy and funky. Wheat grains, yeast, fat cheese, citrus fruits. High carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Really dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3929) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden color, ok foam- lot and lots of lie( sediments) . Medium high aroma intensity; fruitiness, great yeast influence, light stable and some citrus. Medium body & complexity. Good sourness and some bitterness. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Japalo (1467) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle@strandby. Amber haze good head. Fresh musty fruity citrus-like notes. Elderberry. Medium carbonation. No alcoholic feeling. Slight tart freshness. Super nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6989) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head and some chunks in the bottom. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, citrus, a little cheesiness, fruity and light toffee notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ninecats (330) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
75 cl bottle. Big thanks to Dany himself for sending this at no cost when my original ones ordered from Belgoklubbem were infected. Hazy apricot color, big white head with yellow hints quickly settling that leaves plenty of lacings. Complex, fruity, tast nose with citrus, flowers, hay, dry white wine, red berries, funkiness. Taste is round with low carbo, very juicy, velvet tounge. Obvious hints of orange at first, then a slightly more tart citrus like hint, white vine, dry without loosing the roundness. Wow, what a peculiar one. Lots of fruitiness. It’s very different from other saisons but still feels like THE blueprint for a saison at the same time. Love it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Olfactif: Du foin et des herbes aromatiques, algues, varech. Goût: Beaucoup d’herbes, menthe poivrée avec une petite amertume d’herbes fraiches en finale. Légère acidité. Texture de mince à moyenne. Une vrai saison tout à fait conforme au style. Me rappelle un peu la Saison Dupont.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5646) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
Hazy golden color with a white head. Mild farmhouse yeast, citric and moderate fruity aroma. Quite nice and fresh. Medium (+) body and an ok carbonation. Pleasant acidity and kind of semi dry texture. Framhouse yeast, citric and moderate fruity flavor as well. Nice easy going Saison.
[Sample at Haand 15 in Drammen, Norway]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2015
This ebullient brew pours a lively, hazy tan body. Though carbonation seems vigorous the head is absence accept for a slight ring. The nose jars the olfactory sense with an unexpected burst of vinegar, farmhouse, and ambiguous, soft spicyness. The body is bready, yeasty, tart, citrusy, and grassy all at once. Very smooth, viscous body. This one takes you for a ride with many twists and turns. It excels in its complexity. Tart, twangy, sour peach and grass finish.


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