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

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RATINGS: 1132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (2185) - Garching, GERMANY - APR 10, 2016
UPDATED: APR 10, 2016 My 100th Saison. BB2019. Cloudy orange color with white head. Aroma after opening is citrus and apple funk, smell is more towards wheat and dough, with honey and apricots. Taste is dough, honey, funk, spicy yeasts, some red apples, apricots, spicy finish, slightly warming phenols. Quite minerally as well. But not sour. Dry and rural, but somehow still with a full body. Carbonation is medium, "moussierend". Way too drinkable for 8%. Later pours develop more of a lemon candy funkyness, but it’s still natural. It?s got the undescribable Belgian dirty ruralness that makes the best Saisons. This is beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bubeer (261) - - APR 2, 2016
Cloudy orange. Sparse head. Aroma intensity 3.5/5. Apple/cider, malty, sour aroma. Medium sour, light bitter. Light body

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luislara (8) - - MAR 28, 2016 does not count
Aroma bread, cereal, herbs hops earthy leaves, Golden color with white head. Taste medium and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (482) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2016
Lotto ab N 14, BBE 2018, aperta il 27/03/2016. Dorata tendente al pesca, velata dai lieviti, schiuma bianca di perlage fine è di media persistenza. Aroma di lievito belga, zucchero, fieno, erbaceo fresco, aneto e anice, lievemente citrica, note balsamiche, leggero pepe. Al palato prevalgono il lievito belga, l’erbaceo, il fieno, l’aneto e le note balsamiche, finale amaro erbaceo e lievemente acidulo. Retrolfatto di lievito belga arricchito da note citriche. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (349) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Flaska från Beergium. Provning med ölsällskapet. Rejält disig orange vätska - ser ut som nyponsoppa - utan skum. Maltig doft jämte de typiska saisontonerna; kola, knäck, syltade bär, apelsinmarmelad. Här anas också en aning bourbon och vanilj, överraskande nog. Väldigt tunn inledningen som snabbt övergår i en ganska malttung och humlestickande fas för att sedan avslutas i syrlig ton. Komplex öl med mycket av varje, men blir inte för spretig eller ogreppbar.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duckboot (46) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
Veldig god saison. Crispy og fruktig. Lett humlebitterhet. Høyt skumhode. Mørk strågul.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (593) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle @ Berggrens källare. Hazy yellow color. Slightly sweet and tart Aroma with a lot of grass,. Also apricots, lemon yeast, horse blanket and wet hay. Dry, tart and medium acidic taste. Average, sharp carbonation. Notes of sour lemon, spices, minerals, apricots. Acidic really dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro (2317) - Alabama, USA - FEB 13, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a yellowy orange with a decent, white head. Aroma is crisp, white wine, currants, white currant, lemon. Taste is white wine, minerals, white currant, crisp. Honeydew, honey, fairly spicy, lime. Acidic, light sour, lemon. Light, crisp, good carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (1158) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma - Sweet, apricot, spice. Taste - Light sweetness, malts, peach, lemon, melon, little sour. Well balanced. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (505) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2016
Pale yellow colour. Nice white head. Staying quite long. Grassy and woody aroma. Refreshing. Citrussy, grassy beginning. Hints of caramel and malts in the middle. Spicy and honey-like finished. Well balanced, light bodied, medium carbonated, enjoyable saison.


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