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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1081   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ninecats (334) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (670) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5724) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3515) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (398) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2015
Une superbe saison au nez épicé, citronné, fruité, pointe d’herbes aromatques, houblon frais. Bouche à l’attaque tendue, un milieu de bouche frais et épicé et une longue finale amère et fraîche. Très grande saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (596) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
75cl bottle at home. Completely cloudy golden colour, white creamy head. Earthy, yeasty banana and spices, citric, creamy malts, light honey, dry and bitter finish; quite complex, yet refreshing. Lingering aftertaste: dry, bitter and slightly fruity. Medium carbonation, firm body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (265) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. hazy yellow. yeast, honey hay aroma. sweet, medium bitter. nice feel and texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9396) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
From a bottle at Haand Ølfestival 2015, shared with Finn. Hazy golden body under a white, filmy layer. Dotted spots on the glass. Moderate aroma of peach, farmyard and yeast. Spiced fruity taste, dough and peach. Drying end, hints of bitter yeasty fruitiness. Mostly hidden alcohol. Accepted (Drammen 29.05.2015).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (787) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
Uklar gul med lavt skum. Mildt sur aroma, sitrus og eple. Smaken samme, mildt sur. Medium konsistens

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (311) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2015
Pours cloudy golden. White head, medium carbonation. Fruity, spicy, medium body. Very smooth, but not as dry as expected from a saison. A very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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