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

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RATINGS: 992   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (636) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Halmgul och kraftigt grumlig vätska. Viskositeten är nästan trögflytande. Ananasdoft och peppar. Smaken alldeles för tunb. Torr munkänsla med pepprigt avslut.

1.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Timvim (51) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140619. Pours slimy, cloudy and golden. So ropy and slimy the CO2 barely reaches the surface. Aroma is delicious with dough, citrus, banana, spices and pepper, a little barnyard. Just awesome aroma. Taste is of course a great disappointment, you get a hint of the delicious components from the aroma but they barely get through the nasty slime. Poured it down the drain unfortunately. Have another bottle, will save it for a year or two and see if it goes away.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle at BottleDog, King’s Cross’ first tasting on 12 Jun. Poured a hazy golden, with a massive white head. Aroma of bananas, cloves and cereal. Chewy grain flavours, with some wheat and grassy hop bitterness. Finish was straw, yeast esters and marmalade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (678) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 15, 2014
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours hazy toasted orange. Nose is rustic earthy grain, spicy yeast, toasted bread, soft citrus. Taste is similar with nice fruity yeast notes, orange, citrus, rustic wheat. Finish is dry earthy wheat, grain, spice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2061) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Niels ! Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with two fingers of white fizz. Lots of grassy herbal complexity on the nose with nice doughy malt backbone. Palate opens up with some rustic earth and nuanced herbalness that rolls into a unripe pineapple, stonefruit pit, lemon rind and floral grass. Really layered and complex yet refreshing and chuggable all at the same time ! Love to have this on the shelf in Maine !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4099) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR: belgian yeasty, banana foam, sweet boon boons AP: white coppery, no head F: boon boons, tutti frutti, wee sour citrus

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plaguebringer (8) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014 does not count
A: ripe apples, banana, bitter, acidic, yeast. A: cloudy yellow reminiscent of apple juice, quickly dissipating head, a very special pour looks a bit slimy, but in a good way. T: acidic, bitter, hint of fruit, apple, citrus, dry and bitter. P: Medium carbonation, has a thick slimy mouthfeel hard to describe but in a good way, only thing I’ve ever had that came close to such a mouthfeel is probably "långfil". dry bitter finish. O: an excellent saison, very unique, probably the best looking bottle ever.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle at home. Bit over carbonated, sugary and sweet, sweet toffee, fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonTja (241) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
Spritzy lemon, very light mouthfeel, the yeast feels very different in this one, and the character it gives is very different, weak bubblegum, but a lemony tartness and a quite strong hay feel to it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ametras (341) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
750ml bottle. Cloudy yellow with a frothy white head. Flavors are dough, hay, juicy lemons, lime, apples, pears, peach, funk and dust with grassy and spicy notes. Slight lactic sourness and tartness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.


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