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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (830) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 Bright golden colour with a pillowy medium slow fading white head. With medium viscousity. On the nose aromas of summer flowers, barnyard, hay, citrus peel and biscuit develop. Effervescent with a rather light texture and medium body. A faint sweetness develops earthy notes with a light floral dryness/bitterness. Splendidly balanced with a light dry medium finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Dranken Geers, Gent-Oostakker.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Yeast, fruit, acidic.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Acidic, citrus, sour.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from MOMH. Entirely opaque bright orange, small white head. Initial aroma of sweet orange gives way to a nasty puff of something phenolic, TCP/bandaid. There’s a bit of soft sweet fruit at the front of the palate but it’s all demolished by a big phenolic character that dominates. Acrid, bitter, gag-inducing.... Not very sour or tart, this doesn’t taste like right - nothing like a taster of this beer that I’ve had before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (722) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy light amber color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, light citrus, peach, slight bandaid. Flavor has a huge bandaid character, like a doctors office, touch of Belgian yeast. Interesting. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (663) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore dorato, leggermente velata, schiuma fine e abb persistente. aroma di crosta di pane, spezie, seguito da lime, aspro, e finale con acidità leggera e non invadente. Al palato corpo leggero, alcool non percettibile. scorre veloce con sentori dapprima dolci di pane e miele millefiori, seguito da una nota aspra e frizzante di lime e finisce con un acidulo delicato e non invasivo accompagnato ad una speziatura lieve.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcogrind (81) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 13, 2015
Pale golden, light foam, aroma of spices and herbs. Light body. Taste of herbs, citrus, coriander, hops, wheat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (924) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bouteille 750ml, gracieuseté de tom10101, merci Tommy! Couleur jaune doré trouble, mousse blanche nuageuse laissant une superbe dentelle. Arôme de miel, levure, poire, céréales, floral. Goût de levure, céréales, légère amertume, floral, touche d’alcool. Carbonatation moyenne, Corps moyen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2178) - 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 (80) - 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 (1203) - 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.


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