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

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RATINGS: 1004   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonTja (262) - 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 (402) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
75cl bottle shared in a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours a nice dark blonde colour with a moderate whitish head. Aroma is lemon curd and spices. Taste is more of the same with the spiciness perfectly balancing the sweetness. Little to no bitterness and a nice warming glow without really hinting at it’s ABV. Overall very nice and the best Fantome beer I have tried thus far.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
Molt bona cervesa, té poc aroma però el gust ho compensa tot. Muy buena cerveza, tiene poco aroma pero el sabor lo compensa todo.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a golden color with a fizzy white head. Aroma peppers, maybe some bananas, a little astringent. Flavor seems off somehow. Dough/yeast for sure, with some malt but there doesn’t seem to be too much complexity. Mouthfeel is fizzy. Overall I am not a fan of this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Had this in the cellar for some time. BBD is January 2013. Clear (the first half, that is) pale gold. Thick, white, sticky, lasting head. Lots of banana. Light clove. Bubblegum. But most of all, lots of burdock. Taste is dry. Light sourness. There is a hint of strawberry sweetness underlying. Palate is chewy, yeasty smooth. Tart, dry finish. Love how this beer has altered. Fresh, it’s all bready and sour and downright weird. This is a different beer altogether. Either way, bob on. As the Belgians say.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2599) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2014
Have had this many times. first time reviewing. Bottle at the source. Bright coors, sticky creamy head. brett astringent acetone nose. sweet wonderful chewy bitterness in taste & mouthfeel. Explosion of carbonation on the mouth swish. juicy pineapple, banana, clove. really nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (188) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle, gift from my sister-in-law. Pour is almost identical to unfiltered apple cider vinegar in appearance. Aroma is rotten lemon rinds, old cheese, yeast funk, ammonia. Taste is dried meat, dusty earth, pepper, dry hay, fruit and cheese rinds. A rotten old woman with all the wisdom in the world. Definitely the best Saison I’ve had.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (2127) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
22.04.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Huge fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is overloaded with co2 stinging in the nose. Behind the co2 it’s kind of floral; flowers, weeds, hay, yeast, leafs, citrus peel, banana, unripe berries. Taste is very sweet, sugar, harsh yeast, hay, flowers, caramel, weeds, even more sugar, sitrus, leafs, sap. Medium bitterness, sweet harsh mouthfeel, very very high carbination. Not my cup of tea!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (1786) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Beer Temple, Brussels. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, pepper, hops, earthy notes, spices and fruits. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and spices. Exquisite saison.


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