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

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RATINGS: 1000   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flip_soeperman (586) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Wonderful dusty fruity refreshing saison. Alcohol is hidden. Aroma of orange and some bread. Slightly sweet and little bitterness. Quite dry peppery. Amazing well made beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
750ml corked and capped bottle from Arden Wines- trialing it to see if it’s worth clearing the shelves. Dusty pale yellow narrowly capped with white. Lime juice, green apple, honey and sharp wheat aroma. Bright and herbal with a good wring of almost pils-like hop bitterness behind zesty lime, slight edge and acidity leaning into lambic, parsley and lemongrass spice. Alcohol very well concealed. Slick mouthfeel. Solid saison but I won’t be clearing the shelves.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1616) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
A beautiful, orange and hazy beer with a dense, medium and blond head. The nose of fruits, tartness, earthyness and hand lotion. Interesting aroma. Taste is earthy and strongly tart, some fruits, hint of citrusfruits and hand lotion, also dry lavender herbs. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation and smooth to drink. Interesting beer, balanced tartness with unique flavours.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Intense fruity aroma with plenty of citrus and other sweeter fruits, some yeast too. Has a sharp, tangy, fresh taste. Fruity, yeasty with a dry, peppery finish. Rich, thick texture with a fine but intense carbonation which helps keep the flavour alive long after the beer has gone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow with a medium sized creamy white head. Good lace and retention. Flowery, bubblegum, citrus, lots of fruit and berry notes; peach, strawberry, pineapple, elderflower, yellow apples, spicy, light white pepper. Very light sour touch. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Medium body, light/medium sweet and bitter. High drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
Poured slightly hazy light golden with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma is very zesty citrus, candy sweetness. Medium body, flavour of spicy candy, a little tart.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3317) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Hazy golden with big white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, funk, orange and some acidity. Taste is sourish, sweet and bitter, metal, yeast, fruit, grain and funk. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3278) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml Spring ’99 Vintage-Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, grass, and hay. Taste of the same with some sourness. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and easy to drink. Nice job.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2045) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Great Lacing S: Vegetables, Corriander, Oranges T: Oranges, Corriander, White Pepper, Vegetables M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Lightly Sweet, Lightly Spicy Overall, a pretty fruity yet spicy saison...solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankZappa7 (16) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2013
bottle 750 cl - bbe Jan. 2013 / Brett-yeast-floral-citric aroma / clear yellow to orange with a huge white long lasting head / lively carbonation / slighty sourness with hints of Brett / floral - apricot - maracuja and lots of "dont know what " / great beer !


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