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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 750 ml. bottle. Large frothy white head floats over a hazy gold pour leaving nice lace as it slowly settles. Spicy citrus nose with some hints of yeast and spruce. Clean mouthfeel with a medium body, smooth yet with lively carbonation. Light honey sweetness fades qucikly replaced by a pungent spicy bitterness and a light sourness combining for a pleasingly dry finish. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Nice bright white head of fine bubbles. Excellent carbonation keep a nice head on this one. Yeasty, spicy and with a big shot of lemon. Lots of bitter citrus. Color is a clean golden orange. Dry mouthfeel. Slight tartness along with plenty of spices and yeast. More lemon but not quite as prominent. Lingering lemon and slight bitterness. Warming from the alcohol.. Relatively light bodied but yet fullfilling and satisfying. An excellent saison and one that all other should be judged against.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
spicy yeast, saltiness, fruit in the aroma. Pours a cloudy golden yellow, thin head. Sour up front, smooth dry finish. Refined.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
Ligh head. Proper aroma for style. Light flavour and light body. Sour funky finish. A fair amount of salt and sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber color with a medium rocky white head. Arom of floral hops, citrus, wood, lemon. Flavor is lemony, honey, citrus, nice and tart. Palate is fairly light, acidic, with medium carbonation. Rockin!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1564) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Pours slightly cloudy orange/yellow with a medium white head. Light spiciness, flowers, berries/fruitiness, citrus and a hint of wood in the nose. Flavor has notes of lemon zest, light honey, oranges, pepper, flowers and herbal noble hops. Didn’t pick up any brett/barnyard character. Lightly acidic, lightly tart/sour and pleasantly sweet. Alcohol content very well-hidden. Medium bodied with a very smooth texture and effervescent, fine-beaded carbonation. Great all around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2006
750. Hazy golden with a medium off white head, medium carbonation. Otje definitely called it with strong peaches in the aroma, as well as citrus, lemon, earth, and funk. Taste is tart lemon, barnyard funk/brett, light wet basement, peppery, citrus. The finish is lightly sour. very impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2006
Mmmmm what an aroma fills the air upon opening, lots of soft peaches and some citrus, lemony and a whif of funk. Very complex taste of fruits, peaches,citrus and a lot of brett, good hoppy tartness and some sourness. Just great!!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3444) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2006
750ml bottle. WOW, now this is definately a nice change from what I have been drinking lately. I have to say, its different than i was expecting. I was expecting a more saison dupont type pours lightly hazy yellow with a small white head. Lemon, citrus, light funk aroma with lots of sweetness. not the nose i was expecting. lots of sweet tart notes as well. flavors are sour, lots of sweet shock tart flavor with some nice yeast twang. the brett comes out more in the flavor than the nose. very complex i must add. palate is not as carbonated as many fantome beers. comes across very round with moderate carbonateion. alcohol is lightly detected on the finish but masked by the tartness. cool brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a huge mostly lasting white creamy head. Heavy aroma and taste of hops, fruits and citrus. Well balanced.


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