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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3475) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Bottle - 750ml. Hazy blond body with a thin white creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with herbal, flowery, and honeyish notes. Texture is soft (very low carbonation) and taste is dominated by hoppy and herbal flavors. Leaves a good bitter/sour aftertaste. Enjoyable Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Pours very hazy yellow/orange with a small white. Aroma of sweet and sour citrus fruits, spices, and white wine qualities. Flavor follows with nice fruity sweetness taste up front, nice lemon like bitterness in the body which carries into a dry white wine like finish. Alcohol is evident, but I don’t think that’s really ever a bad thing unless it’s too strong or throws off the balance of the beer. Palate is medium, bitter and dry, again like a glass of wine. Glad I was able to find this in NJ. Unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2006
Light hazy yellow colour with a white head. Malty, light fruity sweet aroma with a spicy and herbal note. Fresh citric flavor with a fruity and spicy note. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Thanks to Immy for this one. C&C 750. Pours a hazy orange with bubbly tan head. Nose is sour, tart, fruity, and a mild nuttiness. Flavor is sour, wild yeast with a tart finish. Medium palate. Not easily recognizable as a Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Corked and capped 750. Cloudy golden yellow with an off white head. Sour nose, spicy, some honey. Flavor is hoppier than expected, citrusy, lemony, spicy. Nice dry finish - loved this one!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Was a little nervous when I opened this- had kind of an old Corona smell to it. But, the off-smell was gone quickly, and what was left was a really good beer. First time for me with the saison style- very much enjoyed this one. Flavors ’danced’ on my tongue- lots of fruit going on here without being too sweet. Would definately have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Pours a deep golden color with a lively head producing a billowy bright white head. Spicy yeast aroma with some mustiness and lemon. Very musty flavor that overpowers in the beginning turning into a lemon spicy flavor by the end of the beer. Some alcohol present throughout. This is definitely a unique beer, but it doesn’t really catch me as something that I’ll be craving.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Pours cloudy gold with a fizzy, medium sized white head. The aroma is fantastic, spicy, cloves, yeasty, banana, fruity. Taste of pear, apple, yeasty, not as much as I would’ve expected from the aroma. Some spice comes in at the end. Medium body, carbonated. Slighty dry and spicy finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Have you ever opened a bottle of beer and then realized you’re too tired to drink it? This is what happened with this one. Kind of wasted this, as I didn’t even finish it. I will have to rate again sometime. I didn’t find it to be as complex as I thought it was going to be. From what I understand, this beer is actually different depending on the season. No idea which season I was drinking. Huge white head to the point of being annoying. Tiny haze with a spicy nose. Had slight taste of lemon-lime Gatorade with a little sweet malt and spice. Alcohol was masked well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (5217) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Really interesting taste...not exactly like other saisons. Fruity. Not real sweet. Little sour mixed in. For weeks I eyed the row of Fantomes at the store, and when I finally decided to buy one, all that was left was the saison. Not at all disappointed.

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