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

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RATINGS: 1063   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.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopsbreath (24) - St Helens, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Notes dated 07-02-2010: The pour yields the typical huge rocky white saison head atop the golden straw colored body. A little yeast kicks up on the final pours and muddies it up a bit but not in a bad way. The smell is of Meyer lemon, peaches, and the requisite barn yard funk. It might be the best aroma I’ve ever noted on a saison. Taste is under-ripe strawberry, tart citrus, and farm goodness. This saison finally made me realize why it is also called a "farmhouse". It’s as if every nuance of the farm community this was made on some how made it into the nectar that is Fantome. I am convinced that they don’t come any better than this so the ultimate score is due.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (729) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
Uklar gul med lavt skum. Mildt sur aroma, sitrus og eple. Smaken samme, mildt sur. Medium konsistens

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (278) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2015
Pours cloudy golden. White head, medium carbonation. Fruity, spicy, medium body. Very smooth, but not as dry as expected from a saison. A very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VictorStr (1631) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
Men risk för hype men oj vad bra. Väldigt frisk och väldigt fruktigt för en saison. Ingen aning var ABVn tar vägen. Aromen är ljuvlig MEN smaken är något av en annan värld. Den mest balanserad och runda smaken hittills ! Fantastisk kropp ! Synd vara att den bara fanns i 0.75L och inte i 7.5L !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1111) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle from Tim. Hazy golden straw yellow. Creamy off white head that is really lasting. Very fruity beer, lots of honey, sharp acidity, light soapy flavour. REally nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (732) - HUNGARY - MAY 17, 2015
0.75l bottle. Hazy golden body, white head. Aroma of bread, citruses, horse blanket and peach. Taste of peach, bread, cheese and some citruses. Quite bitter saison, but it’s very fruity at the same time. Truly awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7632) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bomber. Golden somewhat murky pour with a large initial head that dissipated quickly. Funky, leather, barnyard. Lighter palate but lots of character. Good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
A real treat. Pours clear golden lots of initial frothy head no lacing. Nose is barnyard and some citrus. Flavours are barnyard, orange peel, maybe some peach, some grassy bitterness. Tastes light/med bitter, light sweet and a touch of tart. Full body with lively carbonation. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1377) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from Bier Tempel. A classic saison, sampled straight after the Dupont Bio. Quite a different animal, darker colour, cloudier, more threateningly rocky head. An extra level of ’farmhouse’ funk, fruity, citrusy, some sweat, some barnyard, somehow amazingly moreish. Must be quite some yeast they use! I like.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (823) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle @ home. Giallo dorata, quasi paglierino, velata con riflessi verdognoli. Schiuma bianca fine abbastanza persistente. Aroma intenso fruttato, complesso, citrico, cantina, brett, quasi polverosa, frumento, luppolo belga. Dolce abboccato l’ingresso, fruttato, acidula poco amara. Si trovano i caratteri di una saison belga, uniti ad una dolcezza inaspettata. Poco corpo, quasi watery. Spigolosa, non molto carbonata, calda, equilibrata ed armonica.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tricksta_p (1778) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
Aroma of citrus, sweet orange, strong funky yeast, lots of barnyard aromas, tons of fruits, apricots, peach, hoppy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and a bit sour with a light bitter finish. Quite complex and well-balanced, smooth and ridiculously fruity. Probably the best Saison I’ve ever had.


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