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

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RATINGS: 1068   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2062) - Québec, Quebec, - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 I’m not going to write much about this one. It smelled like soft garbage and tasted like garbage-y strawberries. Not meaning that "garbage" in a wrong way but offputting to say the least. Interesting to have once... Rerate, 2013-01-19 Glad to report that this bottle does not have this defect! Delicious and mellow!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3463) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2015
This ebullient brew pours a lively, hazy tan body. Though carbonation seems vigorous the head is absence accept for a slight ring. The nose jars the olfactory sense with an unexpected burst of vinegar, farmhouse, and ambiguous, soft spicyness. The body is bready, yeasty, tart, citrusy, and grassy all at once. Very smooth, viscous body. This one takes you for a ride with many twists and turns. It excels in its complexity. Tart, twangy, sour peach and grass finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (331) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2015
Une superbe saison au nez épicé, citronné, fruité, pointe d’herbes aromatques, houblon frais. Bouche à l’attaque tendue, un milieu de bouche frais et épicé et une longue finale amère et fraîche. Très grande saison

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (561) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
75cl bottle at home. Completely cloudy golden colour, white creamy head. Earthy, yeasty banana and spices, citric, creamy malts, light honey, dry and bitter finish; quite complex, yet refreshing. Lingering aftertaste: dry, bitter and slightly fruity. Medium carbonation, firm body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (150) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. hazy yellow. yeast, honey hay aroma. sweet, medium bitter. nice feel and texture.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9220) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
From a bottle at Haand Ølfestival 2015, shared with Finn. Hazy golden body under a white, filmy layer. Dotted spots on the glass. Moderate aroma of peach, farmyard and yeast. Spiced fruity taste, dough and peach. Drying end, hints of bitter yeasty fruitiness. Mostly hidden alcohol. Accepted (Drammen 29.05.2015).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (748) - 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 (1740) - 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 (1130) - 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 (767) - 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.


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