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

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RATINGS: 1138   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, - AUG 23, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 Pours a cloudy orange with a nice fluffy head. The nose is fruity floral funky. Very interesting. The pallet is floral, slightly fruity with a bit of bitterness in the middle followed by a bit of funk and a little off dry sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2378) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
750ml bottle. Orangey golden colour, white foam head leaving some lacing and floral fruity aroma with apricot and funky yeast. Taste is grains, bread, tart and fruity, apricot, citrus rind, straw, earthy, barnyard, with some grassy bitterness. Foamy mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (873) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Aromat. Bardzo w punk seison, słodki, morelowy, drożdżowy, w tle ananas, pomarańcza, landrynki i kwiaty. Wydawać się może, że przy takim aromacie piwo może być zamulające w smaku. Nic bardziej mylnego. Smak jest lekko kwaśny, lekko gorzki i taka też słodycz. Bardzo zbalansowane, nic nie wychodzi n pierwszy plan, każdy sam się uzupełnia tworząc harmonijną całość. Szacun. W smaku wyraźna nuta ziołowa, morela, pieprzna. Mamy też skórkę cytryny, ciastka, siano i lekką rustykalność w postaci minimalnego funku. Posmak wytrawny, ziołowo kwiatowy, lekko cierpki. Ciało pełne, oleista faktura i średnie wysycenie.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 26, 2016
On tap @ Hopaholic - Hazy yellow colour, large frothy white head with excllent retention and fine lacing. Intens fruity aromas with pineapple, peach, honey, gooseberry, yeast, hay, some flowery hops. Taste is refreshingly sourish with tropical fruits. Low flowery hop bitterness and some peppery aftertaste. Light to medium body, fizzy carbonation, slick texture, dry and sourish finish. Great saison, well rounded and very refreshing, alcohol is well disguised.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2746) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Hazy yellow. Nose is herbs, grass, spices. Tastes spices, herbs, sweetish, good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rugamu (133) - SPAIN - JUN 12, 2016
Una saison que no me termino de convencer del todo con toques terrosos y acidos que no me hicieron agradable su paso en boca. No es mala, pero no repetiré.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drankpenguin (12) - GREECE - JUN 11, 2016
750ml bottle at Hoppy Pub. A summer night at Nikiforou Foka in Thessaloniki, the Fantome after scaring us he traveled us to the planet of pepper. To the saison galaxy. Fantome, when will you visit us again? Wether or not, we love you anyway!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arcanor (169) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
750ml bottle. Pour dark yellow and hazy with a tall lasting rockie white foam. Nose a bit oxidize. Not optimum, if I remember, I had a better bottle then this one. But since I don't really remember, I'm rating this one for now. Earthy and dusty with a long bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (583) - MEXICO - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle, 750ml. A cloudy amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is of spices, alcohol, grappes and Belgian yeast. Taste is somewhat sour with a citric finish with Belgian yeasts. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Sour citric character, heavy and quite fruity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (860) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle, 75cl. Opaque amber with a frothy to minimal tan head. Musky aromas of yeast, dried fruits. spices, alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet with medium to heavy acidity and low bitterness. Amazing and complex fruity and yeasty flavors into a stinging finish. Extraordinary and unique.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (797) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Pana nieduża, sycząca, szybko opada do firanki. Barwa złoto pomarańczowa, mętna. Aromat bardzo przyjemny - bardzo fajne motywy funki (piwnica, siano, stara skóra) w akompaniamencie estrów w typie brzoskwini, winogrona, gruszki oraz delikatna kwaskowość kiszonej kapusty. Klasa! W smaku półwytrawne, bardzo odświeżające - jest z jednej strony fajna biszkoptowo pszeniczna podstawa słodowa i lekka słodycz moreli, z drugiej niewielka kwaśność soku z cytryny, na finiszu zaś odrobina przyprawowych fenoli i stajnia. W afterteasie pojawia się nawet fajna mineralność i pikantność... Goryczka niewielka, ziołowa, nagazowanie średnie, szczypiące, półpełne i bardzo pijalne w odbiorze. Alkohol... to ma aż 8%?
Piękny Saison, idealnie wpasowujący się w moje oczekiwania co do tego stylu, chyba najlepszy z dotychczas degustowanych! Dzikie drożdże zrobiły tu kolosalną pracę, dzięki czemu piwo jest wielowymiarowe, skomplikowane, przy tym zadziwiająco sesyjne i "soczyste" (aż pobudza ślinianki). Brawo!


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