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


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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.

nahthan's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Slightly cloudy in the glass, in all the best (unfiltered) ways. Nice dense head, pours with a lot of carbonation, as would be expected. Surprising how much sweet, maltiness comes through, equally surprising how well this combines with the esters from the yeast. Slight sour flavor and aroma, but definitnely nothing very pronounced. Very tasty. Slightly oxidized - a little bit of chalkiness in the finish, but that’s probably just because this thing sat on a container ship the last 6 months of its existence. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3202) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
Together with Bart and Yves golden blond colored body with a white head and a sour fruity hop aroma with a fruity sweet alcholic bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (416) - - SEP 26, 2015
Pours a deep and hazy golden body with a very thin head and almost no carboration. Nice funky aroma. Very nice and well balanced taste with all sort of summer tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2556) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2015
At bbq kristof en valerie. Hazy blond colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is yeasty fruited bit dry bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (1088) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a hazy orange gold with a huge soapy white head. Strong citrus aromas with lemon zest, iyokan and white grapefruit pith showing along with some pepper and that classic saison yeast nose. There is also a nice bit of tartness on the nose too. Taste is similar with lots of citrus and tart notes coming though. Great spritzy carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Finish has some lemon zest and white pepper. A world class saison. C’est manifique!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (219) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden color with an ample white head. Smells doughy, slight must. Taste is similar, with a lightly creamy texture. Carbonation is fizzy, though in no way aggressively so; Medium bodied. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (95) - - SEP 8, 2015
Pours flat orange with small white head. Aroma is very yeasty, pear, cheese, peach, pepper, orange, grass, hay, barnyard. Light sweet, medium bitter with longish peppery aftertaste. Body is medium, palate is watery, carbonation is soft. Robust, fruity, unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1263) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 6, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Blonde claire. Belle mousse blanche. Nez fruité sur le bonbon. En bouche, bel équilibre amertume/acidité. Bière originale, goût assez inédit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (448) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
2015/08/23 - Pours a cloudy, orange-honey colour with a thin, fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. No lacing. Aroma is peppery yeast, bread, bubblegum, hay, honey, citrus and apricot. Taste is peppery yeast, white wine notes, apricot, hay, bread orange and mildly tart citrus. Mouthfeel is medium to full with slightly low carbonation and a mildly tart finish that starts juicy and ends drying. The flavor profile (especially the fruity notes) of this saison is really is really awesome. I really enjoyed this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (366) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2015
75cl. Pours a dark orange color, medium carbo, small head. A: malts, yeast and white wine funk, corn, orange zest, hay, wheaty. Ok. T: yeasty fruity. Starts fruity with orange zest, wheats, some lemon. Develops a slightly citric, fruity bitter middle with peach notes, marzipan end, faint cheese hint. Tingles in the mouth a bit. Aftertaste relatively neutral, bit dry and bit fruity. Keeps on improving while drinking. Traditional Saison with fruity elements.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1684) - Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
(750ml) In a La Chouffe tulip . Ok , well fuck me I either got a mundane bottle of this apparent variable saison, or I got a slight ’miss’ .. I have wanted to try this beer for a considerable time but its obscurity can be felt even in Belgium . I was disappointed , it lacked any real complexity or customary rural pungent notes i like in farmhouse beers . Light citrus nose , bugglegum , spice , a bit of skunk . Poured out glowing orange that morphed into dirty orange with a good creamy foam.... Quit tart , like bitter cherry , mild dirty orange , earthy mushroom dankness , lightly citric spice accents .suggested bready sweet notes in the backdrop. I was hoping for funk and rustic character and found only a very subtle dirty quality . Its a pleasant enough beer but a fucking let down in context .

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