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

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RATINGS: 967   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. 75cl. [As Fantôme]. Unclear medium yellow - orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, citrus, apple, pineapple, tropickal fruits, sour - sweet fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and bitter, sour with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (280208)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours with a hazy yellow white head, slowly collapsing into semi broken lacing. Peachy and brett aroma and flavour. Very smooth and fruity flavoured. Mild, tasty and refreshing peachy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2004
As a lot of Fantome beers this one really wanted to get out of the bottle, so the cork blew off. An unclear yellow beer with particles of yeast floating around and with a huge white head with small spot of spices. The aroma is sweet with notes of spices especially cinnamon, but also with fruity notes of lemon. The flavor is sweet with a slight acidic lemony background and notes of spices, citrus, and hops giving it a slightly bitter end, where the alcohol also makes its presence known by leaving You with a warmth in the mouth, but the alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel is very smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Beautiful dark golden beer with a nice head. Sweet and sour nose with notes of anise and several other undisclosed spices. A lovely and very complex brew. 100401

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2006
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour with mediumsized whiute head. Barnyardish aroma with acidic fruity hints. Acidic citric flavour with earthy hints. Very dryish and a bit sticky in an acidic way in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, berries and spices. Flavour of fruits, berries and spices.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
[Bottled] Hazy golden. Striking aroma of pear and winegum. Medium sweet with wonderful, elastic mouthfeel. Juicy and intense, an ultraperfect world classic in it’s own style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Fruity spicy aroma. Yeasty fruity, spicy and a little firey flavor. Sweet fruity aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
4 years old
Hazy yellow color; big frothy head; turbolent perlage. Sour aroma, with a wood touch (because of the cork) and magnesia (because of the high carbonation). Quite dry, but with a correct body, and a light pleasant sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. @ Carlsens kvarter. Huge white head with excellent duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are smoke, malt, hops, fruits and notes of citrus.


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