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Fantôme Santé-11!

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Formerly brewed at Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Soy-Erezée, Belgium

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed for the good cause of "vzw The Rainbow", Putte (B). Brewed and bottled in august 2007. Ingredients: water, malts (pilsner), hops (golding, saaz), white candy sugar, spices (coriander, origano, white and black pepper), yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, lactose acid, brett, malt, white wine and little hops. Little pepper in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Government shutdown beer #5, chosen to commemorate the dereliction of duty committed by the 113th United States Congress. I chose this beer because it’s a foreign concept, just like the idea of taking into consideration the will of the American people is a foreign concept to certain of our elected representatives. The beer is also retired, like the consciences of our representatives. The label displays another concept foreign to Congress, two very different people chatting amiably, arms around each other’s shoulders. The number 11 represents the combined IQ of those responsible for passing budgets for our fair country. The bottle displays a diesel stain as black as the hearts of Members of the House. The pour is cloudy, like the minds of Republicans, and gold, like the color of their bank accounts. It’s topped by a small head, something never found on the Hill. The aroma is a beautiful bouquet of flowers and delicate perfume, like the liquids our elected elite should bathe with to hide their true odors. The taste is a very funky, herbal, perfumy collection of sweaty barnyard animals, much more tasty than the revolting animals we sent to represent us. The finish lasts for minutes, longer than our Congressmen have worked during the entire year. Dany, my deepest apologies to you for comparing this sublimely delicious brew to the slimely seditious men and women on Capitol Hill. I am eternally grateful to you, Dany, for taking our minds off the living nightmare that is governance in the United States, even if just for a few moments. I am glad that we Americans are exporting our version of craft brewing to the world, and profoundly embarrassed by any who have attempted to export our perversion of democracy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Sampled August 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head that rises an additional fingers-width above the rim of the glass; the head leaves some light, layered lacing on the sides of my glass as I work my way through the beer. The fluffiness and creaminess of the foam seems to have died down a bit with age (which is perfectly normal), but this still has surprisingly good heading. The beer is a rich gold / pale amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The beer is quite aromatic, even from afar it smells of tart fruit, lemon zest and has a lemon leaning herbal character. A focused look at the nose yields aromas of pickles (more the herbal notes and not the vinegar), peppery woody notes, even an oak like woodiness, an almost dill like herbal character, which combines with the oak like character to form a cedar like note, as well as a dry-wine like tartness and fruitiness to the finish. The nose is quite complex, interesting, yet well integrated; earthy, herbal, fruity, tart and just plain nice.

Dry up front, a bit tart, with an herbal character, but then the middle picks up a soft sweetness that seems suggested by a fruity estery character. Up front this has a nice hoppy bitterness that seems to mellow through to the finish where there is a soft woody bite. Woody peppery notes, perhaps a touch of pine needles, a soft lemon like character that really seems more like some lemon scented herbal note. The body is quite light bodied without being thin, there is a soft texture to this, and there is a prickly carbonation, that seems quite fine in texture. At times rosemary notes are fairly noticeable, perhaps some woody oregano, herbal coriander like notes, and, as the beer warms up a more orange zest like flavor.

Another great version of this beer; these have aged surprisingly well so far & I can’t wait to continue trying these as they are available. All of these have been surprisingly good and consistent so far.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggirlpanties (181) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Special thanks to GT2 for sharing this gem with me. The appearance is golden honey in color, large white head that dissipates quickly in my glass, not so much in another glass so I’m going to go ahead and give it a 5 anyway. Aroma is so fresh: fresh cut roses, lemon tree, a bit of fresh hay/barn. Taste is oregano, orange juice, a little bit of that black and white pepper. Palate is balanced and refreshing, some citric tartness. Really great, you just want to keep drinking more.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
750mL. Pours cloudy, glowing peach with substantial, pillowy white foam. Insane retention and swathes of lacing. Nose is beautiful, no oxidation or mustiness- there is bright peach and starfruit, and not even a Fantome funk as much as a beautiful pilsner malt and fresh oat rustic grain component like a fresh farm haul. Flashes of candi sugar addition and then something off that eventually is recognizable as oregano, the definite uniqueness to this beer. Taste is sour peach up front, biting lime citric acid, then moves to a sweeter but delicate pale grain maltiness that really moves this into saison masterpiece mode having both the rustic, somewhat heavy grain component as well as the refreshing, yellow nectar fruit vibrancy. The palate is perfect for that balance. Very subtle acidity up front with just a touch of sweetness in the finish. This one is really fantastic and clearly delicate. Doesn’t feel like 8% and belongs in saison instead of Belgian Strong Ale.

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As it warms and I’ve sat though this beer for awhile, I really am in love. It is totally different from Sante 14 which was much brighter peach all over with sharper acidity. This one really lets that elusive "quenching malt" backbone get to you that is a component of the best beers out. This is a near impossible thing to experience in beer and is best created by using just pilsner malt. The mouthfeel for that reason is pillowy and floats around the palate but there is that delicate tangy pineapple, peach acidity and soft pear sweetness that provides balance. Oregano, pepper, whatever provide only a sharpness like a good spice should. You can’t taste them on their own. They might as well fade into the background. The quenching character is superlative and the mouthfeel perfect. One of if not the best from Fantome. Sometimes you just wonder what is going on in Dany’s head when he makes something like this, but I hope this is made again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle, 08/14/2013. Pours bright orange straw color, clear medium white head fades to solid haze on the surface, thick lacing. Aroma is orange and thin pineapple, lemon peel, earth and barnyard and grass with peppery finish. Taste is tangerine grapefruit, mild tropical tartness, nice funk, with toasted malts, brett, herbal black peppery finish with fruity overtones, spicy heat in the aftertaste grows with more sips. Medium body, smooth and very drinkable. Wow, really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle..Pour is gold with a small white head..Nose is light fruits, spice, tartness, funk, socks..Taste is tart, funk, spices, lemon peel, coriander

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. gold pour with a white head. nose is tart, yeast, spices, and strawberries? very smooth on the palate, dried fruits, tart, cherries, excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a lightly hazed golden hued body with a small white head that lasts. Aromas are musty, honey, biscuity, malty, elderflowers, vanillin, medium phenol (pepper), mild funk. Flavors are sour, orange peel, mild oak like character, black pepper, fruity, funky, grassy, and floral. Lively bubbles, dry and almost a touch crisp. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5681) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottled shared at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting. The beer pours a golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and Belgian yeast notes, as well as some light funk and something that resembles pickles. The flavor is similar. There is a hint of vinegar that that once again reminds me of pickles, as well as some light funk and some wheat and tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.


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