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Fantôme Santé-12!

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Formerly brewed at Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with white pepper, white candi sugar, and mandarin orange peel, Hallertauer and Brewer’s Gold hops, Pilsener and Munich malts.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber. 2008 vintage. Thanks to mike12da. Chopped weeds, pencil lead, and lemon pie aromas. Cloudy orangeish-yellow. Lemon dominates the initial; candi sugar sweetness emerges in mid palate; then smooth mild lemon; subtle bitter finish. Very smooth. Such a complex aroma. Has aged very well. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Courtesy of bu11zeye at rbwg 2012. Hazy golden color with white head. Mild herbal, vegetal, pale malt, dry spice aromas. medium body. Lightly sweet pale malt flavors with dry spices, unknown herbs and vegetables. Sweet finish--good

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle: Poured a hazy cloudy dirty dark blonde color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of lemony notes with some rustic malt and light funky yeast ester. Taste is a nice mix between some lemony malt with some rustic malt notes and some funky ester. I really enjoyed the lemony notes which were really not tart at all. Body was full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Probably one of the best Sante beers I’ve tried from Fantome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
In short: A sharp lemony farmhouse blonde ale. For those who like improvised crafbeers
How: Bottle 750ml, cork & cap. Consumed approximately 16 months after the first rating but certainly older than that. I usually thank my the person who provided me with the bottle, but in this case of this bottle the person doesn’t read ratebeer and I banged her a few hours ago, that counts as a thank
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is mandarins, parmesan cheese (butyric acid), lemon juice, apple skin, farmhouse, other stuff, this is a Fantôme. Taste is young apples, white peppermint, acidic oranges, cobweb, freshly squeezed lemon juice, coriander, mandarines. Body is a bit thin and lacks that doughy cheesy yeast character of many other Fantômes. This is a beer for those who like improvised approximate farmhouse craftbeer (a description that applies to most Fantômes). This It undoubtedly shares many of the elements of the Santé-15 and just like Santé-15 it is very good, just not Fantôme excellent. Another very good Fantôme shipped to my in-laws and brought back by my wife when she comes back from visiting her family in Europe. That saves me a lot of money on shipping, I love my wife, and if I ever become a multi-millionaire I will love my wife just as much and I will probably miss not seeing her anymore.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4726) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle: Small white head, disappears quick and leaves an open island on top of an almost clear orange colored beer. Smell malts, stingy lime, lemon, hay. Taste is very light: stingy malts, stingy hay, stingy lemon, stingy lime, pils malts, sharper peach and sharper apple. Some malts and some sharper herby hops. Aftertaste of grains and sharp fruits... Strange Low carbo, soft light stingy mouthfeel, medium body and a watery texture. Bit unbalanced and strange.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
750ml bottle from Kamiel, bottled August 2008. Pale and hazy amber with white fading head. Grass, grains, light hope, candied sugar, as it breathes you get a lot more spice, some pepper, light orange peel. Very light, quite nice, moderate carbonation, a grassy and soapy delicious palate, very fresh even though its over 4 years old.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11543) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
We’ll call the color on this blonde with a nice white head. At first, this one smells almost exactly like lemon drop candies to me. There is a eucalyptus aroma that follows and a fair amount of pepper. The flavor is a bit bready with some of the same eucalyptus notes, some pepper, citrus peel, and maybe some herbs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0 (68) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
750ml bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012.

Pours hazy yellow, typical tall head that fades fast. Aroma and flavor are pretty involved. There was a lot of debate over what the spice flavor was. I say Vick’s vapor rub, someone else said eucayptus, and eventually we came full circle and settled on Tiger Balm. Surprisingly good despite those descriptors. Maybe some sage in there somewhere. The only catch is that you really dont need more than 4 oz of this; it’s just too intense. You wouldnt know that this is 4 years old.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, mint, pepper, orange, and yeast. Flavor of citrus, sour, yeast, white pepper, florals, and earth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle, 03/18/2012. Hazy burnt orange pour, thin head, splotchy surface residue left over. Moderately sweet and fruity aroma, orange and caramel, clean pale malts underneath, grassy hops, and farmhouse yeast. Taste is bright orange citrus with a minty bite, touch of tartness, subtle maltiness, herbal hops add slight bitterness, and dry, peppery finish. Drinks easy with smooth, well-rounded palate, nice carbonation. Very enjoyable, the orange peel really shines, everything else providing backup.


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