Home >

Fantôme Santé-14!

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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed for the good cause of "vzw De Wissel", Putte (B). Brewed and bottled in july 2010. Ingredients: water, malts (pilsner, pale ale), hops (hallertau, saaz), yeast, spices

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to Paul. Pours cloudy, soupy gold with very little head. Nose has a lot of grapefruit in the nose, urine; smells good, really. Light to medium sweet flavor, plenty of tangy citrus, more grapefruit, tangerine, a bit of Tang drink, slight herbs. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lightly tangy finish, citrus fruits, grapefruit and tangerine, hints of pee, suggestions of bubblegum. Novel and quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
In short: A herbal pale Belgian ale of some kind, very weird, not very easy to drink.
How: Bottle 750ml, capped & corked. Purchased recently but the bottle is probably a little more than 2 years of age (unless it was bottled more than once).
The look: Cloudy peach color body topped by a medium white head with good retention. Last glass of bottle was grossly muddy with no head.
In long: Intense nose that is herbal, spicy, musty, camomile, vegetal, barnyard, sage. Really strange aroma even by Fantôme standard. Taste is wet hay, a whole lot of weird herbs, fruits flesh, dried flowers, a spiciness that evokes some kind of fusion world cuisine dish, mint, camomile, bamboo, I’m at a loss for words here. Ok mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. I’m usually on board with most of Dany’s crazy experiments but once in while he misses the target for me, this this Santé-14 is a rare Fantôme fail for me, the beer was entertaining because so weird, but not very drinkable. What a letdown, I was as disappointed as a dude with a foot fetish who rented the movie "Happy Feet" (and then desperately tried to jerk off to cute dancing penguins anyway).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Sampled @ RBBWG 2013 Thanks Eugene!! Pours dirty pale yellow with a small off white head. Smell is green pepper, citrus, funk. Taste is green pepper, malt, spice, yeast and finishes dry and slightly bitter. Body is light/medium with nice carbonation. A nice brew with subtle and well integrated flavors. 6,3,7,4,14 Bottle at Fantome 8/2012 - Pours a brilliant hazy gold with small off-white head. Lemon zest, black pepper, grapefruit in the nose. The taste is lemon zest, grapefruit...tasty and light. 8,4,8,4,17

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (5843) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
bottle at RBBWG12 pours blonde, very small white foam. smell is litle hay, all these thing you find at a fantome. taste is quite sour, realy fine .. aftertaste is fading .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
19/I/13 - 75cl bottle from Être Gourmet @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-54)

Pretty cloudy, yellow to murky beige beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: citrus, rotten fruits, dirty, chloride. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, soapy, bitter, grapefruit, chemical. Aftertaste: chloride, bitter, citrus, it’s pretty bad. This beer has not kept well. Next ones I’ll try to find faster and drink them before they go bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle on random Wednesday. Pours gold in first glass and then gets cloudier and muddier with each pour. Nose of peeled grapes, honey, malt, yeast, mixed florals, exotic and tropical fruits and hints of thyme or sage. Taste is same, but a bit muted. Later in the bottle there are peach notes. Finishes with mixed spices. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
Golden colour, white head. Light sour aroma, floral, citrus, yeast, funky saison notes. Light sour flavour, yeast, somewhat herbal. Tart finish, citrus, citrus peel and hay.
The 6th beer in the Fantôme tasting spree.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of tderoeck. Thanks Tim!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Thx! to Tim for sharing this one. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Very pale golden. Smell is very floral, funky, horse blanket, herbal with flowers,… Taste is floral, bit oxidized, herbal, fair amount of yeast and spice, nectar and flowers, light mustiness, hay, touch forest. Body is lightly thinned out. Very nice but not as top as the 12 was.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (12755) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy a bit murky yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly sourish, very yeasty, old musty hay. Dry texture, medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
bottle. clear pale gold. citrus cannabis and floral lemon oil ester-heavy nose is very tropical and the spices (whatever they are, orange / lemon peel, pepper, etc.) dominate. sweet honey-lemon pilsner malt with medium-high acidity that would suggest time in oak (the vanillin too). alas, far too cloying, fusels show up when it opens, and the lemon oil notes come across like makeup bag / bathroom-cabinet.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50