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Fantôme Strange Ghost

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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Soy-Erezée, Belgium

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1577) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
750 ml bottle, shared by tectactoe. Pours a muddy, murky brown color with a small bubbly head. Aroma is slightly sour red fruit with apples and musty, wet wood. Taste is fairly fruity and just slightly tart. Some citrus and light horseblanket, maybe some spices. The flavors seem all of the place and don’t fit that well together. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle: pours a super murky, brown-ish & dingy, dark copper color with low head formation; only a timid, beige & gray-tinted ring slowly forms around the edge. Aroma has some tart-ish apples up front, very small lacto character with a touch of lemon flesh, wet hay, light barnyard funk, sweet strawberry, & a candy-like sweetness, very similar to Pez candy... I’ve gotten the same aroma from bottles of the regular Saison. Taste has lots of fruity esters... again I get strawberry Pez but also a plum & peach character on the back-end. Mild tartness with bales of wet hay, funky old cotton, & a finishing touch of toasty malt. Smallest hint of smoke, but nothing off-putting. Somewhat creamy body, feels lighter than 8% ABV. Pretty nice saison overall. Doesn’t touch the original (the good bottles, at least) but this was still quite tasty with a nice, low level tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before July 2013. Pours slightly hazy and cloudy ruby red color with a 2 finger fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big cherry, strawberry, apple, pear, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, caramel, leather, light funk, and herbal earthiness; slight oxidized cardboard note, but not bad. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity and spicy yeast esters. Taste of pear, apple, cherry, strawberry, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, floral, caramel, bread, light leather, light funk, and herbal earthiness. Lightly tart fruitiness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark and light fruits, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, floral, caramel, bread, light leather, light funk, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/spicy ester balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick, fairly crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice farmhouse ale. Nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast esters; very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured medium, coppery-orange with a spotty, but well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up bright juniper, caraway, blood orange zest, and a kiss of star anise over soft, almost nutty malts.. very interesting. The flavor found sour, somewhat metallic notes and juniper on the tip of the tongue, with lemon zest and a bunch of spices behind and around.. the juniper really led.. tangy, spicy, oaky finish. Medium-bodied and slick on the palate.. a little too focused on the tart/sour elements, but otherwise solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
750ml bottle @RLRL-lt tan-cloudy amber. A-jalepeno, lt/med malt. T-jalepeno, herbal, lt/med malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers. The beer appears a rusty, orange brown color. Mild haze with a small tan head after a careful pour. The aroma offers herbal, floral, funk, fruit, vegetable, and yeast scents. A lot of stimulus for the olfactory senses. The taste brings some apple notes, along with a light spice, though not with the same intensity as La Gillmoir or BBB Dark White. Candied apples and a fruity sweetness are balanced by a light funk. Medium to light bodied. Good feel. I would definitely have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-07-2011

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. This is my favorite of the ghost beers. Pours a hazy copper with medium white head. Pretty good lacing. Aromas and taste of cedar wood, white pepper, cutgrass, belgian yeast/spice, orange rinds, mushrooms. Notes were incredibly vegetal and earthed out. Carbonation was restrained on this one as far as Fantome goes. Smooth mouth with a medium dry herb finish. Delicious beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2012
What am I drinking?? The name on this is very fitting. Does it really even taste like beer? no not really. When I take a sip of this I picture a dank cobweb filled dusty basement full of huge piles of strawberries and grass. It tastes kinda good but man its strange.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2012
This is odd, tastes like strawberry jam and wet grass. No wait roast beef sandwich and peaches. No wait, till tastes like basement

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle shared by wavers1. Thanks Baker! It has a dark reddish copper color with an off white head. The aroma is caramel apples, lots of cinnamon, allspice and touches of dark fruity and toasty malt. The flavor is oddly tart and surprisingly funky with sour apples, horseblanket, cinnamon, toasty malt with hints of brett and a spicy, almost woody finish. Not bad, I after I got past the initial shock. Very interesting at least.


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