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

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Copper amber with the usual huge fucking fantome head. Calms down and the lacing is fantastic, also as usual. Nose is fruity, slightly jammy, with some candied strawberries and mint/menthol. Flavor has a bit of that strawberry, but also a mess of other stuff including metal, ginger, mint, and maybe some other herbs/botanicals. Interesting beer, as always from this brewer, but not my favorite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4007) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2011
Pretty stoked to see this in NC. Pours a murky reddish orange with a billowing sandstone head. The monstrous head blankets the nose a little and suppresses some of the more delicate character I found in the flavor, spicy with some coriander in the nose and a very ephemeral floral sweetness. Awesome flavor with hints of candy and fruit. A mild showing of bubblegum and a pleasant perceived sweetness. Very lively carbonation with a mild grip from the spice and a dry finish. Bossome.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
750ml green corked and capped bottle. IT pours a murky brown with hints of plum and lots of sediment. The head is foamy and of white and rather large. It recedes pretty slowly but with not much lacing. The smell is hard to pinpoint. It smells a lot like strawberries. There is perhaps some currant as well. It has a noticeable funk that almost brings up acidic vomit. It also has some lemony acidity to it. There is also a decent amount of spiciness to it. The flavor is utterly bewildering. It is like mint berry. It has like a mintiness about it as well as some fruitiness, mainly tart currant/cranberry. There is a mild sourness and also some cherry. It has a very medicinal flavor as well. It isn’t too sweet, but has a lingering sweetness amidst the funk and sour. The other component here is the spices, it tastes a lot like maybe some sage, nutmeg, ginger, and definitely mint. It definitely has a holiday tinge to it. Overall it is a quirky beer that I can’t say I will ever go back to but it was interesting. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-09-2010 04:28:01

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle thanks to Derek. Pours with a brown body and an off-white head. Aromas of strawberry, mint, dried stone fruit and light caramel and vinous notes. Flavors are minty with strawberry, a rustic grainy note, and agave syrup. Lively, dry, unique and good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2011
750ml bottle pours a hazy, ruby red with one ring of off white head. Nose is tart, herbal with some tomato. Tastes like pizza sauce, oregano, tomato, light lemon, caramel, blood orange. Medium bodied, pizza finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1824) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Muddy light brown color with a very light tan head. Ginger and a light sourness in the aroma and a light yeastiness. Ginger dominates with a slight unripe fruit sourness with a very dry and almost puckering ginger-sour finish. Lighter to medium body with very subdued carbonation. Almost a little slick, and I don’t mind the ginger-sour combo (even has a slight woodiness about it), but it gets tiresome for me after a while. Meh

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2554) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Thanks to Paul for bringing this up a few weeks ago. This beer pours murky brown with a light tan head. There is a strange funk for sure in the aroma with sweet light notes. The flavor is earthy, light tart, with almost cider notes. There are spice notes on this medium to thick-bodied Belgian brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours a foggy caramel brown; lots of large suspended yeast sediment even after decanting. Aroma is earthy, funky, spicy, herbal, and fruity. Taste is tart and complex– there’s something new with every sip. Builds on elements of smell; lots of caramel, Belgian yeast, and herbs– ginger and cinnamon stand out. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Quite enjoyable and quite unique when compared to all other beers I’ve sampled; pick this up if you get a chance/you have a good chunk of spare cash.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8195) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Julia. Pours dirty brown. Nose of dandelion, grass, figs and brown sugar. Taste of wild flowers, dried apricot, dates, fig and lemon grass.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Vintage 2010. Opened on 12.30.2010. Pours a red-hued umber, like the color of clay, with a slightly vanilla head. There’s some lacing, but it’s thin and recedes down the side of the glass quickly. Second pour is cloudy, like dirty water. Lovely nose. Some lemon acidity, a strong aroma of green apples, some light fruitier notes, and some herbal spiciness. Surprisingly sour on the nose. Some acetic character in the mouth, but a stranger mixture meets the tongue; I get some ginger, pepper, old mint, grassiness, muted muskiness, and other earthy notes. The sourness is more muted than on the nose, but I do pick up on some maraschino cherry and apple. Medicinal bitterness runs throughout the palate, which can be off-putting, especially early on, but the tongue grows accustomed to it. An interesting combination. Herbal, slightly dry finish. I expected a little more body given the color of the beer (which suggested some maltiness), but SG drinks well for its ABV. I like this, particularly in the nose, but the odd bitterness distracts, and the spicy, herbal notes are indiscriminate and run together. It tastes a bit like the kitchen sink; though this was partly my expectation, I wish the clean sourness in the nose came through more in the mouth. Still, very different and worth a try.


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