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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Soy-Erezée, Belgium

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aoma is herbs, orange citrus, fruity, smoke? Flavour is herbs, fruit, yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, floral/spicy and slightly woody/bitter, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
75 cl. swing-top bottle sampled – procured from Willems. Very hazy golden, fading creamy white head to the sides. Huge citrus in the nose, lots of it, very fruity yeast, white bread, sweet, sweet floral, cleaning products,… Sweet thick yeast, light plaster, some near fake lemon, flowers, thick white bread, very sweet grains, white sugar, very light bitter spices,… Very thick yeast, odd as usual Fantome brew imitating a very sweet Strong Belgian Ale, yet expensive! Oh you naughty ghost.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
MY god its another fantome.. brouight by 77ships AND tim, to rampkrot ( we shared ships’ bottle ) colour is very light, hazy yellow. smell is lemon-scented cleaning prioducts ok carbo, lemon-ish , very harsh, extremely bitter aftertaste ( i guess, at a certain point , citra was used .. ) one of the best fantomes i’ve had. if onley it were drinkable...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (10781) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Pours clear golden with a small, frothy, white head. Aroma has grapefruit, doughy malts, citrus, light funk, mild leather. Medium carbonation, dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has light soapiness, lavender, coriander, cardemum, very dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
75cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: somewhat smoked, fruity, herbs. TASTE: fruity, herbs, little smoked. Not really a smoked beer or anything, but some hints of it. First one for that matter I find pleasant, not really a fan of smoked type beers. But kinda liked this one!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Notes of lemon scented shaving soap fruit loops grass and after shave. Herbal weird as well. Pours hazy Orange yellow nice white head nice lace. Flavors of Herbal notes dank lemon herbal soap patchouli after shave smoke . Fruit loops blAck pepper. Odd. Nice carbonation. Bright lingering bitterness. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
750ml swing top. Bright rich golden with slight haze and tight lasting bright white head. Burnt rubber, soap, perfume, oatmeal, pale malt, slight banana. Dry white pepper, plasticky smoke, floral perfume notes, slight banana and apple, finishes super dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2013
March 2013 bottle date; Sampled August 2013
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head that leaves quite a bit of lacing and falls in with a varied, rocky surface. The beer is a light gold color that shows an almost clear, pale, yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has an interesting earthy spiciness to it that is balanced by a bright fruitiness and then a sort of plastic like, band-aide leaning, phenolic funkiness that is in the finish. Sweet pale malt notes, floral pear notes, green raisins, some star-fruit like notes, and perhaps a touch of kiwi-fruit. There is also a light cracker like pale-malt note, and perhaps a touch of dried hay in the nose as well.

Quite dry, and quite light bodied, the beer is deceptively easy light and easy to drink. A bright phenolic note in the finish adds some band-aide like flavors, some plasticizer notes, and a musty, earthy note. There is a white pepper spiciness here, as well as a distinct clove like flavor, and towards the finish a softly sweet, pear / apple note that has a honey like edge to it without being overly sweet. Some higher alcohols add some spiciness to the finish as well, though these notes remain fairly smooth overall. The pale malt character contributes supporting notes of chewy crackers, touches of hay like notes, and a rounded pale malt chewiness.

Not bad, definitely has a bit of Fantome wildness with the phenolic notes; these aren’t dominant at the moment so the beer is still fairly drinkable. If it gets much more plastic / band-aide like it will really start to detract though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, perfume and flower. Flavour is malt, perfume, flower and light soap.


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