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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
fantasia {fan-tah-zee-uh}

- a music composition with a free form and an improvisatory style which may be based on earlier works

- a barrel fermented sour ale brewed with fresh peaches and rooted in a them from the Pajottenland

sarro's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Rate based on second bottle I had (first wasn’t as fruit forward or creamy). Slow gush on opening. Pours a yellowish, light orange with a thin frothed head. Nose is sticky, prickly fruit full of apricot and peach notes and a tiny bit of yogurt. Creamy mouth feel. Beer drinks softly with no real alcohol presence to speak of and finishes with some bitter fruit skin. Creepy girl on the label gets a bit cuter when you get to the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Strawberry allusions blend in nicely with the lambic-like funk, playing harmoniously with lactic acidity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the misty golden honey.
-The soft effervescence, dryness and acidity make for high drinkability.
-The fruit character is warm and juicy (not necessarily full on peaches; I got more strawberry and kiwi than peaches actually).
-This is not just another funky beer. It actually has a unique profile that is showcased in a refined manner. Very, very good brew.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1531) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Bouteille 750ml au Québec Ratebeer Gathering. Couleur dorée pâle légèrement voilée, mousse blanche. Arôme de pêche, levures sauvages, foin. Goût de pêche, acidité moyenne, levures sauvages. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2016
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 10th Anniversary party
Cloudy, golden, and flat. Sour, definitively it has Lambic notes, more lemon, but also light cheese/yeast notes; some aroma of peach and yeast.
Nice, but I expected more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/28/16] Draught at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at MaSo at Park Central Hotel in San Francisco. Hazy golden. Sour aroma, funky, oaky, with peaches. Tart flavor, oaky, with peach, citrus. Medium-bodied. Great and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Mydude is not in my dining room, but he is truly killin’ it.
Pours a hazy yellow with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is reasonably earthy at the start but this gives way to bright fruit i.e. lemon and apricot especially. The funkiness is mild, a touch horse blanket like and a little leathery.

The flavor is bright and fruity with lots of apricot. The beer is medium dry and has a very pleasant level of sourness. The beer has some faint herbal notes and a little bit of bitterness. The acidity is brilliant and the woodiness seems like white oak, although who knows. Just lots of tartness & apricot.

just fantastic

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared by Jeff at Darkness day. Pours cloudy golden. Nice funky peach aroma. Taste follows with nice tartness. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5639) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a cloudy apricot topped with a white head. Nose is peach apricot barrel nice tart funk. Taste is more of the peach apricot sour tartness some nice sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Jeff - thanks! Hazy gold pour. Peachy sour, some funk. Bright palate. Awesome!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2015
Golden colour, hazy white head. Aroma of cheese, wild yeast, hint peach and rotten yoghurt, somewhat reminding of a De Troch lambic. sour flavour, quite fruity, peach, lactic acid. finish peach and rotten yoghurt. Not bad, but not great. Expected more.
(from 75cL bottle shared @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (2704) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Waxed bottle, poured and split at a tasting. Huge thanks to Prufrockstar for sharing this and feeding my latest craze of peach sours. And for teaching me how to pronounce the name of this beer. Love the description on here by the way. It explains as much about this beer as I probably can. Pours a cloudy yellow, orange (peach) color with no head. Reading this bottle, I’m truly confused, but I know the beer is good, so that’s all that matters. Frsh peach aroma. Candy peach flavor with a belgian yeast hinted finish. SO damn good. FAHNTAHZEEA

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