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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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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


wedgie9's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Batch #1
Tasted in summer 2012 with Curtis and the Nashville crew. Pours hazy yellow/orange with an average white head that leaves a nice collar of lace. The nose is nicely sour with tons of lemon acidity, a hint of white wine vinegar, and tons of peach, trending to the under-ripe. The flavor is a bit more ripe with peach, quite sour but not abrasive, white wine vinegar, and a touch of vanilla barrel treatment. The body is light and tannic with average carbonation and a long sour peach finish. Big thanks to Sean von Tagen for sharing this one with me so many different times.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2016
750ml bottle pours a golden color without much head. Delicate peach flavor. Some Bret at the end.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Shared at an Ann Arbor get together at Jeff’s on July 20. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a foggy golden yellow color with a thick cap of white head that slowly fades. The aroma is incredibly funky. There is a light acidity and a ton of fruit. There is a brighter berry and citrus to it, and then the funk rolls in a little heavier. Here is a ton of juice here. The flavor is a little better. The funk is toned down, letting the flesh and juiciness of the peaches really shine. There is a tart citrus and a lovely berry happening. The mouth feel is really good. It’s light and crisp with a bright carbonation and a heavy juiciness at the same time. It finishes crisp and dry with a peachy flesh and dry funk on the back end. This is pretty good. Not quite what I was expecting, but incredibly balanced!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de pêche avec une pointe de levure sauvage. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque. Saveur: Goût de pêches avec une pointe de citron et de levure sauvage. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #7033)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9369) - 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.

Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1616) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (11600) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (649) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - 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.


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