Fantôme / Arizona Wilderness Desert Ghost

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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sonoran Saison. Belgian ale brewed with spices.

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3.2
tapefuzz (627) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2017
750mL bottle. Pours an orangey-amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and funky with lots of tangerine, spice, and yeast. Taste is initially tart and tangy before turning drier, earthier, and peppery. Tangerine, spice, pepper, yeast, barnyard, a tiny bit of grain, and an additional harder-to-pin-down fruitiness reminiscent of Fantôme Saison. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Crisp but somewhat thin mouthfeel. As usual, the specific taste components of a Fantôme beer are hard to pin down although it has that patented Fantôme fruit/yeast/spice at its core. The taste and, to an extent, the body never have the depth one expects from Fantôme - something seen in far too many of their collaborations.

3.5
wombat23 (1511) - Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Shared 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy orangish-gold, with a small short-lived white head. Aroma of funk, earth, fruit, spice. Taste follows nose with Belgian yeast, barnyard and a healthy dose of black pepper. Carbonation is soft. Good.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle at home shared by Travlr. Pours clear orange with a small, frothy white head, medium retention forming a cordon. Aroma is moderate crisp grainy and husky Pils malt with peppery spices. Flavor is moderate crisp grainy and husky Pils malt, peppery spices and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

3.6
Travlr (25277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden yellow color, white head. Aroma is earthy dirty dusty herbs. Taste is earthy herbs and grasses. Interesting.

3.9
Marheb (5820) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2017
(Bouteille provenant de Bottlecraft): Une pâte moelleuse maléable, un brin épicée, levurée, fromagée mais surtout très fruitée, nectarine très mûre principalement.

3.5
anders37 (26734) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2017
Bottle @ Sour Sunday 2017, Berkeley, CA. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak citrus finish.

3.6
t0rin0 (88) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Ticked December 11, 2016.

Surprise surprise, it’s hazy and orange, but the foam lasts a little longer than the other one we opened (Grimm). Aroma is citrus and grass with a touch of rubber. Flavor is hoppier than the other ones I’ve tried recently. I get a little bit of barnyard in this one.

3.6
bytemesis (8587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Bobby - thanks! Pours very hazy orange, small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is grassy, hints of banana and funk, black pepper and faint citrus notes; almost like a dry hop. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, belgian yeast notes (banana, clove, field grass), hints of citrus and caramel. Medium body.

3.8
phaleslu (10336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Pour from a bottle at the Shelton Brothers Festival. This was at the Arizona Wilderness table; Fantome wasn’t there. Pours a lightly cloudy gold with a small white head that settles into a bubbly ring and film. There’s no mistaking Fantome’s funk, and it’s backed by notes of oak, herbs, cobwebs, black pepper, grass, sweet and bready malts, and faint stone fruits. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a funky, spicy, herbal mouthfeel. Good saison.

3.7
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle splitvwithbtge wide. Pours cloudy oranfe xapped by a two finger head that had minimal retention. a soild floral precense, light cracker malt, lemon zest. light to medium body, lingering flowers linger on.


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