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


on tap

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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
"With joy and a little bit of mischief, Fantôme brewer Dany Prignon dedicates this very bitter beer to all of the many varieties of brise-bonbons - literally, ball-breakers - in the world. Specifically, this beer is meant for wise-guys, braggarts, pains-in-the-ass, muck-rakers, troublemakers, know-it-alls, stuffed-shirts, blow-hards and bores, as well as nut-cracking, wind-bag, prattling-on, self-appointed experts on everything, and nose-in-the-air snobs, convinced they can do anything better than you. Dany intended to make a beer too bitter for a normal person to enjoy. The problem is, everyone loves it! Guess we’re all just a bunch of brise-bonbons sometimes..." - Shelton Brothers

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2007
This is my favorite offering from this brewery. I prefer the heavily hopped, well-attenuated interpretation of saison over the spice teas that are usually done by this brewery. This one has a nice aromatic and palate dryness that makes it dangerously drinkable at 8% ABV. Before I knew it, I was at the end of the bottle and craving some more.

magicmn (178) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle on brewery in late august. Pale, high carbo, white head. Grassy and spicy aroma. Very dry, hoppy, hay, delicate crisp bitter finish. Awesome beer!

Ritzn (1808) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
Hazy yellow with little white head. Aroma is citrus, yuzu, hustensaft, slight leather, coriander, other spices. Taste is very bitter, but still drinkable, hoppy leaves, some bonbon juice. Not bad.

FinnIckler (887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle at Moritz's. Nose is orange, citrus, dull fizzy tablet. Palate is dull orange, citrus, fizzy tablet. Bitter finish. Ok.

SinH4 (6257) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is fresh yeasts, a touch moldy, funky, apples. Taste is earthy, funky, apples again, very bitter finish, nearly medicinal. High but soft carbonation. Fun!

Maakun (6430) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle shared with my brother. Hazy golden, looks like and NEIPA, big white head. Lime, lemon balm, chewed out bubblegum, Amaretto, massive bitter herbs, rubber, medicinal, soft wheat and malts. Under medium sweet, light tart and strong herbal and medicinal bitter. Medium bodied. Very nice aroma up front but the taste is a bit too chemical and bitter. Still quite interesting.

Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
Trübes Goldgelb mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, leicht fruchtig, Zitronenschale, muffig, erdig, leicht säuerlich, pfeffrig, dezent bitter, spritzig.

tapefuzz (813) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2017
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is yeast, bread, pepper, and some citrus. Taste is yeast, funk, pepper, light orange, bread, light grain, and some peach. Very lightly tart. Finishes bitter and a little earthy, although the yeast sediment subdues both substantially and increases the tartness in the finish, changing the finish to something reminiscent of pulpy grapefruit juice nearing its expiration date. Dry. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp-ish mouthfeel that becomes lightly creamy with the inclusion of the sediment. Once again, a Fantôme beer changes drastically by mixing in the sediment.

josanguapo (1920) - SPAIN - OCT 28, 2017
From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Pilgrim Academy, the watching Black Mirror 1x01. Geyser. More funky, less balanced than their base saison, making it less special and more like many other saisons.

marcotetta (199) - - AUG 21, 2017
Drinked in bottle. On the nose alcoholic notes, apricot, some dry peach and some bread notes. In mouth medium light bodied, light on the tongue , quite drinkable but after few second a pleasant alcohol warmness . Not the best fantome

MD11 (92) - - AUG 21, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2017 Bevuta in bottiglia. Colore ambrato molto limpida. Al naso note speziate molto fini. In bocca molto piacevole, secca e persistente.

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