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

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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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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3.7
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.


4.6
Grzesiek79 (4276) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to Eric De Geyter who bring to me from Belgium. Big Thanks for that. Piana srednia, kolor miedziany, pod koniec piaszczysto blotnisty. za sprawa osadku ktorego bylo wiele. Zapach egzotycznych owocow, cytrusy i melisa. Smak physalis zdecydowanie ten owoc dominuje. Mocno goryczkowe i kwiatowe piwo, sporo tez przypraw i wszelakich zio. Tymianek i kardamon tak mi sie kojazylo. Doskonale wytrawne, poteznie goryczkowe i zywiczne piwo. Cudowne naprawde boskie. i na koniec ta cierpkosc malenkiej physalis. Podrasowane na maxa jest to piwo z zabawna w dodatku etykieta.

3.4
Marduk (7598) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2017
750ml bottle @HBF 2017 (thanks mjs). Hazy yellow color. Small size, white head, stays. Citrus, clove, earthy, farmhouse, sour and spicy notes in aroma. Citrus, floral, fruity, hay, herbal, sweet, yeasty and earthy in taste. Very light body. Covers alcohol superbly. Excellent brew.

3.7
mjs (7169) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at HBF2017) The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, tartness and sourness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, sweetness, sourness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour, sweet and bitter. A blend of saison, triple and sour brew. Nice.

2.8
VastActiv (6942) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
Sample from the bottle at HBF 2017, 2017. Thanks mjs! Colour is very cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, sourness, some tartness, citric elements and malts. Very weird like usually fantomes are.

3.4
mateuszk (2670) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Bottle. First of all - the beer was lightstrucked on medium to light level. Besides that really beautiful head. In taste nice phenols, sweetish fruits with bitterness slightly higher than normally found in Belgian saisons. Nice.

3.7
SkillsFactory (739) - ITALY - APR 1, 2017
Dorata carica, lievemente opalescente, schiuma bianca non troppo copiosa ma di persistenza eccellente. Aroma erbaceo fresco e pungente, uva bianca, lavanda e ginepro. In bocca attacca con uva bianca, e lavanda, successivamente ginepro ed erbaceo fresco e pungente che caratterizzano anche la sua coda arricchita da una nota maltata. Corpo medio, ben carbonata.

4.2
SeniorZozo (1841) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 13, 2017
Beeroda.hu x Cake&Beer Tasting Sessions @ Budapest, Hungary. // Pours a hazy amber gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Sweet citrus peels and musk, bright and vibrant, lemon and herbs. Medium bodied, spicy right away, yeast and spice.

3.9
Ysok02 (1519) - Mons, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2017
Robe blonde, aux reflets ambrés, mousse peu persistante. Nez sur les agrumes, le pamplemousse jaune, le houbon, sur un fond de miel et de fruits jaunes. Bouche à l’attaque amère, mais équilibrée, une très belle bulle élégante et une longue finale équilibrée. Une très belle bière de plaisir et de raffraîchissement.

3.8
martjoobolut (4229) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle (from etre gourmet). Pours golden with huge whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is sour, funky brett, fruity, some peaches, slight sweat. Flavor is sour and sweet, fruits, peaches, spices, citrus, some herbal notes. Finish has some nice dry bitterness. Well balanced and covers alcohol well. Overall: very nice.

2.7
kapusta (111) - Browns Summit, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Cloudy golden-lemonade yellow with a big white head. Aroma of malt, honey, spices, floral notes and yeast. Taste is slightly sweet and fruity with cotton candy, cinnamon, herbal notes, yeast and some red berries with strong bitterness.


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