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


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RATINGS: 549   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (3131) - Malmö, - JAN 28, 2013
Speciell på många sätt. Dofta ladugård och gödsel. Syrlig smak med eftersmak av hö, blött gräs, vått trä och svettig gymnastiksal. Annorlunda är bara förnamnet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7474) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (7097) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (6862) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2668) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (711) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1728) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1444) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (4059) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kapusta (100) - Olive Branch, Mississippi, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2823) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2016 Bottle. Heavy malt aroma of grain for the malt, moderate to heavy herbs, grass and faint citrus for the hops, light soap, musty and funky for the yeast, with raw green vegetable, paper and pepper in the background. Head is large, frothy turning rocky, white with thick and crusty, but slippery lacing and is fully lasting. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then the long finish is moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. A nice crisp Belgian Saison that increases in complexity as you pour to the bottom of the bottle.

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