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

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RATINGS: 551   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5947) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Pours bright gold into a tulip. Bright white head recedes to skim rim. Earth and biscuit aromas. Hops front to back.


3.7
MelvinKalksma (1571) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017
Aroma: 7
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, Saison yeast, grain hops and citrus.

Appearance:5
Opaque golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate: 7/3
Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange and Saison yeast; ends slightly bitter and medium dry with grain, hops and citrus.

Overall: 15
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. So this is a Saison with a lot of bitter hopping as they say. It is definitely nice, but I would have preferred a lot more dry-hopping to pair it with. Great, but very dry, Saison that works just fine. Perfect appearance and a good aroma, but the palate is simply too dry.

3.7
rami_pl (3615) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Brise-BonBons by Brasserie Fantôme at Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku Aromat saison z nalecialosciami lambika, smak saison ze spora pieprzowoscia, kwaskowaty i slodkawy z wytrawnym finiszem. Jasne owocki tez.

3.7
tricksta_p (4747) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Aroma is grainy malt, hay, spicy peppery yeast, esters, straw, ripe-ish fruits, orange, funky and herbal notes, notes of stone fruits. Flavour is above moderate sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium. Quite the bitter Saison indeed, robust grains, wild and reckless.

4.6
Grzesiek79 (4314) - 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 (7912) - 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 (7467) - 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 (7232) - 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 (2753) - 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 (738) - 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 (1862) - 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.


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