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


on tap

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RATINGS: 543   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2011
AROMA: hops, yeasty, green bottle funk, grapefruit; APPEARANCE: looks like peach fruit - unfiltered; TASTE: slightly bitter, a hint of sweetness; PALATE: spritzy, short finish, OVERALL: interesting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1206) - 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 (3542) - 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 (2741) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13147) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle shared at the Aug. 2016 Monticello Dairy Bottle Share, 8/1/16. Murky orange, large creamy off-white head. Aroma of mustard, funk, bandaid, pepper, caramel. The taste is toffee,caramel, paper, pepper and a mild vegetal note. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlf (401) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2016
Pours hazy orange golden with a small white head; aroma is banana with clove, somehow aged, quite fruity but also a lot of herbal and grassy notes as the beer warms in the glass; taste is fruity, ripe banana, grapefruit, slightly spicy, alcoholic, then the hops take over, herbal, grassy, medium to very bitter finish with spiciness; carbonation is medium, mouthfeel is creamy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Speko (245) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle 9,4 oz. at Slacker. Pours hazy orange with medium off-white head. Aroma of malts, orange peel, peach, herbs. Taste is grass, spices, glue or rubber. Definitely not my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlackerMads (3161) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle with Bob. Hazy golden with a medium sized white good lacing head. Dry grass, hay, honey in the nose. Fairly rustique and not a wacky spice rollercoaster like some Fantome. Earth, wood, twigs, honey, dry grass, herbal. Fine soft carbonation and filing mouthfeel. Full body, carries the alcohol well. Bitter finish. Rough. Smells like homebrew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (1146) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Pana nieduża, szybko opada do chmurki. Barwa złoto pomarańczowa, lekko mętna. Aromat estrowo fenolowo funky - jest trochę brzoskwiń, suszonych moreli, kandyzowanej skórki pomarańczy, przypraw i siana. W smaku półsłodkie, dokładnie odwzorowujące to, co w zapachu plus jakieś miodowe nuty w afterteasie. Goryczka niska do średniej, mniszkowo pikantna, piecząca, nieprzyjemna. Wysycenie średnie, drobne, musujące.
Piwo znacznie gorsze od sztandarowego Saison z tego browaru. Przede wszystkim niefajna goryczka, mało dzikie i niezbalansowane. Czuć tu nieprzyjemny posmak mleczu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sarlacc83 (2091) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Thanks! A: White head with an orange body. N: Peppercorn, wheat, weed, extremely herbal. A bit of cracker underneath. Admittedly, I didn’t spend much time on this one, because, frankly, it wasn’t really worth it. T: Extremely bitter - and not in the enjoyable IPA sense. It’s more like that chalky bitterness which most people find unappetizing. M: Light body, alcohol presence, crisp carbonation. O: Guess I’m not a Brise-BonBons, because I very much disliked this. Not worth one’s time.

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