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


on tap

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RATINGS: 564   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

kapusil (1558) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2017
0.75l bottle thanks to Cristobal37. Hazy orange body with a white head. Aroma of lemon zest, pepper, honey and lots of citrusy hops. Taste of hay, lemon zest, pepper, grass and citruses. Quite generously hopped saison. Very nice.

Lore (2989) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2017
Very hazy orange colour, large dense and quite stable white head; aroma of wine cellar, coriander, candied lemon zest and maybe some minimal dried apricot; taste has the same notes with significant amount of hoppy bitterness; great saison; thank you very much, my friend, Cristobal!

Cristobal37 (1287) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Bb 2018. Hazy dark yella, healthy head. Spicy fruity doughy Fantome yeast dominates. Bitter with hops dominating the taste. Refreshing and the 8% is not apparent at all. Like a more bitter Dupont, I like it.

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 (1984) - 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 (977) - 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 (6554) - Garching b. München, 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 (6710) - 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 (1629) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2017
Trübes Goldgelb mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, leicht fruchtig, Zitronenschale, muffig, erdig, leicht säuerlich, pfeffrig, dezent bitter, spritzig.

tapefuzz (920) - 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.

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