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


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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Another seasonal, tart, rich, amber brew.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 Original Rating (5-23-04, 10-4-8-4-18=4.4): Sweet and spicy. Kiwi fruit aroma. Fresh and clean. Citrusy yeast - candy-like. Opaque orange-brown with fizzy off-white head that recedes to a thick cover and lasts. Citrusy, spicy, somewhat sour apple flavour. Horse-blanket comes out as it warms. Fluffy, collapsing cotton-candy-like mouthfeel. Bottle (enjoyed with MartinT, mr_kimchee, Oakes and Rastacouere).
Rerate (8-4-7-4-15=3.8): Clean, fresh, herbal hops, apricots, kiwi fruit and strong underlying sweetness. Opaque orange-tan with decent, off-white head that recedes to cover with great lacing. Sweet and sour are nicely balanced with some toasty malts, apricot-like fruitiness and fair bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, ClarkVV, MartinT, muzzlehatch, olivier, Rastacouere and Simon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 Thanks to tiggmtl for bringing this to our tasting with MartinT, Oakes and Kimchee. Appearance proposes a cloudy amber body with the almost typical Fantôme head, gigantic in size, off-white, mountainous, rocky with superb lacing. Yeast particules are everywhere. Aroma is very candyish, like sweet flowers, estery and eAstery, extremely yeasty as well. Lots of nuances in there, but flavor balance is mostly on the sweet side. Hints of powder sugar, vanilla, juniper, cherries, citrus... Taste surprises by its moderate sourness, sour grapes or cherries. Lots of fruity suggestions (myrtle, cranberry). Very spicy (ginger and many others hard to identify). Unexplicable barnyardy flavors gently complement this weird, funky fruitiness. Adorable as expected with just a slice of dry bitterness cutting through toward the end, but the acidity already had the harsh balancing task in hands. Great mouthfeel, highly carbonated, fluffy, airy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Slightly hazy orange golden hue with frothy off-white head and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of lemon and sour apple, dusty yeast esters, spice, toast, wheat and hay. This is a very floral nose. The taste starts with a crisp citric character of lemon, orange zest, and apple. Undertones of wheat, yeast and some malt too, nicely balanced! The finish displays a sublime spicy and a touch bitter tone. The mouthfeel is very smooth and lively initally, then crisp and dry on the finish, refreshing indeed. A wonderful beer and among my favorites from this world-class brewery. Almost like a hybrid between a Saison, summer wheat, and fruit beer, nice! Highly recommended within style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Summer ’99 Massive horseblanket head. TART SOUR apples poured brilliant effervescent amber, after the slight cork smell blew off it was like visiting a farm. Loved it, yeast in second pour did detract though. Since it says summer, I did force myself to drink one on a hot humid Nebraska July day outside in the baking sun in 2003, it was an odd sort of mascicism...the things I do for beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 Poured in a Chimay glass the color was a cloudy copper with a thin lasting head. Aroma is sour, similar to Petrus Pale. Taste is a sharp tart green apple. Also noted some light smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2004
Summer 1999. Complete with disintegrating composite cork. Luminous hazy golden, (as only fantome beers can be). Prickily acidic nose. Quite spicy rather acidic. Rather hoppy bitter (maybe more than hops) Amazingly through all of this a soft honey character. I'm curious how much more acidic this is than when it was bottled. Bravo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2004
Cloudy orange color,medium sized white head that faded slowly leaving behind a nice lace.Very nice fruity aroma,sort of sweet and yet a slight sour side comes through in the aroma.Very good flavor of fruit like maybe some lemon grass some orange and a nice spicy side that doesn't get over powering.There is a slight barnyard like flavor that manages to come through as well.Overall this is a damn fine brew and i will definately be picking up another bottle when i hit the Minneapolis area.Thanks go to Nexxus for sending this nice selection my way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Really interesting beer. Yellow in color with a big head. Citrusy aroma. Malty/ More like a belgian triple. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Pours a foamy yellow orange with a big white head. Citrussy yeast aroma. Flavor is malty and tripel like. This seems to be rather like any Belgian Tripel! Decent and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13064) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
White beer with a spicy lemony aroma. Very nioce fruits, bananasa, spices and confectioner's sugar. Body is quite superb, and the tartness would go well in the summer. Miam....

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