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

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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fantome's winter offering, available December through March or so. Brewer Dany Prignon changes his receipes every year, so we can't so for sure what this year's beer will be like, but it is sure to please lovers of Dany's beers.

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3.6
martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle (from etre gourmet). Looks like a bottle. Aroma is spices, sourness, yeast, Flavor is spices, yeast, fruits. Finish is also spices. Overall: good.

3.8
Johnstledger8 (1328) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Murky copper orange with no head. Aroma is of red wine, ginger, cinnamon, vinegar, red fruits, plums. Taste is of orange, vinegar, plums, dark fruits, red wine, warm spices. Oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

3.8
ineedbeer (2257) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, likely a 2011 vintage. Aroma is somewhat fruity with some stone fruit and green grapes. Light citrus and acidity. Hints of grain and wheat. A bit of a light oak and woody note. Faint clove phenolic notes and faint floral notes. Pours a fairly clear, yellow gold color with a large, moderately thick, frothy, white head that recedes fairly quickly but is replenished for a bit before it fades to the edges and disappears. No lacing or legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with some light lemon-lime zest. Light acidity. Some light grain, cracker and wheat notes. Light stone fruit and floral notes. Hints of phenolic spice and some herbal notes. Some light watery, mineral notes. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium to medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright Saison, but not my favorite from Fantome. Nice fruit and citrus notes, but its a bit watery and bland (shocking for a ’tome).

3.9
Rubin77 (2590) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2016
F: pale brown, big, good retention. C: dark coppery to dark brown, hazy. A: herbal, spicy, peppery, brett, hint of vinous. T: malt, fruity, spicy, orange peels, caramel, green banana, very good and interestingly balanced, medium to full body, medium to high carbonation, worth to try, sample from vat @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2016.

3
jelledebont (142) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2016
Prima bier, maar voor een winterbier heeft deze wat mij betreft te weinig ’body’. Niet echt een uitgesproken smaak.

4.2
PietS (373) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2016
This is not just an average saison, the brewer really added a good winter’s touch. The taste is a combination of typical sour fruity, bretty saison flavor and more dark sweet flavors (caramel, malts). A warm, but also fresh mouth feel; enjoyable bitter aftertaste. Not easy to find, but definitely worth it; it’s a great beer.

4.2
Goose Geuze (26) - COVENTRY, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Hazy beige colour with a white head with lacing. Spices(allspice), pepper, caramel, tea and malts. Fairly boozy and a fair bit going on. Nice warming tasty beer.

3
jc1762 (1610) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing brown rims, opaque brown center, and sparse white foam. The nose shows sweet candy notes. The palate is moderately carbonated and light bodied. Flavors of tea and biscuits with a slightly sweet maltiness. Similar to a British pale ale.

3.4
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Lots of caramelized malt and some florals. Cloudy brown pour with ok head and lacing. Light sweet finish with a touch of booze. Tap at Churchkey. 2015.

3.5
alteregoo (1750) - Kalisz, POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Pana nieduża, gruba, szybko opada do firanki. Barwa brunatno pomarańczowa, mętna. Aromat estrowy, są brzoskwinie, gruszka, kandyzowana skórka pomarańczy, agrest, porzeczki, winogron, do tego przyprawy. W smaku półsłodkie, minimalnie kwaskowe, prym znów wiodą gruszki, kandyzowane owoce, suszone morele, głóg, wino domowe, jakieś fenole... Skojarzenia z keksem bakaliowym. Goryczka nieduża, karbidowa (acetylenek wapnia)? Wysycenie średnie, alkohol dość dobrze ukryty. W odbiorze półpełne, ale jednocześnie dość ciężkie i przez to mdłe, ciężkie do picia...
Taki keks w płynie, na dłuższą metę dość męczący...


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