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

bottled
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RATINGS: 742   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
Meilby (11639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle 750ml @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral, herbal, caramel, yeast and pepper. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, floral and peppber finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
thepatrickman (1442) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
2015 bottle. Although this is billed as a saison, it is basically a Biere de Garde -- it’s malty, a little syrupy, and tastes a bit spiced, almost like a sweet raisin bread. A lot sweeter than most saisons, but it completely works.

3.6
nihtila (3836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Murky brown. Nose is sour, wood, red fruits, sweetness as well. Tastes sour and tart, red fruits, yeast, candy sugar.

3.9
Stuu666 (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at cornelius. Pours murky orange, nose is caramel, toffee, light spices, taste is sweet, sickly, esters, fruity.

3.6
unclemike (3170) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Deep chestnut with a faint haze, thin off white head and gentle condition. Spicy nose with some trace funky sub-lambic notes. Tangy fruit, malt and slight spiciness in the mouth though some funkiness still remains. Dry and spicy bitterness in the finish with some lingering nuttiness.

4
rami_pl (4199) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 2, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 butelka, nie wiem z ktorego roku, ale wazny do konca 2016, lot bj 13 (z 2013?), jasne, nieco mene piwo z taka sobie piana. aroaty to glownie jasne owoce (mirabelki? winogrona?), duzo przyprawowosci, a la pieprz, kardamon, galka muszkatulowa.czuc ciut nieco aptecznego funku chyba w tle. w ustach rzesko, podobnie do aromatu, bardzo intensywnie, wyraznie kwaskowato i dosc wytrawnie. sumarycznie daje to niezwykle unikalne piwo, bardzo charakterystyczne, zupelnie inne od wiekszosci "swiatecznych"". klasa

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

3.5
yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle, 75cl. An unclear dark golden beer with a dense finger thick off-white head. Herbal typical Fantome aroma with some caramel hints, dried fruits and a generic fruityness. Floral. It’s full bodied, dry and with a nice carbonation level. Herbal flavor with a hint of black pepper. Fruityness and some spring onion notes. Almost meaty. Lasting herbal and fruity finish. Refreshing indeed. Too malty I think though. 160521

4
superspak (5874) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2016
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; lot bj13, best before end 2016. Pours fairly crystal clear orange/copper color with 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of peach, apricot, pear, apple, lemon, orange, berry, pepper, clove, coriander, lavender, hibiscus, light banana, brown sugar, toasted bread, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of peach, apricot, pear, apple, lemon, orange, berry, pepper, clove, coriander, lavender, hibiscus, light banana, brown sugar, toasted bread, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal bitterness, yeast spiciness, and light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, pear, apple, lemon, orange, berry, pepper, clove, coriander, lavender, hibiscus, toasted bread, hay, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tart/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/tart/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly sticky, and lightly grainy/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
bubblehouse (1570) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Pretty good. A bit weak on aroma but has a nice solid taste. Nachbar during rain storm.

3.6
Alpha10 (814) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
2016/05/04 - Pours a cloudy amber brown colour with a thin, soapy, off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is yeast, light banana esters, spice, herbal/floral hops, orange peel and a hint of caramel. Tastes is sweet bread, yeasty esters (mainly banana), orange peel, dark fruits, caramel, spices and herbal hops. Mouthfeel is medium to full with light carbonation and a clean, drying finish. Not my favorite saison from Fantôme, but still very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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