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

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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dany, the offbeat brewer at Fantôme, will try anything, and the results are always interesting. A beer made from dandelions would be worth a try if only because no one has ever brewed one before, but the great news is that this is actually a very good beer.
Dany and some cohorts get busy every spring picking bushels of dandelions that grow in the fields around the picturesque farmhouse brewery. The yellow flowers are removed and dried in the sun, then soaked in water for a few days. The thick, dark dandelion “tea” that results is the basis for the Pissenlit, which is made also from traditional barley malt and hops. It resembles a classic saison beer – golden spritzy brew, strong and very flavorful, with a good hop bite. You may have to strain to taste the dandelions, but you know they’re in there.
It should be noted that uncooked, the dandelion has a diuretic effect and is known in France as Pissenlit (literally, "wet the bed" - this also happens to be the British folk-name) for precisely this reason.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3629) - Québec, Quebec, - FEB 15, 2013
Cloudy golden with a well-mannered white head that sticks around. I swear I pick up a lot of dandelions (or maybe generic flowers) in the aroma, so the brewer doesn’t lie! Taste is sweeter (or rounder) than expected but it then ends up completely dry, quite strange actually. Flavors are vegetal, flowers again with some alcohol showing. This Dany Prignon guy is quite an artist and this may be a little gimmicky, but I’m enjoying it!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1297) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, fruit, grain, Saison yeast, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Opaque golden/amber beer with a slight off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with grain, Saison yeast, hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Amazing unfiltered appearance and this also makes the palate great. The aroma could have been stronger and the flavour is great, but still feels like it misses something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11023) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Hazy golden orange. Aroma is grassy hops and some fruity zing. Flavor is well balanced yeast, hops, herbs. Pretty kewl.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2430) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2017
very hazy orange to amber colour, one inch creamy yellowish head; aroma of orange zest, lemon juice, apricot, earthy, linden honey and barnyard notes, as well as bread; taste of overripe apricot, linden honey, some lemony and earthy notes and even some hoppy bitterness and spicy alcohol in the aftertaste; great saison!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (6843) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Tap@one pint pub. Pours amber color with a thin white head. Dark fruits, caramel, hops, floral notes, apricots. Pretty complex brew. Mouthdrying finish. Mild tartness, wheat and light berry notes in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4442) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2017
0,3l on tap @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy amber with a medium creamy head. Aroma is earthy malts with some cucumber and a hint of dandelion. Flavor is earthy malts, a hint of yeast, some dandelion and hops. Great saison as usual from these guys.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (6199) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Tap at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy and murky dark orange with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, dryness, farmhouse elements, some yeast and malts. Extremely weird.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AssKicker (331) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2016
Bue à la pression. Assez trouble, couleur ambrée, mousse crémeuse mais agoraphobe. Clairement axée sur les malts avec une bonne rondeur en bouche, pas mal caramélisée. L’amertume se dégage pas mal en fin de bouche avec une petite chaleur, et des notes végétales. Pas mal du tout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2800) - NORWAY - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle enjoyed at home
Copper, very hazy, thin laced beige head. Smell of fruity yeast esters, a touch of toast, soucesm caramel and light malts. Moderate sweet, a tiny touch of acids, fruity malts, caramel and fruit peel, alot of spices. Quite dry, complex and nice, zesty tail, medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4629) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Clear copper with short lasting off white head. Honey, sweet malts, some bitter herbs, herbal tea, some green tea, hay, some apricot. Light yeasty with a hint of funk, but mostly quite straightforward. Medium sweet and bitter. A bit over medium bodied with under medium carbonation and soft feel.


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