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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light, fruity and champagne-like. Fantôme brews special seasonal beers, never repeating a recipe from year to year. This one is for spring . . .

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4.3
TChrome (1468) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bottle @ 58F: Pretty golden color like liquid gold. Big, fluffy whipped egg white head that is totally retained. Aroma is enjoyable with lots of yeast, a little funk, dust, and lots of spice. Flavor is a tour de force of Saison brewing. Light, effervescent, with a big yeast flavor, some coriander, a little white pepper, and an incredible distilled flower flavor that is heavenly. Maybe my favorite saison ever. Delightful.

3.8
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Couleur orangée, faiblement opaque à l’allure partiellement filtrée. Mousse beige, crémeuse et persistante. Dégagement gazeux très actif lors du service. À caractère très levuré, croûte de pain, gingembre et autres composantes phénoliques épicées. Toujours très levuré en flaveurs, sur une base de malt légèrement caramélisé, de doux parfums de la ferme et de plantes inconnues. Finale sèche et amère brouillant la fine ligne entre la sécheresse des levures et du houblonnage à froid. Échantillon, mondial de la bière, Juin 2005.

3.7
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Sampled at le Mondial de la bière 2005. Slightly dark orange / brown pour with a ring of offwhite lace. Aroma and flavor of perfume, barnyard and spices, the finish is bitter. Light to medium body, creamy texture.

3.6
asheft (3062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
[from a bottle at "the Mondiale"] Orangey-brown and opaque from the yeast that I got since it was the end of the bottle. Wispy tan covering. Fruity aroma of banana and apricot with strong notes of the yeast esters and some powdery peach and perahps a bit of higher alcohols. House flavour of woody grape with a nice bit of sweet malt and significant bitterness. Light to medium body with medium carbonation and a little lingering bitterness.

4.3
Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
Mondial 2005. Good cork explosion. Incredible amount of foam in initial pour, that the sever poured off just foam for Olivier. Creamy smooth, creamy finish. Yeasty, fruity. Unknown spices, woodiness

3.3
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Robe orangée voilée aux reflets rouges surmontée d’une mousse beige jaunâtre épaisse qui persiste. Arômes de poussières, de liège et de levure. Saveurs de citron, de poussière, de liège, d’écorces d’oranges, de levures et d’épices.

2.9
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 This was one of my least favorites from fantome (besides some of the ones I have had that were contaminated). This one may have been partially contaminated too but it was still drinkable and decent. Pours light cloudy and golden with a minimal head and very low carbonation for a saison. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, some spice and definately some lactic acid sourness. Flavor is somewhat fruity, farmhouse-like with hay and barnyard smells but finishes off with lots of sourness. Finish is tart acidic and sour, which isnt over the top so it actually makes it nice and drinkable but still I dont think that much sourness belongs in a saison which is why I believe my bottle may have been partially contaminated. I will retry after I go through all the other available Fantomes.

2
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Wohlfs. Don’t have much to say really. Bottle was 100% euro-skunk, from front to back. Which of course I can’t stand. Sorry.

4
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2005
the cork exploded out of the bottle. the body is cloudy golden yellow with a big creamy, pillowy tall white head. lots of fiss in the body. aroma is lightly sour, dried apricot, barnyard too. body is light to medium, lots of carbonation. dry and tangy flavor, some sweet stone fruityness like peach and apricot. a little peppery like mild white pepper. faint dryish alcohol finish but very pleasant. what a great spring saison, a nice way to come down from alcohol heavy winter beers, while still being a bold saison.

4.2
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Hazy, dark honey color with a minimal, short-lived white head. Very interesting nose of wildflowers, roses, pepper spice, grapefruit and orange peel, yeast, and a touch of barnyard. Lots of grainy depth with phenolic notes that lean slightly toward band-aid. Spicy with understated bitterness, some lightly tart acidity and more barnyard, but like a clean barnyard. Complex and nice. I want more. More thanks to axilla.


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