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


on tap

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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2009
750 into trusty Duvel glass. I must confess: I’ve neglected Fantome until now. I was exposed to Fantome in my beer geek infancy, and I wasn’t ready. Too funky, too weird. Now, I don’t think it’s weird at all, simply beautiful. Uncorked this one with a pop and was immediately assailed by the funk. A nose in the glass discovers snappy carbon dioxide released from the bubbles and yeasty acidity I associate with older, well-aged bottles of Orval. As it warms, dark twiggy things come out in the smell. Flavor and texture in this piece are perfectly married. Initially there’s a rush of limey acid, mouthwatering, riding the tickling carbonation. The middle stays juicy, but other things come to play too. It doesn’t get bogged down in cottony yeastiness like other wild brews, but rather the cardamom and light spiciness stays light and vibrant. The finish is long and lingering, and different waves of flavors drop in to visit: honeydew, lightly buttered bread, light sea salt. Awesome.

rodbod (396) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours cloudy pale yellow, with extremely generous froth. Nose is super spicy, coriander, tons o Belgian yeast. Taste is rich, sweet, tangy. Palate is rounded and full. Delicious.

Biroholik (1481) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Piwne Degustacje, Browariat Katowice (10.09.2017)
Pomarańczowy kolor, mętne. Nalane bez piany. W aromacie i smaku podobnie. Lubczyk, zioła, cukierki ziołowe na kaszel Herbitussin. Mnóstwo przypraw. Ciało gęste i oleiste. Smaczne!

sokuzs1 (1455) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Aroma: basil, green cardamom, thyme, ginger, apricot, peach. Taste: moderate sweet, light bitter, spicy, basil, ginger, apricot.

gr_pa (768) - siemianowice, POLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Hazy, no head. Extremly spicy, mostly basilia, remijds nds pizza, low sweetness, light body, dominated by spices, long tart, spicy finish. Interesting, but not much drinkable.

Tide (4058) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, spices, earthy notes, a bit of hops, toast and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, spices, earthy notes, hops, toast, grass and a bit of ripe fruits.

mariojbra (13) - 60810160, BRAZIL - AUG 16, 2017
Aparência dourada, creme pouco persistente, carbonatação alta. O aroma cítrico e de coentro harmoniza com o sabor apimentado.

rejtable (2808) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2017
Tap at spuyten duyvil. Pours clear orange lots of head and tons of lacing. Notes of plum, apples yeast. Taste light tart light sweet light bitter. Light body lively carbonation.

Ktwse (5228) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Pours hazy brownish amber with fairly tall white head. Aroma of funk, citrus, herbs, spices, coriander and pepper. Taste is spicy and peppery with a light funky and herbal, slightly wheaty finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

martjoobolut (4814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle, BB 2020 (from etre gourmet). Pours amber with huge whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is fruity, spicy, apricots, Saison yeast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, sugar, apricots, wheat, spices. Finish is bit sugary and bit harsh dry-spicy-apricot bitter. Overall: good.

ironcontra (361) - POLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Heavily floral, lot of sage and thyme and such things, pretty well carbonated and refreshing and those herbal flavors some of yer more classick Belgian yeasts

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