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

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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a tremendously delicious, textural, and fizzy county ale, bright gold colour, citric and sour, reminiscent of a good champagne or lambic but in a class all its own.
Fantôme – Golden ale, 8% alc. by volume, with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. There are many drinkers out there who believe this is the “Nectar of the Gods.” Certainly no other brewer makes beer like this, in Belgium or anywhere. How many beers of 8% plus offer such fresh fruitiness? A solid Belgian saison beer at its base, with an unusual overlay of fruitiness.

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4.6
BeerZack (432) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2008
Palest of orange color, cloudy with bubbly white head. Intoxicating fruity perfumes began to fill the air immediately as I popped the cork on this one. Smells of strawberry, raspberry, tart cherry, tangerine, sweet tarts, juicy fruity deliciousness. Taste is like a milder version of the nose. It is hard to believe that theres not fruit added to this beer, the fruit impression is so strong. Smell is strongly strawberry or cherry but the flavors I get are more orange or lemony sweet tarts. Almost sour! Gooood. Mildly acidic, light-moderate feel with low carbonation. This beer is immensely drinkable and thoroughly enjoyable.

3.8
SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 11, 2008
Bottle: Poured a clear to orange depending on the sediment, has a thin head. Aroma is musty barn yard like with some fruit berry. The taste continues with the fruit, but also has that refreshing yeast and spice.

4.2
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2008
Clear golden color with a soft white head, good retention and lacing. Aromas of hay, lemon, must, cantelope, honeydew, and some pears. Grassy and musty at the beginning but some of the fruits mentioned in the aroma join in shortly thereafter. Earthy and fruity in the finish. Medium carbonation and body. Another great Saison from Fantome.

3.7
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2008
From a 750-ml bottle--Poured a bright golden-amber body with a big, bouncy white head. Yeasty, hoppy, earthy nose. Lost of natural spiciness. No way is this 8% ABV. Smooth, crisp and well balanced.

3.9
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2008
750 bottle capped and corked shows little carbonation and virtually no head at all. color is a lightly hazed caramel amber. aroma has sweet tartness, yeast spice, light hay, and must. nose is nice to take in developing more fruit. taste is initially on the tart and acidic side but after a few sips sets in. thin body with spicy yeast, sweetness, sour green apple, some tartness, and fermented cherry. finishes with dry tartness and spices hanging on the taste buds for a minute. an interesting and unique brew that grew on me as the bottle was enjoyed.

3.7
blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2008
750 ml. bottle, no head at all, orange golden color,cherries and apricot nose, good saison funk taste with nice light effervescent body

4
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Poured from the bottle and revealed was a plentiful white head. Light gold in color. Smells of spice and funky yeast.Very smooth and creamy in your mouth. Nice sweetness with an underlay of slight sourness. Some spicy saison flavors. Very good interesting finish. Good unique brew.

3.8
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. 75cl. [As Fantôme]. Unclear medium yellow - orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, citrus, apple, pineapple, tropickal fruits, sour - sweet fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and bitter, sour with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (280208)

3.5
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2008
750 ml bottle, very little carbonation behind the cork, pours with a light head, minimal lacing. Smells predominantly of strawberries, followed by ripe pineapple and apricot. Taste is tangy, not quite sour, fruity,almost like a reisling wine. No alcohol vapors evident. Drinkable and nice.

3.9
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle poured into my Duval tulip produced a wonderful hazy apricot colored body topped off with a short lived white bubbly head Aromas of funk, fruit (oranges strawberries and bananas) and spice fill your nose. Wow this is a fun beer Flavor on this one is a bit sour which is to be expected but you get apple oranges and a ton of fruit grant you the flavors are not for everyone but I like it Mouthfeel is clean and light the carbonation is all but nonexistent Very drinkable made me wish for summer will grab another one for sure


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