Fantôme Santé-12!

Formerly brewed at Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with white pepper, white candi sugar, and mandarin orange peel, Hallertauer and Brewer’s Gold hops, Pilsener and Munich malts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0 (80) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
750ml bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012.

Pours hazy yellow, typical tall head that fades fast. Aroma and flavor are pretty involved. There was a lot of debate over what the spice flavor was. I say Vick’s vapor rub, someone else said eucayptus, and eventually we came full circle and settled on Tiger Balm. Surprisingly good despite those descriptors. Maybe some sage in there somewhere. The only catch is that you really dont need more than 4 oz of this; it’s just too intense. You wouldnt know that this is 4 years old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, mint, pepper, orange, and yeast. Flavor of citrus, sour, yeast, white pepper, florals, and earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle, 03/18/2012. Hazy burnt orange pour, thin head, splotchy surface residue left over. Moderately sweet and fruity aroma, orange and caramel, clean pale malts underneath, grassy hops, and farmhouse yeast. Taste is bright orange citrus with a minty bite, touch of tartness, subtle maltiness, herbal hops add slight bitterness, and dry, peppery finish. Drinks easy with smooth, well-rounded palate, nice carbonation. Very enjoyable, the orange peel really shines, everything else providing backup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
750ml bottle. The pour yields a beautiful, glowing, medium golden-amber body that is laced with effervescing streams of super-fine bubbles. Initially tall and puffy, a snow-white head recedes to a short but steadfast layer of foam, giving a solid wash but no lacing to the glass. Immediately, the mandarin orange peel makes itself known and distinguishes itself from others within the Fantôme Santé series, which has admittedly had a tendency to be somewhat similar in profile. Juicy, oily orange rind lends a citrusy freshness to the underlying clean pilsner malt. Hops are fresh and grassy, very green, yet with a pithy citrus bite. Candy sugar is distinguishable, but better attenuated than a lot of other Fantômes tend to be. Rounding out the nose is a soft, dry, white pepper spiciness. The flavor is a bit sweeter, showing more of the white candy, along with sugar glazed orange rind and doughy pils malt. There’s a touch of citrusy acidity, along with the drying yeast and spicy white pepper. Hops are very green. The palate is substantive, et sufficiently dried and quaffable (for a 7%’er). Carbonation is active, yet fine and soft, cleaning the tongue off quickly. I have yet to try Hill Farmstead’s Mimosa, but I’ll be hard-pressed to believe that a beer could resemble the champagne cocktail more than this one does. Damn fine brew. Much better than the citrus overload of La Gillmoir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (46611) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Cloudy medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, leather, fruity, white pepper, light barnyard. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, fruity, wood, white pepper. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120128]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9890) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle at a small tasting with Max, Paul, and Andy. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Super lemony on the nose, orange zest. Medium bodied, cool and smooth, citrus and zest, orange and lemon. Lovely musk. Zesty, yuzu, faint musk. Balanced and very interesting. Refreshing and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle, August 2008. Floral, tobacco aroma, fairly typical Fantome style stuff, funky and wet, a touch of chili pepper and perhaps dandelion. Full flavor, somewhat fruity and sweet—atypical for the brewery—was a touch of lactic sourness. Rose petal and sage is noted. Good stuff, even at 4 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2/24/12. 750mL bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy orange pour with a small off-white head. Funky, yeasty aroma with slight pale malt aspects and a touch of mint. Similar flavor but with a big tart aspect as well. Not too shabby!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6131) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy medium yellow with hints of orange, little to no head. Nose of orange pulp, light funk, coriander, and candi sugar. Taste of mild tartness, chewable vitamins, light earth, really funky! Well carbonated and pretty dry, a bit of seltzer in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 9, 2012
750 ml bottle. A firstly hazy, then muddy dark blonde beer, with a large, frothy, half diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly malty (bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), moderately yeasty (barnyard, earth), with a rather strong note of mint, other notes of lemon/lime zest, grapefruit, pepper, perhaps a touch of ginger. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with medium bitterness. The exotic frutiness reminds me a little bit of the fantastic Sante 14, although it’s not at that level of pureness and intenesity, it’s actually a little soapy/perfumey. That doesn’t affect the beer’s quality. Complex and drinkable. Rather acidic and funky.

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