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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
fantasia {fan-tah-zee-uh}

- a music composition with a free form and an improvisatory style which may be based on earlier works

- a barrel fermented sour ale brewed with fresh peaches and rooted in a them from the Pajottenland

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2012
750ml waxed bottle. Rich honey golden with little bit of tight white head. Creamy lacto, turbando sugar, peach, plum, pits, musty peach skin, vanilla, slight acetone on the end. Mellow carbonation and slightly chewy feel. Meaty musty peach, slightly musty/dank, white wine grapes tannins, white wine oak. Little bit of acetone really keeps this from being top tier, but still really glad to have had one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2017
Peach aroma with a crisp tartness edging into sourness. Funk levels are medium. Drinkability is modest but flavors are very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiery_1 (890) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
750ml bottle @ Alexs. Pours a cloudy golden orange colour with a tiny white head. Nose is funky, peach pits, and a hint of a sour note. Flavour has lightly tangy character, mild peaches with a mild sweetness. This is very drinkable but I would like more peaches as it is light overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
750ml bottle (thx, Brian!) at Alexs in honor of my birthday and CPA PREP finish. Vintage 2016. Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is fermented fruits and veggies. Same taste with peaches notws. Moderate to high sourness. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (7669) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2017
750 white wax bottle purchased at brewery. This is superb. Yeasty and slightly tart with a big peach presence. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (940) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle thanks to Jonathan. Pours cloudy light orange with no head. Mild sweetness and tart finish. Medium mouthfeel. Huge peach and bandaid flavor. Slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (2235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Someone pulled this one out after about a year and unfortunately the fruit is basically non-existent at this point. It comes with a lovely dry nose but there is an unfortunate cheesiness to it now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (2122) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2016
750ml bottle pours a golden color without much head. Delicate peach flavor. Some Bret at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (3351) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Shared at an Ann Arbor get together at Jeffs on July 20. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a foggy golden yellow color with a thick cap of white head that slowly fades. The aroma is incredibly funky. There is a light acidity and a ton of fruit. There is a brighter berry and citrus to it, and then the funk rolls in a little heavier. Here is a ton of juice here. The flavor is a little better. The funk is toned down, letting the flesh and juiciness of the peaches really shine. There is a tart citrus and a lovely berry happening. The mouth feel is really good. Its light and crisp with a bright carbonation and a heavy juiciness at the same time. It finishes crisp and dry with a peachy flesh and dry funk on the back end. This is pretty good. Not quite what I was expecting, but incredibly balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Bouteille de 750 ml partage lors dune dgustation entre amis. Arme: Odeur de pche avec une pointe de levure sauvage. Apparence: La couleur est orange opaque. Saveur: Got de pches avec une pointe de citron et de levure sauvage. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement srette. (Rating #7033)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Strawberry allusions blend in nicely with the lambic-like funk, playing harmoniously with lactic acidity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the misty golden honey.
-The soft effervescence, dryness and acidity make for high drinkability.
-The fruit character is warm and juicy (not necessarily full on peaches; I got more strawberry and kiwi than peaches actually).
-This is not just another funky beer. It actually has a unique profile that is showcased in a refined manner. Very, very good brew.


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