Fantine - Mystery Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
Poured into a large tulip glass a really deep impressive amber with a fluffy off white cloud atop,a real nice pour.Light yeasty phenols,caramel malts,and earthy hops in the nose,I gotta say it almost reminds me of a French Biere De Garde aroma wise.Slightly medicinal hop notes along with some earth upfront on the palate,a bit of spice and caramel sweetness as well.A well rounded palate that is not like any Belgian IPA I have had,it tastes great but is tough to categorize.There is a nice brady elent to beer as well,I bet this real food friendly.
08-05-2012 01:27:12 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +9%
Thanks to jtd1969 for bringing a growler of this over.
A - dark amber bordering on brown; soft white head; no retention
S - funky yeast, caramel, faint spices
T - caramel, faintly nutty, spicy, yeasty, faint dark fruit
M - medium bodied, smooth, crisp
This is a decent belgian style IPA. It has nice balance, but not a heavy hop presence. It could just as easily be a Belgian Amber Ale. It's easy drinking and pleasant. It's worth checking out.
06-10-2012 14:00:10 | More by tdm168
3.96/5 rDev +7.9%
A: Pours a clear very deep reddish brown in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and hints of garnet red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy pillowy light beige head that slowly reduces to a half finger thick layer evenly covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts, dark fruits (plum and fig), some faint notes of spices, and moderate amounts of Belgian yeast.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready malts with a touch of caramel sweetness and some light to moderate flavors of dark fruit sweetness (plum and fig). There are moderate notes of spices and Belgian yeast with a light flavor of pine hops which imparts a touch of bitterness in the finish.
M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront with a decent amount of smoothness.
O: A very interesting take on a Belgian IPA - almost like a hoppy Dubbel or Belgian Dark Ale. Interesting combination of flavors/aromas and quite enjoyable. Fairly easy to drink with well hidden alcohol.
01-03-2014 01:22:20 | More by dbrauneis
3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer pours with a ton of head, but given time to settle, it turns out a deep, amber-toffee coloring with a steady flow of carbonation throughout the body. The head is large bubbled, fluffy, chunky, off-white, and eventually settles into a solid two inches. Sparse lacing left along the glass, too. Aromas of biscuit, toffee, and roasted caramel, with bitter and peppery notes from the hops cleaning up nicely. Flavors are roast and spiced forward, with pepper, all-spice, clove, and nutmeg laying the groundwork for a rich toffee backbone, subtle farmhouse highlights, and hints of floral hops and bitter notes throughout. Very dynamic and well balanced palate. The body is smooth, and sharpens a bit towards the end thanks to the constant carbonation flow. Bitter and dry aftertaste, with hints of rich sweetness lingering on slightly. Crisp, clean finish, with a subtle linger of the spice blend. Solid brew; very interesting characteristics and very drinkable.
01-30-2014 01:05:34 | More by GarthDanielson
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
My wife brought this little treat home, and I was pleasantly surprised. We cracked it open 6 days after we brought it home on a record-setting day for heat...106 outside!
A - Beautiful red/amber hue with a half-inch head. Moderate lacing
S - Bready and subtle fruits (plum and grapefruit)
T - Nice bready yeast to compliment the fruity hops and nuttiness. Alcohol presence is well-masked.
M - Nice body for a Belgian-style IPA...crisp finish but medium to full in the mouth.
O - An excellent example of an American made Belgian-style IPA. I would buy this again. At 6.5%, this guy is sessionable and refreshing, and will leave you smiling.
06-29-2012 23:08:00 | More by ubersky
Fantine from Mystery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.