Fantôme La Gourmande - Brasserie Fantôme
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3.63/5 rDev -12.7%
Citrus, peaches and yeast notes for the nose.
Attractive cloudy orange and a creamy head for the eye.
Fruit (oranges prominent), a bit bubblegum (when the beer warms up) and spice for the palate.
Prickling dryish mouthfeel, light to medium body, slightly bready aftertaste.
11-14-2003 21:39:40 | More by Joss
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Auditory analysis: the 'pop' when I uncorked this bottle was so loud and unexpected that it quite startled me; for a second I thought I had it was a bottle of champagne I had grabbed!
Appearance: Beautious! Pale gold/straw color, thick and lustrous layer of cream-colored foam, tons of champagne-like bubbles, great head retention, slightly hazy, nice lace from the ever-present layer of fine-bead head; the only near-negative comment is that the sediment in the bottom of the bottle is VERY loose and it took a great deal of care to keep it in the bottle
Aroma: champagne fruitiness, sugary malt smell, a touch of earthy/musty character, yeast, caramel, cork, ethereal trace of spice
Flavor: semi-sweet malt component complicated by the rooty mustiness of the buckwheat; cork, yeast, some hop flavor, slight vinous tang; a pleasant closing bitterness which seems to stem from hops and perhaps bitter orange peel; dryish finish with a vegetal, bitter aftertaste
Mouthfeel: medium body, champagne-like carbonation (lots of gas in this baby!), slightly mineral feel, gentle belly-warmth
Overall Impression: I don't know if I truly detect any buckwheat, but that doesn't stop this from being one hell of a gem! There is an underlying earthiness that I attribute to the buckwheat, but it could easily come from Fantome's complex yeast strain. Great beer. Get it while you can because, from what I've been told, this was a one-time release.
By the way, the picture that you see for this beer is the very bottle that I reviewed. Not that it really matters.
10-26-2003 15:16:47 | More by GreenCard
3.58/5 rDev -13.9%
Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and slightly citrus. A medium bodied beer. Malty, yeasty and slightly grainy. Some fruit flavors, peaches. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Not the typical Fantome label.
08-13-2003 03:54:12 | More by beerguy101
Fantôme La Gourmande from Brasserie Fantôme
92 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.