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Fantome De Tous Les Djapes | Brasserie Fantôme

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4.08
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by danybrew on 03-19-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 32
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Photo of kevanb
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Fantôme tulip.

The beer pours a super cloudy and hazy orange copper color, hues of apricot with a thick, fluffy, soapy white head, about 3 fingers high that has moderate retention but leaves little to no lace behind. The aroma is funky, spicy, floral and bready but with nice fruity hops, light bitterness in the nose, but more so funk and light spice from the yeast. The flavors are definitely funk and yeast forward, big horse blanket, straw, pale grain, light mustiness, but the hop character is really juicy, fruity and floral that lingers really nicely. The mouthfeel is nice, crisp carbonation for such a full bodied beer, coats very well, nice chewiness that finishes with a nice amount of dryness.

Verdict: A very nice saison from Fantôme, first time in a while I've been able to try a bottle of theirs that didn't have huge quality issues. The juicy hop flavors were very enjoyable and what's more is that the bitterness was kept low allowing the complexities from the yeast and grain to come forward.

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Photo of stakem
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a matching Fantome tulip. The brew appears a clouded golden orange with a huge white froth. Some soapy suds of lace paint the entire wall of the glass.

The aroma contains notes of bright juicy limes and cereal grain sweetness. Reminescent in a strange way of fruity pebbles cereal. Some grapefruit juice quality also thrown in.

The taste is tart and fruity like limes with some bretty earth funk. A lime-like pulpy bitterness and grapefruity zest aspect have not only a fruit quality but also a firm citrus tart grasp on this brew.

This is a light bodied offering with an effervescent amount of carbonation. It is hugely crushable with little to no alcohol impact. I could drink bottle after bottle of this. The best Fantome offering I have had in a long time. Wow.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy golden yellow with a creamy white head. Very cloudy, pretty much translucent. Almost milky. The beer sat for at least a week or two, so it might be something other than suspended yeast.

Classic Fantôme aroma. Grassy, bright citrus, chamomile, wet hay, and tropical fruit. Endlessly complex. Spicy hops and sweet honey malt.

Taste initially follows the aroma but bringing in tart lactic acid. Funky and earthy finishing with some biscuity malts. Citrusy with some hop character, perhaps fruity and spicy. Nice dry finish.

Medium carbonation but with a surprising creamy mouthfeel. Dry somewhat tannic mouthfeel.

Very complex and drinkable. Another winner from Dany!

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Photo of kojevergas
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml green glass bottle with a pry-off crown cap over an internally housed branded cork served at Labirratorium in Madrid into a teku.

Best before end 2018. 8% ABV.

HEAD: ~3cm wide. White colour. Frothy and foamy. Retention is quite good - ~6+ minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Vibrant orange. Translucent and transparent . Clean, with no visible yeast, lees, or sediment.

Appears well-carbonated. Lacks the usual haziness/turbidity of most Fantomes, but it's quite attractive.

AROMA: Doughy yeast. Neutral Belgian pale malts, mild floral hop character, white pepper, unidentifiable subtle spice. A kiss of tangerine peel.

Aromatic intensity is moderate.

Suggests a brilliantly balanced complex brew, albeit one that lacks the usual mind-blowing intricacy of Fantome's finest beers.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Gorgeous. Soft , smooth, and wet, with a comforting slight creaminess that blankets the palate, letting the subtle notes of lime, white pepper, and doughy saccharomyces sing. Malt backbone is bright, comprised of Belgian pale malts and possibly wheat. The teasing subtlety of the spice profile is wonderful, but I struggle to identify specific spices. Citrusy acidity. Slight smackiness on the palate. A kiss of mild clean funkiness. Juicy.

Hop profile is fruity.

Well-carbonated, light-bodied, delicate, supple. Great overall presence on the palate.

There's a nice harmony of texture and taste here. The flavour profile boasts ample subtlety, but there's always cohesion of flavour.

OVERALL: After a string of disappointments coming from Fantome (most of them in the Sante series), this beer proved a refreshing reminder of Fantome's high quality. The intricate yet subtle spicing, the bright malt profile, the guidance of the omnipresent Belgian yeast...all these elements come together to form a remarkable expression of the style that I can't help but want more of. Well worth trying at least once in spite of its high price.

B / GOOD

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Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of citrus zest, earthy, spice, hay. Taste lemon, spice, faint funk, citrus peel, grassy, malt. Nice!

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Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dank smelling Heineken. Interesting but not my cup of tea.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of chippo33
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHead84
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Fabianno
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of simont1
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monitorpop
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Fantome De Tous Les Djapes from Brasserie Fantôme
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