Fantôme Artist: Gaelle Boulanger - Brasserie Fantôme
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, funk, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet fruit, funk, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice fruit and funk qualities all around.
07-05-2014 03:18:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured into Jester King wine glass.
Pours dark, reddish brown, ruby highlights. Nice two finger tan head that has great retention. Tons of lacing.
Aroma is belgian yeast, rich malt (for a saison), no real hop presence. Banana, clove, prune, minerals, and varied spices with cardamom and pepper toward the front. Best way I could describe the aroma is a cross between a banana forward hef and spicy belgian Dubbel. Very nice aroma.
Flavor, there's that fantome funk missing on the nose. Carbonic, band aid, horse collar. Slight dried fruit comes mid palate in the form prune and fig. A spicy overlay caps the flavor profile. What can I say, another ghost.
Mouthfeel is hovering below the medium range with a good carbonation level around the 70 percent mark. Really little complaints here.
Overall a slightly malt forward brew with plenty of fantome house character. Pretty easy to drink and not as weird as some can be. Imagine it will develop nicely. Looking to collect all five of the series for long time cellaring.
06-23-2014 02:49:11 | More by MarcWP
3.94/5 rDev +6.8%
750 ml flip top bottle poured into a Brasserie D'Achouffe tulip glass, poured at 55 deg F..
A: Beer pours a clear and crisp amber/mahogany reddish color with a slight tan or maybe off white head with good lacing that lingers and hangs out for a while. This is a dark beer for a Saison but looks like its going to be more malty and more along the lines of a Biere de Garde more than anything.
S: Surprisingly this has a clean malty/caramel nose with no, what I would call, Fantome character. Its slightly sweet with some dark fruits and brown sugars but besides that its a clean smelling brew considering how other Fantome beers smell. Not bad just not interesting.
T: Oh ok, here is where the beer shines. Its spicy and malty with good caramel maltyness that mingles ok with the spices. The level of malt in this almost exaggerates the spices and makes for a very spice forward brew. Not bad but balance is slightly off. There's also a slight vegetal thing going on at the beginning, not bad just another thing the spices are making more apparent.
M: Dry yet has good malt character and finishes nice and bitter with decent dryness. The finish is also very spice driven. The malt is there to reinforce the spices, which is does very well, and makes for a good desert beer. Definitely like the aftertaste and feel after sipping this brew. Its interesting and is nice to just savor and drag out for a while.
O: Not a bad beer just not like other Fantomes, however, I do like it and would/will buy more. Its a nice drag-out-for-an-hour-or-more beer on a special night when you have the time to simply focus on the beer and fully embrace it.
06-22-2014 06:26:42 | More by MarioM
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
750ml fliptop bottle poured into a Fantome squiggle glass. The brew appears a dark amber color with orange clarity around the edges and a khaki head 3 fingers tall. A full wall of lace coats the glass.
The aroma is very malty with a pronounced herbal to citrus hopping to it. Some mineral component brings out a snap of fruited aspect. As far as Fantome offerings go, this has a somewhat clean nose that is very linear - malt, hops, carbonics, repeat.
The taste is herbal with a modest bitterness and snappy carbonic bite. Compared to how sweet this smells, the taste is surprising. It opens with caramel malt that blends to a breadiness and apple fruits and solvent alcohol before finishing bitey with bitterness as carbonic acid.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest to lively amount of carbonation. It is strangely hoppy and carbonic yet mineral filled and fruity. What a strange hodgepodge concoction. I finished the bottle and still couldnt tell you if I liked it or not...ill need to revist this unique brew again sometime.
06-02-2014 14:53:50 | More by stakem
Fantôme Artist: Gaelle Boulanger from Brasserie Fantôme
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.