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Fantôme / Jester King Del Rey - Brasserie Fantôme

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Fantôme / Jester King Del Rey
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BA SCORE
78
okay

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 21.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 06-11-2014)
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-20-2014 19:55:11 | More by jtladner
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

weird beer, actually, one of the weirdest I've ever had. its bronze colored, thick and sludgy burnt orange, cloudy and full of sediment and a tall off white head. the nose is like no other, weird as anything, and not all the way appetizing. distinct white truffle mushroom oil coming from this, its like the smell outside of the burger joint by my house. unmistakable. there is also a dried either apricot or peach aroma, in among the weird fantome yeast and belgian style base beer, grainy and maybe a little stale already. a very curious beer, i could keep smelling it forever, not because its yummy, but because its so strange, doesnt even really smell all that much like beer. the taste sort of starts a little slow for how insane the nose is, its almost under flavored until about mid palate, and then it too gets real bizarre. flavors of that dried orchard fruit, more apricot this time, and a lot of sweet mid caramel malt. belgian yeast does what it can to penetrate the density, but it can't cut through, influencing this beer less than we had all probably hoped it would, given the two parties responsible for birthing this weirdo. the truffle thing is barely there in the taste, its all aromatic. finish is long and funky stale, a little sweet, and just filling to me, thank goodness we were sharing the bottle. not a beer i would ever buy again, but its certainly one interesting brew, something worth trying for the adventurous.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 17:20:27 | More by StonedTrippin
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-16-2014 19:27:57 | More by drummermattie02
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champ103

Texas

1.45/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a hazed golden orange color. A one finger white head forms, and recedes after a minute. Light lace.
S: Moldy, earthy...yes truffles. Plastic, phenolic, even metallic. Ridiculously revolting. I just...good god, no.
T: Well, yeah. Again, good god, I just don't get why anybody would make this? Musky, earthy, moldy. There is a phenolic and plastic yeast character. This is abysmal. Please, somebody, tell both of these breweries that this is one of the worst things ever.
M/D: A moderate body and carbonation. After that, just dirty, moldy. The definition of not clean. Yep, I don't ever want to drink this again.

Shame on both Jester King and Fantome. Maybe one of the worst beers I have ever had. While I am not the biggest fan boy of Jester King, I do see that they at least care with most of their releases. This is like Tom Hanks playing in one of those god awful and brain dead Dan Brown novels turned movies. If beer is to be taken as seriously as wine, these types of releases need to never happen. Worse then that, if craft beer wants to be taken more seriously than macros, this needs to be abolished.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 01:34:27 | More by champ103
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

07-12-2014 01:02:52 | More by Rhettroactive
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-11-2014 23:32:17 | More by billab914
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greenspointexas

Texas

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-11-2014 00:32:37 | More by greenspointexas
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dkw0063

Texas

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-09-2014 15:16:36 | More by dkw0063
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wsnich

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

07-09-2014 13:53:01 | More by wsnich
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-25-2014 15:32:19 | More by mendvicdog
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-25-2014 12:17:18 | More by DRBiser
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-25-2014 00:38:29 | More by yourefragile
Fantôme / Jester King Del Rey from Brasserie Fantôme
78 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.