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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

17 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 22.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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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champ103

Texas

1.45/5  rDev -55.4%

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.

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1.95/5  rDev -40%

750ml corked and capped bottle poured into a matching Fantome tulip. The brew appears a muddy light brown color with ample carbonation that produces a heavy volume head when poured down the middle of the glass. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The aroma is funky with an earthen note of stinky cheese, mushrooms, more dirtiness, a hint of cardboard and a little bit of diaper/dumpster. As it breaths, it picks up a pretty bad aspect like cooked cabbage. The taste is strangely sweet and earthy like soot mixed with cream corn. A bitterness of pulp and light fruity quality gets slightly rindy. The sweetness is just too much to enjoy this.

This is medium to full bodied. It has a strangely creamy texture that is smooth and warming with a tingly spice and alcohol. This beer is in a really awkward place right now. Despite being in the fridge for days undesturbed, it pours like soup and has an overall feel like it just isnt finished. It is so sweet that it seems like it is unfermented. Maybe some age will help this out but right now its pretty bad. It pains me to say it since I love Fantome but wow, why was it sold in this current state?

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Fantôme / Jester King Del Rey from Brasserie Fantôme
78 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.