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Fantôme Brise-BonBons - Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme Brise-BonBonsFantôme Brise-BonBons

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

273 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 273
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.3%


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: goodbyeohio on 06-11-2005)
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Reviews by dogfooddog:
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dogfooddog

Panama

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours straw yellow with a moderate fluffy white head. have read about the photosensitivity of this beer, hope it isn't damaged. from nose, I am OK - very peppery, spcy, with a strong background of typical fantome barnyard nose, hay, leather, organics. Very appetizing nose from this beer.

taste is a bit smaller than expected, very peppery (a very common spicy taste in this man's beers), with the pepper actually dominating into the finish, keeping more restrained barnyard/saison-type character in the background completely. It is there, but heavily understated in this beer. overall aftertaste fades very quickly.

overall very nice, peppery fantome beer, but to me it seems a bit understated.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2006 06:54:06 | More by dogfooddog
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brewtus

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall skinny tulip glass. Pours very clear orange, three finger off white head that fades fairly quickly. Smell is lemony, hay, some fruit notes,banana, some orange. Taste starts off with some earthness, nice malt chaicture, Carmel notes, citrus, nice belgian yeast. The carbonation a is good, less than you'd expect from a fantome. Overall I am very impressed, this is different than the others I've had. It almost has the smell of an adjunct beer but has a lot of lemon and some funk. The signature fantome flavor is there but very subdued by the other complexities. I did drink this right out of the cellar, probably would have been crisper out of the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:40:41 | More by brewtus
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2014 18:28:51 | More by Janeinma
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seanthornton152

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 21:28:03 | More by seanthornton152
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ddedhed

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-06-2014 16:06:03 | More by ddedhed
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2014 02:49:13 | More by Jordy777
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-16-2014 22:55:49 | More by JSBILK
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-16-2014 15:43:46 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-14-2014 22:26:25 | More by OnryAndMean
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-13-2014 21:45:03 | More by beernads
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.14/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

i have heard so many horror stories about fantome. about bad bottles, about ones that dont pour because they have turned gelatinous, and all sorts of others, but i had always adamantly defended fantome, having never had a bad experience myself, but this bottle was my first. the look is fine, quite a bright color orange to it and several inches of luxurious white foam, bubble bath style. it has some yeast sediment, chunky stuff, but nothing out of the ordinary for the style. the nose indicates that this bottle has been light struck. how can such an accomplished brewery so focused on quality continue to use green glass? especially internationally. its not just these guys, but so many european brewers. seems a shame, and like such an easy fix. this is definitely a victim of that, or poor handling, or both. skunky and it smells a bit like feet, behind sweeter grain and slightly wild saison yeast. my issue is the off aromatic, which turns into a similarly skunked out flavor. stale almost, just not good. i would score a little lower, but i know it was a bottle flaw, not a beer issue in its own right, but this was not the experience i had in mind. its also supposed to be bitter, but tastes incredibly sweet while its in the mouth, and only gets bitter on the finish, after i swallow. i dislike it because it doesnt taste real good, but i also dislike it because it isnt what it claims to be. a real let down, but i am attributing it entirely to green glass and poor handling, im sure this is an entirely different animal at the brewery or in belgium, and i will revisit it when i am fortunate enough to get there.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 03:11:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2014 20:06:01 | More by kaelingirl
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-02-2014 22:21:56 | More by facesnorth
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-02-2014 05:21:21 | More by GeoffreyM
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-27-2014 04:36:30 | More by LotsofLupulin
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-24-2014 02:21:22 | More by Fcip78
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-24-2014 01:56:14 | More by JefferyYoung
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20%

02-23-2014 21:23:21 | More by tom10101
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eulerthegrape

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-19-2014 17:55:38 | More by eulerthegrape
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ERDoc

Belgium

3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Or at it seems like it could be...the rating is off of what I think it was to be based on everything BUT taste.
Bottle bought at the Belmont station in Portland Oregon. No date found or available when asked. So, buyer beware! I'm sure I paid too much for but hey, it's Fantome!
The taste straight kills it! Not in a good way at all either. Dooky! Pure funk aftertaste lingers like when your friend drops a giant deuce in your bathroom!
Too bad because its Fantome and they make great beers!
Wait... The label has a giant sumo wrestler on it!
I guess I can't say I wasn't warned.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 02:06:05 | More by ERDoc
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-09-2014 15:36:29 | More by Beerbuddy21
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-06-2014 08:24:23 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-04-2014 18:15:51 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-03-2014 01:45:51 | More by kjkinsey
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Picked this up a long while back. 2011 vintage.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a two finger white head that fades to leave a creamy half finger blanket with light lacing. Quite nice.

S - Aromas of light green apples, lemons, floral fields, nice light funk. Super super appealing.

T - Taste is not nearly as good as the nose. Showing signs of age big time. Sweeter malts, the citrus is there but replaced by harsher alcohol. Fruits way off in the distance. Quite the opposite of the nose.

M - Mouthfeel is spot on for the style, nicely carbonated.

O - Overall, huge let down. So much promise to this only the have the taste fall flat. Ugh.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 01:18:51 | More by rudzud
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Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
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