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Fantôme Brise-BonBons - Brasserie Fantôme

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

300 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 300
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 54
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
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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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2014 20:03:24 | More by dmorgan310
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2014 13:12:01 | More by DerekQXQX
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brewtus

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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

New York

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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-03-2014 01:45:51 | More by kjkinsey
Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.