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Fantôme Brise-BonBons - Brasserie Fantôme

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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: 35 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

dmorgan310, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

DerekQXQX, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of brewtus
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.

brewtus, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Janeinma
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Janeinma, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

seanthornton152, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ddedhed, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Jordy777, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

JSBILK, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

davewlfpckfan29, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

OnryAndMean, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

beernads, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

kaelingirl, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

facesnorth, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

GeoffreyM, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

LotsofLupulin, Feb 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Fcip78, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JefferyYoung, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

tom10101, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

eulerthegrape, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of ERDoc
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.

ERDoc, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Beerbuddy21, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MarshallBirdhouse, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BeerHunter76, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kjkinsey, Feb 03, 2014
Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.