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Fantôme Brise-BonBons - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
91
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304 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 54
Gots: 35 | 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: goodbyeohio on 06-11-2005)
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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
Photo of rudzud
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.

rudzud, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

HawkIPA, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Boston_Steve, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

DerekMorgan, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into proper Fantome tulip. Purchased at Henlopen Oysterhouse in Rehoboth. Golden, almost orange color with a fair amount of carbonation. Huuge fantome aroma...not surprising, but lots of noble hop presence. Flavor of slightly smoky biscuit malt, lots of noble hop, and classic fantome saison yeast. Its a bit sweet but finishes really dry - almost perfectly done for the style. Overall, its not my favorite Fantome but still wish I had more! As always, Fantome is delicious.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Kelp, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

doremite, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle 8,0% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
No bottle date or vintage.

Appearance: Brise-BonBons looks fairly typical for a saison; with a lightly clouded bright golden-orange body topped by a massive white head. The head lasts fantastically well and leaves thick patches of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: I was a little worried about about this bottle given the recent talk of quality issues from Fantome, but the first sniff lets me know that this is just a good as the other Fantomes I have had and perfect for this hot summers day. Fantastic light citrus notes (lemon peel and some orange) combine with slightly musty yeast, a touch of dusty sack, grassy and floral notes, some pale malt, a little stone fruits and a touch of pear.

Taste: Given the description on the bottle I was expecting a fair amount of bitterness here, but both the bitterness and hop characteristics are very restrained (I wonder if this is an aged bottle?). That said, it is still absolutely delicious and I would be hesitant to change anything. Notes include: Lemon peel, orange, sweeter stone fruits, a lightly musty character, a little sweetness (honey?), pear, grassy notes and light meadow flowers. Even at room temperature there is no trace of alcohol noted.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is just about perfect for the flavour profile - light-medium bodied with just less than a high level of carbonation.

Overall: Brise-BonBons is a fantastic saison and was just perfect for a hot summers day. I could have easily crushed anothe bottle or two and will certainly be buying this one again.

Thehuntmaster, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

klipper, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Jim60203, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

beav19, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ms11781, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

cburns48, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

bobv, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ScaryEd, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jgammoniv, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ShemRahBoo, Sep 28, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml Poured into Russian River stemmed glass.

A: Bright crisp and extremely transparent and clear. Yellow with a huge foamy head composed of mostly large bubbles from the high carbonation. Head dissipated rather quickly but will come back immediately if the beer is disturbed.

S: The aroma hit me immediately after popping the cork. Grassy, earthy, lemon like citrus, sweet along with lemon grass and that funky Famtome character that is so unique to these beers. In this one the Fantome characteristic on the nose comes through as a slight smoky, sweet, smooth almost waxy plastic like phenols. Extremely unique smelling beer and have no Idea how to describe it. SO complex and delicious but very very strange.

T: That Fantome smokey characteristic comes through immediately with a malty and refreshing finish. Very dry and carbonated. Earthy lemon-grass citrus is there and is not as hopy as expected but rather balanced and delicious. I guess it would be a tad bit more hopy compared to something similar like Printemps but mostly bitter on the finish and has a nice lingering bitterness that is higher than their standard saison. As it warms it gets so, so delicious and complex. A great, great beer!

M: Being that its so carbonated and dry it has a great mouthfeel and full bodied. Their base yeast (Wyeast 3725) is surprisingly malty and sweet smelling so I can understand its behavior even though I can't replicate Dany's work. Finish is a bit bitter lingering but also has a lingering malty sweetness that is very unique to Fantome along with light lemon like citrus character similar to lemon grass.

O: Man this is so good... A great example of what Fantome is capable of doing. This was a bit smokey but after a little while it becomes hard to notice and does not bother me at all, actually I quite like it. The aroma from this beer is so wonderfully unique and complex, extremely hard to pin point, which is why I love Fantome brews. Dany keeps me and my palate on my toes and that's how I like it.

MarioM, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

oline73, Sep 14, 2013
Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.