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Fantôme Brise-BonBons - Brasserie Fantôme

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326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 56
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 06-11-2005

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a pale golden colour with a slight cloud. Head is off-white, light specks of lace but big, fluffy, generous look otherwise. Great.

Smells saisony, but sweet. Cinnamon toast with notes of quince, peach and raspberry. Horsey funk as well, oxidised vinegar, but all very well balanced to entice and uplift. A treat.

Taste starts off quite tarts, and gets even more so. Vinous with champagney notes, lemon curd, raspberry vinegar and of course that organic barnyard funk. Light spice notes, peach fruit and even guava. Vanilla comes through on the back, providing some sweetness late. Lovely mix, really as though it were deliberately and cleverly thrown together, but still with a rough, untamed edge.

A bit of pull on the mouthfeel but it works well. Nice and dry on the finish which helps to counteract that late sweetness.

Clever beer. All the right funky notes but patched up in all its oddities to make it refreshing and supremely drinkable. A memorable drinking experience.

Photo of ejquin
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Murkey and golden with white head.

S: Saison like smell with a beatiful "funk" mixed in. Sweet and sour. Smells almost like a nice cheese.

T: Sweet, then sour, then hops burst up, and fade. They linger on a long semi-dry finish. The sweetness balances the hops out beatifully and prevents them from being too over the top.

M: Slick, medium weight with good cabonation level.

Photo of jwc215
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml cork-capped bottle:

Pours deep amberish golden with a thin off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is of lemon with spicy yeast - as is common with the brewery, the spiciness is a bit tough to describe, but smells wonderfully refreshing - this one in citric bitter sort of way.

The taste is of lemon and citrus - bitter with some sweet and sourish notes underneath giving it a wonderful balance while putting the bitterness in the front. An awsome yeast strain adds to the complex enjoyment of it - spicy, slightly peppery breadiness. There's a rounded herbal bitterness in the finish.

It is super smooth and creamy. Light-bodied with a creamy texture and a refreshing effervescence help to make this dangerously drinkable. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

This has a nice bitter touch that is wonderfully balanced. Highly drinkable. Very enjoyable. Another winner here from an outstanding brewery!

Photo of VWBuggirl
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a golden yellow color, almost verging on orange, with a nice white fluffy head. It has a nice low-key fruity scent that seems on the sweet side, I get strawberry mostly.

The taste is exceptional. The sweetness definitely comes through, but it isn't syrupy and fits the beer well as it finishes with a bit of tang. The mouthfeel is exactly what I wanted, not thick, but not thin either, and it has the right amount of carb to it as well.

Great beer, and I will pick it up again next time I find it.

Photo of imaguitargod
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one's kinda a toughie to review. At first pour, it was horrible. Way to vinegary with a heck of a lot of citrus flavor. Then as it warmed up a bit, it lost a lot of its vinegar taste. Turns out that this beer really settles. You can hold it up to the light and see where all the ingredients settle. I recommend turning the bottle upside down and right side up a few times and then pour it out.

As I got to the second pour from the bottle, where everything had settles, that's when the real taste came out. Upfront citrus flavor with a little bit of an apricot back end. Still a little vinegar bite but nothing that I would say was horrible. On top of that, the taste dynamics change with every sip which makes this one hell of a complex beer to drink. Not quite worth the price tag but if you find it, it's a pleasant treat...now if I could just find the Fantome Chocolat...I have a feeling everything from this brewery is classic.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ScaryEd
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mcc1654
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Mrpickles
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Khazadum
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of clvand0
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

orbitalr0x brought this one my way. Pours a light orange color with a huge head that falls slowly and leaves lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma has quite a bit of European hops as well as slight spice and some funk. The flavor has a lot of the typical Fantome yeast, funk and spice. Quite a bit of hop flavors and bitterness for a Fantome beer, but not over the top. The mouthfeel is moderate and the drinkability is very good. This is a very nice hoppy saison.

Photo of AnthonyVincent
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

Photo of tjmackie
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.