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Fantôme Brise-BonBons - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

299 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 54
Gots: 36 | 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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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-18-2014 22:57:57 | More by crosenkrantz
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-05-2012 07:18:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-12-2014 22:02:11 | More by DerekMorgan
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rayjay

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Dany: you really need to put a vintage tag on your bottles; I have no idea when this was brewed!

Huge pillows of fluffy foam over a deep straw-colored hazy beer. Looks great.

Herbal nose with alcohol, lots of malt, pancake flour, wild yeast, and a fair amount of hops. It possesses a strong herbal bitterness (not so much from hops); funny I would have guessed that this was the dandelion beer, but I guess there's none in this one! Chamomile tea, green tea, white pepper, pastries, grass, wheat, and orange chocolates can all be found somewhere in here. Oh, and theres malt and hops too.

The malt base may be a bit too big for this beer, because it suffers slightly from being thick and sticky. Drinkability is just above average, mostly because the beer is so unique; I found the harsh bitterness and zany flavors interesting, but they never quite all came together for me. I've loved every beer I've had from this brewery, but this wasn't my favorite. Cheers!

06-07-2007 15:23:11 | More by rayjay
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bird22

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-03-2013 05:01:43 | More by bird22
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Auracom

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-29-2013 17:13:18 | More by Auracom
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-05-2013 03:22:29 | More by wisrarebeer
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-29-2014 20:55:22 | More by LoveStout
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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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-01-2012 01:33:23 | More by t0rin0
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium golden color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains a bit before sinking down to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and tiny spackles of surface foam. Slippery, non-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind on the glass.

S- A bit of skunk and lemon and then bam: smoke. But, unlike the Hiver I'd tried recently, this smells like straight up bacon.

T- Light saisonish citrus flavor immediately followed by super smoky bacon. Has a peaty, almost scotch-like flavor. As the drink ensues, some yeast characteristics begin to show but the smoke just stays compounded on the palate. Yes, it's drinkable for the ABV, but the flavor is just off-putting for a saison.

M- Medium-low carbonation with a light body but I'm still getting some saison spritz out of it somehow.

O- Fantome's beers just leave me scratching my head wondering why I'm getting oak notes out of a saison when I'm quite sure it's unintentional.

05-10-2013 02:33:11 | More by Immortale25
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%

A - pours a cloudy rust orange color with 1/2 inch of off white foam

S - aroma of candied sugar, lemon and other citrus fruit, wheaty bready smell with a bit of funkiness to it

T - sour, bitter dry taste with lemon zest and orange

M/D - crisp and refreshing but dry at the same time. Nice sour and bitter flavor

07-01-2009 18:28:16 | More by mikereaser
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mdvatab

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

DCon shared this one w/ me at Wolf Public House.
Poured from 750ml bottle into New Belgium snifter.

Aroma: Honey sweetness, light cereal grain, subtle spiciness, some floral hops, and a bit of lemon zest. Aroma is a bit reserved compared to other saison's I've had.

Appearance: Very hazy, golden-orange body. Thick, white, persistent head of foam. Nice lacing.

Flavor: Spicy Belgian yeast aroma, some bretty funk, wheat ale sweetness appears toward the end. Then, a very subtle bitterness.

Mouthfeel: High, crisp carbonation. Full body--especially for style.

Overall: While a bit sweeter than what I'd like to taste in this style, I'd say it was a decent effort by Fantome. Definitely a new twist on the saison!

09-22-2011 01:56:22 | More by mdvatab
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TexIndy

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

Got in a trade with rajendra82 - thanks! Poured from a 750ml bottle with a cork under a bottle cap (1st time for that) into a tulip glass. The labels had good story on the beer and brewer but no dating info. It was a cloudy golden yellow. It had a quick fizzy white head that turned into a partial foam. Great lacing and tons of carb. The smell was saison with the fruit and normal spices with a huge black pepper smell added (guess it's technically coriander but seems more black pepper to me). The taste was kinda odd because of the pepper taste. It has the underpinnings of a classic saison but they are overpowered by the pepper. It's not bad but then again it's not very good either. My wife loves those black pepper potato chips and this right up that alley. For my tastes, it's a bit too much for me to really love this beer. I'll probably finish the bottle but really wouldn't seek it out again. If you love pepper then this is the beer for you. (3.5, NA-OIE, ML, N)

09-27-2007 02:16:07 | More by TexIndy
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

Bottle opened on 10.30.12.

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a two inch off-white soapy head with good retention.

S - Lemons, light barnyard funk, wheat.

T - Subtle, bitter lemons and slight funk.

D - Lower carbonation and a light body.

O - Not overly bitter as I was hoping for. Pretty subtle all-around.

11-06-2012 05:23:44 | More by HuskyinPDX
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janubio

Spain

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

750ml. corked bottle. Hazy pale goloden colour, good head, a white cloak is always on the surface and a ring clings to wall of the glass. As usual in Fantome, tehre's some barnyard smell, weaker than in other ones. There's also lemon, grass, flowers and spices. Palate is not (to me) as bitter as the description says, rough, lemon, vanilla notes?. Another good one from Fantome, though not my favourite one.

07-01-2011 20:30:49 | More by janubio
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a slightly cloudy pale orange yellow color with a white fluffy head. Light wheat and slight banana notes in the nose. Sweeter start than expected, some alcohol notes. Some light fruit flavors as well. The bitterness kicks in slightly in the end but is not overpowering at all. Not bad, not sure I would call it a ball buster but its pretty decent.

10-24-2011 01:03:37 | More by kbutler1
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rallison

California

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%

Muddy orange pour with a minimal white head.

Slightly acidic apple juice and yeast in the aroma. Sweet in the taste with notes of citrus and apple juice. Yeasty with funky characteristics. Earthy and farmhouse-y. Kind of a muddy flavor all-in-all.

Soft, semi-creamy body. Finish is lightly sour and semi-dry.

Overall, enjoyable but not worth $15.

07-22-2008 06:41:42 | More by rallison
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%

Appearance: Murkish brown with orange overtones, the head was thin and white. A sandy sediment graced the bottom of my glass. Usually I'm not fond of this, but this one didn't look as bad as a few others with gross looking floaties.

Smell: Funky, catty, the hops were herbal but perhaps a bit skunky, but not as if the Beer was lightstruck, more like a strange tea you would get at a Chinese herbalist.

Taste: Very mineral, I'd even say metallic, like licking a spoon. I've noticed this in a lot of Fantome Beers but not as much as in this one. The taste in itself was of wet grass covered in dust, with just a hint of candi sugar. Maybe not as "bretty" as I expected, still another great Beer from way out in left field.

11-08-2005 00:23:17 | More by Goldorak
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%

750 ML green Belgian bottle copped from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield... Out of the many beers I've sampled from Fantome, this one was probably my least favorite... Pours a copper, amber hue with minimal head that soon receded and left a tawny, tangerine color with hardly any lacing but visible carbonation... smell was very spicy, spritzy, and loaded with citrus and pepper... taste was also hinted towards essences of pepper, lemon, citrus, buckwheat, and florals... a somewhat more bitter and sour version compared to other samples from the brewery that I've tasted... Not much of a sweet flavor present, and the strong pepper characteristic really makes itself known along with a noticeable floral presence and a powerful ginger essence... Overall, I really wasn't blown away by this brew, and this one seemed more of an abberation from a company that usually turns out distinct, and interesting samples...

02-18-2008 23:35:36 | More by dsa7783
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Crosling

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -10.1%

Typical orange Fantome color. Hoppy nose, perhaps the hoppiest, aromatically, of the Fantome saisons. Extremely herbal, dry, with a tea-like nature, salty noodles with a light touch of fruits in the aroma. Flavor is unbelievably juicy, with loads of fruit flavors, particularly tangerine, orange and peach. Besides the fruits, it’s very tea-like and very herbal. I find it to be very unique, especially for Fantome, because it isn’t tart, but rather hop and spice led.

03-23-2006 21:56:08 | More by Crosling
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -10.1%

Poured into a tulip. Light orange straw color with a head about half an inch thick. This is pretty hazy.

the aroma is tart and bitter from afar. A deeper whiff gives some sweetness. There are some nice German hops in tue aroma.

The taste has some sweet bready with some candy orange. The finish is mildly bitter.

This is medium bodied with some nice soft carbonation.

This is good; It drinks like a nice Belgian pale ale.

08-17-2011 02:24:14 | More by andrewinski1
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

very cloudy and hazy with a huge billowing head of white coming up and over the top. Really nice carbonation could be seen streaming up toward the top of the glass and a light bit of sediment in the bottom. Light aroma, light spice, bananas and light grain, nothing really over the top here at all and very understated. The taste was a bit bigger, grainy with a light fruit hint to it, but still nothing that is terribly over the top. Good, but not great. Light dry finish with a hint of peach and pear as it rolls out.

11-20-2011 03:32:35 | More by mikesgroove
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

Shared by Bradford and poured into a tulip. This one pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a three finger white head that settles to some sticky lace.

Real nice bitter floral hop aroma all throughout this one. A little bit buttery in the aroma with a little bit of funk. Good bitter hoppy flavors. Seems to have a little bit of sweentess in the finish here but mostly a bitter hop flavor.

The feel is light with good carbonation. A little dry. Overall prety tasty. An interesting take on a saison.

08-17-2011 02:25:28 | More by Bendurgin
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a nice one finger frothy head, nice lacing and retention, well carbonated, yellow golden straw color, slightly murky.
S- Refreshing wheat presence, grassy earthy notes, slight sweetness, slight apple aroma, citrus, slight banana, refreshing aroma.
T- Floral taste, really light wheat flavor, earthy notes, spice, banana, slight hefe wheat taste to it, sweet bitterness at the end.
M- Medium/light mouth feel, decent carbonation, easy drinkability, slight alcohol presence.
O- This was the first beer in the Fantome tasting, it was enjoyable and a good start to the night but nothing mind blowing.

09-03-2011 07:36:02 | More by Chriscrundwell12
Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.