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Fantôme Brise-BonBons - Brasserie Fantôme

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177 Reviews
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Reviews: 177
Hads: 343
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 55
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 06-11-2005

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Photo of illidurit
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz tasting in March. Golden straw color with just absolutely ridiculous lacing. The concentric circular foam blobs are mind-boggling and I literally took pictures after my glass was empty because it was still coated in head. Aroma is tart and funky, very barnyard-esque with hay, wheat, and mild citrus. Flavor is reminiscent of banana and toffee with a divine tartness. Full and satisfying on the palate but not sweet, sticky or cloying. A fantastic beer.

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

Presentation: 1 Pint 9,4 fl.oz green glass bottle, corked with a crown cap. The unusual looking black, white & yellow label had me perform a double-take look tonight whilst literally chilling in the walk in cooler at one of the few great beer stores which I visit on a regular basis whilst spying for new brews. This sexy beauty was appropriately on the top shelf and once carefully lifted off I just knew it wasn’t going back there. Was this really a Fantôme?? Oh Yeah, the rarely seen Brise-BonsBons! Another whacky label is perfectly suited to this creation from Dany Prignon. This one is described in a rather long-winded way by the Shelton Brothers as a beer dedicated to “Ball-Breakers”. Typically Fantôme, it doesn’t need a fresh by, or born on, date and it is listed, like nearly all Fantômes, at 8% ABV.

Appearance: My Rabbit made easy work of the pristine Cork which extracted with a reassuring thud soon followed by a satisfying "thruppp" along with some light gray gunsmoke. The beer rose up the inside of the bottle quickly as it stood, in fact before I could remove the extracted cork from my Rabbit the foam was out of the top of the bottle anda quick pour was necessary. A thick rising off-white mass soon forms as the Brise-BonBons! is released from its captive container. Light hazed apricot body fleshes out with a hazed furry peach aura. Medium carbonation but the head has some excellent staying power throughout. Nice sheet lacing formed during each swig from the glass leaves a random assortment of patterns on the glass walls.

Nose: Not as funky as some Fantômes but it retains a resilient barnyard character which acts as a solid base for the aromatic hops and sour tangerines plus whatever else was lying around Soy’s favorite farmhouse at the time no doubt. Has a fruity dimension about it.

Taste: Gorgeous bitterness kicks this one off to a great beginning right from the starting stalls. Balancing effects from the yeast, soft fleshy oranges, some citric herbal spice and a dry sour middle. The finish is astringent, nicely hopped yet the backing malts never waver in their subservient role. Striking spicy hop licks in the end, lingering funky bitterness. Bloody great.

Mouthfeel: The conditioning is firm but the carbonation is low key, rounded, soft and yet undeniably perfect in its poise. No hint of any alcohol, all that is subsumed by the bitterness and dry texture which

Drinkability: Oh my, this is **very** drinkable….if it is supposed to be a beer too bitter for normal people and a ‘Ball-Breaker” – well, it fails. This one gently plays and caresses my balls, I just can’t get enough of this, it is an absolutely enthralling libation that I just could not put down. I enjoy De Ranke XX but this beauty has an even more attractive profile, soft carbonation and lots of “drink me” DNA. I could really go for another 750 of this one right now!

Overall: Funky Fantôme Finally meets some bitter Hops as opposed to the aged kind so often used just as a preservative in Belgium!! It’s a great blend too, and it works really well for me. A very bitter Fantôme, a tasty experiment that works extremely well….I should have gotten more of these, but I think the beer store only had one case and I it wouldn't have felt right to walk out with a Six-Pack of these, but I wish I had now. I don’t think they will last long on the shelves so do not pass these by.

At long last!!!! Another “bitter” hop laden brew from Belgium to join the incredibly small but very select band that already exist, at this rate we could be into double figures soon.

Impressive and Highly Recommended.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml into tulip. The notches on the label are “b, c, June, 2014”.

A: The cork came out easy with a huge loud “pop” and the liquid started to foam up right away. Luckily I had my glass ready, but I did get a few chunks of yeast with the pour. The color is a fairly clear amber/caramel golden, and the huge foamy head is off-white or light tan. The head really frothed up with the pour and took some time to die down into a fuzzy and lasting film. The contents left inside the bottle continued to froth up for quite some time. Second pour was much more cloudy, as expected.
S: Interesting nose on this one. I get slight vegetal and medicinal notes mixed with sour fruits, musty yeast, nail-polish acidity and maybe some apple skins. The hops earthy are spicy with an herbal hint, but overall they are not especially fragrant. The nose is very musty overall, with no one scent dominating.
T: More flavors of hops than the nose let on. Luckily I’m not really tasting any of the cook vegetable/medicinal notes I picked out of the nose. Profile is musty cork, herbal, slightly leafy hops, and light funky tartness. This drinks pretty well, especially at warmer temperatures. I get hints of an almost boozy-like quality in the finish, but this beer isn’t that high in ABV. The aftertaste reminds me of fruit but without the sweetness, and there is a good dose of lingering leafy bitterness.
M: Very foamy but soft carbonation that kicks up on my palate. Medium body that’s on the fuller side, with a chewy, lightly greasy mouthfeel. The finish is lightly tart and mixes well with a decent punch of hoppy bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.
O: The carbonation and the nose had me worried, especially since the last four or five tome beers I’ve reviewed have been dogshit, but this was quite enjoyable. I don’t know if I need to buy another bottle, but I’d certainly drink this again.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

926th Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
750 ML

Purchased at: Aloha Liquors, Carson City, NV

App- Much more along the lines of a Belgian BSPA or BPA. A clear yellow with only a tad bit bit of golden and orange. The standout here is the gigantic 3 three finger head on each pour. Big, bold, puffy. Just doesnt go away.

Smell- A good saison but missing a couple key factors. This was much more Belian Pale Ale in scent with a bit of earthiness behind it and a good bit of grass. The extra note in this one is I assume is Brett which some people describe.

Taste- Its a good beer. It's tasty and a bit earthy. Has a nice touch of some base grass notes and then flows into what I would call a mix of IPA and Hefe but not without the banana and some minus the clove. A bit more Pale Ale with some brett and some yeast.

Mouth- A nice little aftertaste. This was a good bit of dry with some wet grass feel. A medium low body with a medium carbonation level. Nice feel but lacking more pop or banana or clove of a top notch Saison.

Drink- Yes its a Fantome but it didnt grab my shirt collar as the original Fantome I had in Dec. did. Missing a couple segments of flavor with more of a pale ale vs saison feel. I love what Danny does. This needs to shift a little but its still very good.

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Photo of tpd975
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy yellow with a nice tall white foamy head. Very good retention and lace.

S: Lots of citrus, apple skin, and wet hay. Very light spice beneath.

T: Earthy and floral up front. Lemon and wine in the middle. The finish is very dry and hopped.

M: On the lighter side of medium, Nice prickly carbonation, very very dry finish.

D: One that should be shared. Not bad overall, but a 750 is just too much for one person.

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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.

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Photo of deapokid
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Fantome seasonal is lightly carbonated and beautifully bright orange in color. It has little to no head and only the slightest of lacing, giving it a wine or fruit juice appearance. Definitely intriguing.

Scent is a complex combination of blood orange, clementine and tangerine aromas with mild hints of alcohol and rind. Very strong and sweet.

Taste is tart and sour; lemon, pulp, lactic acid and candied sweetness are all on display. A smoky musk peaks out in the conclusion, as does plum and prune. The final sips take on a dry, bitter character. A strange and fascinating experience.

Although it's rather sour, that sugary and dry finish adds a nice balance to the beer, making it toe the line between sweet and sour.

I've never had a Fantome that I could stop sipping. The layers of flavor MUST be deciphered and putting the glass down is like interrupting an adventure.

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Photo of Boto
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ Monks: This one poured a somewhat cloudy, lighter amber color. There was some white head on it, but not much. The nose was interesting: it contained some floral and spice notes, as well as being slightly sour and musty. The taste was also very interesting, There were some sour notes, as well as some lighter fruit flavors. Also some hopiness to it. Very interesting and quite refreshing!

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Photo of ehammond1
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, BdubleEdubleRUN!

(Aged for 1 year)

Hazy yellow, golden, and light amber with a large, big-bubbled near-white head. Great retention and lots of cling. A very pretty saison, as expected from Fantome.

As with many other Fantomes, the aroma is a big collection of white fruit aromas: sweet, juicy, earthy pears, moderately tart green apples, and mild peach juice. There's also good amounts of barnyard, grass, and a little funk.

The flavor too has lots of white fruit elements, along with some citrus, barnyard, musk, basement, and grass. The funk is mild but complementary.

Medium to full bodied for the style, with moderate-high carbonation. I could drink a lot of this.

As with most Fantomes, this one's fantastic.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very hazy, dark, golden yellow with a nice 2 finger + white head that eventually settles to abotu 1/2 a finger and leaves lacing all the way down the glass.

S-A little bit of funk, but mostly citrus. A hint of floral hops also noted.

T- upfront is a bit tart citrus flavor with a hint of hop bitterness. This immediately fades away an showcases a Belgian candy sugar and sweet bready yeastness along with a hint of funk.

M- Big moderately heavy yeasty mouthfeel-good but not as smooth as I would have liked in this brew.

D- Another awesome Saison by Fantome. Its crazy how one brewing co. can switch up this style so much. The flavors of this one remind me a little bit of Brooklyn-Schneider Hoppfen-Weisse. I like it a lot and am excited to try the black ghost waiting for me in my fridge along with other Fantome brews.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer poured into the chalice clear amber orange with a white and frothy head which rose tall and fell very slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was earthy and fruity with a very slight acidic sour note to the nose. The aroma contained a waft of alcohol that was at a low level and some spice combinations that were muted and interesting. The aroma was also lightly floral along with the fruitiness and the spice was peppery and nice.

The flavor was bitter and earthy with a really nice peppery spice bite to accompany the sizeable bittering component. The peppery spice flavor was worthy mentioning twice and it complemented the almost grassy and nearly resinous hop presence.

The finish was dry with a lasting hop bittering and spice flavor long and very pleasant into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was medium and the carbonation gave a creaminess to the mouthfeel. The alcohol was restrained with only hints of a presence in the aroma and no appreciable warming post consumption.

750 ml capped and corked bottle. I've been waiting a very long time to get this beer and finally it made it's way to Brawley's in Charlotter where it was snagged. I gotta get more! $13.99.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy peachy color with a very light and patchy coat of head over top of the liquid. Very active carbonatin cascades through it. Nose is moderate spicey and grassy noble hops. Good grassy notes with a light lemoney malt behind it. Smells nice. Flavor is full of grassy noble hop and fantastic musty barnyard notes. Nothing is too strong, but everything works really well with the other flavors. I like the balance on this one. There is a light bitter that hangs on the end, but nothing too lingering. Tasty. Feel is moderate with a moderate carbonation. Very good on the pallate. I really enjoy this brew. Its the third or fourth hoppy saison that I've had, and I think this needs to be done more often. Such a good combination.

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Photo of grub
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pre-holiday tasting at my place attended by me, DrJay, Viggo, biegaman, and northyorksammy. Viggo contributed this bottle. thanks eric!

pours a very hazy yellow with a big white head. drops slow and leaves tons of lace.

aroma is wacky. orange peel. corriander. grapefruit hops. bit of honey.

wacky taste too. bit of funk. lots of bitterness. bit of spice. bit of sourness. kind of an odd mix of saison and ipa, but it really works. very interesting and enjoyable.

mouthfeel is great. nice body and the slightly high carbonation works well.

drinkability is great. odd and interesting beer that i really liked. a must try.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

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Photo of Crosling
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the best Fantome beer I have had, to date. This particular bottle has at least three years on it, perhaps closer to five.

A - It pours an orange-amber hue with a voluminous white head and good lace.

S - The aroma is caramel-buttery, alcohol, vinous grape and apple juicy. It also smells hoppy-bitter and possibly tart or sour, brett-style.

T - I am shocked at the taste; it is very much like red wine. Evocative of Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir with aged hops. Very dry finish, again like wine. Slightly tart or sour, but again in a red wine type of way. Wow, there is so much complexity and delicious flavor in this beer that I am stupefied and at a loss for adequate description. I am gonna stop writing now and finish this bottle.

M - Light- to medium-bodied, the feel goes from initially wet to a dry finish.

D - Exceptional. Highly recommendable.

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Photo of gatornation
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from 750ml bottle no date stamp on side

A- pours a hazy golden color with a fresh white 1.5 finger head that is slow to recede it reveals very nice lacing and the collar and ring are very fresh

S- lemongrass,floral/noble hops,mint,pepper and belgian yeast

T- sweet malt,fruit and bread are met with a floral hop middle ,its mixed with light candied fruit,,baked bread,lemongrass,fantome funk but this one has a hop precense thru-out..it only complements the saison .just different than any other fantome ive had i get mint and tea flavors a dash of pepper

M- is crisp first with hops but also tart with lemon funk yeast and fruit a .just right carbonation a dry finish a little bitter in a good way

O- a hoppy saison from fantome,delightful to drink a touch sweeter/bitter than the regular and still trademark creamy smooth delicious ..this bottle i had was very fresh tasting..nice lacing til the end.. a superb saison

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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.

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Photo of JDV
2.44/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle shared at tasting (I believe by guezelover)
Pours a bright cloudy orange with a lasting beige head. Smell is dusty herbal, bright and lightly funky. Taste is overwhelmingly metallic. Some tart and funkiness, but very thin overall. I found this very unappealing. Perhaps was served too warm in fact, which didn't help.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, 036/477044
HF wine glass

A: Hazy golden yellow color. Three fingers of bright white fluffy head. Sticks around a while. Seems to be good carb aside from minimal pop on cork.

S: First smell I got was skunk like a Heiny, but that was just put of bottle. Once I can get under the head, traditional Saison funk. Barnyard. Hay. Pepper for sure. Some citrus, lemon. Smells dry, if you could say that.

T: Its actually very nice. You get some mild citrus up from, mostly like bright lemon. Then some of that spicy pepper kicks in. Grassy grainy notes. Dry wine like finish. Still tasting that citrus flavor. The label talks of a "bitter" beer, but aside from a little prickle up front it's very tame.

M: Medium body, but on the lighter side. More carbonation would help there.

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Photo of MinorThreat
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I've been burned by my last two bottles of Hiver but out seems in Denver Hiver and Noel are all we get. I was excited to see different Fantome at Lukas Liquors.

A- beautiful hazy straw gold with the best pillowy white head I've seen in years. Amazing retention and lacing.

S- ah shit, it's got a little of that skunky, band aide, and chemical notes I've before far to familiar with in Hiver. I'm worried.... the off smells dissipated a bit with a vigorous swirl or six.

T- very nice, notes of musty barnyard funk, white pepper, sweet cereal grains and bright lemon peel. The skunky notes are there but play well with the funk.

M- a tad oily but effervescent and soft enough to negate the slickish oily texture.

O- very different but very nice. It's less polished than many of the elite saisons out there but has a very rustic appeal

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Photo of spoony
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 750 ml bottle (label is notched June 2014) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a murky, apricot/wet hay colored brew. It is nearly opaque. The head is a pillowy, two-plus finger affair of off-white foam. Retention is so-so and it leaves some chunks of lace as I drink.

S-The smell is a sweet for a saison claiming to be bitter, with banana, spice, candy sugar, and a touch of bread dough. There is a bit of spicy, grassy, bitterness, however, that provides some balance.

T-The taste provides slightly more bitterness than the smell, which is nice, actually. There is still a fair bit of sweetness and banana, but also a more assertive dose of lemony citrus, white pepper, grass, and bitterness. The finish is particularly sharp.

M-The carbonation is fine and champagne-like in its attack on my palate. It is surprisingly assertive and chunky, but it works here.

O-I'm not sure that this is the bitter bomb that the label advertises, but it is a unique and pleasing take on a saison. The flavors integrate well with each other and the strength is appropriate for the style. The feel is particularly pleasing and well-suited for the flavor profile. All-in-all, I enjoyed this brew and will look for it again.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a very nice strong golden color with some slight orange hues to it. Nice white dense head is present that is a bit short at about 0.5 inches. It recedes at a moderate pace down to a thin mat.

S - Fresh funk. Nice grainy malt notes with some slight spice and a bit of a malt sweetness. It is pretty straight forward.

T & M - Starts off with some slight fruit sweetness. Pear and some apple. There is some nice bready malt and grain notes with a good mix of funk and a very slight tartness. The funk is tempered but very well represented. Nice Saison flavors. Seems to be almost perfect per the style description. Flavors are a bit mild and really easy to drink but still well crafted. There is some clove and some nice peppery spice to the beer as well. Mouthfeel is lighter with nice carbonation and great dry funk to finish off but with some nice sweetness.

O - Very good Saison. Delicious individual flavors that play well with each other. Fantome is definitely at the forefront of Saisons.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork pops nicely from the happy sumo wrestler label. Pours into my Orval chalice a lovely hazy light orange/amber color with a big bubbly popping head. Looks quite nice in the glass, like a wonderful autumn day. Aromas begin with the classic Fantome barnyard yeasty funkiness. Melded with an upfront herbally, spicy hoppiness that jumps out of the glass and sets itself apart from any other Fantome brew. Hints of grains and lemony, citrusy undertones as well. Interesting.

First sip brings a lovely citrus, lemony hinted pale maltiness accentuated by a wonderful musty funkiness. Fresh, vibrant yeast rolls through the flavor. Hops appear mid palate with a herbal, grassy, spicy fresh flavor and bring along a nice bitterness that grabs the palate. The hops work really well in the saison overall and grab my tastebuds with every sip. Slight lingering bitterness and mellow funkiness on the finish. Another wonderful winner from Dany and Fantome.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a healthy carbonation. Floats over the palate like silk and goes down smooth. Easily drinkable and definetly not too bitter for me!! It's always exciting to uncork a new bottle of Fantome and see what you will find. One of my favorite breweries that seemingly always brings me an enjoyable drinking experience. Well worth seeking out and I hope I can find myself upon another bottle sometime soon. Yum. Thanks to eclectic for the opportunity to sample this fine brew.

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Photo of joe1510
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle
Sam's Downers Grove

Brise-BonBons (AKA Ballbreaker) pours a brightly polished golden with glowing orange highlights when held to the light. A big fluffy white 3 finger head formed on the pour and as it ever so slowly rteceded left chunky lacing down my glass. Head finally settles to 1 finger of sticky meringue like stiffness.

This is one tasty smelling concoction. A medley of fruits start things off. Each seperate aroma is subtle but blended flawlessly with the next. Mildly tart green apples fade into juicy, dripping honeydew which in turn fades into a couple drop of orange juice. I believe I can smell some candi sugar as well, not sure if it's added but there is that sweetness. There's a mild tartness in there from the green apple but not really any of that "barnyard funkiness". Mildly grassy with as hint of alcohol occasionally.

The flavors are a little more subtle and unfortuanately a little too well integrated to pick out the individual flavors like I would like to. Grassy up front followed by the tartness of green apples. Mild honeydew mid palate is quickly taken over by an orange zestiness. Grassy hops show themselves again on the swallow and leave a pleasant moderate lingering bitterness. The bitterness grows as the bottle empties.

Body is light and zesty with prickly carbonation. Dry finish accentuates the hoppy finish. Very nicely done.

This is outrageously easy to drink. Thirst quenching but as soon as my thirst is quenched the dryness makes me need more.

Exceptional brew from Fantome. I'm glad I stumbled across this one. The label states "a beer too bitter for a normal person to enjoy". Not super hoppy but your tongue will feel the numbness. I won't hesitate to pick this up again.

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Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
90 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.