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Fantôme BBB Dark White - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
88
very good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ego on 09-12-2006)
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hawks10

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml green bottle, corked and capped - Marked October 2013, purchased 2/2010, so who knows what age this has - Poured into a tulip...

Appears to be a cloudy dark tan color at first, but when it settles down, the beer actually has a nice clarity and shows off hints of ruby and burnt orange when held to the light. A ton of thick, heavy light tan head forms, some still remains now, 10 minutes later. Lacing, chunks, very nice...

Just a touch tart at first, with a bit of fruit. Musty, slightly funky with some subtle, dark autumn/Christmas spice. Some caramel malt and a very faint roast aroma are there as well. While I enjoy all the scents of this beer, none of them (especially the tart/funk) are strong enough, the aroma, while complex is subdued, could use some more punch...

Taste is thin, subtle, watery fruit juice. Herbal, earthy, musty, hints of spice. Complex. An oak and earthy bitterness dry out the beer in the finish. Flavor seems to intensify a bit as it warms. Fruit component comes out a bit more, not so watery. Nice depth and flavor for a 4% beer...

Light bodied, a bit watery. Lower carbonation. Finishes with a lingering earthy bitterness and just a bit of spice...

No Fantome beer even approaches the regular Saison, this one was OK, would have liked a bit stronger aroma and taste, but I guess at 4% it's a bit more difficult...

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 02:05:13 | More by hawks10
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Aroma - Saison through and through. Lemon, wheat, horse blanket.

Taste - Smoke, lemon, yeast, orange peel, horse blanket, complex and good.

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Fantôme BBB Dark White from Brasserie Fantôme
88 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.