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Fantôme BBB Dark White - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
88
very good

236 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 236
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 11
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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output01x

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL. corked and capped bottle (Best Before October 2013) into a tulip glass.

An aggressive pour yields a 2-finger cream-colored head that slowly recedes after a few minutes to a thin dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a translucent amber brown with a decent amount of slow-rising carbonation bubbles. Great lacing can be seen clinging to the sides of the glass between sips but does not seem strong enough to hold itself up.

As the beer is poured, a strong musty aroma is spread into the air. It is reminiscent of an old basement or a wet dog. Getting closer to the beer finds this same odor overlying a complex fruity and slightly sour cacophony of aromas. Notes of white wine vinegar, sour grapes, green apples, and pear are all apparent.

Sweet and sour fruit flavors strike the tongue at the beginning of each sip with notes of sour grapes, green apples, and plums. Swallowing the beer releases even more sourness to the delight of one's taste buds. A funky, slightly musty horse blanket-like flavor finds a temporary home on the roof of the mouth. The flavors of grapes and apples become even more prevalent and last for a good duration. However, as they fade, a fleshy pear flavor lingers on the tongue as the sour acidity from before continues stinging away.

The medium body really allows all the flavors to not only present themselves but also for them to be analyzed and dissected. Never does the body become sticky or coating which creates great drinkability. The carbonation only becomes slightly fizzy as the beer is swallowed, allowing the flavors to sparkle. This also gives this beer a very crisp mouthfeel. A white wine like dryness comes in at the end of each sip that pulls the drinker back for more after each sip.

Overall, the look, smell, taste, and mouthfeel of this beer are fantastic. The nose is strong and complex, offering the consumer a great way to pass the time between sips. The taste is just as complex as the nose. The sourness and funk may not be truly lip-puckering but should be enough to satisfy most sour fans.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 19:24:18 | More by output01x
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Fantôme BBB Dark White from Brasserie Fantôme
88 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.