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Fantôme Saint-Roch - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
89
very good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 28
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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: PMR on 10-17-2006)
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Photo of falloutsnow
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Etre Gourmet
Best by: February 2012
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

An apparently mildly sour-forward Fantome saison, with nods, for me, towards dried grasses, sweet herbs and lemon rind. Perhaps one of my favorite Fantome offerings at this point, one I'm wish I had another bottle of to have again later.

Pours a 1cm head of white bubbles, fizzing quite substantially, with a fairly rapid subsidence, leaving modest lacing along the sides of the glass. Body is a hazy golden yellow-brown color, with light bringing out yellow highlights alongside the sides of the beer.

Aroma is very champagne-like at first: sweet, dry, and white grape-like. With some time and warmth, a bit of dry herbs and wild grasses becomes noticeable, along with a slight lemon tartness.

Taste is somewhat similar to smell in that it invokes dry, tart white wine for me, at times reminding me of a mild sour mixed with a light saison. Much less sweet than other Fantome beers I have had. Other flavors include some light grain and dried grasses in the forefront, slight lemon flavors, and a bit of saison yeast. Perhaps my batch had some noticeable pedioccocus relative to others, and the age may have reduced the herbal components others noted, but this was still a delicious mix of flavors and a surprise as I had little knowledge about the origins or flavors in this beer.

The beer's body is medium-light to light with a fairly medium-high to high level of carbonation. The result is a crisp and quickly drinkable beer with a satisfyingly dry finish.

falloutsnow, Aug 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

spycow, Yesterday at 02:31 AM
Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Holland, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of thetomG
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

thetomG, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

TurdFurgison, May 04, 2014
Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

chippo33, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of SpdKilz
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

SpdKilz, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -1%

Gonzoillini, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

yourefragile, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Fux
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: yellow/orange, very murky. The head held very little.
S: Spicy nose, slightly acidic, fruity (citruses, oranges).
P: Slightly sour, yeasty, with lemon aromas. Also spicy and fruity (orangees, yellow fruits).
M: Light carbonation, light on the palate, very refreshing.
O: Nice beer, easy drinking and aromatic.

Fux, May 09, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

CelticAleMan, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

GRG1313, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

pperez38, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

morningthief, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

t0rin0, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

hays99, Apr 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

ygtbsm94, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm going to assume that Saint Roch is a reference to the Saint Roch that survived a plague infection and back when he was alive not dying of an infection was misinterpreted as a miracle. Shared by Michael at a recent Fantome ridiculous tasting of epic whaleness.

Beer is brown-ish, nice little white head, small bubbles, decent retention, some lacing.

Aroma is raisins and stone fruits, with a nice malt backbone, yeast is subdued in this one.

Beer is sweet, bready, nice malt character, great finish, not too dry. Beer has some late funk in there, and some plum like flavors, interesting and I would have it again.

drabmuh, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to yourefragile for this one. Served in a Fantome tulip.

Pours a moderate brown color with a good off-white head and a touch of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some faint spice and a bit of fruit. Some amber malt as well. A light bit of funk as it warms. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Quite tasty.

Thorpe429, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 11/05/11 notes. Bottle shared by yourefragile at the mega-Fantome tasting. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Cigar City snifter.

a - Pours a dark amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet fruits, sugar, yeast, earthy notes, some light Fantome funk. Very sweet and fruity, which I like.

t - Tastes of sweet fruits, yeast, sugar, earthy notes, floral notes. No real funk and a little too sweet for me, so a step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. A touch undercarbonated but easy to drink; a little more and it could be perfect.

o - Overall a good beer, but was a tiny bit too sweet in the taste for me. Would give another shot, but better Fantome's out there.

mdfb79, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers.

The beer is light orange colored and fairly hazy, with a finger or so of white head. The aroma is pleasant, offering citrus fruit, funk, hay, lemon zest, floral scents. Lots of citrus fruit in the flavor. I am convinced that there is some radical batch and bottle variation among Fantôme beers, as I am not picking up on a lot of the fruit flavors described in some of the other reviews. Light funk throughout. Incredibly smooth and easy drinking. Light to medium in body with appropriate carbonation. One of the best saisons of the more than two dozen sampled last night.

Huhzubendah, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of kbutler1
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a semi clear reddish brown color with a lively white head. Some lacing. Fairly clean aroma for a Fantome but has notes of caramel and some spice. Some fruit like notes as well. The taste is rather different too with notes of some light fruit (grape), apple, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Some bitterness in the end. It’s fine, but nothing too crazy.

kbutler1, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A- Dark yellow brown color, ½ finger off white head, bubbles come up from the bottom, well carbonated, decent lacing and retention.
S- The aroma has sugar and spice upfront, Belgium yeast, herbal aroma, sweet malts, toffee white wine/grapes.
T- Really nice tasting brew, pretty sweet right away, white grape taste is present, sugar, hints of caramel, fruity tastes come out in the end, slight apple, grape.
M- Light/medium mouth feel, crisp/dry finish, well carbonated.
O- Enjoyable offering from Fantome, solid beer as most of the Fantomes have been, this one didn’t stand out compared to some of the others but still tasty.

Chriscrundwell12, Sep 03, 2011
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Fantôme Saint-Roch from Brasserie Fantôme
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.