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Fantôme Saint-Roch - Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme Saint-RochFantôme Saint-Roch

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very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.94%

Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by muttyd:
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4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden straw color with a big fluffy white head. Hazy body, lots of gunk at the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma is unlike most other saisons. Vanilla-y, earthy, funky aroma with a strong fruity (honeydew melon? cherries?) background. Not sure exactly what is going on in the aroma but its definitely more sweet/fruity smelling than most saisons. The flavor comes through with more sweet, citrusy, funky notes. Tart, but not offensively sour. Finishes rather sweet, but still very characteristic of the style.

Wish I could get another bottle of this. Amazing brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 03:51:05 | More by muttyd
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-30-2014 00:44:37 | More by chippo33
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-08-2013 13:30:27 | More by SpdKilz
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-26-2013 02:36:02 | More by Gonzoillini
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-11-2013 00:03:18 | More by yourefragile
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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 14:17:00 | More by Fux
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-04-2013 06:08:58 | More by CelticAleMan
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-02-2013 20:26:12 | More by GRG1313
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-25-2013 18:43:58 | More by Mattias
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-19-2013 08:33:01 | More by pperez38
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-12-2013 21:45:51 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-11-2012 14:39:42 | More by morningthief
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-01-2012 01:55:12 | More by t0rin0
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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 17:26:34 | More by falloutsnow
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-24-2012 01:12:10 | More by hays99
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

03-31-2012 23:33:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.95/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 19:07:52 | More by drabmuh
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 11:59:34 | More by Thorpe429
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New York

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 19:59:54 | More by mdfb79
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District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 02:13:31 | More by Huhzubendah
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3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 00:58:25 | More by kbutler1
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 09:07:07 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

768th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
750 ML

Not sure vintage
@Woodshop Classix

App- A lighter looking yellow with a good head for a decent size pour. Head was about 3/4” and then slowly fades and allows for some good cling.

Smell- This was a nice saison. A lot going on in the nose. Starts out with a touch of bitter hops and then moves over to a dry hay/grass note. Finishes with a touch of zesty lemons.

Taste- The taste really follows the nose. This was much more dry than a lot of the other Fantomes I have had. It was lemony, bright and a touch of acidity on the drink. The hay notes come into play first.

Mouth- A light bodied saison with a nice high carb feel. A bit of the lemon and hay remain on this one.

Drink- I have to say that what they do at Fantome is quite amazing with just a saison to impart a lot of different nuances and flavors and even small layers on a unique style.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 16:38:01 | More by FosterJM
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part 6 of the Fantome tasting.

Pours 1/2 finger of off white head. Good retention with some thick rings. Color is a burnt bright orange.

Aroma: A herbal/floral nose. Maybe a touch more hops show here compared to most Fantomes. I pick up a grape/white wine flavor. Maybe a hint of pears. Spices and some bready malts.

Taste: Grapeskins and wine flavors. More spice flavors show here. Yeasty and bready. Apple skins and pears. Coriander. Very herbal flavored.

Mouthfeel: Dry compared to other Fantomes. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, this was a pretty solid saison. Not very unique compared to the other Fantomes, but more 'to style'. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 01:12:35 | More by mothman
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. I honestly do not understand how a beer can pop so violently when the cork is removed yet not a single bubble of carbonation is released from the solution. Yet the beer enters my glass and erupts with 3 fingers worth of tan head composed of rather large bubbles. As the brew rests in my glass, it appears a hazy color of orange. As the cap slowly recedes down to less than a finger, it leaves finger-like strings of lacework all over the glass.

The smell of this brew is lightly cheesy with some funky tones. Quite dry smelling with minor notes of barnyard quality and hay. Through the back of the brew emerges a fruited quality smelling very much like lemons which again goes back to some cheese and spiced indications that are a little herbal. There is a faint vanilla sweetness mixed with a mineral aspect to this brew's nose once it comes up to temperature.

The taste of this brew has a pleasant lemony quality that turns bitter and pulp-like. The bitterness of this brew is very reminiscent of eating unsweetened grapefruit. There is a dry bready grain flavoring across the middle that provides a base for some herbal flavoring to come in towards the finish. Throughout this brew are some deep earthy flavors that when mixed with the rindy and herbal flavorings, it comes together to be a very unique take on a saison.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The alcohol is yet again masterfully hidden as I have come to expect from this brewery. A very solid and unique arrangement of flavors here. This is one of the most dry takes on the style I have had to date without much spiced quality. Very earthy and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 23:50:14 | More by stakem
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Fantôme Saint-Roch from Brasserie Fantôme
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.