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Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

355 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 71
Gots: 57 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002)
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Reviews by Rastacouere:
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Spuyten Duyvil the saturday and at the moan and dove the sunday. lovely weekend! As soon as it's poured, it strikes me as different from the bottled version although with Dany it may just be another batch. I crave for bottles on this version. Shelton Bros have done quite a grand coup getting kegs of this.

The pour is chesnut brownish, very cloudy, mysterious. A gentle off-white ring is thinner than the bottle and the body will later confirm much smaller carbonation level, less fluffiness although still moderately carbonation and close to full bodied.

The nose abunds with belgian farmhouse characteristics, starting from the very peppery yeast which comes out musty with hints of cobwebs, sand.. quite undescribable, maybe even a touch of cat liter, but I swear it's a marvellous contemplative blend. Very earthy, leafy, salty. Notes of apples, caramel, brown sugar.. Complex and satisfying, sense bugging.

Typical fantôme light tartness reaches pinaccles in the abundant mustiness and cement like basement flavors. Very weird. Light astringence, lots of wood and leafy flavors remind me of my beloved speciaal brouwsel.. Terrific.

It doesn't have the appearance and mouthfeel grace of the bottled fantômes, but the flavors are utterly expansive and immensely enjoyable thoroughly. One of the top examples of farmish craft brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2004 15:25:41 | More by Rastacouere
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Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.