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Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme PissenlitFantôme Pissenlit

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

338 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%


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 pmlondrigan:
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pmlondrigan

New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Upon purchase of this beer I was reassured by the bottle shop guy it would most likely be a good bottle, not light struck that is. He was right. Brilliant golden, hazy, and billowing white head. Some lacing, though not too much. Very grassy, earthy aroma. Noble hops? Some lemon. The flavor is lovely. Again it is grassy, has a subtle tartness, a some nice hop bitterness. Upton contemplation a classic saison yeast strain is apparent. It is herbal without being phenolic. It is earthy but clean. The finish is dry, though bitter. Dry over the palate with a tangy finish. I am just so please to have a fantome that isn't light struck. This makes my record 2 for 5.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 01:19:56 | More by pmlondrigan
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A-hazy dark orange color with a good off-white head and decent lacing

S-lemon, wheat bread, earthy, slight funk,slight caramel

T-wheat, grassy, lemon, yeasty funk, apple, clove, mild sweetness, mildly tart finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and a little dry

O-the flavors were an interesting mix,but not as compelling as the regular saison

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A - Pours a hazy medium brown with a huge foamy tan head that fades very slowly.

S - Earthy, funky, apples and pears.

T - Funky, earthy, smokey.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Too much carbonation and a lot of smoke in this one.

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Appearance- Almost a gusher but not quite. Has pretty good retention as well. The head is a an off-white/very light tan while the body is a dull, medium to dark amber which appears a hazy medium amber when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- Very subtle but very refined. Very clean smelling. Banana, very light cloves, a suggestion of lemon and apple. Very spring smelling if that means anything. Swirling shows a little bit more of the cloves and gives off a blend of earthiness and ashiness.

Taste- Starts with the fruit esters of the nose- a blend of apple and lemon. Cloves come in pretty strong and impart an ashiness that tends toward a woody bitterness. Some banana on the finish makes this a little bit more bearable. Some honey on the finish. Coriander as well but the cloves are a little much for me at the moment. The woody bitterness even gives off a little earwax. Fortunately, the honey and floral notes counteract this but not enough. A subsequent pour shows a much more mellow clove character with a bitter bite that serves to give the beer more character instead of overwhelming it. A good beer and a competent saison but doesn't really excite me in anyway. Nice balance and integration but it does lack in the presence and complexity departments. Some grain.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation which really works for this beer. Has some airiness.

Drinkability- Pretty easy going despite the slight distraction of the cloves. Certainly not worth the 16 bucks I paid though. I will not be buying this again.

Overall- A good beer and competent saison with a great beer price tag. Worth a try but if you balk at the cost, you should pass. Not as interesting as the regular Fantome. Definitely a bit boring.

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Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.