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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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Ratings: 338 | Reviews: 207 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by wschmit:
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wschmit

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.75L bottle into a Duvel tulip. "Lot No." and "Best before end" both blank. Nice pop on opening.

A: Big, creamy head on top of a hazy, near-orange body. Great retention of the head, like a souffle. Can't see through it, very cloudy.

S: Pretty classic Fantome. A bit sweet, some lemon, and a nice tangy sweat smell. It says 'brewed with spices,' and while I get a generally sense of that, I can't pick anything out. Probably coriander and grains of paradise...it feels a bit Witbier-like. Grassy, a bit. Good nose.

T: The taste overpowers the subtle nose, in a good way. Lots going on, and very much in the Witbier vein. Orange starts off, then some bready yeast, and then a bitterness not just from hops. Some green grassiness to match the nose. Pretty good.

M: Relatively thick, despite good carbonation. The body's heavier than expected. Not a bad thing, and it carries a lot of flavor, but still. Got more chew than anticipated.

O: This is pretty tasty, but it's a bit different than I expect from fantome. It's got some usual saison notes, but it deviates a bit far from the usual bill. Not bad, but I'd rather have regular fantome over this.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 04:47:04 | More by wschmit
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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.

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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.