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Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

369 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 72
Gots: 55 | FT: 5
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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

With no other Belgian brewery currently doing what farmhouse brewers have been doing for centuries, the ebs and flows of Fantome earns them as much frustration as it does grace. But once in a while, magic happens and that does so with Pissenlit.

Pouring a darker amber shade than is common, its richer reds and browns elude to the toasted character within. With the nose hovering above, whiffs of bread crust and cotton candy seduce the senses while earthen wafts of peppercorn, straw and hay float above.

Its sultry taste is estery of grape candy, plum and apple before the middle palate sets in with its earthy and peppery balance. With the soft malt presence drying out, the slightness of rose wine acidity, cumin, clove and cork all offer an herbal, woodsy and leathery quality to give the taste mature complexity, balance and grace.

Its dry and peppery finish easily sheds any lingering finish and offers a refreshing, bubbly and warming feel with an aftertaste of dried fruit and damp straw. More complex than words allow, Fantome demonstrates why they are the premiere farmhouse ale makers!

08-18-2014 05:52:16 | More by BEERchitect
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wethorseblanket

California

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%

750ml capped and corked bottle shared last night. 2008 Vintage.

A: Pours a clear orange with a 1/2-inch thick white head which lingers before settling to a thin cap and rim leaving spotty lace.

N: Lemony, saison farmhouse yeast, peppery spice, oak tannins, grassy/hay, mild funk.

T: Mild cheese, funk is more developed, farmhouse yeast, oak, earthy, spices, musty, fruity.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Fruity, dry, yeasty finish.

O: Nice and aged well.

09-01-2014 21:25:42 | More by wethorseblanket
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DCLAguy11

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-01-2014 20:20:08 | More by DCLAguy11
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drewone

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

09-01-2014 01:37:08 | More by drewone
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Rado

California

4.02/5  rDev -1.7%

09-01-2014 01:31:34 | More by Rado
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Wowcoolman

California

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%

09-01-2014 01:30:47 | More by Wowcoolman
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.51/5  rDev -14.2%

08-29-2014 21:08:15 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-26-2014 14:55:11 | More by Satchboogie
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured this 750 mL green bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date. The body was a yellowy straw color with a quickly dissipating tan head.

The smell was fruity and grainy sweetness. Cherry pie. Farmyard or fields.

The taste was tangy and herbal. Grassy, hay-like character. Light, tart, and drinkable.

The mouthfeel was medium to light bodied with a nice effervescence.

08-12-2014 15:13:26 | More by Cresant
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-11-2014 20:51:19 | More by Gus_13
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-08-2014 22:38:47 | More by Dicers
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -26.7%

07-30-2014 21:34:07 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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CSO

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-29-2014 13:50:45 | More by CSO
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-26-2014 23:09:57 | More by Magery
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

1.25/5  rDev -69.4%

07-16-2014 02:58:50 | More by SitkaSteve
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-11-2014 01:32:04 | More by DrBier
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-06-2014 16:12:01 | More by KAF
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-05-2014 12:01:15 | More by mklisz
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Hazy light golden body. Well retained big white head.

Smell - Pale malts with a light acidity and floral character. Bretty? If it's brett, it's very mild.

Taste - Much brettier. Light tartness. Pale malts again, but much spicier. Dry in the finish with a slight sweet kick.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and dry. Well carbonated.

Overall - I'd never peg it as dandelion, but the flavor is very nice.

06-20-2014 16:10:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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thufflife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2014 18:45:06 | More by thufflife
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leffeblind

Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +11.5%

Buddy of mine from Wavre introduced this to me. Kinda like eating dandelions in a salad for the first time. First sip was WTF. Second sip was kinda interesting. Third sip had me hooked. Sharp, tart, and tastes like Spring in Belgium. This can make Saison DuPont or any other mainstream Belgian farmhouse ale its bitch.

06-16-2014 02:30:38 | More by leffeblind
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-01-2014 01:43:39 | More by Gonzoillini
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-28-2014 23:32:57 | More by afsdan
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-26-2014 12:25:13 | More by hooliganlife
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-18-2014 22:58:10 | More by crosenkrantz
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Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.