Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme
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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
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
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
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
Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.