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Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

362 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 72
Gots: 56 | 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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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-12-2014 16:35:21 | More by jrenihan
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mwgroove23

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2014 21:13:32 | More by mwgroove23
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-23-2014 20:14:47 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -4.9%

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

03-19-2014 00:35:57 | More by MDDMD
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-14-2014 22:20:44 | More by DaveHack
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-14-2014 22:17:00 | More by millerbuffoon
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-14-2014 22:16:33 | More by jzeilinger
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

03-14-2014 22:15:34 | More by Knapp85
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-09-2014 01:26:35 | More by strongaf
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-03-2014 04:05:23 | More by alelover
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-23-2014 00:26:43 | More by dwagner003
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-14-2014 23:52:21 | More by TXhomebrewer
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bierdeflanders

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2014 08:29:23 | More by bierdeflanders
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mantissa

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-01-2014 05:20:33 | More by mantissa
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.61/5  rDev -11.7%

Bottle opened on 1.13.14

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.

01-28-2014 05:51:16 | More by HuskyinPDX
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-23-2014 01:44:26 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-23-2014 01:43:43 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-23-2014 01:42:14 | More by Texasfan549
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rrski198

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-07-2014 16:47:50 | More by rrski198
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

01-05-2014 06:45:36 | More by artoolemomo
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2014 00:37:39 | More by Kelp
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2013 01:40:55 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-27-2013 11:38:44 | More by Kirk
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mendonza

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-19-2013 00:01:48 | More by mendonza
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-14-2013 03:43:30 | More by ElGallo
Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.