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