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Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

225 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 225
Hads: 439
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 73
Gots: 62 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002

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Reviews: 225 | Hads: 439
Photo of andrewinski1
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice. The color is light golden/straw; it looks very clear. There is a nice two finger head.

The aroma shows off the spicyness in the aroma. Some orange candy aroma is here as well.

The taste starts out dry and spicy, but it quickly turns into a fruity finish. This uniquely shows off both the spicy and fruity characteristics of a saison. There is a bit of grassiness.

The body is medium with nice zesty carbonation.

Well it's a Fantôme so it's delicious! (478 characters)

Photo of JizackFH
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer Review #612

A - This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. It has a little more than two fingers of white head resting on top. It has excellent retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has aromas of hay, floral notes, some funkiness, yeast, earthiness, a mild hop presence, apricot, green apple, lemon, and some other light fruitiness.

T - The taste follows the nose quite well. It starts off with some maltiness and a good amount of earthiness. There are some fruit flavors like apricot, green apple, pear, and lemon. There is some funk and barnyard flavors. Some yeast flavor is present as well as a mild hop flavor. The finish leaves some lingering earthiness, fruit, funk, and hops behind on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a smooth feel to it. There is a little bit of sweetness, as well as a nice amount of earthy and hop bitterness. There is some dryness on the back end as well.

O - This has really good drinkability. It goes down easy and the flavor is really nice. Overall, I think this is a good beer and a nice representation of the style. I recommend picking this one up. This was my first Fantôme beer, and I am looking forward to trying more. (1,267 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a clouded golden hazed body with a bright white head forming thick above the rim of the chalice. Fine even lacing intricate appearance, fine effervescent carbonation these Belgians know how to execute. Aroma earthy herbal, pissenlit can be interpeted as Dandelion or "wet the bed" either way drinking enough of this I get the connection. Spicy yeast, a touch of mellow alcohol hidden in the biscuit pilsner malt, slight skunk nose from the green bottle but inoffensive for the most part. Flavors refreshing, spicy yeast, crisp malt sweetness with dry herbal/earthy/floral hop additions excellent saison. Funky lactic acidity works well with a hint of citrus, floral notes really bursting with barnyard, meadows, fresh cut grass. Mouthfeel is crips effervescent carbonation medium to light bodied, easy to drink with a nice tartness. Overall drinkability was incredible, a great version of Fantome that holds up with the best of any Saisons I've ever come across. (970 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)
086/477044 on cork
A- The dense hazy dark orange body has a billowing sheet of microbubbles that swirl around and support a thick white foam that sits on the glass in sheets.

S- The dandelion flowers aroma mixes with green spice hops that blend with a peppery yeast ester note. There are club soda notes and some cheese rind brett hints in the finish. Aroma well blended.

T- The bright tartness fades to soft malt with yeasty saison peppery notes and a dry finish with some soft sulfur dandelion green notes that linger in the back of the throat. The slight sweetness of Pils malt comes through as the beer opens up.

M- The light mouthfeel has a slightly creamy but crisp finish with no alcohol heat.

O- I was surprised at how the taste and smell of dandelion flowers really came through with the support of the fantome yeast. There are some Noble hops and pils malt qualities offer nice depth. (924 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Thanks to SneezyAchew for handing me this one.

A: Oh shit. Slime bottle. Big time. This shit pours like snot mixed with honey. I filled up about half the ‘bowl’ of the tulip, and a finger of thin head appeared. Miraculously though, over the course of about 5 minutes the extremely dense and fine head slowly rose up and filled the rest of the glass all the way to the brim. This very impressive column of foam sat there for over the ten minutes it took me to muster the courage to take a sip of this beer. I think the head would have lasted until the next morning had I left this glass on the counter. Liquid score = 1, head score and retention = 5. Appearance score = 3.0? Sure why not.
S: I get notes of vinous white wine, oak barrel, dandelions, grass, earthy must, and strange notes of a good kind of funk mixed with a sharp pediococcus and lactic bad kind of funk. Am I going to get sick from drinking this? I get some notes of lemon and citrus as well.
T: Flavor follows the nose. It’s a little sharp but actually not that bad. Citrus rind, flowers, oak, and sharp wee beasties dominate. Very earthy and spring-like all around. The finish is very gritty and dry, and my mouth is coated in some kind of film after each swallow.
M: Very thick, chewy and creamy. This isn’t thick in a stout kind of way, this is thick in a cough syrup type of way. This is about the farthest thing from refreshing as you could get. The head is like drinking mousse.
O: What a disappointment. I drank as much as I could but there’s no way my stomach could handle a whole bottle of this. It wasn’t so much the taste as the appearance and the texture. This just didn’t satisfy my beer or saison craving. (1,736 characters)

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this the other day at vintage and was very very excited to try it as it has been on my wants list since 2008.

A- Body is a very hazy, uniformly translucent golden yellow hue. Pours with a 2-3 finger foamy white head. Head eventually fades to about 1/2 finger and leaves plenty of lacing behind in the glass.

S- Nose is very good. Funky yeast, floral hops, a hint of sourness, belgian candi sugar and breadiness.

T- Upfront is a lot of floral hop bitterness, a hint of sourness, a hint of vinegar. The floral hop bitterness and a hintr of funk really come through for the finish.

M- Low to medium carbonation and a pretty lightweight bready body.

O- Overall this is a very good saison. There is a lot to experience with this one and it has very little fruity characteristics to balance it out-its mostly either raw and earthy/funky, or sugary-and there doesn't seem to be much to bridge the gap between the two. Overall a good saison. (944 characters)

Photo of cbeer88
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into Duvel glass. Tasted blindly courtesy of Blind BIF #6.

Appearance: Pour filling half the glass yields a finger of fluffy white head. Lacing is spotted. Color is medium-to-dark orange and hazy.

Smell: This one is earthy. Some funk, some grain, and a wee bit of fruit - lemon and peach maybe? Also a slight tart smell.

Taste: Definitely quite tart, but falls short of sour territory. We're looking at a saison here, so we're dealing with a Fantome. The tart acidity really dominates the flavor, but I'm also tasting some grass, wheat, and a touch of lemon. A bit of floral taste in there too as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbed, thin body.

Drinkability: Fairly high. It's refreshing and the alcohol isn't too strong. As the beer warms the ABV lets you know it's not quite a session beer though.

Overall: This is pretty good. It's not the best Fantome I've ever had, but it's far from the worst. A very good saison - aside from the tartness, it's pretty straightforward for Fantome, though I'm not sure what is supposed to be in this one due to the blind taste test. (1,105 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: Pretty sure I got a slime bottle. Oh well, it was tasty and the only thing it messed with was the mouthfeel..I think.

Appearance: Pours like good homemade chicken soup (oh slime). Layer of oily foam graces the top of the beer. Pours a dusky, almost ruddy, deep orange. So very hazy.

Smell: Slight funk layered over some apricots and a touch of barnyard. Light lemon zest. Loads of apricot and pear. Lemon juice and mealy fruit. Slightly floral. Aroma is soft and complex. I think of it as pretty.

Taste: Unctuous. Slight hint of lemon and funk. Some apple and apricot round out the back. Aftertaste hits stronger to pear and apricot than the initial sip. Slight floral edge runs through the back. Nice depth of flavor. Some funk and lemon brighten things up a bit. Very clean.

Mouthfeel: This one was thick and heavy. It was awesome. Drank like homemade chicken broth. Tongue coating and delicious.

Overall: If this was an infected bottle, I really want to try a clean one. Nice soft flavors show that Fantome really knows how to make a saison. Even when it gets messed up, it's still better than 90% of the saisons on the amrket. (1,142 characters)

Photo of impending
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazy dull golden straw, towering dense white head slow to recede, excellent lacing.

Text book example of funk, a delicious aroma. You know the taste will be complex as well. Coupled with a musty lemon.

Hay, florals, earth, a shallow brief sour and dandelion bitterness. Lots of grass. The floral note seems to come and go in a delightful way. Sour doesn't come natural to me and this defies the line as it appears then is replaced in the finish with the earth, very nice. Medium bodied lively mouthfeel.
jd (540 characters)

Photo of rtepiak
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a very nice saison that could at times feel a bit boozy. on two occasion it was either a sipper or a fantastic fit. great with food primarily. dandelion is at most dominant in the aftermath of the plate with a interesting grass bitter that is at first higher in mineral than expected. this mellows. this beer is nice at room temperature even. standard saison pour. golden with a bit of murk at the bottom of the bottle. nose of grass, barn and honey and mellow notes. palate is dry with a mild sourness. pear, corn and white grape. the minerality makes it a bit harsh when it stands alone though. great with mexican food but not spicy as it betters out the harsher undertones. (676 characters)

Photo of CashMoneyVagrant
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with a huge, dense and fluffy white head of foam that clings all over the glass. Cloudy in appearance. Has a faint orange color at it's core with lemon skin, dried straw colors highlighting the outer edges of the beer.

Fruity and sweet up front in the nose, with a faint lemony tartness and dried herbal character developing rather quickly. There's a pleasant earthy hop aroma in there. I'm picking up the dandelions and can detect the dandelion tea that's used in the brew, which gives it a fresh flower, earthy green quality at the same time. This could be where the dried, earthy hop character comes from. Becomes more flowery and fruity as the beer warms. Notes of lemon zest, honey and wildflowers are showing up, with almost a fresh underripe banana aroma. Not much funk or mustiness though, as with most other Fantome beers. Dried flowers and a candied sweetness carry through on the nose with a bread like biscuit malt aroma that shows up as the brew comes to room temperature.

Starts off with a spritzy amount of carbonation that dissipates rather quickly becoming almost flat, but soft and creamy in taste. That hop quality comes through at first, with a touch of sweetness. Lemon zest, dried flowers and honey on the palate. Showing a nice musty character, more so than in the nose. If you every ate a dandelion as a little kid is something that keeps coming to mind. Dry and faintly sweet at the same time. Little too no tartness or sour flavors showing, though the mustiness carries nicely through the background of the beer. Just wonderfully aromatic and earthy, with lots of dried flowers, almost wet stones? in the taste.

The finishes very dry in the mouth, but still has that faint sweetness to round it out. There's also a nice yeasty bread quality in the finish, with a clove, coriander like spicyness that shows up on the palate and in the nose. What a great, dry and refreshing beer with the 8% Abv. nowhere to be found. (1,955 characters)

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

@Gourmet Haus bar, Redwood City, CA

Color: straw

Clarity: cloudy

Head: tiny bubbles

Aroma: When first poured, farmhouse funk filled the air, but quickly dissipated. Grainy. Pears. Some honey.

Taste: Grainy sweetness. Slightly tart, though not as much as most Fantomes. Finishes dry with herbal bitterness that might be the promised dandelines, but might also just be hops.

Overall: As (almost) all Fantomes, it is extremely drinkable due to dryness, slight tartness, and fruitiness. However, I would rank this lower than most Fantomes because of strange herbalness that takes away from the fruitiness that I love. Dandelions...not directly identifiable, but might be that strange herbalness that I am not crazy about. (723 characters)

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this in a tulip.

Appearance- Pissenlit has two fingers of off-white, orange tinted foam. It is pretty dense with decent cratering and big bubbles. The body is a very cloudy, orangish-gold. There are many carbonation columns.

Smell- There is an earthy and slightly funky yeast smell. It is also a little herbal and even floral.

Taste- The first drink is actually really citrusy. There is a little bit of lemon and pear. This is followed by the earthy yeast and some sweet corn. The finish is full of more sweet citrus and wheaty malt. It is very crisp, and very good.

Mouth feel- The Pissenlit has a lighter to medium body that keeps it crisp and a little over-carbonated. However, I think that is exactly right for this saison.

Overall- This saison manages to preserve the farm flavors expected from a saison while keeping it light, crisp, and a bit more citrusy. (875 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to BdubleEdubleRUN for hooking me up with a bottle of this. Poured into a matching Fantome tulip, this brew appears a very attractive lightly hazed amber orange color. 2 fingers of off-white froth appears and slowly recedes to a thin film across the top.

The smell is fruity with hints of lemon mixed with cork and must. Quite a bit of earthy elements like Brett and horsey character of barnyard dryness. Across the board this is a very balanced ad enjoyable smelling brew.

The taste is lightly tangy with lemon before switching to a toasty sort of caramel grainy quality. It is earthy with barnyard flavoring expected of a saison. There are mild notes of clove and pepper mixed with musty cork and earth. Some fruit like pear or apple skins and spice. Toffee-like aftertaste includes a touch of oak.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Visually it looks low in carb but it is fizzy in the mouth/feel. Superb drinkability with well integrated/hidden alcohol. Very well balanced brew that I feel like I could drink all day without getting bored with it. (1,095 characters)

Photo of angrybabboon
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Note: Based on some buzz in the forums, I think this may be an infected/slime bottle. But it was still good, so I'm posting my review.

Review adapted from notes taken 12-12-11

Appearance: A pale orange gold, pours like a heavy broth - a very strange sludgy-ness, considering how light it is - leaves something akin to a weird film rather than a lacing, as if there were fat and/or oil in the beer - cloudy, slimy [2014 bottle - still hazy, but not slimy looking, impressive carbonation, score upgraded to 4.00]

Smell: Funky at first, but becomes delicate as it warms - some hay, barynard, horse blanket - very funky, but in a very mild way [definitely smells like a Fantôme beer, with some musty funk, yeasty weirdness]

Taste: It's like a funky malt smoothie - light malts, grains, light bread - a little tart - some light fruits - fruit seeds? - lemon, some grassiness - flowers, minimal bitterness - very weird, but good

Mouthfeel: Hands-down the weirdest mouthfeel of any beer I've ever had - it's like chewing on jello - it's so heavy, it's seriously like a smoothie - very smooth, I'm not sure even how to comment on the carbonation [non-slimed bottle has a medium bottle, smooth, nice carbonation, floral finish, score upgraded to 3.75]

Overall: One of the most bizarre beers I've ever had

This really felt like I was drinking a smoothie. I practically had to chew it. But despite the unexpected mouthfeel, it was a good saison. At the very least, Fantôme beers are consistently interesting. I would buy this again. [Non-infected bottle was definitely better, overall score upgraded to 3.75]

Update, 5/19/14

This bottle confirms that the 2011 bottle I previously reviewed was, in fact, a slime bottle. The mouthfeel on this is dramatically different, but the smell and mouthfeel are more or less the same. [Updated comments above in brackets] (1,901 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

988th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
750ML C/Cork

Thanks to Eric for sharing
*Shared by those in attendance at MrHirschybars*

App- A bit of a hazy double colored color of orange and yellow with some gold mixed in. A small head formed on a small pour which was nice to see. A couple lines of lace as well.

Smell- A few combined scents in the glass. A good bit of classic Fantome yeast and add to it a bit of grainy earthy floral notes.

Taste- A little bit of dry citrus character with notes of light spice and earthy yeast. A little bit as most are saying similiar to a wit bier.

Mouth- A pretty unique dry complex finish. Wasnt a fan of the ending combo of fruit/spice but I liked the beer overall.

Drink- A tasty beer with a lot of highlights. Overall the feeling I got was with Fantomes I should stick to the basic varieties. (833 characters)

Photo of hawks10
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml green corked and capped bottle - No date but this comes from the most recent batch, poured into a tulip...

Pours a cloudy light orange, dark yellow with an abundance of fluffy white head which sticks around for a while, lots of lacing is left behind...

Smell is pretty subtle, earthy and dry with slight Fantome funk. A bit of fruity sweetness can be detected after a few sniffs, but this one leans mostly towards the grainy/earthy aromas, actually smells much like a Witbier...

Tastes much like a Witbier as well, subtle sweet and citrus fruits up front with lots of earthy, dry bitterness in the finish. Grassy with just hints of some funk.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, has a smooth and coating feel, dry bitter finish. (743 characters)

Photo of PerHops
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Wonderful looking saison. Cloudy golden orange with a thin layer of head that sticks to the snifter and leaves a layer of foam coating the side of the glass.

S- Very mellow earthiness, light citrus, minerals, a tiny bit of funk.

T- Strawberries, lemons, pears, apples, light if pleasant spice notes and a lightly sour medium bitter finish make this very well balanced.

M- Medium high carbonation and a robust mouth coating finish. The bitterness helps it drink very cleanly.

O- One of the better beers I have tried from Fantome, though they have all been interesting if not very good. (591 characters)

Photo of oline73
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy orangish yellow with a finger of fluffy white head. This beer has some good retention.

Smell: Smells like a very fruity saison. Pears and melon along with some herbal tartness. Just the right amount of sweetness to go with the other smells.

Taste: This one is good, but not as fruity as the smell would have suggested. Light and herbal with some yeast spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lot of aggressive, tingly carbonation. The finish is quite dry.

Overall: This smells fantastic and tastes really good. I wish the melon notes came out more in the flavor, but it is still really good. (682 characters)

Photo of wschmit
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (1,156 characters)

Photo of muttyd
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured gently into a big tulip. Darker than I expected: amber and very hazy. Big fluffy offwhite head that doesn't go away. Lots of floaties mixed in with that haze.

The nose hits you immediately with the classic Fantome funk. Some citrus (lemon, orange zest) in there as well. Aroma also has a very distinct grassy, earthy bitterness; almost like wet dirt?

This is a rather dry beer, but the malt profile in this beer gives way to a sourdough-like bread sweetness. Lemon/citrus characteristics come through in the flavor and create a mouthpuckering, pleasant sourness. Lots of yeasty spice/funk in the finish. Very creamy and dry beer. Am I drinking a sour farmhouse or a tame gueuze?

Solid offering from Fantome. Worth every penny. (736 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Thanks to Armin. Pours a clear golden color with a collared white head. Sweet aroma of white grape, some florals, some spice, and honey. Semi tart grape start with lemon, floral, and some minimal spice like notes. Ends dyly. Pretty wine like. Overall, I was surprised by this and really enjoyed it. I haven’t been the biggest Fantome fan but this beer is perfect on a hot summer day. (393 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fizzy 1 finger head with a hazy peach orange color.

Nose has nice saison like malts, light funk, light tart fruit, light floral rose like aroma, citrus, great light funky saison malts, hint of sweet malts as well, almost boozy but not quite, and that typical Fantome like yeast aroma.

Taste has nice fruits, hint of tart sour fruits, hint of lemon and citrus, nice Belgian malts with a bit of funk and saison malts and spices. bit of a floral like flowery addition as well. Dry malty finish, with lingering saison malts and spices, tart fruit, a bit floral and lemony.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall great, another winner by Fantome. Nice malts, spices, floral flowery like flavors, nice overall blend of everything interesting. (749 characters)

Photo of BDTyre
3.03/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Almost got rid of this. The pour is ridiculous. The head blossoms out of the bottom and looks like big chunks of foam, or yest. It looks like a solid object. I left about a 1/4 inch of space at the top of the glass and within 5 seconds, it was oozing over the sides of the glass. The head is shiny too, almost like its got vegetable oil in it. I had to wrap the glass in a towel to absorb the constant overflow. Even after drinking some of the head, it would continue to rise and overflow. I figure I lost nearly 1/4 of the beer to this. And the head is very thick - thicker than the beer. This was almost enough to stop me.

Aside from the 2/3 of the beer that is white head the rest is a cloudy orange. The head never really settles.

Funky, sour barnyard-y scent. Quite sour. Not sure if that's due to the dandelions or not.

The taste is quite a bit mellower, not nearly as sour. Still, there are noticeable citrus hints. Fresh, farm-y malt taste. Very dry.

Mouthfeel is so-so. The beer itself is lightly carbonated, and pleasantly zesty. But the head never goes away, and it is too thick and oily. Really ruins this.

I'd try more of Fantome's beers...but this one will not be revisited. (1,193 characters)

Photo of monitorpop
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light yellow with a huge foamy white head.

S: Funky moss and citrus.

T: Unique balance between earthy funk and sour citrus.

M: Light and refreshing with pleasant carbonation, leaves the tongue tart.

O: Nice funky saison. A bit heavy on the citrus side for my taste. (273 characters)

Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.