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Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

385 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 71
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Stoutfan23DJ, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

MDDMD, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

DaveHack, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

millerbuffoon, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jzeilinger, Mar 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Knapp85, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

strongaf, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

alelover, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dwagner003, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of TXhomebrewer
4/5  rDev -2%

TXhomebrewer, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of bierdeflanders
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bierdeflanders, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of mantissa
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mantissa, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -2%

BeerHunter76, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

kjkinsey, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Texasfan549, Jan 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

rrski198, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of artoolemomo
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

artoolemomo, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Kelp, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Kirk, Dec 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

mendonza, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

ElGallo, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

tobelerone, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

bobv, Nov 27, 2013
Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.