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Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme

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376 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 72
Gots: 55 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website

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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Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle or two at Bierparadijs

Pours cloudy, amber brown. Nice thick compacted head. Great retention.

Saison yeast in apparent on the nose. Malty sweet and hints of bitterness on the nose.

An explosion of flavor. Lots of fruity flavors, great malt base and something best described as funk. Sometimes it's like it wants to be tart but that never quite happens. Complex to say the least.

Nice medium to full body, perfect medium amout of carbonation.

One of the best beers I have ever had. After I drank one bottle I turned around to buy another 12. Great stuff and gert it if you can.

doopiedoopiedoo, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Archemedies
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Archemedies, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of ComRock12
4/5  rDev -2.2%

ComRock12, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of LambicKing
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

LambicKing, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of jdevastator
4/5  rDev -2.2%

jdevastator, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of cosmonick
4/5  rDev -2.2%

cosmonick, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MarkJBurch, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of DeutschesBier
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

DeutschesBier, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MinorThreat, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -2.2%

nh2032, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of JCam9981
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

JCam9981, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -2.2%

jkane101, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of heygeebee
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

heygeebee, Jul 07, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +10%

WOLFGANG, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of mdillon86
4.5/5  rDev +10%

mdillon86, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of TobiasG
4/5  rDev -2.2%

TobiasG, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev -2.2%

dbc5, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of themunjoy
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

themunjoy, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty nice pour. Hazy, faded golden and pale. Nice foamy head

Musty aroma, some earthy barnyard not really funky. Some nice white pepper spice and a solid yet subtle notion of sulfur.

A solid taste. The sulfur seems to be the strongest aspect, but it's really well done and blends nicely with the white pepper, some coriander and lemon. It has a crispness with a lingering funkiness that's not all that funky. More earthy.

This beer is easy drinking with nice levels of carbonation, sulfur and citrus. Still, and earthy sort of beer.

Mebuzzard, May 24, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bronze colour, slight cloud. Head is white, bit thin but lacing is nice. Looks alright.

Smells saisony and nice. Funky, but sweet, with brown sugar on there, notes of cherry, horse blanket and even salt. Very intriguing, but highly pleasant as well.

Taste is a little bit disappointing. Tastes quite yeasty for the most part with notes of tart, vinous characters upfront and some cherry on the back, with champagne and some of that brown sugar note. Very decent saison, with a bit of richness to it as well. Could use maybe more full flavour, and a bit more balance away from the yeast.

Bit of sizzle, but nicely padded by the body.

Fruity notes on an otherwise standard saison. Not bad at all.

laituegonflable, May 21, 2013
Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

bsuedekum, May 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

JAHMUR, May 15, 2013
Photo of Holland
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Holland, May 09, 2013
Photo of champ103
2.45/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pour a clear yellow color. A one finger white head rises, then recedes in a second. No lace.
S: Funky, cheese, and plastic phenols. Some lemon and vinegar tartness in the nose as well. Though mostly, plastic band aid aromas.
T: Follows the nose with an intense funk and plastic phenolic flavor. Very unpleasant and harsh. A bit of lemony tartness works it way through, but very one sided.
M/D: A light to medium body. Very effervescent, and dry. To much so. I can feel the carbonation on my tongue. A little watery as well. Not something I want to drink.

After several tries of this, it is time to put my thoughts down. I did not enjoy this. To much plastic phenols for me tastes. I found nothing here I want to come back to.

champ103, Apr 30, 2013
Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.