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Fantôme Pissenlit - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

353 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 71
Gots: 57 | FT: 6
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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.61/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 05:51:16 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Slightly hazy, deep caramel color. Large, rocky, off-white head.

Floral and citrus, dandelions? Bit of toffee/caramel. Scent of earth -- very faint. Melons and some other tropical fruit.

Initially, bitter more than sweet - balanced out a lot as it warmed. Aftertaste of flowers and grass (again - not sure what dandelions taste like, so...). ABV incredibly well hidden. Somewhat bready in there, but really buried in the tart.

Medium in body. Medium - low in carbonation. Fantome is usually bubblier. Dry. Faint alcohol warming.

Not bad, but not as complex as other Fantomes. Hiver and Black Ghost are still my favorites, though. This one seemed to be all about the dandelion flavor, and there really wasn't that much other stuff going on, flavorwise. Very smooth, and quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 19:24:22 | More by
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orangish yellow, insane carbonation, huge head and awesome lacing.

Aroma of citrus, musty yeast and fresh lemongrass. Very fresh smelling still after 5 years in the bottle (2003).

A good amount of raw grain in the flavor, also alot of fresh hay and lemon notes, dry finish with a ligering aftertaste that makes you want to have more. Alcohol is a little hot but not overly so.

Awesome summer ale, I'd have this with pork chops on the BBQ or a lamb leg roast.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 02:51:16 | More by bloberglawp
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mynie

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wine bottle. The label's got a Best Before portion along its side but the two notches are torn way far down the label, so that's kind of worthless.

Very limp, lightly carbonated and hazy like a motherfuck. Looks like a cloudy juice.

Smells lightly, pleasantly skunky. That clears up and there's some pixie stick tartness, big lemon juice and maybe a little quinine in there. Lots of Sour. The main thing is the sour.

Tastes like it smells--maybe a little old, definitely a wee bit light struck (though the lightstriking is probably at least a little intentional, right?). Very sour for a saison, especially for a European one, and while that's nice it's also superintense, cloying, and there's not very much there to back it up.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 04:43:32 | More by mynie
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TPSReports

Alabama

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The large capped and corked bottle poured several nice glasses for friends.

This was my first beer from Fantome, and it was quite enjoyable.

Poured with a nice off-white head, and cloudy light amber/yellow coloring.

The taste was fruity with a large dose a wheat. Very little hops, but a slight malt finish. When I say fruit, I mean citrus -- lemons, grapefruits, oragnes and limes. Quite a thirst quencher.

This was a nice brew on an 82 degree humid evening in Northern Alabama in June.

Cheers.

Serving type: growler

06-30-2005 02:28:29 | More by TPSReports
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is light and fruity with some concentrated floral and sharp sugary candy notes. The body is a caramel/orane color and holds a diminishing thumb thick, bubbly, tan head. Caramel is large in the fore with some bready undertones. Bitter citrus peel and muted spice notes appear mid range. Feels sharp and biting on the tongue. Slighly herbal note in the finish balances the sweet caraml that runs long into the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2006 21:38:31 | More by Jredner
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 13:37:05 | More by monitorpop
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant hazy honey color with no real head to speak of a few tiny bubbles and minuscule ring. The aroma is sour orange, some yeast, lightly funky. It smells pretty good. The taste is sour funky saison with a citrus punch and very dry finish. It is almost like Gueze light. The flavor is interesting and keeps drawing me in though there is only a hint of carbonation on the beer. It is medium in body and has like a hard cider prickle. I don't think the carbonation level is correct and that holds it back some but it is unique and rather tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 02:12:53 | More by ThirstyBird
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-01-2014 01:43:39 | More by Gonzoillini
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iguenard

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

( 24/50, 8% alc/vol, Autre Oeil) Hazey very yeasty dark amber-red body. Head of light toast color. Disc stays forever, heavy floral aromas. Somewhat lime-lemon nose with herbal accents. Lacks in malt aromas and is sweet overall. Alcohol is well covered. Tastes of dandelions, bitter floral palate and sulfurous flavours throughout. Tastes very different. A sort of bitter-tart combination that sets it apart. Very tart and sour, acidic palate. Powerful dandelion tastes and textures. Taste takes you back by it's originality but leaves quickly gratifying. Above average on the overall drinkeability. Weird tastes somehow work well together. Specially the dryness due to flower and hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 19:43:25 | More by iguenard
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-05-2014 12:01:15 | More by mklisz
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-14-2014 22:20:44 | More by DaveHack
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

02-03-2013 15:22:25 | More by oldp0rt
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-25-2013 18:43:39 | More by Mattias
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:17:51 | More by laituegonflable
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-18-2013 00:49:39 | More by bsuedekum
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-14-2013 12:08:40 | More by TallSaint
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-10-2012 07:44:37 | More by Agold
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-12-2014 17:14:50 | More by JefferyYoung
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-23-2012 04:22:23 | More by thegerm87
Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
91 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.