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Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,641 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,641
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 475
Gots: 206 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thrasher on 07-24-2002)
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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of fourstringer
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Stamped 086/477044.

A: Cloudy golden yellow body with 1.5 fingers of luxurious, off-white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with a light must. Pale malts bring grass, hay. Floral hops with a dank, earthy quality. Very inviting.

T: Slightly earthy, slightly tangy up front with cracker-forward malts. A nicely bitter hopping develops to finish rather dryly. Light alcohol presence. Lingering floral hops in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a creamy feel. Medium body. Excellent.

O: Really a fine beer. Balance is tilted slightly towards the hops IMO, but all the elements are present, balanced and well orchestrated. Drank like a Belgian IPA w/ a bit more tartness.

Prost!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of More_betterness
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Incredibly hazy golden orange body topped with a wispy cap that fades quickly. Looks like a slightly carbed glass of Dole. Only knock is the very apparent lack of carb. Rustic as fuggggggg.

S: Mellow clove, zesty lemon acidity, and crackery malt dominant. Some musty wine and brett funk round everything out.

T: Tart lemon, apple, and underripe pear layered with biscuity wheat. Brett funk becomes more apparent as it warms. Fricken great.

M: Medium bodied and slick. Very low carb. Long lingering finish.

O: So good to have a Fantome like this once again. My last few bottles tasted like a tire fire. The only area that wasn't totally on point was a lack of carb, but in a way it almost contributed even further to the juiciness with a slick/low carb body and a lingering acidity. Keep it up Dany P!

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4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.01/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Will the beer live up to the hype?
Had been trying to find the base Fantome for a while.
Answer is such a well balanced and integrated beer it is difficult to subjectively review... The drinking whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Very true to a slightly dry saison style, with mouthfeel and carbonation to die for.
But is it better than, say, Saison DuPont... An A to B would be interesting :-)
No hint of ABV, either....

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
96 out of 100 based on 1,641 ratings.