Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme
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3.18/5 rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I picked this up at the Davis Beer Shoppe. This is a green bottle with a bottle cap. Under the cap is a cork. When attempting to withdraw the cork, I broke it, which was really annoying. There was lots of yeasty sediment in the bottom of the bottle.
I poured the Fantome into a snifter. There was a lot of foam, but this may have been from shaking the bottle too much when trying to uncork it. The color was yellow, or golden. It was clear and not too cloudy.
This beer smelled fowl, not funky, but fowl. I thought maybe it was spoiled, and looked for mold in the bottle (I once saw a bottle of beer with a brain-like mold/fungus growing in it). Everything checked out so I figured I would drink it. It tasted like sour apples, and reminded me of a Lindemans Apple. It was not redolent of any other siason that I have sampled. Carbonation was light in the mouth. At 8%, I didn’t taste a bit of alcohol.
This was not what I was expecting. I enjoyed it overall, and perhaps if my expectations were different, then I would have been more pleased. I cannot say that I would buy another bottle, but one of my friends told me each bottle taste different. At $14, I am not willing to take the risk.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2012 14:40:37 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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