Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme
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4.68/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: pours orange-yellow with ample amounts of thick & creamy head. Tons of white head -- more than I've ever seen on a saison -- but it leaves precious little lace. Decent retention; a quick swirl awakens the ghost once more.
S: tart fruits, wild Belgian yeast, grassy and earthy. Wish it were more bold.
T/M: a surprisingly full-bodied brew! Sour fruit and funky yeast are strong enough to be interesting, yet still smooth and not overpowering. Dry finish. Perfectly carbonated too. I'm finding difficulty writing more than this; it's just so refreshingly good.
D: the 8% is virtually nonexistent. Smooth and dry on the back end; leaves you craving more.
I've had saisons that were crazier with more funk & spices but none that brought everything together so well. Maybe it's the thick, creamy body of Fantôme, or maybe it's something else. Regardless, I'm pretty sure this is the best saison I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2011 00:16:52 | More by brystmar
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