Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme
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Reviews by ngandhi:
4.13/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Educational. So expressive of its style and heritage, Fantome Saison actually teaches you something about beer no matter how much you've already tasted.
When I had this beer for the first time, it was a moving experience -- the first (of many) palatial encounters that showed me there was more to this world than what I already knew.
Then, it amazed me for its absolute uniqueness (as I had never before tasted a saison). Now, it amazes me for its oneness with this difficult to balance style.
Prominent coriander is almost overwhelming at first. Once the beer warms, a juicy and aged hop character blooms into lemon rind along with intensifying malt and persistently full, wheaty yeast. Pepper-dusted melon.
They call Dupont the benchmark, but this goes far beyond, not only defining the style, but refining it with a wildness that nearly borders on sour, but settles on something far more ethereal that can only be called Brasserie Fantome.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2004 02:45:57 | More by ngandhi
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