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Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme

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1,540 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,540
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 460
Gots: 183 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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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sommersb

Tennessee

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

Tasted On: 12-07-2011
Freshness: Best by 07-2013 (Lot d)
Packaging: 750 ml green bottle
Glassware: Fantôme tulip
Purchased: Single from Chuck's, Bowling Green, KY

The first few pours reveal a clear, bright golden colored beer. The last pour is much more hazy from the yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle. The head is about 2 fingers high and off-white in color. Retention is low but the Belgian lace on the glass is good.

Aromas are strong and complex, with a fruity and dry wine-like quality. I smell musty and spicy Belgian yeast funk. The fruit notes are at first apple, then lemony, and finally orange as the beer warms and I get to the bottom of the bottle.

The taste is dry and vinous, with fruit flavors of apples and lemons. The citrus character makes this a tart and almost sour beer. I get some earthy, hop bitterness, and spices. Not much in the way of malt character or sweetness.

Crisp and highly carbonated, the body is light and aftertaste is dry and tart.

Overall, I found this to be a very complex and interesting beer. Not a beer I'd reach for frequently due to the tartness, but I'd like to try other offerings from Fantôme and compare them to this saison.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 05:32:35 | More by sommersb
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Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
95 out of 100 based on 1,540 ratings.