Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.48/5 rDev +4.7%
Appearance. Pours a hazy, rich yellow-gold with a finger of white head.
Smell. Nice and fruity, apples, pineapple, a little malt, yeast, and some funkyness.
Taste. Tart apples, some bitterness, funky belgian yeast. Pretty nice.
Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium, lively carbonation.
Overall. Nice saison. Tons of great flavour.
03-08-2012 01:33:49 | More by Rutager
4.7/5 rDev +9.8%
Best Saison I've ever had! Truly incredible.
A: 2+ fingered white foamy head that settles slowly leaving some lacing in its wake. The beer itself is a cloudy, dull yellow that looks like a tropical fruit juice.
S: Cherries, strawberries, and a bit of funk. Sugary sweet malty backbone blends very well with strong citrus undertones.
T: A slight lemon tartness makes a showing, funk is also far stronger than the smell indicated. Strawberry notes along with the underlying floral character blend seamlessly with the citrus flavors. Hints of spice begin to build as the beer warms, but never overwhelms the other flavors.
M: Medium bodied, highly carbonated, very clean finish.
O: I need another bottle and can't wait to try other offerings from one of my new favorite breweries!
03-05-2012 18:45:41 | More by tjkinate
4.43/5 rDev +3.5%
Bottle poured into a wine glass
A) Nice golden hue with a little frothy head.
S) A bit metallic...phenols coming through.
T) A ton of lemon zest, peppery spiciness...the acidity disapears pretty quickly...man the lemon comes right back.
M) Vey nicely carbonated. I like the champagne mouthfeel!
O) Pretty damn outstanding!
02-27-2012 23:56:11 | More by jimmy82063
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours golden into Hennepin glass. One fingered white head and some lacing on side of glass.
Smell is citrus with a little funk and grass. There is also a hint of vanilla.
Taste is tangy lemon. There is some funk in the taste and lots of sourness. Almost no bitterness.
Mouthfeel is smooth and light bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall this is a very nice saison. Hard for me to get but I will be on the lookout for more.
02-27-2012 00:58:37 | More by TrappistJohnMD
4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
750mL bottle, poured into a snifter; split amongst friends
Pours a hazy golden orange with a fluffy white cap. Spider web lacing inside the glass. I poured a little of the yeast into my glass, so I have some big chunks floating around.
The aroma is of tart citrus, barnyard funk, wet hay, graininess, and an aged cheese quality. There is alsosome noticeable aromas from the hops: earthy, floral, and grassy.
The flavor profile follows the nose. Citrus zest with damp hay, flowers, barnyard earthiness, grass, and a powerful burst of some stinky aged cheese.
The feel is crisp, dry, and a touch sour. Medium body, creamy in all the right spots.
This is a great saison. One that everyone should drink as often as possible.
02-26-2012 16:18:11 | More by ColForbinBC
4.13/5 rDev -3.5%
Tan to yellow and a bit hazy, head was white and about a finger but didn't last long, lacing was spotty. Smell is funky tartness and fruits, light fruits like apples, pears, and apricots. Taste follows the fruity and funky smell, especially the fruits. Tasty stuff! A bit low on carbonation for a saison, body is medium. Overall it's quite a tasty brew, a real nice saison.
02-25-2012 23:53:20 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4.23/5 rDev -1.2%
Bottle labeled best before January 2013.
A - Orange body with white head that dissipates leaving a rim of bubbles around edges.
S - Some lemon/citrus, a bit tart, small amount of funk, sweet smelling, grassy.
T - Wow, blast of lemon, orange, a touch of grapefruit, very very small amount of tartness, not getting much funk.
M - Thin as expected. Carbonation is on the higher side but is nice. Dry finish.
Great beer, definitely my favorite saison.
02-22-2012 04:52:49 | More by s1ckboy
4.63/5 rDev +8.2%
Big thanks to rjschroed for sending me this beer! Been looking to trying it for a while.
A: Pours hazy golden/orange color with a foamy, white head that has decent retention - reducing to a ring of foam around the edge. Streaky lacing.
S: A little bit of funk at the beginning which is followed up by a little bit of tartness. There is a little bit of citrus along with apples and a good bit of strawberry actually. Extremely inviting.
T: Not quite has barnyardy/funky as the aroma, but keeps the tartness shows up, and I am glad it does. A fantastic combination of apple, orange, strawberry, peach, and apricot, as well as a just a hint of spice.
M: Medium bodied, but drinks very smooth, moderate carbonation. Nice level of tartness. Amazed that this beer is 8% abv, doesn't show it at all.
O: Wow, exceeded my expectations. Extremely drinkable with amazing fruit flavors. Love the slight sour/tartness it has, will definitely grab this if I see it.
02-22-2012 03:08:03 | More by mdaschaf
4.6/5 rDev +7.5%
Bottle into a tulip, marked best before January 2013.
Golden with a dollop of foam on top that quickly dissipates into a ring. Spotty, tiny bubbles rise to the top feeding and rejuvenating the foam. The beverage gets more and more hazy as the bottle is drank down as well.
Tart citrus zest, grain sweetness, and funky barnyard aromas greet the nose. Moves further into the citrus zest and tartness with hints at tangerine, pineapple, and more tropical fruits. Musty hints at canvas, hay stacks, and a subtle cheesey quality.
Opens with sweetness on the tongue that can be compared to a lemon custard but then quickly moves into more tart, sour flavors. The sourness is not overwhelming in the slightest but with the introduction of these, you get more of a zesty, prickly citrus flavor. Again, funky notes of hay and a bit cheesey. Excellent stuff.
Crisp and medium body with a bit of drying on the end.
A beautiful blend of grain and tropical fruit sweetness, tart citrus zest, and funk. Almost a saison-lambic or wild ale hybird. World class stuff and a must try for anyone that is into Belgian beers or wild ales.
02-15-2012 19:11:43 | More by auroracrisis
Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
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