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Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme

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Ratings: 1,541
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 461
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Thrasher on 07-24-2002)
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jakon

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml. bottle purchased for 9.99 on 6-24-07 at Whole Foods Portland. Best before date is not marked correctly.

Pours a hazy golden color with a 1 inch white head that is holding up quite nicely. It's slowly leaving an exceptionally thick layer of lacing in it's wake. The aroma is outstanding. Very bright and alive with Belgian yeast and floral notes. I detect something resembling jasmine, and maybe a little lemon zest. Some spices in there too, but their identity remains unknown to me. Hmm. the taste isn't quite what I was expecting, but still very good. It's a little more restrained than I was hoping for. I wanted a bit more sourness and funk in there. But don't get me wrong, this beer is incredibly complex, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. It's very light and refreshing. Honeydew. Silky on the tongue. Incredibly smooth. Tastes mildly sweet, but finishes dry, if that makes sense. Like other Belgians I've tried, something in here is reminding me of green tea. Not sure why I keep thinking that, but it's something in the aftertaste. Leaves my tongue feeling the same way it does after drinking plain green tea. Like it's freshening my breath or something. Anyway, I am impressed with this offering, and will definitely be trying it again in the future. In just minutes, it's become one of my favorite summer beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 05:06:17 | More by jakon
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting at biegaman's place with grub, viggo, lexx, blankboy (RB), and tupalev (RB). I didn't write down who brought what, unfortunately, so thanks everyone!

Really happy I finally got to try this one, and it did not disappoint. I got the bottom of the bottle so there was a ton of sediment in my glass, but other than that the appearance was fine. Aroma is just great -- floral, funky, and leather or barnyard aroma. Carried over into the flavour as well; all sorts of cool stuff going on here, and I'd love to get a bottle of my own to ponder over. Very, very thick mouthfeel for the style -- I liked it, but it might almost be too much when drinking a larger quantity. Who am I kidding? This was great!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2007 20:45:08 | More by crwills
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ccrida

Oregon

4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from draught into a LaChouffe tulilp, Fantome is hazy burnt gold/apricot color, with a 2 finger, eggshell colored head that is quick to subside to a hearty skim, leaving thick foam lace. The head is easily revived with a quick swirl, which I find myself constantly doing to savor the wonderful aroma. So tempted to give this a 5, because I really think it's the perfect beer, but objectivity reminds me I could use a rockier head with better retention - hopefully the bottled version will fulfill this for me!

This is my favorite smelling beer ever, wow! Funky and wild, sweet candi sugar, tart lemon zest, cereal grains and a little chalky.

The taste is very tart, a real mouth puckerer, which can be a turn off for some or a source of extreme desire for those like me. The Fantome is all about the yeast and bacteria, expressed at their finest. There is a soft sweetness that is like no other, minerals, lemon citrus, noble hop spice and the slightest hint of alcohol, leading to a clean dry finish. Trying to break this down too much doesn't do the final product justice. Quit analyzing and savor the experience!

The mouthfeel is creamy and on the lighter side, dancing on the tongue, which is puckered from the Brett.

Fantastic taste and complexity and eminently quaffable, as my favorite beer of all time, it doesn't get any more drinkable then this! I tried for a while to get a barrel of this for my wedding to no avail. Had I been successful, I probably would have drank it all myself, so it probably worked out for the best!

This has been my favorite beer for some time, although I've only had it on draught, and not in about 2 years. I try as many as Fantome's other offerings as I can, and while some are quite good, none of them touch the wildness of this one, which is a shame. How much of that is reflection of having only had this on draught, and the others only in bottles, I don't know...bottom line, the Fantome Saison is my vote for best beer in the world!

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2007 16:26:02 | More by ccrida
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BMoney575

Texas

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

Sampled on 5-30-07

Pours a clear and bubbly deep gold, with a few very tiny floaters moving around. The head is big at first but fades leaving a thin film.

Smell is Belgiany and sour, with a lot of light fruit complexity. I thought it might be a little skunky at first, but not after a few good huffs.

Taste is very good, super sour at first, followed by a huge lemony hop flavor. An alcohol kick rounds things out with a slightly bready and dry finish. The flavors remind me of being in the woods, with hints of grass, flowers, pine, and a good bitterness to tie them all together.

Mouthfeel is good, though thicker and less carbonated than I expected.

Drinkability is good, but the 8% is just straddling the line of being too much.

Overall, a hugely complex and enjoyable beer. There is so much going on, I probably won't find everything with this one bottle. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2007 00:19:02 | More by BMoney575
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the many highlights of the first annual Summer Saison Tasting, a big thanks to Grub for bringing this one!
Pours with a peachy white head, a marmalade orange colour. Bits of sediment. Tremendous spice in the aroma - chamomile, ginger, nutmeg, everything you could find in a Christmas pudding but better...summery! Aggressive carbonation. The yeast carries a wicked spiciness to it. Earthy malty flavours. A beautiful thing of a saison!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 16:01:25 | More by biegaman
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

group tasting may 26/07 with biegaman, Viggo, Lexx, crwills, blankboy@RB, tupalev@RB, and me (grub). everybody threw something into the mix and we had a great lineup of beer. i contributed this one.

750ml bottle, capped and corked.

pours hazy orangey amber colour with a big fluffy white head. the head drops slowly and leaves spotty lace behind.

aroma is nice. light funk. hint of orange and tangerine. bit of clove and spice. light cracker malt.

taste is great. light funk. bit of orange and tangerine. hint of clove. bit of alcohol. light cracker malt.

mouthfeel is great. nice effervescent above average carbonation level. medium body, with a fairly dry finish.

drinkability is great. well balanced and very enjoyable. glad i picked this one up.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 23:04:58 | More by grub
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz Bomber while brewing with my buddy DJW (Brewing a tripel "Burning Charlie")

A-Straw yellow-orange with a yeast sediment backdrop. Fluffy, weightless, pure white head never wanted to leave. Immense Brussels lacing.

S-Wonderful, wild, farmhouse funk rolled up. The malt, hops, and yeast were all wrapped into an explosion of Belgian Artisanal brewing. Once you smell the cork that is pulled, you will know it is a truly special beer worthy of Fantome status.

T-Crispy and dry with loads of yeast complexity and funk. Can a Saison get better than this? The yeast (both primary and wild) add depths of taste sensation that is enjoyed from start to finish. The semi-sour Farmhouse funk adds a unique sharpness.

M-This beer is supremely unknown in taste, but fits in like you drink it everyday. The crisp, but full bodied beer hits all areas of the mouth and leaves the taste buds satisfied. The 8% abv is definately nowhere to be found.

D-I am floored after drinking this (by taste not drunkeness). I agree that this may not be for everyone, but this is one of those "wow!" beers that you take a step back and try to imagine how it was created and brewed. Unreal in my eyes!!!

Next step...achieve dream of tasting Fantome at the source. Can't imagine cruising the Ardennes Forest region on a bike and stopping in for a fresh chalice of Fantome.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 03:46:40 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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willjschmidt

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Gulden Draak tulip. I believe this is a decent match in shape to the Fantome tulip although I would love to add it to my collection to make sure!

A: Color is a light golden/orangish hue. A nice thick white head is present.

S: Light fruit comes through in the nose; lemon, orange, maybe some banana. Also some floral accents with some light spices as well as yeast.

T: Lots of fruit in this brew. I got lemon, orange, apricot, and some apples. It is an interesting balance between being ever so slightly sweet on the initial sip then a rather large tartness hitting the tongue. Excellent complexity, there are also some light spices and herbs evident. Slightly bitter and rather dry as well. The aftertaste is that of sour lemon. Virtually no alcohol is present.

M: Light bodied with light carbonation.

D: A very drinkable and refreshing beer. Where is the 8%? You sure as heck can't taste any of it. A nice refreshing beer for a summer evening. Complex yet tasty and light. A very interesting beer and style. Honestly, I'm not sure the style is my cup of tea. A little too tart and sour for my liking. Glad I tried it but I probably won't be drinking a lot of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2007 02:57:05 | More by willjschmidt
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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Hazy gold/yellow/light orange in color. Large, rocky, off-white head.

Aromas of melons and other tropical fruits. Spice - clove, coriander, pepper, others? Bananas. Sweet - floral and honey. Not much of the "typical" Belgian scent.

1st impression of taste is very tart - citrus and herbal. Not much sweet initially, but changes as it warms. Seems to have characteristics of melons and flowers. Bananas. Crackery. Bit of alcohol, but very well hidden. Lingering bitterness in finish and aftertaste -- herbal and grassy. Spices show up again at the finish, clove and pepper being what I could distinguish.

Light in body. Medium to high carbonation. Fairly dry. Alcohol warming noticeable quickly.

More tart and citrus than I remember from when I first tried it almost a year ago. Tasty and refreshing. Still trying to beat Hiver and Black Ghost. This one gets close, but falls just a hair short. Like most Fantomes, complex as hell!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 19:46:03 | More by
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An utterly fantastic beer, just a near perfect Saison. The original is still the best in my opinion. Pours a cloudy golden with a nice initial head that fades to a thin cap with great lacing. The smell is a heavenly mix of apricots, banana, and bubblegum, perfectly balanced and integrated. More echoes of that fine aroma in the flavor, but a little heavier on the aapricot and with some spritzy lemon juice and zest as well, followed by a little pleasant waxiness and apple in the finish. The mouthfeel is beautifully creamy and tangy- you want to keep drinking and drinking this, and you don't notice the alcohol at all. For the style, nearly perfect.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2007 14:33:25 | More by Georgiabeer
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a thick head and minimal lacing.

S - Funky with apples and spice.

T - Fruity with some hay, spice and citrus.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

D - This one gets better with each sip.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 01:51:22 | More by brewcrew76
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buliwuf

Georgia

4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes...

Presentation - 750ml green bottle with the familiar Fantome ghost

Appearance - pours a hazy golden, effervescent, with a frothy white head. A nice lace is produced as the glass is drained, and on the second pour (I was drinking a 750ml bottle), sediment from the bottom of the bottle adds to the haze.

Nose - a rather subdued peppery aroma, mixed with the sweetness of a Belgian. There is vague notion of sourness, though it is obvious there is a high level of complexity here.

Mouthfeel - medium-thin to medium; smooth, not slick, and well-balanced with carbonation.

Taste - a very smooth malt sweetness, sprinkled with a peppery spiciness, while a tinge of sourness floats in the background. There is also a kind of flat or sour floral flavor that must be the hops. The flavor from taste to swallow is very consistent throughout. The 8% ABV is mostly absent from taste, though it makes itself known about halfway through the bottle very quietly. A nap would have been nice, but my notes would have been incomplete.

Overall - Excellent beer and my favorite saison. Too expensive to drink constantly, which is a shame.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2007 16:14:44 | More by buliwuf
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a very hazy pale orange, very bright. A small whitish head formed that had a bit of resilience, but faded away leaving a nic bit of gooey lace down the glass.

S - Smell hit you upfront as very sweet with lots of fruity tomes. Apricot and peaches are readily apparent, as are hints of sugar and candied apples. Nice bit of hops trying to sneak in as well.

M & T - First impression was bitter, with a lite frothy sensation in the mouth. The flavor profile was quite robust and full bodied and the tingly nature of the carbonation only increased its appreciation. Lots of hints at dark fruit flavors, but what was suprising was the large amount of bitter hops that are present, really balancing out, and in some cases overpowering the sweetness. There was a slight hint of alcohol in the profile, but overall it was very well hidden.

D - Overall I would have to say awesome. A very unique and hard to verbalize brew. So many different ways this could go. Very enjoyable, not too heavy, but not a lightweight by any means. This is something that I would definatly want to go back and try again!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2007 01:15:36 | More by mikesgroove
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bradford

California

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted on 4/18/07
Appearance: Cloudy, orange, yellow
Smell: spicy, floral, yeasty
Taste: spicy, no alcohol despite the 8.00% abv, yeasty, light, a bit sour
Mouthfeel: A bit heavy on the palate for the style, creamy
Drinkability: Very drinkable for a saison. Nice

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2007 07:54:07 | More by bradford
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served at 50 degrees F. 750 ml bottle.

Pale, lightly-hazed golden lemon yellow body topped by a tall, rocky, whipped cream, white head. Lacing plasters the sides of the tulip glass. Beautiful. Nose is an intoxicating blend of sweet and sour and funk. Fresh hay mixes with decaying grass, amidst notes of lemon and grapefruit. Lighlty sweet biscuity malts. Very nice.

Tangy, wheaty malt flavors up front. Light honey and fruit sweetness. Tart, lightly citrusy edge. Freshly mown grass and hay flavors, along with herbal, funky sea air hoppiness. Slightly musty. Solid bitterness throughout counters the mellow-sweet wheat and fruit malt nicely. Dry, slighlty acidic finish. Herbal, vegetal, sea air hops stick around forever! Delicious. Medium-bodied with a smooth, perfectly-carbonated feel. Very well-crafted and amazingly drinkable. Would love to have this on tap at home year round!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 00:58:23 | More by alexgash
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Onibubba

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my last remaining bottles...Oh well, got to drink it sometime. Cork did not want to extract. Corkscrew just pushed it back into the bottle. When this happens with wine, it is not a good sign. Using a paper clip to hold the cork back, I got a nice hazy golden pour topped with a huge foaming head. Smells of citrus and some light funk hit the nose. Taste starts out somewhat tart and bitter, but a surprising lemony sweetness pulls through. Very nice. The tastes really play well off one another. Mouthfeel is smooth. If it were not for that massive head, I'd think that there was no carbonation at all. Drinkability is also grand. Like most good Saisons, this was gone in no time at all. Can't wait to restock!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 12:44:17 | More by Onibubba
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rajendra82

Georgia

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

Seriously sealed with a crown cap, and a flush cork, this green bomber yielded a pale straw colored beer that was very cloudy with suspended yeast. The head was two finger thick and foamy. The aroma was hearty, yeasty, and rustic. The taste was drier than the middle of the Sahara Desert. This moderately spiced farmhouse ale was tart, floral, and noticeably bitter. A little taste of vanilla, followed by an oak dominated finish. Went very well with some spent grain bread (from a local brewpub) dipped in Fleur de Sel butter as well as some Beemster cheese. I felt that this Saison was a little less malty and funkier than the standard bearer of the style Saison DuPont (although it does have more ABV). Nonetheless, this was a hearty and refreshing drink, and I found it it be well deserving of the accolades it has gotten.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2007 04:28:37 | More by rajendra82
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andrewmartin

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was pretty excited to try this brew out given my love for saisons and how highly this brew was ranked-stay tuned to see if I was disappointed or not...

A: Pours a deep cloudy gold, almost amber, with a frothy head

S: Nose is all over the place: sweet n sour apples dominate, some yeasty notes, and a backdrop of barnyard funk. One of the most complex brews I've smelled in a while.

T: Wow (not sure if that is a good wow, or a bad wow). There is a whole lot going on here, but, unfortunately, sourish cider dominates the palate. Like the nose, plenty of yeast notes and barnyard funk, but the sour cider thing is a bit overwhelming.

M: Clean carbonation, very dry finish.

D: Not sure of the drinkability on this, seems a bit too unbalanced, almost like a gueze. Still pretty cool.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 22:43:05 | More by andrewmartin
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Unbiroue tulip.
Pours a light golden color with plenty of carbonated bubbles racing to the top of the glass.
Smell is very fruity and wine like.
Taste is very much the same with some sour/tartness coming through. It's very nice.
The mouthfeel is well carbonated and has the perfect amount of sourness to taste and not ruin the beer.
This was a very nice surprise. It's a very good beer that you'll find leaving your glass all too quick.
It's definitely I will revisit again.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 12:38:04 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Boboski: Poured d own a slightly hazy beige color ale with a nice foamy head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of funky yeast is dominating with some Belgian malt and some floral/fruity notes. Taste is also dominated by yeast with some sourness and brett like characteristics. There is also some sweet and floral note4s that provide much enjoyment as well as some light spices. Taste is quite complex but easily enjoyable with a full body and great carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 19:10:03 | More by Phyl21ca
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roughsax

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 9.4oz bottle served in an oversized wine glass. Best by dates were not notched.

A- hazy golden hue, white head with some good lacing that persisted

S- skunky, earthen yeast, lemon citrus, faint apple

T- honey, light sugars, lemon/orange citrus, earth, clove, pepper/spices, tart, dry bitter finish

M- light to medium, not too much carbonation, coats the tongue and mouth

D- good. alcohol slightly noticable but not detracting. complex. starts sweet and ends bitter/dry. was expecting more earthiness. one bottle was good for me in a sitting, but will drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 16:08:24 | More by roughsax
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rallison

California

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

Served from a 750 at slightly under cellar temp into a Duvel tulip.

A: Semi cloudy golden amber color with a 3 finger white head that persists pretty well.

S: Smells of apples and barnyard funk. Smells refreshing.

T&M: Definitely some fermented apple juice taste, along with some wheat sort of flavors. A bit of toffee, along with that wonderful funkiness. Oh how saisons just love to challenge what you think of as beer! Lighter body, but nice and rich flavor, making the mouthfeel just right. Some carbonation back there to give just a bit of bite. The 8% is not apparent.

D: Very high. This is an excellent "I'll drink a 750 of this on a warm summer day" type of beer.

One excellent saison. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 04:54:50 | More by rallison
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guitarmage

Oregon

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

Appearance: Vibrant, cloudy, yellow-orange. Juice like, with a thin white ring around the glass. Very still with a chill haze.

Smell: Cloves, horse blanket, yeast, a hint of citrus.

Taste: Mouth is consumed with a pleasing tartness, apple skin, acidic, a citrus pith like bitterness, a hint of Harvarti, barnyard.

Mouthfeel: Medium smooth bodied, light carbonation, a little sticky, juicy, and drinkable.

Drinkability: Very cleansing and tart, a nice level of sour with some bitterness and other flavors to make a unique beverage that's very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2007 08:07:00 | More by guitarmage
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 1 pint 9.4 oz. green bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. Best before date panel was not notched. I have had this bottle for 6 months. Corked and capped. No pop when opened but the cork was in good condition. When gently poured I received a rich golden, slightly hazy body and a bright white cap of head. Soapy lace clings to the side of the glass. My last pour created a huge head that lingered.

Smell was fruity and sweet. Not as "farmy" as I anticipated. Hard candy breath. Stale bread aroma.

Taste was rich sweet malts. Apple flesh. Hints of apricots and pears. Nice and tangy. Bread dough. Sweet-tarts. Belgian yeast richness surfaces in the last pour. The addition of some yeast improved the complexity. Pleasant bittering aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was medium to full-bodied. Minimal carbonation. Somewhat slick in the mouth. This actually tasted more like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale rather than a Saison. I really didn't experience any funkiness or spritzy carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2007 14:38:30 | More by Cresant
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montageman

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. This is a very nice looking beer - cloudy yellow/orange with a bone white head that goes nowhere fast and leaves some incredible lacing. Smell is crisp and refreshing, like a perfect summer day. More specifically, apples and clove dominate and in a very nice manner. I have to admit that my first sip was not a good one. Initially, I thought this would be a pain to get through, but after a while, this grew on me, as any good beer will. Totally refreshing is how I would characterize this - citrusy, apple-y, and little floral and malty. Wonderfully complex and delicious - this would be perfect on a hot day (too bad it's like 15F outside currently). Mouthfeel is well carbonated, but could use a little more to be crisper (a mild complaint). I could drink this all day - very easy on the palate. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 21:06:40 | More by montageman
Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
95 out of 100 based on 1,541 ratings.