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Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme

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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 484
Gots: 210 | FT: 12
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Thrasher on 07-24-2002

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Incredibly hazy golden orange body topped with a wispy cap that fades quickly. Looks like a slightly carbed glass of Dole. Only knock is the very apparent lack of carb. Rustic as fuggggggg.

S: Mellow clove, zesty lemon acidity, and crackery malt dominant. Some musty wine and brett funk round everything out.

T: Tart lemon, apple, and underripe pear layered with biscuity wheat. Brett funk becomes more apparent as it warms. Fricken great.

M: Medium bodied and slick. Very low carb. Long lingering finish.

O: So good to have a Fantome like this once again. My last few bottles tasted like a tire fire. The only area that wasn't totally on point was a lack of carb, but in a way it almost contributed even further to the juiciness with a slick/low carb body and a lingering acidity. Keep it up Dany P!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Will the beer live up to the hype?
Had been trying to find the base Fantome for a while.
Answer is such a well balanced and integrated beer it is difficult to subjectively review... The drinking whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Very true to a slightly dry saison style, with mouthfeel and carbonation to die for.
But is it better than, say, Saison DuPont... An A to B would be interesting :-)
No hint of ABV, either....

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Has a hazy, orange yellow color, with a huge, fast disappearing head.

Smells of lemon peel, mixed with soft Belgian yeast and joung carrots, overall pointing into herbal, slightly spiced direction. Also contains hints of fermented sourness.

Begins with soft yeast, which feels incredibly smooth on the palate, then spicy, syrupy sweetness with hints of overripe sourness turn visible. Slick sourness remains in the throat and on the palate, while hot spices add a decent complexity. Medium bodied, begins with a very smooth impression, then turns hotter with stinging spices and overripe sourness. Driven by lively carbonation, finishing slightly bitter, with peppery spices still being detectable.

Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
95 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.