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Fantôme Saison - Brasserie Fantôme

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Ratings: 1,548
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 465
Gots: 182 | FT: 9
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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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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 18:45:41 | More by tjkinate
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-02-2012 22:08:39 | More by heddar33
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SageO

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-01-2012 04:46:32 | More by SageO
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-01-2012 04:11:50 | More by Beezee
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hays99

Kansas

5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-28-2012 20:07:32 | More by hays99
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 23:56:11 | More by jimmy82063
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 00:58:37 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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amcmaho1

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-26-2012 20:42:33 | More by amcmaho1
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 16:18:11 | More by ColForbinBC
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:53:20 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-25-2012 20:18:47 | More by mdillon86
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-25-2012 12:34:21 | More by fehrminator
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 04:52:49 | More by s1ckboy
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:08:03 | More by mdaschaf
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-21-2012 03:25:46 | More by JebediahScooter
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-21-2012 01:17:55 | More by uvm2003
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pirmannt1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-20-2012 03:31:18 | More by pirmannt1
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11%

02-19-2012 20:17:53 | More by cosmonick
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-17-2012 23:57:37 | More by gueuzegossage
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-17-2012 00:01:55 | More by John11486
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bullywee

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-16-2012 11:30:12 | More by bullywee
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-16-2012 06:10:42 | More by funkyaudio
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 19:11:43 | More by auroracrisis
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joex444

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-15-2012 00:27:39 | More by joex444
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mborge

Nevada

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-12-2012 06:25:18 | More by mborge
Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
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