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Fantôme Strange Ghost - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
87
very good

162 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 162
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 42
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-11-2002)
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-04-2012 03:47:34 | More by whartontallboy
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hays99

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-28-2012 20:06:17 | More by hays99
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JonesD


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-27-2012 00:00:51 | More by JonesD
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-27-2012 16:37:02 | More by Beertracker
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grownfool

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-27-2012 01:54:50 | More by grownfool
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jlenik

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a: dark amber, slightly ruby. finger and a halfs worth of tan head.

s: kind of reminds me of a funky smelling fruit roll up. sweet fruits are coming through along with some hop aromas.

t: tastes like it smells. cherries and strawberry flavors. sweetness of the beer is balanced by the tartness.

m: nice amount of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel overall.

o: after trying a few other Fantome beers I was excited to get my hands on this one. I've also never had a "bad" bottle of Fantome yet so I consider myself lucky. I don't know if I could consider this a saison but whatever it might be, it's damn good.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 01:24:43 | More by jlenik
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-15-2012 02:30:35 | More by HoistinBrews
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gearzstang

Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-09-2012 05:59:25 | More by gearzstang
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-05-2012 07:24:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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TTAmod

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Binny's. 750mL for $16.99

Capped and corked 1pt 9.4oz bottle, Lot D, poured into chalice.

A: Hazy, muddy brown with a thick off-white head. Nice lace cascades down the sides of the chalice.

S: Smells rustic and of dark fruits, cherries, and spices.

T: Whoa! This one tosses the kitchen sink at us! Intricate doesn't even begin to describe this. A nice potpourri of spices up front: mint, rosemary, lavender, and other floral notes. A bit of cherry and other assorted dark fruit sweetness peeks through after that, along with a little bit of barnyard funk. Washes away with a nice bit of chocolate candy-sweetness and a kiss of...well...some kind of herb. I'm not an herb afficienado by any means, so I can't really tell what's on the ass-end of this, but it sure is pleasant.

M: Great! Fairly medium with a nice feeling from the carbonation. Washes down the flavors very nicely.

O: I can't begin to describe how interesting and complex this beer is. There is a lot of flavors going on. Even after taking many sips, I'm still discovering new things. Every bottle of Fantome is different, so what I'm tasting may not be what anyone else tastes, but hopefully it's something close ;)

Gotta knock points off for the rather uninviting color of this brew. It looks like the water left at the bottom of the kitchen sink after washing a bunch of dirty dishes.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 07:45:22 | More by TTAmod
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IMTHOMAS

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-25-2011 19:49:35 | More by IMTHOMAS
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CelticAleMan

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-23-2011 00:28:13 | More by CelticAleMan
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julian

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-20-2011 07:00:47 | More by julian
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clegolfski

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-26-2011 04:40:05 | More by clegolfski
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-26-2011 02:30:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sweemzander for the hookup here. I'm not sure if this one ever makes it out this way. Poured in a pair of Fantome tulips and shared with TulipSnifter. Lot d, best before July, 2013 according to the label.

A: Garnet hued body, good clarity, minimal beige head with a decent glass ring. No lacing, some legs. Appears to be one of the more viscous Fantome's I've come across. 4/5

S: Vinegar, aceitic acid, vanilla, stone fruits... smells like a Flanders (looks like one too). 4/5

T: Vanilla and cherry from the nose are not lost here. A nice dose of bleu cheese funk up front is exciting. Vinegar is not as strong in the taste as the smell, lemon acid notes, woody tannins could be from the use of some wood in the brew process, but of course I have no idea since this is Fantome. Some secrets are best unrevealed. 4/5

M: Light on the palate with fizzy biting carbonation. Slightly sticky finish doesn't get in the way of enjoyment. 4/5

O: Looks like a Flanders, smells like a Flanders, tastes like a Flanders. I'm calling this a Flanders. Not as complex and deep as Rodenbach, but better than most American examples of the style I've come across. 4/5

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 04:04:42 | More by hopsbreath
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-22-2011 22:36:01 | More by djrn2
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GrindFatherBob

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-22-2011 02:44:10 | More by GrindFatherBob
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feared this beer, for no good reason. Shared at a uber-Fantome insanity whale epic tasting party with some other gents where we slayed Fantomes so quickly (something something something)...oh no I didn't.

Beer is dark, sort of brown, dingy like dishwater with a lazy wispy head of small bubbles, hazy, low retention, low lacing. Looks a little odd.

Beer smells like a Fantome, a little earthier, but mostly floral and yeast.

Beer does not taste like tomatoes, which is good. I held onto this beer for a long time because I feared drinking it alone, but it was sweet, floral, earthy with a nice finish. I enjoyed it, maybe because I held onto it for a few years, but this was quite good.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 02:28:31 | More by drabmuh
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-21-2011 07:40:43 | More by bob727
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-20-2011 05:25:39 | More by JAHMUR
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

nice dark brown with light ruby highlights that popped up around the outside and edges of the glass when held up. A nice sized tan head pops up on the top of the glass and sits there for a nice bit of time before settling back down and leaving a good amount of lacing around the sides.

Aroma is dominated by raisins and dark fruit early on. A really nice blend of light spices, roasted malts and almost a Smokey note start to permeate the air as it warms up and starts to come around full circle. Light notes of chocolate even find their way into the mix along with earthy malt notes and touches of figs. This carries over very well into the flavor as the first sips just spill dark fruits and spiced run notes all along the palate and a rich roasted malt note really starts to let itself be known. Really nicely done and a great blend of flavors. Especially as it starts to warm and fully opens up. Small hints of dark spices finish off the flavor as it rolls off the tongue and a nice and smooth

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 03:34:12 | More by mikesgroove
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-15-2011 21:53:25 | More by nmann08
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 21:34:10 | More by starrdogg
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a large, off-white head. The aroma is full of cherries with some spices and toffee mixed in. There is a little bit of pepper and some yeast mixed in.

The flavor has some lightly tart cherry notes in it, as well as some toffee and a little bit of funk like you get in some of the Fantome saisons. There is also some earthiness in the flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 03:29:36 | More by Mora2000
Fantôme Strange Ghost from Brasserie Fantôme
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.