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Fantôme Strange Ghost - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
88
very good

159 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 15.35%
Wants: 41
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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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Khazadum

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the pop the bottle had a slight gush, slow rise of carbonation. Pours a creamy, perfect cap that never goes away. Long lasting above the burgundy, maroon body. Moderate amount of lacing. Almost impenetrable to light and a slight evidence of carbonation ( hah! )

Strong spice note to this. Astringent and sharp. Cloves? Ginger? Orange rind for sure on this one too. Possibly allspice too. Nice lemony citrus hit as well on the backend for the nose.

Flavors are very similar. Opens with that earthy spice mixture all across the board, middle is a burst of sour and sweetness from the orange and lemon perspective. Bit of the tart fruits... dark grapes... bit of apple. Finish is a tad bit of funk, little bit of sour on the faintest of levels. Altogether very balanced and spot on.

Creamy velvet presence. Bit thin and mild. There is a clean dry feeling on the finish that I think is from the abundance of spice character. Easy drinking, no complaints, and for an eight percent this felt like a sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 01:41:00 | More by Khazadum
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

holy confused hell. this beer is a rollercoaster ride of haze, a blur of consciousness that really has no words meant for description. for those of you seeking out something new, something unique.. here it is.

medium brown and clear, thick viscous cream head leaves solid lacing on the glass. nose bleeds pine resin and bay leaves. extremely.. well, strange. bizarre is actually closer to the truth.

the first sip of this beer will really throw you for a crazy ass loop. instead of tasting anything resembling any other fantome, i'm presented with what can best be described as the outdoors in a bottle. whereas many of these wilder belgian ales have a funky outdoor taste, this one has a fresh outdoor taste... pine needles, birch tree branches, green grass, flowers, and zippy spice additions. the body manages to flow down the throat in a luxurious, silky manner.. not expected for something so obtuse. there is so much going on in this beer, yet it maintains a fabulous drinkability both for its flavor conglomeration and the fact that its 8%. some licorice and thyme in the finish add nicely to the array.

by far, the strangest ghost from fantome and extremely/highly recommended for anyone seeking out something outside of the box. i dont know how much of this beer i could actually drink... but i can certainly appreciate the craft that went into it.

on a side note, i dont think this would age well. i cant imagine the mess that these delicate flavors would become over time.. drink FRESH.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2006 03:52:29 | More by goodbyeohio
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mjc410

Vermont

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour into my La Moneuse tulip raises a large-bubbled two finger head, in which the bubbles pop quickly, unfortunately causing the head to drop quickly to a still-thick surface lacing. The head's color is just barely tan. The Belgian lace is quite fine. The beer's color is a translucent ruby-gold. The nose definitely suggests cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and quite possibly pumpkin (yes, I've been corrupted by previous reviews). There's also a lemony smell, perhaps a bit of anise, and maybe some pepper. This smells simply phenomenal with its myriad of odors. The taste is first of lemon pepper, then perhaps a slightly meaty note (odd, I know). I think I might be picking up some salt, although not enough to make me pour it out, like the only gose I've had. There's a flowery, grassy taste that fits well with the herbal character. The beer has a quick finish. This beer seems like it would be good with stuffing. I wonder what they tossed into the kettle? The mouth is medium, with a smooth but very active carbonation. This is a unique beer that is quite interesting, but I wouldn't reach for it again, unless I used it for Thanksgiving.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2006 22:28:04 | More by mjc410
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dauss

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 750ml corked and capped. Small blurb on the back, but not other bottling stamps. The cork has a "086/477044"

Appearance: A deep amber color with highlights of copper. Nice clarity and very effervescent. A large light tan head forms easily, and has an incredible retention.

Aroma: Incredible aroma of spices. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, white pepper, cardamom. There is a lot going on, and I wish I knew what herbs and spices they put in here. The beer and yeast character could be hidden in there, but they just meld nicely with the spices.

Taste: The same spices in the aroma continue on in the beer as well. Though predominantly upfront the spices fade into a medium-light bodied beer with a touch of cinnamon and cardamom lingers in the finish. Although it is a saison, complex and spicy yeast characteristics are muted.

Mouthfeel: Although it is medium-light bodied, the heavy carbonation plays well with the flavors.

Notes: Spiced beers always fill me with apprehension. Sometimes they just aren't done well or the balance of spices are off. There is so much going on in this beer and I am unable to determine exactly what is in it. The spices do have a nice balance to it, but it is most definitely spiced. This bottle has quite a bit of age and all the hop bitterness has faded. I would like to try another bottle that is fresher for a comparison.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 02:35:00 | More by dauss
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared with some friends. Poured into a cervoise, this brew appears a darker than expected color of burnt red to caramel-like copper. A khaki head forms about 2 fingers strong very rich and creamy in appearance. The cap slowly recedes leaving patches of lacework on the glass. All together, the retention is pretty solid.

The smell of this brew is fruity with a suggestion of limes mixed with grass and garden herbs. Almost minty at times with a hint of pine and lightly funked yeast aspect. As it warms up, it smells quite tangy from a combination of the yeast, alcohol and fruited quality. Once warm there is a faint note of diaper.

The taste is fruity with limes. A touch of medicinal character with some herbal quality. It is quite tangy and fruited as the aroma suggested. Some caramel malt backing is evident with a residing sweetness on the tongue that mixes well with the fruited notes. The 8% abv is warming down the back of th throat. The aftertaste is a combination of toasted malt flavoring mixed with a hint of funky plastic but that is only after the brew has exceeded ideal temperature.

This is a medium bodied brew with a fizzy amount of carbonation. It is warming down the throat with a touch of yeasty spiced aspect. The lime flavoring was an interesting mix but it was well integrated and enjoyable. Almost tart at times but excessively drinkable. Fantome certainly revitalized my interest in the saison style with my last couple of experiences.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 13:36:20 | More by stakem
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augustgarage

California

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A Fantôme bottle with a best by date actually marked! Best before July, 2013. Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Burnt umber body, cloudy but revealing a gradient of highlights from chocolate to chamoisee to copper. A fluffy mountain of mottled wheat colored foam recedes to a lasting finger of soft peaks. Dense creamy lacing clings to the side of the glass like fungus sprouting from a log.

Rye, sourdough starter, cocoa, capsicum, and humid stone (like the bottom of a well?) fragrances.

An odd ("strange"?) yet coherent assemblage of flavors on the palate ranging from strawberries and melon to cardamom, sesame, and wild yeast. Toast and maple notes are hinted at mid-palate, but a complex "barnyard" sourness along with some alfalfa-like hop notes balances out the sweetness. Faint lactic tartness and esters vie for your attention throughout. Bready, faintly tart finish but still quite smooth. [My girlfriend's assessment: "It tastes like an attic."]

Soft, pillowy, medium-bodied mouthfeel. ABV is perfect for the style.

Excellent dark farmhouse ale, though one of the sweeter offerings from Fantôme I've sampled...

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 20:56:27 | More by augustgarage
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this bottle in No-BS BIF Beta from Prufrock, thanks...
Rust colored, clear, with frothy tan foam, mild carbonation. A spicy potpurri of coriander, mint, pepper, and other spices are present in the aroma, plus a hint of tangy fruit in the background. Interesting.

The taste has plenty more herbal spice, before it dries out turning nutty and decently bitter. What a combo of flavors! The spiciness of this beer is unique, making it somewhat hard to define. Is it pine, oregano, rosemary? I don't know, but somehow it works. The mouthfeel is decently smooth, medium in thickness with some light fizzy carbonation.

I thought this brew was very light and refreshing with a great depth of flavor, and it got better as I kept drinking it. You will never find another beer like it. Recommended...

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2007 06:31:12 | More by bennetj17
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Beejay

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Like a deep brown maple syrup. The head is a light tan color, and if very full, and solidly fluffy.

S: Slightly sour and funky, a little bit of an earthy note in there as well. Behind the earthy scent is a nice caramel and caramel note. There is almost a raspberry smell in there as well.

T: Sour and sweet. There is a nice raspberry thing going on that is really delightful. It almost comes off as a little watery, especially considering the alcohol content.

M: Fairly light in body, slightly dry, and fairly high carbonation.

D: Very easy drinking which makes it quite dangerous. Well put together, although it does feel a bit watery it is certainly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 20:09:10 | More by Beejay
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled August 2005
Pours a slightly hazy, pretty, ruby-orange color that is topped by a light cream-tan colored head that is held aloft by a persistent, good carbonation. Wow, the aroma is quite interesting, it is fully herbal with notes of sage, thyme, rosemary & pine being quite evident. Underneath the herbs is a nice fruitiness reminiscent of plums and raisins, there is a bit of a tart citrusy note here too. Reminds me a bit of a German herbal liquor.

The taste is fairly dry up front, with just an ever so soft touch of sweetness. As the herbal qualities of this beer take hold, it dries out considerably in the finish. What an interesting beer, I really almost don't know what to say. The beer has a definite tartness to it, which is especially evident in the first half of a draught of this beer. The tartness and the fruitiness of this beer make me think of a tart orange. As this beer warms up it becomes quite a bit softer and smoother as it looses some carbonation as well. The herbal note is still quite evident though with Sage leading the lineup.

This beer is almost an aperitif, it would be perfect preceding a night of noshing on roasted lamb, but the herbal character also make it useful as a digestif. All in all a very interesting beer from Dany. I really am enjoying this, even though the balance is perhaps a little bit too much on the herbal side.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2005 02:58:49 | More by Gueuzedude
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle enjoyed over a couple of hours, served in a tulip.

Color is a murky blood ruby with a cream and tan head that has surprising retention and thick specks of lacing. Inviting, but a peculiar looking saison.

Aroma is mild and balanced considering the peculiar notes that stand out in it. Primarily this is dominated by sweet spices; maybe ginger and who knows what. This is complemented by some juicy, red fruit citric fruit like tangerine and grapefruit. Malt, hops and traditional saison aromas are non-existent.

Body is medium light, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation. Finish is immediately reminiscent of not particularly sour grapefuit juice before fading to a long slightly vegetable like tomato taste. Flavor is an amalgamation of sweet, subtle spice and mildly tart tropic fruits. Exceptionally pleasing, but a little boring by Fantome standards.

I thoroughly enjoyed this and didn't pick up any particularly offensive off notes like recent bottles of Noel, and while the flavor combination was certainly "Strange" this was lacking the complexity and depth of a typical Fantome experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 02:50:24 | More by yourefragile
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
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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tmoneyba

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Capped and corked bottle from the Dilly Deli.

Poured clear light brown color with a large fizzy light brown head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Deep sour citrus and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium spicy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet ginger finish of moderated duration.

Spicy complex standout beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2009 20:08:56 | More by tmoneyba
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BieresDesMoines

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty looking brown with a medium head and good lace. The aroma is perfumey and peppery with plenty of rosewater. There is some stinky socks and a bit of citrus and a bit of maltiness as well. The flavor is spicy and tart as well as peppery throughout. There is a bit of cooking spice and citrus rind but I'm having a hard time putting my finger on any single spice, rather just a pleasant mixture. Complex, confounding, yet approachable.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 16:58:27 | More by BieresDesMoines
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coryking

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the International Tap House in Soulard with ericstl6 from a recent batch that just made its way to St. Louis.

Pours with a big effervescent head that is thin and soapy and retains for just a bit. No lacing. Pours brown. I would have to say that this is the most brown beer I have ever seen. No other hues other than brown.

Its got the Fantome funk with an acetic back. The creates a very nice balance and lushness.

Wow, I really enjoy this one. The sour tartness is nicely offset and balanced by the slightly heavier malt and 8% abv. May be my favorite Fantome that I have had to date.

Slightly effervescent mouthfeel that turns into a light bodied, easy sipping beer. Drinkability is high with the tart, sweetness beautifully balanced by the malt. A solid light to medium body that begs me to take another sip. Nice change of pace off of the normal super tart, light, dryness of so many of the Fantomes that I have had. Very nice!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 03:52:19 | More by coryking
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dfried

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark murky brown color with some lighter toffee notes around the edges, thin off white head.Candy sugar and caramel in the aroma, some musty farmhouse in the background, cotton candy, and there was an array of fruity notes from darker plums and raisins to lighter apricot and citrus, with the citrus running running right into the very spicy character of this beer, coriander, white pepper, ginger and more I wish I could name.

The taste is also has quite a bit of spicy and citrusy zest upfront, sour and acidic like brettanomycetes notes. The candy sugar like malt body reminded a lot of cotton candy again too. Sour apple skins. Some musty framhouse lingers in the background but isn't all that apparent. The sugary body balanced the sour notes well. Very spicy and tangy mouthfeel.

Overall: truely is quite a Strange Ghost, spicy sour notes all over the place. It reminded me a lot of a Flemish red. I have liked other beer from Fantome more, but this one is atleast worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 20:11:35 | More by dfried
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hawks10

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and capped green bottle - Best before end July 2013 - Poured into a tulip...

Wow, was not expecting a thick, muddy brown colored beer when I opened this. Pours a muddy dark brown, hazy with some gold highlights when held up to the light. Tons of cascading bubbles form three fingers of dense light tan head that leaves a lot of lacing behind...

Sweet fruits initially with just a hint of tartness. Swirling the beer opens up tons of aromas, more than I could ever hope to distinguish. Sweet and spice mix, pepper, "Jack Links" BBQ Beef Jerky, seriously. Apple Cinnamon oatmeal. Chocolate. Musty, earthy, funky, no hops...the most complex Fantome beer I have ever smelled, and that says A LOT!!

Very sweet initially with a bitter, slightly hoppy finish. Definitely a lot of spicing in this one. Peppery with some cinnamon apples, has a bit of a dry, fall spiced apple cider taste to it. Pumpkin...some cocoa, some damp basement...and about 200 more flavors I can't pick out...

Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation, but still a creamy feel to it. Your palette is taxed trying to pick out all the different spices, nuances of this beer...

I would never consider this a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, I think this needs to be put in the category of "Dany Ale", meaning, who knows what the fuck it is, but Dany Prignon is awesome and I will never question him!!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 01:21:03 | More by hawks10
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Don't even know what to call this color...dirty reddish/brown, sort of muddy looking, with a huge, fluffy, everlasting beige head.

Big herbal aroma, reminding of evergreen/spruce trees. Lots of succulent fruit character, especially young and nearly unripe berries of all sorts. A different sort of mineral tone, and a good one at that. Perfume-y and flowery as well. This is an incredibly enticing, enjoyable smell.

The taste doesn't come off quite as complex as the smell, but there's nothing to regret on the tongue. Mostly berry sweetness, big lemony citrus, a very earthy character (presumably the yeast) and very strong herbal tea. A slight pucker in the finish, also fairly dry and quite crisp. Maybe a tad over-carbonated/tingly for my liking, but not abrasive.

Yet another Fantome beer that is fully satisfying, unique, totally drinkable and, well, just plain wonderful. And delivered with the naturalness and old-school artisan craftsmanship they're known for. That's how they roll over there, apparently.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 20:25:56 | More by Metalmonk
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml capped and corked bottle, Lot "d", best before end of July 2013. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy reddish/amber color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention is decent, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet and fruity, the brew smells like strawberries, raspberries, caramel malt, various herbs, and some tart cherries. It tastes like raspberries, tart cherries, strawberries, lemon peel, herbs and a bit of vinegar and funk. The tart flavors are somewhat stronger compared to the sweet ones. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and is well carbonated. It's smooth and very easy to drink. I think this is a good overall brew, I didn't know what to expect with this one before I tried it but I liked this beer a lot. I'd definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 21:34:17 | More by bluejacket74
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SammyDavisJrJrJr

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Saison Dupont tumbler @ a bit under cellar temperature. Enjoyed with John Hiatt's Slow Turning (on vinyl!)

A - The body has a cloudy, rich amber color. The head is plentiful, with 2+ fingers of rocky head with tight bubble that really stick to the glass. Looks tasty, if that makes any sense...

S - Some underlying nutty, chocolatey and malty sweetness provides some complexity to the aroma, which is dominated by sourness. Alcohol is present the the aroma.

T - Lots of sourness with green apple-like tartness. The almond and chocolate sweetness again gives the taste buds something else to work with. There is a mineral presence in the finish, but almost no earthiness.

D - If I didn't know better, I never would have called that this was a Fantome product. Quite accessible actually, like some of the more exciting Alvinne products I've had (Cuvee Freddy... yum), with sourness meant to accent the other flavors of the beer. Part of me missed the earthiness that I expect from Fantome products, but at the same time, I'm not sure that would have worked at all in this beer. Short version... good beer, but don't expect this to taste like licking a mushroom and black-pepper coated horse-blanket.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 22:23:49 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ML, corked bottle purchased from Super Saver in Somerville for $8.99... "2004 Edition - Belgian Ale Brewed With Spices and Herbs" on the logo sticker...
A rough pour yielded a murky, hazy, ruby-red colored hue with an enormous foamy and frothy head that exhibited impressive staying power before slowly receding...
Faint, subtle aroma replete with a strong, yet mellow earthiness, including grass, yeast, lemons, citrus, and herbs...
Mellowed-out taste included in this one with a small spike of carbonation present as well... Very earthy, citrus and lemon-like flavor... The herbs and spices seemed more apparent in the aroma, although there were some distinctly evident strange spices to be found on the tongue... Although the taste was more subtle than anything, the flavor was overall pretty appealing and refreshing without being cloying or overbearing...
Light, slightly carbonated mouthfeel with a pretty good level of drinkability without any alcohol detected at all...
Good stuff...

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2008 18:54:41 | More by dsa7783
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grownfool

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%
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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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-02-2013 20:26:34 | More by GRG1313
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blackie

Virginia

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

a: westmalle chalice, medium amber in color, nice off-white head

s: mild bacterial aromas join with white grape and green apple to produce a tart/sour aroma - you might call it funk but it's more mild and yeasty than most, lightly caramelized malt sugars, pear, underripe strawberry and rhubarb, aged herbal hops

m: carbonation lively, moderate-high, but not rough, light and crisp in body

t: great green apple and white grape tartness brought on by a dose of bacteria, the swallow opens up more green fruit flavors, subtly toasted sugars, papery aged hops, rhubarb, green strawberry, stale dried herbs, yeasty, an interesting take on the style

d: easily drinkable, plenty of flavor and finishing crisp and refreshing

750 from Chuck's in Chagrin, OH

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 05:13:32 | More by blackie
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IMTHOMAS

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-25-2011 19:49:35 | More by IMTHOMAS
Fantôme Strange Ghost from Brasserie Fantôme
88 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.