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Fantôme Santé 14! - Brasserie Fantôme

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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 33
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerpirates on 08-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 33
Photo of spicelab
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared with MrKennedy and danieelol. Reviewed from notes.

Super hazed milky apricot with a moderate white head that abates to a minimal film and collar.

Ultra sharp garden mulch and bright citrus, mainly orange and grapefruit. Intensely untamed and complex floral notes. Crazy definition to the aromas overall.

Similar. Reeds, apricot, ornage rind and wild spicy floral notes.

Medium body with dusty carbonation and a moderately dry, tart finish.

Throughly enjoyable but awesomely messed up beer. In other words, more or less entirely to the Fantome script.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Served in a Russian River tulip at Ryan's end of the world tasting.

A - White, ample, foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and a few specks of lace. Hazy white peach flesh body.

S - Initially heavy with dank marijuana, herbs, and perhaps a touch of skunk - I shudder to think what Dany 'dry-hopped' this with. However, as it warms it opens up and fills out with some nice Saison malt flavors, evoking pear, tropical fruits, and a bit of hand lotion. Really crazy and surprisingly enjoyable.

T - The taste is a bit more stock Saison - pale malts, peppery farmhouse yeast, apple skins, stone fruits, a bit of hand lotion. There isn't really the crazy herbal and dank flavor from the aroma - perhaps a faint hint in the finish.

M - Pleasant carbonation, medium body, lightly grainy texture, and a dry finish. If this is really 7%, there's no trace of it - I've given up on trusting Fantôme ABVs to be honest.

D - I enjoyed this, although the aroma is quite odd. Thankfully it's supported by a base Saison that is solid, enjoyable, and could be consumed in volume. Liked this a tiny bit more than Santé 16!

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a very hazy light orange with creamy white head. Nose is very marijuana like, specifically the aroma given off from nugs in a vaporizer. Also notes of cream up from and some juicy citrus in back. Taste is good, mashed cream and a touch of mint with a fair bit of orange citrus, fleshy, in back. Body is decent, full bodied and crisp highly carbonated finish and fairly dry.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. A bit of light foaming up from the bottle.

3.5 A: Murky dark yellow color. One and a half fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a bit below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: This smells a little bit like Sante 12 in that it has a lime fruitiness apparent. It isn't as strong in this year's version though. Lemon is right up there with the lime and apple is underneath. Hay, yeast, rotting wood, forest after a rain, and a bit of wildflower. Mild, well received bready sweetness. Very pleasant with a good mix of fruitiness and funk.

4.5 T: This tastes great! Super complex with well integrated flavors. Lemon, lime, apple fruits again. Wildflowers are much more prominent in the taste. Quite floral actually, much more than the nose suggests. Hay, rotting wood funk, wet outdoors, a bit of basement, and earthy dirtiness. Really well balanced overall with just enough sweetness to complement the floral and herbal notes.

4.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. The only thing I'd like would be some spritziness in the carboantion. Nice creaminess though.

4.0 D: Very tasty brew. Fantome is the king of saisons. Even HF can't compete.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012

A pale golden color with a white head. The amount of tropical fruit on the nose is just insane (and wonderful). Great guava and passion fruit (to name a few) along with some pale malt and yeast. The flavor is somewhat sweet, but that is in part due to the intense fruit character of the beer. Excellent tropical fruit with a touch of citrus. Some notes of yeast and grass, lightly earthy as well.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour courtesy of DarthKostrizer at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky, turbid light orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, funk, spice, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a slight tart fruity flavor as well. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy light gold/yellow....minimal head if any. Aroma of some fruit...tart fruit. Big fruit, sour fruit, some barnyard.. modest carbonation. Fun and funky. Notes of yeast, citrus, orange juice. Very tasty and flavorful...could easily drink a big bottle, easy to drink, delicious oveall.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light funky ester, semi-sweet rustic malt notes with light refreshing zesty hops notes. Taste is quite refreshing with zesty notes and light funky ester with a semi-sweet rustic Belgian malt backbone. Body is quite full with great bottle conditioning and great carbonation with no apparent carbonation. This has to be considered as a hit for the brewery which is not known for consistency.

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Photo of JAXSON
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mostly clear light orange with a small white head that fizzes. Nose is really pronounced pear meat, cracked pepper, herbal, floral. A touch of citrus tartness. Palate is dry and hoppy upfront, unfolding into a bright pear and citrus quality, and a long finish of herbs, cracked pepper, field flowers. This is perhaps the closest thing I've tried to the old De Dolle Dule Teve 750ml bottles, with its marriage of bright, fruity, hoppy, and sour elements. This is pretty great right now. Carbonation is sharp, body is light and fizzy, champagne like.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer served in a Fantome tulip because if you don't have the right tools how are you going to complete the job?

Beer is yellow, hazy, almost white, nice white head, medium bubbles, lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is vegetal and sweet, like celery and grapefruit and yourefragile put it. Decent Fantome aroma.

Beer is pretty vegetal, funky finish, interesting beer. Not my favorite Fantome but a decent beer all around. Thorpe liked it better than me but I would probably have ti again.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a fancy glass.

Pours a somewhat-hazy light peach color with a good, rocky white head and a nice amount of lacing. The nose carries some really nice stone fruits along with lemon and a bit of apple/pear. Slight sourness. The flavor really brings everything together with great wheat and a light sourness. Fruit rounds everything out. Beautiful body with a dry finish. Excellent brew.

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Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a matching fantome tulip. This brew appears a beautiful golden color with a very slight amount of haze about it. A pillow of white head forms across the top more than a finger strong and slowly fades. Constantly rising bubbles maintain about a half finger of strength throughout the entire duration. Stringy lines of lace creep up from the solution and stick to the glassware. A light swirl revives a finger of white head back to the surface.

The smell of this brew includes quite a bit of straw to hay-like grain quality mixed with grass and faint herbal quality of hops that is lightly reminiscent of lemon/lime zest. There is a very bold inclusion of earthy elements that to me smells strikingly similar to hemp. As the brew warms up, it gets more of a fruity quality that transforms from light lemon zest to more of a pear or apple skin character. When the glass is swirled, it produces a strong scent of fresh lime zest and a minor peppery quality. As the brew goes beyond ideal temperature, it gets more earthy with a dry barnyard quality about the nose.

The taste is fantastic. It opens up with a mild wheat tartness initially with some lemony like lactic quality that immediately fades into more of a wheat to straw character. The belgian yeasty notes are evident with some peppery character and faint clove. A mild fruited quality shifts the focus back to a tartness of lemon that fades to more of a flavor like apple/pear skins. There is a rich herbal element throughout that provides a minor amount of bitterness which to me tastes just like the aroma initiated... hemp. The alcohol is felt with a warmth down the back of the throat that really draws out the yeast character. Once the brew gets warmer, it gets more crisp and dry to the finish that becomes quit earthy with barnyard funk.

This is a medium bodied brew with a lively level of high carbonation. This is quite a unique saison that I found to be exceptionally easy drinking. It was almost like each sip of this brew revealed more nuances that I didn't pick up on with the prior sip. This is an addictive brew that is most certainly worth seeking out. I have another bottle that I will share with friends with some more age on it but damn if I don't want more of this!

2nd pour: What a completely different experience. I almost wish I read the prior reviews before opening my bottle. While enjoying my first glass, the bottle sitting beside me erupted with carbonation and basically moved all of the yeast sediment up into suspension. This second pour is completely yeast filled, totally clouded looking like a type of breakfast juice concoction of orange/pineapple puree. The aroma is strikingly more bold with a scent of hemp and fruity zest. The same with the flavor. The feel of this brew changes to a slick, almost creamy feel that is more medium to full bodied. Still very enjoyable but drastically different.

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Photo of Brabander
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle from my buddy Wim (Beerpirates) who has reviewed this beer before me. Thanks for this beer Wim.

This was in a 75 cl bottle so Mrs. Brabander helped me with this beer. Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks very cloudy. In the bottle a lot is going on with carbonation. I think that it's not the yeast which makes the beer cloudy but the grapefruit which is in the beer. The head is white with big and small bubbles.

You can taste the grapefruit and some citrus. It appears to be dry but also a bit sour

Smell is fruity. For this style a very good beer! Wished i had drank it on a hot summers day and not in the winter. This is a summer beer.

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Photo of beerpirates
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon glass

First i have to say that the bottem of the bottel is coverd with nearly 1 cm of yeast , i.'ve i just move the bottel à little bit , the yeast starts to float around in the bottel , and changes the beer into 1 big cloud

A : poured à clear golden colour with à Nice 3 finger white head that slowly disappearce to half à finger , leaving some Nice lacing,
I filled up 2 glasses and put the bottel aside , once the glasses where empty i poured à 2nd time , and wow , that was à completly different beer , the yeast was mixed with the beer and wat i so now was just like à mix from orange juice and pineapple juice ,very cloudy , like à cup of milk with a little bit of coffee , no head .

S: like i Said before , this is one strange beer , what i could smell was like Burned rubber ???? Some yeast and wheat ,

T : now this is à beer like i never tasted before , this is strange ,
Sour , sweet malts , wheat ,hops , bread from the yeast , all mixed togheter , some bitter taste , 2 nd Pour was very bitter because of the extra yeast ,

M: Nice carbonation , very complex ,

D: 1St. Pour its very drinkable , no alcohol taste , 2nd pour is à different story , this is hard to drink because of the Tons of yeast , best is to pour 2 big glasses in 1 go because once you stop pouring , the rest of the bottel is lost.

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Fantôme Santé 14! from Brasserie Fantôme
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.