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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

541 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 60
Gots: 65 | FT: 6
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2002

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Photo of RickS95
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a fairly non-descript appearance. Very clear for the style, with a copper orange color. The head is a very bright white, but doesn't retain that well. Each swirl brings new life to the head, but again, it's short-lived.

Smells saison-like. It's funky, that's the best word to describe it. Typical Belgian yeast with a pear skin/pepper scent that dominates. As it warms, the alcohol builds.

The flavor separates it from the wannabes. White pepper is always prevalent, but the pear and apple provide nice balance to the spice. Surprisingly, a crackerlike maltness evolves as the chill wears off.

I love Belgians, but I do wish they'd taper back the spicy pepper feel. This has a sweetness that almost cuts all the way through the spicy feel. Somehow, a creamy feel presents almost immediately as the beer hits the palate and works its way back. Medium bodied, the alcohol is mostly a bit player, its only job to warm the throat.

After the appearance, I had some doubts, but as usual, the Belgians know what they're doing. This isn't world class, but it's right up there. Despite the peppery feel, it goes down easy.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.37/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps from Brasserie Fantôme
90 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.