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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

486 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 55
Gots: 59 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 ml green champagne magnum with no freshness date.

Appearance: Thin Brussels lacing on top of a hazy orangey hue. A bit of lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: Musty yeast with a cellar, ripe fruit and expressive herbal aroma.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Musty barn yard, mildly tart, earthy with a wood and hay flavor. Raw grain and ripe fruit … lemony with more earthened tones. Minty with more thrashings of herbal and medicinal phenols. Bitter and sweet … very raw. Finishes with a barrage of phenols and lands semi-dry on the palate. Warming alcoholic esters in the end.

Drinkability & Notes: A killer brew, you taste bud will never be the same … beer has never tasted like this before. Past heavenly and only the most pungent of cheese will make a dent in it character. I went with an aged blue cheese … between the two it was like cutting teeth, lovely.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2004 02:32:16 | More by Jason
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Jayamefu

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-31-2014 00:04:38 | More by Jayamefu
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a capped and corked 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderately gentle hand. Label reads: Lot 13 aj. Best By End 2018.

A: Hazy, honey-colored body. 1.5 fingers of dense off-white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Grassy, musty. Rather herbal, although the specific scents are a bit hard to pin down. Some sage, thyme, lemon balm. Slighter mint, eucalyptus. Clover. Faint candi sugar, honey. Lemon.

T: Slightly astringent bitterness initially. A touch of pale malt grain develops. Finishes semi-dry with a bit more sweetness than I was expecting. Works nicely, though. Linger floral hop bitterness and herbal notes in the aftertaste. Light alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. Good vehicle for the flavors.

O: Unique saison with a very herbal character. Very suggestive of spring for me - brings to mind the essence of flowers, grass and all things green and blossoming. Imaging mowing your herb garden in beer form.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 03:22:02 | More by fourstringer
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-27-2014 17:25:42 | More by wonothesane42
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cheah

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-27-2014 17:23:09 | More by cheah
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Allurex

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-27-2014 03:51:34 | More by Allurex
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imperialking

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

07-24-2014 19:20:44 | More by imperialking
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-20-2014 06:42:30 | More by ambiguousfigures
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NathanE2047

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-19-2014 19:27:32 | More by NathanE2047
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timoteo833

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-19-2014 17:29:09 | More by timoteo833
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-19-2014 06:42:47 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2014 02:44:36 | More by DrBier
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-14-2014 15:09:55 | More by CowsandBeer
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale saffron-tinged champagne colour. Large fluffy head, a bit light-looking. Lace likewise doesn't cling. Nice-looking but such a big head should do more, otherwise it's just cosmetic.

Loads of free radicals coming off the head. Resinous and earthy. Somewhat metallic. Hint of fruit, but it's all quite dour bitterness. Needs more dimensions.

Taste is smokey, now hmmm... didn't expect that. Meaty, smouldery, almost peaty. It's an earthy smoke with touches of sweetness. Back gets an odd champagney zest that sits ill with the front, but really it's the front that's incongruous. Just settles down into earthy bitterness. An odd package, but a decent smoky palate.

Foamy, decent body. Very clipped, dry back. OK.

Really don't know what to make of this. No smoke on the nose, but virtually nothing but smoke on the palate. As a result doesn't fit together in a symbiotic way for me. Certainly an odd saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 05:32:46 | More by laituegonflable
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EliotRosewater

California

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-11-2014 02:55:14 | More by EliotRosewater
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-10-2014 00:57:56 | More by shehateme
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 16:12:36 | More by KAF
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-29-2014 22:27:49 | More by nh2032
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papajohn56

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

06-29-2014 15:07:36 | More by papajohn56
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2014 21:21:46 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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bram325

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -63%

06-27-2014 15:27:52 | More by bram325
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beerman999999

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-26-2014 19:06:35 | More by beerman999999
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Fantome outline-ghost tulip.

Amber-copper color, hazy, with a finger or two of fluffy white head that receded to a thick collar, lacing the glass nicely. Lots of funk and spice in the aroma, herbal medley. Similar taste, lots of spices, I pick up oregano mostly, with some thyme, rosemary, and white pepper, mint leaves, freshly cut grass, light barnyard funk, crackery malts. The spices are dominant, even if the bottle doesn't specify exactly what spices were used. I've never heard of a beer that used oregano, but that's definitely what I'm getting the most, with rosemary as a close second. Medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel. Typical Fantome offering in that you really never know what to expect when you pop that cork. I'm not a big fan of beers that are spiced in this way, but among them, this one was pretty good, and I thought the drinkability was fine.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 23:18:25 | More by Rifugium
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eandersen

New York

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml capped and corked bottle into a Savor 2013 tulip.

A : beautiful beer, right on point for the style. Golden orange, slight haze with a 3 finger white head. Nice.

S : very interesting. Rosemary, menthol, rose petal, pine, thyme, white pepper, clove, basil, slight bandaid phenols, slight sweetness I can't quite put my finger on. Smell is very much dominated by herbal qualities.

T : menthol and rosemary up front, followed by a bready/spicy more classic saison taste. Finishes very light and clean with slightly linger phenolic notes hinting at the bandaid and medicinal qualities in the nose.

M : mouthfeel is on the light end of medium. I expected a touch more carbonation from this one, but admittedly that expectation comes from past Fantome brews all gushing on me.

O : definitely one of the stranger beers I've tried in quite a while. Expected this to be somewhat reminiscent of Fantome Saison, but it's an entirely different beast. While Saison is all about the phenolics, this one seems to be far less yeast driven and more dominated by the spice additions. Very interesting brew

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 05:21:38 | More by eandersen
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pwoody11

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-21-2014 13:43:55 | More by pwoody11
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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps from Brasserie Fantôme
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