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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps - Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - PrintempsFantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

432 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
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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Reviews by dogfooddog:
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dogfooddog

Panama

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from a trade with rajendra82.

750ml bottle, no apparent date. pours into a chalice with a small off-white head, amber colored beer.

very peppery, spicy nose in front of the typical fantome barnyard, grassy/hay-like odors. very attractive, exquisite, in fact.

taste is more than anything peppery at first, then as that fades there is a hints of bitterness, and the barnyard notes appear some, but a bit limited. There is a sense of warming sourness around this, maybe the alcohol but it doesn't feel like 'alcohol taste.'

As always, an unusual and excellent beer from Fantome. This is without a doubt one of the most distinct brewers I know of.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 03:01:07 | More by dogfooddog
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-19-2014 03:58:19 | More by swetsastonic
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kristougher

North Carolina

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03-29-2014 16:00:31 | More by WTKeene
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brianmandell

New York

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased January 2014 from a high volume store so assumed to be relatively fresh. This one pours a pale yellow retaining a nice foamy head. The last bottle of Fantome Saison I opened was a drain pour so I was pleased to get a good bottle. Fantome is one of the most unique and unusual beers. It is an experience, for better and for worse. It is very fruity - apple and apricot dominate - and that is my favorite aspect of the flavor profile. There is a slight tartness that is followed by herbal and medicinal flavors - I taste and smell mint, lavender and grass. There is also a faint band-aid plasticky flavor and then it finishes in an ashy smokiness. An earthy funk lasts throughout. I even get some funky cheese in there. It's like an episode of yeasts gone wild. The carbonation was textbook saison - active, creamy and full. This was not a gusher like the Saison was for me. In a word: strange. I am definitely rating higher based on the uniqueness of the brew. It is delicious - particularly the fruit flavors - and challenging at the same time due to the medicinal, band aid and ashy flavors. It's a worthwhile experience but I won't be in a rush to try it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 01:19:23 | More by brianmandell
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2014 02:51:03 | More by Jordy777
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-16-2014 18:20:32 | More by meatyard
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No notches marked for a Best Before date, but I've had the bottle for years (plural). Poured almost half into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip.

Some sediment having trouble settling. Golden colored beer, with haze, to boot. Head was sudsy, but reformed into a thin cap. Lots of streaming bubbles.

Lightly tart. Happening, still, with a saison yeasty squalor. Gooseberry, lemon rind, basement funk, maybe tangerine, and some pale wheat Belgian malt. Hints of creaminess. Great nose.

Oh my... such a fruity saison, after all. Apple and lemon combo, plus notes of tangerine, apricot, and nectarine. Somewhat nectary, with a light funk note and a very thin tartness that seems to have developed and then undeveloped. Stone fruit fruitiness, too. Especially, after I poured the bottom of the bottle. Nuttiness, too. Needs some dryness in the finish. Good, but not great.

Drinks pretty good. Not too wet, far from not too puckery, either. Carbonation held up very well. Excellent.

A solid Fantome, but not as good as the Fall saison.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 14:40:01 | More by thecheapies
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

1/5  rDev -75.4%

01-30-2014 19:54:12 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Mbpike

Arkansas

1.25/5  rDev -69.3%

01-30-2014 19:52:45 | More by Mbpike
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dar482

New York

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy golden orange. A bright sun orange.

The aroma has tons of spices, corainder, fresh mint, and then lemon with a bit of a smokeiness along with a saison funk.

The flavor follows with a bright juicy orange, orange peel, and then a big sweet bready malt. Throughout there's peppery spice and herbs like corainder and floral. There's a smokey flavor and musty funk in there as well with a grassy dry finish.

The mouthfeel is medium with lots of carbonation.

A really well made saison and I actually prefer it to Fantome Saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 14:56:14 | More by dar482
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage. Hazy, straw like in color with a bone white head.

Yeast, grassy, spicy/ medicinal nose with a slight musty funk.

Flavor is similar to the aroma but less intense than I had anticipated. Light spice, lemon citrus and hay... Slightly metallic with a dry finish. Perfect carbonation and medium body.

Signature Fantôme. If I could I would buy this again... and again.. and again... and again...

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 00:03:54 | More by MarkJBurch
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-02-2014 01:47:40 | More by Bilco
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-29-2013 20:19:11 | More by 2GOOFY
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -50.9%

12-26-2013 03:22:17 | More by jtladner
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hopsputin

California

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

a: bright burnt yellow - hazy. large 4 finger frothy solid white head

s: funky, citrus zest, hay, nice coriander spice, caramel, lemongrass, band aid, dank citrus fruit and apricots

t: a little less intense than the regular. right away i'm noticing that band aid funkiness. then hit with a blend of sweet citrus fruit and clove/coriander. sweet lemons and oranges everything forward. on the end is effervescent with that barnyardy sweet citrus flavor. full of flavor for the ABV

m: medium mouthfeel, not as much carbonation as i would have expected, but thats not a bad thing

o: i'm a fan of the regular saison a little more - but this definitely one of the better saisons you can get you hands on. a nice blend of funk, citrus, and earthy flavors

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 22:09:45 | More by hopsputin
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Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pored from bottle into white wine glass.
A- straw yellow with a three finger fluffy white head
S- grassy, funk, some smoke, citrus
T- straw, citrus fruit, especially lemon, hop presence, nice earthy bite, nice fresh flavor
M- good amount of carbonation but not too much, thinner than expected for abv which is nice
O- really like this one, has the saison funk, plenty of straw flavor, has a nice fresh bite though. This is my third fantome and I can detect a certain hallmark taste that they all have. This was complex and enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 03:44:28 | More by brewtus
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-05-2013 02:56:55 | More by Farnswurth
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

P: 750 ml bottle in to a tulip glass

A: SRM is harvest yellow/dark straw. Translucent. White frothy 1 in head dissipates to top of beer. Medium carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Belgian yeast esters. Light straw/barnyard.

T: Light barnyard, clove/banana/Belgium yeast taste. Light and refreshing yet complex. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and funky, as a saison should be.

M: Light/medium body. Complexity of flavor add to body. Slightly dry finish; sets up well for the next sip.

O: What a great beer. Always a treat to drink.

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District of Columbia

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New York

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps from Brasserie Fantôme
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