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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

514 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 54
Gots: 63 | FT: 6
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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Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

AnalogErik, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ystazi, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Jayamefu
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Jayamefu, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
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!

fourstringer, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

wonothesane42, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

cheah, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Allurex, Jul 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

imperialking, Jul 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

ambiguousfigures, Jul 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

NathanE2047, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

timoteo833, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DrBier, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

CowsandBeer, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

laituegonflable, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

EliotRosewater, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

shehateme, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

nh2032, Jun 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

papajohn56, Jun 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

bram325, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

beerman999999, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Rifugium, Jun 23, 2014
Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps from Brasserie Fantôme
90 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.