Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps - Brasserie Fantôme
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4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
Beer pours a hazy yellow with great head retention. Nice thick rings of lacing.
Scent comprised of white pepper, corriander and overall strong herbal scent.
Tastes begins with lemon and moves to a tart herbal and white pepper finish.
Very lively mouthfeel. Medium to lighter bodied.
Absolutely exemplary take on the style. Unique herbal character without stressing the point.
05-23-2014 20:01:26 | More by Jmamay22
3.88/5 rDev -4%
Poured from the bottle a murky peach-orange with two fingers of off-white head. Light wet lacing left behind.
Aroma of cardamon, chili powder, barnyard funk, clove, light apple and earthy yeast notes.
The taste opens with the cardamon and clove notes along with apple, lemon, earthy yeast and barnyard funk.
Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.
I really liked this one but didn't love it. The chili powder and cardamon notes in the aroma was just a bit too odd for me.
05-12-2014 21:10:54 | More by Monkeyknife
4.09/5 rDev +1.2%
Looks like a pilsner apart from the strong soapy head and lacing.
Light breadiness, orange peel and zesty spice.
The base beer is light and unobtrusive but Fantome has added it's secret dose of magic to make this beer exceptional. I don't know what they did but it works (I swear I taste cannabis).
Mouthfeel light, ABV controlled.
Sessionable beer that seems simple and reserved but under close inspection is a complex and distinct beer.
05-11-2014 03:10:16 | More by ptykozoon
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
Corked and capped 750 ml from Tipples with "Best Before 2018" printed on the label. Pours slightly hazy golden colored with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is funky barnyard, some spices--cinnamon, clove, coriander--and a really interesting floral note that differentiates it substantially from the regular Saison. Flavor is spicy, very big on the cloves with barnyard funk lingering, lots of yeasty goodness, hay, more spice. Light to medium bodied with some wheaty sweetness and medium plus carbonation. An interesting take on the style with a very unique spice note.
04-27-2014 21:15:24 | More by BMMillsy
4.16/5 rDev +3%
Pours a cloudy but radiant ochre with one finger thick eggshell colored head. Settles slowly with sparse rings left on the glass. Smell: cardamom, orange peel, snappy grain, bready and light caramel in the back. Taste: fleeting caramel candy, nectarine, clove, orange peel, then a grainy sweet and note of blue cheese section, before finishing with a blast of coriander and a minty pop. Medium bodied, creamy but relaxed carbonation. A lot going on but pretty harmonious.
04-23-2014 01:54:41 | More by babaracas
3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
03-25-2014 01:19:23 | More by brianmandell
Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps from Brasserie Fantôme
90 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.