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Fantôme Santé 15! - Brasserie Fantôme

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Fantôme Santé 15!Fantôme Santé 15!

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 08-27-2011)
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-15-2014 19:57:54 | More by imperialking
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-25-2014 08:22:10 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-25-2014 06:53:53 | More by largadeer
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-11-2013 02:10:01 | More by Gonzoillini
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-11-2013 00:06:41 | More by yourefragile
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-12-2013 03:52:50 | More by stereosforgeeks
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mscudder

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-03-2013 03:08:44 | More by mscudder
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with two finger head. Poor retention and lacing.

S: Strong stone fruit, lemon peel, and light lactic acid. Musty funk adds to the complexity. Quite funky.

T: Apricot and musty funk work very well together. Lightly sour, the funk mellows this beer out. It stays quite dry, yet stays funky and fruity. Extremely good.

M: Medium thickness with a nice, strong carbonation.

O: Such a good balance of dry, fruity, and funky. I really enjoy this Saison.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 03:04:36 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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pperez38

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-19-2013 08:40:42 | More by pperez38
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Lightly tan foam settles to a collar, a few wisps, and minimal lacing. Hazed apricot body.

S - Aroma is very complex, with a mixture of dirty, funky, and spicy yeast notes, sharp grains, loads of citrus, peach and apricot malt character, perhaps a touch of candi sugar, and the Pez-like note I get from many Fantôme offerings. Weird, and not entirely cohesive; sometimes I'd smell it and it seemed awesome, and then other times it seemed terrible.

T - The taste is largely dominated by juicy orange flesh and tangerine zest flavors, with a light caramel, bready, and candi/Pez malt backdrop. There's some lactic sourness developing that lends this a quasi-Berliner quality to it, but I don't think there's any wheat in the recipe. Doesn't have the same earthy and funky character as the aroma, but I think that's a positive actually. Sean said it reminded him of a mimosa (more so than Mimosa), and I don't think that's far off base.

M - Pleasant active carbonation, medium body with a juicy texture, sticky citrus finish, and a strange burn that seems wholly inappropriate for a 7% beer. Not sure if it was lactic acidity of alcohol, but I started to get reflux symptoms almost immediately.

D - Letting this warm up improved it significantly, as some of the sulfur and dirty yeast character dissipating and let the citrus and stone fruits come out more. A puzzling and enigmatic entity, but on the whole enjoyable. We finished off the bottle quite handily.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 16:59:11 | More by MasterSki
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. From 2011.

2.5 A: Moderately hazed light orange color. Two fingers of fizzy white head that fizzes away quickly and leaves no lacing.

4.5 S: Like Sante 12 and 13, this has notes of lime and pithy rind, which I really enjoy. Like 12, this has a lime margarita vibe - a strong one. Aside from that, there's lemon, apple, and plenty of funk and floral. Outdoorzy funk featuring wildflowers and apple orchard. Herbal floweriness if that makes sense. Jasmine and lilac. Some hints of wet, rotting wood and forest after a rain. All in all, this smells fucking great.

4.0 T: Lemon and lime lead the taste with apple fruitiness secondary. Again there is a strong lime margarita vibe, but this vintage leans more toward beer than 12 did. Hay and grassiness. Apple orchard and woody funk. A touch of basement must. Moderately tart, just enough to give a light pucker. Not as flowery or as herbal as the nose, but this there underneath. Quite tasty.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Light, spritzy carbonation. Incredibly smooth without really being crisp or creamy. Somewhere in the middle I guess.

4.5 D: Another fantastic beer from Fantome. They truly are the masters of the style. No faults other than the head retention and more than solid everywhere else.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 01:34:47 | More by DavoleBomb
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

09-01-2012 02:08:52 | More by t0rin0
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PerHops

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

07-30-2012 23:50:52 | More by PerHops
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-28-2012 01:59:03 | More by Mebuzzard
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-30-2012 00:26:13 | More by CelticAleMan
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light peach/apricot with nice head

Smell: light citrus, wheat-y malt, earth, leather, funk light

Taste: very nice, light and citrusy with wheat-y malt, earth, funk light, and leather. Good bit of lemongrass.

Mouthfeel: medium body; light carbonation

Overall: delicious; perfect for the warmer days.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 04:38:11 | More by craytonic
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-24-2011 19:06:44 | More by GRG1313
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Thorpe, I don't want the review of this beer to be interpreted as my supporting the homeless.

Beer is amber with a nice white head, medium and small bubbles, some lacing, low retention.

Aroma is funky, oaky, mild sulfur, earth, smells like a Fantome to me.

Beer is super light in body, very dry finish, light in flavor, mild citrus, some sulfury earthiness on the midpalate, minimal pilsen malt on the front end. Overall interesting beer, a decent offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 17:51:26 | More by drabmuh
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled picked up from the people at Etre Gourmet while in Belgium. Shared at the recent Fantome mega-tasting. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a light caramel color with a bit of a head. The nose brings some faint malt, a bit of lemon, earth, and a nice rustic Fantome character. The flavor has some light citrus and earth with a moderate amount of light bready malt. Light to medium body with a dry finish. Tasting nicely right now.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 12:14:31 | More by Thorpe429
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 11/05/11 notes. Bottle shared by Thorpe429 at the mega-Fantome tasting. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Cigar City snifter.

a - Pours a murky orange yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of slightly sour fruits, spices, lemons, citrus hops, wood, funk, floral and earthy notes.

t - Tastes of lemons, citrus, yeast, spice, funk, sour fruit, fruity malts, light earthy notes.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a really nice saison; one of the better Fantome beers at the tasting. I liked the slightly sour fruit notes and the funk; would love to have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 03:42:53 | More by mdfb79
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers.

The beer appears extremely hazy (agitated the yeast, it seems) and yellow hued, with a small, white head. Very pleasant and enticing aroma, offering a bouquet of citrus, funk, yeast, bread, floral notes. Flavor is smoother and more well balanced than most, possibly all, other Fantôme beers sampled that night. Nice and light on the palate, I would not have guessed this was 7% abv. Overall, a wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 03:53:52 | More by Huhzubendah
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a slight light head that quickly settles. Banana, clove, and some sour citrus notes. Slight sour/tart flavor upfront with some medicinal, then goes to a fruit like flavor. Wheaty. Some spice like notes. Overall, pretty decent, I like the light sour bite followed by the rich caramel notes. Medium mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:00:24 | More by kbutler1
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: poured a hazy light amber color ale with small fizzy head with limited retention. Aroma of sweet Belgian malt with light funky yeast notes. Taste is a mix between some sweet rustic Belgian malt with light barnyard notes and some tart notes. Body is quite full with low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. It doesn't really taste like nothing else I've tried before but very god though nothing I would drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 02:46:20 | More by Phyl21ca
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat ruddy orange copper with a white head that loudly and quickly fades into a thin ring. Behaves like a berliner weiss in the glass. Nose is lactic acid with a bit of peach and sour citrus fruit. Mouth is peach, peach, meats and skin. Clean lactic acid on the finish. Mouth is soft with medium carbonation. Even has a rather earthy note that also reminds me of eating peaches. This is interesting, weird, and singular at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 00:05:31 | More by JAXSON
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my freshly acquired Fantome tulip glass. (Thanks a ton for that by the way Dave!) This brew appears a type of very hazed light peach juice. It is a clouded sort of orange colored elixir. A yellowish to orange stained head swells atop the brew as it is being poured and very rapidly and audibly fizzes away to nothing. It doesn't take long before the brew looks nearly still except for a faint line of bubbles that rise to the surface and just barely hang around the edge of the glass. It takes a violent swirl to bring forth a finger of head composed of rather large bubbles that again rapidly fades.

The aroma of this brew is fruity sweet and spicy smelling at the same time. It has a rindy character somewhat reminiscent of lemons and orange zest mixed with pulp and a touch of coriander. The spiced aspect is somewhat peppery with a mixture of clove included as well. There is an herbal touch present as well and when swirled a note of sulfur and earthy tones come out. Once warm, a funky aspect of this brew comes forward that was initially completely hidden.

The taste of this brew is all over the place. It has a fruited aspect almost like pear and apples that is faintly sweet yet it has a spiced inclusion of clove and pepper that finishes dry and lightly bitter. Focusing on the sweet aspects, there is a mild bready grain base with a touch of lemon yet tangy with alcohol and more fruits that transitions you perfectly into the bitter side of this brew with herbal to fruited hops and rind to pulp character. The fruited aspect comes across sweet at first but turns bitter like pulp and rinds somewhat like oranges and grapefruit yet it continually flip-flops back and forth between sweet, bitter, spicy and savory. Once warm, some dry earthy tones come forward with funk.

This is a medium bodied brew with a low level of carbonation yet, despite looking flat, fizzes inside the mouth with a very active amount of carbonation. The 7% abv is integrated very well inside this brew. It leaves a film inside your mouth like you just finished eating a banana which is interesting. This was a very enjoyable and easy drinking brew. However, it pretty much has me downright perplexed. If I was served this brew blind, I don't know what I would be thinking. The best way for me to describe this experience is caught halfway between a wit and a funky/wild/sour saison. It displays the best characteristics of each style very well. I acquired this brew based off of hearing this brew was comparable to a berliner weisse meets geuze. I don't think that is the case at all with this particular bottle yet it was still very enjoyable in it's own right.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 00:20:08 | More by stakem
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Fantôme Santé 15! from Brasserie Fantôme
92 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.