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Fantôme Santé 15! - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 14
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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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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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.

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3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Fantôme Santé 15! from Brasserie Fantôme
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