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Fantôme La Dalmatienne (Dark) - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
87
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This listing is for the label depicting a black background with white spots.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 11-15-2011)
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

04-30-2013 14:03:03 | More by drummermattie02
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

06-11-2014 01:22:15 | More by BGsWo22
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csano

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.3%

06-18-2012 02:11:30 | More by csano
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

08-26-2012 23:17:19 | More by drewone
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grownfool

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-27-2012 01:54:24 | More by grownfool
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VictoriaAnne

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-06-2013 05:38:30 | More by VictoriaAnne
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-01-2014 00:58:48 | More by Gonzoillini
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-15-2013 00:21:52 | More by JAHMUR
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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-10-2012 19:59:34 | More by kiki3drt292
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DaveHS

California

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%

A-Pours hazy dark brown with over an inch of fluffy pollen yellow/off white head. Leaves spotty,, sticky lacing.

S-That old familiar grassy, earthy Fantome funk. Pond water, musty old wood, a fruit aroma that's hard to place. Maybe cherry juice?

T/M-Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry, hoppy finish. Fairly nondescript. Tastes like a Belgian amber spiked with saison yeast. Dry, earthy hoppiness brings the finish to a screeching halt, obliterating everything that came before it.

O-Not one of Fantome's best. I've come to expect great things from this brewery, as almost everythihg I've had from them has been creative, complex and packed to the brim with funk. This was bland in comparison.

11-15-2011 23:30:35 | More by DaveHS
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme brews.

The beer has a muddy brown appearance with a thin, tan head. Aromas include earth, funk, dank yeast, as well as some herbal and floral notes. Decent flavor, though like La Dalmatienne blonde version, not among my favorite Fantôme brews of the evening. Earth and herbs come through quite a bit. Medium bodied. Overall, worth a try, but not something I would seek out again.

11-16-2011 03:04:41 | More by Huhzubendah
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PerHops

California

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured from corked 750 ml bottle

A- Dark amber with 1 inch head that settles to a nice thin layer.

S- Ripe cherries, Green apple, minerals

T- Very unsual. Starts off acidic, fresh apple, bitter but than slowly moves into caramel, dark fruit and a bitter chocolate cigar finish. High alcohol is noticeable.

M- Starts off subtle, carbonation kicks in and finishes nicely.

O- This falls into that proverbial category of "good beer".

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 08-29-2011 04:57:34

11-21-2011 08:40:54 | More by PerHops
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

Appearance: Dark pour with a smallish tan, minimal lacing

Smell: Sweet bready malts with herbs and roast, touch of chocolate

Taste: Similar to the aroma, chocolate, herbs, sweet bread malts, touch of earth and fantome funk

MOuthfeel: Medium body, typical fantome

Overall: Alright, not one of my favorite fantomes.

11-27-2011 04:52:13 | More by craytonic
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mentor

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

Gift fom Geuezedude, thanks a bunch. Pours a four finger cream-tan head over a cloudy red-brown liquid. Smells lemon sour, orange oils, rye, dried hay, candi-sugar, mild alcohol, and some Brett.

Tastes caramel sweet, candi sugar, red fruits, and rounded phenolic. I don't know what that phenol is, but it is one of the most unpleasant flavors I've ever encountered. I find it in belgian-styled beer from time to time and just think it's hideous. Most people don't mind it, in fact, my wife thinks it adds an interesting dimension. Bleech. Chalky toffee, pear juice, old italian herbs (yes, in an unpleasant way), mild peppery, and finishes with a dash of lemony tart. Md-light body with some creaminess. Strong carbonation can't lift the sweet from the palate like I'd expect from a saison. Complex, but misses on the 'lightness' factor of a saison. Rated to style, not my taste preferences.

11-16-2011 04:40:12 | More by mentor
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2012 01:06:40 | More by DaveHack
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ElkSherpa

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2012 21:45:26 | More by ElkSherpa
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Mattias

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-14-2014 05:57:36 | More by Mattias
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-20-2013 00:08:12 | More by CelticAleMan
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-01-2014 03:15:42 | More by Holland
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2012 01:53:15 | More by Twal
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-01-2012 22:13:43 | More by t0rin0
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-29-2013 23:48:52 | More by cfh64
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FLima

Brazil

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

Stomp when opened, good sign.
Nice amber orange color with a huge beige fluffy head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of oranges, lots of mint, brown sugar, booze and caramels.
Flavor with vinous notes, lots of berries, pineapple and coconut, mint, herbal hops, caramel and slightly toasted malts, mild spices and oxidized apples.
Medium towards full body with medium carbonation. A bit sticky and its alcohol of 8% abv is definitely there.
Very sweet and fruity Saison like they had fermented just fruits, hoppier than average and with an incredible and diverse complexity. I found it a bit too sweet and boozy, though. Not that easy to drink the full bottle.

07-27-2014 02:58:09 | More by FLima
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mdfb79

New York

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

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

a - Pours a dark brown mahogany color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells spices, dark fruits, earthy notes, light roasted malts, and light chocolate. Pretty nice nose.

t - Tastes of roasted malts and notes, spices, fruit, spices, pepper, earthy notes.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a good beer, and significantly better than the La Dalmatienne Light. Some nice roasted notes to this one. Different than most Fantome beers, and something I'd like to have again.

11-18-2011 02:04:51 | More by mdfb79
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

Bottle at a recent Fantome mega-tasting. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a thin tan head. The nose has a light chocolate character with a bit of roast and earth. Some herbal character there as well. The flavor is full of chocolate with light herbal spices and roast. Finish is dry. The herbal character is odd here. Light body with moderate carbonation. Decent enough, but an off finish.

11-15-2011 00:54:35 | More by Thorpe429
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Fantôme La Dalmatienne (Dark) from Brasserie Fantôme
87 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.