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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver - Brasserie Fantôme

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89
very good

638 Ratings
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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 36
Gots: 86 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Jason on 02-19-2003

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Photo of admiral
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

An exceptional, full flavoured Saison.

aroma: musky sherbet, ripe citrus with some tartness and slight spice.

taste: grapefruit, apricots, wine, sherbet, malt, spices, slight lemon, slight marmalade with pepper and overall a pleasant tartness

excellent drinking beer with lots going on and alcohol hidden well. Very nice to share.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

On tap at Monk's, Philly, PA.

This keg must've been jostled a bit. One of the dirtiest looking beers I've ever seen, brownish-olive color, completely murky/muddy/opaque, like a glass of mud. There was a small off-white head on top, which retained well and laced the glass. In the aroma, bready yeast and a medley of overripe fruits, toasted grains. There was a bit of tartness to this one, lightly soured wheat, toasted grains, notes of pear and peach, white wine, lemon zest, herbal spice. Despite the ugly appearance--which, again, I'm attributing to the keg being jostled and just tapped--this was a pretty tasty brew. Medium body, moderate carb, mouthfeel was dry and slightly prickly. A good beer overall.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of MDDMD
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy orange amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-lemon, grains, strong bandaid, belgian yeast, light fruit and spices

T-grain, floral, honey, yeast, slight tartness, little nutmeg and apple, straw

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and a little dry

O-decent saison, but I prefer the regular to this offering, easy drinking if you get past the bandaid nose

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of scottfrie
2.09/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

750ml into snifter.

A: Pours a deep honey color with a fluffy, huge, whipped egg-white head that very slowly faded into a fuzzy and thick collar.
S: Meaty, savory, smoke fills my nose. I get notes of band aids and maybe a hint of mild lemon and caramel beneath.
T: Dirty dish water, peat, sour old grains, boiled meat, and faint citrus. The finish has a terrible sourness, and the aftertaste is peppery and full of grain.
M: Medium-full body, fluffy carbonation, muddy, sour, greasy mouthfeel.
O: Bad bottles are bad. I've heard of these smoke bombs but haven't encountered one yet. Very disappointing. I will have to revisit this again with hopefully a good bottle as I am not getting any of the flavors other reviewers are describing.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of fourstringer
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a capped & corked 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately gentle hand. No date visible, but presumably from this past winter.

A: Hazy, orange-brown body with 2 fingers of off-white head. Ok retention. Nice lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with musty, fruity notes. Apple and apricot. Hay. Bread.

T: Spicy, earthy yeast opens and introduces a slightly nutty, rustic maltiness. Light hop bitterness on a fairly dry finish. Alcohol is consistent with 8% or just slightly more present than expected. Pretty clean finish with light floral elements in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. Fuller than your typical saison, but fits well with the flavor profile.

O: A tasty, malt-forward saison. Reminded me a bit of a biere de garde without losing it's fundamental saison qualities. Probably would have enjoyed this more a few months ago, but on a temperate May day it still drank pretty damn nicely.

Prost!

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver from Brasserie Fantôme
89 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.