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Fantôme Caeymaex - Brasserie Fantôme

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Fantôme Caeymaex
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5 Ratings
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-30-2012)
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into a matching Fantome tulip. The brew pours a brilliant clear orange color initially and gets progressively clouded towards the bottom. A white finger of head rests atop and produces some spotty to webby lacing effect on the glass. A swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The aroma opens up a bit oxidized and reminescent of wet cardboard. It then blends into something fruity like apples and hints of vinegar. A maltiness is present smelling like caramel and toffee with a sweet edge that ends abruptly with earth and brett funk coming into play.

The flavor is surprisingly tart and fruity/funky. Some leathery earth and hints of oxidation increase the perceived dryness of the brew. Just like the aroma suggested, there is a solid malt inclusion tasting of caramel to toffee with a grainy sweetness. Towards the finish, it gets progressively more earthen and dry with brett.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It had a mild alcohol warmth but is very enjoyable and easy drinking. For a saison that is somewhere in the range of 15+ years old, this was a downright amazing experience. I am shocked at how well this has held up and how much I enjoyed it. After all these years, it had that baseline character that screams Fantome. Endless thank yous go out to BA Claaark13 for trading me this gem.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 15:08:45 | More by stakem
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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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womencantsail

California

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012

The beer is a murky orange color with almost no head. Aroma is full of cork. Quite a bit of butterscotch to it as well. There’s a mild fruitiness, particularly citrus rind. A hint of tartness along with some grass. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side, mostly butterscotch and bread with a little sweet fruit. Mildly funky with some grass and straw, still a fair amount of cork, too. Lots of orange flavor to it, too.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 19:10:59 | More by womencantsail
Fantôme Caeymaex from Brasserie Fantôme
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