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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Brasserie Fantôme

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 151
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smakawhat on 07-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 27
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3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally going through the notes from last Friday's tasting in Worcester and accompanying trip to Portland. How was this already a week ago?... Thanks to Cam for sharing this rare Fantome wonder.

Murky bright orange pour, lots and lots of bubbles. Small fizzy white head retains fine.

Scent brings kind of a tame gueuze feel with light tartness, earthy funk, lemon/citrus fruits, etc. Quite perfumey, some Fantome weirdness/spices.

There is an odd shampoo/lotion thing going on in the taste which is a deterrent, but this evened itself out with some time. Tartness/funk is toned down from the scent but still prevalent, intensifying with warmth. Lots of earthy fruit notes, lemon, white wine, floral, light spice.

Light spritzy mouthfeel, very hard to believe this is 10%, very light alcohol warmth.

The initial "soapiness" was a little off-putting, and I was hoping for some more complexity, but definitely a nice beer overall. Not exactly "X-TRA SOUR" but a nice variation from Fantome's regular output.

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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally opening my lone bottle with almost all of the main peeps around.

A- Poured into six glasses with an uber murky, putrid swamp looking cidery color to the body. Head forms to more than four fingers with an ultra foamy texture but falls down after a few minutes to nothing, resembles cider truly. Lace is out of the question.

S- Reminds me of the regular Fantome Saison (the good batches) in many ways with an extra Brett funkiness and something that leads me to believe it will be tart and lactic. Spicy Saison yeast and Geueze-like funk/tarts seem to balance each other pleasantly.

T- Follows the nose pretty much with some extra fruitiness and nuances really opening up. Spicy, peppery and lemon zesty Saison yeast in a balanced blend with tart lactic, lemon juice sourness. A decent amount of barnyard and Brett funk with some cherry and apple fruitiness.

MF- Super highly carbonated light end body. The foaminess is pretty intense but compliments the flavors nicely like a Geueze would. Finishes with tartness and slight spicy bitterness on the palate.

Funk meets a good Saison and overall it aged quite well and is probably over two years at this point. I like the extreme level of lemon juice flavor with the underlying spicy Saison yeast. Hopefully Fantome can get back on the ball soon.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cracked at my cellar cleaning party.

Nice small fizzy head covering sticks around, clear honey colored.

Nose tea aroma, sour light lemony and leaf like green, little sweet candy syrupy malt, mild spices, nice sources little lactic.

Taste semi sweet, little lactic acid, juicy tart fruit, into nice spices, wheat grainy malt, lactic, lemony as Hell, mild earthy flavours, sour fruits, tart little flemmy sticky.

Mouth med bod little sticky and flemmy, nice carb, little lactic acid bite.

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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation from Brasserie Fantôme
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