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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Brasserie Fantôme

Not Rated.
Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original CreationFantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 109
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smakawhat on 07-31-2012)
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1/5  rDev -76.5%

EdwardFortyHands, Apr 24, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -58.8%

huskermike12, Apr 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

mattafett, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy, somewhat turbid amber pour topped by a tall three finger head that recedes to nothing. The nose is vegetal, herbal, funky, a bit phenolic and mineral. Pretty mild aromatics. Tastes only mildly sour with a big grainy, doughy backbone. Herbal notes appear mid-palate, followed by a funky, mushroomy barnyard note. Mineral, almost metallic. The body is medium-full leaning toward heavy. This isn't especially sour, and it's not all that crisp or dry for a saison. It's also lacking any particularly exceptional qualities. Meh.

largadeer, Dec 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

yeahnatenelson, Sep 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Spider889, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

metalgdog, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Murky burnt orange. Big white head that settles quickly to a nice collar and wisps.

Smell - Malty and very yeasty. Spicy, but I'm never good at identifying them. The maltiness makes it not smell like a saison.

Taste - Lots of pale malt. Sugars and esters. Cloves. I can definitely pick that one out. Bitter and quite yeasty. Way to big for the subtler notes to come through.

Mouthfeel - Really heavy and intensely malty. Well carbonated.

Overall - Way too heavy and, I'm sure everyone knows by now, not sour at all. The saison characteristics are weak compared the malt.

Alieniloquium, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

CypherEnigma, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

kscaldef, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

AgentZero, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

imperialking, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is slightly hazed golden orange with tons of fluffy off white head and an explosion of bubbles rising through the inside. Nose is dusty Brett and rather minerally. Faint salt note as a fair bit of citrus takes hold. Taste is a bit different, more dusty up front with less of the Brett and mineral, citrus in back with a fair amount of malt, which is uncharacteristic. sweeting through the finish. High carbonation, semi dry and light airy body.

cpetrone84, Dec 10, 2012
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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.

Chico1985, Jan 25, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

75 cL bottle shared by Thorpe in a Fantome tulip.

Pours a hazed, milky dark golden color with a large frothy white head that fades to a thick white collar. Smells like Fantome but a little more peppery than usual; also yeast, straw, grass, lemon and orange. Medium full body, strong carbonation, full bodied with a clean dry finish. Initially sweet and slightly sickening citrusy and tomatoe acidity. Green apple, lemon, pear and other assorted fruits throughout before a tangy, bready finish. Tastes like a good batch of regular Saison but less tropical, more boring and a touch more acidity. I don't get it.

yourefragile, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

GRG1313, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

nathanjohnson, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

gn0sis, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

baybum, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Knapp85, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Nolen12, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ArchEnemyBrew, Feb 18, 2014
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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation from Brasserie Fantôme
94 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.