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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

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 14.35%
Wants: 152
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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EdwardFortyHands

Iowa

1/5  rDev -76.5%

04-24-2013 04:14:52 | More by EdwardFortyHands
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huskermike12

Iowa

1.75/5  rDev -58.8%

04-01-2013 21:45:37 | More by huskermike12
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mattafett

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

04-02-2013 02:01:49 | More by mattafett
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largadeer

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 07:12:12 | More by largadeer
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

09-03-2012 17:58:45 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Spider889

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

01-27-2014 23:45:23 | More by Spider889
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metalgdog

New York

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

08-31-2013 13:25:31 | More by metalgdog
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 19:23:58 | More by Alieniloquium
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-17-2013 13:56:43 | More by CypherEnigma
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

09-03-2013 01:26:35 | More by kscaldef
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-08-2013 02:48:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-28-2012 01:04:27 | More by AgentZero
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-29-2013 00:29:22 | More by illidurit
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-07-2014 18:53:39 | More by imperialking
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 20:07:13 | More by cpetrone84
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 15:14:33 | More by Chico1985
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 19:14:01 | More by yourefragile
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-05-2013 14:52:23 | More by GRG1313
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-12-2012 13:20:54 | More by nathanjohnson
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gn0sis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-31-2012 18:56:17 | More by gn0sis
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2014 18:07:48 | More by baybum
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-10-2013 21:59:49 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-09-2014 23:56:45 | More by Knapp85
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-13-2013 15:54:06 | More by Nolen12
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-18-2014 05:16:40 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation from Brasserie Fantôme
94 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.