Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Brasserie Fantôme
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4.88/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Cork pop is dangerous to say the least. No spillage but I expected there to be.
Pours a hazy golden with super active carbonation. Bubbles are racing to the top.
Smells of all things that are great in a saison. Starts with tart lemons, moving to funky earth, and finishes with black pepper spice.
Taste starts with Earthy funk. Stop... this i one of the most interesting beers I've had the advantage to sip on. Part black pepper and earthy roots followed by some tart sour notes. By no means the sour adventure I expected from the name of the beer but actually better than I expected... and I expected a lot. Super spicy and fruity, dry and with a depth of flavor that I don't often encounter.
Ultra crisp carbonation and mouthfeel just add to the experience of this beer. Dany has, yet again, created a truly amazing beer.
One of the most interesting and enjoyable beers that I have had this year. God... I really wish there were more than 48 cases in the US and the bottles weren't 30+$.
That being said, if you see it, grab it.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 00:37:11 | More by Richard33
4.9/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Thanks kindly to Ed, poured from the bottle at Churchkey DC into a snifter glass.
Gusher a bit on the opening with a big solid pop. A white head is produced and falls fairly quickly to a thin top and crown. Body is opaque but a real nice orange and yellow glowing hue, with lots of super fast carbonation rising.
This nose is unreal. What a bouquet on this beer. Peach, dirt, sour nectarine, a wonderful sweet smell of juicy fruit and off funk aromas, super fruity juiicy with a sweetness that dominates eventually while still maintaining a little tartness. After some warmth there is egg yolk.
Taste on the palate is massively crisp in feel, super carbonated and playful with and incredible fruity finish almost like a serious champagne but far sweeter and dense. Lemon sourness, sweet tasty penny candy, and then a big aromatic mix of funkiness. Cream character comes in with the fizz soda giving an almost perfect cream soda like taste and feel. Aftertaste even manages some toasty malt and grain bread finish. At 10% ABV there is no heat on this, you can't even get any sense of alcohol even, zero, zilch, zip, NADA.
I am speechless. This is probably the best saison I have ever had.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2012 23:38:35 | More by smakawhat
Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation from Brasserie Fantôme
94 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.