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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Brasserie Fantôme

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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original CreationFantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 14.39%
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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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

metalgdog, Aug 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

drgonzo2k2, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ComRock12, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

orangesol, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of MNishCT77
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle on trade (thanks, John Serra!), unknown bottling date (2013 vintage), poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 8/4/13 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - dark brown almost black coloration, no clarity (cannot see through), carbonation rocky burnt brown on first pour but very quickly dissipates into glass lacing , moderarte alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - lots of pungent sour (especially vinegar, barnyard and maybe sweat socks) notes predominate with such alcohol aroma to balance it out

T: 16/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a strong sourness but, to be honest, with the "extra sour" moniker, I was expecting something more; in the middle of the mouth, there's more of the funk with smoke, pepper and fruit flavors and, surprisingly, some balanced offer by the malts; I taste alcohol but not overpowering

M: 4/5 - moderate bodied and appropriately carbonated for a sour; the sourness doesn't linger and leaves a tart, refreshing phantom in the mind only

O: 8/10 - I must admit that I am a little underwhelmed due to the hype of the brewery and the price ($27 in the greater San Diego area), but this is still a really nice dark sour that I would return to again and piqued my interest in other beers in the Fantome line-up.

TOTAL = 40/50

MNishCT77, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ortie, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

celticfutblclub, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

DarthKostrizer, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

TobiasG, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jbuddle, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

CelticAleMan, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Nolen12, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mcc1654, May 03, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

EdwardFortyHands, Apr 24, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Thorpe for sharing.

The beer is hazy and yellow with a small white head. The nose brings tropical fruit and citrus with a touch of spice and pepper. The flavor brings mango, melon and pepper. Some tartness with herbal and grassy tones. Rally nice. Easy drinking. Juicy and delicious. Definitely one of the better beers I've had from Dany.

Huhzubendah, Apr 06, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I can dig it - thank you, Thorpe!

Cloudy orange hued cloudy brew poured into a 3F tumbler. Smells much like the regular Saison - always such a treat, with a mixed fruit medley and perhaps a bit more lemon tartness in the aroma than ordinary. The flavor, again, is much like the juicy deliciousness of the regular Fantome Saison, though I am pleased that it does have a bit more tartness. Nice mouthfeel, with soft full carbonation that lends itself exceedingly well to the beer. Overall, I am glad to have had another wonderful brew in the Fantome lineup.

BucketBoy, Apr 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41%

mattafett, Apr 02, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -58.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bauermj, Mar 06, 2013
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zestar, Mar 03, 2013
Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation from Brasserie Fantôme
93 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.