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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
Photo of Damian
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a corked and caged 1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a tulip

Bright, orangey-amber appearsnce. The hazy liquid was topped by a three-finger tall, bubbly and foamy, bright white crown. The head slowly faded to a lasting cap but surprisingly did not distribute any lacing along the glass.

The aroma was super crisp, powdery and dry initially. Rather simplistic. As the crown faded, the nose became more complex and intense. Some bretty tartness was apparent, along with strong grape-y, white wine-like qualities. Hints of oak came through as well. With time, the brett and funk intensified, as did the white grape notes.

The flavor profile was tart and slightly funky but not quite as sour as I anticipated. Like the nose, vinous notes came through strong. Somewhat Champagne-like. Bretty and crisp with a crackery malt base. Tangy lemon and hay notes appeared in the center. Hints of lime came through as well. The finish was crisp and dry and contained a sharp yet subtle, solvent-like booziness. As the beer warmed, the 10% ABV began to show itself more.

The mouthfeel was the most interesting and impressive aspect of the beer. It was amazingly light and fluffy and contained a highly effervescent carbonation that some might deem excessive. Very Champagne-like, yet distinctly Belgian.

Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation was interesting and enjoyable but not as sour, nor as complex, as I was hoping it would be. At $30 a bottle, this seemed a bit overpriced and hardly (if any) better than the original Fantôme.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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1/5  rDev -76.5%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Photo of BucketBoy
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -58.8%

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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation from Brasserie Fantôme
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