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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
-
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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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 01:33:54 | More by orangesol
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-10-2013 21:59:49 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

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

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 00:47:23 | More by MNishCT77
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-01-2013 02:59:58 | More by ortie
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2013 23:50:13 | More by celticfutblclub
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-10-2013 05:18:25 | More by DarthKostrizer
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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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TobiasG

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-20-2013 21:53:48 | More by TobiasG
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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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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-31-2013 13:18:51 | More by jbuddle
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-19-2013 06:36:38 | More by CelticAleMan
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-13-2013 15:54:06 | More by Nolen12
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-03-2013 20:49:11 | More by mcc1654
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EdwardFortyHands

Iowa

1/5  rDev -76.5%

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

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 02:38:50 | More by Huhzubendah
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BucketBoy

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 02:37:52 | More by BucketBoy
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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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huskermike12

Iowa

1.75/5  rDev -58.8%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-21-2013 07:22:33 | More by Callmecoon
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-15-2013 17:36:51 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-06-2013 23:18:31 | More by bauermj
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-03-2013 08:01:31 | More by zestar
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2013 21:06:53 | More by drabmuh
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to a generous trader for this one. Served in a Fantôme tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy light golden with a big, fizzy white head. Nose is fairly pepper heavy with a bit of Brett & very mild lactic. Some tropical & citrus to flavor. Highly carbonated. Better after swirling out some of the carbonation. More lemon, light lactic, and faint funk after that. Overall, nose is too peppery and flavor is similar to a good batch of the regular Saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 16:12:20 | More by Thorpe429
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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
Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation from Brasserie Fantôme
94 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.