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Fantôme Boo! - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
80
good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 97
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 20.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stakem on 11-07-2012)
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Photo of LaneMeyer
1/5  rDev -71.3%

LaneMeyer, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of mrandypandy
1.65/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

750 ml bottle purchased in Indianapolis.

A -GUSHER! Not a slow creeper, an eruption upon opening. I lost half the bottle. No head, pours a murky orangish.
S - The best part of this beer, and that's not saying much. Some earthy funk, a hint of fruit sweetness.
T - I don't know where to begin. No funk, no sour, just a very strange earthy herbal quality. Undrinkable, and a drain pour.
M - Medium, fizzy.
O - Poor. Just a bad brew from start to finish, so avoid at all costs. I usually love Fantome brews, but this was a terrible drain pour.

mrandypandy, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
1.73/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

A: Pours a murky orange/light red with one full finger of just slightly off-white head. The foam lingers for a bit, but not for too long. There is minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is latex, tomatoes, soy, and burnt. Ugg. I’m not looking forward to this one.

T: Damn. It’s just like the nose. I get a lot of tomato juice right up front, mixed with sage like spice. It reminds me of a really bad bloody mary. As the beer moves to the middle it’s latex and tire fire. No good.

M: Light bodied beer. It hits the palate with thin nastiness and maintains that level of gross to the finish.

O: This is brutal. The off flavors in here are so off putting that I have to dump this down the drain. Four sips is three sips too many. Again, I know there is a lot of bottle variation with this particular beer, and it looks like I didn't win the lottery. Bummer.

trxxpaxxs, May 21, 2013
Photo of nathanjohnson
2/5  rDev -42.5%

nathanjohnson, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of amalburg
2/5  rDev -42.5%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
Photo of dunix
2/5  rDev -42.5%

dunix, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of sliverX
2/5  rDev -42.5%

sliverX, May 20, 2013
Photo of od_sf
2/5  rDev -42.5%

od_sf, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of mcc1654
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

mcc1654, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

chippo33, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of ComRock12
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

ComRock12, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of TheRuss9585
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

TheRuss9585, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Zimm
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Zimm, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
2.6/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks Thorpe, served in a Fantome glass. Beer is amber and hazy with a thin lazy low white head of small bubbles, no lacing.

Aroma is vegetal and spicy odd, yeasty almost hoppy if the hops were boiled in cabbage.

Not a fan, this beer is pretty gross. It is corny, cabbage, boiled vegetable stock but something rotten about it. A complete miss for me. Will not be a repeat.

drabmuh, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Fantome tulip. Nose has some banana and spice and a bit of plastic, which ten comes more through in the taste. Dry herbal bitterness. Quite odd. I've had this one twice now and have not enjoyed it at all either time, though I've heard that others whose tastes I trust have had better experiences, so maybe the third time will be the charm.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of dar482
2.64/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

s beer is a huge gusher. Lost almost half the bottle.

The color is this unfiltered hazy peach orange.

The aroma has fermented apricot, tons of phenolic and band aids. Some funk in there.

The flavor follows with this apple cider sweetness, a bit of fermented fruit flavor, again the band aid phenols. There’s lots of spice and green herbal. Actually a bit of lemon tartness going on. An extremely weird amagalmation of fruits and chemicals and herbs and spices. Strange.

A weird beer. The flavors were interesting, but it didn’t work for me. I actually had to drain pour this.

dar482, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Holland
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Holland, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of impending
2.99/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

C

750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazed copper tang, orange tinged head is dense and retains nicely, plenty of lace.

The aroma is dominated by a peculiar phenolic combination of short circuited wiring, pcb and old sock - not in a nice way. Something nice lies below but the tulip is not its friend.

The flavor thankfully does not follow suit. Slightly tart, very yeasty, pleasantly musty. Grass and grapefruit, fairly dry with an herbal bitter finish which does have a tad of the burnt wiring at the very end. Slightly more than thin bodied prickly mouthfeel. This would taste better out of the bottle.
cheers
jd

impending, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of csquared3
3/5  rDev -13.8%

csquared3, Apr 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

ThePaleRider, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of CelticAleMan
3/5  rDev -13.8%

CelticAleMan, May 19, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -13.8%

t0rin0, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is hazy and amber colored with a thin head. The aroma brings citrus, odd funk, grain, yeast. The flavor is interesting. Not particularly tasty, but I didn't loathe this to the same extent as some others in the group. Lots of citrus and a chewy, bready mouthfeel. Some yeasty funk notes, but also some displaced floral hops and some medicinal and vegetal notes as well. This is just an odd brew. I suspect the bottle variation has a wide range, from excellent to not so much. I just found this to be rather weird and off-putting. I've had some great beers from Fantôme, but unfortunately, just as many duds. This is a dud.

Huhzubendah, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of FalconA
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

FalconA, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of bccocx
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

bccocx, Jun 21, 2014
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Fantôme Boo! from Brasserie Fantôme
80 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.