Fantôme Boo! - Brasserie Fantôme
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1.65/5 rDev -52.6%
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.
12-30-2012 18:23:25 | More by mrandypandy
1.73/5 rDev -50.3%
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.
05-21-2013 17:04:48 | More by trxxpaxxs
2.6/5 rDev -25.3%
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.
11-19-2012 02:03:10 | More by drabmuh
2.63/5 rDev -24.4%
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.
12-16-2012 20:10:57 | More by Thorpe429
2.64/5 rDev -24.1%
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.
01-08-2014 05:50:34 | More by dar482
2.99/5 rDev -14.1%
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.
01-26-2013 06:06:45 | More by impending
District of Columbia
3.15/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
11-20-2012 23:57:41 | More by Huhzubendah
Fantôme Boo! from Brasserie Fantôme
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