Fantôme Boo! - Brasserie Fantôme
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4.3/5 rDev +24.3%
750 ml cork and capped green bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
8% ABV, best before end 2015
A - Good thing I saw the gusher warnings and knew what to expect. Foam rose out of the bottle as soon as the cork was pulled, but having expected the high carbonation, a quick pour kept all the hazy goldenrod beer in the glass. Tall, tightly packed bubbles create a formidable head with great retention and moderately sticky lace.
S - Calling Fantôme's Boo! rustic is an understatement. This musty, earthy, dry beer reeks of an unfinished, rarely maintained basement, but isn't that how the breweries keep over there? Careful to protect the natural environment that creates their beers? Plastic notes are the only thing in this fresh pumpkin rind-filled nose that come close to offending me but, even then, it's not terrible and seems to stem from subtle smokiness. Is Boo! Weird? Sure. Out there in terms of a pumpkin beer and/or saison? Definitely, but it smells like an interesting brew and, damn it, at the core I'm just happy it's not skunked.
T - Delicately smoked malt is a wonderful compliment to freshly lobotomized Jack-o-lantern with classic rustic yeast overtones completing the ensemble splendidly. Clove with a dash of white pepper adds spiciness to the finish while suggestions of lemon bring in subtle tartness. From start to finish, this beer is quite tasty.
M - Despite the gushing, it's carbonation is under control, dancing on the tongue joyously as this surprisingly light-bodied beer finishes as absolutely dry as they come. Alcohol is nowhere to be found, just lingering smoke and spice characteristics remain on the palate.
O - Fantôme's Boo! combines lightly smoked malt and pumpkin into a very rustic saison for complexity and uniqueness that demonstrates a true step out of the box. A one-of-a-kind distinctive beer that might be polarizing - love it or hate it - Boo! is one that won't soon be forgotten by those who try it.
09-16-2013 23:08:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.43/5 rDev -0.9%
The bottle gushes when opened. Big fizzy head after eruption from the bottle, nice lacing, very hazy peach color.
Nose big funk, gourd like and sweet potato like aromas, pumpkin, weird spices, light musty, lots of spices, fair grainy sweet syrupy malts. Interesting but strange.
Taste syrupy mess, sweet weird malts, lots of strange spices, spicy like, gourd and pumpkin flavours, yam as well, toasty vegetable, vegetative in general, weird bitter spicy flavor, syrupy candy flavours that I can't really label, light booze warmth, some heat from spices. Finish is sticky sweet, candy, syrupy gourd and yam flavor, more bitter spices.
Mouth is med bod, syrupy, light warning booze, spices heat too, fluffy carb.
Overall weird but interesting, although not very tasty.
08-13-2013 13:04:20 | More by jlindros
4.15/5 rDev +19.9%
750ml bottle: This one opened with a huge geyser of beer. I must have lost about 1/4 of it. Anyway, it pours a fairly opaque orangish-dark golden color. There was quite a bit of an off-white head, but it didn’t linger long or leave too much lacing. Lots of aroma to the nose. Bready, yeasty and spicy, and then the fun starts. I get some pumpkin and clove, as well as some other more garden type aromas. An interesting taste. Tart, spices, some of the pumpkin, a bit dry and bitter also. An interesting brew. I’d definitely have another!
07-13-2013 21:00:55 | More by Boto
Fantôme Boo! from Brasserie Fantôme
79 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.