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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

105 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 206
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-07-2002)
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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Aaaah, the Planets have aligned and all is well with the World. Another Fantôme for me to Review. This is probably the one Fantôme seasonal [out of the four] that I have tried the least so I am eager to try it again. I picked up a bottle in NYC some months ago and it is still there pending collection come dispatch, so in the meantime I decided to feed my feeble Fantôme fix and pick up a West Coast delivered bottle for Review. Glad I did. The label on mine has a yellowy background with the standard generic Fantôme back label. The cork was pristine and almost new in appearance once I removed the large crown cap.

Appearance: Funky hazed peach body with a myriad of orange and tangerine fusel refractions that punctuate the late night darkness of my Apartment when this Ghostly apparition is backlit. The head is smooth, Fantômesque in stature and presentation. A creamy bone white color it laces exceptionally well, immensely impressive presentation.

Nose: Oh yes, Brett laden lambic aroma mixed with a funky dirty yet ruddy cheeked fresh-air country feel that I love. The nose occludes that of the outside World, and I’m all the better for it. A natural Farmyard Bière de Garde entrance fills the nostrils and knocks away the Cobwebs, it you have allergies you better avoid this one! It’s full of flora and fauna yet all mixed in with a stinging horse blanket feel, a turbo-Saison nose all round.

Taste: Gorgeously tart and puckering, incredibly sharp for a Saison. Lambicland meets the mystic workings of the farmhouse. Solid in your face tastes huge, bold, big and ball-busting. Pertinacious flavors linger and abound long after the beer has gone south.

Mouthfeel: Slick and smooth, like the first time you get to touch that sexy underwear that you bought your beloved; this feels so much better in the mouth than it looks. Silky and finely attenuated it dances on the tongue; it hides nothing, a very sexy depilated Saison that needs some serious attention from your tongue.

Drinkability: Awesome. What a marvelous creation this is. Yeah I’m biased I know, I love Fantôme, I make no bones about it, but I have had one or disappointing brews from the Soy based Master recently, so it’s good to be reminded that the staple Seasonals are still up there, way up high with the big bad farmyard boys where they belong.

Overall: By far my favorite of the four “regular” Seasonals. Yet another mighty solid offering from the Morris Minor driving Fantôme Master. A little more ‘out there’ in the funky department, but this is still a World Class Saison. If you see a “regular” bottle of Saison doing a line of Coke on your Coffee Table…..you’ll end up with this bad boy. F’in Superb!!! I’m heading back for some more of this next week. Go get one of these, you owe it yourself and deserve it.

Not for Sally’s!!!

TheLongBeachBum, Oct 12, 2004
Photo of RMKaylor
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

RMKaylor, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

afsdan, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Jpepe08
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Jpepe08, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

chippo33, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Holland, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of stakem
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml neon orange labeled bottle poured into a matching fantome tulip. The brew appears a hazy color of orange cream-sickle with a frothy white creamy topping. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass. When held to the light, it has a beautiful clarity that appears golden to orange which is so strange because from afar it looks quite clouded.

The aroma is quite fruity with a zesty essence caught between something like grapefruit and/or orange juice. There is an earthiness smelling somewhat like cork and a hint of must in that classic fantome sort of way.

The flavor is quite tart and zesty a little hint of grapefruit-like bitterness with a fruity zest quality like oranges, lemons and limes. A bit of juicy pulp and cork-like earthiness with a straw-like grain quality and a hint of cracked pepper.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is very dry, clean and easy drinking. The best way I can describe this is take a great bottle of the classic fantome saison but instead of pineapple/strawberry this is more like orange/lemon/lime. Really fantastic stuff.

stakem, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of jkane101
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

jkane101, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

GRG1313, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

deac83, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

MarkIntihar, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of imperiallibations
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

imperiallibations, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle, thanks Thorpe!

Pours a thick hazy pale bana golden color with a thin white head, fades to a thin collar and dots of lace. Aroma of hay, funk, lemon-vanilla creamsicle, lemon juice, grass, orange peel, and meringue. Fairly sweet flavor up front, like a slightly sour lemon meringue, vanilla sweetness, grass, lemon zest, and an earthy funky finish. Medium thick, low carbonation and a lingering puckering sourness on the finish. Unlike any other Fantome (or saison) I've had.

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

starrdogg, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of DovaliHops
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not sure the year of this bottle. Cork says 086/477044. Pours a very hazy, golden straw-like color with some nice carbonation. About an inch of fluffy white head that disappears quickly. Scent is initially very mineral-forward...I'm not sure how I feel about this. Tons of spices and herbal aromas with a bouquet of fresh flowers and earthy notes. Hints of barnyard as well. Taste is vitamin-like at first...with subtle mineral flavors, that immediately turn to tart lemon flavors. Tons of spice and herbal flavors with some funky Belgian yeast. Pleasantly tart with each and every sip, this beer becomes more enjoyable. The mineral flavors start to blend together with the tart barnyard and the floral spiciness. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is one Fantome that I have never seen in stores, so I was very eager to trade for it. I'm very glad I got to try it, but it is not my favorite Fantome. I enjoy Printemps and Original Fantome better. Still a great beer though, as Fantome can do no wrong.

DovaliHops, Jul 10, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks go out to Rbald42 for the hook up with this beer. Apparently this bottle vintage is circa '04.

Appearance: Pours out a gorgeous, crystal clear straw color with quite a bit of carbonation. About 3/4" of egg shell white head forms which has very nice retention and decent lacing.

Smell: Hints of white grape and pear hit me the most initially. Some mineral comes out, as well as a bit of funk and a touch of both lemon and herbal notes.

Taste: Pretty similar to the smelll. Pretty strong pale fruits come out in this, followed by mineral, some grassiness and a bit of lemon acidity.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light body and fairly high carbonation makes this about perfect for mouthfeel. Overall, I liked this quite a bit. Great vintage saison that held up very well. Would definitely have again.

zhanson88, Apr 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Beertracker, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

CelticAleMan, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of uturn
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of craytonic
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps one of my new favorite fantoms

Appearance: Murky and hazy golden-yellow with a nice white head

Smell: Light, earthy funk with lemon grass and citrus notes, very light and pleasant

Taste: Similar to the nose, night mild funk, slight sour citrus, touches of lemongrass and hay. Slightly earthy. Really well done

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin, but it works with the flavor profile

Overall: Very tasty, one of my new favorite fantomes.

craytonic, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

seanthornton152, Nov 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

azorie, Nov 16, 2011
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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été from Brasserie Fantôme
95 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.