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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

101 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 202
Gots: 2 | 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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Reviews by silenius:
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silenius

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from those cool 750ml bottles that are corked and capped into a ballon style wine glass. Served at 40 degrees F initially warming to 50 degrees.

It looks like an orange tinted Hefe-Weizen and has a good uneven head that did lace my glass.

The first whiff I detected a stinky foot for a second, but that blew off to reveal light lemon and honey notes. Nothing too sour.

Other reviewers have talked about the sour component in this beer, but I get none. Perhaps aging contributed to this? It is a nice smooth well put together moderate bodied solid beer that is not off the wall by any stretch. I would have given it a higher taste rating if it had more complexity. This one was straightforward and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2004 18:32:15 | More by silenius
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-01-2014 03:19:01 | More by Holland
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 15:42:12 | More by stakem
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2013 15:32:33 | More by jkane101
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-03-2013 22:11:56 | More by WOLFGANG
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BAsbill

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2013 04:20:32 | More by BAsbill
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-02-2013 20:27:41 | More by GRG1313
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deac83

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-02-2013 03:17:02 | More by deac83
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-19-2013 17:39:07 | More by MarkIntihar
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imperiallibations

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-09-2013 00:55:00 | More by imperiallibations
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:58:36 | More by yourefragile
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-14-2013 13:58:28 | More by starrdogg
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DovaliHops

California

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 04:39:05 | More by DovaliHops
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zhanson88

California

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 03:45:38 | More by zhanson88
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-27-2012 16:36:11 | More by Beertracker
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CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2011 00:22:53 | More by CelticAleMan
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uturn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-01-2011 22:46:32 | More by uturn
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-26-2011 02:32:42 | More by Rochefort10nh
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 20:41:34 | More by craytonic
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seanthornton152

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-17-2011 07:03:23 | More by seanthornton152
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azorie

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

11-16-2011 21:59:07 | More by azorie
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mdfb79

New York

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From 11/05/11 notes. Bottle shared by Huhzubendah at the mega-Fantome tasting. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Cigar City snifter.

a - Pours a murky yellow-orange color with one inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of oranges, Belgian yeast, spices, citrus hops, lemon, grassy and earthy notes, light oak, and light funk. Nose is awesome, loving the oranges.

t - Tastes of oranges, lemons, Belgian yeast, spices, citrus, wood, funk, and earhy notes. Some hay as well. Ton of oranges and citrus again.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. More carbonation than most of the Fantomes we tasted today, and just the right amount. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall this was an awesome beer; probably the best Fantome we had at the tasting out of about 20 (though it rivals the normal Fantome Saison). Tons of oranges, lemons, and citrus, and very easy to drink. Something I would love to get more of.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 22:04:32 | More by mdfb79
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

gotta get me more fantome! i really have just cracked the surface with these but they are just soo good!

pour could not have been better with an amazing golden amber color with a good haze to it and great carbonation visible throughout. huge white head on top that led to a ton of lacing up and down the sides of the glasses.

aroma is light at first but builds as the night goes on. light citrus touches, fresh herbals, light flowery mix an a nice grain bill seem to support a rather complex flavor. and that is exactly what i get with a quick dose of lemon right off the bat. it transforms into a nice pear and apple flavors, loads of grass and quick hits of lavender and a touc of peppery like spice seal it. this is exactly what i was looking for. clean, crisp, sparkling and refreshing. near perfect.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 03:36:38 | More by mikesgroove
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think I put too much pressure on this beer to be awesome. Served in a Russian River wine glass.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a soft white head of small bubbles that leaves a little lacing on the glass, nice steady carbonation.

Aroma is mildly funky, nice, and a little like grass.

Beer is mildly flavored, its a little thin on the palate too. There is a mild floral property to this beer but I think I really like the regular saison much much more than this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 21:47:48 | More by drabmuh
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Updated review (04.06.2013): Amazing notes of lemon with a bit of pine tree. Backing light acidity and a bit of pineapple. Tropical fruits. Very dry and light.

Original Review (04.22.2011): Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks. Served in a tulip.

Pour yields a slightly-murky golden-ish beer with a good white head and some slight lacing. The nose brings forward a good mild funk along with some hay and earth. Some peaches and other stone fruits lingering in the background. Some floral notes as well. The taste lays it all out--funk, earth, hay, fruits, and some dry floral notes. Really nicely balanced with a crisp, dry finish. Drinks pretty well. A very nice beer.

Best quote during the consumption of this beer: "You don't have a power animal? I'm laughing at you."

Original Scores: 4 / 4/ 4.5 / 4.5 / 4 = 4.28

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 21:53:37 | More by Thorpe429
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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été from Brasserie Fantôme
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