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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

136 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 199
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-07-2002

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Photo of tclipse
3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Totally and utterly flat. Not a single bubble. It smelled delicious and the flavors were nice, but the mouthfeel was horrible as a result of the horrible undercarbonation.

Photo of Mersh
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notchucknorris
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark reddish brown color with a fizzy light caramel colored head that recedes pretty quickly.

S: Light bread and caramel with a light underlying funk to it. Red apple and some toffee.

T: Bright and juicy with some red apple, green strawberry, apple cider spice and some lingering green apple tartness. Sort of a strange beer and nothing like I would expect from a Saison, but very good.

Photo of snansel
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeti1979
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dwkasper
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark amber, cider, opaque

S: Ripe apples/cider

T: Tart green apple, lychee, pear, a little funk from Brett?

M: lighter mouth feel than what I expected, smooth, very light carbonation

O: highly drinkable but very tart sour beer. Very cider like and not at all what I expected from a farmhouse/saison.

Photo of Spelaeus
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Exceeded expectations. Wonderfully fruity and lightly tart. Absurdly drinkable, no sign of abv. Not at all what the word "saison" brings to mind, but this is a style that's all over the board. Somewhat heavy with medium-low to medium carbonation (a plus in my book), flavors of green apples, pears, and peaches. A little bit of lychee nut flavor, which may be the brett. I've gotten similar flavors from homebrews with brett trois. Really just wonderful.

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

I really wish this had any carbonation whatsoever. Has potential to be an awesome beer.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The historic patience that allow for true saison flavor to emerge might be the long-lost ingredient in the styles and why many modern versions fall into Belgian obscurity. Yet Fantome brewers still value those traditions and it shows in taste.

The seasonal ale pours with eruptive carbonation. Shy of gushing, its billowing stature impresses the eye and the nose as its high effervescence heightens the beer's acidic fruit character, earthen spice and seems to lighten its bready undercurrent.

With just enough grain sweetness and bread textures to aid in support, these act as a spingboard from which the fruit and spice medley bounce onto the tastebuds. Ravishing fruits of green apple, lemon and orange are all present, however the strong peach and nectarine flavors steal the show. Seeming soft with "cream sickle" character, even its hazy orange stained glow suggests much the same. Yeasty and spicy late, notions of shortbread and peppercorn rise to balance the fruit. A medium-light attack of hops pierces the fruit, cream and sweetness with dry hay and lemongrass.

Playfully acidic in finish, the ale shies away from souring, but greets the palate with the tang of cider, rose wine, and the peppery tannins of fruit pits. White pepper, black pepper and a pep of perfumy coriander all waft about the finish giving the ale a sense of finesse and earth in aftertaste.

Photo of Rootz
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of impending
2/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've loved many a Fantome but over the long run I've come to realize
on a brewer/infected beer ratio level, relative to the rest of the world, it's unacceptable
I've simply had too many infected Fantomes
I'm being generous rating this infection a 2
no cheers
jd

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with grain, fruit, spice, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, fruit, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting sour qualities that I wasn't expecting.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of More_betterness
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 batch poured into a LA tulip. Stoked for this one!

A: Murky/muddy ruby body with only the faintest amount of head appearing after a vigorous pour. Essentially flat, but oddly enough the dark body coupled with the stillness is pleasing to the eye in a way.

S: Tart cherry, orange zest, and red wine upfront layered with signature Fantome funk. A touch of raspberry, floral honey, and alcohol. Very vinous and complex.

T: More tart cherry, pineapple, and granny smith apple. Lingering red wine character in the taste as well. A sweeter than usual backbone props everything up. Despite the underattenuation still a pretty fantastic tasting beer.

M: Medium bodied and flat, with a slick feel on the palate. Slight acidity lingers and coats the palate. Not necessarily bad, but a little carb would have done this beer wonders.

O: Pretty amazing aroma and taste, but the appearance and mouthfeel leave some room for improvement. Had heard rumors of the lack of carb and underattenuation of this batch but went for it anyways. Vaguely reminiscent of a less lactic and uncarbonated flanders red. Would love to try this with some C02 and hope the second bottle carbonates after some time in the cellar.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tbryan5
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%

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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été from Brasserie Fantôme
94 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.