1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été - Brasserie Fantôme

Not Rated.
Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - ÉtéFantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

122 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 122
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 200
Gots: 13 | FT: 3
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été Alström Bros
Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tbryan5
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of SadMachine
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MarcWP
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tectactoe
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of RMKaylor
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Jpepe08
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of stakem
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of jkane101
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BAsbill
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of deac83
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MarkIntihar
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of imperiallibations
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of yourefragile
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of starrdogg
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of DovaliHops
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of zhanson88
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été from Brasserie Fantôme
94 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.