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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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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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer appears hazy and orange / yellow in color. The head is white and fizzy, stands in around half an inch thick, and leaves a good amount of lacing upon the glass. The aroma is the best aspect of Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été. The beer emits a cornucopia of fruit scents, including oranges, pineapples, and pears. In addition to the fruit, the beer has a pleasant yeasty smell and flavor. This is a unique beer, and one I really enjoyed. The feel is medium bodied, with alcohol presence a non-issue. The beer carries with it a certain amount of fruity sweetness that makes this bottle best shared and enjoyed in small quantities.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 18:19:43 | More by Huhzubendah
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle purchased at Beer Mania in Brussels, 10 euros. The bottle is corked and capped, same as all Fantome bottles I've had, with no indication of vintage on the cork nor on the label. The label looks different than the BA listing, more of an orange background.

The beer pours out very hazy and light orange shaded gold, like a watered down orange juice. Few bubbles on top. It smells like it might have a little age on it, a slight medicinal quality behind the bright citrus which surely must be the intent of this summer seasonal. Along with the orange and lemon aromas I think I can detect some kind of spice, maybe more of a rind or something but it's really light.

The citrus flavors are at the forefront, matched by some apple and cough syrup (possibly not intended). The flavors are actually stronger than I expected, and the thicker-than-your-usual-saison body conveys those flavors efficiently. Some carbonation was present despite the lack of foam, giving it a good lively mouthfeel. Very interesting, I'd love to try another bottle if I could be certain it was fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 19:52:23 | More by TurdFurgison
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml green bottle w/ cork and cap. no date found; notching scheme on label, but not utilized. dunno if i got this in a trade or not, but either way, tried to get this straight from the case, to avoid skunking.

from notes, tasted june 2009. poured into tulip glass.

hazy, almost cloudy, despite settling in the fridge for two days and decanting a full 1.5 cm. deep orangey straw color. 1-finger head fades to wisps and ring. some splotchy rings of lace.

aroma: funky tropical fruit, like guava, plus grapefruit rind (but not like fresh american hops). almost... leathery? musty wet hay. weak bready malt underneath to the end. orange peel and spice w/ phenols in back too.

taste: similar flavors, w/ acidity upfront and that tropical fruitiness again. mild euro hopping for mild to moderate bitterness. bready malt, though a bit watery. spice and phenols. still weirdly and overly fruity too, imho.

light to medium body, with acidic and astringent note in middle onwards, slightly smoothing out for the finish. mild to moderate carbonation, giving some body.

really not liking the overly tropical fruity quality in all the recent fantomes i've tried. not that it's all that bad as beer, but just not what i'm looking for in a saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 08:36:35 | More by tai4ji2x
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Four or so year old bottle tasted on Memorial Day 2010

A: Rusty, murky amber body. Not too much in the way of particulate. One fingered off-white head. Good retention keeps the head around for a bit before forming a fine skim and a good ring. Spotty lacing.

S: Funky dark fruits and bright, sour citric notes. Lemons and grapefruit are the most notable citric notes. Musky with a nice farmhouse character. Pungent.

T: Lemons, grapefruit, some figs, lightly sour cherries, some misc. berries, earth tones, leather, barnyard funk, and lactic acid. There is a hell of a lot going on here, which is not all that unexpected from Dany. My only wish was the flavors were a tad bolder, but this might be the result of the age on this bottle mellowing things out.

M: Smooth bodied. Medium weight. Nice gentle carbonation, not flat, but certainly mellow. Nice tartness and funk. Good lingering finish.

D: Top notch, the flavors are a little on the stronger side of things, so Été is not as refreshing as the regular Fantôme but this is one delicious beer. Now to track more bottles down....

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 18:04:59 | More by callmemickey
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Floydster

California

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle recently acquired in a trade with Rbald42, thanks again for the brew Ryan, have been wanting to try this one for a while now, did not waste much time once it arrived, poured into my new crazy Kwak glass with a wooden stand tonight, cork has the following number written on it: 086/477044, color is a golden orange amber with some highlights, very cloudy body, one and a half inch creamy white head, decent retention, sticky at first but not later on, aroma consists of hay, tons of funkiness, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, almost every citrus fruit you can think of, earthy wild yeast, oak, grassy scents, and white wine, flavor starts off witha mildly tarty sourness filled with different fruits, almost chewy in the finish but still a lot of lemon juice and other citrus, finish is very dry and earthy, there is so much funk lingering in the aftertaste, lots of tart flavors coming through, lots of banana and plum by the end but what threw for a loop was that it was still sour with those tastes, I would usually expect the beer to sweeten up a lot, caramel and crazy spices by the end, dry, citrusy, funky, and spicy mouthfeel, medium bodied, looks pretty thick through the glass, well carbonated for its style, almost felt like a gueuze at times, taste lingers a very long time, easy to drink but too light for a gueuze, no alcohol in the flavor and drank great for eight percent, smooth with tons of different flavors, not heavy, got close to finishing the whole bottle with little effort, best Fantome beer I have had to date, gives new definition to funkiness, this beer will continue to get crazier with age it seems, really want more, recommended

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 04:45:38 | More by Floydster
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bottle of this in a random bottle shop in downtown Brussels - Fantôme doesn't appear to have very good distribution in northern Belgium. Served in a Stella Artois stange (it's the only thing we've got at the hotel here).

A - Three fingers of soapy white foam that dissipates very quickly to leave a ring of stray bubbles and a few splotches of lace. Hazed, semi-transparent golden straw/white peach color, with lots of visible tiny bubbles racing to the top of the glass. Not particularly interesting looking.

S - I could smell this beer as soon as I popped the cork. Tons of Belgian yeast, earthy spices, ripe lemons, wood, medicinal herbs, touches of horsey funk and wildness, and a bubble-gum malt backbone. The combination of flavors, depth and complexity is utterly ridiculous.

T - The taste is much milder, with some peppery spice, a bit of tart lemon and orange zest, a touch of funk, and a lot of sweet fruity malts with notes of apricot, peach, and banana. It's very nice, but not as eye-popping as the smell.

M - Light body, some residual dryness, a little carbonation tingle on the lip but somehow low carbonation (!?) while swallowing. Very refreshing and style-appropriate.

D - 8% ABV? Are you joking me? I initially misread the label and thought it said 5%, and didn't even think twice until I looked at the profile. Super refreshing with none of the typical impediments (booze, carbonation, aftertaste, etc.) I completely intend to drink all 750ml myself while doing some work this evening.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 18:45:51 | More by MasterSki
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rayjay

Hawaii

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage. Received via trade long ago.

Pretty pale an triple-looking. Several sizes of haze from fine to chunky litter the body. Big foam with large bubbles, like milkshake faom but less dense. Very unique and luring, and confidently proclaiming it's handcrafted and artistic heritage.

Flavor and aroma are twangy, funky, homegrown, and high-class, much like a wild expensive cheese. Notes of old books, aged cheddar, wild yeast, sour green apple, white wine, salty plum skin, oyster mushrooms, fresh tart lemonade, very old oak, beautiful oxidation, herbal medicinal bitterness, ah the list goes on. All so well crafted and balanced, crafted by a true artist. Just like a fine chef using fresh farmer's market ingredients.

Big mouthfeel in the scope of things, but perfectly suited for the beer. It's a bit thick and sticky but the puckering refreshment makes it very drinkable. Mild bottle conditioned carbonation adds just the right zing and carries the aroma perfectly without distracting from the old school flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 06:23:34 | More by rayjay
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a murky burnt rustic orange with a creamy bone white head that was 1 finger high and exhibited an average retention length. The coloring was very nice, while the head settled to a thin whispy layering.

S: sour tangerines and an assortment of herbal hoppiness, most notable parsley, sage and some fresh hop vines. The aroma was subtle, yet pleasantly mixed, but not as dominant or complex as I found with many of their other beers.

T: The initial flavor yielded sour citrus, grapefruit, and lemon juice, perhaps compliments of brett. Tangerines, and some herbal hoppiness also play a role. There was a slight overall muskiness to the flavor with a nice tangerine sour kick coming in on the finish. Some mushy pears also linger about adding subtle hints.

M: sour, light in body with a very comfortable smoothness for texture. The carbonation is light while the finish is crisp and quick off the tongue.

D: Drinkability is good, another well crafted beer by fantome, solid by example and very easy to consume.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 23:14:38 | More by beerthulhu
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GClarkage

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

09/09/08- Purchased at Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa, AZ.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, capped and corked. Not sure of the bottling date. Was purchased in Feb '07 and the cork says 086/477044. Never have been able to figure out the Fantome dating system. Poured into my Fantome tulip.

Appearance- Starts out as a nice bright golden colored pour, ends up a bit on the amber side with the yeast poured in at the end. Nice frothy 1/2 inch sparkling white head. Leaves nice rings and patches of lace behind.

Smell- Smells very lemony, earthy, hay-like and a bit of funk after the cork is removed. The nose decreases a bit each time as it's consumed. Still a nice lemony nose remains for the duration.

Taste- Kinda like a hard lemonade flavor here. Mild funk, but not as much as the traditional Fantome saison. Some wheat, some dry grass and a slight sour note. Has a light sugary note as well. Small hop notes noted in aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Crisp with a perfect carbonation level. Lighty foamy buildup after each swallow.

Drinkability- One of the better Fantome brews. They are all great, but this one is right up there with my favorites. Perfect summertime brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 16:50:57 | More by GClarkage
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale honey color with some haze and suspended particles. Nice golden glow to this one. Fairly thin head, but it sticks around as a thin ring for quite awhile. An aroma of minerals, red apple, pear, a touch of white pepper and some herbaceous and earthy notes, followed by a soft tang of Belgian yeast. Very slightly sweet smelling. The taste is fairly mild and smooth- more mild than many other Fantomes that I've had. A pleasant lemon flavor starts thing off followed by an herbal tinge and the barest hint of funk. Coriander and a very slight touch of pepper rounds it out. A slight sweetness undergirds the rest. Very smooth and a bit puckery in the mouth. Quite refreshing, but not overly complex.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2008 02:19:27 | More by Georgiabeer
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: snifter. pours a richly, opaque tawny color with a pale orange/beige head with great retention rate and wonderful lacing.

S: huge sour citrus aromas that really bite the nose. lactic acid and some serious grapefruit tones.

T: wonderful sour lemonade taste. small hints of lactic acid but the citrus sours are the major player here. absolutely delicious.

M: the best part of this beer is how crisp and refreshing it is . great carbonation level and very relaxing mouthfeel.

D: even at 8%, this is a very drinkable saison, and delicious at that.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 03:45:19 | More by paulthebeerguru
Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été from Brasserie Fantôme
95 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.