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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Black Dark Extra - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
81
good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 21.59%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stakem on 03-27-2013)
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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Overall, a rather interesting combination of elements that I am not used to seeing in a saison. The sourness is welcomed but in parallel with some bizarre smoky jerky-like flavors with wheat and biscuit. I will say it grew on me as it opened up but definitely one of the most bizarre saisons I have experienced

sweemzander, Nov 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

_morandi_, Oct 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

spycow, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

dcguitar, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

funkyaudio, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Axnjxn, Aug 28, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

Caudalie, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

tom10101, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ystazi, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

DeanMoriarty, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

ColForbinBC, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown colour, glint of colour at the edge. Head is beige, pale, nice small bubbles but decent foamy crown. Lace is nice.

Smells strong and a bit turbid. Soapy but with nice fragrant edge, frangipani with some turmeric and pepper. Caramel undertones; not bad.

Taste is tart and tangy. Dark front with a touch of roast that descends into vinegary notes with a real jam conserve edge. Strawberry balsamic, some hints of chocolate, raisins and figs. Very interesting and a lovely balance between sweetness and tartness. Well padded by malt as well, although slight sharp edge shows through.

Idiosyncratic blend of flavours, but put together very artistically to produce something pretty special.

laituegonflable, Jul 18, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -50.3%

ShanePB, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

fbc24, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blind tasting.

Weird...but with Fantome, you just never know what you're going to see next. A flip-top bottle that opened with a huge *pop.* Murky pour, dark coffee brown, with a wispy off-white head that settled to a collar, and left a few strands of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma, obvious hit of smoked meat up front (I'm thinking cherrywood-smoked malts), peat, tobacco ash, dry rub spices. Smokey taste, as expected from the nose, cured meat, tobacco ash, roasty dark malts, some dry cocoa flavor, peppery spice and hints of something vegetal, with a bit of fruity astringency. Medium body. Pretty awkward and messy overall...I wouldn't come near tackling a whole bottle by myself. But it was nice to give it a try.

Rifugium, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BucketBoy, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +42%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Farnswurth, Jun 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.2%

Holland, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BuckTuckian, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

wrw5031, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

jkball01, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Black Dark Extra from Brasserie Fantôme
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.