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Fantome / Hill Farmstead 5 Sciences Beer - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
78
okay

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-09-2013)
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

chippo33, Apr 25, 2013
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Haywire, Sep 01, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

DonFrap, Aug 15, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

atpca, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Altenor
1.78/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I wasn't sure if to review this brew or not, but there is a mix of opinions around here. It seems as if most people that got the carbonated bottle got the true intention of the brewers while the ones that got the still ones were disappointed.

I was one of the ones that got no carbonation, so you know what I think about this brew. The bottle came with cap and cork which made me expect lots of carbonation but it was totally still.

Appearance was very weird. Pinkish pale with orange and totally flat. Never had seen a beer like this.

Smell was super funky and sour. I wasn't expecting it at all either, but it went with the appearance.

After all this I still went ahead and tasted it. Not good. Super vinegary and sour. Got some grain notes in there as well.

Mouthfeel inexistant. No carbonation at all. Just a whole mess.

Not a pleasant experience. Really was looking forward to trying this brew given the two great breweries that were involved. All I can say is that it reminded me of the people that tried WTF from Sam Adams

Altenor, Jul 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

djrn2, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.04/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

A collaboration beer from Fantome and Hill Farmstead. Poured from a bottle into a d'Achouffe tulip. It's got an interesting color - orange. I don't mean amber or mahogany, I mean this stuff is almost as orange as kool-aid. Unfortunately, even the most violent pour I could manage produced so little head that it hardly deserves to call itself a Saison. The nose is really nice. I get a fruity acidity that strikes a nice chord between the noses of a Saison and of an American IPA.

The flavor is well below average for the style and the complete lack of carbonation makes the mouthfeel rather squishy and disgusting. There is a fair amount of grainy sweetness and lactic acidity that makes up the flavor profile. It doesn't have much complexity at all - no peppery notes, no spice, no balancing flavors of bitterness or herbal notes. It's just a sweet and sour flavor reminiscent of stir-fry sauce that does not distinguish itself at all. It's very unappetizing and practically undrinkable.

I was really looking forward to trying this beer and it was an enormous disappointment. Moreover, I feel really stupid for being suckered into buying it because Hill Farmstead was involved (note to self - remember your 3rd rule of beer-drinking: no collaboration beers!). The less said the better. If you're reading this, avoid the temptation to try this stuff.

deadonhisfeet, Jul 19, 2013
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2.05/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Batch 1

Pours a cloudy, bright golden orange color with apricot hues.  Completely still and even a very aggressive pour yields only the slightest bubbles that quickly fade into a vanishing thin ring.  No lace.  

Herbal, phenolic aroma with earthy flowers and a strong musty funky/wild yeast presence.  Slightly soily and earthy with damp, rotted wood, wild mushroom and decaying flower petals along with light and citrus fruit esters.  Subtle peppery spice as well.  Weird but I sort of find it oddly appealing.  

Light bodied and almost flat with faint carbonation and a very unpleasant dirty, phenolic flavor dominating the palate.  Rubber band and band aid notes are prominent along with subtle spice, dead/dirty flowers and bong water along with bread, green apple and banana.  Dry and somewhat chalky in the finish with a strong dirt/phenolic, rotten yeast presence killing off most of the flavor.   Very harsh and tough to drink.  A complete mess of a beer to be brutally honest.

corby112, Nov 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

rob133, Jun 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

mrebeka, Dec 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

HevvyMetalHippie, Aug 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

HopAG, Oct 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

jaminjohnson, Jun 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

acurtis, Apr 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

oline73, Sep 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

pisano, Nov 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

HoppyBastard2, Jun 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

BARFLYB, Jul 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

CypherEnigma, Aug 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

MatthewPlus, Aug 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

jaasen64, Aug 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

TheRuss9585, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
2.8/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

reviewed from notes a few days ago. pretty sure this is the bad batch of this brew since this was...well, pretty bad. poured a murky orange with a big orange/pink head. nose is spicy saison. taste is a drinkableish smoky bandaide. fizzy carbonation...basically it is a mess. i could force it down, but why bother? i was the last one at the tasting to give up on it, but it did eventually slide down the drain. sorry sink.

cosmicevan, Jun 02, 2014
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2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle I brought to share at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Pours a murky light reddish-orange that pours with no head. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, hay, chalk, yeast, and lots of funky aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer with some odd aromas and flavors that are pretty disappointing coming from both brewers.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 17, 2013
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Fantome / Hill Farmstead 5 Sciences Beer from Brasserie Fantôme
78 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.