Fantôme / Jester King Del Rey | Brasserie Fantôme

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by yourefragile on 06-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
17.58%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
15
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought Fantome Del Rey from the Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas. They typically feature the best of Farmhouse Ales, Wild American Ales, and other styles, from around the world, in addition to their own items. I thought this one was very nice, tasty and refreshing. In the case of Fantome Del Rey it is not allowed to sell in Texas without Brasserie Fantome having to pay for expensive local licensing fees. Well, Jester King stepped in and sold it as its own. Thank you, Jester King, for bringing the best of Belgium to Texas once again.

Look: Amber, apple juice colored, with a thick white head.

Aroma: The aroma is pretty nice. It’s sweet, yeasty, and fruity.

Taste: It's sweet, tart, honey, yeasty/funky, bready, fruits, pineapple, orange, lemon green apple, overall a complex inviting aroma and taste.

Feel: medium mouthfeel, nicely carbonated, refreshing.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky orange with a tiny white head. Smells very sour with a touch of malty, sugary goodness. Taste was deceptively sweeter than expected, with a nice light tartness. Tastes like a honey glazed melting pot of fruits. Feel is medium with decent carbonation, a touch acidic, and pretty smooth. Overall, this was a unique beer to say the least, and very good overall. Cheers!

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dleiner
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.16/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
4.16/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.55/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 batch tried for the second time, July 2016.
Poured crystal clear dark gold, head lingers throughout the entire process of drinking the glass.
Smells funky, very sweet -- strawberry, fruit, definitely Fantome unique yeast. Some skunking too (green bottle).
Taste is amazingly sweet -- I don't mean it has a lot of residual sugar, but that when it hits the tongue there is a burst of flavor like strawberries, pears, apricot, lots of peach juice. A bit of balancing bitterness and a bit of tartness too. I'd be happy if it continues to sour in the bottle. Absolutely deliciously fruity. A fair amount of orange peel flavor too. And under it all, a dark earthy flavor from the rumored truffle addition. Delicious.
Mouthfeel is lovely. Moderately high carb, a bit of drying mineralogy, no overdone tannins. Pretty perfect.
I love this beer. One of the sweetest, purest examples of Fantome I've had. I see this only improving over the next several years.

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Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Dark gold orange color, a bit cloudy. A thin head and light lacing. A sour - sweet smell. The taste is sour and earthy with honey and spice. Good carbonation makes this beer light and refreshing.

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Photo of Fabiand
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDDMD
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SergeLowpz
4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteeleWright
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mynie
4.42/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark for saison, bordering on Amber with minimal fizz. Smells great: very tart and funky with a nice kick of skunk. Tastes like it smells, intense but well rounded. Tart cherries up front, sour acid and skunk, ending on earthy nodes.

This is dank, earthy, and complicated, but there was nothing in here that was the slightest bit unpleasant or off. I have no idea where the negative reviews are coming from.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
2.41/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

I just don't like these oddball Tome's

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Fantôme / Jester King Del Rey from Brasserie Fantôme
3.47 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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