Fantôme / Jester King Del Rey | Brasserie Fantôme

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3.51/5
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Fantôme / Jester King Del ReyFantôme / Jester King Del Rey
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by yourefragile on 06-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,869
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
94
pDev:
17.38%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
15
Trade:
4
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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of scottfrie
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

8oz pour on tap at THG.

A: Dark, slightly opaque, golden iced-tea amber with a thin cap of off-white foam.
S: Musty nose with damp basement funk, a kiss of golden fruit, and subtle earthy/peppery spice. Musty overall.
T: There's definitely the characteristic fantome yeast flavor with a clean, slightly medicinal, bitterness mixed with mushroomy funk. There are notes of wheat up front, along with a subtle kiss of acid. I get a subtle honey sweetness with touch of soft fruit. Honey lingers in the aftertaste. Mushroom funk really sticks out with a damp basement quality. Peppery spice and a touch of coriander throughout. Tiny hint of stone fruit in the finish. Hint of bandaid, but mostly mushroomy.
M: Medium body, drying mouthfeeel, with a lingering earthy bitterness and splashy tingly carbonation.
O: A nice funky, musty, saison. Great to have a fantome beer on tap for a change.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours the color and clarity of honey with a thin, consistent skim across the surface. Nose expresses notes of honey and tropical fruit. Taste follows nose with the merest hint of pepper added in. Mouthfeel is light in body with a watery consistency and an even carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer; however, it was served a bit cold. A warmer temp might open things up a little more.

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Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
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 +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dleiner
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.55/5  rDev +29.6%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDDMD
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SergeLowpz
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fantôme / Jester King Del Rey from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 94 ratings