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Fantôme Artist 2 | Brasserie Fantôme

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3.78/5
Very Good
13 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
pDev:
14.55%
 
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

you have to like weird old worldy saison stuff to appreciate this, and most of the musty yeasty bizarre beers they make. this is a cool one though, i just wish i knew what was in it! pours a rusty reddish color from the swing top bottle with some chunky sediment in the bottom half and an incredibly active head, pure white, permanent, as thick as shaving cream. i smell spices and old belgian saison yeast, white pepper, clove, even things like ginger and anise, there almost has to be some added ingredients, i just cant quite place what they are. the malt is rich but dry, fuller bodied, creamy feeling, with a biscuity tasty and a light honey note. the yeast has some real funk, but its not the cultured brett complexion we are all so used to now, its a different kind of wild. decomposing wood, mulch, paper, its very earthy. white wine, raisin, even cinnamon for a second, there is just a whole lot going on here. the mouthfeel is amazing, so carbonated and lively, so delicate for how strong it is, and a real well hidden alcohol strength. hearty and special saison, worth the very steep price if these are your thing. fantome continues to hold my attention and surprise me with each unique beer of theirs that i encounter. i wish more of it came around! this was perfect with a saint louis style pizza and a new friend! wholly original!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle

Pours dark amber red brown with a creamy off-white light khaki colored foam head. Smells like red apples, grapes, some cherry, chocolate, nutty caramel, molasses, dark brown sugar, toffee, dried dark fruits, some spices, with floral earthy herbal woody grassy pine. Tastes like red apples, grapes, cherry, chocolate, nutty caramel, molasses, dark brown sugar, toffee, dried dark fruits, some spices, with floral earthy herbal woody grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy, smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice and unique farmhouse ale.

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Photo of Phineasco
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Took a while to pour a full glass carefully. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/copper color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, raisin, plum, fig, pear, apricot, apple, peppercorn, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light coffee/nuttiness, herbal, floral, wood, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, roast/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange zest, raisin, plum, fig, pear, apricot, apple, peppercorn, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light coffee/nuttiness, herbal, floral, wood, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spiciness and light herbal/woody/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, raisin, plum, fig, pear, apricot, apple, peppercorn, chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light coffee/nuttiness, herbal, floral, wood, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, roast/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/dry, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden, only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a great dark saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, roast/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the big ABV; thanks to the high carbonation. Great presence and overall complexity of yeast/malt flavors. Never acrid/astringent on roast/hop notes; or overly prickly/foamy/drying from the carbonation in the mouthfeel. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Ristaccia
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
2.51/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stakem
2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Swingtop 750ml bottle poured into a pint -it erupts and gushes everywhere filling the glass with foam and about a finger of turbid, brown yeast filled solution. The head is brown and rediculous in its excessiveness.

Aroma is citrus and carbonic/mineral filled. A little roasty and citrusy/herbal with hops. By Fantome standards this is a dud.

Taste is carbonic, excessively bitter, hoppy and almost feels like a brown ipa thats over-carbonated but with warming alcohol thats mildly fruity.

Medium in body and excessively carbonated. Not a big fan of this but its not that bad either if you have the time/patients to decant this erupting volcano.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantôme Artist 2 from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 13 ratings