Fantôme Brise-BonBons | Brasserie Fantôme

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4.05/5
Exceptional
377 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,413
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
377
pDev:
12.35%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
39
Trade:
1
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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint.
L: turbid amber with a medium white foam head.
S: oversaturated flowers. Light berries.
T: unusual taste. Mead and flowers.
F: medium body and carbonation.
O: unusual taste. Worth a try.

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Photo of Budlum
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of philbe311
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my 101st saison rated on BA, but only my 3rd from this brewery that specializes in the style.
Clearly, I've been missing something. And in the case of Brise-BonsBons, I'm missing something good.

With a fluffy head on a blonde body, BonBons is hard to argue with. (Amazingly, the same was true on the second night... of this bottle.) Smells are classic saison with an accomplished yeast at work, but not much more... or less. Tastes are an adventure with a solid malt base complexed by a saison yeast that really knows what its job is. On top of that sweetness comes some indescribable spicing: interesting herbs and probably too many hops for northern European kitchens. It turns out, the herbs complement the garlicky food; and the hops clean the plate for more food... but then they stick around and act like they are the show. On the second night, I had BonBons with a spicier red pasta sauce and the hops were tamed.

I will have BonBons again, but with spicy food.

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Photo of mush
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lightly hazed medium orange with billowing, dense head of white foam; settles slowly to a half-inch cap, sheeting down the glass. Smell: graham cracker, pear and a little red apple, notes of orange peel and papaya, spicy and peppery, with a whiff of oxidized caramel malt. Taste: lightly boozed apricot jam, orange marmalade pop, juicy pear, not quite ripe cantaloupe, and notes of: allspice, black pepper, aged/subdued spicy hops, some clean bittering hops (plenty, but not excessive as the label suggests), orange juice, and - of all things - in the finish, salted boiled peanuts. Medium bodied, very creamy, lowish carbonation, finishing sticky and a touch drying. This is more straightforward (think no/minimal funk... really just a little cheesy pop at the end of the sip) and yet more nuanced than many of Dany's tomes... is it a faded "Belgian IPA", a baller hoppy Biere de Garde (my vote), or just another great beer from Soy? Doesn't matter, it's a win.

First of its kind on a 'tome, this has some kind of batch labeling: "lot bj 2 14 best by end of 2018"

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Photo of Eman17
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.41/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

James brought this to a bottle share in Reno. Pours a light hazy yellow with 3/4" white head. Ample retention. Aroma was hay, lemon, lime and a little white/green grape funk. A little more lemon and poo.

Taste goes right where the nose led you, there is plenty of lemon, a slight bitterness from the hops, more apple and grape in a very light way. Body is nice and well carbonated underneath it, light body. Hay notes stick around, moderate brett stickiness, not up there in chewy territory. Its interesting how you get Sprite like flavors and then restroom like notes in waves.

I dunno, it was drinkable and enjoyable on some levels, but on others it was like $15 for this?

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Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Pilgrim Academy, the watching Black Mirror 1x01. Geyser. More funky, less balanced than their base saison, making it less special and more like many other saisons.

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Photo of mltobin
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of datpingao
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoegueuze
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 377 ratings