Fantôme Brise-BonBons | 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 goodbyeohio on 06-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
179
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
38
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 179
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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of datpingao
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoegueuze
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

02/2014 release served cold in a teku

Appearance: deep straw colored with a massive creamy head of white foam. The beer poured fairly clear considering its microbial composition. I really love the bottle presentation with the crown cap and cork underneath. Very Belgian farmhouse

Nose: hay, funky Brett, sweet malts, spicy hop character, lemons, limes, slight acidic note, very nice and smells similar to Saison Dupont

Taste: follows the nose. hay, Brett funk but not too heavy, slightly tart and dry, spicy hops remain and add a significant amount of bitterness, lemons, lime, little acid. Delicious.

Overall: This one was a winner for me. I'm going to take more chances on Fantome in the future

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Photo of mick303
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass, the beer is an attractive orange gold, with an attractive film cap and lacing. Aged for perhaps 1.5 years.

S - quite a unique and perculiar aroma, it is very farmy, brett aromas, but also some odd manure type aromas. Not altogether unpleasant, prickles of grassy, hay, rotting lemon, and an acidic character.

T - the strong citrus acidic character is immediately present, decaying lemons, with hay and a overall bitter character, slightly mineral and earthy. It shows some horsy brett character and gets progressively minerally and dry on the finish. As it develops I get a ton of earthy, herby complexities, enigmatic spices, pronounced brett funky earthiness with a bitter finish.

M - big feel but with a nice creamy maltiness, moderate carbonation, a noticeable bite to it and it really packs a bit of a punch that is thankfully balanced nicely by a big flavourful body.

Tasty, complex. But at this age the nose is slightly repulsive and the taste while very animated, is not put together and has some of the same somewhat less-agreeable flavours. A good swirl of complexities, with classic fantome flair.

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Photo of DominiqueR
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Magery
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattboyer182
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewfunk
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love that Fantome glowing orange with dense white head look

Aroma is that classic Fantome musty brett with some skunk thrown in.

Some nice, bracing bitterness up front, with spicy hop character to go along with the aromatics

Medium dry, good carbonation

A great saison

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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gorgeous: bright sparkling orange with a large and retentive white head.

Smells... funky. Different. Very earthy, and the funk isn't cut into by any fruit or bacterial sharpness. It's really weird at first but I begin to like it after a few minutes.

Tastes the same, only with pronounced hop bitterness. Strange at first, but gets to be quite nice after a few sips. Starts off with earthen funk, moves into a more traditionally beery middle of peat moss, barley, and hay, and then finishes with a rather large dose of euro hops.

If you only had a sip or two of this, you'd probably hate it. But that's why you shouldn't review a beer after just a sip. This is really nice.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml into tulip. The notches on the label are “b, c, June, 2014”.

A: The cork came out easy with a huge loud “pop” and the liquid started to foam up right away. Luckily I had my glass ready, but I did get a few chunks of yeast with the pour. The color is a fairly clear amber/caramel golden, and the huge foamy head is off-white or light tan. The head really frothed up with the pour and took some time to die down into a fuzzy and lasting film. The contents left inside the bottle continued to froth up for quite some time. Second pour was much more cloudy, as expected.
S: Interesting nose on this one. I get slight vegetal and medicinal notes mixed with sour fruits, musty yeast, nail-polish acidity and maybe some apple skins. The hops earthy are spicy with an herbal hint, but overall they are not especially fragrant. The nose is very musty overall, with no one scent dominating.
T: More flavors of hops than the nose let on. Luckily I’m not really tasting any of the cook vegetable/medicinal notes I picked out of the nose. Profile is musty cork, herbal, slightly leafy hops, and light funky tartness. This drinks pretty well, especially at warmer temperatures. I get hints of an almost boozy-like quality in the finish, but this beer isn’t that high in ABV. The aftertaste reminds me of fruit but without the sweetness, and there is a good dose of lingering leafy bitterness.
M: Very foamy but soft carbonation that kicks up on my palate. Medium body that’s on the fuller side, with a chewy, lightly greasy mouthfeel. The finish is lightly tart and mixes well with a decent punch of hoppy bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.
O: The carbonation and the nose had me worried, especially since the last four or five tome beers I’ve reviewed have been dogshit, but this was quite enjoyable. I don’t know if I need to buy another bottle, but I’d certainly drink this again.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
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