Fantôme Brise-BonBons | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme Brise-BonBonsFantôme Brise-BonBons
BA SCORE
82.7%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 364 ratings
Fantôme Brise-BonBonsFantôme Brise-BonBons
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by goodbyeohio on 06-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,132
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
364
Liked:
301
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
12.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
39
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
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 +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of utopiajane
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy sunshine yellow gold. Paler in the natural light. In the light of the room it has a sultry blush on it like a ripe apricot. Nose is funky, musty and has a light touch of wood. Vague citrus, discreet lemon peel and gentle but sweet hop herbal. Malty scent to the nose is bland cracker. Taste is good except the carbonation is lacking. The flavors are all met adequately by the beer. Nothing too out of balance. The funk gains a kind of prominence it did not want because of the lack of carbonation. The flavors do no travel the palate well, they just sit there. Juicy middle, hints of spice.

Lackluster in general. Lacking in personality and in pizzazz.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.23/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Small white head.

Smell - Herbal hops. Pale malt. Smells a little skunked.

Taste - Grassy and herbal hops. Aggressively bitter right up front. Pale malt. Doughy malts. Yeasty and strong bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - I fear the green bottle skunked it a bit. Otherwise nice hoppy saison.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured looking flat and was undercarbed, but tasted and smelled good

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WTKeene
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valhalla709618
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Inglewood
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard1
2.27/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Worst smelling beer I've ever opened. Cloudy, lots of sediment. Didn't taste much better. Not sure if this was just a funky bottle or not, but it was bad, really bad

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

Photo of NateF90
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norseman
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jemarent
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akang
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Assuming this was a bad batch or bottle as it was dominated by bandaids.

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

Photo of SocalKicks
2.97/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

I assume this was a bad batch. Tasted of smoke and bandaids.

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Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ckeegan04
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 82.7% out of 100 with 364 ratings
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