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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by goodbyeohio on 06-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
179
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
39
For Trade:
1
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Photo of laituegonflable
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a pale golden colour with a slight cloud. Head is off-white, light specks of lace but big, fluffy, generous look otherwise. Great.

Smells saisony, but sweet. Cinnamon toast with notes of quince, peach and raspberry. Horsey funk as well, oxidised vinegar, but all very well balanced to entice and uplift. A treat.

Taste starts off quite tarts, and gets even more so. Vinous with champagney notes, lemon curd, raspberry vinegar and of course that organic barnyard funk. Light spice notes, peach fruit and even guava. Vanilla comes through on the back, providing some sweetness late. Lovely mix, really as though it were deliberately and cleverly thrown together, but still with a rough, untamed edge.

A bit of pull on the mouthfeel but it works well. Nice and dry on the finish which helps to counteract that late sweetness.

Clever beer. All the right funky notes but patched up in all its oddities to make it refreshing and supremely drinkable. A memorable drinking experience.

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Photo of ejquin
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Murkey and golden with white head.

S: Saison like smell with a beatiful "funk" mixed in. Sweet and sour. Smells almost like a nice cheese.

T: Sweet, then sour, then hops burst up, and fade. They linger on a long semi-dry finish. The sweetness balances the hops out beatifully and prevents them from being too over the top.

M: Slick, medium weight with good cabonation level.

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Photo of jwc215
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml cork-capped bottle:

Pours deep amberish golden with a thin off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is of lemon with spicy yeast - as is common with the brewery, the spiciness is a bit tough to describe, but smells wonderfully refreshing - this one in citric bitter sort of way.

The taste is of lemon and citrus - bitter with some sweet and sourish notes underneath giving it a wonderful balance while putting the bitterness in the front. An awsome yeast strain adds to the complex enjoyment of it - spicy, slightly peppery breadiness. There's a rounded herbal bitterness in the finish.

It is super smooth and creamy. Light-bodied with a creamy texture and a refreshing effervescence help to make this dangerously drinkable. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

This has a nice bitter touch that is wonderfully balanced. Highly drinkable. Very enjoyable. Another winner here from an outstanding brewery!

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

Photo of VWBuggirl
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a golden yellow color, almost verging on orange, with a nice white fluffy head. It has a nice low-key fruity scent that seems on the sweet side, I get strawberry mostly.

The taste is exceptional. The sweetness definitely comes through, but it isn't syrupy and fits the beer well as it finishes with a bit of tang. The mouthfeel is exactly what I wanted, not thick, but not thin either, and it has the right amount of carb to it as well.

Great beer, and I will pick it up again next time I find it.

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Photo of imaguitargod
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one's kinda a toughie to review. At first pour, it was horrible. Way to vinegary with a heck of a lot of citrus flavor. Then as it warmed up a bit, it lost a lot of its vinegar taste. Turns out that this beer really settles. You can hold it up to the light and see where all the ingredients settle. I recommend turning the bottle upside down and right side up a few times and then pour it out.

As I got to the second pour from the bottle, where everything had settles, that's when the real taste came out. Upfront citrus flavor with a little bit of an apricot back end. Still a little vinegar bite but nothing that I would say was horrible. On top of that, the taste dynamics change with every sip which makes this one hell of a complex beer to drink. Not quite worth the price tag but if you find it, it's a pleasant treat...now if I could just find the Fantome Chocolat...I have a feeling everything from this brewery is classic.

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Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Desaparecido
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jsilva
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ScaryEd
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mcc1654
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Mrpickles
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Khazadum
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of klipper
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of NateMac13
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of HawkIPA
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mrkdwrds
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of clvand0
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

orbitalr0x brought this one my way. Pours a light orange color with a huge head that falls slowly and leaves lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma has quite a bit of European hops as well as slight spice and some funk. The flavor has a lot of the typical Fantome yeast, funk and spice. Quite a bit of hop flavors and bitterness for a Fantome beer, but not over the top. The mouthfeel is moderate and the drinkability is very good. This is a very nice hoppy saison.

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Photo of AnthonyVincent
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Fantôme Brise-BonBons from Brasserie Fantôme
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