Fantôme / Birrifico Math / Brasserie du Flo - DMD Target Bond Ale
Brasserie Fantôme

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Belgian Saison
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4.05 | pDev: 4.2%
Brasserie Fantôme
Notes: Collaboration between Dany from Brasserie Fantôme, Mathieu from Birrificio Math (IT), and Didier from Brasserie du Flo (BE) at Brasserie Fantôme.
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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

These guys got a pretty good gig.
Convince some brewers you like to make an ale using your basic yeast, your shop, your distributors (all the best) and then sell it for a bunch more than it cost to do all that.

But, I got to enjoy this masterfully crafted rarity ... so who am I to complain ? (Besides, I might as well enjoy the ale ... I paid enough for it.)

I cannot get excited about DMD Bond's Looks or Smells. Nothing wrong here; but, let's say, these characteristics don't deliver on the price. However henceforth, I feel like I'm close to getting my money's worth. A very pleasant Taste. Balanced. Refreshing. Semi-Dry. Floral/herbal. And best of all, it made a meal of soup and leftovers into a great experience.

Fantome sometimes seems close to full of itself and sometimes it seems to fill us Belgo-philes with satisfaction. I am undecided until the next bottle... no matter what the price (almost.)

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Market of Choice.

Popping open without any carbonation immediately apparent, this beer is a clear orange with a dense white head that falls off leaving some lacing. The nose is intensely hoppy with a light struck lemon and fresh cut grass note. Along with this is a blend of herbs, with sage, thyme, rosemary, a little olive oil like spicy/peppery note. A little honey, some earth and a light bread note are present. Another reviewer mentions cedar, I can see that ad well.

The palate opens with a blend of herbal notes, with fresh thyme, dried rubbed sage and black pepper. A little clove, a little mint are present along with moderate amount of lemony and very grassy hops. Very lightly carbonated, this beer glides on the palate in a way that's unusual for the style. Straw and grass linger in the finish. An intriguing, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of stakem
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle into a matching Fantome tulip appears a hazy golden yellow with a white cap that holds well fading slow leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is strong with a melon character, grass, straw, hazy, light phenolics and alcohol kiss.

Taste is dry like the previously stated straw grainy note then slight bitter melon/rindy aspect blending into alcohol and soft phenolics.

Light in body, moderate to lighter in carbonation. Not bad, hits the spot and is crisp/quenching for a young Fantome offering.

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Photo of belgiumking
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very unique beer...Aroma is farmhouse funk with spices and a cedar type aroma. Taste is immediate Fantome yeast with a quick cedar note that fades almost immediately. Taste is typical Fantome with some coriander and other mild spices. Aftertaste is dry but refreshing.

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Fantôme / Birrifico Math / Brasserie du Flo - DMD Target Bond Ale from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 8 ratings