DMD Target Bond Ale
Brasserie Fantôme

DMD Target Bond AleDMD Target Bond Ale
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Brasserie Fantôme
3.84 | pDev: 9.9%
Feb 28, 2020
Mar 04, 2017
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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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Thanks for JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear honey hue with a one finger white head that fades to leave light lacing and thin wispy head.

S - Aromas spritzy lemons and apples, big hits of solvent and medicine like aromas. Hits of almost astringeny as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose just minus all the good elements here. Enormous solventy, plastic bandaid, medicinal flavours with an almost burnt rubber finish. Tons of cinnamon going on somehow, along with really really unpleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little crisp, finish is super bitter.

O - Overall this was a terribly disappointing beer. You tend to either get this or magic from Fantome, and this is awful.

Serving Type: bottle
Feb 28, 2020
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Shared with rudzud
Pours a fizzy foamy head with lower retention, fair lacing, semi hazy blond color, lemony, plenty of sediment

NOse is all over the place, some great, funk but medicine as well, little solventy like medicine, cheesy and lemony funk, touch of oaky and vinous wine, complex funk, mild spice like a little cinnamon

Taste grainy husky malt, with more cinnamon spices and solventy alcohol with medicine and a little plastic note, weird but complex funk, a bit cheesy and plenty lemony citrus, wet grass, lots of cinnamon spice, sticky but drier medicinal finish

Mouth is med bod lighter lower carb, little sticky

Overall this is unfortunately one of the sadder Fantomes. some off flavors, didn't have the extra awesomeness that they usually have, etc.
Feb 28, 2020
Rated: 3.41 by KensWorld from Florida

Feb 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.)
Nov 01, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by Budlum from Maryland

Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4 by emerge077 from Illinois

Aug 31, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
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.
Dec 29, 2017
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Reviewed by belgiumking from Florida

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
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.
Mar 04, 2017
DMD Target Bond Ale from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 11 ratings