Fantôme Saint-Roch | Brasserie Fantôme

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Fantôme Saint-RochFantôme Saint-Roch

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Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PMR on 10-17-2006

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4.92/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This one blew me out of the water. THIS is why I hunt beers. This is a deserted island beer.

Slightly better with a light chill to it.

Appearance: nearly opaque rusty-reddish-copper pour with an enormous, lightly tan head. Nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Oh it is sour? The eyebrow slightly arches. Oh it is that beautiful fantome funk with a light sourness? Eyebrow arches to the max. Elation as I madly suck in foam to try it. Also lots of fruit here, I get honeysuckle, melons, raspberries and pears. Nice faint musty backdrop. Perhaps some strawberry sangria also, but also the elements of a fruit tea with lemon? Funny how a bottle of fantome can be a moving target for the senses.

Taste: This beer is amazing. The sourness hits at first, then subsides and appears on the finish. Mid-pallate is full of light funk and must (of the typical fantome signature variety), along with honeysuckle, mellon, raspberries (and other berries) and pears. The tartness makes this one.

Mouthfeel: Rather dry, silky but a bit thin. This finish on this one is the best part. The sourness lingers with the funk, no bitter or vinegar, with a slight sweetness.

Drinkability: I tried to slow down and enjoy it but doing so was damn hard. Probably my favorite fantome, followed by strange ghost and the regular version. Why did I only have this one? I got goosebumps at one point, this is that good. Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all I suppose. This is one of those beers when you set down the iPad/computer, kick back in the recliner, and relax, rolling it around on the tounge.

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Fantôme Saint-Roch from Brasserie Fantôme
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.
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