Fantôme d’Automne
Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme d’AutomneFantôme d’Automne
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7%
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Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 0.89%
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Fantôme d’AutomneFantôme d’Automne
Notes: Brewed with cane sugar and spices.
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, deep, dark amber coloration with a large, quickly disappearing, fluffy head leaving wispy trails of lace inside the glass and visible carbonation. Smells of doughy, slightly bready malt and a wonderful quite vibrant mélange of fruity, herbal, spicy and floral aromas, with notes of cranberry, apple, thyme, nutmeg and heather. Taste is an excellent balance of doughy, slightly bready malt, fruity and spicy yeast esters and herbal and spicy elements, with the slightly tart fruity and spicy notes of cranberry, red apple, white grape, citrus peel, nutmeg, ginger, cardamon and lemongrass dominating, as well as lighter herbal notes of thyme and sage, with some floral heather and elderflower accents and a hint of cane sugar as well. Finishes semi-dry, with a light tartness and some cranberry, nutmeg, thyme and elderflower lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and strong carbonation.

This is a fantastic Saison that boasts an incredible range of fruity, spicy, herbal and floral notes, as well as a great balance of mildly tart, sweet and bitter impressions. At first it all seems a little much, but as you drink this you really come to appreciate the complexity and nuance of all the different, quite vibrant and expressive, elements here. It starts out a little sweet and floral, with a distinct, lightly tart and fruity presence as well, but then the herbs and spices kick in, leading to a semi-dry and slightly bitter finish that is followed by a rich, lingering aftertaste. Quite full-bodied as well, with a velvety, effervescent mouthfeel and lively carbonation. While this is not your typical, laid-back and mellow Saison, its boldness of flavor and somewhat unusual flavor profile really make this stand out to me as one the most fascinating and enjoyable Saisons I've ever had from Fatôme or in general, for that matter. As an interesting sidenote, hops are not listed as an ingredient on the label.

Feb 06, 2021
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bobv from Vermont

4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml. bottle.
No abv given.
Moderate pour yields a 1.5 inch off-white head over a golden amber body with some lacing. Nose of slight barnyard, musty spice, and a bit of tea with lemon. Upon warming there are hints of fruit cake coming forward!?! Taste of autumn spice (no pumpkin spice!), citrus (orange, lemon), with a nicely dry finish of tea with lemon and finally just tea. I'm not a tea drinker, so I don't know what kind of tea is there, but it is tea, damnit! Quite intriguing and uniquely delicious! Very nice feel and overall, damn, this is going great paired with my homemade Chicken Paprikash dinner!
Cheers!!!

Sep 21, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2019 bottle. White head with lace. Autumn burnt orange gold color.

A great blend of tea, apple sauce, and lemon citrus. Belgian spices. Earthy and herbal notes. Zesty, citrusy, fruity. This glass is hard to put down. One of the best tomes I’ve had lately.

Jul 10, 2020
Fantôme d’Automne from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 3 ratings