Fantôme Pissenlit | Brasserie Fantôme

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4.06/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,173
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
511
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
71
Trade:
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Photo of dipso123
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sludgeman
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Soveriegn in DC.

The last glass from the keg. A nice saison but not Fantome's best. 3.75

A - Pours a slightly cloudy amber orange. 3.75

S - A hint of soap (maybe the bar's fault), faint spice aromas and a bit of fruit. 3.5

T - Caramel with spice on the pallet (but not the nose). No dandelions are evident. 4.0

MF - Medium body with a dry, bright and slightly sharp finish. 4.0

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Photo of doktorhops
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Been looking forward to this one: my first Fantôme beer. As you may know I am a massive Saison fan, I have an almost constant supply of Saison Dupont in my fridge, so when I see a new Saison at my local my general reaction is “giddy-up!”. Then I buy said Saison, whisk it home to my beer-boudoir (aka my kitchen) and crack it open to feast on the cloudy golden fluid within. Fantôme have always intrigued me, from the ghost on their label that looks like they should be sued by the Ghostbusters producers, to the crafty vibe I get from the way they market their beers - I mean Belgium is the original craft beer country, so that makes Fantôme double-crafty: a craft brewery from the craft country! This beer is brewed with dandelions too, hmm.

Poured from a 750ml corked and crown capped bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Cloudy amber/orange body with a thin and splotchy cream-coloured head with specks of lace on the side of the glass. A bit on the darker side for a Saison in my experience, but otherwise it’s looking tasty. 7/10.

S: Some rather nice yeast funk from the start providing a musty, cardboard-like funk that mingles well with peppery notes, a slight herbal tinge, some overripe cider apple sweetness and a dash of bubblegum. All the classic Saison characters make an appearance, it’s like a celebrity game show, only with beer aromas. Like a warm hug from an old friend [that’s 2 analogies in 1 paragraph - you can’t do that Doc]. 9/10.

T: A big and brash Saison! Flavours right out of the gate like a bolted horse. Tastes like a train wreck of weird and wonderful flavours on my tongue [Right! This is the Simile Police, we’re now stripping you of your right to write analogies, please step into this van]... sooo, I’m back from Metaphor Prison (which is a metaphorical prison, pun intended), this flavour profile contains the following: musty/cardboard funk, peppery notes, herbal tinge, overripe cider apples, dash of bubblegum, and an orange peel bitterness in the finish. It’s funky as a ____ jumping into a ____ with a ____ - all of which I can’t say without that damned Simile Police slapping me with several violations. It is good though, and the 8% ABV is well hidden. 10/10.

M: Medium bodied, almost zero carbonation but it’s dense where you get it. 7/10.

D: This beer reminds me of Dupont Cervesia in all the right ways, and that beer is #4 out of 1,004 for me, so yeah - it’s like that brew. This is a singular and superlative brew from Fantôme, a brew that will have me coming back again and again for more. So I guess you can call me a Fantôme fan now. 10/10.

Food match: Brasserie food with a twist, like a steak frites with deconstructed chips.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft. Served in a wine glass. Pours a lighter, slightly hazy golden yellow body, two and half finger white head, too much retention for that much head. Lacing is prevalent. Smell is light sweet honey, lots of floral notes, cobweb, straw and a bit of Bretty leather. Touch of lemony citrus. Flavour follows; a bit of cobweb and lemon, light caramel, touch of honey, tons of floral notes. It works nicely, evoking late spring in the mountains. Mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, mildly bitter floral finish.

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Photo of shelby415
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma is malty, sweet with brown sugar and dried fruit notes. Taste is also malty and sweet with wheat, sugar and yeast flavor. Medium body and carbonation. A bit boozy with a light cardboard note.

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Photo of PJHOY
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tinfang
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Meh.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peensteen
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tea leaf taste, very nice

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 750ml bottle with a best before end 2019 date. Poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy amber-orange colour with a two finger light tan-orangey coloured head that had good retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet Belgian yeast, breadiness, lots of fruit, plum, orange, apple with hints of clove and banana, lightly peppery, hay, grass and some spices.

Taste: Musty, apple juice, grass, orange, orange peel bitterness, some kind of floral herbal spice mix that’s not easy to describe and some pear and pepper lingering on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: This was interesting but perhaps that floral herbal spice mix threw me off a bit. I also felt the carbonation was too low. In the end I think I prefer their regular Saison a lot more.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to an oversized wine glass.

A: The body is bright orange with some yellow coloration. The head is white and shows great retention. There's also some lacing on the side of the glass.
S: The aroma is super floral. The dandelion aroma is very soft while very prominent. It's amazing.
T: The taste is very balanced. The sweetness, while low, comes only from the malts, lowering the barrier to other tastes. After that, there's dandelion that gives a small sweet profile and both a acidic and bitter profile. It's very balanced for a herbal beer.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is high. Bitterness is medium high.
O: Amazing herbal beer, probably my favorite ever.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cork came out with a pop! Amber orange brew poured out with a light whitish tan frothy head that eventually settled down. Champagne bubbles cascade endlessly. Smells of straw and a stale dusty barn. Earthy with a hint of citrus. The taste is bright, yet muted; earthy yet fresh. The dichotomy of old and new pairs old funky tasting wet oak mixed with the bright glow of tangerines and apricot. Sweet thick syrupy candy sugar with a tart tangy and herbal finish. Dry crusty wheat bread with wet waxy green vines. Sour blood orange finishes slightly acidic but nicely balanced with the sweetness. Fantastic balance all around. Sweet, sour, earthy, rich, bright, tangy, syrupy, yet light and playful. Beautifully crafted beverage. Best enjoyed warmish so as not to mask all the earthy nuances.

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Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 511 ratings