Fantôme Pissenlit | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme PissenlitFantôme Pissenlit
BA SCORE
4.06/5
496 Ratings
Fantôme PissenlitFantôme Pissenlit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,856
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
496
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
70
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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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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Photo of timmy2b
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 batch.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattboyer182
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of instinct2
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange-amber with a thick, mousse-like head that leaves some patchy lacing behind. Aroma is classic Belgian yeast esters, bread crust, musty hay, woody spice, golden raisins, and a little acidity. Flavor is similarly yeast-forward at first before giving way to more of a bready sweetness with wood, dusty basement, dried flowers, spicy, lemony citrus, and some tanginess on the finish. Medium bodied, smooth, dry feel with an increasing bitterness. Lovely...rustic, but not weird; yeasty, but not overly so; malty, but not sweet.

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

Photo of brother_rebus
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear copper color with a sparse bubble rising to a big fluffy tan head that falls slowly.

Aroma is lots of mingled fruits pear, apples , grapes etc mingled on a fairly heavy bready malt base. Lots of hay and funk notes thrown in the mix along with touches of spice light pepper perhaps clove mingled in. Aroma seems heavier then most saisons but it is complex and very nice.

Taste is like the aroma big malty base at least for a Saison. Lots of fruity notes mingled with good open fermentation funk. Finish is lingering fruit, malts funk and spice.

Mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium at least for a Saison and I like it carbonation is only medium actually kind of on the mellow side for a Fantome, and I like it.

Overall might be biased by the brewery but they never fail to make something tasty. Personally this one seems a little heaver then most of there Saisons and I like it.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blisscent
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 496 ratings
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