Fantôme Pissenlit | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme PissenlitFantôme Pissenlit
BA SCORE
83%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 495 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:
#2,841
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
495
Liked:
411
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.08%
Alströms:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
70
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 237
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

Photo of BeerBeast
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a tulip
no bottling dates


A: Pours a slightly hazy golden copper, with a large 3 fingers width head. Head is light tan in color and has great retention before dissipating down. Leaves tons of lacing. 4.25

S: Aroma is quite fruity, Belgian-yest esters, fairly significant tart characters, floral and earthy notes;significant spice, but I can’t pinpoint the specific spice. Great depth and complexity in the nose. 4.5

T: Taste is fairly sweet for the style, more caramel malt than I anticipated, lots of spice like black and white pepper, fairly floral. I get almost no tart characters which somewhat surprises me after the aroma. Some citrus and subtle fruity characters to round it out. Great complexity. 4

M/D: Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a heavy carbonation. ABV is pretty high for the style, but you wouldn’t guess it if you didn’t read the label. Drinkability is quite good. 4.25

O: I used to try Saisons all the time, but after underwhelming brew after underwhelming brew I went away from the style and now rarely re-visit. I have to say thats likely because its seems every American brewery has a saison on the shelves these day, and unfortunately most of them are blah. Fantom almost always kills it, and brings a level of complexity that is missing is so many of the others I have tried. This one is no different. A very well done beer here. 4.25

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before end 2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas big of lemon, pear, plum, apple, white grape, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, dandelion, hay, straw, wood, leather, light honey, toasted bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dandelions, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, plum, apple, white grape, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, dandelion, hay, straw, wood, leather, light honey, toasted bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness, herbal bitterness, and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, plum, apple, white grape, orange peel, peppercorn, clove, dandelion, hay, straw, wood, leather, toasted bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dandelions, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from /bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly sticky, and lightly grainy/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dandelions, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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

Photo of aufie
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seanthornton152
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pants678
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Murky yellow, not much head.

Floral, boarding on sour.

Really bright and sweet, the right mix of floral and honey--don't think honey's actually involved, though. Like a sweet tea with little detectable alcohol. Wouldn't know dandelion if I hadn't read about it.

Might could use a touch more carbonation.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chico1985
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brief notes from a 750ml split last night, 2015 vintage.


A - Pours a murky-as-expected light brownish amber color with a little over a finger of off-white head. A thin ring and a few spots for a cap remain by the end, decent retention and some lace left behind.

S - Tart and earthy apple tones stick out the most, bit of a spice kick along with some floral. Kind of a sweet malt thing going on, along with light citrusy and grape notes.

T - Tart apple, lemongrass, earthy spice and yeast, honey, floral. Kind of an lightly spiced apple pie vibe with tart, sweet and farmy yeasts and malt backing and a kind of lotion/yogurt thing going on. Nicely opens up more with warmth, not much of a funky/weird spice profile as other Fantomes but still a bit on the strange side.

M - Kinda thick, chalky, yeasty feel, well-carbonated but perhaps a bit on the low side for the style, just a touch of alcohol burn.

O - A nice farmhouse, decent complexity and light tart earthy weirdness, but for Fantome I've come to expect something a bit more intriguing. A bit too much on the sweet-lotion side.

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Fantôme Pissenlit from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 83% out of 100 with 495 ratings
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