Fantôme Saison | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme SaisonFantôme Saison
BA SCORE
4.27/5
1,969 Ratings
Fantôme SaisonFantôme Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thrasher on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#675
Reviews:
829
Ratings:
1,969
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
528
Gots:
259
Trade:
17
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Photo of GregJ
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philbe311
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yoshie
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Complex with those hay and lemon characters but my bottle was over carbonated!

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Photo of Phineasco
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eman17
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crackblind
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pushed on me by the bartender. 8 oz. serving in a Tokyo tulip glass.

Three times the bartender told me I'd never see this on tap again so I finally tried it (bonus was it was on someone else's tab).

Glad to say he wasn't messing with me! It hit every high point of the style. I can't recommend it enough.

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Photo of liamt07
1.75/5  rDev -59%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very light n fruity, finishes dry.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.82/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Foggy amber-gold with a large dense white foam leaving spooky drips of lace under a solid creepy layer--I guess the cheesy Casper-like label adds to that effect. There is just a shit load of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so beware if that turns you off. It really kicks up the acidity and tartness if you pour it all into your glass though, which will most likely be during your second or third pour.

The citrus melange on the nose blows me away. This is a very complex yet balanced aroma, and I'm getting all kinds of things playing off each other, working together and making it difficult to pick one thing out of this wonderful bouquet. I'm getting grass, hay, orange, lemon, guava, golden apple, apple cider, sweet corn, and mixed grain bread. As it warms, an addition to this wild array of aromas is an abundance of fresh peach.

Wow, I mean seriously? Up front it tastes like champagne, and white wine. Actually, it would be even more accurate to call this experience a perfect mimosa, with flavors like golden apple and orange juice taking hold, yet leaving room for fresh and herbal hay and grass, with plenty of wild herbs, sweet bun, toasted corn, and bittering lemon rind. And after all that, as it warms, the same as on the nose, a bushel of fresh peaches stops by to say hi.

Fantôme Saison is really soft, with a medium-full body, and a semi-wet, round luscious drinkable finish with a slight tang.

Despite my best efforts, I honestly can't really put a finger on it--this is a flavor profile all its own and worth enjoying for that alone. This is a damn near perfect beer.

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Photo of Dzu
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.75 l bottle into tulip.
L: turbid amber with a no foam head. A lot of suspensions.
S: belgian yeasts, weak sourness, flowers.
T: Bittersweet, light fruits and berries.
F: Tight body and weak carbonation and nice afterstaste.
O: Very intersting ale. Must taste.

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Photo of jason_nwx
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Estria
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yuno
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MagicJeff
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Haven't reviewed a beer in years--figured it's time to get back on the train! Got this from Hop City Krog Street and poured into my Duvel tulip glass.

Look: Deep old gold body. Leaning to the orange-gold side. Nice egg-white head retained throughout drinking; initial pour was over 2 fingers of head now it's receded to about a centimeter. Solid web-like lacing on glass.

Smell: Lemongrass, candied lemon. Some grass clippings and funk.

Taste: Aspirin-y lemon and grass. The funk you smell from the inside of a barn after it rains. Some white pepper notes mid sip. Yeasty pear as the beer warms up. Some slight tannins on the back end, but it isn't tart.

Feel: Light-medium bodied. Very drinkable on a hot day.

Overall: A flat out awesome saison. I'm glad this is back in GA. Very complex yet approachable at the same time. There are many layers to this beer once you get past the initial lemongrass/citrus smell and initial taste. I want to cellar one and see how much funkier it can get. Great stuff.

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mdlb44
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,969 ratings
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