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Fantôme Saison | Brasserie Fantôme

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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:
#691
Reviews:
831
Ratings:
1,977
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Dharmelink
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4.92/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look: Hazy orange-brown with a thin white head. Moderate activity.

Smell: Lemongrass, damp hay, green apples, whole grain bread, baked apples, farmhouse funk, dried apricots, allspice, clove, white pepper, and baked pear. Smells musty like grandmas house when she’s cooked an apple pie.

Taste: Whole wheat crust smothered in pear chutney on the attack. As it moves across the palate notes of apple cider, clove, nut meg, spiced pineapple, Gewurtztraminer wine, pears poached in white wine, rye, preserved lemon, and Belgian candied sugar linger on the palate. The finish is long with notes of baked apples, French bread, floral hops, and farmhouse funk.

Feel: Medium bodied. Quenching and slightly sticky on the the palate. Soft natural carbonation. Light bitterness. Mildly tannic. Finish is dry. No alcohol present.

Overall: Absolutely brilliant. It’s so complex. Layers upon layers of flavor. Everything plays together from the soft natural carbonation to the quenching body to the dry finish. From first sip I was blown away by this beer. The new benchmark for saisons to me.

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Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of coryhk
3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Ablepsia, then Space Pilgrim Episode 4. Very smooth feel. Really balanced, with light funk notes and plenty of pear and white grapes. Even champagne-like

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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

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