Fantôme Saison | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme SaisonFantôme Saison
BA SCORE
90.1%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 1,967 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:
#677
Reviews:
829
Ratings:
1,967
Liked:
1,773
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
13.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
528
Gots:
258
Trade:
17
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Ratings: 1,967 |  Reviews: 829
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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Photo of Tigerbrau
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

Photo of Billy_Bars
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Brought this bottle back from a trip to Europe. Capped and corked. The funky/cat piss aroma was evident upon opening even before I poured. Cloudy (I let the beer sit for ten days before opening) but with a great head and lacing. Dry, dry finish. Maybe the funkiest of all saisons I have ever had.

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Photo of KT123
2.37/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of bshefftz
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Parmesan
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a hazy light orange-yellow color, almost a little bit like grapefruit juice. Pours a white creamy head that dissipates a little quickly but leaves a small bit of lacing on top.

S: Notes of white wine grapes, peach, and some light tropical orange, nice sweet cereal malt in the background and some notes of spice from the hops and yeast. A very subtle aroma with lots of complexity.

T: White wine grapes, with notes of peach and some light orange, a nice sweet cereal malt, balanced out by a slight bitterness from the floral and spicy hops and some notes of the Belgian yeast, while I like the aroma a little better, this is still a very nice Saison.

F: Medium-light body, with some higher carbonation.

O: This is a very subtle beer with the flavors but it is a very good Saison.

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Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pau622
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Bruno74200
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It has a lot of brett smells in it with some floral, fruity and spicy notes. The taste is a lot on the peach and the orange. It's also floral with edelflower and spicy with some nutmeg and cinnamon but no pepper. Dry mouthfeel but never acidic nor astringent. Overall it's a perfectly balanced and crafted saison. Quite complex.

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Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 1,967 ratings
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