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:
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Added by Thrasher on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,951
Reviews:
826
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
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527
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258
For Trade:
17
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of silentjay
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a Duvel tulip

Pours a very hazy, murky golden straw color with a sizable almost-white head that quickly settles to a thin topping while clinging to the sides of the glass well.

a lot of funk, grass, hay, barnyard, and yeast spiciness with some lemon peel, lemon grass, and fresh herb garden. pretty aromatic.

taste starts funky, goes a bit creamy in the middle, before yeast spiciness and some herbal/earthy qualities. it goes sweet and tart on the finish, which is dry and somewhat crisp.

creamy and silky with a gentle effervescence and a crisp finish with just a slightly tart aftertaste.

overall, a good first impression from this brewery... I have been passing over their beers for far too long.

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Photo of jzmaxson27
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed on 12/29/11 from a 750.

Appearance: Absolutely beautiful looking beer. Poured the color of golden straw with about 2.5 fingers of frothy pure white head. Carbonation is plentiful and effervesces from the bottom of the glass like champagne. Head leaves sticky lacing all the way down.

Nose: Classic Saison smell, hay and wet grass, lemon zest and maybe just a hint of pepper. The hay is predominant enough here that it recalls brett, but it's not really funky. As it warms a little bit I start to get some green apple, and it reminds me of being in an orchard just after it rains.

Taste: Taste is sweet up front, and finishes a little sour across the back of the tongue. The finish is quite dry, but pleasant. The esters actually unlocked at a higher temperature than I expected. It took a little longer for this to warm up to perfect temperature, but when it did... wow. Green Apple shows up right across the middle of the tongue, and bridges the sweet notes up front and the dry sour hay or lemongrass finish perfectly. Do yourself a favor and let this warm a tad longer than a typical saison, it's a knockout if you do.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is plentiful and fantastic for the style. Beer finishes dry, and the mouthfeel is neither thin nor thick and chewy, but some perfect middle ground of refreshing.

Overall: An absolute stunner of a beer. I was hoping this would have a slightly tarter characteristic to the taste, thus the .5 downgrade. I'm, as of yet, undecided as to whether or not I prefer this to Saison Dupont but those two are definitely the finest saison's I have ever had the pleasure to drink. I will be on the lookout for this eternally.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml capped and corked bottle, best before the end of January 2013. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is pretty nice, it smells like citrus fruits, hay, earthy funk, apples, and some apricots. It tastes like apples (both sweet and tart ones), citrus, pears, white grapes, peppery spice, and a bit of funk and hay. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink. I made the mistake of passing up this beer in the past, so I knew when I finally came across it again the other day that I had to buy it. I certainly wasn't disappointed, this is a pretty good brew! $13.99 a bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
4.3 out of 5 based on 1,951 ratings.
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