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:
#673
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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750ml bottle purchased for $15.99 at Half Time in Poughkeepsie. Best before July 2013 marked on the side of the label. Poured into tulip.

Appearance – Gorgeous golden orange body with a thick sudsy white head that pours out of the glass. Great retention with characteristic Belgian lacing dotting the glass. Picture perfect.

Smell – Lemon peel tickles the nose followed by a roundhouse kick of candied tropical fruit. Pineapple, passion fruit, mango, papaya… It’s impossible to pick it apart. It almost reminds me of lemon pez. Richly sweet with really tangy/tart fringes. After some time becoming acquainted with the fruit, the musty funk becomes noticeable underneath. Nice peppery phenols as well. Light notes of grain are also noticeable, but you have to dig.

Taste – Right up front, my tongue is hit by tropical fruit. Sugary sweet and intense, but with such a perfectly dry base it never becomes cloying. After this initial burst of juicy fruit, there are some crackery malt tones that make an extremely brief appearance and balance out the sweetness. The finish is dry, a bit funky/musty, and has some light bitter notes as well that mix with residual fruit notes. This is also where the peppery phenols reappear.

Mouthfeel – Medium body that leans towards the lighter side of the spectrum. Really soft carbonation that adds a nice slickness to the body.

Drinkability – This is an outstanding saison. Extremely unique and dangerously drinkable. The 8% is hidden completely by the fruitiness. It is easily the best saison I have ever had. I expected a bit more of a funky edge based on what I had read, but I have three more bottles from this batch and will make sure they spend a bit more time in the bottle. Absolutely wonderful.

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