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Fantôme Saison | Brasserie Fantôme

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4.27/5
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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:
#687
Reviews:
830
Ratings:
1,975
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
529
Gots:
258
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 1,975 |  Reviews: 830
Photo of Gemini6
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.76/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden caramel.

Spiciness and floral in the nose with light strawberry. Some adhesive.

Flavor is spicy and floral and fruity, incorporating some of that strawberry. No adhesive.

Feel is semi dry. Nice Spiciness in the feel.

Overall a fair saison. Not bad.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From 750 ml bottle. totally flat syripy thick looking. Very cloudy with some bubbles starting to make a ring. Smells phenominal!. Tastes almost as good as it smells. Smooth and very refreshing. Subtle citrus notes. For such a thick beer it's very light. Great stuff

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Photo of trevorpost
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nerdboy19
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2185
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of shelby415
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great initials smell. Good fruity taste. The taste isn't really like other saisons that I have tried before. This is the best saison I have tried. Initial taste is of sweet apricots and peaches. For the mouthfeel, amazing

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this bottle was 2014/2015

Super hazy, slight carbonation. Looks like a NE style IPA. The aroma is band aid, banana, cut grass, subtle spice, and a hint of sweetness. The taste follows, more complex, yet with a very distinct strawberry note, and a slight hint of clove. The mouthfeel is too thick for me. Maybe a touch too much wheat. Love how these always change.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, the aroma really shows what can be done with a saison - there's an absolute cornucopia of fruit. Peach, apricot, strawberry, and pineapple appear vividly next to subtle grass and black pepper. Taste follows suit, with a gently bitter opening giving way to a fruity end. I've never tasted this much strawberry in a beer before, and it's balanced perfectly with everything else going on. In spite of the creamy, soft, thick feel, it's willed down the palate by a nice effervescence and a decent dryness. This is my benchmark for the style until further notice.

4.4/5: A saison pushed to its logical extremes in the best way

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mscudder
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours beautifully cloudy, nice head retention, smells of continental European hops and signature Fantome funky strawberries. Smells sour but is just barely tart on the tongue, like apricot juice. Spices too - maybe coriander. Hoppy bitterness. Full mouthfeel and moderately high carb.

I dunno why, but while I'm a huge fan of Fantome this one never does it for me. Having had vintage 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016...I continue to find the aroma and flavor a bit off putting. The mouthfeel, carb, and appearance are absolutely perfect, but that strange mix of strangely earthy spices, creamy strawberries, and often noticeable skunking results in a product I now pass by, in favor of Dany's other creations. I can see why some enjoy it so much! Just not my favorite 'Tome to dome.

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Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,975 ratings
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