Fantôme Strange Ghost | Brasserie Fantôme

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87
very good
179 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 09-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
125
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
18
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0
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of lambiclove
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CellerDweller
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stolenface1
3.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The bottle I had was oxidized and had plenty of cardboard on the finish. I will come back and review if I get to try another bottle.

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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuadBen
2.52/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Jhfinn
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JasonR1975
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mrebeka
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -68%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy, deep ruby red. Creamy off white head initially stands at a three finger height, but eventually settles to about half an inch. Patches of foamy lacing remain.

S: Tart green apple skin. Candy apple, caramel. Musty and funky. Toast and brown bread. Orange peel. Baseline of herbs and spices. Very herbal, actually. Like thyme or oregano or something of that ilk.

T: Sour, slightly puckering green apple and lemon up front. Crusty brown bread and toast contributions from the malt. Caramel also. Musty and funky on the mid-palate. Herbs and spices are not as apparent as they were on the nose, and they support nicely. Garden herbs. Mint. Orange peel. Finishes a bit subtly with lingering herbs and a receding sourness.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and smooth enough. Very mild carbonation. could use just a little bit more dimension, but it isn't bad.

O: Strange indeed. Not quite sure what they have in here for spices, but it's interesting. It works well enough, but it's nothing mind blowing. A good food beer for sure, it could make for some more esoteric pairings.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before July 2013. Pours slightly hazy and cloudy ruby red color with a 2 finger fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big cherry, strawberry, apple, pear, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, caramel, leather, light funk, and herbal earthiness; slight oxidized cardboard note, but not bad. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity and spicy yeast esters. Taste of pear, apple, cherry, strawberry, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, floral, caramel, bread, light leather, light funk, and herbal earthiness. Lightly tart fruitiness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark and light fruits, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, floral, caramel, bread, light leather, light funk, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/spicy ester balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick, fairly crisp, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice farmhouse ale. Nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast esters; very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Fantôme Strange Ghost from Brasserie Fantôme
3.91 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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