Red Spiritus Autumn’ Project
Brasserie Fantôme

Red Spiritus Autumn’ ProjectRed Spiritus Autumn’ Project
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Brasserie Fantôme
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4.12 | pDev: 3.4%
Nov 29, 2023
Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
another weird and wonderful seasonal saison from fantome, i was so stoked to open this. the beer is richly headed, a frothy two plus inches of burlap colored head rises and lasts, a lightly hazy but bright crimson to chestnut auburn red liquid sits underneath, lively and excited and excitable. the nose on this is curious, sweet and toasty from the malt up front with some crazy nuance from the yeast, and it seems like it almost has to be spiced. things like white pepper, acorn, maple, and nutmeg come out, especially as it warms, and it hits the autumn vibe perfectly, love the grain richness and all the character this has, it seems amazingly well refined and is less troubled by the green glass than many of these have been from fantome in my experience over the years. toasted cereal grain depth, some toffee sweetness up front, fallen leaves and roasted nuts, creme brulee top and fortified wine, raisin, and maple, so complex and so good. i do get the spice thing as it warms, and to me its beyond the yeast ester, white and black peppercorn, maybe allspice, and even an herbal almost black tea type note, really layered beer and so cohesive, this is truly wonderful, and the mouthfeel only adds to that, just a bit sweet, frothy and creamed up and pillowy soft, faintly astringent late but not really oxidized, definitely wheat based, could be some rye malt in here too perhaps, but i never really know whats in fantome beer, and i have long given up on trying to dissect them, best to just enjoy them as a curious enthusiast. lovely carbonation, neat finish, some light bitterness in the aftertaste, some real cool funk too. amazing saison for this time of year!
Nov 29, 2023
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Lovely red amber brew with a vast pile of foam in the Leute Bokbier glass. Fizzy on the tongue and light bodied. Pleasant aroma of wine and straw. Flavor is quite light as well. First few sips, it actually tastes more of the mystery spices and the carbonation. A little wheat taste emerges along with some pear and grape skins. Just slightly bitter in the aftertaste.

Very smooth and just slightly sweet with some yeasty taste finally emerging as it warms. This is quite refreshing and an elegantly different kind of Saison. From the 750 ml capped and corked bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego. It's the same Lot 03 b 21, which may be the only bottling.
Jun 18, 2023
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle. Typical Fantome thing where there's a cap and then a cork,

Pour is an absolutely fantastic gleaming orange brew beneath a large and bone-white head. Incredibly fizzy.

Aroma is perhaps a bit too fizzy. At first, all I smell is carb. The gassiness lightens as it warms, however, and out comes some nodes of hay and berries. And also CO2. Mostly CO2.

The flavor is, thankfully, much deeper and more complex. Surprisingly berry-heavy. Red grapes. Wonderful earthy nodes. But then also a bunch of CO2.
Apr 02, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml corked bottle, Lot 03 b 21, best before end 2025 printed on the label. Served in a Teku, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark orange/amber color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like cloves, funk, apple, bready/grainy malt, banana and some earthiness. I think the taste is similar to the aroma for the most part, but there's also some peppery spice and pear flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has a good amount of soft carbonation. Easy enough to drink. I thought this was a good overall brew, definitely worth picking up if you like saisons or if you like Fantôme brews in general.
Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 2021, best before 2025 - enjoyed on 10/1/2022. Poured from a capped-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Auburn body, dark, with a massive and fairly active bone/beige cap. Fast running lacing; good retention.

Spicy, fruity, lightly funky nose - huckleberry, red grapes, apple/pear skins, loam, peppercorn, cloves, difficult to parse and more than the sum of its parts. Plenty of yeast character for even more balance and complexity.

Prickly acidity on the palate, mineral laden, peppery, with sorrel and wild tea like bitterness. Hints of citrus pith, rocks, leaves, and bones in the lengthy dry finish. Very fruit forward, spicy, and complex. "Wild" notes are present but restrained and complimentary. Excellent balance.

Medium-light bodied, a touch "fizzy" and slick. Warming but not hot.

No idea what's going on in this recipe but it is a wonderful way to evoke the season - expertly crafted yet experimental.
Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark reddish orange with a healthy two finger white head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, saison yeast, Fantome earthy and summer spices and a little funk. Flavor is grainy malt, saison yeast, brett-like funk, hay, summer spices leaning to sage. Dry, funky rustic finish with a little astringency. Medium bodied with light to medium creaminess and sharp carbonation. A lovely color depth and nice looking in the glass, this is closer to a traditional funky saison than most from this brewery. The balance has less malt support and more wild yeast presence, making the finish a bit astringent. The spicing and dry grass character is reminiscent of late summer and early fall, so befitting the name. A solid, if somewhat simple saison.
Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 18, 2022
Red Spiritus Autumn’ Project from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 7 ratings