Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps | 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: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
592
Reviews:
334
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
14.11%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
75
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Ela
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Very still pour. Cap *and* cork and still there's no fizz, it's almost completely flat.

Smells fantastically complex. Skunk at first. Once I become accustom to it there's some more traditional nodes of horseblanket, grass, hay, and general funk. Very, very nice saison aroma.

Tastes... goddamn it, the flatness almost ruins the flavor. It's still pretty good, but nowhere near the wondrousness of the aroma. Up front you have all the aforementioned nodes of a rough, classic saison, all mingling together with impressively balanced intensity. But then the middle drops off into nothing, and while the finish strives valiantly to bring it back together it still doesn't work.

I dunno. It was pretty reasonably priced, so I might buy it again and re-review to see if I can get a properly carbonated bottle. As it stands, it's a frustrated mess that is brilliant in parts but does not come together well.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lives up to the volatile nature Fantome has for pours, as it produces an near uncontrollable amount of head. I'd venture at least 75% of the glass is pure foam. It looks as you'd expect, but it's just over-the-top. Aroma has a distinct pizza dough quality - specifically, pizza hut - with notes of garlic, black pepper, oregano and baked bread. Odd, but I rather enjoyed it.

The spice is a bit less prevalent than on the nose, but possesses the same qualities - oregano & basil are upfront, pepper & peppercorn with dashes of Belgian yeast carrying the rest. Garlic, onion and some very mild phenol peaking in as well. Very distinct. I thought it came together nicely once you adjust to the huskiness of the spice. Feel is less carbonated than I like in my saisons, but still fine.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with fluffy white head. Aroma has lots of herbs and spices like rosemary and thyme. Taste follows, herbal and sweet, like a sweetened herbal tea. It's quite rustic and tasty but I would prefer it to be more dry.

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Photo of Bigdoc91
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with white head and plenty of floaters sinking to the bottom. Light fruits, white wine notes, chardonnay and pinot grigio on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes much like a white wine, just has that type of a flavor to it.

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Photo of safaricook
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabianno
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle into a wine glass.

Gusher when I pop the cork. I lose about half the bottle from gushing. Bummer.

Interesting copper color that's hazed out to high hell and has blonde hues. Foam like a root beer float, pale in color.

Smells a bit skunky and funky in a seductive and peculiar way. Herbal, floral, like a loaf of fresh bread. Floral honey too. I'm liking this in an odd way like that weird hipster gal that has something alluring to her.

So many flavors to take in here. Herbal tea-like, floral, honey and bread sweet, and some sort of spice like coriander or sage. A unique funk throughout.

Drinks lighter than the 8% but has a sweetness that suggests a Belgian Strong Pale. The funkiness and skunkiness being the elements that veer this into saison territory. I like the medley and the prickly herbal feel.

Pretty wild beer. Lots going on and it all works. Lots to savor. I have qualms about the price and the fact that I lost half the bottle but it tasted pretty damn good.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden orange color with just under one fingers worth of bubbly white head that disappeared quickly. The smell is peppery with other spices like oregano involved. The flavor follows suit as you get pepper, coriander, oregano, and lime. The feel is just under medium as the carbonation is low and goes over your tongue smoothly. This is my first Fantome beer and I'm very excited to find more.

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Photo of MLDucky
1.43/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Holy gusher batman. popped the cork and it literally hit the ceiling (10 foot), made a complete mess of the kitchen and filled the area with a skunk, lime and vinegar aroma. I was really looking forward to this and love Fantomes. This is my first experience with one that made a turn for the worse.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Have had twice.... Once at tasting, once tonight.
I remember a very very lime driven zesty beer, well carbonated and spot on.
I am tasting an earthy, under carbonated, slight lime driven beer with lots of smoke notes, a la Fantome as usual.
The jury is out.

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Photo of Oliversarmy1085
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of straightlambic
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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