Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - PrintempsFantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps
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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - PrintempsFantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2002

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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 334
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip, no best before date notched. Pours hazy golden straw color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass; plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big tart apple, grape, pepper, hay, lemon, earthy spiciness, and big funk. Incredible aromas here with good strength and complexity. Taste of lemon, tart apple, pepper, hay, citrus, grass, bread, herbal spice, and some funk. Fairly dry finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apple, pepper, spices, and light tartness on the finish for a bit. Medium bodied with fairly high carbonation; with a fairly prickly, yet smooth mouthfeel that drinks easily for 8%. Alcohol presence is pretty much non existent. Overall this is definitely an excellent saison offering from Fantome. I would not expect anything less.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of claaark13
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle acquired from a buddy's Belgian cellar. 1995 bottle with the year on the label. Label is black and white with a woman's head on the left side overlooking a countryside. Has been stored on its side in a cellar since purchase, and there is yeast burn along one side of the bottle. Poured into a La Chouffe tulip. Bottle opens with a loud pop and some beer fog.

A - Pours a beautiful deep orange with a large head that eventually turns into nice lacing towards the end of each glass. This would look great for a fresh saison.

S - Aroma is of faint saison mixed with funk and a little cork. It is along the lines of what I'd expect from any corked saison/gueuze/triple bottle at this age.

T - Barnyard flavor with sweet malts through the last 3/4 of the flavor. There is a slight amount of cork evident in the flavor as well. Green apple and dryness in the finish. The apple flavor really comes out after a couple sips.

M - Lighter body with medium carbonation. Just enough prickly feeling on the tongue. This is almost perfect, if not perfect, for the style.

O - I was a little skeptical about this one before opening the bottle, but it was a great experience. The beer has held up well due to proper storage and has really showed that Fantome took care in their product in the past. I really couldn't be happier with an almost 17yr old saison. The overall score reflects the age of the bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a chalice at 50 degrees.

A - Yellow to very light golden with a slight haze and a big white head. Good head retention.

S - Nice funky aroma. A bit like an Orval but some tropical fruits as well. And maybe some Juicy Fruit gum. Mmmmm.

T - The funk and tropical fruit follow into the taste. But there's also a nice tartness that accompanies them. They're all pretty strong yet work very well together. There's a perceived sweetness without being sweet. It gets even better as it warms.

M - Thin but silky smooth with a low to moderate carbonation.

O - This beer is absolutely outstanding! It makes me want to quit the desk job and work on an old Belgian farm.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared a e 0,75l 1 PT 9,4 FL OZ bottle of this @ Flamingo Bowl in St. Louis, MO w/ GeoffTheAleMan & Vance. Poured from the light blue labeled bottle w/ the Fantome Ghost & castles in front of him into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Has Lot n= a&c, A consommer de preference avant fin: J, & Best before end: 13 all stamped out on the side of the label.

Aroma- Tons of floral and nice hop aroma comes in big time. Then a good amount of malt and light acidity. Very bland and different for a Fantome Saison!

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that lasts for a great amount of time. Has a light orange colored body that is extremely cloudy. Leaves thick Belgian lacing behind.

Flavor- Lots of citrus, hop, and malt start of this taste. Very easy going and has this floral flavor like in the aroma. A very light bitterness is present at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, prickles the tongue, and light floral character afterwards.

Overall Impression- Very refreshing and easy going characteristics all around. Would definitely like to see this in stores more often (since I haven't before!). The floral aroma/taste was awesome in this one also and all the other attributes were light. I would definitely recommend this one but not in front of the Magic Ghost. Find what you can!

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow pils color, great big chunky white head at first , but it goes down and there isn't much lacing to speak of

Smell is pretty interesting , grass, flowers, tons of belgian yeasts, dust, some slight lambic smells actually not sure if that is Brett or not, I think the flower may be elderflower as it smells similar to the cantillon mamouche, some lemons also, it smells awesome

Taste is a slight letdown from the smell, I was expecting some bold flavors but it is quite subtle. The first thing I get is lemon and grains ( like light beer grains ). a bit of bitterness from the lemon but its not what I would call a bitter beer. again some bread from the yeasts, maybe some pepper or other spice, again with the flowers, really would like to do a side by side with this and the mamouche. As it warms and breathes the lemon becomes bolder and the taste grows on me a bit with the flowers opening up too. When I first tried it , I got almost a generic light beer vibe.

Mouthfeel is creamy, pretty highly carbonated,

Overall this is really good saison, I feel like the taste could be amplified a bit or made more extreme, but it is so drinkable , no way would I have guessed 8%, not sure what BA will give this but I think it is an A-/B+

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by Michael at a recent Fantome tasting, who are you going to call? Fantome drinkers.

Again beer is yellow with a haze and a small white head of small bubbles, moderate retention, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Lots of flowers in this one, yeast, esters, bready, mild funk.

Beer is thin, and thinned out a little more by carbonation, lots of breadiness and yeast in the palate here, strong finish, a little dry, mildly bitter, a good one, one of my favorites of the seasonal releases. Someone send me an Autumn.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Printemps from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 80.4% out of 100 with 592 ratings
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