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Fantôme Magic Ghost | Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
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339 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,764
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
339
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
62
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 339 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of Stevedore
3.24/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2017 bottle, opened in 2019, stemmed glass. Darker brown body, slight greenish hue, looks fairly bilious. Not the koolaid green as I was expecting, but I figure oxidation played a role. I figure it'll make it more complex. Smell is yeast and mineral, a bit of an astringent leathery bite to it, mild grain sweetness, funky cobweb, moderately sweet, not particularly tart. Flavour follows, but it gets more astringent with every pour and it builds up. It's tough to finish, to be honest. Weird beer. Not really getting oxidative flavours though. Lighter bodied, a bit thin, good carbonation.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I love their regular Saison but their special versions not always. This one gave me a harsh unbalanced bitterness that I did not enjoy. The green tea did not taste much but it gave be the necessary boost to stay awake a little longer

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Photo of peensteen
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.75 l bottle into tulip.
L: Turbid unusual grass green/boggy ale with a massive white foam head. Lots of suspensions.
S: Light fruits, flowers.
T: Bittersweet, lime, spices. Multifaceted pleasant bitterness in aftertste.
F: Tight body and high carbonation.
O: Great refreshing saison.

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Photo of liamt07
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pau622
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samEBC
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anteater
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evahflow
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Capped and corked 750 in traditional Fantome Fashion.

Appearance - Deep Green body with a light frothy cap of bright white head.

Smell - Macha green tea, Vegetal leaves, damp grass, Jazz Apples

Taste - Green tea, some apple/pear once it warms up, a baked cinnamon spice note towards the end but mostly Green tea

Mouthfeel - Medium to low carbonation for fantome. I'd appreciate a bit more carb but otherwise the mouthfeel is pretty hefty and creamy while still remaining dry.

Overall - This isn't my favorite Fantome. But it's a fun beer to open for people who haven't had it. It's a bit of a novelty and while I'm sure there are phenomenal bottles of this out there this one lacked any distinct Fantome house character and is fairly a one note riff on Macha Green tea. Worth a buy but not something I'd long to drink.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBelT
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of squack
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stolenface1
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Farnswurth
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fantôme Magic Ghost from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 339 ratings