Fantôme Magic Ghost | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme Magic GhostFantôme Magic Ghost
BA SCORE
4.1/5
338 Ratings
Fantôme Magic GhostFantôme Magic Ghost
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 04-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,473
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
338
pDev:
12.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
62
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 131
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of spdyfire83
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

153rd Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. I've enjoyed this a couple of times, but this review comes courtesy of Knownfactor bringing this to a tasting...thanks Matt!

A: Ghostbuster ectoplasm green. Sweet! I'm a fan already. Barely a quarter (dull white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Mostly lemon and green apple here with hints of white pepper, coriander, and faint wheat. Slight funk, but nothing too crazy.

T: Tart and smooth. Very different, but quite tasty at the same time. Green apple, pear, white pepper, cumin, white (unripended) grapes, Belgian yeast.

M: Medium/full bodied with medium carbonation.

O: I really like how Fantôme will push the limits to expand the range of a style (in this case saison/farmhouse ale). Good beer all-around and a fun one to get people to make a double take when witnessing it being poured.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of silentjay
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a hazy murky green.... odd, but wouldn't expect anything else from Fantome. smallish head recedes quickly as my brother pours a bit carefully.

aroma out of the bottle smells skunky, but luckily when the glass is held up to my nose, its more funky with tons of hay, grass, lemongrass, honey-infused green tea, maybe, but that may be the color playing games with me.

tart up front. sweet tarts, hay, earthy, musty, dirty, lemongrass, a bit herbal, yet surprisingly refreshing with a nice dry finish. could definitely be some green tea in there, kind of reminds me of a kombucha, actually. very nice.

tingly from the tartness with a smooth, velvety carbonation and a dry finish.

another great funky saison from Fantome. each of the 3 I have had have been within the style but with their own unique characteristics.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of hopsbreath
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to AshleyMiller for this one! 750ml bottle split between a pair of Fantome tulips and shared with TulipSnifter.

A: Key lime green colored beer with a finger and a half of paper white head. No lacing to speak of, but the nice green color is pretty unique and appetizing. 4/5

S: Fairly basic saison profile on the nose. Specifically this is the profile I associate with Wyeast 3711 French saison yeast, one of my favorite. Black pepper, white pepper, coriander, cumin, and an abundance of spice defines the 3711 aroma and that's what comes through here. Solid. 4/5

T: Nice and fruity with a pepper backbone. Banana, melon, cucumber, and... Spearmint? The guessing game about what makes this green continues! A cool refreshing mintiness is appreciated. Not sharp like peppermint either sooo, spearmint is my final answer. Very interesting stuff. 4/5

M: Full and heavy with a crisp finish. 5/5

O: A provoking beer. I'm glad to have tried this because now I'm inspired to make something similar. A simple pilsner/wheat malt profile, with noble hops, French saison yeast, and some spearmint in secondary sounds like a plan for a homebrew. Very glad to have tried this and hope to make something close to it soon. 4/5

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I shared a bottle with Douglas Miller and Marcus Siu.

A- Mountain Dew? My bottle was neon green… I have read different descriptions of the color, but I could have told someone this was MNT DEW, and they would have believed me. A small head that quickly went away and no there was lacing to speak of.

S- Smelled rather funky and yeasty, smells funkier than it tastes. There are hints of Granny Smith apple and lemon.

T- Unique! Sweet n Sour; I also picked up a slight earthy flavor which I assumed was the alleged addition of spinach. There is a hint of green tea, but it came in more as it warmed. Lambic qualities in this saison...

M- Highly carbonated with a light foamy body. The high carbonation was a present addition to this brew, creating a nice foamy mouth feel. The mouth feel matches the look.

O- The most unusual brew I have ever had. If you find this, it is a no brainer to pick one up. This brew is a great rarity and an example of why I will always pick up a new Fantôme.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of cbeer88
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted blindly courtesy of Blind BIF #6. I had a wild ride with this one... Note that this bottle was very different from the first time I had Magic Ghost. It wasn't green until the dregs of the bottle, and the flavor was a bit different. I'm chalking it up to typical Fantome bottle variation.

750ml bottle poured into Hill Farmstead Goblet.

Appearance: Pour into glass yields a finger of thin white head. Liquid is a hazy golden yellow, lighter near the edges. Gentle spotted lacing, and the head has relatively nice staying power.

Smell: Very fruity. Apples blend with lemons and other assorted citrus-zest. Tiny bit of funk, but a surprisingly sweet nose.

Taste: More fruit. Apples again take control, but a lot more is going on - lemon, grass, a very earthy malt, some barnyard funk… Slight tinge of tartness here. Tasty Belgian yeast lingers on the palate, demanding you to take the next sip.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to high carb - gentle at first, but more potent bubbles on the back. Thin body. Very refreshing on the palate.

Drinkability: High. ABV is almost non-existent, I'm going to guess 6% or so, but it could be a bit higher.

Overall: A very nice, crisp, and refreshing beer. Would definitely drink again.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Fantôme Magic Ghost from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 338 ratings
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