Fantôme Magic Ghost | Brasserie Fantôme

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Fantôme Magic GhostFantôme Magic Ghost

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by womencantsail on 04-11-2011

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to thank my wife for the gift of beer. It's nice to have her supporting my hobby. Emphasis on hobby, not problem. Anyhoo...

Poured this out of a 750 ml bottle into my CBS snifter.

A) Holy cow, is it St. Patty's Day? This is a granny smith green with a finger of foamy head, which dissipated pretty quickly to just a collar. That was eventually gone too. There was no lacing. This was actually kind of cloudy, with sediment. The more I thoght about it, I was thinking a thin split pea soup. This was so unique. I really liked the looks of it.

S) A bit yeasty, funky and fruity, primarily a sour apple. There is a little lemon zest, and as it warms a bit, I was thinking a little green tea.

T) I can honestly say, this tastes like no beer I have previously enjoyed. At least not that I can recall, and I mean this as a compliment. This is a little yeasty and grainy, with sour fruits, and some leafy vegetable earthy quality. The sourness is what I enjoy. It drives you to the next sip.

M) Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. There is a zip and tingle to this one on the palate, but it feels right. The aftertaste is very satisfying.

O) I don't think this is a beer I would care to drink regularly, but I sure would like to have it on hand for when I'm in the mood. I would highly recommend this brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Chico1985
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah, the infamous green Fantome. Thanks to cbutova for sharing this, been looking forward to trying it.

The rumors are true! Crazy appearance - old chlorine/algae green with a slightly pale blue head (!) that is unstoppable. A slime bubble bath with lots of carbonation bubbles. One of a kind appearance to say the least.

Belgian yeast, apple, lemon, grassy notes in the nose. Good, a little tamed for Fantome.

It's an odd one, but it's more like a regular saison than any other Fantomes I've had. Lots of yeast, tart fruits, apple, white grapes, lemon, lime, Ecto-Cooler. Not really noticeable green tea but some weird herbalness, bready malt.

High carbonation but fits the beer, as usual for the brewery no alcohol taste and lots of flavor.

Refreshing, awesome, strange and complex exactly what I expect from Fantome. This is probably one of the more 'down to earth' beers I've had from them which isn't saying much. On the lookout for bottles of this one for sure.

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Photo of cbutova
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Always happy to try a new Fantome, split 3 ways last night and reviewed from notes.

A- Out of the bottle is a 100% green apple hue and pours with a big foamy white head. The head has nice retention and falls to a small cloud and ring eventually. Nice creamy lace down the glass. So much green and yeast it is opaque. Stunning.

S- Tart fruit up front with good floral and herbal hints backing that. Saison yeast makes a nice appearance as well as tart grapes and a definite apple fruit note.

T- A good mix of what reminds me of a traditional saison and some funky lambic properties. Filled with white grapes, tart green apple, Belgian yeast spices and saison notes, grassy herbal hints. Lemon citrus zest and some yeast bread as well. Green tea comes into play later, see below.

MF- Creamy and foamy body with a smooth feel overall. Finishes tart and has a sharp fruit pit bitterness.

Really enjoyed this one. Hard to really describe it with words but it was nice and fruity, a bit funky and still retained some saision and beer properties for being a Fantome. Really enjoyed the tart fruits. Oddly enough the only thing I could taste on my palate was green tea, after drinking some water to rinse before the next beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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Photo of mwilbur
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip. Bottle says best before end of Jan. 2013.
A: Pours quite possibly the craziest color beer I've seen...pale candy apple lime green. Like watered down ectoplasm. Minimal white head quickly is gone making you wonder if it was ever there to begin with. Honestly hard to judge appearance on this one.
S: Tart apple, citrus, sweet candi sugar, cereal (like toasted oatmeal), green tea, and a faint hint of herbs. Again very interesting and hard to judge...especially against a typical saison.
T: Wow! Different and more craziness. Herbal green tea, toasted grains, alternatingly sweet and tart candy apple, mixed fruit (melon, nectarine, lime, raspberry, more?), sweet malt, and a note of ginger ale. Definitely interesting and quite complex.
M: Smooth and oily. Sweet with a hint of tart and sour. Light body. ABV nearly imperceptible. Mildly dry and refreshing finish.
D: This one is in a category of its own. Definitely give it a shot...a very interesting brew and unlike any other beer I've experienced. Good drinkability and fairly refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of rfgetz
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a unique hazed green color, somewhere between green tea and split pea soup in hue, moderate cap of white froth, some lacing at the top of the glass. Scent is quite sweet with notes of tropical fruit like kiwi and lemon lime, backbone is light funk and barnyard must, light herbal quality. Taste beings with the fruity sweetness with a splash of herbal notes, mellows into dried hay, barnyard must. Medium bodied, prickly, some suspended yeast particles give a little to the body. Quite a unique brew from Fantome between the green color and sweet fruity notes.

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4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml capped & corked bottle poured into a tulip.

It. Is.vGreen.

Nose is earthy and funky with a herbal note.

Taste : sour and tart lots of fruit and tea notes very good with a crisp and sharp carbonation. Really very good. The finish is light and tangy and a bit if candy.

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before Date: 1/2013

Purchased @ Hill Farmstead (Harvest Festival 10/1/11) Greensboro, VT

Price - $15/bottle

My first thought here is "Why put this in a green bottle!?

Pours a hazey straw yellow with a single finger soapy white head (no green). Average retention with spotty lacing. I heard this was suppose to look green but I'm not getting any green whatsoever. Streams of carbonation are visible and help maintain a thin film which covers the top.

The nose is lemon and lime with some earthy notes. An underlying musty foundation from the Belgian yeast authenticates it's style.

The flavor is surprisingly sweeter than other Saisons I've experienced, but still balanced. This example has a strong citrus backbone which I dig. Zesty flavors of lemon, green apple and kiwi dominate the taste.

Mouthfeel is light and clean with a low carbonated feel which is perfect for the style. The body is light and refreshing with a mild tartness. In the end it's noticeably dry.

Overall a pretty impressive example of the style and my favorite to date. If I come across more in the future, I'll certainly buy it. Quite sessionable and maybe a little dangerous @ 8%.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light lime green and yellow in color and poured with a thin off white head. It becomes less hazy as the beer warms up. The head gradually died down but consistently left swirls of lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of citrus in the nose—lime seems to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has light to moderately strong flavors of limes and other fruits with a light amount of funky yeast. The taste becomes more complex as the beer warms up and also has notes of dill and creamed spinach in the flavors along with some hints of sourness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a very refreshing change of pace that is unique and interesting and goes down very easily.

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Fantôme Magic Ghost from Brasserie Fantôme
4.09 out of 5 based on 335 ratings.
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