Fantôme Magic Ghost | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme Magic GhostFantôme Magic Ghost
BA SCORE
86.4%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 337 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:
#2,451
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
337
Liked:
291
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
12.68%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
62
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 337 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of peensteen
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of tommyguz
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of FosterJM
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

686th Review on BA
Bottle to Flute
750 ML

Thanks to jbtice0315 @ Clusterfork #6

App- Holy hell batman, It's green! Pours like a unripe pear with a nice little one finger head and a bunch of cling on the glass.

Smell- Its a saison all right, classic scents with a bit of dampness and a special belgian yeast. A little sugary as well with some grassy/floral notes.

Taste- A lot like a base Fantome but kicked a notch with the addition of some tea leaves. A nice balanced flavor with some floral notes and that lovely yeast strand.

Mouth- Light to medium bodied and almost high carbonted. Leaves a faint yeast.

Drink- As always Fantome comes out in spades. A nice beer with a lot going on and is quite different. I didnt see this around in So. Cal. Maybe I just didnt look hard enough.

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Photo of masterofsparks
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yeaprolly
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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 baybum
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Thanks to Oldp0rt for this one. I've always wanted to try this. 750ml capped and corked bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 3 finger frothy light lime green head with decent retention. Lacing is thick and web-like with good stick. Beer is a clear BRIGHT GREEN! Excellent! And such a novelty!

Sugary sweet nose with hints of barnyard, tea leaves, hay, Brett and just the slightest sprinkling of tartness. Bready too. Real aromatic. I like it.

Opens sweet. Hints of peppercorn, spice, and yeast. Some barnyard funk and cane sugar sweetness in the middle. Floral at the end with another big dose of yeasty goodness. Finishes sweet with a spiced aftertaste. Flavor is a bit indescribable but pretty good.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lively and filmy in the mouth and goes down aggressive and prickly. Accented finish with a briefly lingering aftertaste. Real refreshing and certainly drinks lighter than 8%.

I really like this beer for the novelty factor but the fact that its actually a well-made brew is just icing on the cake. Drinks much easier than 8% and the flavor is just interesting and pleasant enough to keep me going back for me. I'd love to keep more of these around to introduce to company!

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Photo of Sean9689
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank to Chris (spycow) for opening this one. I missed out buying any so I'm glad to tick it. Poured into Bell's tulip.

A - Pours a Slimer green color, white head, spotty lace, thin collar, wisps. Very cool...perfect Halloween beer.

S - Funk, spinach, slight banana, some medicinal notes. Smells like your average Fantôme beer for the most part, which is a good thing.

T - Very funk-foward, slight herbal notes, some of the veggie spinach notes but not too much. An excellent Sasion with a twist of herbs and spinach.

M - Light, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - A really nice Sasion that looks cool is basically how I sum this one up. I would def have again but there's so many other excellent Saison's out there it's not mandatory and have any of this in the cellar.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

K&B Wine Cellars
San Diego, CA

Hazed, murky, nearly toxic green. It looks like Chartreuse. A pretty exciting, show-stopping appearance. Thin off-white head and some spotted lacing down the glass.

A sweet and floral aroma consisting of Granny Smith apples, pears, earth, and grass.

The aroma is a bit more impressive than the flavor, though this beer still definitely tastes good. There's a significant amount of apple, pear, grass, some tea flavors, along with some sweet simple sugars.

Light to medium bodied. Appropriate for a saison.

This beer is not only a show-stopping, unique sight to behold, but a damn good, flavorful beer in its own right. Though I bought a bottle a week later to conduct this review, this beer was the big (surprise) hit at the Pizza Port Belgian Beer Festival!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle
A - Clear pale green color with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, lemon zest, green tea.

T - Sweet wheat and pilsner malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, green tea, lemon zest, bit of funk.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a funky, tart, estery finish.

D - Crazy color but solid overall beer.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Fantôme Magic Ghost from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 86.4% out of 100 with 337 ratings
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