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Fantôme La Piétrain Blonde | Brasserie Fantôme

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Fantôme La Piétrain BlondeFantôme La Piétrain Blonde

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mothman on 08-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 25
Photo of mdfb79
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 11/05/11 notes. Bottle shared by craytonic at the mega-Fantome tasting. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Cigar City snifter.

a - Pours a yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like most of the other Fantome saisons we've opened.

s - Smells of citrus hops, spices, yeast, bready malts. Some nice citrus, but not overally strong.

t - Taste is a bit bland; some bready malts, light pepper and spice, and light citrus hops. Not bad, but pretty average.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty good saison, though the taste is a bit bland. Didn't have that Fantome funk like some of the others. Worth trying but probably wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt.

Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers.

The beer appears a light yellow hue and fairly hazy, with a small white head and some decent lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers a lot of musty funk, more than is customary in a Fantôme beer. Additional scents of citrus, floral notes, and a very present spicy aspect. Unorthodox and intriguing. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Though complex, intriguing, and well crafted, I found a small serving to be plenty. Abundant spice is best in small quantities. Overall, an interesting beer and certainly worth a try, should you have an opportunity.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a cloudy yellow/orange straw color, attractive lacing and retention, white bubbly head.
S- Interesting Lemon aroma upfront, hard to pick out the different notes in this beer, hints of grassy earthy notes, spice, slight citrus aroma.
T- A lot of spice (peppery) some more unique spice flavors coming out, someone in our tasting pointed out sage as the unique spice, slight smokiness, slight citrus, the lemon was not as apparent in the flavor as it was in the aroma, rather refreshing.
M- Medium mouth feel, well carbonated, crisp finish, smoky aftertaste.
O- This was one of the more unique Fantomes at the tasting, enjoyable and refreshing, easy drinkability.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

790th Review on BA
Bottle to goblet

@Woodshop Classix
Thanks Kyle for sharing!!!

App- A medium colored yellow with a maybe 1/2" head to it. Dancing bubbles on the top and just a touch of cling down the sides of the glass as it falls.

Smell- When you first take a whiff it has a yeasty backbone and then a little wheat comes in. As the 1st reviewer noted a unique spice note(sage). I agree with the sentiment of the spice but can't pinpoint what it is. A bit of a funk was there just really faint.

Taste- This was a very very tasty beer. It was soft and balanced and a little dry. The yeast pockets pop at different points with a little bit of residual spice and grass flavor in each one.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation with a touch of lemony yeast and some old cut grass remain.

Drink- As always Kyle busted something amazing out. A very tasty beer with soft balance and assertiveness when it needed it. I would love to know how he even got this but I'll just be glad I got to try it.

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Photo of mothman
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part 3 of the Fantome tasting.

Pours a 1/2 finger of white head. Color is a hazed golden orange.

Aroma: Sharp lemon-lime citrus. A slight medicinal kick. More of a farmhouse funk compared to the others. Another unique saison. Some other citrus flavors. A bit of spice in the background. Fresh wet lawn mowed grass.

Taste: A very odd spice here (maybe it's sage). Very unique. Maybe a touch of medicinal flavors. Smokey malts and a bacon flavor. The citrus flavors also show nicely here.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, and citrusy. Light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, this was a very unique beer. It had a nice citrus profile with a very unique smokey malt profile. I definitely was impressed with this one.

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Fantôme La Piétrain Blonde from Brasserie Fantôme
3.88 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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