Fantôme La Piétrain Ambrée
Brasserie Fantôme

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #314
Ranked #8,418
4.21 | pDev: 5.94%
Brasserie Fantôme
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, honey, white grape juice, grape jelly, earth, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour white grape juice and grape jelly flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Jul 28, 2015
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a couple of matching Fantome tulips. Drank this one immediately after the blonde version. The brew appears a hazy orange color with yellowish highlights around the edges. An off-white cap more than 2 fingers strong fades to a thin line around the perimeter of the glass. A swirl revives a finger that is slow to fade.

The aroma is very tropical, fruity and tart smelling. Some classic Fantome funk and lemony suggestions of lacto. Overall very clean smelling and enjoyable to the extent that it makes me salivate.

The flavor is as tart, fruity and tropical as you might imagine based off the aroma. Hints of strawberry and pineapple are mid-palate before getting more lemony with hints of lacto/yogurt. A maltiness is present providing flavors of caramel and vanilla.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew that is creamy in the feel despite a modest amount of carbonation. This is exceptionally fruity and complex. Overall pretty rediculously drinkanle with no alcohol impact. This is the best Fantome I have had in recent memory. I want more.

Apr 23, 2013
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brokensail from California

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle labeled as Le Pietrain Ambre shared by Richard. Thanks!

A: The beer pours a hazy orange in color with a small white head.

S: There is a lot of citrus to this one. A bit of sweet malt along with some more traditional funk notes of grass, yeast, and lemon zest. Some other interesting aromas of white pepper and Smarties.

T: Definitely some Smarties candies. A nice touch of lemon zest as well as some sweeter citrus such as oranges and tangerines. A bit of sweet bread and a light yeastiness. Just a touch spice/pepper.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: Maybe a bit on the sweet side for what I'm used to with Fantome, but I enjoyed this one.

Mar 02, 2012
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FosterJM from California

4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

788th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter

@Woodshop Classix
Big big thanks to Kyle sharing!

Bottle does say Amber

App- This was a dark yellow with a nice one finger head in the glass. Slides gently with a couple bubbles on the side of the glass.

Smell- Yes it's a Fantome all the way. Yeasty, damp and a touch of soft hay.

Taste- A little bit of hay starts this one off with some trailing yeast notes and the moves into a more full on fresh cut grass. A little bit of damp fruits brings up the rear on this one. A little bit of a blended amber/saison note with a malt forward flavor.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated almost a high carb feel. Nice residual yeasty funk on the tongue.

Drink- Very damn tasty rarer Fantome. This was a lighter beer with some softer assertive flavors. I don’t know how Kyle got this one but glad I was there to try it.

Serving type: bottle

Feb 29, 2012
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HopHead84 from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Thanks for sharing! Snifter.

A: Dark amber with a fast fading white head.

S: Prominent floral aromatics accompany pepper-like phenols and big citrus notes: lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Earth meets hay and grass.

T: Soft tartness up front with ripe apple and juicy orange and lemon notes. Piquant and dry with restrained earth. Finishes floral, fruity, and lightly tart.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: Excellent. I enjoyed this about as much as the original Pietrain.

Feb 26, 2012
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear deep dark golden color ale with a super large white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of light rustic malt notes with some lightly funky yeast ester and some bready notes. Taste is also a mix between some bready malt with some rustic notes some lightly funky ester and a very subtle tart notes at the end. Body was lighter then most Fantome beers but still quite full compared to the competition with some great carbonation. This is a good beer form a brewery that has a tendency to be all over the place dome time though a lot les unique then some of their other offerings.

Jan 30, 2012
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craytonic from District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden amber with a small off-white head

Smell: Hay, lemongrass, typical fantome malt/yeast

Taste: Very light with a touch of earthy must, touch of lemon and citrus. A hare above the regular offering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, typical fantome

Overall: Good one, just a touch above the standard fantome saison

Nov 27, 2011
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drabmuh from Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Matt, nearing the end of the epic Fantome reviewing session that has occupied my afternoon. Shared by Matt at a recent >20 Fantome beer tasting in the woods, this was one of the last ones of the night, Fantome tulip used on this one as well. Oh yes, it was.

Beer is amber, thin off white head, minimal lacing, low retention, moderate to low carbonation.

Mild lemongrass aroma in the nose, some malt, minor yeast.

Beer is super light with this great midpalate earthiness. Decent beer, served side-by-side with the other one of these, sweet, mild malt, mild funk. I'd have it again.

Nov 22, 2011
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

peach colored amber and a huge white head that reached nearly two inches high an never really relented leaving a ton of lacing on the sides.

aroma is very light, pears and apples, touches of banana, clove, hints of grain, but light, almost non existent at points. flavor was about the same, very light, but nice, lots of light fruits, tons of grain and a definte yeast presence that seemed to build over time. just seemed to need that one last pop to push it into the excellent category. still super sessionable and really a nice

Nov 20, 2011
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Thorpe429 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of craytonic at the recent Fantome mega-tasting. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a light caramel color with a bit of a tan head. No real perceptible lacing. The nose brings forward some faint malt, amber, bread crust, and a bit of lemon. Light additional citrus as well. The flavor is bready and earthy with a bit of citrus. Light body and a semi-dry finish. Nice and a good comparison side-by-side with the Blonde.

Nov 15, 2011
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mdfb79 from New York

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 murky golden-orange color with 2.5 inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruit, funk, and spices, Nice, though not too strong.

t - Tastes of fruit, lightly sour fruits, yeast, light citrus, funk, earthy grassy notes, and floral hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a very good beer; I thought it was much better than the Fantôme La Piétrain Blonde and was one of the better Fantomes we had. Nice funk and fruit going on and easy to drink, would like to have it again.

Nov 10, 2011
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt.

Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers.

The beer is hazy and orange hued with a small white head that leaves sparse lacing on the snifter.

The aroma offers some nice funk and must, along with yeast and a subtle floral presence. A healthy fruit presence is there as well, particularly orange and other assorted citrus.

Oranges really shine through in the flavor, complemented by some delicate yeast and funk notes.

Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. Smooth on the palate with minimal alcohol presence.

Overall, a solid beer. I would definitely have it again.

Nov 08, 2011
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JAXSON from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from the new "Ambree" bottling. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Nose is sour with a good dose of orange citrus and grass clippings. Mouth is pleasantly sour, soft, lush on the tongue. Orange pulp, grass, dry brett, very well integrated as with most Fantome bottles. Great and one of the better Fantome bottles I've sampled.

Sep 25, 2011
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