Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver | Brasserie Fantôme

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fantome's winter offering, available December through March or so. Brewer Dany Prignon changes his receipes every year, so we can't so for sure what this year's beer will be like, but it is sure to please lovers of Dany's beers.

Added by Jason on 02-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
718
Reviews:
399
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
14.79%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
91
For Trade:
9
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Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ottoj55
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chalice glass, straw yellow and haze, frothy white head and nice lacing. Smells bready with obvious fresh brett character or hay and earth, not horse blanket/barnyard and a hint of tartness. Tastes like a sour dough bread with nice underlying tartness and a touch of mystery spices. A bit of spiciness and clove like phenols become evident at the end and persist a bit too long for me. Full mouthfeel and some pleasant alcohol warming, finishes crisp and dry. A great beer, had no idea what to expect when I picked it up. A lightly tart twist on saison.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Comes out a golden straw yellow. There's a lot of sediment at the bottom but a fairly carful pour and you can avoid getting all of it. Still fairly hazy. White cap and some pretty decent lacing.

Smell is really nice. There's some nice bready aromas with a little bit of funky tartness in the back.

Taste is on par with the smell but I like it a little more. A doughy bread flavor with some cranberry like tartness that's almost but not quite sour, slight natural spice (not hot spice).

Mouthfeel is good. Very light bodied for how flavorful it is. Good balance with natural sweetness and has a tart dry finish. Very drinkable. Great beer a standard setter. I believe this is a 2012 bottle.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronricorossi
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrilliumFan
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Poured into Duvel tulip, muddy dark amber/orange, with adequate creamy head. Saison herbal aromas beefed up with some savory spices, and some malt evident. Taste follows with the spices taking more of the center stage, not overpowering, but wonderfully accenting the normal saison flavors. Body a bit thicker than normal, but can feel the effervescence.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Amber-brown liquid with slight white head that dissipated quickly.

S: Hay and dark Belgian candy sugar.

T: Dark Belgian candy sugar flavours of toffee and candy along with alcohol and a strong herbal element in the finish with spice. Possibly grains of paradise. Very unique.

M: Medium mouthfeel. Very dry in the finish. I think a lot of sugar was used in this beer, combined with the mysterious and highly attenuative Fantome bugs to create a very dry brew.

O: This is sort of a head scratcher. I have never had a beer like it. I would like to reharvest these dregs with pilsner malt and see what flavours emerge from the culture alone.

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Photo of WynnO
3.2/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budlum
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dogma33
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice amber or even orange colored beer with massive head and thick lacing left behind. Malt sweetness and straw in the nose with a yeast scent as well. Tastes a bit peppery but sweet with a nice bitterness. The sweetness is like bitter burnt caramel. The finish is dry and slightly bitter. This is a really nice beer.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This may be my favorite Belgian brewery and it's a crime I can't find any of their stuff more often. This offering is a unique farmhouse ale and has some weird funk notes but is to be appreciated given the class it's brewed with. If only I could have more Fantome in my life.

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Photo of MrDarcy
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kerrie
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kwkdmk
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSmokingChimp
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

l- Rich hazy amber
S- Peppery somewhat underwhelming for a saison
T- Dry Caramel how is that a thing?
F- Smooth and effervescent like a saison should be
O- yes

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver from Brasserie Fantôme
3.99 out of 5 based on 718 ratings.
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