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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver | Brasserie Fantôme

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme

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

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Ratings: 723 |  Reviews: 400
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Khazadum
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Low carb, thin looking bottle, no lacing, no retention.

Smells light acidity. Low biscuity, wheaty back end.

Quick bite of Apple tartness, wheat flavor in middle. Grainy end product with light biscuit and wheat flavors.

Full bodied, low carb, light flavors. Fantastic beer. The light tartness reminds of a Berliner Weiss.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of justintcoons
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden with yeast dancing around. About 1 finger of fluffy white head dissipates quickly. Light carbonation.

N: The nose is primarily musty and earthy with hints of apple, pear, lemony citrus and pepper.

T: Big apple and pear notes upfront along with lemon zest and earth. This is followed by light grains and a mild funk. Finishes with a mix of coriander and peppercorn spices.

M: Light-medium bodied, smooth and dry.

O: A decent Saison but I'm not overly impressed. Belgian funk seems to be lacking a bit. Pear, apple and lemon notes are fantastic. Subtle spices in the finish are done well.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tripel Karmeleit chalice.

Slow and easy pour so as not to disturb the sediment, still produced a voluminous, thick cappuccino head that melts into rocky profiles. Excellent head retention, after a half hour, it still has a quarter inch ring of foam and a veil of suds over the body. Leaves lots of lacing. Body is a cloudy, opaque blonde, can't see any direct light through it.

Nose is light malt, a bit of citrus, toffee, and ginger/coriander spice. Belgian fruity yeast and and some barnyard funk. Smells more like a belgian golden (pale) ale with the fruity yeast. Really has a nice nose that is quite perfumy after it warms up.

At first, you get malt and sugar sweetness, balanced with some citrus (tangerine), some tropical fruits in the background, then the spice kicks in mid-palate. The finish is a bit dry and just slightly bitter from hops and some gingery pepperiness, with tangerine peel and earthy notes.

The body is medium viscosity and the carbonation is light, has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

This is a delightful beer, it's sweet and orangy, with just a tad of citrus sourness--more sweet than sour (unlike some of the other mouth-puckering Fantômes). The yeast has a nice taste with a slight bit of funk. There is some ginger spiciness to it, and the orange peel makes it a nice winter beer. But I would happily drink this any time of the year.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of dannyfrost
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ROGUE16
5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter-finger high off white head.
S: There are light aromas of mustiness and sourness in the nose.
T: The taste has complex and well balanced flavors of apples, spices and yeast. A little bit of sourness is noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink, particularly after it begins to warm up and the flavors develop.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of xnicknj
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks pat

Pours a hazed golden yellow color with a tuft of white head resting on top. Coats the glass in lacing and leaves wispy lacing behind.

Really funky nose with belgian funk, yeast, and horse blanket. Light citrus peel and cracked pepper, faint sweetness as well.

Snap of citrus with lemon peel up front. Light tartness with soft acidity. The funk from the nose returns quickly, with some of the horse blanket and yeasty tones. Light biscuit malt body leads into the finish, which is a little dry and warm.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, spritzy and tingly on the tongue. Pretty refreshing and interesting saison - I liked the funkiness, but a little more tartness probably would help this one along.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, hazy yellow pour, big white head, light lacing. The aroma is very lemony, spicey. Very lemony, it has a light acidity to it. It finishes crisp. The body is light, good carbonation. A good saison, but I still prefer the original.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Michael at a recent Fantome mega-tasting, might have been Matt actually, thanks!

Beer is yellow and hazy with a white head, small bubbles, some lacing, decent retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is mildly citrus, a little grassy, earthy, yeasty, mild funk.

Beer is light in body and sweet up front, mild funk, citrusy throughout, a nice little Saison here, not my favorite of the night but a nice one for sure. I'd have it again.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of eclipse54
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked/capped 750 mL bottle from FluffyMcTingle; thank you! Poured into a DFH signature glass.

The body is a hazy, golden straw color with some darker copper hues towards the center of the glass. About two or three finger’s worth of fluffy, ghost-white head develops and stays with good retention. Small patches/strands of lacing are left on the walls of the glass. The aroma is of tart apple/pear, ample lemon and citrus zest, straw, hay, wheats, and various floral notes. It tastes of apple (almost like a cider), tart pear, loads of citrus (orange, lemon), freshly cut grass, straw, wheat, and faint caramel. It finishes with a dry, tangy flavor that seems a bit odd. Mouthfeel is crisp, light on the tongue, and a bit puckering from the faint sour flavors. Finish is dry. Overall, an enjoyable saison that I’m glad to have tried.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 723 ratings
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