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:
720
Reviews:
400
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
14.79%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
91
For Trade:
9
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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

Photo of Satchboogie
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmich24
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TGanyone
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tjk135
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

One of the stranger beers I've had. Smokey, blue cheese with a hint of barnyard. Not my cup of tea.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Meganomiidae
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014 edition.

A: Hazy golden brown, with a thick, tan mane. Head dissipates slowly, leaving wideband lacing.

S: Slight coriander is very evident in the tripel-like scent. Slight cranberry, soap, and funk. Interesting nose, to say the least.

T: Strong, scotch-like caramel flavors up front. Slight toasty/bitter malt hits the back of the tongue, along with moderate hop bitterness. As the bitterness fades, Belgian spiciness takes over and leaves a nice warming sensation akin to the tripel flavor the nose alludes to, plus slight lemon. Feels like a sin to be drinking in the summer, though...

F: Thicker than I'd expect in a saison, but again, likely works well with the correct season.

O: Pretty good, and stylistically very unique compared to anything else I've had before. Would like to revisit this on Christmas Eve, in front of the fire.

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

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A mild saison base with a bit more hop than the typical saison

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
2.25/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Unappealing mix of spices for me.

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Photo of seanthornton152
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's been long enough since I had a Fantome that I got a little nervous when I pulled off the cap and didn't hear a fizz. But, oh, j/k they do that weird hidden cork trick thing.

Pours a thick, hazy, dull orange with a nice and retentive white head.

Smells a tiny bit funky, mostly spicy yeast with a tiny bit of fruit. Nice and complex. Absolutely zero off nodes.

Tastes spicier and slightly less complex than it smells. Wonderful yeast profile, no alcohol whatsoever. Strong black pepper, mild coriander, dark fruit. The yeast hangs on the back of your throat long after the beer goes down, leaving a pleasant aftertaste similar to an excellent trippel.

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Photo of Ken_P
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AaronDz
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Highbury09
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver from Brasserie Fantôme
3.99 out of 5 based on 720 ratings.
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