Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver | Brasserie Fantôme

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3.95/5
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732 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#5,952
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
732
pDev:
14.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of stevoj
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budlum
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dogma33
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +7.1%
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 -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kerrie
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kwkdmk
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSmokingChimp
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Satchboogie
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmich24
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TGanyone
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puftdank
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjk135
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
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 -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Meganomiidae
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Hiver from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 732 ratings