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Fantôme Caeymaex | Brasserie Fantôme

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by womencantsail on 07-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of stakem
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into a matching Fantome tulip. The brew pours a brilliant clear orange color initially and gets progressively clouded towards the bottom. A white finger of head rests atop and produces some spotty to webby lacing effect on the glass. A swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The aroma opens up a bit oxidized and reminescent of wet cardboard. It then blends into something fruity like apples and hints of vinegar. A maltiness is present smelling like caramel and toffee with a sweet edge that ends abruptly with earth and brett funk coming into play.

The flavor is surprisingly tart and fruity/funky. Some leathery earth and hints of oxidation increase the perceived dryness of the brew. Just like the aroma suggested, there is a solid malt inclusion tasting of caramel to toffee with a grainy sweetness. Towards the finish, it gets progressively more earthen and dry with brett.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It had a mild alcohol warmth but is very enjoyable and easy drinking. For a saison that is somewhere in the range of 15+ years old, this was a downright amazing experience. I am shocked at how well this has held up and how much I enjoyed it. After all these years, it had that baseline character that screams Fantome. Endless thank yous go out to BA Claaark13 for trading me this gem.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012

The beer is a murky orange color with almost no head. Aroma is full of cork. Quite a bit of butterscotch to it as well. There’s a mild fruitiness, particularly citrus rind. A hint of tartness along with some grass. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side, mostly butterscotch and bread with a little sweet fruit. Mildly funky with some grass and straw, still a fair amount of cork, too. Lots of orange flavor to it, too.

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Fantôme Caeymaex from Brasserie Fantôme
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