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Fantôme Santé! | Brasserie Fantôme

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3.97/5
Very Good
15 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by womencantsail on 07-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
pDev:
12.85%
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of pperez38
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BucketBoy
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Rifugium
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Santé vertical 1-19. Thanks Stakem!

Hazy copper body with a thin, off-white collar. Musty basement, candied fruit. Light bodied with plenty of musty funk. Tasty.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Santé vertical 1-19. Thanks Stakem!

Beer shockingly good for being as old as it is. Light, nice tartness. Pretty clean finish. Minimal oxidation. Mild apples.

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Photo of Mbrown44
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of popery
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, ineedbeer. The beer is amber in color. Fairly cloudy. The head puffed up nicely at first and faded to a ring of white bubbles. The aroma is deep with earthy funk. Very reminiscent of a vintage lambic. Mushrooms, mild apples and pears, some cheese, mild vinegar, maybe some faded spice. As with many older beers, the taste is a bit of a letdown from the aroma. There’s a lot of apple juice character, some vinegar. It’s got a bit of earthy funk, but it’s much flatter than the aroma suggested. The feel is light, a bit oily. Low carbonation. Not bad for a beer of this age and with such a soaked cork. I enjoyed this beer a lot more than expected. Pretty much zero cardboardy oxidation. Wonderful funk in the aroma. Very enjoyable overall.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of stakem
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a matching Fantome tulip. The brew appears a clear color of amber at first and subsequent pours get increasingly hazed. A light off-white cap restd atop about a finger strong. Some spotty to webby strings of lace stick to the glass.

The aroma is lemony lactic with a mild oxidative touch smelling a bit like moist paper/cork with plenty if earthen brett notes. As it warms up, it gets a hint of vegetative quality almost like cabbage.

The flavor is surprisingly malty with notes of caramel/toffee and suggestions of oxidation. It is earthy and a bit vegetative with a noticeable amount of neutral hop flavors that are a bit hebal. It displays a bit of a tangy alcohol aftertaste hinting towards lemony lacto. More sips reveal a bit of apple cidar vinegar.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is fairly easy drinking, complex and enjoyable. The oxidation/age of this beer is noticeable but overall this was better than expected.

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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of womencantsail
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012

A hazed orange color with a finger of white head. A touch of cork up front followed by a robust yeast and funk aroma. Lots of straw, grass, and must with a surprising, almost candy sugar, sweetness. Lots of lemon zest with a subtle tartness. Lightly tart on the palate with some lemon and red berry flavors. A pleasant yeastiness and a hint of grass. As it warms, more fruit character comes through.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Holland
2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

Fantôme Santé! from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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