Fantôme Boo! | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme Boo!Fantôme Boo!
BA SCORE
3.42/5
119 Ratings
Fantôme Boo!Fantôme Boo!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stakem on 11-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
119
pDev:
21.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma light with some fruity esters, ephemeral
Head small (< 2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, fizzy, diminishing to irregular ring and partial layer
Lacing none
Body light orange, clear
Flavor slightly musty, traces of fruits, ends slightly sticky; no hops noticeable, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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Photo of scottfrie
2.79/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

750ml bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a semi-clear dark golden/light amber with a fluffy and extremely dense and thick off-whitehead that took forever and a day to slowly collapse into thick film.
S: I get funky notes of apple cider vinegar and tons of cooked squash. Smells like old vegetables with some mild spice and a touch of earth. Slightly medicinal.
T: Follows the nose but thankfully not as much cooked vegetable. Hints of lemon and earth in the finish. Mild tartness, earthy and mild spice, with light tartness and light funk. Squash is still noticeable but I wouldn't call it pumpkin. Slight medicinal quality in the finish next to some peppery spices. Candy like sweetness, iced tea, and anise flavors as well.
M: Medium full body, slick mouthfeel, low and fuzzy carbonation made of tight, tiny bubbles. Not super dry, slight greasy.
O: I didn't like it. Definitely tastes like squash but the nose is off putting and the tastes leaves something to be desired.

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Photo of imperialking
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Gusher! I prepared by getting a glass ready and opening in the sink, but this one geysered out and I lost half the bottle before getting the glass in place. Once things calmed down, this poured a quite cloudy brownish orange, appropriate for pumpkin with a huge light tan head that dissipated to a thin film with light lacing. Aroma spicy, dominated by sweet potato and winter squash, lightly earthy and very autumnal. Flavor starts with light squash, saison yeast, light stone fruit, brett, mildly earthy but slightly sweet, then gets incredibly astringent, finishing with pure bitterness with little flavor. Medium bodied with active carbonation. I looked forward to what Fantome could do with a pumpkin ale and the first part of the taste was mild, but interesting in a earthy farmhouse way. The finish was too astringent, like an aspirin, overwhelming the interesting vegetable flavors. Not a fresh bottle, but stored in a cooler and labeled as good through 2015. This was a miss for me from an interesting brewery that usually pleases.

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Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TampaRainman
3.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAIsaac
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LambicKing
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mgr78704
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ckeegan04
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of tectactoe
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of JasonR1975
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of pascilla
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

A little hammy, but okay.

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Photo of markgugs
2.21/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of earljones199
1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

A good amount of burnt tire flavor on this beer with a slight pumpkin sweetness. Leather and burnt rubber are the headliners in this beer. Not drinkable.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Mike
1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of babaracas
4.09/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy darker amber with thick soapy white head that settles to a thin ring with a few blobs of lace down the glass. Smell: peach, leather, herbal and spicy, lots of pale malt in the back with some woodsy/fruity brett-ish notes. Taste: juicy peach, caramel, triple levels of pale malt, spicy hopping. Medium bodied, chill carbonation, tons of sweet but slightly tart peach everywhere in this one. As a Fantome + malt focus, perfect for a late fall seasonal, and still delicious in summer.

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Fantôme Boo! from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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