Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été | Brasserie Fantôme

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92
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171 Ratings
Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - ÉtéFantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 10-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
171
Reviews:
104
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
12
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of kevanb
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, 2014 vintage, poured into a Sante Adairius snifter glass. Enjoyed on 6.20.15, reviewed from tasting journal.

The beer pours an interesting caramel brown color, burgundy hues, tans and browns as the light strikes the beer, opaque and very hazy with a bone colored head that offers low retention and little lace. The aroma is interesting, nutmeg, spice, coriander, all spice, funky yeast, barnyard, horseblanket with dark, chewy grains and stone fruits. The flavors echo the nose, big spice bill, very Christmas like, stone fruits, yeasty, chewy dark grain, very unusual blend, loads of nutmeg and coriander, almost getting a pumpkin pie spice aspect, definitely not a summer vibe, but it does remain enjoyable. The mouthfeel is fantastic, a hallmark of Fantôme bottles, coating, gentle, soft, moderate carbonation, very smooth and gliding with a creamy finish that hits the spot.

Verdict: A very unusual saison from Fantôme, loads of spice and darker malts, quite earthy and reads more like a Holiday beer than a Summer saison. I didn't dislike this beer, but my expectations were for something quite different. This had a bit of a cult like following and I'm not sure I understand why, but I'd definitely enjoy one of these bottles in November or December.

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Photo of Liquidswordz
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Westmalle318
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lateralundertow
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a ruby/burnt orange color with no head, no carbonation and no lace

Smell: Apple, pear and a touch of caramel

Taste: Tart fruit forward, with the apple and pear tones bringing along some underlying sweetness, as well; some oak and leathery character in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and still

Overall: Not what I was expecting at all; closer to a Flanders than a Saison; not an unpleasant taste but I am not sure that the brewer would be pleased with how the beer has developed

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Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tclipse
3.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Totally and utterly flat. Not a single bubble. It smelled delicious and the flavors were nice, but the mouthfeel was horrible as a result of the horrible undercarbonation.

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Photo of Mersh
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notchucknorris
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark reddish brown color with a fizzy light caramel colored head that recedes pretty quickly.

S: Light bread and caramel with a light underlying funk to it. Red apple and some toffee.

T: Bright and juicy with some red apple, green strawberry, apple cider spice and some lingering green apple tartness. Sort of a strange beer and nothing like I would expect from a Saison, but very good.

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Photo of snansel
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeti1979
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dwkasper
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark amber, cider, opaque

S: Ripe apples/cider

T: Tart green apple, lychee, pear, a little funk from Brett?

M: lighter mouth feel than what I expected, smooth, very light carbonation

O: highly drinkable but very tart sour beer. Very cider like and not at all what I expected from a farmhouse/saison.

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Fantôme Saison D'Erezée - Été from Brasserie Fantôme
4.2 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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