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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Black Dark Extra | Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
3.51/5
Good
73 Ratings
Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Black Dark ExtraFantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Black Dark Extra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stakem on 03-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
73
pDev:
21.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Dark mahogany body with a thin beige collar. Aromas of leather, smoke, horse saddle, malt. Pond water and cigar ashes. Mild sourness and funk. Only Dany can make a beer this unique.

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Photo of Magery
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halo3one
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of csustar001
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
2.72/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

750ml bottle into snifter. Batch 2/2013, which means I’m probably in trouble.

A: Pours a deep dark beer bottle brown with a finger of very dense dark tan head that quickly faded into a fuzzy collar that left a few thick streaks of lace down the glass.
S: Huge burnt peat, bandaid, a dark roast on the nose. I get some ripe banana after the pour. Disappointing.
T: Tart grape and cherry skins mixed with dark malt and cola flavors, smoked bandaid, and peat. The peat and phenols are not bad as the nose, either that or the clean tartness is overpowering it better than other chlorophenolic tome beers I’ve had. The finish has a linger flavor of tart and tannic fruit skins.
M: Not as sour as I was expecting given the name, but the tartness is clean and pleasant. Medium-light body, slick and clean mouthfeel.
O: Not quite a drainpour but definitely another 2013 quality control issue. Aside from that, this was good but underwhelming as a saison.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Overall, a rather interesting combination of elements that I am not used to seeing in a saison. The sourness is welcomed but in parallel with some bizarre smoky jerky-like flavors with wheat and biscuit. I will say it grew on me as it opened up but definitely one of the most bizarre saisons I have experienced

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Photo of _morandi_
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of dcguitar
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of funkyaudio
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Caudalie
1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of tom10101
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ystazi
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of laituegonflable
4.07/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown colour, glint of colour at the edge. Head is beige, pale, nice small bubbles but decent foamy crown. Lace is nice.

Smells strong and a bit turbid. Soapy but with nice fragrant edge, frangipani with some turmeric and pepper. Caramel undertones; not bad.

Taste is tart and tangy. Dark front with a touch of roast that descends into vinegary notes with a real jam conserve edge. Strawberry balsamic, some hints of chocolate, raisins and figs. Very interesting and a lovely balance between sweetness and tartness. Well padded by malt as well, although slight sharp edge shows through.

Idiosyncratic blend of flavours, but put together very artistically to produce something pretty special.

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Photo of ShanePB
1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of fbc24
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Rifugium
3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blind tasting.

Weird...but with Fantome, you just never know what you're going to see next. A flip-top bottle that opened with a huge *pop.* Murky pour, dark coffee brown, with a wispy off-white head that settled to a collar, and left a few strands of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma, obvious hit of smoked meat up front (I'm thinking cherrywood-smoked malts), peat, tobacco ash, dry rub spices. Smokey taste, as expected from the nose, cured meat, tobacco ash, roasty dark malts, some dry cocoa flavor, peppery spice and hints of something vegetal, with a bit of fruity astringency. Medium body. Pretty awkward and messy overall...I wouldn't come near tackling a whole bottle by myself. But it was nice to give it a try.

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Photo of BucketBoy
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of thufflife
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +42.5%

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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Black Dark Extra from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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