Fantome / Hill Farmstead 5 Sciences Beer | Brasserie Fantôme

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 04-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
20.23%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
30
For Trade:
6
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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

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1.45/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

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Photo of Altenor
1.81/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I wasn't sure if to review this brew or not, but there is a mix of opinions around here. It seems as if most people that got the carbonated bottle got the true intention of the brewers while the ones that got the still ones were disappointed.

I was one of the ones that got no carbonation, so you know what I think about this brew. The bottle came with cap and cork which made me expect lots of carbonation but it was totally still.

Appearance was very weird. Pinkish pale with orange and totally flat. Never had seen a beer like this.

Smell was super funky and sour. I wasn't expecting it at all either, but it went with the appearance.

After all this I still went ahead and tasted it. Not good. Super vinegary and sour. Got some grain notes in there as well.

Mouthfeel inexistant. No carbonation at all. Just a whole mess.

Not a pleasant experience. Really was looking forward to trying this brew given the two great breweries that were involved. All I can say is that it reminded me of the people that tried WTF from Sam Adams

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
2.13/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

A collaboration beer from Fantome and Hill Farmstead. Poured from a bottle into a d'Achouffe tulip. It's got an interesting color - orange. I don't mean amber or mahogany, I mean this stuff is almost as orange as kool-aid. Unfortunately, even the most violent pour I could manage produced so little head that it hardly deserves to call itself a Saison. The nose is really nice. I get a fruity acidity that strikes a nice chord between the noses of a Saison and of an American IPA.

The flavor is well below average for the style and the complete lack of carbonation makes the mouthfeel rather squishy and disgusting. There is a fair amount of grainy sweetness and lactic acidity that makes up the flavor profile. It doesn't have much complexity at all - no peppery notes, no spice, no balancing flavors of bitterness or herbal notes. It's just a sweet and sour flavor reminiscent of stir-fry sauce that does not distinguish itself at all. It's very unappetizing and practically undrinkable.

I was really looking forward to trying this beer and it was an enormous disappointment. Moreover, I feel really stupid for being suckered into buying it because Hill Farmstead was involved (note to self - remember your 3rd rule of beer-drinking: no collaboration beers!). The less said the better. If you're reading this, avoid the temptation to try this stuff.

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Photo of corby112
2.14/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Batch 1

Pours a cloudy, bright golden orange color with apricot hues.  Completely still and even a very aggressive pour yields only the slightest bubbles that quickly fade into a vanishing thin ring.  No lace.  

Herbal, phenolic aroma with earthy flowers and a strong musty funky/wild yeast presence.  Slightly soily and earthy with damp, rotted wood, wild mushroom and decaying flower petals along with light and citrus fruit esters.  Subtle peppery spice as well.  Weird but I sort of find it oddly appealing.  

Light bodied and almost flat with faint carbonation and a very unpleasant dirty, phenolic flavor dominating the palate.  Rubber band and band aid notes are prominent along with subtle spice, dead/dirty flowers and bong water along with bread, green apple and banana.  Dry and somewhat chalky in the finish with a strong dirt/phenolic, rotten yeast presence killing off most of the flavor.   Very harsh and tough to drink.  A complete mess of a beer to be brutally honest.

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2.18/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of scottfrie
2.37/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

750ml bottle into tulip.

A: No pop to the cork; bad sign. This beers pours a clear apricot color with no head. Well, there's a few soapy bubbles from my rough pour, but overall this doesn't sit well in the glass.
S: Smells of earthy and musty funk with a hints of sticky cheese, cooked vegetables, apple cider vinegar and horse shit. Band-aid pokes through as well.
T: Follows the nose. Flavors of vegetables, tart funky bugs and mild wheat. Band-aid, dirty mess of spices , sour mash, earth and wood. Aftertaste has a touch of fruit to it.
M: Flat as water. Medium body, light tartness.
O: A mess of a beer. I tried to power through a glass, but didn't even get half way. This is the second expensive Fantome drain-pour I've had recently.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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Fantome / Hill Farmstead 5 Sciences Beer from Brasserie Fantôme
3.51 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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