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Great Britain Fantome beers in London?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by ImperialStoat, Dec 11, 2012.

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  1. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Anyone know a shop in-or-around the London area that sells Fantome's saison? Beautiful Beers in Putney has it, but they're a spectacular rip-off.
     
  2. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

  3. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Sorry, I'm an absolute fucking moron. The place in Putney is called The Beer Boutique, and they sell Fantome saison for £15 a bottle (more expensive than its typical cost in California!). Beautiful Beers is more reasonable but I'm loathe to pay £8 for shipping.
     
  4. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah its a shitter though they do also have struise (though most of those are pretty expensive)
     
  5. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    If you're a big fan of De Struise I'd recommend ordering from their webshop. The shipping prices are surprisingly reasonable (I think about £15 for a box of 12), and the beers themselves are very, very, very nicely priced.
     
  6. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah I am planning to actually (and have done a few years ago too). Hopefully Black Albert is still in stock when I do it though, probably my favourite beer in the whole world, unfortunately i paid £10 for my first one though (4 for £40 from cracked kettle inc. shipping). In case you hadn't seen it you can get Westvleteren 8 for about 5 euros a pop.
     
  7. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Yeah, I just saw that actually, though to be honest I'd rather have a bottle of Pannepot than any of the Westvleterens.

    Mmmm...Pannepot.
     
  8. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I concur, probably the best quad i've had. Got some aging too. What's Pannepeut like?
     
  9. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Eh, not as good, I thought. It's been a while but I remember being underwhelmed.
     
  10. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    They are the same beer !

    Might just be variation on age that made you feel underwhelmed?
     
  11. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    They're spiced differently, aren't they? I had Pannepeut before Pannepot and I remember being confused about all the fuss.
     
  12. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm going by a certain other website who's European database is superior to this one

    They suggest there isn't enough variance in the recipe to warrant 'put' being added as a seperate beer to 'pot'
     
  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Only way to settle it is to get a bottle of each and drink them side by side really.
     
  14. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    I like the sound of that.
     
  15. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Should we do a Pannepot variation night? Give everyone a fortnight's notice and have a live tasting on a Sunday night maybe?
     
  16. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Sounds good, though we'd have to all be drinking the same vintages, no?
     
  17. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Well that's the sort of thing we need to decide on. I reckon we could cover most of the variants/vintages between us depending on the numbers. One vintage/variant as a 'must have' and another of your choice or a free for all?
     
  18. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Yeah, if it's actually feasible this sounds like a funidea. I imagine there's only three or four of us here who'd be willing to do it.
     
  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I could do it as I was planning on getting some struise in the new year. Though push comes to shove I have at least one bottle of 2011 tucked away. Not the pannepeut though.
     
  20. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Pannepeut is totally different...lighter colour too, looks more like a Barleywine

    Both good though
     
  21. His_Royal_Hoppiness

    His_Royal_Hoppiness Sep 5, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Not exactly the London area, but if you're ever around Oxford, 'Classic Wines and Beers' on the Cowley Road has Fantome Saison, Black Ghost and Pissenlit. It seems to sell off a lot of leftover stock from James Clay, so you have to watch out for the expiry dates - not too sure about the others, but the Saisons 'expire' this month - though probably with Fantome it adds character! They're priced at £10 each, but I knocked the owner down to £8 and you could probably do a deal like 3 for £20. They've been sitting there for months and I think I'm the only person to have bought some!
     
  22. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Thanks for the heads-up!
     
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