Brewery: Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: US label bottle. Belgian Ale brewed with spices
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Fantôme is a classic artisanal farmhouse brewery in the heart of the Ardennes Forest. Its brews are in the robust, flavorful ‘saison’ style, and recall the early days of Belgian brewing. Brewer Dany Prignon is known for his regular Fantôme Saison and for the creative and adventurous brews he makes to mark each of the four seasons. The recipes change every year, but don’t ask what makes them so tasty… the Fantôme never gives up its secrets.
My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5
Intro: A 750ml US label bottle with no best before date (Belgian label bottle has a best before end date). Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: It poured a lightly hazy golden colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left nice streaky lacing.
Aroma: Barnyard funk, honeydew melon, banana, clove, honey, lemon and grass.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, there is musty farmhouse funk, sweet honey, banana, clove, fleshy melon with a hint of citrus lemon, grass and a bready finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Wow, a very nice Saison. Great aromas and mouthfeel with nice fruit and funkiness.