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Methode Goat Abrighost

Brewery: Methode Goat
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic Blends)
Other Notes: Lambic blended with 1 & 2 year old Fantôme Saison. 2018 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 1 & 2 year old Fantôme saison with 1 & 2 year old lambic and 2 varietals of fresh apricots.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Koelschip, 2018 vintage, bottled in January 2019. Poured into a stemmed white wine glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Apricot, stone fruit, vanilla and oak.
Taste: Light sour, tart, apricot, oak, light vanilla, floral and slight pepper on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice apricot and stone fruit aroma and flavors are balanced by oak and vanilla.

Fantôme Pissenlit

Brewery: Brasserie Fantôme
Country: Belgium
ABV: 8%
Style: Belgian Saison

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Belgian Ale brewed with spices.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before end 2019 date. Poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy amber-orange colour with a two finger light tan-orangey coloured head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet Belgian yeast, breadiness, lots of fruit, plum, orange, apple with hints of clove and banana, lightly peppery, hay, grass and some spices.
Taste: Musty, apple juice, grass, orange, orange peel bitterness, some kind of floral herbal spice mix that’s not easy to describe and some pear and pepper lingering on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting but perhaps that floral herbal spice mix threw me off a bit. I also felt the carbonation was too low. In the end I think I prefer their regular Saison a lot more.

Fantôme Saison

Brewery: Brasserie Fantôme
Country: Belgium
ABV: 8%
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.




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