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A review – Fantôme Saison, Brasserie Fantôme

In "Other Brewery's Brews" I will present tasting notes and/or thoughts about beers that creatively inspire me.

Tonight I review Fantôme Saison from Brasserie Fantôme.

Appearance 3/5: Light gold with a touch of warmth. Big fluffy white head.

Aroma 4.5/5: Earth and spices. Tart apples crushed right from the tree. King trumpet mushroom umami. Sweetly floral. Damp old timbers.

Flavor 4.5/5: Malts provide a clean and slightly sweet canvas for the circus of flavors. Tartness and herbs. Throughout an earthy funk. Touched by spices. Slightly tannic like green apple skins.

Mouthfeel 3.5/5: Light and astringent to start. Crisply effervescent. Finishes dry with a lingering herbal and slightly savory quality.

Overall Impression 4.5/5: Wow! Fantastic. Clean and crisp malt canvas splashed with spice, tartness, funk, sweetness, and blossoming herbs. An extraordinary beer. The restrained tartness and earthy complexity remind me of a natural and wild Asturian Sidra from Spain.

In my dreams I would wish to collaborate on a concept and recipe, and brew a beer with Dany Prignon of Brasserie Fantôme.

Santé!
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Fantôme Saison, Brasserie Fantôme
Fantôme Saison, Brasserie Fantôme

 

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