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Saison D�Erezee - Eacute;té by Brasserie Fantome
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
8.00 % ABV

Review by MikeWeiss on 04/07/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2008
Reviewed on 4/6/2008

A - Mix of bubble sizes, most of which are minute, with only a few being much larger. Slightly cloudy and color reminds me of a mix of standard shampoo and sand.

S - Primary smell is sour, consisting of mostly tart apples. Secondary smell adds faint citrus.

T - Tart right off the bat, but it fades rather quickly. A little dry in the aftertaste and finishes with slight general bitterness.

M - Comes on crisp and shifts to a fairly effervescent feeling as it progresses. Very refreshing.

O - Essentially what I would expect from a Saison, first Fantome brew I've had, but I will undoubtedly have more from the brewery after having this one.

Served In: Other

Review by Tip Top on 12/29/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 5 8 0
Review from 01/21/07

A - Pours a nice apricot colored body that has a distinct haze to it. Bright white head was about one inch on the pour, and is now about have that. Looks pillowy and luxurious.

S - Citrusy and spicy. A little bit of Belgian Pale Ale in this one. Add to that flowers, candy sugar, lemon and cherries, with a slight hint of a barnyard/sour funk.

T - Much like the smell here. Light spiciness, orange peel, lemon, candy sugar with a touch of hay and cherries. Nice sour finish with very little of the barnyard taste that you get with many saisons. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

M - Light and crisp even though it probably has a medium/light body. Carbonation is fine and gives an ever so slight tickle on the tongue.

D - Super drinkable. This is by far my favorite Fantome to date.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 12/17/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
Hazy peach with an inch high egg shell colored top of dense foam. The cap delicately fades off leaving a light skim and a fluffly firm collar. Lacing is whispy in a broken sheeting.

Aroma has a nice soft lambic tone to it serving up yeasty sourness and feathers a twangy acidic tanged push over very light and dry breads. Notes of some barnyard funk and ripe white sharp cheese adds some extra interest.

Taste is bold and snappy in the front, quick little jump of super tame peachy/pearness mixed with some of the yeasty tartness. Never brash or harsh though. Very smooth and delicate yet grabbing and centered up front. Fades off just before the half way point with a very nice melllowing easy fluff of tangy fresh bread. Finishes long with light drying tones with tiny bumps of acidic notes that touch metallic tinges and citrus pith scraps. Very airy and smoothly fluffed the majority of its character. The dryness and its crescendo towards the finish is amazingly delicate and leaves just the slightest reminents left of sour stuff along the way along with even slighter herbs and grasses.

Feel is pretty darn close to full, maybe medium-full with a lean towards the full. Has a light and fluffy carbonation, and again, its delicate nature and finely rendered smoothness is really nice on the palate. Really nice. Lightly bready in all the right areas and the sour/tart stuff is always within check, big time in check. Its never out of control and what's there is just right for the style.

A fine, fine treat. Delicate and tasty. Smooth and airy. It has its own presense - much like a spirit or ghost.

Served In: Pint Glass

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