Fantome: Hiver (Belgium: Saison: 8% ABV)
Visual: Hazy reddened orange, with a large yellowed head.
Nose: Dry. Carrot and coriander. Mild ginger bread. Bready and wheaty. Ripe banana and stewed banana. Yeastie.
Body: Funky yeast. Carrot and coriander. Brown sugar. Wheat and bitterness. Banana sweets. Bready. Toffee malt drinks. Greenery and mint. peppermint. Kiwi. Sour dough touch.
Finish: Lemon. wheat. light bitterness. Coriander. Bready. Peppermint and pepper.
Conclusion: Fantome! Saison! Let the party begin! Another very different version of the saison style from Fantome here. Rougher and heavier spice than before, there is a mix of grounded coriander and an odd peppermint that comes in almost as a sour twist. It creates contrast, half way between a earthy grounded saison and their zesty fresh Printemps Saison.
As it is a Fantome Saison I am not surprised at all that it is high quality. It is very grounded, with…
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