Fant么me Belgium

Fant么me鈥檚 brewer, Dany Prignon, is a lively character who breaks all the rules when it comes to brewing with special ingredients. (How many other brewers have made a mushroom beer?) In fact, not all of his experiments are a success, but every beer is at least interesting and recall the early days of Belgian brewing.

Fant么me 鈥 a golden ale, 8% alcohol by volume, with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. 鈥淎bsolutely gorgeous, complex summer refresher with enough interest to drink all year-round.鈥 (The Beers of Wallonia). Both authors give this beer a perfect 10. There are many drinkers out there who believe this is the 鈥淣ectar of the Gods.鈥 Certainly no other brewer makes beer like this, in Belgium or anywhere. How many beers of 8% plus offer such fresh fruitiness? A solid Belgian saison beer at its base, with an unusual overlay of fruitiness.

Fant么me de No毛l 鈥 A very dark and entirely unique holiday seasonal beer, at a whopping 10% alcohol by volume. Reportedly spiced with honey, caramel, coriander, black pepper, and other secret ingredients. 鈥淸Another 10.] Beautifully warming with an amazing, almost overwhelming, depth of character鈥 (The Beers of Wallonia). Lots of deep-roasted chocolate malt, but still fairly dry and spicy, with a hint of wild yeast sourness at the core.

Fant么me Seasonal Beers 鈥 The mysterious Fant么me brewer is always at work cooking up another unique beer, often using secret herbs, spices, and fruits to evoke the current season. The recipes are never the same from year to year. The Spring beers have been dark and very full-bodied, roasty and bittersweet. Summer has brought brisk, authoritative copper ales with refreshing hints of citric tartness. Fall beers have always been especially impressive, usually surprisingly lighter in body than the earlier seasonal beers, but strong in flavor with a tantalizing note of orange peel and perfect hop bite. The Winter beers are dark ruby red confections, with strong, malty flavors and are relatively straight-forward, without any notable trace of the phantom鈥檚 usual trickery.

 

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Brewery Website: http://www.fantome.be/

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Fant么me Saison

Fruity, complex saison beer from the Ardennes forest from a tiny farmhouse brewery very hard to find even in Belgium. 8% alc. by volume, with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma.

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