Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Saison ~ Brasserie Fantome

Appearance: slow steady stream of bubbles. Hazy golden grains. Bubbly fizzy bready head. Loud cork POP! Solid collar.

Nose: lemon zest, lemon bars, and lemon drops. Sauvignon Blanc grapes, Pinot Grigio. Essence of the harvest and her fields of bounty. Apple musk – freshly pressed ready to ferment. Sourdough.

Palate: lovely soft bready frothy mouthfeel. Lemon, earth, and funk. Grabs back of throat with green bananas. Straw and hay sun-baked and golden. Lemon breads lead into sourdough in the back. Chewy and doughy from first to last. Granny smith apples. Fuzzy apricots, peach skins, and all that lies within. Unravels slowly. Sauvignon Blanc and pinot grigio along the edges, mingling with lemon and zip.

Final Thoughts: a pleasure to drink, I am reminded again even of the few Fantome beers that I have had the pleasure to savor so far – all have been delicious, inquisitive, and unique. I wish they would use brown bottles instead of green, but I guess I can’t get everything. 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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