Oh yeah. It’s time for another craft beer review and today I’m going to be trying the Fantome Dark White produced by Brasserie Fantome situated in Soy, Belgium.
I’m super pumped about trying this brew. It’s no secret that I love me some Fantome.
Even though no description was found on the website, fantome.be, go check it out when you get a chance anyway.
I’m getting thirsty. How ’bout you guys?
This beer came in a 25.4 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of 4.0%.
It poured a dark orange to caramel color and it was semi-hazy. The crown was huge, billowy, soft and semi-rocky. The retention time was outstanding. The head stuck around for what seemed like forever and the lacing was spectacular also. Lots of cobwebs left on the side of the tulip with each passing sip.
This beer produced a somewhat lighter nose than most Fantome beers, but it still had a nice and complex bouquet. Hints of barnyard funk and Belgian yeast. It also released some smokey fragrances intermingled with a light earthiness. A nice and proper mustiness combined with hints of grain and overripe pear. Very slight peppery spices began to come through as it warmed a touch.
The flavor was almost exactly like the aroma except that it seemed to be a little more forthcoming. Everything was accentuated a bit. The funk was “louder”, the yeast and the spices more more pronounced and the pear was “juicier”. The smokiness was just a delicate little attribute that fell in line with the style. This was well balanced and great tasting brew in my opinion.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Crisp, refreshing, thirst quenching, mostly dry and just a little bit bitey. The carbonation was very lively and a very nice amount of flavor was left behind after each gulp.
Yeah, this is another great beer from Fantome. For such a low ABV beer it’s packed with a ton of flavor and character. Plus at 4.0% it makes for a killer Spring and Summertime drink. I was finished with this bottle before I even knew what had happened. If you guys haven’t tried the Fantome Dark White yet and have access to it, don’t hesitate and grab a bottle. I think that if you appreciate what Dany Prignon does you’ll love this beer. I know I did.
Thanks for reading and commenting everyone. I’m most grateful.
Until next time. Cheers.
Score: 4.2 out of 5
September 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm
However unlikely this is ever to get to the local stores in NZ, I’ve put this on my list. Could happen
September 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm
Good luck. I hope you can get your hands on some.