Beer # 70 Fantôme Hiver


Fantôme Hiver

 Name: Fantôme Hiver

 Style:  Saison / Farmhouse Ale

 Brewery: Brasserie Fantôme website

 Country: Belgium

 Region:  Soy

 ABV: 8.0%

 How served: 750ml corked & capped bottle poured into La Chouffe glass.     

 My Overall Opinion: Very Good. 

 I paired this beer with: Nothing today.  I had this as an after dinner digestif.

 Tasted on:  Wednesday February 3, 2010.

 Note: Brasserie Fantôme is one of my favorite breweries.  

On the Label: Fantôme is a classic artisanal farmhouse brewery in the heart of the Ardennes forest.  It’s brews are in the robust, flavorful ‘saison’ style, and are often made with unusual spices, herbs and other mysterious ingredients that recall the early days of Belgian brewing.  Brewer Dany Prignon is known for his regular “Fantôme” saison (rated a perfect 10 in a recent book on Belgian brewing) and for the creative and adventurous brews he makes to mark each of the four seasons.  The recipes, with special ingredients to evoke the particular season, changes every year, but don’t ask what makes them so tasty… the Fantôme never gives up its secrets.

From their website:  SAISON d’EREZEE : à l’inverse d’autres brasseries, nous créons des bières de type
“Saison”, variant en fonction de celles-ci ! … Nous avons donc sous l’appellation
“Saison d’Erezée” (notre commune) diverses bières aromatisées avec du tilleul, de la camomille, du jus de pomme, ou encore du genévrier,… il y a donc une bière de Printemps, Automne, etc… Toutes différentes…
Le degré d’alcool pouvant varier de 6 à 9 %

Translated into English reads:  SEASON of EREZEE:  contrary to other breweries, we create beers of the type of “Season”, variable according to those! … We thus have under name “Season of Erezée” (our commune) various beers aromatized with lime, chamomile, juice of apple, or of juniper,… they are thus a beer of Spring, Fall, etc… All different…
The alcohol content can vary from 6 to 9% 

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