Author Topic: Fantôme Santé 17!  (Read 130 times)

Offline MDixon

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Fantôme Santé 17!
« on: September 05, 2019, 09:13:58 PM »
Most people who know me know one of my favorite breweries is Fantôme. Every year Dany brews Santé for charity and 17! was an 8% 2013 beer.

I opened it today having purchased from Belgium in the last year or two and it was delicious. Closer to a Dubbel than a Saison with a beautiful flavor of dark candi sugar which may or may not have been utilized. It has sherry notes of slight oxidation which only add to the complexity. While well carbonated it barely held a head. Not sure what it did to create this, but it was truly a delight. I see they have a few bottles left at Etre Gourmet so snag one while you can if you are interested.

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Offline dannyjed

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Re: Fantôme Santé 17!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 11:17:06 AM »
That sounds delicious!
Dan Chisholm

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Re: Fantôme Santé 17!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 01:12:45 PM »
I suspect when fresh it was no great shakes, but time has treated it well. The flavor was that of a Dubbel, but it had more in common with a BdG than a Saison. Based on old reviews I was expecting it to be just ok, but it was tremendous.
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