Fantomé Saison D’erizee – Printemps Edition
Purchased at Trappist Provisions ($18/25.4 oz. bottle) and poured into tulip glasses.
This spring saison from legendary Belgian brewers Fantomé pours lemon drop yellow with a gorgeous, strobe-light white champagne head. Bright countryside scents dominate the nose – wild flowers, sun-kissed hay, fresh citrus, and a little bit of barnyard swelter. The first swallow is revelatory – light lemon bitterness, some honey, an incredibly crisp and pleasing mouthfeel, and then a sudden and unexpected assault of farmhouse spices. Brewing spice flavors like coriander and spruce tips are augmented by unusual, cooking spice flavors like tarragon and parsley. It’s a real dual-personality beer – part springtime refresher, part contemplative spice bomb – and remarkably successful on both fronts.
Oh lord. I know next to nothing about beer but that description alone has me sold.
The artwork both on the label and drawn by Darcey certainly don’t hurt either.
Good work, guys.
Thanks Cody! It’s a really unique beer and perfect for the hot temperatures headed our way. We believe LowBraü currently has it available on their Beer Nerd menu. Cheers and thanks for reading.