Is Fantome "back"?

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  1. arren

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    All the #newmoney here are too busy gobbling up cases of FBS, KBS, and Hopslam to care about low-trade-equity shit like Tomes and Tilquins.

    That said, I think I need to get more bottles of Fantome Saison. I love the mere existence of this thread, as it serves as a constant reminder that I should be drinking more Fantome.
     
  2. stakem

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    Just wanted to point out that its 2 weeks later and the last of it is still available. So, im glad that auto-trigger purchase fingers hasnt become an issue for tomes like it is lambic.

    By tome standards on etre, this was pretty limited availability and still lasted this long so there is hope we wont get to that level. I think the buying restriction on it is largely responsible for it lasting this long (as well as the talks of it coming to the US via shelton.) I know if given the chance, I would have bought more than 2. I always like to chug one as soon as it arrives, share one with a buddy and have 1-2 to set aside for aging science experiments.
     
  3. danyP

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    ...just because it's made with brasilian spices from .. brasilian forest ..
     
  4. danyP

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    there are 2 differents .. a blond and .. a dark .. Blond brewed with Target hops, and Pilsen and pale ale grains .
    .. spices mix ..
     
  5. lazerviking

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    How does it differ from Tonka?
     
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  6. danyP

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    not the same composition at all ...
     
  7. SirDickButts

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    danyP, can a few of us homebrewers from Talk Beer take planned trip to brasserie fantôme and make a special beer with you? and can we name the beer "Le Fantôme de Parler?" hahaha!
     
  8. NAD1983

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    1999 Pissenlit
    1993 ete

    Can't wait to try these! Will report back when I get around to opening them.
     
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  10. stakem

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    I bet that pissenlit is killer. Open it now please...the suspense is killing me.
     
  11. bumbillbee

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    Damn I'm jealous of that pissenlit.

    It was a nice surprise seeing Magic Ghost on tap earlier today. I've never had it before so I was excited to try it, not nearly as green as some pictures I've seen but still a pretty beautiful pour. Tasted great too, nice green tea flavor over lots of funk.
     
  12. regularjohn

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    my friend gave me an old hiver over the weekend. this is when shelton used to distro to NJ years ago. they just started to again recently IIRC. can't wait to try it...will report back when i do crack it
     
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  13. lurchingbeast

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    The bottom of that keg will look like a kale smoothie.

    ISO.
     
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  14. stakem

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    There were a couple honey holes in central Jersey that up until like 5 years ago had lots of these old paper label tomes and seemingly noone desired them other than me. I would wake up on a Saturday and take the 4 hour round trip just to buy as many as I could afford, go home and solo them. Ahhhh yes, life was easy before having children.

    I miss the days of seeing 5+ different tomes on a shelf.
     
  15. FTowne

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    There was a place like that here as well. They eventually put all the dusties on the discount shelf and I ended up buying a lot of them. Then one day the all disappeared. I think someone must have caught wind.
     
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  16. lambandtunaphish

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    I saw 8 on Friday :eek:
     
  17. stakem

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    What a time to be alive.

    I would have de-pants right then and there.
     
  18. stakem

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    I keep seeing reports of Fantome draft showing up at places.
    danyP how frequently do you send kegs of Fantome to the US?

    I will do just about anything for a keg of Fantome.
     
  19. ncaudle

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    :mad: Virginia is lucky if we get 1 Tome - Noel
     
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  20. FTowne

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    Seriously?! I want to believe that this is a real thing.