Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Days of the Beer, February 17

The beer for today is Fantôme Saison.

On February 17, 1936, the world's first superhero The Phantom, first appeared in print. The Phantom was created by Lee Falk. The Phantom is a mysterious crime fighter who operates in the African jungles.

The Phantom's alter ego is Kit Walker.

As to the beer:

Brasserie Fantôme is located in Soy-Erezée, Belgium.

This is a delicious, textural, and fizzy county ale, bright gold colour, citric and sour, reminiscent of a good champagne or lambic but in a class all its own.
Fantôme – Golden ale, 8% alc. by volume, with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. There are many drinkers out there who believe this is the “Nectar of the Gods.” Certainly no other brewer makes beer like this, in Belgium or anywhere. How many beers of 8% plus offer such fresh fruitiness? A solid Belgian saison beer at its base, with an unusual overlay of fruitiness.
Fantôme Saison, is considered one of the world's best beers, receiving a 97% on Ratebeer, and is currently #89 on the Beer Advocate Top 100 list.

So, for the first publication of a superhero, have a Fantôme Saison, just don't go putting on that skin tight purple outfit again, remember how the neighbors talked last time.

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