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Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Fantôme 5 Monkeys Somewhere

Fantôme 5 Monkeys

Opening the capped and corked bottle (the usual Fantôme presentation) fails to produce much pop or gun smoke which is a slight worry. However, a decently aggressive pour leads to a nice, 1 inch rocky white head, with some decent retention and lace. It settles to a thin film across the surface. Lightly hazed orange body. Nose has some clean grains, and some generic citrus. Controlled and steady. General bitterness throughout the beer, but again it's restrained. Some Fantôme beers exhibit a lot...

Pays Du Soleil

Pays Du Soleil

750 ml, corked and caged, usual St. Somewhere presentation. Pretty interesting beer to say the least that pushes the boundaries of what I'm comfortable with. Pour is an usually dark color for a Saison and takes on an orangy, peach hue with significant cloudiness. Looks like sweet tea. Head is good initially but becomes spotty quite quickly and lacks much retention or lace. The nose is aggressively floral and estery with massive pear, peach and pineapple notes thrusting through the nasal...

Pays Du Soleil

Lectio Divina

Having had the opportunity to first try the Saison by St. Somewhere, and being VERY impressed, I was excited to try this one especially as this beer has been given even better reviews by BA's. Unfortunately, I disagree with many of those reviewers! $8.99 from Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 750 mL corked & caged with 2008 and St. Somewhere printed on the cork. Nice pop on opening. The beer pours much too dark (for a Belgian Pale) for my liking. The color is a dirty, clouded brown and...

Pays Du Soleil

Saison Athene

Blimey - wasn't expecting this! $8.99 for the 750 mL corked and caged bottle at Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. Huge pop on opening wih some great gunsmoke - a good sign! Nice presentation, enjoy the label(s). Pour is SOLID in the Duvel tulip. Cloudy, honey pour with a great head (superb retention) and some solid lace. This IS a FLORAL Saison - no doubt, but it pulls it off superbly. BIG floral notes are followed by the same in the taste. Light, and without real funk, this is an different...