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Fantôme De Noel - Brasserie Fantôme

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very good

564 Ratings
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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 25
Gots: 78 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 12-03-2001)
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Photo of theboozecruise
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up from Macello's... poured into a Chimay goblet. Hazy dark orange color with an average sized creamy off-white head.

A very floral aroma to this one... like sucking in through a wreath of roses. Nothing telling as far as hops or malt goes, but a typical Belgian style to it.

The taste is different at first. Bitter and biting at first... a little bit of floral tastes at the end. Not exceptionally convincing either way. I'm just not feeling this one on the sips like I expected... disappointed would be the right word.

It's not bad at all... just not really a standout beer.l

Photo of oakbluff
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle consumed on ukranian christmas (I think) big shout out for all my ukranian friends out there...

Appearance- deep stout like appearance with a huge offwhite head. Great lacing.

Nose- licorce, some chocolate and twinge of funkiness.

Taste- big licorce, dusty and dry as a popcorn fart. Lots of other spices I can't pick out. Sourness is there, but more so just a dusty, dark fruit weird ass beer, but I'm not complaining. Some powdered chocolate taste as well.
Mouthfeel- thing bodied for such an otherwise rich beer. Very drying in the mouth. Drinkability is medium. A bottle best shared, but I took this beast on by myself.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a super huge light brown foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of sweet candy, spices which may includes some pepper and some sourness. Taste is quite eclectic with something that resemble like sweet candy at first and then I got it with a mix between pepper, sour malt and dry finish form some weird hops. Body is lighter then expected for such a beer and alcohol is well hidden. Not bad overall but not great either. It just seems like too many things are going on at once.

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Dark and opaque, chestnut in color with two inches of foam from a gentle pour.

Smell - Very earthy. Tobacco, leather, a bit of spicy citrus.

Taste & mouthfeel - Light-bodied and bone dry. The flavor is bizarre and complex, ranging from leather and tobacco to lemon to habanero pepper to nutmeg. There's no trace of sweetness - it's hard to believe that this stuff is 10%. The earthy dryness of the finish immediately brings to mind good pipe tobacco.

Notes - Utterly strange beer. It's not something I could drink frequently, but it's very interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Beerandboards
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 into a tall wine glass. Pressure cap and cork.

A - cork comes out of the refrigerated bottle with a loud pop. No gush. Pours with a large chunky white head that reduces shortly. Some whisps and a crown remain. Color is sort of a mix between a golden brown and ruby red, if that makes any sense. Like a apple cider, but more opaque.

S - apple cider vinegar, some bready yeast, pear and other crisp fresh fruit.

T - I'm not super well versed in Belgians, but this sort of reminds me of a cross between a bier de garde and a saison. It's kind of the best of both worlds. It's crisper and more tart than a bier de garde, but it has a nicer and deeper body than the saisons I've had. There's a little bit of funk hanging around. As it warms up some juicy fruit flavors come out, spiced apple and grape are there. Very nice.

M - good. Tingly carbonation. Light medium mouthfeel.

O - I saw this at a bottle shop and immediately grabbed it because its never here. I really liked it. Very crisp clean flavors. Really tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Fantôme De Noel from Brasserie Fantôme
88 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.