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Fantôme De Noel - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
88
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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Belgium

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 oceanside
2.2/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

They only thing I have to say is it had a taste akin to sucking on dirty pennies. There were many other flavors but after every sip I would get a strong metallic flavor. The cork crumbled when trying to open this bottle and I don't know if this had an impact on the taste or if the bottle was just simply bad. For me it was a great disappointment because it was my first fantome and it was a holiday beer to boot.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a cool saison for the holidays with fantoms special yeast, which is awesome stuff thats made them famous. light rusty brown in color with a massive and lasting several inches of fluff off white head and some fish food yeast floaters. the nose on this is alcoholic and foresty, i get a ton of spruce or pine tree in this, and a small dose of roast malt. in the taste the pine is more reserved but still present. i taste the alcohol, and i like to in this style every once in awhile. 10% abv is a lot for a saison, but it works in this winter context. moderate spice and big body too. this is really well carbonated but it still feels much heavier than their other stuff. for 15 bucks I'm not sure i would buy this again, at ten bucks i would for sure. its in that zone for me, but a very cool take on winter/holiday beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass on New Year's Eve.

A: amber/bronze. A huge 3 finger head that lay in state for a while. Foamy tan bubbles and formidable lacing.

S: heavenly. Fruity, funky. Belgian yeast comes through with apricots and Brett.

T: follows nose with a sweet, sensuous cascade of fruit, funk and highly carbonated sensations. Fantastic.

M: medium to heavy with carbonation to die for.

O: one of my top 10 favorites. Best saison I've had, hands down. Highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of thecheapies
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork reads "Brasserie Fantome Soy 086/477044". Aged at least two years. No knowing how old the bottle was when I acquired it ($15.99).

Warm chestnut red-brown color with a very hazy look. Coarse bubbles escaped to the outer ring of the surface to form a popping halo.

Picking up a decent amount of sourness from far away after pouring the beer. Sour red apple, tart red plum, oaky vanilla, Flemish yeast, pinot noir, vinegary acidity, and hints of clove and star anise. Very fruity and fermented with some stand-up maltiness and a big funky yeast character. Divine.

Tart red plum, red grape, sour red apple, vinous notes, lemony acidity, oakiness, drinking vinegar, saison yeast, cheesy funk, light vanilla, and an attenuated malt base with some wheatiness. Follows the nose, but quieter. Clove-like spice comes and goes in tiny waves. Still bright for an ale with dark fruit flavors. Feels medium to medium-thin with a slightly acidic burn in the finish. The alcohol is extremely well-disguised. Carbonation is low, but very refined. Tight, maybe. An elegant twist on a Christmas beer. Two thumbs up.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of dar482
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a murky copper brown color with some reddish hues.

The aroma has a Belgian strong dark characteristic. Almost like Rochefort 8. A bit of alcohol, spice, tons of raisin, plums, figs, some caramel sweetness. Quite vibrant, almost a bit tart smelling.

The flavor again is this bright wonderful flavor. Almost a light red wine flavor. Tons of grape, plum skin, boozy raisin, a bit of spice and white pepper. A bit of caramel sweetness in there. The highlight is a strong drying on the end. The alcohol is well balanced and tastes very much like wine with its acidity and drying. It’s very much rice wine, plum wine, and a red table wine.

A really interesting brew. Super drinkable. Great with food. Perfect for wine drinkers.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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