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Fantôme De Noel - Brasserie Fantôme

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 26
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: taez555 on 12-03-2001

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Photo of jhu1995
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance was a very dark brown with a think, fluffy, tan head. Was somewhat surprised by how dark it was. Smell was average, and mostly sour and tart. Taste was interesting. Had the typical sourness/sweaty funk (but in a good way) with a nice hit of chocolate and some mellow sweetness in the finish. Fizzy and sweet in the mouth with a good amount of body. For a 10% ABV beer, the drinkability was pretty good, but not one that you would keep reaching for. A very interesting beer.

Photo of GreenWBush
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

$10.25 at my local bar, which I thought was an exceptional deal especially considering how phenomenal their straight Saison is.

The labeling of this beer says it contains only malt, hops, yeast, and refermentation sugars. No spicing for a seasonal beer? I'm surprised but Dany does work some magic with even the most base-line ingredients.

Evacuating from the bottle, this beer is a murky brown with undercurrents of scarlet. The carbonation is vigorous and stacks in multi-tiered layers, whooshing and whirring all the while. Gorgeous, and much like good seasonal beers seems to scream 'Winter/Holiday'.

The nose of the beer catches me off guard because the closest I can come to articulating it is 'ketchup'. Weirdly vinegar-y notes mingled in with biscuity malt tones and the aged/polished leather yeast consistency I find in many Saisons. Nuttiness and caramel also come to mind, but the overarching effect being 'oak' or aged wood. Sour fruit: dates, figs, raisins.

The taste is interestingly funky, as is generally par for the course with Fantome. The 'ketchup' impression I noticed on the nose is gone, replaced by wisps of vinegar. Aged wood and oak seem to rise up to the forefront of the flavor profile meeting halfway with spicy dried fruit and intense leather-y yeast.

In terms of mouthfeel and drinkability, this is a stunner. I would have called you a liar if you presented this to me as a 10% beer. Silky smooth, it coats the mouth with blissful candy sugar and fudge-like malt pressing up against the aged fruit and oak. Gets better and better as you drink it. I didn't enjoy this as much as the regular Saison but a mystery to behold.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer has a dark opaque body with a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles. The head is a creamy, bubbly mat that has a light tan color with a hint of red in it.

S- There is a slight tart sour note with some soft pale malt and wheat notes.

T- The taste has a peppery spicy start that has a soft funk that follows. The funk is not cheese or barnyard but very mild and a bit earthy with a hint of grapefruit. There is a nice hop bitterness and green hop flavor at the finish. As it warms there are some nice soft oak notes in the pepper at the beginning.

M- The mouthfeel has a nice lightness with a slight fizz texture. No alcohol warmth at all.

D- Wow a dark colored, hoppy saison. This is a very nice beer and very smooth with soft subtleties. I never know what to expect when I open a fantome and I have yet to be let down.

Photo of Jredner
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage. Aroma is STRONG and imparts spice and chocolate malt. I found that odd, but welcome. Hazy light brown with a head that is creamy and screams drink me. The flavor is highly chocolate in the fore, but fades to strong coffee flavor due to some sourness in the finish. This is a flavor I love immensely and actively seek out. I can’t believe how well the chocolate malts reach their potential in this style. It tastes like a spiked chocolate/coffee with a complex funky saison thrown in and it really makes a statement. The flavor is beautiful and the feel of the beer is amazing. A fantastic MUST TRY beer.

And at 10% the alcohol is amazingly well masked. I’d guess 6.5% if asked based on the flavor.

Photo of nvsblman
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep dark brown, with almost no light getting through. There's a nice fluffy brown head. Really fruity aroma, lots of plums and cherries. The aroma is spicy too, with some cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of black pepper and licorice. A little bit of horse blanket in the background. A really sour punch with plenty of fruit in the flavor. Different sips seem to bring different fruits. Cherry, plum, peach, maybe even a little pineapple. Well carbonated with a dry finish. This was a pretty good beer to enjoy all afternoon long.

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I saw somebody sniff the cork on t.v. so I decided to give it a try. Hoowee! Tart dandelions. Ok, now on to the beer review. Glowing caramel beer pours from the bottle and darkens to a deep brown in the glass. The head is thick and solid, light brown in color, but nothing in the way of lacing. Aroma is similar, but milder. Zesty lemon, some earthy cocoa, and an underlying vinuous quality. Tastes more like it looks then like it smells (whew!). I was expecting tart and got a mild bitterness up front. The earthy cocoa carried through along with a few spring flowers and a blueberry for good measure. The only hint of lemon zest was in my burp. Body is pretty much right up the middle, which is light for a beer this big and good if you ask me. It's warming without being overly alcoholic. A solid beer that takes elements from several styles and makes one tasty treat.

Photo of bruachan
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

split an '01 bottle at brickskeller

i was a little surprised by the color: an opaque tobacco. the head on top was relentless from a high level of carbonation, which imparted a spritzy mouthfeel. the nose boasted that great aged saison aroma: oaky vinous musty, along with some pine and a zing of some minty/wintergreen smell

the 10% is nowhere to me found; i almost don't believe the label. little sign of the roasted malts that the color originally threatened, except for the tiniest footnote of hazelnut at the end of a sip. the tart aged vinous character came out more as it warmed and a detectable bitterness lingered softly and the acidic dry finish wrapped it all up. some of my burps tasted like orange peel

Photo of yelterdow
2.44/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Duvel tulip at several degrees above fridge temperature.

Appearance- Pours a clear, raisiny brown with a reddish hue beneath. Off-white to light tan head, 1" thick at first... settling to a foamy rim.

Smell- Initial sour cherry funk laced with brett... wild and funky yeast notes. Sweet garbage. Old musty barn. Rotting perishables. Some alcohol presence. Yuck.

Taste- Bitter, rotten, rancid fruit and old food... this could damn well be what brewing first tasted like 1000 years ago. Lemon, old funky fruit. While I respect the interpretation of the style, this is not at all appealing to me.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Average carbonation gives out early in the tasting, while the viscosity does nothing for the unpleasant array of aromas and taste. Not recommended.

Photo of beveragecaptain
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, corked and capped. Fantome de Noel pours out a murky dark brown with some suspended particles in it. The light brown head is very large and lasts a long time. The aroma is strawberrries, vinegar, spices, and the Fantome barnyard smell (I don't know the actual name for it, but it's instantly recognizable). Tangy flavor with lots of fruit, including cherries, strawberries, and melon. Woody oak flavor throughout. Pepper and clove spice. The yeast provides a lot of flavor. I really enjoy the yeasty last couple inches of the bottle. Medium to full mouthfeel. At 10% abv, this is the strongest Fantome beer, but I sense no sign of that fact. This is yet another masterpiece from one of the best breweries in the world.

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Figured that after a year of sittin' on this bottle that was a gift from PopeDX, today, Christmas 2005. Pours a murky dark brown black with no light slipping through in a Chimay glass. A huge frothy 2" cratered airy head cap immediately settles to a skim island.

Nose of a quizzical Earthy airy quality. Some light malty hazy scent. Some light fruit nose. Just an easy clean light scent.

First swigs: Total surprise of tart lemony lime Granny Smith apple and sour almost lambic that fades fast to a clean yet sour linger. Almost like a hard cider taste. *Sorry!* I call 'em like I see 'em. Tartness abounds. A touch of Earthiness.

Feel is thin and lightly carbonated with a gentle roll of soft suds. Completely hidden ABV! Wow! 10.0% yer kiddin'! Easy drinkability. Just like lemonade. Yum!

Last swigs: A little critique is that it is a bit one dimensional. Typical of Fantôme to be so sneaky and wild. Reminds me of Russian River, a bit. There might be some brett in there. Just because I had some earlier today, this reminds me of DFH Au Curant.

Photo of orfeu
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL with cork and crown. Cloudy dark brown with amber-orange highlights; dense and foamy ecru head. Subtle aromas of yeasty bread dough and some grassy hops. The taste shows the tart funkiness characteristic of Saisons, but this is subdued by an insistent maltiness that never gets too sweet. Some spices are there for sure: anise, cloves, pepper (maybe allspice?). Nice grassy vegetable aftertaste. Yeast pour fills out with a distinct tart apple flavor, sweet and fruity. Creamy mouthfeel with slight carbonation. This is quite drinkable although I prefer other Saisons, particularly other offerings from Fantome. Paired nicely with braised brussels sprouts and leeks. Seek out!

Photo of Gaisgeil
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not really what I was expecting at all, and doesn't really live up to the hype I heard before finally procuring a bottle.

Pours a cloudy deep and dark chestnut in color with a fizzy white head that lacked retention. Nose is a bit on the weak side, wafts of dark fruit and very yeasty. Taste is similar, very "dirty" lots of earthy elements in this one. Very slick in the mouthfeel to begin with but is quite dry finishing. Not overly appealing, one was enough.


Photo of watermelonman
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This poured to a very dark brown with hints of red. The head is substantial and lasts well while leaving some nice lace.

The smell is interesting and pleasing, bringing dark sugars and fruits together with the sourness of wild yeast. The taste adds some light spices and a substantial amount of chocolate. The mouthfeel is full and very smooth. Drinkability is absolutely absurd for the alcohol content.

Photo of bitterdestroyer
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

hands down, one of the best beers i've ever had...

appearance: a lil murky, deep reddish brown, more lacing than you can shake a stick at. nice head.

smell: fruity, spicy. do i smell raisins? or plums? or peppermint? all of the above my friend. a very full bouquet. more full than any winter brew i've had thus far.

taste: nectar of the gods. sweet, hoppy, spicy, fruity, nutty, tart. there was sooo much goin on here. there was definitely a party goin on in my mouth (and yes, everyone was invited, smart ass).

mouthfeel: like i said, it was a party, people. silky smooth, light and bubbly.

drinkablilty: well this was the rub. taking the alcohol content into consideration, i couldn't do more than one bottle in a nite. i'm a lightweight.

overview: loved it, loved it, loved it. do yourself a favor if you have this at your disposal pick up multiple bottles. you'll be glad you did.

Photo of whartontallboy
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is in all likelihood a 2004 bottling; I purchased it August 2005.

Pours out majestically into my tulip, a muddy, murky tea/cola-brown that lets just a little light through and had a majestic 3" head of tight, foamy bubbles that slowly recedes over the course of a half hour, leaving huge sheets of lace and a pillowy layer on the body. I don't usually give 5's for appearance, but this outshines even the other Fantomes I've tried.

Smell is somewhat typical of the brewery and style: yeasty, barnyard funk, some dark fruits, a bit of alcohol, and a little bit of sourness. However, there's a much sweeter bubblegum-and-candy-sugar aroma that wafts up out, too, that's somewhat unusual but still inviting.

This sweetness follows over into the flavor. There's definitely a sugary-sweetness in there, but it's balanced almost point-for-point by a substantial sour funkiness where the yeast creeps in. A certain spiciness is in there, as well as some plum flavors and the occasional peach/nectarine/apricot flavors as well. It dries out at the end, not quite as much as the flagship regular Fantome, and the sour/sweet interplay lingers into the aftertaste, as does a lightly smoked/roasted walnut flavor.

Mouthfeel is suitably light and bubbly, just barely tickling your tongue.

Overall: Beautiful in the glass and quite tasty as well. I'm not sure I'd prefer it to the regular Fantome every day of the week, but this one has its charms despite its considerable sourness.

Photo of paterlodie
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No freshnesdate but probably fresh. Nice but overewelming presance with light gushing probably due to overcarbonisation. Head lasts well and beercollor is nice and deep brown with some particles in there. Nose is very peppery& clove spiced, roasty and nice caramel next to the usual funk of "wild" ones as there is a good cherie note in there with the fantome house caracter also. Full and alcoholic taste with lots of roast and good bitterness. Bombastic and peppery spiced with cinnamon makes at a complex and heavy experience but overall good mouthfeel. Heavy and slowly drinkable but a good taste and somthing else as the regular winterwarmer IMO.

Photo of dwvarner77
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark caramel color, with a thick mocha-colored foamy head that falls to retain a thin frosting.
A lot going on in the nose; there's a funky tart smell along with a good deal of yeast and raisin.
Flavor is also funky at first; a sour spicy flavor, but that is then backed up by a great deal of a dark bready malt, giving me a slight chocolate or coffee-ish aftertaste with a touch of spice. I get a hint of the 10% ABV in the aftertaste too, but it's not overpowering.
Mouthfeel is nice; not too thick, a light active carbonation present. Good mouthfeel increases drinkability, unlike some other christmastime styles that possess a sticky, syrupy character IMO.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As my internet connection has failed once again and I lost my "most eloquent and charmingly evocative" review... I'll just back it up with the basics. (And do a re-review when this year's batch comes out). It is a Fantome beer, right? So it's not quite a case of "How bad could it be?", but more of "How good is it?".

Well, I loved it. In fact, although I didn't find it very Xmas-y (meaning it's not overly spiced), I did appreciate that it would work well at any time of the year; and noted that it was my favorite X-mas beer of the year!

It was hard to pour with alot of effervescence that brought up the yeast and a full head. It eventually dropped to a thin lid, and then just a big-bubbled collar, but overall it held fairly well and left some very nice, wide swatches and tiny islands of lace. The robe beneath was a cloudy, reddish chesnut with glowing orange and amber highlights.

The nose is sweet with a touch of cola; candyish and doughy malt that's touched by caramel; licorice; sweet tarts; dripping, juicy fruits (some tart, some not); wood; and earth.

In the mouth it's lightly tingly (accented by its spiciness), medium bodied, and more airy as it warms (... a lot of the effervescence is released at the pour, leaving it smooth and somewhat creamy).

The flavor is much as the nose suggests, with a doughy malt base piled high with notes of fruit (raisin, prune, tart cherries, sour apple), drying sour oak, and spice (ginger, anise, coriander, cinnamon). It's not overtly complex, revealing its many components as you work your way through it; but it is very interesting and it finishes with a nice touch of wood and some spice (but not too much!).

An excellent, well-balanced X-mas beer!

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer poured into the chalice slightly hazy amber brown with a tan and frothy head which rose slightly and fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was malty with an earthy and slightly grassy presence. The beer contained a nice dark caramel aroma and some dark fruit presence of figs and plums. The aroma was also slightly spicy and slightly bready.

The flavor was smooth as silk with a nice caramel maltiness coupled with dark fruit flavors of raisins, figs, prunes and plums. The bittering from the hops balanced the flavors and kept the malt charge in check. The flavor was earthy and spicy and well achieved. The complexity was very, very nice and those same bready aromas came forth in the flavor.

The finish was just dry with a lasting dark caramel and bready flavor with dark fruits and alcohol, heck the whole darn flavor palate lasted into the aftertaste and begged me to have another taste. The body was just above medium and well done. This ain't no Saison, this a Belgian Strong Dark and a darn good one at that.

750 ml corked and capped bottle. Christmas in JULY!

Note: I had this once before and it was sour and not very drinkable. A friend picked this bottle up in Charlottesville, VA at Wine Warehouse and this is probably the best Fantome I have ever had.

Photo of clvand0
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a cloudy dark brown color with a tall head that has nice retention and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of spices and funk, typical for the Fantome. Some slight raisin notes in there. The flavor has a strong maltiness with some chocolate and a lot of the Fantome funk. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is moderate. The drinkability is great for 10% abv.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy nut brown with an enormous frothy tan head. Head dissipates to just a trace later. Some fine light lacing. The nose is alcohol, no mistaking that. But also undercurrents of molasses and lively spices.

Tastes is amazing. Spicy (clove, cayenne) followed by a alcohol burn followed by big notes of sherry. Molasses and English toffee just below the surface. Hints of vanilla, hints of oak. Underlying fruity and cidery flavors. A new taste with every sip. Did I mention the spiciness? The most impressive characteristic of this beer is that although is is rich and malty, the mouth is not sticky or overly sweet. It has just enough balance to remain drinkable as well as deeply flavorful. Pretty good stuff

Thanks to rajendra for the swap.

Photo of kmpitz2
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to clvand0

This brew pours a murkey dark brown color with a 2 finger head that falls to about a finger over top. The nose is spicey and funkey, with this slightly raisiney and mustyness hanging out in there as well. The flavor is chocolatey and figgy, with a slight sour and funkey refreshingness. No hint of the 10% in there. Wow. Very gpod. The feel is a moderate to thick with an active carbonation. Very clean and crisp. Overall, I find this beer to be a very nice compliment to a day of brewing this afternoon. The drinkability is awesome. Its very good.

Photo of gbontrag
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish froth rises several fingers, and fizzles, drops, holds, then rests as a spotty old blanket above a reddish brown beverage. Quite a pretty color.
I smell; I peer around a sodden old apple tree trunk at a bowl of freshly pitted sweet and sour cherries with a few drops of kirsch and a quarter cup of raw cane sugar. Sliced figs float by with slices of raspberry cheesecake in a molasses sprinke. Lilacs blow in the wind. Bruised fruits hang in a bag.
I taste: Woody flavors provide the structure like the bent ribs of a wooden pagoda enshrined in an orchard of blooming cherry trees. In this temple one meditates on a still life of dried citrus peel potpourri with coriander and cloves; cherry twigs in bloom in a vase filled with buckwheat honey; a bowl of biodynamic compost; raw grain, toasted grain, cooked muesli with toasted walnuts; a wet pile of day old grass clippings; and a newspaper clipping that proclaims, This ghost is good.
This beer is soft as a pillow of flowers with a few alcohol thorns. I shall go buy a dozen multi-colored, long stem roses, and beat myself with them because I'm not worthy. Then I will change my mind and soak in a bath of steamy rose petals and buttermilk.

Photo of bditty187
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes…

Really dark brown in hue, if not purple-black in the middle, and there are significant ruby influences around the edges. I am very surprised with the color; I was expecting something lighter, you know, like a Saison! The head was beige in color; at the apex the foam was a half finger in height. Head retention was fair, the foam faded quickly to a thin, soapy cap and then a minimal collar. The subsequent lacing was spotty and hardly noteworthy. I really like how the liquid looks, it is eye-candy, it too bad the head/lacing attributes weren’t more up to par. It is still splendid though.

The nose is tart, funky, and mysterious. There are suggestions of licorice, jellybeans, marshmallows, sour candy, dates, apples, caramel with a hint of char. I want to say there is some roasted maltiness but I don’t know if I’m being duped by the color. The complexities are rampant, so much so, I can’t pinpoint everything. Typical Fantome! Moderate potency, yet it has the ability to articulate its sentiments good enough for me to understand what it is saying. I like what I’m hearing. Inviting.

The first sip was shocking with its tartness (I’m not talking Cantillon or anything); still I wasn’t expecting this based on the nose. Sure the bouquet was tart but the palate was Gueuze-like for the first couple sips. Damn. After the tartness died down the complexity of the fruit was amazing with jellybeans, jam-like fruitiness (apples, peaches, grapes, dates, plums, melons…). There is not this much fruit in a farmers market. Licorice and caramel with a kiss of burned edges. Chocolate. Toffee. Tobacco. It returns tart at the finish, which seems very fitting. Overall the sweetness is moderate but perfect for what is going on with the flavor profile. The 10% abv is totally hidden… amazing craftsmanship. Typical Fantome! Oh, the alcohol does warm the belly; I just didn’t feel it going down! There are a lot of delicacies with this beer; if the malt were a tickle louder this beer would have been perfect. As is, I really like what is going on. It is begging to be drunk with fruit or sugar cookies or creamy cheese or by itself!

Medium in body, lively carbonation, the mouthfeel is firm but it seems a tad thin. I will do my best to live with it... decent mouthfeel.

It is very drinkable and so agreeable (if you like this sort of Belgian beer). This is yet another excellent Saison from Fantome! Maybe it is not as mind-blowing complex or as freaking tasty as some of their other offerings but it is still is a remarkable. I purchased my 750ml bottle in Iowa City, IA. Recommended.

Photo of twelvsies
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the fourth bottle of Fantome I've drank in three days... I just discovered it and I'm in love... how cute. Anyway. Appears a deep dark red with some brown. Nice frothy offwhite head. Smells sweeter than their other beers. Sweet nutmeg scents and also more peppery spicyness. Also smells like a freshly baked fruitcake. Tons of ideas here... Taste is equally complex. Not as funky and downright weird as I've experienced with Fantome, but it still has that unique skunky bitter taste in the back of the mouth. Up front this is a really sweet and malty beer, lightly hopped, but mainly just winterish spices and warm flavors. Fruity, nutty, carmel tastes. Excellent smooth mouthfeel as well. I love this stuff. I guess it's not really the best time of year to enjoy this but I bet next winter this will taste even better. Even so, it's a wonderfully complex beer that everyone should get to know.

Fantôme De Noel from Brasserie Fantôme
88 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.