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Fantôme De Noel | Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
634 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This ever-evolving offering is said to be spiced with honey, caramel, black pepper, coriander and (per usual with Fantôme) a number of other special secret ingredients. A rich, dark-flavored beer with lots of deep-roasted chocolate malt, but still fairly dry, with a hint of sourness at the core. It is very spicy, with some winter spruce flavor in the bargain. The wild yeast sourness also adds to its welcoming character.

Added by taez555 on 12-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,819
Reviews:
359
Ratings:
634
pDev:
13.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
86
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 359
Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonannophone
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateF90
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
2.68/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 1x04. Smooth, a bit acidic. Bad smell. Better in taste. I could finish it without much trouble, but Im not sure if I like it. Not much wintery. Not worth its high price

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Photo of Chris00710
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Westmalle318
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

from the bottle into a St. Bernardus glass

A: pours a beautiful deep orange with a very creamy one finger head, nice lacing
S: very perplexing, takes some time to yield the specifics of the nose, at first you get spicy notes and small amounts of an oddly specific fruit that you cant quite put your finger on, it later reveals itself to be peach, deep and tart yet sweet, rich, also some subtle touches of pepper
T: sharp, citrusy and almost (but not quite) bracingly tart, oddly enough the tartness seems to be derived from the spices and maybe a touch of (but only a touch) salt, resulting in an astringent and somewhat briny tartness, feels like an unsweetened orange and lemon juice fruit cocktail, also the tartness feels as though it might be derive from some wheat in the grain bill
M: rich and creamy but not sticky, it the mouthfeel that steers this beer away from a summertime feel and gives it a wintry character
O: exceptionally interesting, a welcome change from the darker christmas beers (though I love them as well), this is both complex and accessible simultaneously. This was my first Fantôme beer and I cannot wait to try more of them. also this beer hides its alcohol content very well so beware. truly a lovey christmas seasonal beer

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of w5baron
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ah me---a birthday brew. Poured from the 750 ml bottle in a snifter this fine Belgian pours a luminous brownish orange with a moderate head of white foam that dissipates quickly leaving a thin ring and little lacing. Nose of orange zest, sweet candy sugars, yeasty funk, and some spicy seasoning I can not put my finger on. Flavors are a true wow factor with warming orange and candy sugars blending with a spicy spruce and light chocolate flavor. Earthy robust yeast comes in on the middle to back with an herbal dose of a light mace and coriander like flavor. Very unique and highly quaffable, this ale features a smooth mouth feel that is warmed by substantial alcohol and a lightly brett sour note that finishes ever so lightly dry. Complex.
Let this one warm and be amazed.

Cheers

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Photo of Mroadhouse55
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cheesy26
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear copper brown draft pour, 2 finger tan head to start, minor lacing. Light nose carries Belgian yeast note and light amount of dried fruit. Taste more complex bringing the dried fruit, alcohol, medicinal, some toffee, pepper. Somewhat lighter than expected feel and average carbonation.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
2.31/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

an absolutely terrible offering from Fantome. Just too much going on here

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farnswurth
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Danny1217
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantôme De Noel from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 634 ratings
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