Fantôme De Noel | Brasserie Fantôme

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Fantôme De NoelFantôme De Noel

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Brasserie Fantôme

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.

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Photo of Crosling
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Burgundy.

Bizarre. sweet bouquet of strawberries, dates, dark fruits (cherries and plums), chocolate, medicines, spices and bizarre Fantome yeast.

Tastes begins with a variety of fruit and spice (cherries, prunes, red apples), earth, tree branches, vinegar and finishes with a sense of dry and bitter chocolate. Warming, full bodied and very different compared to other Fantomes but still phenomenal in nearly every aspect.

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Photo of beerceller99
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

75 cl. bottle pours a cloudy dark copper colored liquid. Has a sweet, spicy caramel, red wine smell. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Has a semi sweet caramel, raison, date flavor. Finishes with a slight alcohol bitterness. A decent dark Belgium but not worth the $9.99 price tag.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, here it is, mid-September, and what better time to open this bottle of Fantome Noel?
Stolid eggplant and plummy appearance, resting under a cakey, creamy topping of beigish froth.
Nose is generously spicy, mixed with dark fruits, cherries, and berries, grapes and dates.
Taste, mmm,magificent! Active carbonation, brief acidity, but a full flood of complex fruity/ spicy flavors delivers it's payload on the palate with the first sip. Marvelous mouthfeel, paints all corners of the senses with this deliciousness, with a citric twist interjecting now and then. Yeast looms large in the flavor, as well, leaving more of a feel of a spicy raisin cake, or something similar. I never, ever would guess that this is a 10 % brew, but we're only halfway in, so we've only just begun to plunder the full effects of this bottle. Gets better and better as I deplete it...medium body, medium-length, but sweet and spicy finish, softly drifts from the palate, lingers just long enough to keep the impression of eternal delight not far from the mind.
This is really nice, if not incredibly impressive, but that's not always necessary, is it? A super saison, spicy in just right amount to remain highly pleasurable and not a chore...I say, as long as this is what is promised in the holiday season, who needs Santa Claus?

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

Cloudy and hazy dull reddish-brown color, huge frothy clingy off white head that leaves a sticky lacing in the glass, fruity green apple and yeasty aromas. Fruity and spicy with some caramel flavor, nice sourness in the finish. Medium bodied with a crisp and carbonated mouthfeel.

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Photo of Rastacouere
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy brown, initially wearing a spectacular beige head for a 10% sour beer, but fully diminishing to a ring. Woody aroma and in its sense flanders sour ale like, but this is not aged in oak barrels, is it? Balsamic aroma, very earthy. The alcohol just comes out as a mild fragrance, you’d never guess 10%. Lots of nutmeg and cloves. Dark bread yeast character. Leafy cherries and raspberry tree branches fruity tones. Much more acid than I expected on the tongue, I like this. Fruity, woody, sour, spicy, well blended and very intense. Earthy, strawberry jam and vinegary flavors, big fantôme funk. Bitter spicy finish: lingering and warming. Typical airy and foamy body with lively carbonation and astringence from the puckering acidity. Delicious offering.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown, two finger-head that goes quickly leaving no lace, pour slowly. Some yeast left in bottle. Deep ruby color. Very good carbonation. Medium bodied. Starts malty and sweet, finishes with a good mix of hops and malt. $8.55 for a 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

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Photo of marc77
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Deep crimson hue with a slight haze. Covered by a one fingered, persistent, dense, light tan head. Sparse lace remains. Notes of red licorice and vanilla bean upfront in aroma. Following are hints of tart, underripe cherry and butterscotch. Damp wood and musty earth notes add a rustic contrast. Trace minty ethanol and clove phenol. Very well rounded, yet seductive aromawise. Incipient in flavor is a combination of lightly sweetened dry cocoa and ripe cherry. Becomes transiently tropical in ester character, with mellow banana esters ensuing concomitantly with hints of pineapple. Oak character is steadfast throughout and adds a complementary buttery vanilla bean note along with an agreeably slight woody, tannic bitterness. Spicing is incredibly well integrated and combines with malt and ester profile seemlessly. Nearly overt is a juniper like note and dried orange peel tinge. Devoid of alcohol abrasiveness, with only a comforting, enveloping warmth emerging after a deliberation. Hop bitterness is appropriately meager, yet suffices to preclude overbearing residual sweetness. A touch shy in body to support the complex and supple malt backbone. A notch more of dextrins would complete it. Surprisingly moderate in carbonation for a "saison". Finishes with fleeting hints of clove sprinklied vanilla sugar cookie and trace minty ethanol. Quite a delicious brew that's superlatively drinkable as well. Heavy handed in vanilla character, but not cloying at all. Posseses an elegant ester and spice balance. With a greater malt complexity this would be amongst the best. Wonderful.

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

2002 Vintage Xmas ale, Appearance: Cloudy mahogany brown amber tone with a massive fine bubbled head with awesome retention and fine speckled lacing. Aroma: Deep plum, raisin, spices, and tart apples in the mix here. Taste: Is very cidery in nature with oak barrel aging putting quite an edge on the flavor, an alcoholic mix of tart and obscure tones. Mouthfeel: Very bubbly almost overcarbonated sample, medium bodied Xmas Belgian ale. Drinkability: The oak edge is pretty hars cuts away from the drinkability, decent Belgian Xmas bier but there are so many great ones out there it's hard to say I would look for this one again.

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Photo of HiroProtagonist
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantome De Noel was served from a 750 ml corked and capped bottle with no bottling date. In a glass chalice, the vigorously effervescent beer was a murky reddish orange-brown color and was topped with a low tan head that left thick and creamy lacing. The nose was complex and seducing, with a moderately tart lemon essence that was immediately countered by assertive creamy strawberry and raspberry esters. All of this was topped with spicy notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. I found myself exploring the nose for a long length of time before I even considered taking a sip. When I did get around to actually tasting the beer, I was suprised by what I found as I was expecting the usual Fantome saison flavor profile. The beer was much more a Belgian strong dark than a saison, with a smooth and moderately sweet strawberry/peach malt base that was spiced with coriander, bitter orange peel, and a number of undecipherable subtler others...pehaps star anise, black pepper, and nutmeg? This loveliness deftly transitions in an rounded bitter and seemingly dry oaky finish that winks at you with hints of that trademark Fantome sourness. Mystery lingers on the palate long after a sip is taken. Alcohol is well hidden throughout. The silky smooth body and the fluffy carbonation enhanced the experience considerably. The flow and balance of the flavors betray the genious of the brewer behind this brew. Fantome proves that they can do the Belgian strong dark style as well as they can saisons.

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Photo of mophie
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok, it's been awhile since my last review (forgive me Father, for I have sinned...). I had fairly high expectations for this beer based on the one other Fantome beer I've had; maybe just a tad too high. Anyway, as others have noted, the beer has an apple-cider appearance, which I like, and a vigorous tan head that disappates but comes back quickly if you swirl the glass. Smell was a little funky at first, but soon gave way to a subtle farmhouse-and-apple aroma. Nice. There's also a hint of apple in the taste, along with dark fruit (currant, date), but the predominant flavor (to me) is pepper. Perhaps a bit of clove as well. Fairly high carbonation provides a lively sensation on the tongue, though there's also a slight chalkiness that I'm not quite crazy about. Still, this is a damn good beer that I will buy again, and I have an extreme amount of respect for the Fantome artisans who haunt the Ardennes.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantome is one of my all time favorite breweries in the world. Pours out a slightly cloudy brownish-red color. Extremely effervesant which creates a large head. The smell is spicy, fruity and sweet. I pick up notes of raisins and dates as well. The taste is similar with more of a sour note coming through at the end. Alcohol is hidden extremely well but does leave a bit of a delayed burning. With all this carbonation, it is extremely explosive in the mouth. Very different from all the other Christmas seasonal beers. The body seems to be a bit thin but very refreshing and drinkable. This is a beer that I will try every year.

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Photo of RedBaron
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Although I opened this bottle about a month past Christmas, I'm sure the spirit of Fantome will forgive me! At any rate, this is a pretty good Christmas ale from a nicely established Belgian artisanal brewery.

The 750ml bottle poured nicely, with a strongly carbonated start, but the head settled nicely shortly afterward. The color of the beer was a seductive dark mahogany, and the head was dull tan. The smell wasn't anything unique or unusal, but had the nice expectant characteristic of a Belgian, unfiltered farmhouse ale: kind of musky, with just a hint of a holiday spice (perhaps coriander?). The initial taste was of apples and raisins (yum), and the finish was of yeasty residual fruitiness, that left me reflecting nicely on each sip. This is a very drinkable, and enjoyable brew. But at 10%abv, gotta watch out!

This isn't my favorite holiday beer, and it's really not my favorite Fantome offering, but all said this is a very enjoyable beer to relax with, and well worth the money and time spent getting it.

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Photo of chaduvel
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown tea color with a fizzy but sticky head of khaki. Smell is complex and consistent with other Fantome's. Some barn, sour, red fruits and apple. Taste matches the aroma with a significant apple and raison flavor. Honey, dark sweet fruits, mango?, Carbonation levels of a lambic, and a fine malt and yeasty backbone that reminds us that this is a beer, another magical spooky Fantome beer. Not as good as the Hiver.

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Photo of mickeymac
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I decided to make this the Ghost of Christmas Present. Poured from a green 750 with the Fantome spook on the label, the beer is a nice looking brownish red with a fairly thick head that leaves a thin layer on top of the beer after subsiding. The smell is barnyard funk, some fruit, a bit of spice, just detectable hops, and an undercurrent of alcohol. As usual with Fantome, the taste is a bit eccentric. It's sour enough to pucker the mouth but also sweet with ripe fruit flavors. The 10% abv is very well-hidden, contributing to the drinkability. This is another beer that will keep me looking for Fantome.

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Photo of stcules
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This bottle is almost 10 year old...

Dark mahogany colour, almost black. Stout-like foam, creamy, brown and compact.
Smell and flavour: liquorice, coffee, grapes, plum, candy sugar, cherries in alcohol, alcohol (not too much, but it is perceptible), vanilla.
Taste: liquorice again, toasted (malt), creme caramel, evident alpine herbs, burnt (a lot), sugar and citrus fruit in the background (tart).
Great aftertaste: a complete range of flavour: chicory, rhubarb, artichoke, and again the same notes of the taste.
Good body.

Imagine: Little gnomes, drunk of peated and iodine whisky, that roll a burned and toasted oak barrel, happily drinking a bitter chicory coffee.

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Photo of taez555
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle of this to enjoy for the Christmas holiday.

It poured a rather clear, maybe just a hint of haze, brown body with almost no head. Of course at 10% the little bit I could get was more than expected.

The nose was a little tricky to make out. A lot of earth smells some spice.

The taste is where this beer truly becomes interesting. Medium bodied, very smooth and drinkable. An insane mix of flavors; wood, cork, black pepper, oak, grass, dirt, malt, spice, brick, whole nutmeg, ginger, mint leafs. It tasted medicinal with a slight bitterness. The scary thing is the alcohol is completely hidden. Basically it tasted like a farmhouse Saison with just this crazy mix of natural earth flavors. I kept thinking this is what beer tasted like 1000 years ago with every sip.

Overall I found this beer really tough to drink. I’d take a sip and enjoy it, completely amused by the myriad of earth flavors. Then I’d wait a minute and not want to take another sip as if I was a kid again taking medicine. And this cycle would go on every sip. Basically it’s an interesting beer, but not one I’ll be trying again anytime soon.

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Photo of BeefyMee
3.09/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I served a 750ml bottle of this at Christmas dinner with the early courses of shrimp cocktail, antipasto, and stuffed clams.

Appearance: It looked pretty good after the pour, dark but not extremely so, and I was looking forward to tasting it.

Smell: The smell was the best thing about this beer. There was some fruitiness but also a substantial malt aroma that I found pleasing.

Taste: Sour. Fruity. Big letdown. Others at the table were drinking Cold Duck, which I found to have a somewhat comparable taste. The 10% alcohol did not come through very much. I think this is because the sour fruitiness is so strong.

A drinkable dinner beer but not something I enjoyed very much. The alcohol is pretty much hidden but watch out, that phantom will sneak up behind you. Not a bad beer; just not for me. Either this is your thing or it's not.

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

Presentation: I spied this bottle lurking at the bottom of the Cooler in the Stuffed Sandwich during a recent trip. The Fantôme Ghost had one eye on me and the other on Santa and his Reindeer. Corked and listed as 10% ABV.

I shared this 750ml with fellow BA’s Davo and DavidBanner.

Appearance: Very hazy red-brown color with average carbonation. Thin whispy head formed slowly; light tan in color and broken at times.

Nose: One word Fantôme! Sour fruits and some yeasty mildy alcoholic tones. Light caramel hints. Funky, but not as funky as some Fantômes that I have had.

Taste: Darkish fruits that are emulsified in a sour mash of funky farmyard malts with some preservative hop like bitterness. Acidic in nature with a peppery middle that finishes with some aniseed like dry bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Despite the average carbonation, there is enough going off in this beer, and so many unknown ingredients to work out, that it sits well in the mouth and is far from thin. That said it is remarkably nonchalant for a 10% ABV Beer.

Drinkability: A nice beer that accompanied the few pickles that I had left from my Sandwich extremely well. The second pour topped up our mugs with the yeasty remnants which I found went well with some Fries that DavidBanner had just ordered. The 10% is well hidden.

Overall: Not as in yer face as some of the Fantômes, and don’t expect a traditional strong kick-ass Strong/Old Ale “Xmas” beer either – this is not your usual commercial Festive offering. It’s, erm, well, it’s Fantôme!!!

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What makes this Christmas Ale? Maybe it's the evil-looking snowman...or is it the Fantôme ghost?, leering down at Santa and his reindeer…that and the word "Noël" on the label. I don’t know!
After a big POP! upon popping the cork, it poured a muddled amber/brown with a big and thick fizzy and foamy beige head. Loads of laces are deposited along the way as I merrily gulp it down. Notice the bits and pieces of yeasty and protein solids floating and dancing in the murky liquid body. Aromas of damp earth and hay prevail. Nutty malt, yeast, hops and alcohol fuminess mingle with a bit of hard cider and vinegar smell. The malt is fairly robust. Flavors of prunes, brandied raisins biscuity malt, astringently bitter hops, clove and spices are quite noticeable. A flavor reminiscent of a crusty baguette dunked in dry sherry (not that I would) come to mind. It finishes dry with only a vague hint of its alcoholic potency. I just don't understand what makes this a Noël Bier.

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

Stained, ruby-brown. Toothy, monster, yellowed head.

If I can't wrap my head around my head around this, excuse me. Fantome always befuddles, and this simply confounds. It makes me not want to review, as any words are inadequate.
Forget the numbers, and go on sheer experience.

Nose of treacle, prunes, toffee. Vinous in a Cabernet Sauvignon sense. A screamingly tart uprising is noticed, but largely ignored. Smells much maltier, sweeter and fruitier than it actually is.

Ever wondered what happens when gueuze is mixed with brandy?
Now's your chance.

Begins with a dollop of raisin jam while still chilled. Prunes and traces of molasses. In comes a machete of searing tartness, with edges of tart green apples and gleaming blades of cranberries. It then turns more farmy, and more human. Blood, bile, sweat, tears. And not in the allegorical sense.
Dry. Blistering. Painful....almost. Suggestions of vomit and urine. Appealing yet?
It should be.
Burnt raisins reappear, so do the cranberries along with a cognac/champagne blend. Sour grapes. Oxidized white wine. Hell, Cab traits make this Red too. Rust. Rancid ruby cherries. Tartness. Sourness. Foul, bad, rotten. Tablespoon upon tablespoon of vinegar.

Do you hate it yet?
I think I do.
But I love it too.

I can hardly drink it without shuddering. But I can hardly keep my lips away.
Everything that I seemingly detest about this brew seems exactly right.

Painful epiphany.
Sour, wronged revelation.

So truly Artisanal.
A Grand Cru vinaigrette.

I'll cop out and give it some meaningless numbers.
It deserves much better and far worse.

As an experience, this is a 5, no doubt.

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Photo of yen157
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured slightly reddish-brown, murky-as-hell, and capped by a foamy, definitively Fantome, sticky head. Beer was tart up front followed by milk chocolate. In that regard, it was very similar to their ’00 Winter beer. Ripe red berries appear as the beer warms from slightly below cellar temperature to RT. This is great stuff. Besides Printemps draft, I have loved everything I have had from these guys.

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Photo of moulefrite
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely color-perfect dark caramel. The lack of stick and lace detracts a bit though. Aromas are redolent of German d-bocks, chocolate, raisin, nuts-some fruity malt aromas as well. A treat to the tastes buds, with a low carbonation mouthfeel and a fine ability to hide strong levels of alcohol. Loads of flavor here, including raisin, prune, baking spice, malted chocolate milk, and savory nut. Another elegent ,and very artisinal offering from one of the classics, that demands trying-if you can find any!!

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2004 Bottling, Sampled November 2004
This beer has an incredibly enticing aroma of slightly acidic apples and raisins as I pour this beer. It pours a semi-hazy rich amber color, and is topped by a full tan to light amber colored head. The aroma is quite fruity from a distance and as I go in for a closer smell the sharp acidic fruitiness becomes more apparent and is joined by notes of chocolate, and a very subtle spiciness that hints at cinnamon, clove, liquorish, ginger, vanilla. Basically this smells like a rich, fruity, subtle spice cake. The aroma is quite intriguing and is on par with the best from the Fantôme Brasserie.

The taste is soft and creamy up front, but finishes with a rich note of chocolate, which seems to be derived from roasted malts. As I let the flavors linger in my mouth, I get a definite dark malt finish that is reminiscent of a lightly roasted breakfast blend coffee. This beer is quite tasty, and I really like the abrupt transition between creamy soft and fruity upfront to the chocolately roasty finish.

I go in for another round of sniffing, and I start to pick up notes of fresh herbal fennel, a hint of vinegar (which seems to be only a suggestion from the spicy character here, as opposed to actual acetic acid), a finish that has a damp cellar-like character to it, and some definite notes of ginger aromatics. There is a certain, entirely obvious, yet not so much that I can pick it out, spice here in the nose that I should recognize, but just can't quite put my finger on, what is it? Egad, the aroma of this beer is just intoxicating, the beer is at about 58*F (##*C) and is at the perfect temperature for smelling. Ok, it is now a 1/2 hour later, and I have had a revelation, I am pretty sure that this aroma is cardamom, it is in the taste as well.

The taste, while not quite as intoxicating as the aroma, is quite enticing and strikes a very good balance between soft notes and notes of more solid sharp character. The soft notes that I get consist of notes of apple, plum, tamarind, vanilla, raisin, and cinnamon. The sharp notes that I sense remind me of coffee, sharply acidic apples, a certain woodiness, a light herbal character, definitely a combination of light astringent notes, and that lingering chocolate note really hits my taste buds.

Dany has done a masterful job of pairing his house character with subtle spiciness and a hint of rich roast malt notes. This is my perfect ideal for a Christmas Saison. What a complete treat.

2003 Bottling, Sampled November 2003
A hazy amber-brown color with orange notes when held up to the light. It is well carbonated which creates a good sized tan head. As I pour the beer I get an aroma of something like fruit & sherry. Upon closer sniffing I get notes of dark fruit (plum) and a spicy yeast character. It tastes a bit sherry like, but I am confused on whether this is oxidation induced, my guess is not. There is a lightly sweet flavor up front and it finishes with a funky mustiness that evokes thoughts of chewing on old cobwebs. A fairly soft beer up front but leads to a certain astringency. Pretty good but doesn't quite live up to the bar set by the regular Fantome. I must say it hides its alcohol very well, at 10% it certainly sneaks up on you. Overall a pleasing spicy brew that is fairly complex.
Rated 4.05 / 3.5/4/4.5/3.5/4

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Photo of ManekiNeko
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2003 vintage served chilled in 4 oz. cups at the Stephen Beaumont beer dinner at RFD's.

Appearance: Hazy nut brown color with reddish highlights. Topped by a quite sizable offwhite head which settles down to a good layer. No lacing was left on the cup. Don't think it would've stuck to glass.

Smell: Sour apple and tart cherry aromas dominate. Some oaky wood smells as well. Bracing.

Taste: Very sour, almost vinegary. Brackish cherry and tannic wood. Quite unique.

Mouthfeel: Very puckering and quite light bodied. Cleansed the palate with aplomb.

Drinkability: You really need to have food with this. The high acidity would doubtlessly give you heartburn without something to munch on. Not for the meek.

Other: Paired with a grilled venison salad of field greens and topped with a framboise vinaigrette. The woody tannins and brassy arugula played off each other quite nicely, but otherwise there was some struggle between the two. The venison was not gamy enough, apparently.

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very little carbonation and no head.Pours a muddy amber color.Nice aroma-spicy-cinnamon,cloves-slightly earthy.Great flavor-malty.No hop bitternesss.Somewhat sweet-spices again-brandy like flavor dominates.Full mouthfeel-nice body to it.A nice treat overall.$10 was a bit steep-definately something you want for a special occassion.Well worth trying.

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Fantôme De Noel from Brasserie Fantôme
3.92 out of 5 based on 630 ratings.
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