Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A very dark and entirely unique holiday seasonal beer, at a whopping 10% alc. by volume. Reportedly spiced with honey, caramel, coriander, black pepper, and other secret ingredients. The alcohol content probably goes a long way toward explaining that very warm and satisfied feeling one finds on the very first sip. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1761) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 8, 2016
butelka jeszcze z Belgii, warka do konca 2019 (lot dm 15). Niezapiekne, metne, nieco brunatne piwo z niezbyt imponujaca piana. aromaty srednio intensywne - na pierwszym planie przyprawy a la galka muszkatulowa, gozdziki, imbir, pewnie kilka innych blizej niesprecyzowanych. do tego dochodi ziolowosc, miodowosc, owoce a la przejrzale brzoskwinie. nieco rodzynek i chyba innych suszonych / kandyzowanych owocow W ustach fajna mieszanka kwaskowatosci ze slodkoscia, ta drugie jadnak bierzze gore po chwili zwlaszcza w posmakach. przewijaja sie tez przyprawowe nuty caly czas, miod i brzoskwinie wlasnie raczej w posmakach. goryczka niska, przyprawowa. wysycenie niskie. bardzo ciekawe piwo, nadal bardzo pijalne, szybko znikajace z pokala, zachecajace do kolejnego lyka. Jestem pod wrazeniem, ze te wydawaloby sie niespojne nutki wszystkie ze soba graja. struttura dosc ciezkawa, ciut oleista. bdb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1713) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2016
bottle at home. Pours dark ruby red, flat like a pancake. Intensely sweet malt orange zest, mellow peach, and some peppery notes. Full sweet body, increasingly bitter towards the end, but all blending nicely to a typical winter warmer. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet sugars, spice and pine aromas. Herbal, pine, sweet Flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3624) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2016
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to my snifter showing a cloudy, deep orangey gold color, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and web-like lacing. The nose was light fruit & citrus, circus peanuts, light peppery yeast, and spices. Light to medium bodied, fairly effervescent, with some welcome alcohol presence, the flavor was sweet, with a citrus & rind bitterness, finishing lightly acidic, and somewhat dry. A decent, well after the holidays treat that held up nicely in Tim’s cellar locker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5323) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours a cloudy golden red with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and funk. Taste is fruit, funk, coriander, pepper, and malt. Nice for the holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Very murky golden, nice off white ringed head that faded softly. Nose is big spicy, earthy and posh tea with a faint spicy warmth. Carbonation is firm although for a Fantôme... Finishes quite greasy spice, saw of bready warmth on the linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle courtesy of stuu666. Pours hazy Amber. Nose of yoghurt, black pepper, redcurrants. Taste is hoppy and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - Nose - redcurrants and general funk. Taste - more red fruit and oranges too. Long tangy dry finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours deep orange, nose is funky, light custard, peppery, spiced, taste is similar, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu. Cloudy orange. Nose is funky, tart, wood, some spices, maybe anise, pepper, even ginger. Tastes spices, ginger, caramel, liquorice.

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