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


on tap

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RATINGS: 729   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle, had a bit of age on it, light caramel colored pour, medium body. caramel malts, touch of booziness, holiday spices. Not Bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2015
2013 bottle from belgiuminabox. Pours rather clear, dark blonde. Ok white head. Smell is fantome spicyness ( withoud the usual dyacethyl and infections) , saison-dryness, grainy and some spices ( earthy onea, kinda like speculoos) . Taste is bit bitter, very spicy / slightly soapy. Aromatic ( ginger?) aspects. Grainy, bit coca cola like spicyness as well. Intereatingly different, yet the fantome is easy recognizable in this one. Ok as it is, and one of the only ones i drank from him this old withoud any disturbing sidenotes.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
Huge light brown head. Bottle from systembolaget sweden. The aroma resembels a fine oak aged Bordeau with a spicy tuch. Sweet caramell taste blended with a bit of honey and woody spices. Full body and very enoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammerhead01 (68) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
75 cl bottle, vintage 2014. Brown with a white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of caramel and pepper. Creamy mouthfeel with light to medium carbonation. Taste is rather sweet with caramel, chocolate, hops and with a bitter ending. Nicely done and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6107) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2013 bottle, so about a year old. Murky dark nutty brown with a big complex aroma of dry leafy lupilin hops with dark malty notes and a bit of earthy sweet roast. The flavor is much the same. There’s a predominant leafiness with a dark malty undertone that still lets a lot of the hops come through. Tasty once you get used to it. Like a hoppy holiday Warmer. Kinda nice and balanced and leafy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange amber with one finger beige creamy head. Aroma is lager’ish at first?! Lot of wheat, malts, peppery, some dark fruits and slight toast. Got some funk too. Taste is sweet, bready, dried burnt dark fruits in alcohol, molasses. Full creamy body with peppery finish, some toast. Moore boozy as I warms. Reminds me of a mix of aventinus and avec les bons væux.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1364) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2014
average frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. hazy thick dark amber body. aroma: nutmeg, honey, citrus orange, alcohol. if: heavy bitter. ff: heavy bitter light sweet. palate: oily/dry texture, medium body, medium carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish. Saison mais amarga que já degustei, com leves notas ácidas na backbone. Mais seca que um espumante brut. Bem distinta das outras Fantome que provei. Ganha um certo dulçor de laranja ao aumentar a temperatura. Forte aquecimento alcoólico, sem aparecer o sabor de álcool no paladar. 120s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is a funky sweet, light tart, chocolate. Flavor is similar, touch of chocolate, fruity sweetness. Medium body. Not quite the normal saison I’m used to, but still tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3022) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Belgiuminabox. Cloudy, orangey amber. Film of white head. Toffee malts. Peppery spice. Ripe orange. Some spicy, dried herb. Very Fantome. Something like cinnamon, or nutmeg, or both in there. At the back of that, there’s a marzipan sweetness. Taste is sweet, then light dry. Light sourness, and light funkiness adds extra dimensions. Finishes bitter, dry, and light sour. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12/14/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Murky brown with a white head. Chocolate, roasted malt and spicy aromas. Peppery flavors, anise, caramel, dried fruit with a long bitter finish.

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