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


on tap

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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.

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zebra (2312) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2016
750-ml bottle from binnys Hyde Park. translucent honey color, good head, fizzy at first, classic funky saison nose, saison lemon-pepper, clear but restrained spices, sweet, super balanced, medium body, herbal finish, drinkable. joyeux noël à tous.

kapusil (1505) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2016
0.75l bottle. Hazy dark brown body with no head. Aroma of chocolate, cloves, nutmeg, red wine and cherries. Taste of chocolate, cherries, spicy hops, nutmeg with sone tartness in the finish. Basically no carbonation. Interesting beer for sure. Some sips even makes me to think this is actually a red wine :-) Definitely nice though

ajnepple (7065) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Clear orange appearance with a tan head. Aroma of light caramel malt, toasted grain, mild herbs/spices, toffee, light citrus zest and a touch of peppery spice. Similar flavor, adding mild malt sweetness, light to mild bitterness and a hint of acidity. Medium to full body with a light dry feel and a lingering, mildly spiced, light yeasty finish. Pretty solid stuff overall.

mansquito (6902) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottleshare: pours dark hazy orange with white head. Aroma is yeasty and sugary. Taste is kind of too sweet with the candied sweetness. Some light bitterness. Not that great.

BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
750ml capped and corked bottle between five at the December 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting in Chez Sophie. Cheers Mat for another interesting beer. Muddy brown/amber body, small off-white topping. Fruity, spicy and semi-sweet: Rhubarb Fool came to mind mid-sip and the thought/flavour never left my head. Like all/most Fantôme beers, you never really know what is going to come out of the bottle!

minutemat (6062) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016
75cl bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, brought by me, given to me by Dany himself. Thanks Dany. Pours deep reddish amber, thin foamy off-white head. Floating grimbly bits. Aroma of light spice. Taste ironically not as spicy as other Fantomes, considering this is a Christmas beer. Some honey, pepper, caramel, malt. A bit drying, not too flavoursome and seems a bit lacking in the vibrant spicy yeast flavours I’ve come to love. Not Fantome’s best unfortunately.

martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle (from Pothouse). Pours murky brown without head, looks ugly. Aroma is sweetness, spices, malt, vanilla, some booze. Flavor is sour and sweet, malt, spices, coriander, fruits, plum juice. Carbonation is on the low side, drinkability is excellent despite the ABV. Some booze is noticeable, but not too bad. Overall: very good.

Rask0lnikov (1472) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2016
750ml bottle. Thanks, Kaspar. Pale brown colour. Thin head. Slight sourness, caramel, bready notes in the aroma. Slight herbal touch as well. Caramelly notes at first. Sour, bready notes in the middle. Touch of kvass. Caramelly, sour, slightly spicy finish. Notes of caramel and berries in the end. Rather medium bodied, low carbonated, descent and interesting brew.

KennethArd (630) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2016
Light sour aroma. Cloudy brown with no head. Sour sweet taste. Medium body, flat carbonation & slick texture.

MGantzel (274) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2016 Denne juleøl har et uklart rød-brunligt udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød og syrlig aroma og smager deraf med citrus. Ikke kompleks nok i smagen. Lav karbonering.

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