located in a village in the Ardennes which looks more French than Belgian, same goes a bit for the place which is very cosy, rustic & inviting, really a place where you could stay a long time, rather easy to find with the car because there a signs which guide you right to the place itself & you really cannot miss the ghost on the outside, there are two beers on tap, their regular saison & a rotating special which was the Magic Ghost when I was there, you can also get big bottle both to go & I assume to drink there if you want but not sure since I wanted to take mine with me, they had 3 different beers in bottles, Brise Bonbons, Pissenlit & the regular Saison, not much in the way of food except for sausages & cheese, service was nice, prices were good 2,5 for the beers on tap & 4 for the bottles, the places itself is very nice & the beers that they have a great but it could really benefit from a bigger selection but otherwise there is really nothing bad to say about this place
Hoser (178) Cowtown, Alberta | November 8, 2005| Updated July 21, 2007
If you have visit planned with DanyP the place is great and you will need a car Only Fantome products are available and take them as they are sometimes stellar and sometimes not. The house saison was amazing the day I was there and hope you can speak French.
bleeng (164) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | January 5, 2005
I made a trip to this brewery about 1 year ago. I had contacted Dany beforehand and he was available on a Sunday for a tour and tasting. I was the only "tourist" but his niece was there too. They were both very friendly and helpful as we all got around our broken English and French very smoothly.
We traded bottles and coasters and Dany was every bit the wonderful host. Highly recommended-email beforehand though.
Called in here on a weekday afternoon during a short road trip around Belgium on the off-chance we might be able to buy some bottles, and were very lucky to catch the owner before he had to leave somewhere! He said he was sorry he didn’t have any time to give us tastings as he had to leave, but he was so excitable to talk about his beers he couldn’t help quickly showing us around his brewing equipment, and then hurriedly gave us a free tasting of two beers on tap (Magic Ghost and Printemps, both tasting full of spicy flavour!). This is clearly a guy full of passion and genuinely humbled that we were interested in his beers. Please bear in mind he does not speak much English (my partner is French) but I doubt this would cause much of a problem. Just bear in mind this is a small operation in a dusty old shed adjacent to a tiny rustic old tavern in a village in the middle of nowhere, so it’s not geared up for visitors unless you’re lucky like us, but the bar seems to be open and busy weekend evenings. We picked up six 75cl bottles, priced 3 for 12 euros.
Visited on a Saturday during our recent trip to Belgium. Emails were exchanged with Dany ahead of time and he said to show up at 2 on a Saturday and he would show us around. Drive from Brussels took us about an hour and the area was absolutely stunning. Tons of farm land and nice little local town we hit up just before hitting the brewery. Dany along with his sister and mom showed up and got the tasting room opened up then invited us in. Two beers on draft, the Noel and standard Saison. We got one of each then followed Dany into the back and he gave us the tour of his brewery from start to finish. We talked about his most recent contract brew, Magic Ghost, and he told us his solution for making it green as requested. We asked him if we could buy any and he only had a couple of things available in bottles, but said he had a keg and happily put it on for us to try. What a treat that was! The Ghost is serious grooving! We ended up finishing our beers and then buying some bottles to take home. Great experience and one of the top highlights of my Belgium trip. Thanks again Dany!
I’m not a fan of their beers, yet Fantome is dear to me. The little shack is charming, and it now even has a playground, so you can bring your kiddies! A must do for anyone who thinks that being experimental is the highest possible (and in case of fantome, only) achievement for a brewery, and for anyone happening to pass Soy
Muy bonita la cerveceria de Dany,rustica,pequeña,autentica.....
Todas las cervezas bebidas allí espectaculares,aunque a veces fuera he probado de malas.
Gran artesano de la cerveza,Pocos hay iguales.
Gracias Dany por tus magnificas cervezas!!
Odd little café which was very hard to find. It has a very down-to-earth, authentic atmosphere. They only had two regulars on tap, but both were very good. They did have the Christmas beer in bottles too. Great place to go and see if you’re in the neighborhood (visited April 19, 2014)