Fantôme de Noël from Brasserie Fantôme in Soy-Erezée, Belgium
A dark brown pour with a slight reddish hue.
This beer pours a bit syrupy, with an aroma that is big on fruit. Mostly sour cherries, but some tanned leather and a bit of earthiness to it as well. Good complexity.
Taste is varied, a definite bite of alcohol, despite being aged for a year. There is a twist of cherries, berries and fruits to taste with this one. It finished with a slight red wine tannin element.
Great beer, not as spiced or uniquely tasting as expected, but I’ll seek out more Fantome brews in the future.