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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian ’saison-style’ ale brewed with cocoa powder and chili pepper? Ay, Caramba! Score another first for the unpredictable brewery that was the first -- and so far the only - brewery to make ales out of dandelions and mushrooms, among other things.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2873) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Light hazy deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of light smoke, white pepper, burnt electronics, grain and light bubblegum. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of white pepper, light smoke and grain. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Good but not much chocolate flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3343) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This hazy pale golden beer pours with a huge foamy head. It has spicy juicy lemon, vanilla and citrus flavours with a hint of milk chocolate on the finish. I can’t detect any chilli.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
helder gouden met schuimig witte kraag. Aroma komt iets saison achtig binnen. verder pilsmouten, nat gras. hmm niet zo bijzonder. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, licht scherp, maar gewoon weer erg veel saison smaken en dan wel zonder chocolade of chili what so ever .... verder zuur... funky...barnyard... grassig...waterig...yikes... not that great...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours a slightly hazy straw colour with a big frothy white head. The aroma is rustic with farmy notes and citrus. It makes me a little apprehensive about how chocolate and chilli are going to work with this style of beer. The taste is pretty interesting. There’s a lot of carbonations so your hit with a big mouthful at first with spice and sour earthy flavours. Nice and refreshing. I can’t say chilli and chocolate flavours come through particularly strongly, but that may be a good thing. A little heat in the aftertaste is as much as I could detect. Overall a very enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from stirchley wines, birmingham. Cloudy orange beer with residual head. Aroma of yeast, funk and citrus. Taste is funky, tangerine, yeast and a hint of chilli. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4671) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from Stirchley Wines via SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; cloudy orange/amber pour with a tiny white head, orange, yeast with milk chocolate, taste has orange, hint of chilli, some sweet syrup, yeast. Strange beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (88) - GREECE - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from Belgian e-shop Amazing brew, Not as good and complex as the breweries Saison but amazing non the less. Aroma is sweet, fruity, notes of funk, spices, hint of fruity esters very complex. Hazy orange with dark amber tints color. White lasting head. Alcohol shoes more than in the Saison of Fantome Brewery. Very nice taste, sour, sweet, you can imagine chocolate but I wouldn’t if I didn’t know... Nice dry and long finish, medium body with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mecafilo (141) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a light orange clear colour, very big and long lasting frothy white head. Aroma is medium malty, softly hoppy, medium yeasty, with notes of basement aromas. Additional hints of chocolate. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, very softly bitter, softly sour. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3165) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
at bart place along with Yves hazy golden blond colored body with an off white head and a spicy yeast malt hops fruity aroma a spicy malt yeast fruity sour dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matlev76 (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, lemon), lightly yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of coriander, orange peel, peach, hint of chocolate. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.


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