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


on tap

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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1260) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
750mL Champagne bottle, tirage cap AND cork!? Odd BB Dec 17!!! Been wanting to try a beer from this brewery for years, finally found one! Perplexing looking "chocolate" brew - hazy pale golden straw body, big dense fluffy head. Aroma delivers funk, awww yeah - Parmesan cheese, clove, green capsicum, amyl acetate ester banana component, white pepper, hay, light sweatiness. Daresay, a unique texture - lean, dry, somewhat boozy, oily, spicy, phenolic, lively carbonation, with alcoholic warmth, mild chili heat, acetic acid, pyrazine astringency, yet smooth, slick, and creamy. Quite odd. So much going on here... Starts simple, familiar, with pale malt, cereal-like backbone, leading to spicy phenolic yeast notes of pepper, clove, then esters of banana & pear, then bitter cocoa, green capsicum; both imparting their own bitterness, and then it gets properly funk with faint undertones of hard cheese, white vinegar and horse sweat. Finishes bone dry, lingering bitterness, grassy, minerally, very different. Wow, nothing like I could have ever imagined. Hugely rustic, and possibly a bit challenging for many, but I loved this. Totally separated from the ingredients it boasts on the bottle, yet they’re there in a savoury, complex form, wasn’t expecting that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Perfekcyjne piwo. Niemal doskonale trafiajace w moj gust. Milosnikiem kwaskowatych lambickow jestem, a tu to bylo wyczuwalne w smaku i w nozdrzach. Spocona konska skura i podpieczone drozdze wraz z koszona i wilgotna trawa. Zbozowe, rumiankowate w zapachu. Kolor metny zgnilo ciemno zolty do jasno brazowego. Metne calkowicie, ze nawet u podstawy nozki nic nie przeswitywalo. Spory plus za zastosowanie przypraw, papryczki pieprzu po przelknieciu dostawalo sie po paru minutach rumianych policzkow. Piana obfita i caly czas stojaca i powolutku opadajaca. Niesamowite piwo. Ziarna kakaowca nie przyblizaly do czekolady bo jej sie wogole nie wyczuwalo. Piwo dajace niezlego kopa smakowego i rozgrzewajacego. Alkoholu jakby nie bylo za to inne skladniki rozgrzewaly i pobudzaly do dzialania. For me this beer is absolutly Perfect and lovely Taste at my Home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3647) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
Poured light amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of saison yeast and sweet fruit. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, medium sweet, lightly spiced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1364) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Orange with a pale head. Aroma is chili, vegetal, hint of smoke, wood. Medium bodied, funky on the palate. Flavours are smoke, horse manure, leather, chili. Odd

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aenima (273) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Refreshing citrusy aroma. The taste is similar with some spices. I can not feel any chocolate or chili, what so ever. Dry finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3046) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle with cork 0,75ltr: Hazy amber colored beer with an fruity dry bitter taste. Hints of fruits, spices and slightly burning pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2000) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle, De Molen Store. Shared with Slothez, Superbowl Session. Murky dark amber pour with a fading white head. Aroma had notes of funk, citrus, chocolate and yeast. Taste had some nice tart sourness mingled with some earthy notes, fruits and chili pepper. The chocolate factor isn’t especially noticeable. Some drying bitterness developed towards the end. Charmingly drinkable beer from a brewer who isn’t afraid to go against the grain. Seems a tad underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1194) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2014
Lagrad flaska på Monk´s, Wallingatan. Orange, dimmig öl med ett givmilt småbubbligt vitt skum. Doften är pepprigt kryddig med jäst och fruktighet. I eftersmaken kommer en lättare chilihetta. Kakaon är däremot svårare att hitta. Torr munkänsla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1621) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle, ages ago, from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. This is weird stuff. I’ve never seen a beer pour from the bottle like this before. It has a gloopy, syrupy thing going on, with lumps of yeast dropping to the bottom of the glass, then rising en masse, to form a glossy topped, sticky, syrupy head. It’s like fizzy motor oil. The liquid itself is thick, too. If you spilt a glass of this, you’d be able to go and fetch a cloth, before it hit the floor. What does it taste like? Like a Fantome. It doesn’t matter. Can’t think beyond the gloop...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Quite sweet and fruity, tart, light burn from the chili, don’t get the cocoa.

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