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

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RATINGS: 537   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle sampled @ RBSG 05’ (Montréal) Grand Tasting
Hazy golden mud, nice foamy head, light lacing. Nose of spicy peppers and orange peel, nice horsey yeast. The flavor is lightly tangy with some dry cocoa and moderate alcohol. A dirty mouthfeel and a tangy finish but complex and fairly tasty, I can dig it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Hazy gold in color, a hint of brown look to it, off white head. Aroma is musty, maybe even a bit skunky, light cocoa, spice. Flavor is of a bit of cellar funk along with some very dry cocoa and some odd spice. Palate is quite dry. This one didn’t work out too well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crockett (1006) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours cloudy brown with an off white head. I have heard that this brewery has some inconsistancies. Skunky. Mild chocolate, chalky, not much going on other than that. Finish is again pretty boring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, citrus, yeast, spices and light hops. Taste of citrus fruits, yeast, pepper, light alcohol and cocoa in the background.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 2009-11-27. Murky dark orange juice like body, headless. 3+ Modestly funky aroma, lightly yeasty, kiss of cocoa like malt my be in my head. 7+ Flavour starts sour/tart, lemon touches and grapefruit seeds, interesting. Subtle citrus nuances, touch of oranges, briefly. Interesting. Average plus palate. 3+ Not bad - My tastes in funk have clearly changed since last time! 7/3/7/3/16 - 3.6Bottle shared by HogTownHarry.

2005. Hazy golden amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is mildly sour, with muted malt avoiding your advances. Flavour is dry, odd spices. Average palate, noticeably effervescent. Where is the chocolate? I continue to be underwhelmed by Fantome, I guess they just aren’t for me. 5/4/6/3/13 - 3.1 Bottle, RBSG 2005

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Translucent orange, head very creamy. Nose barnyard, sour, a bit funky. Upfront, somewhat sweet, rather acidic, bit yeasty and earthy, then milky sweet chocolate at the end. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
Bottle. Golden-orange-brown in colour with a lingering tan coloured head. The aroma was fruity, some floral hops, very light chocolate with some sourness. The flavour had some lemon tartness, a bit floral, sour candies, with maybe just a touch of chocolate near the end. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. The finish was a little bit acidic with some lingering barnyard notes. This was very strange indeed and not at all what I expected but still found it rather enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle - corked and capped. Murky chunky brown pour with a lasting tan froth upon it. Nose is full of lactic acid, sour milk, tart fruits, and barnyardy funk. Taste is sour fruit, more banryard notes, light lactic notes, more sour milk and light choco notes towards the back end. Body is light and fizzy. Finishes with more lactic sourness, light barnyard, yeast, tart fruits, and faint cocoa. Very different than I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
2005 RBSG Montreal Friday Night Tasting. Cloudy muddy brown colour with a very thin layer of off-white head. Yeasty, tart, light caramel, and light very sweet chocolate aroma. Dry yeasty bitter flavour with an acidic finish plus a faint background chocolate touch. Light bodied, dry, fizzy mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Big thanks to The_Beer_God for bringing this to the DC gathering. Murky orange with a really nice and long lasting white head. Light funk and lots of sweetness in the aroma. Maybe some hints of light cocoa also. The flavor is musty and sweet. Citrus comes forth late and then an interesting lactic acid chcoclate mix comes in. It gets even stronger after the swallow. It finsihes a bit like a malted milk ball. Dry medium body maybe a mite bit watery. A bit of astringency makes the long finish not quite that exciting. Interesting but not one of my favorites from Dany.


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