GonZoBeeR (2801) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Aroma:Citrus fruit,lemon,sand aroma from granul hops...
Appearance:Hazy gold-brown with chunk inside....
Flavor:citrus,small aicidity,flower.Good beer but where is the chocolate??
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2005. Robe blonde orangée. Chocolat? Bonne bière malgré tout. Épices, esters de fruits...
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 The Lure:
Citrusy, melony hay and minty bread emanate from the hazy blond veil. Red pepper is a neighbor. Yep, believe it or not, this is the Chocolat.
A quite creamy mouthfeel for a Fantôme, carbonation is nowhere near out of bounds. Sweetness (from the cocoa?) is well-balanced with the dry, bitter ending of the red pepper, and the roaming fruitiness. Yeastiness is light, again not standard for the Fantômes I’ve had. No one else could brew a Chocolat which barely tastes of chocolate, doesn’t look anywhere near chocolate coloured, and still get away with making a good beer. This one falls short of "very good" though, in my book.
Remember that little kid in your class who was color-blind and kept running around with big round eyes, touching everything?
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Crosling for gifting me this bottle. To me, this was very much the regular "black lable" saison...huge melon, cantaloupe, strawberry character. It seemed a bit more orange in color, and had more body than many of the black lables I’ve had...coco just showed up in the finish...or that could have been subliminal...but the finish contained some powdery elements that differentiated it from the black lable...A real treat for a Fantome lover...Thanks Nick!
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange/brown coloured. Very nice aroma, spices, yeast and maybe some fruit. No chocolate however (and i think i’m grateful for that). Smooth flavour, not as impressive however as the aroma. Very well brewed.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unclear orange golden with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and orange, quite sticky with no chocolate at all. Very yeasty flavor with straw and fruit notes. Rather artificial and no sign of chocolate?!
pilsnerrogge (2398) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, hazy colour. Huge head. The foam kept gushing from the bottle minutes after I opened it. Earthy, slightly acidic aroma with a touch of yeast. Dry and quite bitter flavour. A surprisingly simple effort from the Fantôme Brewery.... and by the way, where’s the chocolate?
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity aroma. Cloudy greyish colour. Nice full mouthfeel with some citrus flavour and a little sweetness. OK bitter finish.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Bottle Amber, muddy body. Bitter aroma of hops, yeast, spices, vanilla, cognac, ... quite nice, complex and well balanced. Moderately bitter, moderately sour flavour (floral). Very complex flavour with a good balance.
bierkoning (9756) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought in Leiden. Light orange brown color. Big creamy long lasting head. Milk chocolate and grapes aroma. Spicy flavor (pepper, but also other spices). The chocolate remains largely unnoticed, probably crushed between the other flavors. Pretty well balanced compared to some other Fantome beers. Grapes aftertaste.