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

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RATINGS: 542   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.


3.5
   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 (2236) - 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 (5223) - 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 (1171) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
(750ml bottle) Sampled at the RBSG 2005 in Montreal, Canada. Frothy yellowish head with a super highly-carbonated light amber body. Nose is very yeasty and citrus with no indication of chocolate. Flavour is wildly spices with mild cocoa. Somewhat of a disappointment?!?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Deep golden with lots of suspended particles and a somewhat beige head. Aroma of sourness, barnyard and citrus. Flavor has notes of brett/funk, mustiness lemon/citrus, some spice and yeast. I didn’t pick up any chocolate though. Full to medium body with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2005
750ml bottle: Cloudy copper orange/brown with a large tan head that lasts. Aroma is stale/sour hops, sweet dark fruit, cloves, grass, and that Fantome house character. I can’t detect any chocolate in the aroma. Taste is sour hops, lemon, citrus, earthy yeast, light spice, and some syrupy malt sweetness in the background. Lively carbonation, medium-full bodied. Finishes with a hint of unsweetened bakers chocolate, which is the only time I get any chocolate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005
I must say I’m a little surprised that this beer didn’t score higher overall. The aroma I thought was really like teh name implies, chocolat. I really got a dark chocolate/beer aroma from it that is different from about anything I’ve ever had before. The pour was decent. It is a light amber and pretty clear. It really wasn’t what I was expecting. Flavor wise this beer is solid. I notice a slight cocoa flavor, and like a chili flavor as well? mixed with some malty and fruitiness as well. It’s somewhat complex, but not too much. Very interesting beer. would probably be good after some aging.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Pour is nice cloudy amber with a dense tan head...smell is spicy with cloves, corriander, maybe some pine as well...sharp metallic taste at first...a little sweet with some bitterness toward the finish...disappointing...


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