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


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RATINGS: 520   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1477) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
750 ml bottle split with my wife. Poured into a tulip glass. a: amber with a foamy bubbly head with ok retention. The head was about 1" high. Reduces to lacing s: slightly sour smell, mixed with ever so slight citrus. t: fairly complex beer, surprisingly the most dominated flavor is citrus. There is a light note of pepper... which in my mind almost acts like the bittering substance. Not much cocoa, slightly disapointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1241) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle, light hazy yellow with some small sediments and a medium sized creamy white head. White pepper, roses, light herbal, light nutty, wooden. Hard to detect any cocoa or chill at first, but the cocoa becomes apparent as it warms up. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Soft and gentle, easy drinking. Light bitter and tannic like finish. A bit like the regular Fäntóm€ Saison with some added wooden and nutty notes. Pretty good and affordable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1782) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2014
75cl bottle. Go Cats!!! Nose is grassy and farmy. Not really getting the chocolate or chili peppers so far. I get Sprite/7up in addition to the typical Saison flavors. Spritzy. Odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShelbyGrey (170) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2014
Color ámbar turbio y espuma media densa.aromas a especias con notas florales y un toque muy sutil a cacao.muy buena en boca con un final picante casi imperceptible!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (1803) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Flaska från Beergium. En klassisk old style saison med mycket karaktär där kakaon och chilin märks väldigt lite. Istället är det sötsyrliga smaker och dofter av ladugård, jord, Pissoar och omogna röda bär och aningen rök. Mustig, syrlig och smakerna växer när temperaturen stiger. Ett öl som växer med sin mustighet, balans och fina smaker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2014
Smak och doft av gödsel, rök, hö, jäst, jord, ladugård, vinbär med toner av röda bär. Syrlig, fruktig, vinös. Fin beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
750ml bottle
This might have been a bad bottle or a bad batch but it was a total letdown. Fantome seems to be always hit or miss. This one is a huge strikeout which helps explain why their product sits on the shelf so long. If you want a good Belgian saison look elsewhere.

Aroma / Appearance - The fact that it began to gush the second I uncorked the bottle was a bad sign. About a third of the bottle was donated to the drain before it settled enough to be pourable. When it did I was left with a cloudy caramel base. Yeast, old Hershey’s kisses, and dry hay were kind of mild. Nondescript it was forgettable even on the table.

Flavor / Palate - Oranges dipped in cheap waxy chocolate faintly tickle the palate. Yeast and sourdough pretzels transition to a slightly salty finish. Mellow and weak it also suffers from lack of focus. If not for the fact that it was an expensive bottle I would have poured the rest down the drain after only a few sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from one of the employees at de Molen, thanks! BB Dec 2017. Hazy blond pour with white head. Aroma reminiscent of fantôme saison, light biscuity malty notes, fruity, berry aromas, with a light green pepper/coffee/chili aroma as well. Taste is soft, light maltiness, very light bitterness, grassy and herbal flavors, light chili flavor, mild citric acidity. Palate is dry, soft carbonation like you get only from Fantome. Dont get the chocolate, get the chilies. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Anatole (86) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Bière épicée, poivrée, assez acide. Aucunes traces de chocolat. Je n’ai pas du tout aimé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy, deep amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of tartness, some light chocolate, some funkiness, light fruits, and a little caramel maltiness. Flavor the same with an interesting blend. Average texture. A pretty good beer but could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - JAN 9, 2014
Saison spudoratamente acida e con sentori erbacei e profumati, molto persistente sul palato. Il nome crea qualche aspettativa su un presunto "chocolate" che invece non c’é, ma possiamo perdornarli perché è comunque molto buona. Grado ben mascherato.

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