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

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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


UDBeernut's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2069) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (407) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
Deep amber with lots of yeasty floaties, tight white head. Heady saison aromas of barnyard funk, candi sugar, light chocolate, fresh bread. The taste has lots of candi sugar, funky belgian yeast, milk chocolate and lightly toasted bread. Medium body, very light acidity, nice balance of sweetness, bitterness and funk. Really quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1543) - west London and, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
750ml . corked ; Drank from a La Chouffe tulip. a strange and captivating fucken beer , i bought it for the strange! .. Bready, floral , funky nose , with just a whisper of chillies and chocolate accents ; Bright amber - I would intuitively assume a Belgian beer called Chocolat would be darker than this shit .. it could be a fucken APA . But lets get real , this is unorthodox ...the first few chugs are rich ,bready, citrusy ,textbook saison , right ?. the finish explodes like i had hoped, with legit chilli pepper heat -it waxes the palate and beats it up . a coco powder chocolate texture dances with the chilli . A pretty damn ingenious beer .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, chocolate and spices. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (382) - Montesarchio, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
Aroma di paglia, formaggi, acido lattico, erba appena tagliata. Inbocco dolce, frutta fresca e pane, passaggio acido con frutta lievemente tropicale ed un po’ di fi acido lattico, tipo yogurt. Andirivieni unico di sapori,peperoncino,e cioccolata sul finale. Buonissima, unica rd irripetibile, evolve scaldandosi e rimane sempre piacevole. Corpo medio e tessitura leggera ma mai acquosa

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2015
Slowbeer bottle(26-Apr-2015)Raspberry,slight choc aroma.Murky amber,fluffy head&big suds lace.Light choc raspberry flavour.Herbal raspberry finish&grass raspberry,light choc aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (343) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle at home (lot n "e", best before "D, 17"). Pours a hazy golden to orange amber with some yeast and a huge white head (even from the bottle after pouring). Fruity floral aroma of malts, spices, yeast, wheat, just a hint of chocolate in the end. Taste is sweet, malts, yeast. spices, light acidic, a hoppy bitter aftertaste with a hint of cacao. Expected a lot more chocolate and chili. Bit disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5258) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
75cl Bottle from De Molen Beershop. Hazy golden colour, thick white head. Aroma is dry, pale malts, yeast, light floral, pineapple, tiny hint of cocoa. Flavour is light sweet, pineapple, candy, light cocoa, tiny hint of chili, dry malty, yeast, some lemon, dry bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Nice, resembles the regular saison a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (365) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
2004 Bottle (11 years old). Musty lambic like smell, bubblegum, fake synthetic candy, pineapple, the chocolate and spice seems to have completely faded, and left a quite acidic musty lambic like saison. This is very earthy with refreshing lemon like and citrus notes and big funky mustiness, very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2738) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle, 10C. Pale clear amber with an inch of fluffy white head that never disappears. Aroma of peaches, mild funk, orange peel, pepper and other spices (could be chile, wouldn’t have guessed). Moody rather than vibrant. Medium bodied, slightly slippery. Taste is much like the aroma with lots of mellow peach, some citrus, a little funky mystery (w a very slight sourness), quite spicy including more clearly chile at the end. Where it’s dry with little bitterness. Is that the chocolate there as a richness, smoothness and slight nuttiness? No idea. Just became more intriguing with each sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
750ml bottle from Great Grog at the local Dad’s tasting. Pours surprisingly pale, thin white head. Green vegetables, light cocoa, pineapple on the aromas. Taste is light sweet, light spice, light sour too. Thin body, pleasant, if expensive.


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