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


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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Tasted on 12/16/12 from a capped and corked bottle purchased at Sergio’s. Pours cloudy light yellow with a thin white head that leaves average, lasting white lace. The nose is barnyard and funk, like most Fantome beers, but the chocolate is more or less non-existent...I suppose that there is a cocoa tinge on the nose as the beer warms, but I know I am looking for it at this point. There is a very lightly spicy chili aroma stinging my nostrils, however. The flavor is pretty much the same, lightly tart with plenty of barnyard, but no real chocolate and just a touch of chili. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long tart, funky, and very lightly spicy chili finish. This is a solid Fantome brew, but it pretty much just tastes like the regular saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (632) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2015
Drank during the tasting 20-11. Sour is not really my thing, but not a bad beer. Nice soft chocolate and good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6248) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2015
*Old rating. Best before June 12. Typisch säuerlich und trotzdem weiches Fantôme-Bier. Die Schokolade und das Chili sind nicht ganz auszumachen, Gewürze, intensiv, süffig, rund. Lecker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1673) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at Cara B. Brown colour with off white head. Yeast, spice aroma. Yeast, spice, chocolate, sweet taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2280) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Smells really yeast and hoppy. Pours light orrange I'm color sorbs white head. Brad a draft pour at kasers. Too yeasty for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1388) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Lightly hazed copper pour with no head. Aroma is apple juice, faint chili, and saison yeast. Taste is apple juice, earth, toffee, subtle chili, and some funk. Didn’t detect any cocoa and chili was very faint. No carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Hazy brownish colour. Fairly malty aroma with a bit of vegetable. Lemon flavour, yeast. Sweet. Little cocoa or chilli. A miss.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tonkatruck (42) - SPAIN - JUL 19, 2015
Saison,spice and wax- nose Chocolate and chillies not very present . With a big gulp possibly choc smoothness and slight warmth (could be the alcohol).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2763) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2015
750ml bottle. 14-07-2015.
BBD: Dec 2017.
In short: little cacao saison.
Pours hazy dark gold with very frothy white head. Gushing. long head retention, good lacing. Barnyard, herbal, spicy nose. Light body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is moderate tart, little cacao noticed, crisp, refreshing. Some spicy but no chiles noticed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1058) - CROATIA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle; pours a hazy orange gold with a white head; yeasty aroma with some citrus and spice notes; taste is yeast, citrus, and grass; finish is dry and peppery; I did not really notice the chocolate but otherwise this is an okay beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (504) - 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.

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