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

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RATINGS: 574   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (793) - Samarate, - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle @ home. Particolare come quasi tutte le Fantome. l’aroma ricorda in qualche modo quello delle lambic per la marcata acidità. si aggiungono il profumo del cacao amaro in polvere e quello di frutta (pere soprattutto) . Il colore è un misto tra il nocciola e l’ambrato, parecchio torbida. Migliora con la’ssaggio , dove, oltre all’acido e al vinoso già sentiti al naso, aggiunge l’alcolico, il tostato e un lieve sentore di peperoncino ( se non fosse stato scritto sull’etichetta avrei fatto fatica a capire cosa fosse quella spezia). veramente particolare. Finale secco, luppolato.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (312) - 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 (5129) - 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 (343) - 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 (2657) - 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 (5136) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4446) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy, opaque, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy, rapidly diminishing, off-white head. Slightly funky, yeasty aroma, citrusy hoppy overtones, a peculiar fruity, chili induced, orange note, a rather herbal touch that could stem from the cocoa. Taste is initially minimally tart, fruity, notes of orange, lemon, mandarine, some funky yeast, later some cocoa comes in, accompanied by a frowsty touch not clearly assignable to the cocoa or the otherwise cautious chili pepper; overall furry finish. Nice and well balanced chili support adds in positive way to a tangy mouthfeel predominantly based on fruit tartness; can’t see any benefit from the cocoa on the other hand.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12393) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy golden with a big and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, vegetables and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170215

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11869) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle, 6%. Clear golden with big white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, spice,s grainy and herbal. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, spices, caramel, medium sweet, little herbal, hop, little grass, little earthy and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14388) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Huge head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, vegetables, little cocoa, grass, hops and quite a lot of carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
neonlampke (3) - Sijsele, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Lekker bier. Meegebracht uit de chocolaterie. De chocoladesmaak ontgaat me helaas. Het fruitige aroma neem ik wel waar. De neus in het glas en je ruikt duidelijk limoen


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