DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty, burnt deep orange with ample white head. Aroma shows Fantome house character. Funk, lemon, hay, sock, crackery pilsner malt, citrus. No chile or chocolate noted, just normal Saison spiciness. Flavor is mildly tart, still no spice or chocolate noted, fruity and fairly dry with a quick finish. This beer is nothing like I thought it would be. Pretty normal, standard Fantome here. Which is good enough for me.
Tonkatruck (29) - SPAIN - JUL 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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).
Lowenbrau (2641) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - JUL 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Shark_Pants (452) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 .
thomat (2547) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Fashawn (430) - Montesarchio, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
vanvenlo (1446) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
__Rb81 (359) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Borresteijn (5418) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.