DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rusty amber color, with a huge off-white head that never dies. Lemon-pepper aroma, with apple pie and gingerbread. Not nearly as sour as other Fantome brews. The chocolate only becomes noticeable in the finish, and then again moreso as the beer warms. Has a more refined, malty body than other saisons, perhaps best summed up as a dubbel in the saison spectrum. Finishes dry, slightly sweet, again with powdered cocoa. More Fantome greatness here.
Idiosynkrasie (4365) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Rasmus40 (12340) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
chrisv10 (11804) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
saxo (14382) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
neonlampke (3) - Sijsele, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
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
VsXsV (2573) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light hazy deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of light smoke, white pepper, burnt electronics, grain and light bubblegum. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of white pepper, light smoke and grain. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Good but not much chocolate flavour.
zacgillbanks (2740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This hazy pale golden beer pours with a huge foamy head. It has spicy juicy lemon, vanilla and citrus flavours with a hint of milk chocolate on the finish. I can’t detect any chilli.
ShivanDragon (1920) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
helder gouden met schuimig witte kraag. Aroma komt iets saison achtig binnen. verder pilsmouten, nat gras. hmm niet zo bijzonder. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, licht scherp, maar gewoon weer erg veel saison smaken en dan wel zonder chocolade of chili what so ever .... verder zuur... funky...barnyard... grassig...waterig...yikes... not that great...
gegwilson (1615) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours a slightly hazy straw colour with a big frothy white head. The aroma is rustic with farmy notes and citrus. It makes me a little apprehensive about how chocolate and chilli are going to work with this style of beer. The taste is pretty interesting. There’s a lot of carbonations so your hit with a big mouthful at first with spice and sour earthy flavours. Nice and refreshing. I can’t say chilli and chocolate flavours come through particularly strongly, but that may be a good thing. A little heat in the aftertaste is as much as I could detect. Overall a very enjoyable beer.
SarkyNorthener (2555) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from stirchley wines, birmingham. Cloudy orange beer with residual head. Aroma of yeast, funk and citrus. Taste is funky, tangerine, yeast and a hint of chilli. Good.