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


on tap

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RATINGS: 604   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (714) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
75 cl flaska på Belgobaren, Stockholm. Disig, mörkorange med vitt högt skum. Syrlig doft med något rökiga inslag och visst anar man lite chokladsötma och kakao i bakgrunden. Relativt fyllig kropp som dock försvinner snabbt. Syrligheten möts upp av sötma från kakaon. Ruskigt rolig och gör sig otippat bra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2476) - PORTUGAL - SEP 20, 2016
75cl bottle. Hazy copper with thin white head. Caramel, yeast, grassy, citrus, spices, light chili and cocoa in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is bitter and funky with light cocoa notes. Overall, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (564) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Slightly murky orange gold with dense head. A: yeasty with pepper and choco note, citrus, earthy note, malts. T: follows aroma, nice saison with cocoa powder note, bitter peppery development, intense bitter finish with chocolate notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
murran (564) - - APR 29, 2016
Pours a brown body with a none existent head. Very faint aroma. Sour and funky taste with a rather strange warm feel. More strange than interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8231) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat enjoyed at Aaserøy. Pours hazy nut brown with a small off white creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, chewy malts and yeast. Taste is light sweet yeasty, weak acidic peppers, weak chocolate in the finish, more weak chili, but overall a OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
At Mrk’s. Bottle courtesy of Maakun. Amber colored beer with quick diminishing head. Sweet caramel malts, sweet roasted chili peppers, grassy, lemon, (lemon balm), honey, mushroom like mold. Quite sweet, light sour bend. Light carbonation, creamy feel, very spiced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (4224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Bottle shared. Slight hazy copper with little clumps floating around. Lots of spices, caramel, sugary, cocoa, quite light chili, peppery yeast, lemon and lemon balm. Bit over medium sweet, light spicy, under medium bitter and a sour touch. Medium bodied. Quite weird but pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4361) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks Euro Summer Secret Santa 2015. Hazy amber with a quickly dissolving white head. Funky aroma with a little chili and then chocolate. A little funky and bitter with delicate hints of chocolate in the mouth. Medium body, quite carbonated, slightly funky finish. Quite nice and far from what I had expected it to be - was sure it’d be stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poletaem (5) - - MAR 7, 2016 does not count
Bottle 750 ml. Clear copper color and frothy head. Sour-dough and caramel aroma with spruce hint. Taste is form light sweet to medium bitter. Medium body, average carbontaion. Bitter finish. I dont’t feel any chilli or cocoa, but this adjuncts definitely improve taste and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3276) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 750ml, au Bistro des Bières Belges à Saint-Hubert (printemps 2007).
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée-brune. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Levures fruitées (agrumes, fruits mûrs) et sauvages, léger d’épices, notes de bois humide, de miel et malt sucré.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût de levures sauvages acidulés, fruitées (agrumes, petits fruits sûrs) et épicées Un support malt sucré est également présent avec des notes de miel, de pain ainsi que des notes de houblon floral.
En bouche : Corps : mince-moyen. Effervescence : moyenne-élevée. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne, composée d’un légère aigreur fruitée et d’épicée avec des notes amères de houblon floral ainsi que quelques traces d’alcool.

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