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

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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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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4
   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.


4
MelvinKalksma (1719) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Opaque amber/orange beer with heavy yeast and with a medium off-white/beige head. Medium aroma with a lot of Saison yeast, fruit and maybe a slight trace of the added chocolate. Taste is the same, but stronger, with a great palate.

3.6
Iznogud (4347) - CROATIA - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle, 750 ml, shared with JFK10000, Max, Simon. Pours hazy orange, huge white head. Yeasty, spicy, pepper in nose, some citrus notes, moderate sourness. Couldn't really get the chocolate. Unusual. Medium bodied.

3.6
Beerhunter111 (22508) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2017
75cl bottle courtesy of Erzengel! A slightly hazy golden beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart fruits, yeast, yellow fruits. Taste soft tart fruits, brett, wood, herbs, limen, nice!

3.4
Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 14, 2017
Säuerlicher, leicht hefiger Antrunk. Eher trocken, helle Malznoten, trocken hefig. Minimal bitterer, rund hefiger Nachhall. 9/10/11/11/10/11

3.5
ippopotamo36 (2533) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 13, 2017
Tap @Luppolo Station (Rome). Cloudy amber pour, irregular off-white foam. Nose: esters, spicy, sweet almond cookies, zest. Mouth: refreshing, cocoa and chili are hidden but you can spot them right away if you know it. Round start, confusing finish but quite interesting.

3.6
Goodfella86 (17) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2017
Cooled for 48hours prior to opening. Opens with a slight bang but no gushing lucky 😉. It hits you with bready malts, rich esters, faint spices, tabaco, dry saison yeast, little banana, grapefruit. Taste is weird at first with an off blend of spices cacao and a pale ale. But when it coates the mouth it all comes together. Little burnt onions, bit roasty, not crazy spicy but just a little bite. Gets more interesting when warming up. A strange concoction indeed but still somewhat balanced. I must admit I'm always very forgiving when it comes to fantome but this is just good!

3.4
dropi6 (600) - POLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Golden, hazy. malty, herbal, colantro, pepper, phenol, cloves. Bitter, some sourness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.8
Biroholik (1545) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Piwne Degustacje, Browariat Katowice (10.09.2017)
Kolor pomarańczowy. Wysoka, bujna piana. Piana cały czas się utrzymuje. W aromacie owoce cytrusowe, pomarańcze, mandarynki. Z tyłu delikatna czekolada i sproszkowane kakao. W smaku mocno przyprawowe, ziołowe z dużà dozą kakao w tle. Piwo jest umiarkowanie słodkie ze sporą przyprawowością w tle. Trochę słodkie, trochę kwaśne. Spox.

3.5
gr_pa (835) - siemianowice, POLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Nice look. Bit oxidated, fruity; oranges. Long, tart, spicy finish. Well hidden alcohol.

3.4
FinnIckler (891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle from luvians. Pours hazy orange with some floaters. Nose is orange, mandarin, apricot, this typical belgian Saison smell that reminds me of maracuja Joghurt. Palate is chocolate (how is this not in the nose?), orange, citrus. Bitter finish. Surprisingly light. Weird but good Saison.


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