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Fantôme Chocolat - Brasserie Fantôme

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320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.51%
Wants: 37
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yen157 on 01-16-2005

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Photo of heygeebee
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Was expecting a saison with chocolate chilli flavours. I got a saison!!!
Really quite unusual.... Merest hint of chocolate and likewise with chilli if you thought reeeealy hard about the flavours, otherwise quite a standard saison, not so much earthiness, and a little mid palate hollowness and lightness in mouthfeel.
Otherwise quite solid, tho at 8% there maybe could be a bit more overall flavour.

Photo of Pete_IV
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 2008 bottle poured into a fantome tulip.
This beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with a bubbly head that dissipates immediately. Smells funky, a nice cheesy funky. The taste follows the smell a tart funk acidy beer. peach? Despite no carbonation in the glass there is a bubbly tinge on the tongue. All around I enjoy this beer, nice and tart with the odd cheesy funk flavor that is just not to strong.

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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -19.8%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep hazy orange with a bit of a white head. Thick collar.

Smell - A little acidic. Chocolate. A bit of pepper. Smoked aroma. Very odd.

Taste - Kinda tart. Burnt, smoky flavor. Citrus. Light pepper. Caramel malt.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - What a strange beer. Not a very pleasant one, either.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ADZA
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to MrKennedy for this one and pours a murky golden yellow hue with a massive three finger bubble laden dimply head and lacing everywhere,the smell is very unique I get chilli,chocolate and lemons with a background of Belgian yeast,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with above moderate carbonation and the tastes are toffee,light chocolate,a touch of farmhouse funk,lemons and the finish is a little tart with a sharp quick hit of chilli and overall theses guys are really the masters of saisons and I would definately buy this again such a unique collab of ingredients that all have their place and work cheers.

Photo of PerHops
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S- 2008 bottle to snifter

A- Darker than many of his beers, however, not as dark as I expected. It is a pretty brilliant amber that practically glows. Medium sized head with noticeably soapy bubbles.

S- The first thing I notice is basement funk and a lot of it. This is followed by some signs of oxidation, with a toffee aroma. Perhaps the cocoa is at work here too? There is a bit of tartness here, as well.

T- This is way different from what I expected. And really, really good. Super tart, classic fantome green apple and funk with some citrus notes too. A nice sweetness to balance it, and a little bit of chile on the finish.

M- The carbonation is medium to high, and very pleasant.

O- This was really enjoyable. Thanks Dany!

Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent brown tinted dark orange... coarse carbonation seems to struggle to get to the surface, where it has no change of sticking around. Looks great in its own way. Smell: lemon peel, sweet orange, mildly lactic, whiff of fresh green pepper (bell, not chili), spice. Interesting. Taste: when cool it's straight sour peach and orange peel - lots of acid. Warmer, a bready backing emerges along with oily tongue coating (but mild) pepper.. still a huge sour peach aspect. Very small goat cheese note in the finish. Hmm, the cocoa... there's just a tiny bit of cocoa midsip after the last pour (however the thick layer of sediment still in the bottle smells distinctly of cocoa...should have swirled this one I guess), but this is delicious. Full bodied, doesn't look terribly carbonated but it is, just right.

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Fantôme Chocolat from Brasserie Fantôme
84 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.