Fantôme Chocolat | Brasserie Fantôme

Fantôme ChocolatFantôme Chocolat
BA SCORE
63.6%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 357 ratings
Fantôme ChocolatFantôme Chocolat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by yen157 on 01-16-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,352
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
357
Liked:
227
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
15.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
30
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of samEBC
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy nice amber orange color with a thick beige head with great retention. I guess I did it right not to disturb the sediments.
Aroma with predominant notes of pine, pepper, wet tobacco and tangerine. Hints of lemongrass, spices, leather and aromatic herbs. I didn’t notice the cocoa.
Flavor with notes of pepper, cocoa powder, lots of white wine, wood, tangerine drops and Cointreau citrusy, a bit of leather and horse blanket, green apples, lemon, yellow fruits, caramel and a handful of condiments. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness and mild sourness that lingers.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8% is felt only with a flavoring feature.
Unusual and interesting combination that worked well in my opinion. Funky notes were barking but under the leash, giving space to other nuances creating a Saison with excellent complexity.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I Had this because it was on the "1001", and it was such a bad experience that I won't have it again. Possibly a bad bottle, more likely a bad brew.

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Photo of Vylo
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i always want so badly to like the fantome stuff because a few of them were so special, but often the bottles are old, denatured too far by green glass, and entirely unimpressive. this is another one of those, but the one thing i always like about them is that they are different. none of these beers are like anything else in the market, and so even when i am not that into one, i always find a way to overrate it and appreciate it. this is no exception, a much older bottle, maybe 2013, and not much cocoa remains here. its a little chalky in texture and with some bitterness, but this does not really scream chocolate to me in any meaningful way. similarly, the peppers have likely faded as well, although i am not sure this was ever hot. a little tickle of that i still here, but even fresh i bet this was kind of mild. being older, it is not nearly as sweet as others have mentioned here, instead its more yeasty than anything, a little oxidation and a little bandaid, its not way medical and weird, but there is a definite astringency to it that is quite pronounced. the thing is, as weird and minimal as the cocoa and the chilies are, i really dont wish there were more of either in this beer. this odd thick rust colored freakshow needs nothing. in another context this might have actually gotten a drainpour from me, but i liked it somewhat better as it warmed, and the yeast grew on me especially, still belgian, saisony, and funky. proceed with caution though, this was far from impressive.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabianno
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrenihan
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours with almost no head, an almost opaque murky golden. Nose is fairly nice, light fruits with a tart funky scent. No sign of the cocoa or chili. Flavour is less appealing. The chili provides a slight heat and the cocoa is slightly present. There is a funky flavour and some light fruits. It is a strange package and the funk is a bit offputting. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated, more than expected from the lack of head. Overall, not something I would look for again, but better than it could have been given the unusual combo and the variable consistency from Fantome.

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Photo of dmandrick
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice saison that drinks like a Belgian. Golden in color with decent head and lacing. Aroma is light but at first sip, hints of cocoa and chili come forth. Those flavors mellow and the rest of the indulgence is a nice Belgian style ale. Mouthfeel is refreshing and finish is very clean.....

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

WTF? Fantome is hit and miss, and this is largely a miss. Bordering on cloyingly sweet and mostly dominated by the flavor and aroma of wet cigarets. Not undrinkable, but it makes me question the fact that I will certainly still buy the next new Fantome I see.

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Photo of Kplummer82
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A really unattractive brew in the glass. Dark orange, cloudy and murky, like dirty pond water. No real head to speak of.

Aroma is very inviting: tart and lightly funky, spicy, with the yeast coming through quite well. It's a very rustic saison, with the spices muddling together in a tough to identify, but definitely enjoyable, blend.

Flavor follows. The cocoa and chile are both tough to nail down, yet both make themselves known beneath a more traditional, rustic Belgian saison base. Chocolate and chile build throughout the experience.

Feel is excellent; slightly tart and puckering, lively, smooth, with a wet, cloying finish. Absolutely no hint that this clocks in at 8%.

A fantastically interesting, and overall quite nice, saison.

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Photo of desint
2.48/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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Fantôme Chocolat from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 63.6% out of 100 with 357 ratings
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