Fantôme Chocolat | Brasserie Fantôme

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3.74/5
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362 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,161
Reviews:
236
Ratings:
362
pDev:
14.97%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
31
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 362 |  Reviews: 236
Photo of janubio
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at home in a Fantome tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden colour, big head with medium retention, good lacing.
Aroma of citrics. Then some notes of spices, bretts and a very faint hint of chocolate.
Medium body, oily texture, good carbonation. Citric finish.
Taste of citrics, spices, and again faint notes of chocolate. I can't feel the chili anywhere.
Very good, but not really much chocolate.

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

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a dark golden orange which is topped by a dense two finger white head which retains well but fades slowly while leaving decent lacing
S: Smells of light chocolate and orchard fruits slight grassy/hay note with a little citrus in there as well.
T: Taste is lightly tart before some chili heat comes in along with a slight cocoa powder note. Nice orchard fruits come in as well along with a slight lemon zest note. On the finish this beer is more orchard fruits with a little more chili heat, light chocolate, and lingering lemon zest.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium in body with a somewhat slick feel on the palate. Carbonation is effervescent and slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish which is expected for the style.
O: Overall this is a really interesting beer. It isn't as chocolate forward as the name would suggest. What it is though is a nice twist on a Saison that still has plenty of those standard saison notes plus a little extra. It's worth a try if you don't mind things that color outside of the lines a little.

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

A-Pours a hazy amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has cocoa and chili pepper hints
T-The taste is snivel balanced but somewhat subdued cocoa and chili pepper flavor
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A decent cocoa and chili pepper beer

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Photo of mcrawford
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have a 7 year old bottle from my cellar
L: It pours bright copper amber blanketed by a 1" ecru foam cap with fair to good retention

S: big funky smell emerges as soon as you pop the cork and a little concentration picks out wet horse blanket, cocoa, fruit, a hint of pepper and some vegetable

T: Fruit dominates the flavors lightly seasoned with cocoa, a hint of butter, mild pepper heat, pepper flavor, and mild funk

F: High levels of carbonation give the beer a very creamy feel packed into a medium light body

O: Very elegant, well made and a delight to drink.

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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 HopBelT
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

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Fantôme Chocolat from Brasserie Fantôme
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 362 ratings