NBird (470) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks.. Murky dark yellow, sml dissipating head.
Smells..prominent fresh citrus, unripe peach and and old light coloured wood scent.
Tastes..loads of juice fruity citrus notes up front, a little wheat, some herbal and old light wood, some kind of weird hard candy.. It’s ok but didn’t win me over.
esp0r (2291) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange, quite hazy, white head. Smell of gooseberries, citrus, hints of funk and light malts. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, a touch of acids, quite complex fruit flavor palate, citrus as well. Moderate bitter finish
Habanero (3080) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy pale yellow with a small, white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, citrus and spicy notes. Sweetflavor that ends upmore dry. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. A nice Wheat. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Garrold (2336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Belgiuminabox. 4.5%. At some point I’ll get round to visiting Fantome. I’ve a soft spot for their beer. It’ll be a trek. I’ll be busting for a beer. I’ll revert back to my primal instincts, and fancy a lager and lime. All being well, I’ll get one of these...
77ships (4990) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesey of Kraddel. Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ De Rampkrot. Near clear orange with zero head. Nose is huge plastic sour lemon juice, aspirin, oddly strongly sour, big on lemon,…. Taste is bottled lemon juice mixed with aspirin, touch wild herbs, lactic but mainly hugely lemon sour with aspirin,… Sour wood. Med carbonation, very one note,…. Ugh, not sure even how this is a witbier. I am slightly tempted to say that the grapefruit version was way better but given batch variation that is a pointless statement plus I drank that one at the brewery where their beers still taste great.
kraddel (4492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear blonde, no real head. Smell is sharp bitter soapy, lemon and hay. WTF ???
Taste is bitter, citrussy, sweet, hay and funky back. Very citrussy allover. slightly overcarbonated ( isnt fantome supposed to be flat ??? lol )
Really weird...You get what you aim for ?
zacgillbanks (2963) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A cloudy yellow coloured beer that pours with a foamy white head that rapidly disappears. It has strong bitter lemon, barnyard, toffee and floral citrus flavours followed by tart lime, oak and malt on the finish. Very nice considering the relatively low ABV.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy deep yellow body with light
carbonation. Lime and guarana aroma with mealy waxy notes.
Certainly unusual! Sweet-acidic cucumber and guarana taste with
mealy wheaty notes. Mid-to-thin body. Sharpish mouthfeel.
Dryish-acidic tropical fruit with sharp, astringent cucumber
finish. Lingering wooden acid. That finish is just horrible.
Undrinkable. (0.75l bottle, I forget where from.)
tom10101 (3672) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). Best before 2017. Split 3-ways with Adam and Heather.
Appearance: Hazy bright golden/orange with a medium bubbly white head and some lacing.
Aroma: Fantastic wild farmhouse aroma along with lemon, brettanomyces, light spiciness and floral/herbal presence.
Taste: A little less enticing than the aroma, but still an amazing farmhouse character along lemon tartness, honeyed sweetness, citrus/orange, light spicines, floral notes and mild peppery notes.
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Floral / lavender aftertaste.
Overall: It’s quite debatable if this is a Witbier or not, but is sure is that it’s a fantastic concoction from Fantôme. Beautiful wild farmhouse character. Extreme drinkability and good depth. A beer I would love to have many bottles of next summer. Superb!
AdamJackson (3430) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75CL - Best by end of 2017. Thanks Tommy for sharing this bottle. Split 3 ways at just below room-temp. Was stored cellar temp but is a recent release. Enjoyed in Hill Farmstead stemware.
A - Huge cork pop, I was afraid of a gusher but I caught it in time. 2 finger off-white head, is a murky golden orange, jus a little haze.
S - This is the single-greatest smelling Witbier I’ve ever had. Very yeasty, a light lemon tartness, some very interesting herbal like rosemary, lavender and peppercorn aroma. I also get a really great orange fruit juice. Orange Peel, honey, very floral.
T - This is a really great beer. I get this lovely tart grapefruit, wheat body that is totally overwhelmed by citrus, european hop bitterness. I get chamomile, lavender, lots of floral notes and the juiciest nectarine. This is really something special
M - Leaves a very tingly tongue. Great bottle conditioning with a filling mouthfeel with lots of carb. dry and effervescent.
O - Overall, there’s so much to say. It’s possibly the best witbier I’ve ever had, a great mix of so many flavors with this salad herbal that really literally makes my tongue tingle. Lovely fruitiness and the yeast is so well integrated. This might be out of this world in 5 years. seriously.