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Fantôme Blanche Pamplemouse

Fantôme Blanche Pamplemouse
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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Fruit Beer
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with an average white head. Aroma of grapefruit, yeast, a little funk and spicy notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up quite dry and with some bitterness. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture ans average carbonation. A crisp and very nice Ale. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3051) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle, BB end 2017. Label just says Blanche but it must be this one [edit: ABV matches too]. Hazy gold with a coat of white head. Intensely grapefruity aroma - juice not zest - some hay, flowers. Light bodied, lowish carbonation. A slight creaminess just about stops it being watery. Lots of grapefruit again, some soft grainy sweetness, lavender (in a little burst), apricot and white pepper. Moderately bitter, a little astringent, stemmy and tingly at the end. Deeply refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head and a high effervescence that keeps it alive for the whole session. Head leaves a good lacing. Nose is of genuine grapefruit and light wood. Taste is lightly acidic and of pretty impressive grapefruits again. Some wheat flour. Body is medium, carbonation high. Incredibly refreshing. Overall a hit by Fantome, I need more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
pours hazy/cloudy pale golden with a frothy and creamy eggshell white head, good retention and lacing. very fragrant grapefruit aroma and taste - lemony funk on the tongue, rustic graininess, funked up yeast profile - spicy, bretty and fruity-plenty; very floral too, pepper. lively carbonation, light body - lean yet never watery; gently lemony tart, dry and rustic grassy-citrusy finish - superb mouthfeel. high drinkability. amongst the best fruit non-fruit lambic beer i’ve had so far. excellent stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (6191) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014
75 cl. bottle @ brewery split by 3. Thx! Label just said Blanche but they confirmed that they were indeed with added Grapefruit. Fantôme-style. It was very nice of them to open the bar just for us despite being closed & Dany Prignon to even give us a short tour on top despite being busy. Pours hazy golden, white bubbles on top. Nose is heavy on grapefruit peel, lots of it, light zest, candy sugar. Taste is way less grapefruit than I hoped for, bit comparable to saison on tap, candy sugar, yeast, spices, touch sweet only light almost lacto note with some zest & light grapefruit peel in the back, bitter peel after the sweetish stuff. Candy sugar body. Easy to drink. No coriander at all. Pretty good, first new good Fantôme beer in a long time. The Saison was really good on tap @ brewery but isn’t it always? Good to have something good by Fantôme once again after a long string of very disappointing stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours pale yellow with a very small white head. The nose is big grapefruit, sweetbread and straw with some light lemon and barnyard funk. The taste is heavy sweet with light bitter and medium tart. Fantastic. The texture is soft and clean, the body is light and the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Shared at the goblin pub. Pour is a transparent pale golden yellow with a thin creamy white head. The nose is mostly grapefuit with a light note of pepper in back and a fair bit of juicy orange citrus hop. The taste is very sweet and a little sugary. Sweet grapefruit with the bitterness in the finish. Light pepper and citrus behind with a fair bit of bitterness. Body is a bit syrupy and heavy, slightly grainy texture and a wet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2011
20/12/2011 75cl bottle @ home - BB: not indicated (2011-723)

Cloudy pale beige beer, small white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: pink grapefruit, and a lot of it. Actually, it’s the only thing I can smell. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lemony sour start, grapefruit, some spices, bitter. Aftertaste: more grapefruit and lemon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2011
75 cl bottle last available for the season end-August, thanks Dany @ Fantôme. Couleur dorée paille avec un léger trouble, le tout devient plus foncé avec la lie. Arôme donne le ton, c’est du bon pamplemousse laissant un bouquet agréable de d’agrumes et fleurs d’oranges/pamplemousse. Retrouve aussi la levure qui fait la signature de Fantôme. En bouche, bière présentant une belle levure, le tout reste fruité avec ce profile d’agrumes et pamplemousse laissant une fine note acidulée, fruitée et fleurie avec une touche de grains. Cela reste agréable et relativement balancé entre une fine douceur et pointe d’acide de pamplemousse. Sur la fin, avec l’approche de la lie, je note une pointe de malt caramel qui renforce le palais et rajoute à cette douceur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (4729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
75cl bottle at Goblin Pub, courtesy of Umberto. It pours a slightly hazy golden/orange colour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is similar to grapefruit juice, tons of citric notes and a slight amount of funk. Taste is definitely awsome. It’s crisp and refreshing with notes of grapefruit and citrus, a nice funkiness and some acidity too. Bitterish finish and some spice to it. Good amount of carbonation and medium body. This is simply a perfect beer for happy hour and hot days. Definitely sessionable.

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