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Fantôme Blanche Pamplemouse
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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Fruit Beer
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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4.2
   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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottles courtesy of Umberto, shared with MrChopin plus 2. Amazingly similar to carbonated grapefruit juice, and yet it retains its beery characteristics. An unexpectedly successful blend of flavors and character. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1915) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6594) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5214) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2010
chiara velata buona schiuma buona persitenza pompelmo molto presente citrica fresca leggero acidulo un buon amaro di pompelmo e luppolo ottimo aperitivo

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by Franco at Livingston Club! Thanks! Pours mostly clear at first, then slight sediment towards the bottom of course- carbonation is slight as there wasn’t much pop from the cork- just a slight fizz, but the acidity from the fruit makes up for this lack of CO2 in the mouthfeel. Slight head when poured hard. Aroma is straightforward- grapefruit zest, and juice pretty powerful actually- then some lemon zest, mineral slight fantome funk, toast, and light bread. Flavor is grassy, grapefruit juice, rose hips, hibiscus tea, lemon and herbs, then a funky mustiness, cracker, light stale bread, pepper, then a mostly dry mineral finish with a good clean acidity from the brett and grapefruit. Unique and fun to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Thanks to Dstructo for this gem! Poured from a 750ml bottle into a large cognac snifter. The color of autumn sunshine . . . if you could only really bottle such a thing. LOL! Medium head which dissipated slowly into lacing at the top. Once the beer settles, the "sunshine" look of it kinda hazes over a bit with more of a white element. The nose? WOW! Think of your nostrils being pummeled with a mallet made of grapefruit. Intense citrus and definite grape fruit aroma is almost overwhelming, but in a very, very good way. Never had anything like it Taste: As I go for the 1st sip, I’m almost squinting my eyes, expecting to drink a form of carbonated grapefruit juice. And there was the magic of Fantome: not a grapefruit note to be tasted in the drink. Not a one that I could pick up at least. Great spicy taste, some citrus back notes, a bit of vanilla and oak as well, but no grapefruit. An incredible beer! Mouthfeel & Drinkability: This is listed as a witbier, but I felt it more as a saison . . . almost bordering on a sour. That said, the drikability is definitely up there with witbiers. This could easily be the 1st of many glasses for me. Smooth and very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/6/09] Bottle sample during a festival at De Heeren van Liedekercke in Denderleeuw. Cloudy yellow. Aroma of lots of grapefruit, wheat, and a bit of oaky funk. Bitter grapefruit flavor with some hops, yeast, woody hints and more fruits. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle @ DHVL Gardenparty and Beerfestival 2009.
Unclear light to medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate heavy grapefruity, moderate malty, wheat, moderate yesty. Flavor is moderate to light light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity citrus, wheaty, grapefruit bitter, and a very dry dry late finish. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090906]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Shared at Goblin pub, great generosity from everyone there! Transparent gold, thin white ring for a head. Nose is light grapefruit, dust, wheat, and bit husky and meaty. Flavor has very strong grapefruit, light honey and lemon, very citric, low carbonation, but the balance remains, keeps it very drinkable.


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