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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 Hazy light orange/golden pour, pretty underlying pink hues. Bristling, half fizzy/half creamy white head, extremely well retained. Lacing is copious and scattered oddly about. Aroma is sweet yeast, toasted grains in moderation, barnyard smoothed over with a banana cream twist, lemon zest and sweetened lemon juice, cotton candy, orange and the slightest white pepper nuance. Flavor is semi-sweet with accentuation of the lemon and yeast notes. Moderate bitterness makes the mouthfeel lively, additions of pine and sourness make it moreso. Palate is light to medium bodied, very effervescent and moderately acidic. Finishes sharply with lingering sweetness and yeast particulates dancing across the tongue. Fantome rocks. This is the only witbier I could presumably drink all day. The Fantome never grows tiresome. In fact, Fantome only becomes more interesting with every glass that empties, with every bottle opened. Like no other brewery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4631) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2007
A bonus bottle with my Pissenlit strong auction bottle. I sampled this after a homebrew Saison of Piscator34’s and I liked the homebrew better. Funky salted pineapple aroma at the top of the bottle. Add the yeast and get pine cleaner. Thin body. Drinkable sour/salted fruit salad blend. Funky fruit taste keeps you sipping. Definitely unique as a Saison or a Witbier. The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bottled. Beer is light-to-medium gold colored, hazy, with a small, white, frothy finish.<P> The aroma is malty with a moderate note of toasted grain, trace of caramel; Hoppy with a moderate note of grapefruit, light note of pine, trace of lemon zest; Yeasty with a moderate note of horseblanket, trace of dough; Miscellaneous trace of white pepper.<P> The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic/dry with an average-length, lightly bitter, lightly-to-moderately sweet, lightly acidic finish. Lingering trace of sweetness.<P> The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Courtesy boboski. Hazy orange and a large, frothy, white head. Nose is pure Fantome. Sour barn funk, lemony citrus, and some wheat. Same flavors- iced tea mixed with lemonade, sour barn, and a solid dose of wheat. Medium, balanced body. Very drinkable. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Hazy light orange, thin head, small tight bubbles. Big yeasty aroma, spicy citrus, orange peel. Flavor is biting spices, yeast. Big funkiness. Light sweetness, citrus fruit. Mild hopping. Clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs, barnyard), with notes of orange/lemon zest, pepper, grass/moss. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Tasty stuff...not what I’d call a witbier really, but lovely aromatics and wonderfully quaffable balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
75 cl bottle. Pronounced the same as its sister beer, the Blanche Hotton Eau. Different label (red) and definitely a different beer (if it was originally intended to be so, is another question). This one pours with a cloudy orange golden colour with pinkish notes and a fine white head. Geuze-like aroma full of grapefruit and a hint of wood. Grapefruit flavours, dry acidity and some mild woodiness. Very dry mouthfeel. Medium carbonattion, lightish body. This is great and refreshing stuff, close to a geuze in character, and definitely the successful one of the Blanche Hotton sisters!
Earlier Rating: 10/13/2006 Total Score: 2.9
75 cl bottle. Peachy golden colour, much darker than your typical wit, hazy with a rocky white head that reduced to a minimum. Artificially sweet and fruity aroma with hints of wood and spices. Very sweet and fruity with raspberry and winegum flavours. Feels a bit like a wit mixed with artificial fruit sirup. Towards the finish woody dryness hits in, giving the beer some lambik character. The funny yellow label cannot mask a less successful experimental beer, though. Points as always for originality.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19382) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
[Bottled (as Fantôme Hotton Blanche)] Cloudy amber. Winegum aroma. Medium sweet with loight, rounded mouthfeel. Plenty of herbs and winegum. Unusual, estery witbier, still with the refreshing qualities of the wit, but with an altogether different flavour profile.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
Bottle, London Drinker Beer Festival, March 2006. Looks like pineapple juice. Musty, slightly clammy aroma. Even smells a bit like pineapple. Tastes like fruit juice - Robinson lemon barley water springs to mind. Thin mouthfeel. Atypical for a Belgian wheat, although bucking the norm is par for the course for Fantome. In this case, I don’t think non-conformity entirely comes off, for me at least.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2006
(Bottled) Hazy yellow-golden golor with a medium, quickly and completely fading, lemonadey head. Sourish, lemon-orange-peel aroma with yeast and witbier spices. Quite sour and dry, almost lambicy flavor with wheat and lemony fruit. Light to medium-bodied, fizzy-carbonated and sour, refreshing palate. Maybe not the most enjoyable brew, but quite refreshing and interesting one. The yeast smoothens the flavor, but doesn’t make it better - and also brings some stingy eggs to the aroma. I’d leave it out and drink it separately.


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