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

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 (6345) - 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 (4901) - 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 (19956) - 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 (7428) - 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 (4673) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2006 #1400. St George’s Thing. The first pour was very clear yellow. Aroma is full of lemon juice and very sour. To taste this is bitter lemon, very sour and dry in the most concentrated flavour I have tasted in a beer, very interesting and nice. When the yeast goes in this becomes a different beer, much softer and more rounded but still full of lip smacking sharpness. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2006
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow colour with a small white head. Spicy aroma with hints of yeast. Yeasty spicy flavor with some hints of sourness. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. OK, you have to pour the sediment in otherwise this tastes very thin. With the yeast, the wild Fantome character comes through, mixed with the spicy characters from the coriander? and a nice lemon, clove and wheat characters come through. Not my favourite Fantome, but still quite pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2006
Bottle (London Drinker 06): Brett and spice dominate nose and flavour. Some sweet citric lemon in the flavour too. Yellow flat appearance. Enjoyable and moreish.


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