ozzatoadisback (228) - ITALY - JAN 27, 2018
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a good and quite dense head. Nice and intense enough aroma shows white bread, crackery hint, fruity notes (both citric and pear), slight spiciness and a grassy note. Taste confirms the aroma, with a light crackery and bready base, fruity notes (pear, lemon), slight earthiness and spiciness and a firmly bitter grass finish. Overall it's medium to high sweet and medium bitter with a bitter finish, surely much more bitter than your average blanche. Light bodied with extremely high carbonation, perhaps too high, quite burpy. Overall a rather interesting blanche (actually something in the middle of blanche and saison) with good enough complexity. If not for such high carbonation it would have been much more easily drinkable madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
5th November 2016melush (5049) - SPAIN - DEC 23, 2016
High Wycome House Warming. Thanks to Leighton. Light haze on this gold beer, thin white head. Palate is light, semi dry and fairly crisp. Nice combination of white wine tang and nectarines. Mild seltzer. Floral finish with light sherbet. Unexpectedly good.
@ Zombier, Malaga, Spain.
A: Hazy golden.
T: Wheat, citrus, grapefruit. ineedbeer (2329) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is fairly citrusy with some grapefruit zest and hints of lemon and lime. Light coriander notes. Hints of grain and wheat. Light floral and fruity esters.
Pours a somewhat hazy, pale, yellow gold with a very, very large, pillowy, white head that continues to expand before eventually falling into itself many minutes later.
Flavor is slightly sweet with some light wheat and grain notes. Moderate citrus notes of grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Light coriander notes with some light, peppery phenolic notes. Light floral and fruit esters with pear and stone fruit. Low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with very high carbonation (but not a gusher). Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty tasty beer with good aromas, but it is impossible to drink with how carbonated it is and how good the head retention is. Nice citrus notes with light, balanced phenolics. Light floral and fruity esters add some complexity. The_Osprey (9910) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
November 2016 - Bottle share at Theydon’s High Wycombe Tasting. Thanks Leighton! As ’Fantôme Blanche’, 4.5%. Hazy orange, still, no real head. Aroma is celery, soapy. Body is light with tingly carbonation. Taste is chardonnay, elderflower, light citrus, dusty lightly floral vibes, big white wine vibes. Tastes great but thin bodied with a bit of a soapy aroma. (3.6)
mR_fr0g (14241) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle shared at the hi wy cum. Tasting, 5/11/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A hazed yellow straw coloured pour with fine fading head. Aroma is nice big tropical fruits, peach, mango surbert. Lemon, pale wheat. Flavour is composed of tangy lemon, mango, pineapple, wheat, mango. Plalate is tangy. Spritz carbonation, semi crisp finish. I like it a lot. Zesty, grapefruit. Scopey (16529) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle (aged) thanks to Leighton at Colin’s, It pours hazy golden with a small white head. The aroma is fresh, bready, juicy, grapefruit, nectarine, zesty, straw and light spice. The taste is crisp, tart, juicy, loads of grapefruit, some acidity, minerals, bready, straw, hay and green apple skin with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Very decent stuff. Leighton (23092) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle shared in High Wycombe - sourced from some online shop. Pours mostly clear gold with a slim white head. Nice aroma, some zesty citrus, tangerine, grapefruit. Light-medium sweet flavour with light wheat, melon, a little citric tang, more grapefruit. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced in the finish, with more citrus fruits, mellow tangy notes, melon, tangerine. Really good beer. Theydon_Bois (21843) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at The High WyCum tasting, Chez Bois, thanks to LKS 05/11/16.
Lightly hazed golden blonde with a decen off white covering.
Nose is lemon rind, floral notes, orange peel, clove, wihite pepper, shades of passionfruit.
Taste comprises melon, wheaten bread, straw, lemon rind, clove, spice, citric drizzle, soft bread.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Aged circa 2 years, solid for style. Torrefacto (1802) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 29, 2016
Dorado turbio y abundante espuma blanca. Aromas frescos herbáceos, manzana verde. Cuerpo medio-bajo, bien carbonatado, sabor de manzana verde, ligera acidez afrutada, cítrica y final seco.