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


on tap

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Also for ratings about Blanche Pamplemousse, as the regular Blanche sometimes has grapefruit, and sometimes doesn’t, and there’s no way you can tell from the label.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to northernbrews. Aroma is just dominated by black pepper with some light wheat. Tastes the same with some light bubblegum yeast and tea. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6488) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2015
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy florals, pepper, perfume, dank notes, grass, and barely a hint of citrus. It pours a hazy dull golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus with some sour lemon. The finish has light-moderate lemon peel, pepper, florals, and a touch of grass. It’s light bodied with lively carbonation that is a bit prickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2015
Looks.. Murky dark yellow, sml dissipating head. Smells..prominent fresh citrus, unripe peach and and old light coloured wood scent. Tastes..loads of juice fruity citrus notes up front, a little wheat, some herbal and old light wood, some kind of weird hard candy.. It’s ok but didn’t win me over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2774) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
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Light orange, quite hazy, white head. Smell of gooseberries, citrus, hints of funk and light malts. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, a touch of acids, quite complex fruit flavor palate, citrus as well. Moderate bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4234) - Tranbjerg, Denmark, 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Earlier Rating: 4/16/2015 Total Score: 3.3
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy pale yellow with a small, white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, citrus and spicy notes. Sweetflavor that ends upmore dry. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. A nice Wheat. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4498) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Belgiuminabox. 4.5%. At some point I’ll get round to visiting Fantome. I’ve a soft spot for their beer. It’ll be a trek. I’ll be busting for a beer. I’ll revert back to my primal instincts, and fancy a lager and lime. All being well, I’ll get one of these...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (8391) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
Courtesey of Kraddel. Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ De Rampkrot. Near clear orange with zero head. Nose is huge plastic sour lemon juice, aspirin, oddly strongly sour, big on lemon,…. Taste is bottled lemon juice mixed with aspirin, touch wild herbs, lactic but mainly hugely lemon sour with aspirin,… Sour wood. Med carbonation, very one note,…. Ugh, not sure even how this is a witbier. I am slightly tempted to say that the grapefruit version was way better but given batch variation that is a pointless statement plus I drank that one at the brewery where their beers still taste great.
Earlier Rating: 9/15/2014 Total Score: 4.1
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6674) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
Pours clear blonde, no real head. Smell is sharp bitter soapy, lemon and hay. WTF ??? Taste is bitter, citrussy, sweet, hay and funky back. Very citrussy allover. slightly overcarbonated ( isnt fantome supposed to be flat ??? lol ) Really weird...You get what you aim for ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3597) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4647) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A cloudy yellow coloured beer that pours with a foamy white head that rapidly disappears. It has strong bitter lemon, barnyard, toffee and floral citrus flavours followed by tart lime, oak and malt on the finish. Very nice considering the relatively low ABV.

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