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


on tap


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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
75 cl bottle @ home, no BBE info
Aroma has lots of stinging and very tart citron. Also some cascade-like hops and pineapple soda linger in the background. Very tart flavour with strong, stinging citron juice taste that overrides almost everything. Not nice, way too much citrus. Could work on summer day though.

lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
750 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of strong, stinging lemon, cactus and hops. Flavour of wheat, Cascade hops, lemon peel, pineapple and orange. Medium bodied, quite foamy mouthfeel and a very refreshing, citrusy and light bitter finish. Pretty strong on the citrusy side and it seems to run over the wheaty notes this should have. Truly a summery drink.

bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2011
En botella,amarillenta palida,poca retención.Aroma a trigo y citricos acidos. Poco cuerpo.especiada y un poco acida. Buena versión de witbier,con marca de la casa.

Beer5000 (6825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow with a lasting big, creamy white head. Aroma is dominated by lemon, but also a bit spicy. Flavor is light wheat and pale malt, fruity, lemon, acidic and spicy. Medium to light body with a nice, long lasting sourish aftertaste. Very refreshing.

SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
wow. I have never smelled a beer that tasted more like straight up rye bread and potent caraway seeds. sesame seeds as well. light herbal, rustic toasty lemongrass. taste different than flavor. taste is more typical belgian white, bright white grapes, just a hint of dusty caraway seeds. ultra unique, to be sure. dry. rustic. prominent rye character, with a pleasant white grape, herbal, lemongrass wheat taste. awesome beer. well crafted. one of a kind.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2011
On tap at Luxembourg festival in Brussels. Wheat body with small head. Sour and sweet nose. Taste is candy, sweet, malty. Texture is crisp. Quite enjoyable.

Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
From the bottle at the De Heeren 20th Anniversary party during last week’s Belgium trip. Reviewed from notes. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a clear golden color with a big white head and great lacing. The nose brings a bit of very mild funk along with a nice bit of wheat and light grain. The flavor is mildly funky as well, though most of the flavor is coming from the wheat. Really nice dry, bitter finish. Not over the top, but nice and crisp. Exceptional body. Great brew and very different from other Fantome offerings.

Travlr (26431) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle, courtesy ofThorpe, thanks! Cloudy yellow, medium white head that settles quickly. Aroma of dusty lemons and apple skins. Taste is softly sour grapefruit. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 7/15/2011 Total Score: 4.1
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!

kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with about 7 bubbles of carbonation, so basically flat. It smells exactly like grapefruit juice! Citric with a slightly bitterness to it. The flatness kills this for me. There is absolutely zero carb and I think this one woudl really benefit from it. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is grapefruit and slight peach and some lemon.

Geokkjer (7667) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle.Pours cloudy pale yellow with a big white head.Strong aroma of grapefruit, lemon and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet grapefruit soda with some malt and yeast.Medium to thin body, average carbonation.Nice grapefruit beer.

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