brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - FEB 17, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Pours a vibrant, slightly verdant yellow with a minuscule ring of white, small-bead foam. Nose is tart lemon-skin, honey-candy, soft flowers, and a restrained haunting of Fantome funk. Flavor reveals fresh lemon meringue pie, white sage, pepper, and honeycomb/beeswax. Absolutely stellar for such a ’simple’, ’light’, and ’straightforward’ brew. Carbonation is minimal, but certainly sparkles enough to lift the flavors for an outstanding, subtle, salty, and earthy finish. 4% seals the deal. Wow. grunx (367) - - JAN 19, 2012
El blat no li trobo enlloc. Però té unes notes de pomelo i fruita de la passió que em fan oblidar qualsevol estil cerveser. Increïble. La grandesa de Fantome és que ells no pretenen fer un estil. Ells en sí són un estil. Cerveses amb personalitat propia. Me la sua que només tingui 4 graus. Per plorar. Camibiere (19) - - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle - Dranken Geers FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Appearance - cloudy pale with big foam
Aroma - spicy and citric fruits
Taste - grapefruit and lemon juice with spicy notes.
Overall - delicious and strange wheat beer.
Bottle. SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
A - Hazy pineapple/piña colada gold color with a small bubbly white head that disappears fast leaving some thin patchy lacing.
S - Huge amount of grapefruit jumps out of the glass. Some orange citrus, pineapple and tropical fruit. Very light wheat and spice aroma. Strong, intense, and enjoyable fruity aroma.
T - Similar to nose, but the fruitiness is a bit more subdued. Still a lot of grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus. Gives off some tart flavor. Some floral hops along with the wheat base. Hints of pepper in the background.
M - Light to medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Crisp and fizzy with a touch drying finish.
D - Very drinkable with a nice mix of different citrus and fruity flavors paired with the wheat and pepper taste of a typical witbier. Easy to drink and refreshing.
Notes: A nice witbier with plenty of citrus. Packs a lot of flavor, especially for the ABV. Definitely not like a typical witbier, but a very enjoyable. Another great beer from a great brewery.
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.
AdamChandler (5183) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
75CL - Best by end of 2017. Thanks Tommy for sharing this bottle. Split 3 ways at just below room-temp. Was stored cellar temp but is a recent release. Enjoyed in Hill Farmstead stemware. tom10101 (6280) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
A - Huge cork pop, I was afraid of a gusher but I caught it in time. 2 finger off-white head, is a murky golden orange, jus a little haze.
S - This is the single-greatest smelling Witbier I’ve ever had. Very yeasty, a light lemon tartness, some very interesting herbal like rosemary, lavender and peppercorn aroma. I also get a really great orange fruit juice. Orange Peel, honey, very floral.
T - This is a really great beer. I get this lovely tart grapefruit, wheat body that is totally overwhelmed by citrus, european hop bitterness. I get chamomile, lavender, lots of floral notes and the juiciest nectarine. This is really something special
M - Leaves a very tingly tongue. Great bottle conditioning with a filling mouthfeel with lots of carb. dry and effervescent.
O - Overall, there’s so much to say. It’s possibly the best witbier I’ve ever had, a great mix of so many flavors with this salad herbal that really literally makes my tongue tingle. Lovely fruitiness and the yeast is so well integrated. This might be out of this world in 5 years. seriously.
Bottle (750 ml). Best before 2017. Split 3-ways with Adam and Heather.
Appearance: Hazy bright golden/orange with a medium bubbly white head and some lacing.
Aroma: Fantastic wild farmhouse aroma along with lemon, brettanomyces, light spiciness and floral/herbal presence.
Taste: A little less enticing than the aroma, but still an amazing farmhouse character along lemon tartness, honeyed sweetness, citrus/orange, light spicines, floral notes and mild peppery notes.
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Floral / lavender aftertaste.
Overall: It’s quite debatable if this is a Witbier or not, but is sure is that it’s a fantastic concoction from Fantôme. Beautiful wild farmhouse character. Extreme drinkability and good depth. A beer I would love to have many bottles of next summer. Superb!