1. One Hundred Mags (Rule). Check out the sneak peek of BeerAdvocate magazine #100, plus some of the changes coming your way.

Fantôme Blanche De Hotton - Brasserie Fantôme

Not Rated.
Fantôme Blanche De HottonFantôme Blanche De Hotton

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
-
no score

4 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Wants: 15
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: craytonic on 10-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blanch de Hotton is different from other Witbieren – some might call it a little odd but not in a bad way. Blanche de Hotton pours a pale yellow and is less cloudy than other wits with a fluffy white foam cap. It surprises with an intense flowery, citrus aroma with hints of lemon and orange. The citrus is more pronounced on the palate with slightly more orange up front and lemon on the finish with a touch of light grain seasoned with herbs and spices. It finishes bone dry. This bottle is young, without a lot of carbonation but it is medium light bodied and very refreshing.

Photo of sisuspeed
3.69/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Hill Farmstead tasting glass. Blanche De Hotton pours a pale, clear, yellow with just a thin ring of white foam. Almost no lacing.

For such a bland looking beer the nose is actually quite intense. Lots of floral herbs, lemon zest, ginger and a touch of wheat. Very floral, almost perfume like. I don't think I've ever smelled a witbier quite like this. Lots of fresh flower.

A touch of honey with flower petals and a pinch of ginger on the tongue. White grape and hard to describe herbs. Quite juicy and with a hint of citrus.

Lack of carbonation hurts the mouthfeel. Otherwise this is quite smooth. The body is good for a 4% beer and still manages to feel light.

Drinkability is good. Like many of the Fantome brews, this one is a bit odd. Lack of carbonation hurt the overall feel of the beer, but the aroma and flavor were quite good. I really enjoyed the floral/herbal qualities of the beer and would like to try it again. Worth checking out if you're a Fantome fan.

Photo of abuliarose
4.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a tasting glass, revealing basically clear body with champagne color under a thin layer of foam. Smells ridiculously fruity like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice with cider and pear nectar and maybe a hint of sweet ginger and coriander. Totally unlike every witbier I've had so far... but really promising.

Tastes light, fresh and extremely fruity. Hints of ripe fresh grapefruit, white grape, bits of pear and peach. Mostly the citrus comes through, but without much of the citrus tang. Not much in the way of malts or wheat in the background, but then again it is very clear so far and maybe they will come forward more with successive pours. Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp and light-bodied with a very slight tingling carbonation (more flat than carbonated). Not too dry, extremely refreshing. Very quaff-able.

Overall I was very surprised with this one. Definitely not what I was expecting, more borderline wine or cider, but for sure worth a try and a shame it's not more easy to get. I would love me some of this in the summer.

Photo of craytonic
4.24/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Different beer than the normal Fantome Blanche, I will take a picture and add it soon. Image is a big-nosed fella chasing a ghost with a goblet (I'll note the beer in the goblet has a nice, white frothy head)

Appearance: Gorgeous golden-honey-straw-orange, but completely flat (beautiful otherwise, and no typical fantome floaties)

Smell: Lemon, coriander, ginger and light turkish spices. Very refreshing.

Taste: Very spring/summer appropriate, lots of fresh lemon juice, sweetgrass, and wheat with some ginger and other spices. Very dry but slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Completely flat, only bad thing about this beer.

Drinkability: at 4% it disappears, nice to have a fantome with such a low ABV (although it feels much higher now that I finished the bottle). Despite being flat it is gone quickly. I could drink this all summer long.

to view more.
Fantôme Blanche De Hotton from Brasserie Fantôme
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.