Fantôme Blanche | Brasserie Fantôme

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Goldorak on 12-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of pat61
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pale yellow and is less cloudy than the other wits. It also has a more intense flowery, citrus aroma than other Witbieren and offers up a series of spicy, fruity, herbal tastes. It is hard to pin down exactly what specific citrus and fruit flavors are wandering around in this beer but they are there. There is not a lot of carbonation but the beer is refreshing, a touch dry and drinkable.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.37/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours orange with a quickly fading head.
Aroma of orange peel, herbal notes, soft farmhouse notes. Quite acidic.
Similar flavours, more tartness and some big mandarin notes. More orange peel, somewhat herbal.

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Photo of edugasmtl
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hooliganlife
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this should be a recent vintage (2013-14). amazing, like tart passion fruit.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of AlexFields
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of monitorpop
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brandonld23
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of yourefragile
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Insubordinator
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Liquoric3
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels, no bottle date that I can find, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white head, nice retention and spotty lacing.

S- Funky, lots of citrus peel with a nice herbal element to it.

T- Very fruity, lots of pear, orange peel, some lemon, a bit tart towards the finish, some wheat sweetness as well.

M- Light-bodied, smooth feel, nice carbonation.

O- A nice wheat beer, actually quite flavorful and obviously very drinkable at 4.00% ABV, it's too bad we don't get this one in the US or I would buy it more often.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of The_Walrus
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of spdyfire83
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

292nd Review
750ml bottle poured into New Belgium snifter
Vintage: Didn’t catch this, but it was a newer label.

From notes. Enjoyed a couple summers back at a backyard BBQ with the usual suspects in the Mile High Knight's tasting crew. If memory serves correct, I can thank André for this one. Cheers!

A: Hazy, hay-ish yellow. ¼ (white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Very herbal and strong. Notes of white grape skins, tart grapefruit, white pepper, touch of lemon, and cracked wheat. Interesting, but slightly too much here.

T: Taste is quite mellow compared to potent smell. Mix of herbals notes, soft citrus, and some wheat. Touch of yeast too. Nice and refreshing.

M: Light bodied with gentle carbonation.

O: Different twist for this style, but quite enjoyable. Clean. Crisp. Solid!

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Photo of corby112
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Umberto for sharing this during our epic drinking session at the Goblin Pub in Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy.

Pours a hazy brigt golden yellow color with a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a thin lastig ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.

Sligtly earthy, vegetal aroma with farmhouse funk, bready yeast, peppery spice, light fruit and faint citrus. Nice farmhouse character with musty earth and wet hay followed by pepper, coriander and apple. The citrus presence is there but I'm not picking up much grapefruit in the nose.

Medium bodied and much cleaner than the nose suggests. There's still a subtle farmhouse presence but I was expecting it to be a bit funkier. Slightly earthy with hints of grass and straw followed by bready yeast, zesty spice and citrus. The citrus presence is much stronger than in the nose with lots of lemon peel and grapefruit. The must and spice flavors are there preventing it from ever becoming too sweet. Well balanced and really easy to drink. Very refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of pixieskid
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012

A pale yellow color with a white head. As soon as the bottle is opened an intense skunked aroma is apparent. Smells almost Heineken-like. There is a light fruitiness and just a bit of yeast. Taste-wise, things are significantly better. Not much skunk on the palate, but good light malt flavor and a hint of lemony tartness and yeast. Some wheat flavor and a pretty easy to drink beer.

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Fantôme Blanche from Brasserie Fantôme
4.07 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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