on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
You may have taken a draw of this Belgian brew in the past, during your afternoon "client relations" meetings at Brasserie Beck. The double blonde was developed with the help of some intense Belgian brewers (as if there’s any other kind) known as the Brouwerij De Musketiers, and it actually helped Thor Cheston, Beck’s beer director, get knighted by the beer guild in Brussels.

And now, for the first time, they’re bottling it. It comes in a 750ml version—complete with corks and wire cages—and, at this very minute, it’s on a ship approaching our shores, where it’s due to arrive any day (icebergs notwithstanding) for your closer-to-home client relations. When it gets here, expect something citrusy and yeasty, but a little less potent than your typical Belgian

Commissioned for Restaurants by Robert Wiedmaier.

previously at 6.7% ABV, since 2015 at 7%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Tap at Brugge beer festival 2016, Brugge, Belgium. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, fruity, malty aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, citrus, malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2016
75 cl bottle that pours hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma is yeasty and spicy with light soapy and citrus notes. Fruity and sweet spicy yeasty notes. Some malty notes. Some marmalade in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
At Maakun’s. Bottle shared by me. Hazy blonde with white head. Lemon yeast coriander triforce action. Bittersweet. Kinda dusty. Bit watery, bit too sweet perhaps but quite ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (4067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Very hazy golden with nice white head. Nice maltyness up front, light caramel and dough, biscuits, light creamy yeast, soft spices, light bitter French herbs. Under medium sweet with a surprisingly long lasting medium bitter finish. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Decent standard Belgian blond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5397) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) at home. Split 3-ways. Almost clear bright golden with a frothy white head, decent retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is very yeasty (Belgian yeast) with citrus and generic yeast fruitiness alongside banana, floral/perfumy notes and mild peppery notes. Taste isn’t too sweet (moderate) with Belgian yeast, banana, citrus, mild peppery presence and mild herbalness. Medium body. Good carbonation. Ample mouthfeel. Mildly spicy and herbal finish. A good Belgian Ale with an ok balance and drinkability but very similar to so many Belgian Ale (including the much less pricey Troubadour Blonde).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4260) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Bouteille de 750ml. Je n’ai pas trop aimé cette concoction où j’ai trouvé les goûts de levure trop marqué. Des épices qui sont loin d’être nobles à mon sens. Une finale un peu tout croche qui détonne. Pas pour moi et encore moins à 15 piastres.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5193) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Une blonde belge qui sait garder sa mousse. Au nez, les parfums d’épices (levures + houblons), de pain et de fruits jaunes sont plaisants sans être renversants. En bouche, belle chorégraphie des éléments constitutifs. L’équilibre est là entre les malts, la levure et les houblons. Je dirais que c’est bien réussi. Je ressens un plaisir à boire cette bière qui est bonne et qui n’est, en fait, qu’une belge parmi tant d’autres. Une bouteille à 15 piastres pour laquelle je n’ai aucun regret.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily mpalate. Disapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulvanpelt (535) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
Goudgeel met flinke witte kraag. Bitter. De neus is hoppig, gist. Vrij zacht. Beetje melig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7843) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle from Bar Deco, Antwerp. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is yeast, light hop. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a dry yeast mouldy blue cheese, toothpaste bitter, honey, citrus palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 21

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50