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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2680) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Yesterday 17.08.’13 on Gents Bierfestival with Patrick V. from bottle 33cl. Thx tot Patje. Retasted @ home 01.09.’14. Almost clear golden color, with nice white head. Aroma: bit sweet, fruits, bit hops. Medium body. Taste: little yeast, malts, sweet, fruits, and good bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3125) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
bottle at gents bierfestival smell is sweet, complex, taste is apple, sweet, fruity. very good, actualy !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5448) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 75cl, at 6.8%Vol, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/malty and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew with original label!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a reddish golden color with a thick frothy head. The aroma of malt and cider. Taste is sweet with a cidery/wine like sour alcohol finish along with spice. Robust.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1253) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
750 ml Bottle, this ale had a hazy gold-orange pour and made a large, fluffy white head that lowered to a thick cover that left lots of sticky lacing, the glass had a strong center flow of bubbles with many small streams at the sides of the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a wide ring of light brown sediment, this ale had aromas of pale malt, nice floral notes of wild flowers, light tropical fruit and citrus, a little yeast and some malt sweetness, this drink had flavors of light toasted malt and bread, hops that had a gentle spice and bitterness, the finish had light hop bitterness with some malt and malt sweetness trailing afterwards, the mouth feel was light to medium with average to lively carbonation, this drink had a very nice nose and flavor, and reminded me of the Troubadour Blond beer which is made by the same brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2092) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow color with large fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, spice, bread, and honey. Taste is spicy belgian yeast, honey ,and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
kind of hard to read the name .. . hazy gold .. . mild head and lacing but sturdy .. . yeast and mild peelings, some grain .. . light mouth and quick finish. a decent brew but very plain and forgettable .. . . my friend once threw an apple at another friends face, point blank. it was awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, golden colored pour, glad I was able to find this, lots of malty yeasty, belgian candied sugar,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (172) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Has a very sweet almost honey smell. A nice bitter taste that isn’t overpowering. Goes down very smooth

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmangahas (1) - USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
At Total Wine Belgian beer tasting. Tied with St Bernardus 12 for best of the dozen we tasted. Bested all three Chimay. Great aroma and very smooth.

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