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RATINGS: 194   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (15519) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle 330ml (from BBF, BB 06/2018)
Deep golden color, good white head, nice lacing. Aroma has grass, wood and peach. Medium-bodied. Peachy fruity flavor with woody-grassy flavors which I don’t like. Some herbal bitterness and light alcohol. A bit weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
A hazy golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of fruits, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruits, yeast, and straw, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutz (814) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2015
Bierfestival Tegelen. Troebel blond. Weinig aroma. Beetje bitter, nis spannends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (284) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
Licht oranje van kleur met rijke witte schuimkraag. Je ruikt heel goed de gist en appelsien. Fruitig van smaak (pompelmoes, meloen, nectarine, perzik) met een heel licht bittertje. Lekker doordrinkbier met net dat tikkeltje extra. Go Musketeers !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (229) - torino, ITALY - SEP 29, 2015
Colore biondo dorato, molta schiuma, persistente. Profumo molto fruttato, un poco erbaceo. Molto fruttata anche in bocca, con un bel finale leggermente secco e amaro il giusto, con un ottimo equilibrio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Draught at The Gollem, Antwerp, Belgium. SHady amber, medium white head. Bready and sugary malt aroma, floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1479) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 16, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la brasserie. Couleur blonde, peu d’effervescence mais une belle mousse. Nez sur le fruit rouge et le cranberry. Attaque sur le sureau, le sirop d’érable et le sucre candy assez spéciale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium off white head. Aroma of toffee, yeast, caramel and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1542) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
Bue en bouteille. Blonde foncée. Effervescence moyenne. Biere assez légère bien équilibrée. Belle impression générale. Maltée.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ludos68 (9) - - AUG 25, 2015 does not count
Colore Oro carico, schiuma bianca cremosa e persistente. Al naso aromi floreali, fruttati, erbacei ed una lieve speziatura. Idem in bocca. Finale morbido con un amaro presente (ma non eccessivo) e con una buona persistenza

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