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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 15/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 23, 2015
Unclear, amber-orange colored, medium to small offwhite head, OK lacing. Aroma is caramel, candy sugar, quite fruity, peachy, spicy yeast. Taste is medium sweet candy and caramel sugary, fruity, yeast, low+ spicy bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation, bit creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Somewhat hazy golden with a small white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweetness with malty bitterness. Malts, peach, citrus and grass. Mediocre blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2015
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy yellow with a high head. Aroma is grainy malts and wheat. Flavor is malts, yeast, wheat and alcohol. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy weak yeasty aroma. Fruity spicy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy finish with weak yeasty hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6497) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
33cl Bottle from Vonk, ABV is 7%. Hazy golden yellow colour, white head. Aroma of yeast, dry floral malts, light lemon, dusty. Flavour is light to medium sweet, dry, pale malts, floral, light citrusy, yeasty, dry bitter finish with excess carbonation. Light to medium bodied. OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Thick luscious head, great nose... then it's all down hill to sour town. Pretty much a vertical drop for my likings. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3540) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Gold with a large white head. Aroma of honeyed dough, spices. Sweet hay and dough Some citrus as well as spices at a finish that’s moderately bitter and leans enough towards dry. As it warmed a little there was peach and some pineapple. The spices are punchy but not overbearing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
ABV 7.0 in this case. Hazy golden with a large, creamy, white head. Nose is hay, hops and citruses, but a little. Medium carbon and body as well. Taste is bitter. Palate oscilates between hops varieties and fresh and ripe fruits. Bitter aftertaste. B@H

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Villain & Saint, MD. Hazy orange body with medium head. Nose of malts, spices, caramel. Taste is caramel and brown sugar. Quite sweet. With bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16197) - 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.

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