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RATINGS: 197   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3311) - 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 (966) - 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 (5166) - 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 (15611) - 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 (33427) - 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 (820) - 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 (292) - 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 (231) - 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 (6348) - 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 (1506) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 16, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl ŕ 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.

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