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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (7345) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Soapy aroma, some herbs and mild fruity notes. Kind of hoppy and fruity flavor, some lemon and faint honey, herbs too. Too thin. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
33 cl bottle (7%) @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 27.08.2017. Aroma has strong soapy tones and some apricot. Flavour has soapy apricot, some fruit sugar, grapefruit and minerals. Finishes with some grassy and herbal hops. Gets some honey-like sweetness, malt and minerals at the middle of the glass. Easy-going and easy to forget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub. Slightly unclear yellow color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly yeasty, light to moderately bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Decent, but very ’one of so many’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (2080) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
helder gouden met schuimige witte kraag, aroma van gist, mout, floraal, koriander. Smaken zijn matig/redelijk zoet, zwak bitter, matig qua sterkte, matig fruitig, citrus, koriander, iets grassig en wat appeltjes. medium body, dun/glad van textuur, normale co2, afdronk kruidig. redelijk mondvullende co2. grappig etiket, mwah bier..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (551) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
A nice hazy brown colour. A little bit bitter and dry as far as the style goes. Reasonably good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1970) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop, Leuven. Hazy blond colour, creamy white foam. Lively carbonation. Grassy aroma with fruity notes and citrus. Yeasty character. Medium bitter. Semi-dry aftertaste. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3341) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, light fruitiness and some spiciness (coriander), light citrus and alcohol. Body is medium, malty – lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint fruitiness and light spiciness, light citrus. Finish is average, malty - faintly wheaty and lightly sweetish, light sharp spiciness, light citrus and light - some alcohol. Ale with sharp spiciness and citrus. Lacks bitterness. Nice head though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3067) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
along with Yves ath the beer cafe Gollem hazy golden blond colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast herby hops aroma a herby hop fruity dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (9962) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit viel weißem Schaum. Geruch leicht säuerlich fruchtig, trocken, Citrus. Geschmack sehr malzig, süß, leicht fruchtig, hopfig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
bottle sample at a festival. poured a golden colour with a nice white head. belgian yeast, grapefruit, floral hops, peach, grass, pretty dry in the aftertaste

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