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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine. Warm sunny orange with fluffy meringue head. Yeasty aroma. Peaches, nectarines. Medium body, soft palate. Nutty malt backbone and balancing hop bitterness in addition to the ester character, which remains peachy. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cheosky (33) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
I have it at Mussel Bar. I really like it but I do not remember detail of it. We signed up the bottle and they will put it with the hanging others. I will get it again soon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a medium murky golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that had awesome retention, reducing to a thin white layer and having excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a grain malt and a moldy Belgian yeast with notes of banana, honey and citrus (orange and lemon). The taste was lightly sweet with a touch of malt and a hint of honey at first and had a nice bitter-sweet yeasty finish with a big note of citrus at the end. The flavor lingered for a good long time with the yeasty bitterness lasting the longest. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body with a creamy dry texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a boldly flavored Belgian Ale without the heavy alcohol presence, very enjoyable...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ExpendableHero (748) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
A present from a possum. Hazy golden beer with a decent white head. Strong aromas of Belgian sugars, and mixed fruit. Tastes of sweet dough and lots of wheat beer flavors: some oranges, lemons, even some bananas. So light, and smooth. Ends on a Belgian sugar goodness note. This beer is refreshing, and quite remarkable. Great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - MAR 11, 2012
750ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip glass. Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice meringue like head that dissipates with some mild lacing. Aroma is banana, grass and slight hint of Belgian yeast. If I hadn’t looked up this beer I would’ve thought that this was a hefeweizen. But the Belgian yeast kick at the end lets you know it isn’t. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy golden with a massive off-white head and a typical banana aroma. There is a dry fruity flavor with banana ester and a grassy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a murky yellow. Big head in a Belgian glass. Aromas of straw, yeast, slight citrus and a little bit of lemon zest. Initial taste is of yeast, floral, herbal and smooth. Mouthfeel is tangy but easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of summer fruit and bubblegum. Taste is straw, banana, citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chawkfan (27) - USA - FEB 16, 2012
Poured with a large head. Once settled the citrus came though. Good Belgium with nice taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5741) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, golden blonde pour, light aroma with some sweet maltiness. Flavors of sweet malts, touch of citrus, candi sugar, grassy notes. Flavor falls flat i the finish. OK

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