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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5237) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
20/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle from the contract brewers @ home - BB: 19/IX/15 (2013-786)

Little cloudy pale orange bee, irregular creamy head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, apple juice, some citrus, bit sugary, chemical touch. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty metallic start, some grapefruit, citrus, grain, bit spicy, some toast. Aftertaste: chemical bitterness, some citrus, spices, some coriander, grape skin, little grassy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
On tap. Candy-like sweetness on the nose. Subtle fruit, pears and slight grape notes. Very mild citrus. Candy-ish aroma. Really nicely balanced easy drinking beer. Good Belgian character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some biscuit malt and grass notes. The flavor is full of biscuit malt, grass and candy sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
Gents Bierfestival 2013. Hazy orange body with large white head. Spicy taste and aroma. Dry finish. Best beer at th festival for me!!! ****

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4400) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
75 cl. bottle sampled @ GBF 2013. Finally got to try this one. Apparently this one is for export only, explains why I have never seen it before. Bright orange with a creamy white head. Nose is very BE, dominated by BE yeast, floral, slight citrus and fruity with some white pepper. Taste is heavy on sweet BE yeast, white pepper, light hops & bitter esters, citrus, spices and sweet white bread / Chinese pastry. Full BE yeast body. Quite a BE profile here, expected otherwise for an export only product. Quite solid. Thx! to the RB Crew for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2747) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Yesterday 17.08.’13 on Gents Bierfestival with Patrick V. from bottle 33cl. Thx tot Patje. Retasted @ home 01.09.’14. Almost clear golden color, with nice white head. Aroma: bit sweet, fruits, bit hops. Medium body. Taste: little yeast, malts, sweet, fruits, and good bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3727) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
bottle at gents bierfestival smell is sweet, complex, taste is apple, sweet, fruity. very good, actualy !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 75cl, at 6.8%Vol, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/malty and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew with original label!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1303) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a reddish golden color with a thick frothy head. The aroma of malt and cider. Taste is sweet with a cidery/wine like sour alcohol finish along with spice. Robust.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1282) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
750 ml Bottle, this ale had a hazy gold-orange pour and made a large, fluffy white head that lowered to a thick cover that left lots of sticky lacing, the glass had a strong center flow of bubbles with many small streams at the sides of the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a wide ring of light brown sediment, this ale had aromas of pale malt, nice floral notes of wild flowers, light tropical fruit and citrus, a little yeast and some malt sweetness, this drink had flavors of light toasted malt and bread, hops that had a gentle spice and bitterness, the finish had light hop bitterness with some malt and malt sweetness trailing afterwards, the mouth feel was light to medium with average to lively carbonation, this drink had a very nice nose and flavor, and reminded me of the Troubadour Blond beer which is made by the same brewer.

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