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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle thanks to Christos. Golden with white head. Aroma of caramel and corn. Taste of caramel, corn. Slightly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1915) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Somewhat sweet with a little bitterness, a very Belgian beer. Hard to miss. Nothing new, nothing bad. Bottle from De Zwart in Wilnis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy yellow with creamy medium white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong funk, wheat and coriander. Medium mouthfeel with nice citrus, spice and lingering dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (957) - BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Blonde spéciale refermentée de 7% abv, réalisée par les mousquetaires du brassage... Couleur doré moyen mat, doté d’un léger voile très esthétique. Bulles moyennes partout. Mousse blanche crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes superbes d’avoine, malt superbe, froment, pointe de miel. 1ère bouche veloutée sur un superbe ensemble équilibré, fruité et fleuri. Arrière-bouche avec des nuances de whisky superbe. 2ème de grand art velouté, soft, malté. Arrière-bouche avec quelques épices et piments. 3ème à la texture exceptionnelle, ample. Malt/épice/houblon. Arrière-bouche superbe et équilibrée. La longueur donne tout cela avec d’autres nuances. Elle est savoureuse à souhait. Les jambes sont épaisses, bien marquées. Levure fine, douce, précise, un peu citronnée. Magnifique. Alcool très bien pour son sujet, et il s’en occupe... Finale sans équivoque. CONCLUSION : vraie bière travaillée de main de maître (d’ailleurs on la lui a tranchée sur l’étiquette …), une texture merveilleuse, saveurs sans failles. Oh Antigone, je relirai ton livre ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2015
Blonde dorée trouble, effervescence assez forte à bulles fines, col blanc assez abondant. Malts pils et autres, arôme céréales, amertume bien présente, houblons belges, tout petit fruité.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (849) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
Geel bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en bitter hoppig met kruidige smaak, iets van sinaasappel. Gewoon goed bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1634) - PORTUGAL - JAN 9, 2015
33cl bottle. Hazy pale orangish colour with a thin white head. Yeast, spices and fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the sweet side with honey and fruity notes but a light to medium bitterness. Overall, a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2085) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Heldere volle gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, kruiden, fruit, mout. Smaakt zoetig, mout, kruiden, fruit. Tikkeltje bitter in de afdronk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle (33cl): Gusher: Shared, half of it was served at room temperature in a shaker: Hazy yellow colored beer with a medium sized creamy off white head. Aromas of yeast, cardboard, hints of grains, glue, & fruit. Flavours of yeast, hay, wheat, cardboard, bitter, herbs, unbalanced! Aftertaste is grains, hay, yeast, bitters, sharp herbs. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel and medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8530) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgium, consumed at Frank, (camper), Baltic Wharf, Bristol, 2nd January 2015 Clear gold, white head, bit sticky, actually its a big sticky white head, touch of bitter spice. Really nice Belgian, fruity with a peppery, spicy edge and lasting pleasant bitterness, drying at end. Like this. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7

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