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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy bright yellow color with a big soapy white head. Light musty aroma with a touch of estery sweetness and a hint of lemon citrus. Flavor is mildly spicy with a touch of citrus and a pleasant, earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel has a medium body is very smooth and well carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (635) - Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Not too memorable though I found it a bit too sweet and just a little funky. Being smooth was its only good quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CowboyKatana (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Very mellow and yeasty. But not in a bad way. This could be a great intro into Belgians. This almost comes across as a Belgian session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden with a medium-large white head. Aromas of bread, straw, citrus and herbal hops, light earth, light fruity esters and light wood. Flavors of bread, hay, pine/earthy/citrus hops, fruity esters and honey. Light, tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2760) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours a clear amber lacing head. The aroma has some lemon, yeast, some grass, very earthy. The flavor is similar. Lots of carbonation for a refreshing brew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2012
My brother was nice enough to buy me a bottle of Antigoon. I did not expect a murky golden Belgian Ale. Yeasty bread, bitterness and even sour overwhelm the taste buds. Double blonde may be best to describe this Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Pours a hazy straw with notes of banana and yeast. The palate dances with yeast notes that turn a bit dry during the mid palate. a nice spiced finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Lots of yeasty, earthiness. Some fruitiness in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Dull amber-copper and clear. The foam was very thick on this one. The aroma has plasticy phenols and a light dusting of spice. Dry and spicy character, with coriander and dried flowers, alongside some dusty yeast. Only a slight hint of alcohol late, with sweet malts.

   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.

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