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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 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.

previously at 6.7% ABV, since 2015 at 7%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (17/07/2015) - pours hazy golden amber with a off-white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma and taste, caramel, sweet citrius fruity, some marmalade, yeasty, some spices, medium body, bitter sweet citric finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2015
Commissioned beer referring to the Antwerp legend of the giant Antigoon. Lightly hazy, tad peachy ’old gold’ colour with thick, dense, moussy, egg-white head. Aroma of gooseberries, freshly cut nettles, cucumber, bread dough, field flowers, green apple, biscuit, unripe pineapple, white pepper, peach, some bubblegum, some honey, some sweaty grains; in warming up, the better aspects of the aroma, in the form of sweetish fruits and very floral hops, begin to dominate. Crisp, spritzy onset of green and sourish fruits, apple, white grape, redcurrant, with a honeyish sweetness underneath, fizzy carbo, light and supple mouthfeel, lemon peel accent for freshness, lightly bready malts, lean and sweetish, ending in a yeasty-bready-earthy and florally hop bittering finish, a bit spicy and resiny, quenching and balancing, with some lingering malt sweetishness though the hop bitterness remains longer. Crisp, not unpleasant blonde, nothing out of the ordinary by any means but enjoyable, with not too many flaws and good balance between dry and sweet, though admittedly I expected a bit more from it since it’s Musketeers...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xXbaptisteXx (235) - - JUL 3, 2015
Bière de couleur blond pas le légèrement trouble avec une mousse blanche assez tenace Au nez on va sentir des odeurs assez fruité comme l'abricot cerises En bouche elle va se sentir assez douce avec assez désaltérantes au final Bien sympa à découvrir

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2872) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle shared JMD at HNB 06.06.15. Clear golden. Persistent off-white head and lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, succade, grass and flowerfields. Taste of succade and citrus marmelade, balanced with fine bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (4807) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
Flaske fra Holmens importkoffert, delt med Ovesen på tappekveld: klar gylden med eksemplarisk skum. Mmm, aroma av lyse bær og vanilje. Lime, stikkelsbær og lekker bitterhet balanserer dette uttrykket, og alkoholen er forsiktig til stede. Tydelig friskhet (ingenting klissete) kombinert med en kraftig munnfylde, dette er en skikkelig musketér.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gangstergafje (684) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
The beers pours a beautiful rich layer of soar white foam. The color is golden yellow. Very nice looks. The foam is very bitter with a metal aftertaste. This forms a nice contrast with the beer, this is sweet and rich. The smell has the same biter and slightly metal aroma’s of the foam, because this forms a tight layer on the beer. The taste of the golden deliciousness is good. Sweet, alcohol taste and a almond/nutty hint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle oro carico piyttosto torbida lievito speziato non molto secca amaro medio un po terroso lieve metalico

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2015
330mL bottle from the International Beer Collector - BB 27/08/17 Love the label! Had a bit of a chuckle when first seeing it. The beer is a hazy blonde number, solid white cap. Aroma is subtle - doughy, slightly pepper, even a touch cheesy, some light stonefruitiness in the works. Sits nicely on the palate, good weight, lively creamy sort of carbonation. Good measure of toasty, doughy malt on the body. Notes of pepper, citrus, apricot, grass follow. Bitterness is quite high, dry, slightly warming finish. Nothing outstanding, balance a touch off, but a reasonable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 170515

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As The Musketeers Antigoon ].
ABV: 7.0%. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, bread notes, moderate yeasty, fruity yeast. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dry, sharp, pale malt, grass bitter, toasted, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150424]

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