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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color with an extremely large, very dense, white head. Lacing is very strong. Aromas of bananas, caramel, bread, and hay dominate. Palate is very smooth and creamy with a nice crisp finish. Flavors of banana and hay dominate again, but then it has a nice bitter aftertaste. This is an amazing beer!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
Very simple and uninteresting brew. The bitterness and earthy dryness are OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (55) - BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
Bit hazy, large head. Light aroma of hops. Light body, little carbonation. Not too bitter, a bit sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10480) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Blonde. Floral citric soft maltaroma. Malty sweet, slightly alcoholic. Floral citric flavor. Decent, but not outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (4075) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy yellow beer with huge head and good lacing. Nose is on yeast and grain. Aroma is on sweet barley sugar, with peppery hops, mandarine notes, grassy bitterness, belgian yeast, some orange zest. Finish has typical belgian yeast astringency, relative bitterness too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: yeasty, hoppy. TASTE: yeasty, hoppy, little dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
domienS (121) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a clear blond beer with medium saturation,with a medium stable white head. Smells malty,spicy, citrus, has a hint of sulphur. tastes bitter. leaves a nice fresh palate with a long medium bitter after-taste. great beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (993) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
white head leaves structured lacing. blonde colour. aroma is malty, bit boozy, yeasty, sugarsweet. taste like aroma with a clean long bitter finish, ends a bit peppery. nothing new under the sun, a tripel albeit less sweet. bottle 33cl / bbf jun-2017

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (545) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Ghent Belgium.Pour it hazy yellow colour with medium white head.On the nose grass.Taste of grass, some other herb, Belgian yeast and quite bitter of hops.Very good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1457) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a hazy yellow with green highlights, and a full white head. Fruity aroma. Taste is sweet pale malt, grapefruit and peaches, honey and a little hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (767) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 3, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Taste earthy, fruit, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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