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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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   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub. Slightly unclear yellow color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly yeasty, light to moderately bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Decent, but very ’one of so many’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1802) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
helder gouden met schuimige witte kraag, aroma van gist, mout, floraal, koriander. Smaken zijn matig/redelijk zoet, zwak bitter, matig qua sterkte, matig fruitig, citrus, koriander, iets grassig en wat appeltjes. medium body, dun/glad van textuur, normale co2, afdronk kruidig. redelijk mondvullende co2. grappig etiket, mwah bier..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (270) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
A nice hazy brown colour. A little bit bitter and dry as far as the style goes. Reasonably good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1592) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop, Leuven. Hazy blond colour, creamy white foam. Lively carbonation. Grassy aroma with fruity notes and citrus. Yeasty character. Medium bitter. Semi-dry aftertaste. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3127) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, light fruitiness and some spiciness (coriander), light citrus and alcohol. Body is medium, malty – lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint fruitiness and light spiciness, light citrus. Finish is average, malty - faintly wheaty and lightly sweetish, light sharp spiciness, light citrus and light - some alcohol. Ale with sharp spiciness and citrus. Lacks bitterness. Nice head though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2882) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
along with Yves ath the beer cafe Gollem hazy golden blond colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast herby hops aroma a herby hop fruity dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (8374) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit viel weißem Schaum. Geruch leicht säuerlich fruchtig, trocken, Citrus. Geschmack sehr malzig, süß, leicht fruchtig, hopfig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1321) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
bottle sample at a festival. poured a golden colour with a nice white head. belgian yeast, grapefruit, floral hops, peach, grass, pretty dry in the aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2361) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
Shared with wim at gollem café in antwerpen. Goldblond colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Yeasty hopped aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is fruited bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abio (1629) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
Very simple and uninteresting brew. The bitterness and earthy dryness are OK.

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