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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

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (774) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a medium murky golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that had awesome retention, reducing to a thin white layer and having excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a grain malt and a moldy Belgian yeast with notes of banana, honey and citrus (orange and lemon). The taste was lightly sweet with a touch of malt and a hint of honey at first and had a nice bitter-sweet yeasty finish with a big note of citrus at the end. The flavor lingered for a good long time with the yeasty bitterness lasting the longest. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body with a creamy dry texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a boldly flavored Belgian Ale without the heavy alcohol presence, very enjoyable...


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1100) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
Sample from 330ml bottle at Total Wine Pembroke Pines FL, available for $11.99/4-pack. Good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2217) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/19/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head; amazing appearance. Aromas of big pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, clove, pepper, honey, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (2697) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 On draft at brasserie beck in DC. Aroma of banana. Flavors of bubblegum, banana and Belgian yeast. Really tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Draft->Trappist at Brasserie Beck. Slightly hazy orange/gold with medium white head. Sweet fruit, with malt, yeast, and flowers, definite apple presence. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4070) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
20/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle from the contract brewers @ home - BB: 19/IX/15 (2013-786)

Little cloudy pale orange bee, irregular creamy head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, apple juice, some citrus, bit sugary, chemical touch. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty metallic start, some grapefruit, citrus, grain, bit spicy, some toast. Aftertaste: chemical bitterness, some citrus, spices, some coriander, grape skin, little grassy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
On tap. Candy-like sweetness on the nose. Subtle fruit, pears and slight grape notes. Very mild citrus. Candy-ish aroma. Really nicely balanced easy drinking beer. Good Belgian character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5359) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some biscuit malt and grass notes. The flavor is full of biscuit malt, grass and candy sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
Gents Bierfestival 2013. Hazy orange body with large white head. Spicy taste and aroma. Dry finish. Best beer at th festival for me!!! ****

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
75 cl. bottle sampled @ GBF 2013. Finally got to try this one. Apparently this one is for export only, explains why I have never seen it before. Bright orange with a creamy white head. Nose is very BE, dominated by BE yeast, floral, slight citrus and fruity with some white pepper. Taste is heavy on sweet BE yeast, white pepper, light hops & bitter esters, citrus, spices and sweet white bread / Chinese pastry. Full BE yeast body. Quite a BE profile here, expected otherwise for an export only product. Quite solid. Thx! to the RB Crew for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
Yesterday 17.08.’13 on Gents Bierfestival with Patrick V. from bottle 33cl. Thx tot Patje. Almost clear golden color, with nice white head. Aroma: bit sweet, fruits, bit hops. Medium body. Taste: little yeast, malts, sweet, fruits, and some bitter hops. Not bad.


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