overall
77
91
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


5
corkyrory66 (2412) - BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Blonde spéciale refermentée de 7% abv, réalisée par les mousquetaires du brassage... Couleur doré moyen mat, doté d’un léger voile très esthétique. Bulles moyennes partout. Mousse blanche crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes superbes d’avoine, malt superbe, froment, pointe de miel. 1ère bouche veloutée sur un superbe ensemble équilibré, fruité et fleuri. Arrière-bouche avec des nuances de whisky superbe. 2ème de grand art velouté, soft, malté. Arrière-bouche avec quelques épices et piments. 3ème à la texture exceptionnelle, ample. Malt/épice/houblon. Arrière-bouche superbe et équilibrée. La longueur donne tout cela avec d’autres nuances. Elle est savoureuse à souhait. Les jambes sont épaisses, bien marquées. Levure fine, douce, précise, un peu citronnée. Magnifique. Alcool très bien pour son sujet, et il s’en occupe... Finale sans équivoque. CONCLUSION : vraie bière travaillée de main de maître (d’ailleurs on la lui a tranchée sur l’étiquette …), une texture merveilleuse, saveurs sans failles. Oh Antigone, je relirai ton livre ...

4.8
mjmangahas (1) - USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
At Total Wine Belgian beer tasting. Tied with St Bernardus 12 for best of the dozen we tasted. Bested all three Chimay. Great aroma and very smooth.

4.8
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Has a very sweet almost honey smell. A nice bitter taste that isn’t overpowering. Goes down very smooth

4.5
Cybercat (6341) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours a somewhat hazy dark golden with a thick and rather persistent off-white head that leaves some decent lacing. The bottle I got foamed like crazy, so open with caution! Strong aroma is fruity, mainly apple with hints of pear and orange, with a yeasty undertone and just a hint of hops. Rich, mouth-filling flavor is malty and fruity, a little sweet, with hints of butterscotch, banana and caramel as well as a touch of hops - it seems as though each sip is a little different. Dee-lishus! Texture is creamy and fizzy, leaving behind a tingly, fruity, slightly sweet, slightly hoppy and edgy finish. Heartily recommended!

4.5
dwyerpg (6497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2011
This is a pretty spicy beer that tastes like a not-so-subtle saison. The crux of the body isn’t so strong, but the beginning and the end are quite spicy. Smooth, flavorful, definitely worth it.

4.3
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!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 23
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5