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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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%

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Bricks' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (1120) - Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Not too memorable though I found it a bit too sweet and just a little funky. Being smooth was its only good quality.

simontomlinson (336) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2017
White frothy head left flotsam on a hazy orange coloured, still body. Yeast, orange & floral aroma. Medium bodied. Tingly on the tongue, smooth down the back. Feels soft. Yeast, sweet citrus, orange, lemon, hints of malt & a long peppery finish. Very good Blond

nihtila (3603) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, fluffy white head. Nose is zest, caramel, light peppery spices, sweet malts. Tastes similar with bitter hoppy finish.

MetalNHopHead (1910) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2017
Antigoon doesn’t really pack any surprises, but it’s a textbook example of a Belgian Ale. It has a gold coloring and a fruity, malty aroma. It has an easygoing taste with subtle spices, subtle citrus, and yeast. The feel is wonderfully soft with medium carbonation. It’s not exactly one-of-a-kind, but it’s rather classy.

vipinvelp (4384) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017
Clear yellow, white lacing foam head. Barley aroma and taste. Would say typical Belgian beer taste. OK. (Nijmegen 201704)

Mich1969 (20) - Near Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2017
Double blond purchased at local supermarket ’Plus’ in Mijnsherenland . A blond which doesn’t live up to expectations. Not much in it other then realy bland sweet, some citrus far, far away and then hoppy in then finish. Expected much more from a blond. Not to be repeated.

JohnRMurdoch (4830) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2017
Bottle from mr_h. Hazy yellow amber, big head. Spicy toffee aroma. Spicy caramel vanilla flavour. Yeasty vanilla afteraste. This is a different and very good Belgian ale.

HuskerTan (2168) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Draft. A- Caramel, malty, subtle spice. A- Gold color, clear liquid, white head. T- Malty, biscuit, spices, wheat. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Okay. Pretty boring and not a ton of flavor.

jcnielsen (3403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with white head. Yeasty, cracker, cardboard aromas. Yeasty, malty, spicy, bread, cardboard flavors. I thought this bottle was $1.99, but it ended up being $7.99. Big waste of money, this one is old and not great.

TrefwoordPunk (1172) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head and an aroma of yeast, dust, white grapes, orange apricot, flowers. The taste is medium to heavy sweet with a nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Pretty nice.

CloakedDagger (2454) - - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a hazy yellow with a dense, white head. Very fresh, fruity nose, only a discreet yeastiness. Medium-bodied, getting more yeasty and phenollic in the flavor - slightly fusty even - before ending up in a rather solid bitterness. 020217

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