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Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier - Brouwerij De Musketiers

Antigoon By Robert WiedmaierAntigoon By Robert Wiedmaier

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BA SCORE
89
very good

118 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.5%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed for Brasserie Beck.

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 02-27-2010)
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superspak

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 04:03:43 | More by superspak
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a very fluffy head that leaves plenty of lacing down the side of the tulip

Smell: Shortbread and apples, with hints of spicy yeast phenols

Taste: Shortbread malt flavors dominate the front end, with the apple and spicy yeast elements arriving in the mid-palate; nicely balanced in the finish, with the apple elements building, in particular

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation; a bit creamy

Overall: Fairly straightforward, but a really nice example of the style; the balance in this beer is quite impressive

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 00:05:04 | More by brentk56
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle
no bottling dates

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with just under 3 fingers width of white head. Head has very good retention and leaves lots of pretty lacing rings.

S: Citrus, belgian yeast, spice, banana esters.

T: Spicy right from the start, peppery and a hint of clove. Some sweet citrus and bitterness to go along with the spice.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation very high (too high for my liking) which detracts from the smoothness and drinkability.

O: Overall, pretty good but not great. Worth checking out if you enjoy the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 03:57:49 | More by zac16125
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded lighter brown color. Were it not for the chunky off-white head I would believe it was a glass of unfiltered apple cider. The head has good retention and leaves some decent lacing.
Smell is malty with light fruits, mainly green grapes and pears, a yeast/biscuit note and an ephemeral hop note. The alcohol is noticeable but far from strong. Good balance.
Taste is malt, the same fruits, alcohol, slight yeast and somewhat more hops presence. Balance is pretty solid.
Warming nearly from the start, slightly drying as well with an unexpectedly clean finish. Aftertaste has a slight tortilla chip aspect to it as well. Altogether, a really nice beer. Not a standout but a very solid example.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 01:20:21 | More by PorterLambic
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mhaugo

California

4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle decanted into an oversized snifter. 6.8% ABV.
Appearance: This has got to be one of the longest lasting heads that I’ve ever seen. When I first decanted it was about a finger deep, and it never really went away. Towards the end it thinned out some, but the surface was never anything but white. Incredible lacing down the sides of the glass. The body is a rich, murky tan (4/5).
Aroma: My first impression immediately following the pour was very bready, almost like pizza dough. But that cleared out relatively quickly and was replaced by the aroma of fresh pressed cider. As the beer warmed the malt came in, and blended nicely with the apples (4.5/5).
Taste: Toffee and pressed apples. A little peppery. I catch a whisper of Saaz-like bitterness on the back end, but it’s very reserved. Slightly sweet, and finishes surprisingly clean (4.25/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation. A touch of astringency that feels like it may have come from the grain husks (4.25/5).
Overall: I would highly recommend this Belgian Pale Ale. Definitely one of the best I’ve had. Between the bready malt, and the fresh cider taste, it was the perfect pint for fall (4.25/5).

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 16:07:25 | More by mhaugo
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange copper with large long lasting off white fluffy head. Good head retention and lacing throughout. Aroma is fruity and citrusy with Belgian yeast and biscuit malt. Taste is citrus fruity flavor, Belgian yeast, biscuit malt, mild citrus hops with some mild vanilla notes. Palate is a medium body, smooth with sweet bitter notes. Finishes with sweet malt, yeast, fruity citrus notes with some mild bitterness. The ending is slightly tart oak aged lingering vanilla flavor. Overall a very good flavorful and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 17:41:57 | More by Samp01
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

LOOK: Deep gold with a white foam topping that has excellent staying power. Leaves behind a soapy sheet of lace. Poured with a good clarity.

SMELL: Juicy Belgian yeast with mild tropical and tree fruit notes. Somewhat musty and funky.

TASTE: Once again some juicy Belgian yeast fruit notes of raisin, pear and apple. Noble hops chime in with woodsy, grassy notes. Firm malt flavor, a rather bright and fresh tasting brew.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, spritzy, drying carbonation. Drinks easily and is quite accessible. Not too strong, too full or too sweet, this has a nice crisp feel.

OVERALL: I've wanted to try this for a while now, and it was pretty good. A nice simple Belgian blonde. Paired beside a sharp white cheddar.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 20:43:05 | More by Stinkypuss
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jacksback

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle.

Looks the part without being especially memorable- mildly hazy golden color, fluffy white persistent head. Neither beautiful nor ugly, so who cares.

Nose shows loads of estery fruity notes, a big chunk of sweetness, and some yeasty sharpness. Again, pretty much exactly what you'd expect from the style without being especially remarkable.

Flavor has a few interesting things going on. Big yeast character, with those estery fruity bits really coming front and center. Sweetness that's always present in belgian pales is especially loud in this one. Doesn't hit the cloying mark, but also doesn't miss it by too much.

Lively on the mouthfeel, as one would expect from the style.

Interesting brew, and worth checking out... but hard to see why an $11 750 of this would be preferable over a $15 4pack of Duvel.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 01:58:15 | More by jacksback
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is light golden and the pour results in a large white head. Excellent retention, good lace.

Very unusual (but nice) smell. Heavy on apple, with some bready malt and some Belgian yeast.

Taste is like the nose. Apple in a big way, bready malt, yeast, some caramel and biscuit. Some other fruit, perhaps pineapple. Slightly dry finish.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated, bready.

Overall, a pretty tasty and unusual BPA. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:41:11 | More by jrenihan
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amylew


4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just entering the world of Belgian beers. Domestic Pale Ales are often too bitter for me. I have enjoyed the balance of sweetness to hops with the Belgian Pale Ales. This beer had beautiful deep straw color and a thick lacing head. This beer easiliy came to a head after swirling in the glass throughout the time I was drinking it. Malty sweet balanced with subtle hoppy finish...delicious!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 01:01:22 | More by amylew
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 10.1.12.

A - Pours a slightly hazy, light orange with a large foamy light-tan head with large bubbles and good retention.

S - Spicy, black pepper and crackers, metallic yeast.

T - Spicy and floral with some bitterness and hoppy-metallic finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Great art, great and unique brew all-around.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 05:24:03 | More by HuskyinPDX
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear golden yellow with three-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a long time. Really good Lacing.

S: Sweet malt. Spicy. Yeast.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Citrus and spice. I thought the nose was better though.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and warm.

O: This beer looks and smells great, but the taste and mouthfeel weren't as awesome. Still, pretty good overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 02:33:20 | More by SolipsismalCat
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searsclone

Arizona

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into a snifter

explosive carbonation with a bright white 2 finger head that is quickly gone. Great looking beer that is an opaque orange color.

smell is citrus, spice, bread, honey, more citrus, and bread

taste is spice, honey and smokey bitterness

mouthfeel is crisp and smooth. Finish is clean and nice

Overall, my least favorite part is the smokey, bitter taste. Otherwise, I really like this. I wish the taste was as beautiful as the rest of the beer. Definitely worth a try

**edit: as the beer warmed, the bitterness in the aftertaste was less noticeable, and the flavor seemed a bit sweeter, I upgraded the taste from 3.5 to 4.0

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 03:11:57 | More by searsclone
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-cloudy yellow gold with a thick off white head

S-Awesome spicy pale Belgian grains. Smells quite raw. Slightly faint.

T-comes in with an awesome raw taste of pale spicy grains. This is actually quite awesome! Theres a good matching after-taste.

M-high creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-this is awesome! It tastes just about perfect for the style. It's also extremely drinkable! I love this!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 00:44:58 | More by AdamBear
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy light golden amber. Healthty three finger white head dissipates slowly to a half finger; nice lacing. Aroma of bready malt, Belgian yeast, light fruit, light caramel pleasant. Flavor is much drier than the aroma indicated, slightly sour light fruit, bitter spicing, light sweet malt. Crisp, dry light fruit and Belgian spice finish. Light to medium bodied, but active carbonation created a nice mouth feel. A somewhat understated, dry, well made Belgian pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 03:41:13 | More by LiquidAmber
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share on the party bus to San Diego, CA.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spices, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and tasty flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 01:02:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice retention and lacing on a cloudy golden with crimson hues body.

S: Breads, cracker, yeast and both pineapple and banana citrus.

T: Opens with breads and yeast with herbal hops and moves to a very fruity finish with pineapple, banana and orange peel.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one is very refreshing. I know this because I drank it after walking through DC in July for 4 hours. Very clean and drinkable. The fruitiness is near perfect but the Belgian yeast and spices make you question just how Belgian this one is.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2012 22:21:24 | More by kylehay2004
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ronniebruner

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very nice golden yellowish color and pours smoothly with ample lace and an earthy aroma. Very beautiful bottle, unique artwork is why I picked this up. Not a top notch Belgian, but very worthy indeed. Beer has an earthy, coffee, produce taste, and aroma is of a sandalwood nature.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 07:58:21 | More by ronniebruner
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay Chalice.

A: Light yellow copper with 2.5 fingers of pillow head which was very durable and laced nicely. Initial appearance is that this is a well made beer.

S: I didn't get so so much in the nose: yeast, bananas, hints of vanilla.

T: Very well balanced , nice tasting beer. Crispness from the hops but backed up by a biscuity malt background. Fruity tasting but not overly sweet at all. In the same genre as Tremens but with alcohol which was less present.

M: Very refreshing and crisp in the mouth with a nice finish. I had no problem polishing off a 750ml with summer Saturday dinner and could see this beer being very drinkable.

Overall: I was surprised by how good this beer turned out to be, as I was not familiar with the brauerei. I'll be looking to pick this up again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 20:29:21 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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fields336

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, CCB snifter

A: 2 finger off white thick soapy head, hangs around, straw-gold color. clear, slight haze.

S: herb, toffee, citrus, bread, earthy yeast, slight tartness

T: earthy, bread,floral, herb, lemon, toffee, candi sugar, spice. slight tartness but clean finish, little aftertaste, light fruit

M: medium bodied, nice and sweet, finish is pretty clean

O: a nice belgian ale, I would buy this again

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 23:55:41 | More by fields336
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socon67

New York

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mussel Bar - Revel resort & Casino, Atlantic city.

A - Pours orange with a soapy white foam that lingers. Rings of lacing hit the glass.

S - Scents of fresh banana and honey jumped out to me. The belgian yeast adds a slight sour\tart smell.

T - Very tasty! Sweet initial flavor gives to a subtle tartness. There is a bit of spice that felt like cloves. This almost comes off as a Hefeweisen, but the telltale yeast strain gives this a traditional belgian feel. Finishes wth a taste of fresh bread.

M - Smooth beer that has a nice complexity but it very easy to drink a few. Went great with a belgian pizza and some cheeses.

O - Might be the giant on the bottle missing a hand, or the exclusivity of it being available in Wiedmaier's establishments, but i liked this one alot. A great example of an easy drinking belgian.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2012 15:20:26 | More by socon67
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firemedic1343

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is a nice golden color.

The smell is good, most importantly not a very sweet smell, I don't like sweet smells so 2 thumbs up on the smell.

Mouthfeel is good, nice and creamy, full bodied.

I liked it overall. Great apearance, smell and mouthfeel. The only thing that was lacking was the taste. I was hoping for more malt, and just more.

I do recommend trying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 03:43:15 | More by firemedic1343
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KajII

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

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...

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 18:05:09 | More by KajII
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours very clear, light gold with a massive, airy white head that sticks around a good while and is very sticky. Awesome looking brew.

Nose is chalky fruit with some bright, grainy malt and light bread. Smells good, yeast is restrained but nice and estery.

Taste reminds me a bit of Delirium, grainy and simple malt profile with some chalky minerals and light fruit. A lot softer than Delirium though, and seems less bready. Hops are floral and quite saaz-y. Tasty beer, very glad to get to try it. Bonus points for the crazy-ass label!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 17:24:45 | More by twiggamortis420
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Shaw

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended to me by a Total Wine staffer.

I don't remember the last time I had a beer whose name was spelled out in a ribbon of blood pouring from the wrist of a giant whose hand had just been severed.

A beautiful golden color with a big foamy white head.

Lovely sweet and spicy Belgian yeast aroma.

The aroma carries over to the taste: It's spicy and earthy with light flavors of banana, clove and coriander.

Smooth body is almost fluffy.

Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. Well worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 03:49:05 | More by Shaw
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Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier from Brouwerij De Musketiers
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