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Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
89
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 24
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +24.7%

johnpdennis, Oct 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Breif01, Dec 12, 2011
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4.9/5  rDev +22.2%
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!

AdamBear, Aug 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 12, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer in Total Wine Jacksonville. It's now bottled and retailed.

appearance: lovely cloudy and golden glow with nice white very fluffy head rentention

smell: very high belgian yeast aromas, spicy, citrus

taste: wow, like it smells exactly. the spiciest belgian Ive had without the addition of spices. Nice. heavy clove, lavender mixed with citrus, and tropical fruits, best belgian pale Ive had.

mouthfeel: thin bodied, loaded carbonation

drinkability: a rare treat and amazing beer

CampusCrew, Jun 01, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Cyberkedi, Jul 16, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a corked and caged 750ml bottle in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a Tripel Karmeliet branded tulip - thanks fellas!

A: The bottle label itself is simply amazing - with cool artwork that depicts the story of the mythical Roman soldier Silvius Brabo; an underdog hero who cut the hand off of the cruel giant Druon Antigoon. He then tossed it in the river as Antigoon had done to many undeserving victims in his time. A bit of David and Goliath for the Belgians. There's a fountain/statue in Antwerp of Silvius dramatically throwing the hand (with water squirting out of it in place of blood) of Antigoon's. Pretty F'n cool!

Now for the beer's actual appearance - pours a hazy pale/strawlike hue with a thick white head that sticks around for a while, leaving massive amounts of lacing in its tracks.

S: Good amount of malt and some trippy funk from the yeast, saw dust and fermented apricot, some earthy hop and fresh biscuit finish.

T: The nose suggests a lot of what will come in the taste - nice bready/biscuit flavor, a bit of mellow funk from the yeast, sweet and malty balance, with earthy hop and a hint of fennel that round the flavor out nicely.

M: The mouthfeel is absolutely perfect - medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation for the style, a clean dry finish with a bit of lingering bitterness from the hop. Easy drinker - had to really use some self control when it came to leaving the second bottle for another night.

Overall a "cream of the crop" for the style. One of the better Belgian Pales i've ever had. Can't wait to crack into that other bottle!

DeanMoriarty, Aug 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25 ounce bomber bottle
A - cloudy gold with extensive lacing and nice long lasting head.
S - wheat bread and spicy yeast aroma.
T - peppery wheat citrus = yum yum
M - crisp carbonation to balance the wheat residue.
D - very easy drinking.
I will be having more of this one.

Beer4Baltimore, Apr 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Champagne bottle purchased 10/11
Had seen this beer in Draft Mag and was curious about it.

A:Pours Golden Straw Hazy, Huuge white Rocky head that lasts and Great lacing.

AR: Sweet,Citrus(Orange, Lemon,some Pineapple) and Really Spicy from the hops and yeast.A little funk A touch of bread on the end from the yeast as well.

T: Spice mellowed quickly by the citrus and light malt flavors Followed by the bitterness from the hops and a little bit of funkiness but acceptable actually kinda helps with the character.
Finishes dry highly drinkable.

M: Great carbonation nice and wet medium to light body up front, finishes light and dry.

O: Not disappointed at all this is a great example of the style.
I will drink this whole bottle by myself and not think twice about it. It sits just under 7%abv.

merzeone, Oct 13, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brouwerij De Musketiers - Antigoon
25.4 fl. oz bottle; $9.99 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

I love the painted label bottle, and the artwork on it. It's a great looking bottle, even if it is a little gory. It illustrates the Roman soldier Brabo cutting off the hand of the giant, Druon Antigoon, who, according to myth, guarded the river Scheldt and cut off the hand of anyone refusing to pay his toll and threw it into the river. Thus, supposedly, the name of Antwerp - "hand thrower".

Appearance: Its slightly hazy deep golden body teems with life as hundreds of tiny bubbles race upwards, taking their place in line beneath the frothy head of white that caps it. The head retention and lacing are both excellent.

Smell: Chalky yeast; grainy, lightly sweet malt; spicy; floral.

Taste: The spiciness and sweet malt dominate the flavor, with the spiciness bouncing atop the malt like a trampoline. Yeasty fruitiness remains in the "golden" arena with mostly apple, and perhaps a hint of pear. Quite floral. Some leafy and grassy hops are present as well; but the chalkiness of the yeast fails to cut through until the finish. It's backed by a solid bitterness that doesn't appear at first as it's masked by the sweetness of the malt but then becomes more apparent towards the swallow, and finally rises to its highest point in the long-lingering, bitter, spicy, and floral finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with a creamy texture due to the effervescent, tiny-bubbled carbonation.

Overall: Charming!!! A surprisingly full-flavored golden ale with a brisk, spicy edge but an overall balance. Nicely rounded and polished. Quite drinkable!

NeroFiddled, Jun 28, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
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!

amylew, Oct 23, 2012
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Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier from Brouwerij De Musketiers
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