Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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89
very good

158 Ratings
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outstanding

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 28
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 02-27-2010

Brewed for Brasserie Beck.
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Ratings: 158 | Reviews: 62
Photo of Rickymt72
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've ever had, period

Photo of AdamBear
4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
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!

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.79/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bready and slight floral notes on the nose. Lots of biscuit up front. Pear, banana, bubbegum esters in the middle. Mildly sweet along with a citric 'zing' on the finish. 'Refuse the toll, pay the penance.' Wonderful Belgian pale.

Photo of J-Rye
4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Golden / Tan quite murky, the good kind of murky. A perfect 2-3 fingers of head poured into a snifter. Lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Apple, pear, Belgian candy, caramel

Taste: A juicy apple/pear explosion. Mind-blowingly, fantastically juicy. Wow, wow, wow. One of the best beers I've ever tasted.

Feel: crisp, light body

Overall: One of the best beers ever made, period.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.65/5  rDev +16%
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

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
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!

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
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!

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
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.

Photo of merzeone
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
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!

Photo of amylew
4.33/5  rDev +8%
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!

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +8%
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

Photo of ckollias
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 750 ml caged and corked bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Dark black with a thick dark brown ½-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace.

S: Sweet fruity lemon aroma with hints of yeast and Belgian candies.

T: Sweet and slightly bitter flavor with caramel and Belgian candies.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is a great double blond brew. Great aromas and flavors blended nicely together.

Photo of Bung
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml. Bright gold pour with a very large rocky white head, even with a very careful pour.

Aroma, quite a bit of clove and spice. Some hay citrus and lighter yet caramel.

Taste has a bit more "paleness" to it. Heatlhy grassy hay and citrus hops. Some light fruit, the spice notes are really interesting. More citrus hops especially toward the finish. Light herbal resin lingers nicely.

Quite a bit of carbonation, keeps it lively, keeps it pretty drinkable. Works with the flavor profiles well.

A style not my favorite, but on a suggestion I bought it. Glad I did and for $9 really not to steep. Good for these extreamely hot summer days and nights in Charlotte.

Photo of mhaugo
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
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).

Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of Slack
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lighter yellow and cloudy with 1/4 inch of head and some lacing.
Smell is fruity, sweet, yeasty, and funky.
Taste is citrus, yeast, minor hops, and some funk and spice.
Mouthful is medium with medium-high carbonation.
Overall a good beer that is worth a try.

Photo of searsclone
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
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

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a wheat beer with it's cloudiness, but a little darker. The huge white head leaves spaced out lacing and sticks until I am finished with the beer.

Smell is all Belgian, yeast and spice, a fruity tart apple note and a light funk.

As I drink the beer, it greets me with a flash of honey sweetness that is replaced by the yeast. Then the malts come next, which remind me of scones, powdery and dry. A light lemon pepper tartness finishes the flavor. A nice complexity, my favorite part of the beer.

A medium body that has plenty of carbonation. Through all that, it leaves a very thick, sticky mouth feel, that lingers long after I finish the beer.

I hadn't seen this offering before in all my shopping, and it was in the Belgian section of the BevMo. Since it was one of the small boys(11.2oz), I decided it would be perfect for midweek consumption, and I was right. A great drinking and tasting beer.

DOA

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of mthomp081
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - moderate lacing, thick creamy white head, pale golden hazy yellow

S - all types of fruits, pears, apples, lemons, definitely some grassiness to it, but also a nice earthiness to round it out

T - honey, pears apples, lemons all the fruits, not super sweet, very complex taste spices and fruits

M - crisp, medium bodied, high carbonation

O - excellent Belgian, this is probably the most complex Belgian I have ever had. There are so many flavors going on, spices, herbs, fruits, slight bitterness.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gotta try and find the story behind the label image. Strange! And pretty much the reason I picked this up. That, and the fact that their Troubador Obscura is great. Figured it was time to try another Musketiers offering.

Pours a quintessentially Belgian-looking appearance, which is to say it's stunning. 2+ fingers of a super-foamy, Styrofoam-stiff, snow-white head, sitting firmly on top of a hazy, sunny golden-yellow color.

Not only is the appearance textbook-definition "Belgian pale ale," but so is the aroma. If you love Belgian yeast and all that it imparts, you'll find this to die for (or get your huge hand chopped off for, like the poor giant on the label). So it's yeasty, reminding of bread pudding, with a healthy layer of sweet, succulent, but somewhat subtle fruits, especially peach, pear and green apple.

Big flavor here, a bit bigger than your more subtle and tempered Belgian pales, and in no way unlikeable. The fruits detected in the aroma come out stronger on the tongue, as if they're riding a wave of big alcohol, but at 6.8% it can't be just that. The yeast mingles nicely with the fruit characteristics, giving it a vibe somewhere between dessert-y and bread-y, and there's just a hint of earth/funk buried far below.

A slightly tart/sour aspect to the finish makes sense with the fruity impressions, and it finishes fairly dry although the yeast/fruit personality makes its imprint on the senses long after the sip. Bubbles are just on the soft side of sharp, if that makes any sense.

Fairly simple beer, Antigoon...I mean, how often did I write "fruit" and "yeast" and "bread"? That's it, in a nutshell, and that's just fine, because there are clearly nothing but quality ingredients being used here. A fantastically flavorful beer that counts as "sessionable" for me (my definition is more liberal: under 7%).

Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Good pop on the plastic composite cork. GOONEY GOO GOO!!

A real fluffy and large foamy white head is created on a slow pouring decant. Huge bubble bath lacing and character. Great crystal and slightly opaque body, glowing orb gold and orange hued color, a firey column arises up the middle. Great looking beer.

Nose is a little sticky but also a great ripping grain malt, some sweetness, mix of slight toasty light grains and honey.

Taste seems a little more subdued than what is being smelled. A solid malt backbone mixes with some yeast punch, but toned down on the finish. Mouthfeel hints at some prickly tight carbonation but doesn't quite get there. A somewhat vinous feel but not quite. Aftertaste has a little faint grass and quinine tonic sense.

Overall this felt like I was going to be wowed after smelling it, but in the end it's just very solid and enjoyable. That comes off as a disappointment, but by no means is this a bad beer, it's a bit basic, but a real good one.

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Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier from Brouwerij De Musketiers
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