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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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

nmann08, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%

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

brentk56, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

kylehay2004, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%

750ml bottle - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, lightly hued yellow body with a large, growing, white head.

Smell: Lightly sweet-scented maltiness in the nose, with a dash of ground spice, dried lemon rinds, and humble, low-priced floral arrangements.

Taste: Lightly malted barley, perhaps with a trifling inclusion of pils. Soft sugary sweetness at the start. Citrusy boosts of lemon juice, lemon verbana fold into a slight grassiness and underlying spice element. Lightly bitter. Growing Continental hop character and bitterness as it warms, though not overly so. Small bit of yeast. Dry, fruity, and certainly fizzy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Highly carbonated.

Overall: A tasty, refreshing Belgian ale. Sure, it's a bit gassy, but it's still quite good.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

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
Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

Beer on tap at a local Belgian restaurant. The menu claimed that the beer was brewed for that establishment and something else about a giant and a severed hand...I didn't read the whole thing.

Beer served in an Antigoon glass. Whoa. Beer is yellow and completely hazy with a big soft white head of small and medium bubbles, nice levels of lacing and moderate carbonation, head has some retention to it.

Aroma is spicy and yeast with a mild sweet and some nice grains. Smells like La Fin Du Monde's little brother.

Beer is relatively thin, mild sweetness up front but a relatively dry finish. Overall the beer is really nice, the yeast comes up on the midpalate like a flower and fills out the midpalate with this complex array of esters. I would have it again. I should research to see if this beer is truly only available at that restaurant or just in DC.

drabmuh, May 11, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

from 3/6/10 notes. Picked up at Rick's in Alexandria and brought to a local DC tasting.

a - Poured a murky, pale gold color with about one finger of white head and moderate carbonation. Lots of sediment evident.

s - Smells of yeast and fruit, mainly apples. Also smells of some spices. Nice Belgian smell.

t - Similiar to the nose, mostly belgian yeast and spices, as well as a little apple. A little bit of a sweet fruit taste to it.

m - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

d - Overall I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. Typical Beglian smell and taste, with some nice sweet apples coming through. It was very enjoyable and very easy to drink. Could definitely drink more of this.

mdfb79, Mar 08, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

beernads, May 08, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.93/5  rDev -2%

Pours a cloudy, dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that has very good retention, only slowly settling into a lasting ring that leaves streaks and chunks of soapy lacing behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with hints of grassy hops, bread and light fruit. There's also some subtle spice and a pale malt backbone. Hints of grass, straw and pine followed by some apple and pear as well as some subtle alcohol.

Medium bodied with a touch of crisp, earthy hops up front that provide a faint bitterness that slowly fades into dry finish. There's a slightly creamy texture mid-palate that adds to the mouthfeel and complexity of the beer. Not as earthy as the aroma suggests with only faint grassy presence. Sweeter than expected with a pale malt backbone along wither estery and bready yeast flavors. Hints of apple and banana followed by a touch of boozy sweetness in the finish. Not overly complex but well balanced, flavorful and easy to drink.

corby112, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

superspak, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

Stinkypuss, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Gonzoillini, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +3%

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.

smakawhat, Jan 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

billab914, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

LiquidAmber, Aug 17, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

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!

twiggamortis420, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%

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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Boone757, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

KevinGordon, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

ROGUE16, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
4.29/5  rDev +7%

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).

mhaugo, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
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Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier from Brouwerij De Musketiers
89 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.