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Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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Antigoon By Robert WiedmaierAntigoon By Robert Wiedmaier

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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 thekanna
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Brasserie Beck in Washington, DC.

A: Served in its own branded tulip. Gorgeous hazy, radiant gold with a solid white head that foams and laces on the side.

S: Yeast and fresh tulips. Some resonant spiciness that was reminiscent of tellicherry peppercorns.

T: Yeasty and bready with floral hops. Quite strong freshly-cracked pepper taste at the end. Very typical of a well-made Belgian Pale Ale, almost bordering on Tripel.

M: Slightly thin body but the spiciness and carbonation that hit at the end made up for it.

D: Delicious and complements Belgian cuisine well.

thekanna, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brasserie Beck, Washington, DC (9/14/10):

The beer appeared a nice hazy golden color, with a nice white head that had good retention to it. Noticeable carbonation as well as some other sediment floating noticeably in the beer.

The aroma was good, a nice sweet smell of yeast and fruit, citrus perhaps, but also a very nice splash of spices and pepper as well, that really made the aroma seem very rich.

Taste was similar to the nose, a very nice Belgian flavor, sweet with that nice blend of the spices.

The beer had a medium feel to it, good carbonation, smooth and very easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed the beer very much and the next time that I am in DC I will probably stop by for some more.

PhillyStyle, Oct 07, 2010
Photo of zoso1967
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, let me note that this has the sweetest bottle art I have seen since Caldera's "Vas Deference." The bottle is, in fact, the sole reason my friend picked this out.

The beer itself pours a slightly dimmed golden color with a rocky parchment head that has great staying power and leaves decent lacing.

The aroma is pretty standard BPA with a very bready base, notes of herbal hops and grass, and just a touch of pepper. There are also plenty of fruity notes in the nose like pear and apple.

The flavor seems to have a bit more spice to it with more pepper, as well as some clove. The malt is bready and sweet, but not too interesting. There is a definite yeastiness to this beer, and a fresh juicy fruity character that is quite tasty.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium with just about the perfect amount of carbonation. The finish is clean, short and very pleasant.

This beer goes down super easy and is very enjoyable, but besides the label, there is really nothing compelling me to have another.

zoso1967, Sep 08, 2010
Photo of Daniellobo
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very pleasing and quaffable Belgium Pale Ale.

Presentation: 750 ml synthetic cork brown bottle. Screen-printed label shows an illustration of giant Antigoon bleeding profusely with a hand cut-off by soldier bravo. Shows a not very clear and easy to smear best by date on the cork (09/12 12). Notes Alc. by Vol. (6.8%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy deep gold pour, rich frothy head, nice retention and rich surface memory with fine lacing.

S - Fresh and pleasing nose, with sweet, fruity notes woven with spices and a yeasty touch. Peppery, shy clove, citrus, and a bit of honey in the fruity esters.

T - Taste expand in sync the nose with a rich spiced sweetness, nice and unusual hoppy touch. Fruity sweetness, a bit of pepper, clove, maybe cardamon...

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Bubbles are a bit more assertive early on but go down a bit to provide a sweetly tamed body that works rather smoothly.

D - This works fantastically as a Belgium Golden Ale, almost a session brew like the chef suggests but with a slightly bigger alcoholic range. Very nice and a rather welcome addition to the local landscape.

Notes: Nice and rich DC offering, with Chef Robert Wiedmaier providing a quality surprise with this house ale from Brasserie Beck. It reminds me that I´m long overdue to visit his establishment.

My impression, given that this brew is a Brasserie Beck by Robert Wiedmaier, and that it is contracted to the Musketters in Belgium is that it should be listed under Brasserie Beck and not under the contract brewery as it is typically the norm in these situations.

Likewise, I understand that this is far from being a saison, more so a Belgium Golden-Pale Ale, which would also seem to be backed up by the way that menu and brewers describe it.

Daniellobo, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of hopsaplenty
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was commissioned by Robert Weidmaier of Brasserie Beck and is their house beer. There is a story behind the name of the beer. It starts with the Roman general Silvius Brabon (Brabo). Brabo is in the service of Caesar and is a personal friend of the emperor.

After a successful battle against the combined forces of the Belgic Nervii and Eburones, Brabo and Caesar decided to take a break in the town of Kleef. (Germany, - North-Rhine-Westfalen) One day, Brabo went hunting and saw a swan pulling a boat. He jumped on the boat and was taken to a fort. In this fort, they had imprisoned 'Swane', the sister of Caesar and widow of the King of Tongeren.

Brabo liberated Swane and asked for her hand in marriage. Brabo marries Swane and Caesar gives him the land between the East Sea and the land of the Nervii. Caesar makes Brabo the first Duke of the area and Brabo
names the area, Brabant.

The old Belgians lived in peace near the river Scaldis (now called the river Schelde). They were hunters, fishermen and traders. All was peaceful until the arrival of the giant Druon Antigoon.

He built a castle near the river and demanded that people pay a toll to pass the castle. In the beginning all is well. After a while, Antigoon increases the toll higher and higher. Those folk who could not afford to pay the toll had their hands cut off. Amongst the victims are a few of Brabo's men. Brabo fights Antigoon and afterward, he cuts of the hand and throws it in the river Schelde. Hand = Ant, Throwing = Werpen > Hand Werpen > Antwerpen > Antwerp (English).

The label is a picture of Antigoon with a bleeding left arm that has just been severed by Brabo.

750ml brown bottle with a caged cork, no date information, but this was purchased fresh within the week. The synthetic cork slips out with a soft pfft and a wisp of gun smoke. A towering head of eggshell colored and loosely piled bubbles builds and slowly recedes leaving wisps of lace. Hazed golden caramel with a solid column of firing carbonation. Aromas of spicy Belgian yeast, lemon rind, golden apples, and hints of cracked pepper subtle sweetness rise. The taste closely follows the nose. Bits of pepper up front along with distinct Belgian yeastiness leads to a spicy dry finish that lingers. The pepper notes builds as it warms, and it becomes a bit mineral. Medium carbonation tingles along the tongue, but calms over the course of the bottle. The mouthfeel is soft and crisp. Easy drinking at 6.8%. $12/bottle.

hopsaplenty, Feb 27, 2010
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Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier from Brouwerij De Musketiers
89 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.