Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier
The Musketeers Brouwerijcafé

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Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #10
Ranked #7,871
4.01 | pDev: 11.72%
The Musketeers Brouwerijcafé
Very Good
Antigoon By Robert WiedmaierAntigoon By Robert Wiedmaier
Notes: Brewed for Brasserie Beck.
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josanguapo from Spain

3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

De Belgiuminabox. En copa Teku. Leyendo Intro to Python Ch16. 7 meses tras cosumo preferente. Plana y aburrida, aunque no desagradable, simplemente ligeras notas a levadura belga

Nov 22, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting stronger, spicier and fruitier than the common Belgian pale ale, the character of something stronger looms. De Musketiers are certainly getting the most from this recipe but at a more subdued strength.

Antigoon's yeast-centric scent revolves around the fruitiness of lemon, apple, pawpaw, apricot and honeydew with a balance of clove, white pepper and vinous white wine. Buried deep within its hazy gold appearance, the taste is sweet with honeysuckle, light sugar cookie and fresh dough.

As the flavors bloom on the tongue, its floral character quickly turns spicy. Delicate sweetness begins to favor a savory cashew and toasted elegance while its estery center becomes rich with stone fruit and marmalade. White wine adds a zing of acidity while the hops carry a grassy, hay-like finish with a firm spicy bite to contend with lingering sweetness.

Fuller than expected, the beer's premiere honey finish begins to resemble caramel and the beer's peppery spice brings out a stronger alcohol sensation than is actually there. Drinking much more aligned with golden strong ale, this pale ale is richer for a more luxurious culinary experience without giving up on drinkability. Lively carbonation highlights the spice as a taste of lemongrass chases a medium-length aftertaste.

Sep 26, 2016
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Jeffwildcat from Arizona

4.57/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Certainly not a traditional belg pale ale. This has nice suttle notes of sweetness with less sourness. On the edge of a barleywine without the figgyness. Cant think of a better bpa than this one.

Oct 02, 2015
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rjd722 from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Urban Heights in Bethesda, poured into an "Antigoon" tulip glass. Hazy, orange-golden color with big frothy head. Aroma is light banana, cloves, and a bit of grass. Taste is bittersweet, pretty heavy malt but nice. Mouthfeel is slightly more bitter than I expected, but overall it's a solid Belgian brew.

Aug 25, 2015
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gatorlove from Florida

3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer tasting like drinking liquid malt extract from a can. It was thickwritten and sweeter than a typical belgian ale and combined with the spicy phenols did not have good results for me.

Jun 20, 2015
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tfsimpkins from Florida

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.

Jun 08, 2015
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J-Rye from New Jersey

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.

Jun 03, 2015
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Slack from Virginia

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.

May 17, 2015
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RuudJH from Netherlands

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at my local drinks shop, which over the last few years has a great selection of beers on offer. A lot of Belgians as well.
And these Belgians have it well together.
This one is a slight orange golden beer, beige head, cloudy with a good amount of bubbles.
Smell of some grassy hops, clear citrus.
Taste is pretty full on bittersweet. Malty sweet but it doesn't skip on bitterness. Biscuit and forest berries.
Long lingering aftertaste.
Pretty good beer.

Apr 24, 2015
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, swirling haze of rustic orange colored body has a dense showering of effervesce. Generous 3 inch tannish-ivory colored head is frumpy on the surface with a very good retention. Heavy sponge bands of lacing.

S: Bit of sour fruit on the nose, buttered bread and honey dew. Sour lemon, custard, with some musky banana yeastiness and citrus.

T: Fruity flavor with hints of sour, musky citrus opens things up. Banana, sweet custard, pear, creamy orange with a spicy warmth of grains of paradise (peppery, woodsy notes). Soft play of alcohol, spicy citronella, dry herbal-rosewood floral hops rounds things out.

M: Spicy mouthful, creamy textured, good carbonation.

O: Overall very solid, musky warmth of alcohol, yeast, hops and spices provide a great complexity and taste that is truly belgian.

Feb 06, 2015
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mthomp081 from Delaware

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.

Aug 07, 2014
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tomordonez from Florida

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a refreshing Belgian ale with a nice color, aroma and flavor. Made by Brouwerij De Musketiers, the ones that make the awesome Troubadour Obscura. It has a nice copper almost transparent color. A decent head. It smells like peaches, apples, a hint of lemon. Medium carbonation and light body. Refreshing with some bitterness and a fruity but fancy flavor.

Jun 15, 2014
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superspak from Ohio

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.

Feb 23, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Dec 30, 2013
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zac16125 from South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Dec 28, 2013
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PorterLambic from Florida

4.09/5  rDev +2%
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.

Nov 16, 2013
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mhaugo from California

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).

Sep 22, 2013
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drtth from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a rich golden color with the 1" thick fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Sipping creates lots of scattered patches of lacing.

The aromas include some malt, apples, and some spiciness.

The flavors have the malt upfront with the sweetness, the apple and the spices playing a back up role.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit creamy with the high level of finely bubbled carbonation. The finish begins about midway through as the bready malt begins to recede, allowing the apple and spiciness to play a larger role. Finally the end comes with the spiciness having faded to leave the apple to close the show.

I liked this beer and am both glad I got a four pack and am looking forward to having another. It is definitely drinkable. I also thought the balance of flavors created a lot of complexity which contributes to the enjoyment of the beer.

Aug 15, 2013
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Samp01 from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -2%
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.

Jul 10, 2013
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  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.

May 19, 2013
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jacksback from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4


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.

Jan 08, 2013
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jrenihan from Canada

4.13/5  rDev +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.

Jan 06, 2013
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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!

Oct 23, 2012
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HuskyinPDX from Washington

3.61/5  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.

Oct 03, 2012
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SolipsismalCat from Pennsylvania

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.

Sep 05, 2012
Antigoon By Robert Wiedmaier from The Musketeers Brouwerijcafé
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 190 ratings