Antigoon by Robert Wiedmaier, brewed at Brouwerij De Musketiers

Rating: 4.7/5

Antigoon by Robert Wiedmaier, brewed at Brouwerij De Musketiers is a 6.5%ABV Belgian Pale Ale. For those who do not know what this beer is about, there is a Belgian legend behind this artwork. The story goes that there used to be a mythical giant who lived in Antwerp Belgium by the name: Druon Antigoon whom guarded a bridge on the river Scheldt. This Giant would require a toll for those who would dare cross it. Those who refused the toll would get one of their hands severed and tossed into the River. However, once upon a time came a Roman by the name of Silvius Brabo. Silvius faced the giant and was able to slay him. The Roman severed the Giant’s own hand as seen in this artwork and the hand was flung into the River. In the town hall of Antwerp, there is a monument to pay tribute to the legend.

Label: Commissioned for Restaurants by Robert Wiedmaier. 

Total Wine in Redondo Beach is about the only place I have ever seen this beer. Passing it up multiple times for other sought out beer until one day I was like screw it, I’ll pick it up. Aside from being a delicious BPA, the art work is awesome. The best part is the story too :P. The flavor of this beer does range as most awesome Belgium beers do. It is somewhat floral like a saison as well though. This one has flavors of sweet biscuit bread, caramel, grass, banana clove, apples, sweet potato pie, lemon citrus, honey, and graham cracker. This beer must pair great with some type of foods. Maybe Pizza or certain fancy cheeses. LOL fancy huh? It is indeed a Belgium worth trying out. I have had others that lean more toward a hoppy Pale Ale but this one is more tamed and more into Belgium complexity. Quite a nice pick up if you do end up getting it at Total Wine :P.

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