Troubadour Magma - Brouwerij De Musketiers
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Reviews by MikeB20:
3.35/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
P: 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Pours a hazy amber with a large foamy off white head. Lacing is very nice and remains throughout the glass.
S: A little barnyard typical of some Belgian yeasts. Lots of caramel sweetness with some alcohol. The hops have a citrus character to them, grapefruit and orange peel come to mind. I'm getting some sourness as the beer warms.
T: Lots of caramel up front with a solid bitterness to finish. A rind-like flavor from the hops. I thought there would be more complexity but it's fairly straight forward, sweet and then bitter. The Belgian yeast flavors are faint, as they're probably overpowered by the hops. Not really what I would consider an IPA but it's stated as such on the label.
M: Moderate body and carbonation. Slick on the tongue with some lingering bitterness.
O: I wasn't sure what I was in for when I poured this beer, I was expecting a highly hopped Belgian and for the most part that's what I got. It has some Belgian characteristics and some more of an IPA but it doesn't really blend either to that great of a result. The hops end up being more bitter than flavorful and the Belgian notes are lost on your tongue. This isn't a bad beer by any means, just not a great one.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2013 20:42:31 | More by MikeB20
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Going not by style, but by the ale, this is really nice and flavorful. If it were by style it is off the mark into a Belgian strong ipa and NOT a triple. That said....the beer pours a bright orange with thick frothy white head and EXCELLENT lacing and later pooling thin layers of foam. A "live" ale which I am fond of since it lives and matures much longer. Nose is sweet malts mingling with spicy hops, lemon grass, and Belgian bready yeast. Taste is up front sweet candy malts and sweet fresh bread yeast---ahhh the Belgians and their fantastic malts and yeast strains! The sweetness subsides into a citrus note, turning into a bittering hops note that lingers on and on. Very nice mouthfeel, nicely carbonated and smooth drinking. Excellent by ale standards, but not really a true Belgian triple. Great for hops heads, a bit over the top for Belgian lovers of which I AM.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 20:55:29 | More by Brutaltruth
3.26/5 rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
On tap at the Atlanta Yard House.
A: lclear medium amber with a somewhat weak head.
Aroma: boozy with a hint of cognac oversome Belgian yeast and a trace of bread.
Flavor: lsweet up front turning ightly bitter by the finish. Building booziness.
Feel: light-medium body; carbonation seems too low.
Serving type: on-tap
06-26-2014 16:13:06 | More by chinchill
Troubadour Magma from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.