Troubadour Magma - Brouwerij De Musketiers
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Reviews by richmof:
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Chez Moeder Lambic, poured into its own chalice. A deep gold, amber colour with a nice frothy off-white head that retains all the way down and laces.
Tangy fruity hops on the nose with slight malty biscuit.
There is so much to this beer on the palate. As for fruits, you certainly get some caramel and orange peel (even orange blossom) but, more so, tropical fruits like mango and passionfruit. There is a decent malt structure throughout but obviously, this is a beer about its hops, which impart a fine piney dryness throughout. At 9%, it is no surprise that there is a slightly alcoholic finish but it is a very pleasant finish and gives a nice balance to the sweetness.
The beer was launched this year and has already scooped a number of prizes and deservedly so. It describes itself as a triple IPA but is surely one of the finest of the growing array of IPA-ish beers that are emerging in Belgium. Well done I say.
Serving type: on-tap
05-11-2010 16:53:15 | More by richmof
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
An amazing beer for anybody. Such a beautiful orange color, big juicy body, all while being finished extremely hoppy and bitter. A true Belgian "Triple IPA", and a must try for American IPA fan. My favorite part of this beer is the craftsmanship that goes in to the head, retention, and lacing. So big and white, with both fluffy and sticky characteristics. One could spend 30 minutes just admiring the head before sipping the beer. Big hit in my world.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 16:29:19 | More by BeerRangerBrooks
3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I like to think that many of the Belgo IPAs have an advantage over their American counterparts because the quality of beer is that much better and in this case that line of thinking is on point. The Troubadour Magma for this year contains a special Australian hop that gives it more of a fruity aroma and it delivers a very nice and complex taste as well.
A - Pouring with a murky golden / orange / reddish hue, and a lacy white head, the look is great.
S - The smell is floral, resinous, and fruity.
T - The yeast and hops work together nicely without one overpowering the other.
M - Thick, yeast residue will come about 5/7 the way through the bottle so beware!
O - Overall very well balanced and certainly outdid my expectations for a lower IBU india pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2013 03:23:34 | More by Donis
Troubadour Magma from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.