Troubadour Magma - Brouwerij De Musketiers
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Reviews by swthomas55:
3.7/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tasted on tap at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ. 4/12/11
Served in a tulip glass, a bit too cold. The head is almost non-existent, ust a little lace on top of the hazy orange nectar. Aft drinking it down some, I can swirl up a tight blond head, but it drops again pretty quickly.
Initial impression in my mouth is sweet, followed by a medium bitterness with floral hop notes. There is some cotton candy sweetness here, along with peppery spice and restrained fruit.
As it warms a little, I can pick up the cotton candy and fruit in the aroma. When it finally reaches a reasonable serving temp, I'm getting a nice blend of sugar, fruit, spice, and hops.
I am enjoying this beer. My first impression was that it is too sweet, and it could stand to be a little drier. It is a Belgian IPA, so it has more hops than the standard Belgian beer, but is still less hoppy than most American IPAs. The balance is good, and the hops come through nicely.
If you encounter this beer, and you are a fan of golden Belgian ales, give it a try. I think you'll like it.
Serving type: on-tap
04-13-2011 00:26:33 | More by swthomas55
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.