Troubadour Magma - Brouwerij De Musketiers
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4.8/5 rDev +22.4%
Fantastic rendition of the Beglian IPA, some of the brewers get this style and some of them don't. Namingly most of the American versions which kill the experience with loads of American highly potent alpha acids with the Belgian yeast spiciness, this is a yin and yang that just doesn't work for me. This one appears a glowing slightly clouded orange color for me, with bright white peach tinted head. Rocky and thick effervescent head the true Belgian style lacing going on, intricate and layered perfectly with each sip from my Allagash chalice. Aromatics offer up lemon/lime/grapefruit citrus fruits with a really appealing grassiness going on, spicy edges from the yeast and sugary layers of candy coated hops from the tropical fruit mango to the simple syrup tones I'm getting. Caramel coated hops, wrapped in sugar. This is bitter but alcohol and malts stand up to European hop additions. The grapefruit, grassy/herbal, and tropical fruit mango/pineapple tones tend to explode on the palate and the bready spicy yeast blends perfectly amongst the hodgepodge of flavors going down. Mouthfeel is effevescent with carbonation smooth with occasional hop burps clearing out the sinuses this is a nice drinking beer definitely hides the 9% abv. Drinkability overall is incredible the type of beer I would love to have more often than not, conveniently it's right down the street at my local beer and wine shop.
07-23-2010 17:01:37 | More by WVbeergeek
4.7/5 rDev +19.9%
A - Never saw such a murky IPA before, there is a lot of yeast in my glass and I didn't shook it up. The fluid looks orange brown and there is no visible carbonation. The orange/yellow head is massive and steady. All of a sudden the head collapses into a fluffy, creamy layer. The lacing is nice however. The yeast blizzard is slowing down and coming to a rest on the bottom of my Struise glass.
S - Mango ,grass and pineapple some sweetness and old oranges.
T - WOW, a superb sipper, my beer is still cold but all ready the taste is all there. I had this on my shelf for a while (approximately half a year), but this is still a good beer. I don't really know it the aging made it better. I had this beer fresh before and I threw it down the sink, but back than my palate wasn't developed enough. - Mango, grass, candy sugar, oranges, pineapple.
M - A medium carbonation and surprisingly enough the bitterness stops rather quickly after being swallowed. The body is creamy and slightly sticky. No real signs of alcohol, only a slight warming effect after swallowing.
O - I like this imperial Belgian IPA and I will surely have it again. I am very glad more and more brewers on the European main land are having a try to brew this beer style.
02-13-2012 15:52:38 | More by Mar02x
4.66/5 rDev +18.9%
bomber into St. Bernardus Tulip
A - couldy tan body, not transparent. little head, small tight lacing
S - Malt, bread, malt, belgian hops, malt, funk. banana, clove, coriander, honey, caramel
T - fantastic Belgian triple. Very well balanced, sweet, malty, earthy. Think "Poperings Hommel" with sweetness. definietly a slow sweet sipper. hops are not as forward as the name "Triple IPA" would lead you to believe.
M - Full, round, sweet, sticky. almost resinous.
O - Even though this is an IPA, would be inclined to even cellar this for a while. Great beer.
07-15-2013 20:17:32 | More by jroberts8811
4.58/5 rDev +16.8%
Received a really nice presentation at work the other day on this beer and few others...very impressed. Had to buy a bottle afterwards....
A: I can definitely see why the call this "magma," it has a really nice bright fire-orange color, with a creamy white head. This beer almost "glows" when you pour it into a nice tulip shaped glass.
S: The hops really start the show. The aromas of blood orange and tangerine, laced with brown sugar or caramel really round out the nose. No alcohol burn is present, just a huge amount of sweet, fleshy, citrus.
T&M: Orange blossoms, and hardcore citrus flavor dominate the initial taste. However there is a honeyed - floral taste on the mid-palate, and raw cane sugar rounds out the finish. Very well balanced, good fruit, good spice, and excellent mouthfeel.
I sincerely love this beer. Probably one of the best that I have tasted from Belgium. It isn't overly complex, just a simple, straight-forward beer. You really get the glamorous citrus fruits without the bitter hop burn from a lot of Belgian IPAs...but I think the major aspect of the flavor profile that distinguishes this beer from others is the well-integrated malt. The brown sugar notes just really make the beer what it is. I'll definitely spend $20 on a four pack in the future.
02-25-2011 23:47:14 | More by IceTrey9785
Troubadour Magma from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.