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Troubadour Magma - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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88
very good

419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 23
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: richmof on 05-11-2010

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Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark apricot with half inch cream colored head that dissipates into a thick layer of foam on the surface.

Caramel malt, herbal tea, pine, fresh cut grass, and alcohol comprise the aroma. Orange and grapefruit are subtle in the background. A nuttiness from the specialty malts becomes evident.

Flavor is much more toasted malt than expected. Caramel and burnt sugar make up the backbone, with grapefruit and pine contributing later, and a fairly bitter earthiness at the finish. Belgian yeast nuances become more noticeable as it warms.

Body is moderate to heavy, with medium to low carbonation. There's a slight alcohol warmth and a bit of astringency that detract a little from the experience.

Overall, a very interesting brew. I guess I expected something more along the lines of houblon. Much more bitter finish and less belgian yeast character, from what I recall. Wish the belgian yeast was more prominent and that the hops were a bit more complex...not mostly bitter.

Photo of HopNelius
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a tulip glass.
Appearance-orange hue with a slight head. Not overly carbonated.
Smell-strong notes of citrus and yeast coming through, smells very nice.
Taste-Strong citrus notes coming through with a slight yeast note. Nice finish.
Mouthfell-pleasant, with a bitter citurs hop flavor that is lovely.
Overall-First time having this beer and I was quite impressed, I usually go for American IPA's but was at my local Belgium beer bar and thought I would give it a try, I was not disapointed. Nice hop flavor coming through, tasted somewhat like an americna Imperial IPA, which makes sense considering the IBU and ABV corresponds with a similar flavor profile.

Photo of samEBC
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of dpjosuns
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of ONUMello
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet
A: Muddy orange with a gorgeous one-finger head that lingers
S: Raw grains, citrus, toffee. A bit of what I would describe as a cheese aroma comes through as it warms up. Pleasant & complex.
T: Sweet, with yeast, bread, citrus juice, then a brief hop kick at the end. Interesting, but disjointed.
M: Thick & not super easy to drink.
O: Love the nose, not so much a fan of the rest of it. Interesting to try, but would not be a repeat purchase.

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Look – amber color, mostly clear, with about two and a half fingers’ worth of light-khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – light but very present smell of hops and crisp malts. Also, there seems to be a fruitier aspect underneath.

Taste – the malts and the hops do a pretty closely tied dance, but in the end the hops win out, but just ever so slightly. There’s a underlying muskiness that reveals itself in the middle of the tasting and then recedes.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced overall, from the looks of it, it appeared to be waterier than I would have thought, but upon tasting, it turned out to be well-balanced.

Overall – Although not terribly interesting to think about while tasting, it’s still a good-tasting brew.

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Sinewave
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of vande
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - sipped out of a wine glass :) Dirty amber/orange pour with tannish head that lasts for a bit, leaving a lasting lace behind

s - spices, dirty fruits, earthy, bready malts...

t - taste is milder than other belgians I've recently had, but still pleasent.. essentially following the path that the nose sets forth..

m - medium to heavier in body, reasonably drinkable..

o - a pretty good Belgian IPA...

Photo of MsRif
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a 10.5oz tulip for $8. Sampled 10/15/10.

A: Arrives with a finger plus of fluffy/creamy almost purely white head with great retention. The body is a murky honey-amber with transparency only when held to light. Lacing begins to coat the glass in sheets, becoming torn as the drinking continues. A collar and thin film persists.

S: There is a rustic hop quality to the nose, medium in intensity by American standards. General citrus up front, with light orange rind more specifically in the background. The yeast has an earthy doughy presence, which is relatively prominent. The malt bill produces aromas of caramel, straw and toffee. Slightly solventy.

T: The taste favors sweet caramel malt sweetness, backed by toffee, gently easing into orange hop flavor with warming alcohol not far behind. Bitterness is low.

M: Creamy and full with average or below levels of fine fizzy carbonation. Semi-sweet at first and dry on the finish.

D: [DRINKABILITY] Pretty average brew and not particularly exciting. I won't be ordering another.

Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of uziangis
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of EROCK75
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of gopens44
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice head on this one. Thick foamy head with just a little lacing. Fairly translucent orange brown with a little bit of sediment.

S -- Sweet caramel smell seems to cover all else

T - First swig was fantastically bitter upfront before giving way to the sweet slightly circus peanut taste. Alcohol presence making its way a little more as I drink it.

M -- Somewhere between medium and light bodied with decent carbonation and a ton of bitter aftertaste.

O -- Quite the tasty beer! It was not specifically what I expected, it was actually better

Photo of Barrchon
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of image969
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of spacemanvt
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Troubadour Magma from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.