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Troubadour Magma - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 25
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: richmof on 05-11-2010

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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

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pour is orange with a creamy foam on top. Some sediment is apparent. Decent lacing in the glass.

S - Scents of berries and fruit are there. Also a hoppy aroma. Certianly a bit different for a belgian style IPA.

T - Strong candied fruit flavor that also has a hoppy bitterness on the back end. One of the more americanized versions of a belgian IPA I recall. I'm kind of digging it.

M - Smooth and for a rich beer this is highly drinkable. Subtle carbonation, but more noticeable is the hop sting at the end. This hits many parts of the tongue.

O - The folks that tried this with me were put off that it tasted like many domestic IPA's. I felt differently. This is a bit of a fusion of styles and I found it to be one of the more noteworthy of the belgians out there. Worth trying; I know I will.

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3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage

A-Poured a thick,turbid,peachish-orange body with yeast particles suspended throughout.A 2 1/2 inch tall,firm and resilient,bone white crown sat atop it and left thick rings of lacing on the glass.

S-Big,overripe citrus and stonefruit smells dominate with some scents of clove,bubblegum and bready yeasts as well.Candy sugar and a floral hop quality are also present.

T-More citrus and spice initially.Navel orange,clove,sourdough,peach Jolly rancher and baked sugar finish.

M-Medium bodied with a flavor profile that reminds me of a dry-hopped Witbier.Unique and relatively well-hidden ABV.

O-A more hopforward Belgian IPA than I've experienced before.Good but not great.

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3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours an deep orange color with a big white head. I noticed ther is some grayish matter floating in the beer. Not sure what it is (yeast maybe?). Don't know what to make of this.

S-A real spicy, bready smell with various citrus fruits as well. Mild hop smell.

T-Very malty, hoppy. Mild citrus taste. Not too bad.

M-Real thick and chewy. Not overally drinkable.

O-Overall this beer is just OK. Don't know if I'd ever get it again, but glad I gave it a try.

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

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with a billowing white head.

S: Aromas of citrusy hops, caramel, cream, and candy sugar fill the nose. Unlike some Belgian IPAs, the hops are much more prominent, indicating a beer clearly attuned to American tastes.

T: Opens tart and hoppy with notes of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin orange. Notes of caramel, cream, candy sugar, and bready malt soon join the hop flavors, but never overpower them. The finish is long, hoppy, and intense with notes of citrus, caramel, and pine washed in fiery alcohol.

M: Medium-to-full bodied and resinous, though it is not quite as sticky as some examples of this style. Carbonation is noticeable and fairly active.

O: This is one of the better Belgian IPAs on the market, and is also arguably the one most attuned to American tastes. If you like hops, then you'll probably like this beer.

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4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The fruit directly invades the nostrils and the flavors are offered between pomegranate, peach and apricot strong. Alcohol finely mellitus is also present but to be omnipotent, far from it.

In the mouth, hops pierces the palace in the style of IPA or Belgian ale hop. That is to say, staying close enough to the style tripel with the presence of sugar candy (and alcohol) and a sweet fruity and round.

The finish offers a mix of sweet and fruity flavors and dryness of the hops. And if it does not really feeling fresh, her marriage to the fruity beer is extremely successful.

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3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a one and a half finger fluffy white head. The head does not leave much in the way of lacing though. The aroma is of tropical fruits up front along with some sweetness, and a hop bitterness at the end of the nose. The taste follows suit. The beginning of the flavor is of citrus and tropical fruits, sweet not bitter fruits. There is a hint of belgian yeast and spiciness in the middle before a decent bitter hop bite at the end. The flavor is balanced but not as good as some in this class. The mouthfeel is a little thick and sticky with moderate carbonation. Overall the beer was solid, it wasn't best in class for this style but a solid decent beer.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on October 15, 2011. The pour is medium amber to orange with a significant fluffy head topping it off with lots of little chunks of sediment floating around. The head lingers forever. On the nose there is a this kind of butterscotch sweetness, malts, some fruit, and bitter hops. The body is in the medium range, which seems just about right but not extraordinary. The bittering hops jump out immediately in the taste with a more muted malty character than in the aroma. But overall well balanced. I found it to be an enjoyable brew that doesn't quite mask the alcohol in the taste but allows me to savor it without feeling overwhelmed by it.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours foamy golden appearance. Hop aromas. Big and delicious hops followed by big malt. An evening beer, a good one. Yeasty.Above average mouthfeel. Quebec private order. Like a double Belgian DIPA. Good drinkability.Worth seeking out.Thanks Fred.A little alcohol.

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Troubadour Magma from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.