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Troubadour Blond Ale - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
89
very good

218 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 27
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-25-2001)
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silenius

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my standby favorite at the Hopleaf. When I can't decide what to have next, I always go back to this one.

The menu says "Launched by 4 Ghent brewing engineering students in June 2000, Brouwerij de Musketiers brews this deep golden, fruity, spicy, and densely malty ale. Fewer than 2000 cases brewed per year. Has become a connosieur's choice in Belgium."

I paid $6 at the bar.

On the label is a drawing of a man's head opening his mouth sticking out his tongue to apparently catch a drop of beer. Behind the man are the Dutch lyrics to what is either a song or poem that roughly translates into something about dying in/for beer and angels weeping and God taking mercy on the man for his behavior. I don't speak Dutch and the on-line translation was iffy.

The beer starts with a huge head in the Troubadour branded tulip glass. There was substantial lacing as well. The smell is light and herbally pleasant.

This is a nicely balanced beer. Not an in-your-face monster. A long pleasant finish makes this my #1 session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2004 18:47:32 | More by silenius
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750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 2/7/2016. Pours lightly cloudy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, wheat, light honey, light bread, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, wheat, bread, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, clove, pepper, wheat, light honey, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Excellent balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian blonde ale. All around great balance and complexity of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

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Troubadour Blond Ale from Brouwerij De Musketiers
89 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.