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Troubadour Blond Ale - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
89
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 29
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of producerchris82
4/5  rDev +0.3%

producerchris82, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

dwagner003, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of IDontBelieveYou
3.75/5  rDev -6%

IDontBelieveYou, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a wine glass. Purchased from Brix Bottleshop in Kalispell, Mont. Drank in Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger white head with large bubbles and a moderate retention. Spots of lacing. A honeyed-golden color with high clarity and nice carbonation.

S- Some warm malty character, sweet and spicy.

T- Slightly bitter in the finish, with a sweet beginning. Complex beer, spiced with subtle hops, delicious malts and powerful yeasts. Tasty brew.

M- Slightly syrupy with heavy carbonation.

O- Well above average beer. Maybe one of my favorites in the style I've had.

Murrhey, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Patrickpress
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Patrickpress, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of HeadyMusicalTopper
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

HeadyMusicalTopper, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Proclarush, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of oso
3.75/5  rDev -6%

oso, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of JMad
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a light golden murky color with a huge foamy white head that stayed consistent. The aroma has lots of banana and a slightly tangy grass taste along with some wheat and clove. It tastes balanced with a bit of grassy hops, clove, and more banana. It's not light or heavy, kind of in the middle with lots of carbonation and a slightly dry finish. This is a very nice beer, one of the better blonds I've tried.

JMad, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Stoutsman
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Stoutsman, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy golden amber. A gentle pours produces a massive white head with good persistence and tons of lacing. Great aroma of caramel malt, light cider fruit with a mild sour element. Flavor dominated by sweet caramel malt and Belgian yeast. Light fruit juice and Belgian spices with a somewhat pleasant dry finish. Light to medium bodied but active carbonation gives a pleasant mouth feel. A very nicely made Belgian pale ale.

LiquidAmber, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of henryhampton
4/5  rDev +0.3%

henryhampton, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Dyerseve
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Dyerseve, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -6%

samEBC, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap

Pours an orange amber color, hazy, with a sudsy white head that retains as a lacing.

Smells of honey, coriander and bretty yeast and bananas.

Tastes of honey, corander, bananas, medium sweet malt, and mildly dry bitter hops.

Medium to full body with a soft carbonation.

Pretty tasty ale, good flavors and decent body, although not as good as some of the other Belgian ales I like. The hoppiness is an uncharacteristic but welcome addition. Overall, there are better offerings out there, but this one is still worth a try.

Cylinsier, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of MaximalC
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours translucent amber in color with a minimal white head that sits in clumps across the surface after receding. Visible yeast sediment is also present. Aroma is generally mild and smells of apple, pear, some caramel, and a trace of alcohol. Caramel sweetness is far more present in the palate than in the nose, bordering on Viennese lager in terms of the malt presence. This sweetness lingers in the back of the mouth after the finish, affording it an almost dessert-like essence that works surprisingly well. Hops are used very modestly--just enough to lend some balance without being obtrusive. The carbonation is spot-on, yielding a nice crispness. Some warming spices emerge as the beer warms, perhaps nutmeg or clove, with a dusting of coriander. Others have astutely noted a vanilla presence that seems obvious in retrospect.

I've had a number of Belgian blondes/pales, and this one certainly stands out as something different from the rest. It's not necessarily my favorite beer in this style, but the characterful sweetness and complex flavor profile make it unique and memorable.

MaximalC, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Durge
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to snag a growler of this imported brew at DeCicco's in Brewster, NY, this one is a clear bright golden color with a slight haze, a decent white cloud on top with stubborn lacing in retreat. Looks good. The aroma brings light banana clove over crisp wheat and a pleasant herbal/floral overtone. Neat. The taste includes big sweet wheat grain and vegetable clove with its expected banana element. This also has a little hop bite, along the lines of a citrus swamp flavor. The body is medium-plus with modest carbonation and a politely syrupy feel. Very solid Belgian styled brew and recommended for sure.

Durge, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

JasErwin, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy gold with a big rocky dense off-white head. I poured the remainder in the glass, and watched the head grow again. Lace clings to the glass as the head collapses a bit.

I want more nose, and maybe it is a result of the dense head. I get grain, alcohol, some fruit, wood, and a little vanilla.

Yum. That pretty much says it all. Nice complexity. Bitter alcohol up front, with the bitterness just allowing a hint of tropical fruit to shine thru before shoving it aside. You get some yeast, some woody vanilla, a tiny spicy bite as well. Finishes dry and moderately bitter. This brew has a dried out element that is needed. Funny that it is only 6.5%, although it seems boozier than it is.

Medium body, just right carbonation.

Overall, the more you sip this, the more you enjoy, and the more the beer evolves. Very very enjoyable.

OtherShoe2, Jul 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

admonster00, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

mcss, Jun 17, 2012
Troubadour Blond Ale from Brouwerij De Musketiers
89 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.