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Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2011 - Cascade Hop - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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86
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011)
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kazarian

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-11-2011 05:00:33 | More by kazarian
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ReyG006

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Large frothy head pours very hazy.

S: Bitter Cascade hops!

T: Piney throughout but it never becomes harsh at all, just a smooth consistent bitterness that lingers for a long time. It begs to you take another sip. A bit of grapefruit is prevalent throughout. Be careful, at 9% this one is dangerously smooth and sessionable!

M: Not too much carbonation, slight creamy feel.

O: An outstanding Belgian ipa with an american twist. If you can get a bottle of this I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 04:55:53 | More by ReyG006
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bomber in a tulip glass.

First, pour this one slowly. My first pour was about 2/3 head, which was rich, creamy and composed of both large and small bubbles. The head dissipates to a thin, partial layer with nice lacing.

Color is dark orange and cloudy, reminiscent of an unfiltered wheat.

Aroma a strong. Lots of citrus hops with a background of honey.

Flavor is a complex mixture of hops, citrus, spices and honey. Very well done. The 9% ABV is there, but not overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is tangy, somewhat bitter. I would call it a blend of a smooth Belgian and an imperial IPA.

An extremely well-done ale. I need to buy two more. One to share and one for myself.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 01:21:21 | More by KansasBeerLover
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-04-2012 02:08:55 | More by Joshgonzales79
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, pine like hops and ripe peaches. In the taste, dry pine like hops, a small fruitiness, and a note of alcohol. A small hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine and fruit aftertaste. Big pine hops and balanced with some ripe fruit, I can dig it!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 21:08:23 | More by OWSLEY069
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #1200!

750ml orange-foiled bottle into a Brooklyn tulip.

Troubadour's Magma 2011 Cascade pours with a hazy, tangerine-tea hue. A bit dingy in color, with a hint of carbonation fueling a well-retained tuft of eggshell-khaki head. Superb lacing, with sticky webs coating the inside of the glass. Juicy, insanely tropical fruity aroma dripping with notes of sugared orange slices, mango, pineapple juice, and pear. The belgian yeast is subtle in its spiciness, which I appreciate. Malts are mild, with some bread and cereal notes.

The spice is amplified in the flavor, and so are the hops. Gone is the juicy sweet fruitiness, and instead the Cascade hops hit with bitter, floral resins and woody pine. A bit soapy, but it's forgivable, especially since the hop flavors are still big enough to linger long after each sip. Malts provide a delectable balance--grainy and slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is crisp and well-carbonated with tight, tiny bubbles coursing throughout the sticky, medium body. All in all, a delicious beer and one of the better examples of the style...West Coast meets Belgian IPA. More, please.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 04:22:32 | More by wagenvolks
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allengarvin

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked this up for New Year's eve, but we never got to it at the party. Trying it now in a Val Dieu wide-mouthed chalice. The color is orange, rather hazy, with a very frothy large head. The nose is appropriately hoppy, citrus-tinged, with a ripe fruity underlay. The initial taste is very hoppy and very highly bitter--more bittering hops than many American brewers would use, in fact. The citrus hop flavor gives way after a moment to a delicious banana fruitiness, with a light dusting of medicinal phenols. The alcohol is well-hidden, and the body delightfully light and effervescent.

This is not a real complex beer, but it's well-crafted and quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 03:43:04 | More by allengarvin
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-12-2012 22:01:20 | More by zonker17
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Stoutsman

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-15-2012 17:34:46 | More by Stoutsman
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled 8/4/2011. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of huge grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, herbal, pine, mango, peach, pepper, pear, earth, honey, yeast spiciness, and a touch of alcohol. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity; intense and a bit resinous feeling. Taste of big grapefruit, orange, lemon zest, mango, pineapple, pine, pear, herbal, floral, pepper, honey, bread, earth, and yeast spices. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, tropical fruit, pepper, pear, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance and complexity; with a nice malt/hop flavor to peppery bitterness balance with no cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. Very big Cascade hop presence; with a good balance of Belgian complexity and fruitiness in the background. Very smooth to sip on for 9% as well. Highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 04:26:40 | More by superspak
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle purchased in Akron for $13.99. A triple IPA I think, although the way the label is worded this looks like a tripel/IPA... It advertises lots of American hops, led of course by Cascade.

It pours with a huge head, 5-7 fingers of foam which sits and lasts. A deep copper color with lots of haze but no floaties or anything like that. The aroma has citrusy hops but less than you'd expect, more of a spicy sweetness than anything pungent and fresh. Sort of a honey character in the nose too, and a strong undercurrent of alcohol.

It tastes delicous, this beer has a lot going on. The hops are diminished (maybe a little old), good Belgian character from the yeast and muted hops. Noticeable burn in the aftertaste so the alcohol is definitely there. Very sweet throughout, and again I swear there's honey in there too.

I've only seen this beer at one location so far, maybe it'll become more widely distributed but who knows. If you see it I recommend it, a very nice late night beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 22:56:06 | More by TurdFurgison
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cwd

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-28-2012 19:31:29 | More by cwd
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BruceBruce

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-22-2012 23:56:45 | More by BruceBruce
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2012 02:27:51 | More by sammo
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-12-2012 14:40:32 | More by Tyrawlings
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-05-2013 15:22:14 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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csiewert

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-11-2012 18:51:27 | More by csiewert
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-04-2012 22:08:29 | More by berley31
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-30-2012 18:55:46 | More by macrosmatic
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theleechster

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2012 15:33:44 | More by theleechster
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2013 20:12:48 | More by djre4orm
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2013 00:51:56 | More by oriolesfan4
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2013 23:26:47 | More by randylangford
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-16-2011 01:51:43 | More by ortie
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre, CA.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and some citrus zest hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium level of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 19:42:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2011 - Cascade Hop from Brouwerij De Musketiers
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