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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Lebby, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Ted, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Twifiter, Oct 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Stoutsman, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of KKB
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Looks like a dark champagne, some combination of yellow brown, and orange. The head rises significantly before and has nice retention before receding down to a slight residual head.

S - Almost nothing honestly. Very very mild, maybe a little bit of caramel/grapefruit? Can barely even smell the hops.

T - Really it's not bad. It starts off having a belgian yeast taste to it, then a bit of caramel hoppiness, then a peppery dry finish. I don't know, it's light but it almost has a bit of a stale taste to it. It tastes kind of nice, but really not great, kind of regret buying it.

M - Light to medium body, slight carbonation, but somewhat flat overall. You can definitely get the alcoholic warmth as it goes down though, which is nice.

O - This isn't a great beer really, it's a belgian triple India Pale Ale and god knows what that even means. It's not awful really, it's just kind of flat and bland. It's has "special edition 2011 Cascade Hop" written on it and it is an IPA and I'm wondering if this has been aged for a year? If so why? Ya gotta drink those IPAs fast ya know? Well, if someone set this in front of me I wouldn't say no, but I would not buy this beer again unless under duress.

KKB, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

cwd, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of superspak
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.

superspak, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish orange with a yeasty complexion. Poured into a snifter with little foam, yet the carbonation was strong when drinking. Smelled a bit sweet and slightly boozy. I picked up on peach jam notes.

It had a nice warm malty aftertaste. Slight hop bitterness. Hops were not as strong for what I would expect; however, this bottle was from 2011. Faint butterscotch flavor.

Overall, this was a good beer, but not outstanding. I think it may have been better fresher.

I’ll have another because I have another bottle in the reserves.

XicanoBeerRun, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

theleechster, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

sammo, Jul 07, 2012
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

admonster00, Jun 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Havion383, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BruceBruce, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

macrosmatic, Apr 30, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An IPA from a Belgian brewery… does this make it a Belgo-PA? Or a IPAlgo? Hm.

This poured with a golden-hued yellow-orange color. Not much aroma, deceptively so as there was such a fantastic taste! Nice hop bite with a great flash of Cascade flavor. I enjoyed this one. A welcomed treat.

elNopalero, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Tyrawlings, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Texasfan549, Feb 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a tulip.

Pours a very, very hazy peach color with a two-finger white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. Fairly ugly. The nose has some slight Cascade hops and a bit of Belgian yeast, though there's something off. Here, it smells and subsequently tastes fairly hoppy, but more in the way of something that's been overly dry-hopped, or some sludge that still has hop-pellet remnants in it.

Nothing too impressive. Medium body with moderate bitterness. I couldn't get into this one.

Thorpe429, Feb 03, 2012
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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.

allengarvin, Jan 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

zonker17, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

csiewert, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

berley31, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Joshgonzales79, Jan 04, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very murky peach body with loads of sticky ropey white foam that coats the glass.

Smell: Fruity esters, heady and alcoholic, overripe peach, sugary bubblegum hints in malt.

Taste: Light and fruity, tropical fruits, pineapple, white wine, white grape skin. Alcohol is there and a little hot, but helps thin things out.

Mouthfeel: Odd chewy but light body, very smooth with tiny bubble carbonation gives a light impression while a oily coat takes a few extra swallows and chews.

Overall: A well done Belgian IPA, the fruity esters seem Belgian yeast, the hops are more west coast US, the package doesn't clash, but it's an odd marriage this style.

HardTarget, Jan 02, 2012
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Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2011 - Cascade Hop from Brouwerij De Musketiers
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.