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Troubadour Westkust - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

88 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 07-27-2012)
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Photo of Sinfull
4/5  rDev -2%

Dark brown color , good off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hoppy citrus notes and coffee. Taste is very hoppy with notes of tropic fruits and roasted malt. Full body , moderate carbonation . Long bitterness in aftertaste. Great!

Sinfull, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Buknasty
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Buknasty, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of EmperorBevis
4/5  rDev -2%

booze & charcoal
hops slip through now & then
changes with each mouthful
I really like it

EmperorBevis, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Sound_Explorer, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of lgmol
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

leitmotif, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Ciocanelu, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of connor4835
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

connor4835, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Brabander, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of MikeDAdams
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

MikeDAdams, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ScurvyDogs, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown, almost completely black, one finger head that recedes just a bit and lasts a very long time.
Smells incredible. Caramel and roasted malts, sweet citrus (like over-ripe oranges), chocolate, marzipan, faint coffee, toffee, raisin, plums, faint spruce, leafy hops, vanilla, and i think i could go on for quite a while.
First thing i find out tasting it is that it's incredibly smooth. As for the taste itself: nice mix of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of coffee in the start, burnt sugar, faint dark bread crust. Some fruitiness underneath, nice figs, raisin, some dried (bit smoked) plums, touch of sour cherries. Not so spicy, just some woody dark spices, like cinnamon, faint vanilla, dried orange peel and a bit of nutmeg. Some nice clean herbal notes in the finish, nice hops, like black and strong green tea combined, giving off a nice bitterness along with the roast.
As i said, really smooth, medium body and fizz, feels.. fluffy. The big abv is hidden nicely and reminds of coffee liquor.
These guys know how to brew beer. Sure, the Belgian twist overpowers the hops, but you get a big tasty ration of both.

dcmchew, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of G-Hawk
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

G-Hawk, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

heygeebee, May 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

SavvyStudent, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

oriolesfan4, May 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

MaddDogg84, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

SimonTja, Mar 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Dduquette, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

tommy5, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

cambabeer, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Mendicant, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

33cl Bottle: BBD 25th Apr 2016. Drank on 30th Jan 2014 in 't Brugs Beertje.

Pours almost a true black, but it's really dark, dark brown with a deep red hue: lightly tanned head.

Burnt malts rule the nose, they also take over the taste but not as much as in the aroma.

In the mouth dark fruit flavours within a chocolate bar and a bittering hop undertone stop the beer becoming one dimensional and help to hide the 9.2% ABV which is always hanging around in the background.

Different and most enjoyable.

BlackHaddock, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

digita7693, Feb 12, 2014
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Troubadour Westkust from Brouwerij De Musketiers
90 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.