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Troubadour Westkust - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2013 15:56:58 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-24-2013 22:49:25 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is awesomely captivating as you pour it out, dark fruits, some spices and mild roasted malts mixed in with some light coffee smells all collaborate together to work up your appetite for this ale. It looks like a great ale, thick fluffy head filled to the max with billowy bubbles, very creamy and all rounded together by a thick wall of lacing. Did I mention it’s a tan color! The body of the beer is very dark; I can’t even get any other hues when held up to the sunlight, its simply dark brown mixed in with some reds creating an almost black body. Crisp and sharp at first, it reminds me more of a stout at this point. It’s slightly creamy and the mouth feel is medium to thin, leaning on the thin side. Its mildly tart overall and the dark fruits and spices come out as it hits the center of your tongue, the roasted malts and coffee flavors come out right before the aftertaste kicks in. As it warms up, the mouth feel become a little thicker and is definitely a medium bodied beer, the aftertaste remains the same, slightly bitter with dark chocolate and tart berries.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 18:21:04 | More by vickersspitfire
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%

03-08-2013 15:54:12 | More by tfsimpkins
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-05-2013 22:46:12 | More by dmorgan310
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-18-2013 19:16:14 | More by TheConnMan
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farrago

New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An average pour easily fills half the glass with tan foam, mostly smaller bubbles but not a dense microfoam, excellent retention and as it slowly dissolves starts to dimple and take on a more delicate wispiness, once it leaves enough room to assess things, thin but ultra-sticky lacing is revealed, random broad blotches across the insides of the glass. Extremely murky brown liquid with a yellow tinged glow to it, too opaque to see if there’s any bubbles around. The nose has an explosive quality to it, a hand grenade of cocoa, coffee, rye bread, burnt caramel, dried cherries and raisins, pine needles and charcoal, softens some into oats and other cereal grains, what’s interesting is how it lacks ostentation and no one element shouts above the others, hard to achieve this kind of integration at its size and volume. It’s medium-bodied and has an overall dryness which lessens its weight, much more roast here and crisp snap. Bitter dark chocolate, coffee bean, leafy herbaceousness and cracked pepper, only after some time will it let out the sweeter caramel to butterscotch notes. Some cherry and dark berry but the fruit is light and close to zero citrus presence. The carbonation has some gears in reserve and keeps it kicking forward. At the end you get a good dose of black licorice and sour breadiness. Both texturally as it vibrates and in terms of flavor intensity, long finish. Intelligently impressive.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 04:26:01 | More by farrago
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-16-2013 03:38:36 | More by mendvicdog
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours brown with a lasting head.
Nose shows complex roasted malt with chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee and oatmeal notes along with very soft spicy and resinous hops. Lovely.
The complex roasted malt follows as a flavour with more coffee. Some booze follows, lending a coffee liqueur character. Not all that much hops but there's some definite resinous and piny notes. Well-balanced bitterness in the finish.
Nice soft carbonation, but it could be upped a little.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 11:05:18 | More by CrazyDavros
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

02-11-2013 02:50:57 | More by Dwtucker90
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-03-2013 19:54:34 | More by samEBC
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into Troubadour tulip. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a three finger light tan head that subsided to one finger very slowly . Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, earth, dark chocolate, earth hop, and subtle spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, earth, earth hop, and subtle spice. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The roastiness you would expect from the style was definitely there. The dark chocolate aspect going on was a nice addition to the other aspects going on in this one. For te style this one definitely stands out from some of the other examples with a really good balance. Glad I got the chance to try this one and suggest you do the same.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 00:44:30 | More by thagr81us
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22.2%

02-02-2013 20:00:50 | More by georgiaboy8686
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-25-2013 02:23:07 | More by WesM63
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Chrily

Norway

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-14-2013 12:18:46 | More by Chrily
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TastingRoomCharNtony


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-13-2013 19:54:17 | More by TastingRoomCharNtony
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-12-2012 17:47:31 | More by jheezee
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-11-2012 16:51:54 | More by SlickestWilly
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2012 01:47:26 | More by Hopmodium
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John_M

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's yesterday. First time I've ever seen this beer.

The beer pours a very dark brown amber color with very good head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. The nose is complex and terrific in this beer, as i pick up caramel, chocolate, smoke, light dry citrus and a hint of burnt toast. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the dry citrus and burnt toast flavor balancing the moderate sweet choclate, brown sugar and caramel beautifully. The beer dries out fairly well on the long finish, and mouthfeel is fairly full otherwise. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and so drinkabiltiy is pretty good.

Another excellent beer from these guys. I'm beginning to think they can't miss.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 15:36:54 | More by John_M
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pixieskid

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

10-24-2012 17:51:15 | More by pixieskid
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-20-2012 19:10:12 | More by Texasfan549
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Stoutsman

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-15-2012 17:35:03 | More by Stoutsman
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-13-2012 21:38:30 | More by kjkinsey
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-06-2012 17:10:53 | More by ThirdEyePA
Troubadour Westkust from Brouwerij De Musketiers
91 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.