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Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2012 - Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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87
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ONUMello on 12-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 14
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Never resting on their laurels, the Muskateers brewers engage the spicy, herbal, winey and juniper-like character found in the 'Sorachi Ace' hops to sculpt a strong beer that's restrained in robust character but is complex and drinkable. Well done brewers. Well done!

Its dark honey austere simply exudes a richer taste, but its billowing pillow of froth suggest something of more light fare. Once the nose hovers, fruity sweetness captivate the senses with candied apple, plum, berry and grape. But with that first sip, its candied effect hits home! Honey and cooked sugars lay on the tongue with a sultry and surly intrigue.

Flavors seem to duel out on the middle of the palate, seemingly sweet with steely caramel and hard candy in one sip, and then toasty and nutty the next. Once the vinous and hoppy notions latch on, the beer eventually achieves balance; taking on herbal tea, peppercorn, juniper and tart white grape. Its ester and phenol balance finishes the taste with white pepper and orange peel.

Though medium-full through the bulk of the session, the beer's fortified alcohol warmth adds spice to the soul and adds a much needed spice to the beer's overall balance. Aftertaste of fruit and vinous spice are long, warm and sweet.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, orange/copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hint of hop, hint of spice, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Belgian IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight alcohol, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, hint of wheat, and slight spice. Overall, slightly muted body, but great aroma and blend.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Gorgeous copper-amber pour with a huge three finger fluffy white head with great retention and crazy lacing. One of the prettiest beers I've seen. The nose is well balanced with hints of sweet caramel malt and bread, along with a good amount of piney, citrus hops. The taste follows suit with hints of brown bread, caramel, white pepper, pine, grass, brown sugar, lemon, and tangerine. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, subtly creamy, with an oily finish. The 9% ABV is non-existent! Overall, this was a really pleasant surprise. Especially since I probably kept it in my cellar a bit too long. Definitely makes me want to check out the 2013 Galaxy version.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a bright cloudy orangey/amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet Belgian style malt with some floral and fruity hops notes. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt notes with some fruity and floral hoppy notes with light peppery yeasty finish. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Closer to a strong Belgian ale then an IIPA but very much enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus zest, and herbal aromas. Taste is much the same with lemon and spice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice Sorachi Ace hop presence in the aroma and flavor.

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a mellow nose of hops. In the taste, a fresh pine hop burn all the way through. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Nice fresh hops, but quite mellow in nose and taste.

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Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2012 - Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij De Musketiers
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