Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2012 - Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij De Musketiers
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3.94/5 rDev +1%
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.
04-05-2014 13:40:53 | More by Tone
4.2/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
02-04-2014 17:42:27 | More by beerdrifter
3.79/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
08-16-2013 17:57:46 | More by Phyl21ca
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
08-11-2013 22:16:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.76/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
07-13-2013 16:28:02 | More by OWSLEY069
3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
John's bottle. A cute Belgian beer with lots of sweet and citrus finish. More Simcoe than Sorachi observed, so orange but also tangerine flavour. Good drinkability. Cloudy orange body with big bubbly head. Sweetish more than hoppy bitter. Medium bodied and smooth.
05-06-2013 00:27:33 | More by Sammy
4.11/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured from the bottle.
The beer poured a nice, cloudy-amber colour. The nose is malty, sweet, yeasty, and slightly hoppy. The taste is pretty intense. It is initially malty and sweet, which moves into a strong hop taste, and finishes with a bit of bitterness. The flavours mesh nicely, but it is definitely an intense combination of flavours. It is slightly reminiscent of Oktoberfest-style beers.
Would I buy it again? Yes.
04-14-2013 01:56:56 | More by NilocRellim
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
Nice looking capped and foiled 750ml. Pours out a bright, hazy orange with a bountiful off white head. Nice webbed lacing follows the beer down.
Very interesting smell, though it is a little light. White bread and honey mix with lemon and grass up front. Some caramel and Belgian yeast make up the background.
Bitter grass and bread start off the taste. Lemon and slight pine resin follow. Caramel and yeast are also apparent. Some honey and booze are hinted at near the end. Lighter bodied than I expected, decent carbonation.
I really liked the Belgian Simcoe/Soriachi Ace combo. Very hop forward and impressive.
04-11-2013 22:56:31 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 8/1/2015. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head; fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, pepper, herbal, floral earthiness, and yeast spiciness; some light estery alcohol as it warms. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes. Taste of lemon, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, pine, floral, grass, honey, bread, pepper, herbal, floral earthiness, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, pine, floral, grass, honey, bread, pepper, clove, floral, earthiness, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop and yeast esters; with a good balance of malt and spiciness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice single hopped Belgian DIPA. Very nice balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast esters; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
04-03-2013 04:04:10 | More by superspak
Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2012 - Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij De Musketiers
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