Troubadour Obscura | Brouwerij De Musketiers

BA SCORE
87
very good
420 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers
Belgium
troubadourbieren.be

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TastyTaste on 09-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
420
Reviews:
231
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 420 |  Reviews: 231
Photo of RickS95
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's the lightest stout I've seen. Nowhere near black and not all that dark. Kind of a ruddy, murky brown. It looks very rich and full of flavor. The head is very talk, but thinly packed. Has great legs and leaves a crazy lace.

Scents of malted barley and bettering hops, kind of earthy. A little caramel evolves slowly and while the ABV is modest 8.2%, some boozy notes come wafting up.

Oh, but the taste...stellar. The caramel mixes nicely with the rest of the grain bill. A bit of oak and vanilla emerge as the beer warms. And just when you think you've seen it all, a little chocolate says hello

Slightly complex feel as it crosses from smooth to grainy, earthy to sweet, medium bodied to light bodied. The carbonated finish brings everything together.

Much better than the sum of its parts. Amazing taste and complex feel. So glad I tried this.

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kerrie
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arthuros
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Very good dark Belgian ale, with caramel flavours and a reddish colors. Very sweet in mouth, the bitterness kicks in to subside after a few minutes. Delicious beer which I'd wholeheartedly recommend

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Photo of dgilks
3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A little toasty but very, very sweet. Caramel and toffee but it isn't in balance.

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Photo of Domvan
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bushbeer75
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1pt. 9.4oz.brown bottle

Troubadour Obscura (mild Stout) poured a very dark brown with a slight red cast especially at the edges. A 1 1/2-finger tan bubbly/foamy and creamy head was formed. The aroma is of roasted malt, caramel and hops in the background. The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, chocolate, and coffee followed by a mild hop presence to add a little balance. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy on the palate.

Obscura is a tasty easy drinking stout.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jesticals
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl
A: Opaque chestnut with ½” light tan head that produces thin sheets of lace.
S: Grain and fruit aromas, mainly large pitted with some hints of tropical. Some toast to roast.
T: Starts full, fruity and sweet then dark malts kick in carrying the beer from the middle through the finish. Roasted unmalted barley flavors mingle with caramel and dark sugars. In the finish roast suggesting coffee mingles with hop bitterness.
M: Above average carbonation but creamy and soft - not harsh. Medium full body.
O: Belgian body and texture and yeast driven character marries the dry stout grain bill.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of svanet01
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Swooy
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of piccnd3
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bjd88
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tally
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Something between foreign stout and dubbel. Smell of dark fruit, bitter aftertaste. Unique. Very recommendable. I liked it better than Magma and Westkust from the same brewery.

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Photo of LeahM
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Young_John
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%

Troubadour Obscura from Brouwerij De Musketiers
3.9 out of 5 based on 420 ratings.
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