Troubadour Magma
The Musketeers Brouwerijcafé

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Style:
Belgian IPA
Ranked #34
ABV:
9%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,160
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 11.65%
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
546
From:
The Musketeers Brouwerijcafé
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  28
Gots
  78
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews by output01x:
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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A moderate pour yields every bit of a 3-finger creamy off-white head which recedes after a few minutes to a clumpy coating atop a hazy dark honey-colored body. The foamy head leaves strong lacing on the glass.

Citrus hops aromas mingle nicely with orange and banana yeast notes. Although the nose is nice, it is not as strong as I would have liked.

Spicy, citrusy, and hoppy. The flavors are complex and bold. Orange peel, grapefruit, and a light alcohol warmth play nicely together before a grassy bitterness finishes each sip.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is slightly sticky but still refreshing. It glides over the tongue easily but leaves a good amount of residue for the bitterness to kick in.

The flavors are complex and interesting but not quite harmonious. The nose is unfortunately weaker than would be preferred.

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Photo of janubio
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber colour, two fingers head tha fades leaving a ring and a great lace. Smell is hoppy, coriander, notes of oranges, spicy, fruits. Almost full body, lively carbonation. Taste is like the smell: Coriander, oranges, spicy, resines. Very good.

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Photo of stevoj
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours normal muddy black, but with rather full, fluffy dark beige head. Roast grains and hops vie for the taste buds in a nicely blended beer. Bitter finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid B-IPA, but triple? Hmmm...maybe the abv, which is quite well hidden.

Hazy golden pour, some amber and light ruby. Two finger head, white and foamy. Nice lacing.

Some spice in the aroma. More of a candied malt and citrus zest hop essence. Some floral and green stems. A bit boozy

The bit of spice comes through at first in the flavor. Coriander and maybe some slight clove. Sweet malt, candied sugar. Some mint. Hops are there representing the citrus and green pine needles.

Nice bite to it, not the resinous I was expecting. Low abv and easy to drink. Not 'triple' hoppy, but solid

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Photo of BeerInspector
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hayesjw
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Stigs
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle at Publick House...served in a standard pint glass

A - poured with about a quarter inch of foamy white suds which fell to a thin film. spotty lacing down the glass. the beer is hazy, on the darker side of gold.

S - very grainy with a kick of wet grassy hops towards the second half. bits of pleasant spiciness kick in. cant decide between a tripel or belgian IPA.

T - spicy off the bat, noble hops join in adding to the earthy spice with a bittering grassy kick. joined near the end by some fruits, tropical pineapple and green apples with a yeasty finish.

M - liked it at first, then quickly became a bit distracting. very sharp carbonation, and finishes insanely dry, crispy.

D - just a little disappointed here, has a few good things going for it but just kind of falls apart in the end. hurt by a slightly abrasive mouthfeel without enough to make up for it. a decent beer, just not worth the price you will likely pay to get it.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have heard of this beer for quite some time, but it recently became available in Texas, so I am giving it a try. I had between this and the stout to choose from...so I chose the Triple.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy burnt orange color with about a 1/4" cap of light peach colored foam. After the pour, the head kept rising and is now a solid inch. Even after I am half-way through the beer, the head is still solid and there are sheets of lace left on the side of the glass. If this beer would have been clearer, it would be gorgeous...but I don't see how that would have been possible with all of this hop presence.

Aroma: I initially got a healthy dose of hops, being a medly between citrus and floral, but the citrusy hops are definitely a keen player here. There is a good bit of malt here, which adds some toasty notes along with a dry wheat. There is a little bit of the alcohol noticeable even through the foam as a peppery spice. As the beer warms up, the alcohol is starting to become more noticeable.

Taste: The flavor is more balanced than I thought it was going to be from the aroma. The hops are a huge player in this beer, no doubt, but there is enough fruity characteristics added by the yeast to muddle up the whole hop citrus thing so that the beer finishes a bit confused in a bit of a fight for dominance right there on your palate. The hops win in the end, but the malt doesn't go down easily. As the beer warms, the bitterness is becoming a bigger player in the finish and they are starting to show a grassy note.

Opinion: This is a pretty decent beer. I am not a huge fan of hoppy beers, so I am obviously not the best judge of this one. It has a nice balance, but it doesn't hit your palate as excellently well blended as most Tripels do. The hops want to be in charge too bad, so it doesn't really let the beer do its thing. I don't know... I am enjoying the glass that I have, and will probably have another one since my palate is blasted because of all the hops, but this isn't one I would have very often at all.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of HopNelius
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a tulip glass.
Appearance-orange hue with a slight head. Not overly carbonated.
Smell-strong notes of citrus and yeast coming through, smells very nice.
Taste-Strong citrus notes coming through with a slight yeast note. Nice finish.
Mouthfell-pleasant, with a bitter citurs hop flavor that is lovely.
Overall-First time having this beer and I was quite impressed, I usually go for American IPA's but was at my local Belgium beer bar and thought I would give it a try, I was not disapointed. Nice hop flavor coming through, tasted somewhat like an americna Imperial IPA, which makes sense considering the IBU and ABV corresponds with a similar flavor profile.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

small bottle picked up today at the COOP.. poured into my Old Guardian goblet....

Great retention and a foamy 2 finger off white head... the brew is hazed orange.

Smells like a pretty traditional triple with a nice punch of citrus zest.. some spice and navel orange rind... honestly smells pretty darn hoppy.

Good bitterness out of the gate that quickly moves into the continental malts with some estery apple and pear and then citrus hops show... the second pour shows some melon and peppercorn.. very interesting.. finishes a bit perfumy.

Body may be a tad high for a "triple", but in this context it seems about perfect... so is the carbonation.

I really like this one.... complex and wonderfully drinkable.. the price tag is the only thing keeping me from making this a fridge staple, but I will certainly pick it up again.

4/4/4.5/4.5/4.5

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 1/10/2010 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, Belgian yeast, some hops and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruit and caramel, then a hearty malt character and Belgian yeast breadiness comes in. The hops presence is complementary but mild for the style. There's a very small touch of an alcohol sting. The after taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, although there are better beers in the style, this is still a solid beer worth drinking for a while.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Troubadour Magma from The Musketeers Brouwerijcafé
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 546 ratings