Troubadour Magma | Brouwerij De Musketiers

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511 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers
Belgium
troubadourbieren.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by richmof on 05-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
511
Reviews:
164
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 511 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of Dzu
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesGrove
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hdtrice
4.77/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joshmistake
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lenny87
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Preston
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful 9% beer, but it's best in small quantities. The alcohol didn't seem very forward for the first 1/4 pint, but after that it started to wear a bit. Still... delicious!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMentair
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of janubio
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
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 Antyk
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SayBoom
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of randomNBGD
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickS95
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a strange looking beer with a brownish copper color I can't recall seeing before. Lots of sediment and a huge off white head. Lasting retention of large fluffy IPA-like bubbles. Thick lacing coats the glass.

Nose is pleasant enough with lots of fruitiness, grainy malt, and a splash of alcohol.

It tastes like it smells with some fruity flavors and alcohol. Tastes like some West Coast hops. There's something earthy in there.

It's a confusing beer, starting with the label. It says Belgian Tripel and under that it says India Pale Ale. It actually tastes and feels like a combo of the two. Sweet, fruity Belgian up front followed by a bitter, earthy finish. Full bodied and lacking much carbonation, it finishes like a barley wine.

Just a very weird beer. Not sure how to classify it. Not bad, not great. Mostly weird.

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Photo of FalconCount
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Narcos 1x10. Lots of caramel and fruits, specially orange. Pleasant but not sure if I would repeat

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice tripel

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden and Amber color. Big beautiful creamy head with lacing that sticks to the glass until the end.
Initially the aroma is clean and hard to detect. Then, I detect hints of yeast, a strong presence of biscuity malt, and a faint citrus, pear and mango aroma that is subtle and not as powerful as American IPAs.
More malt forward than hoppy. Fruity; slight citrus, and some pear. Also yeasty in the tradition of belgian ales. The hops presence is there but not as powerful as American IPAs. It is felt mostly in the finish which is dry and leafy.
Creamy, smooth and rather light bodied for such a high ABV beer. I couldn't believe this was 9% ABV until I finished it and felt the effect quite well thank you very much. Dangerously drinkable a; I would have had another one except I would have been on the floor. Overall I was impressed.

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Troubadour Magma from Brouwerij De Musketiers
3.89 out of 5 based on 511 ratings.
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