Troubadour Magma | Brouwerij De Musketiers

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Troubadour MagmaTroubadour Magma

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Brouwerij De Musketiers

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by richmof on 05-11-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

33cl bottle: slightly out of date when poured into a Duvel glass at home on 30 May 2013 during a random beer tasting evening.

Poured slowly, so no sediment left the bottle: the beer looked good, orange too deep amber in colour, clear and clean, on top a full white crown.

Smells sweeter than it tastes: mildly caramel and fruity in the nose. Hop bitterness with spice notes appear in the mouth and the beer is quiet balanced once you get into it.

The alcohol is evident as is the Belgian yeast, all in all a very pleasant beer from start to finish.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. Burnt amber, hazy, creamy white head. This is the European hopped version of a Belgian IPA. Hops are punch of herbs and spice - grassy, peppery, earthy (almost dirty, in a good way), slightly soapy and powdery. Slather of caramel on the palate seems to balance things out a little, but thankfully this isn't a sweet beer. Ethanol flairs just a little as it warms. Ultra dry finish with lively carbonation gives a nice fluffy mouthfeel. A pretty solid brew, nice flavors to sip and savor. What makes this a triple IPA as the label states - the ABV I guess? It's not quite as hoppy as even a DIPA.

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On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a honey flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the mouthfeel is off on this one.

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Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : amber orange color with white foamy head (nice lacing)
Smell : malty and caramel aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : hops and citrus flavors, leading to bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Flemish brown ale.

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