Troubadour Magma | Brouwerij De Musketiers

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3.93/5
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514 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

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Added by richmof on 05-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,492
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
514
pDev:
11.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of safaricook
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look : an orange troubled pouring with a good white head
Smell : almost only pineapple
Taste : a lot of malts, caramel, where are the hops?!
Feel : smooth feeling
Overall : nice beer but definitely not an IPA, when you have an IPA you want something kick you in the mouth this one is not even a gentle slap. Not one of my favourite!

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

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

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveHack
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khmel
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wanne
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber-colored beer, topped off with a white head. Great hoppy aroma, some floral accents and hints of tropical fruits. Taste is perfectly balanced. The grapefruit bitterness of the hops are perfectly matched by the mild caramel sweetness in the aftertaste. Delicious beer.

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Photo of larbush
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhartley
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pimko
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice combination of an American IPA and Belgian Trippel. Fruity and floral hop aromas with a bit of bannna. Taste follows the nose with an additional biscuit and yeasty character. Well balanced and medium carbonation. Would gladly drink again.

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Photo of herman77
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served On-Tap 5 oz sample

Cloudy hazy orang, no lacing. Looks like fresh pressed apple cider

Aroma Of citrus and pine hops,

Taste the hops , pine , citrus

Mouthfeel - slight bitter in the sides of the tongue, no bite, slight lingering aftertaste , good sudsing

Very nice overall, would enjoy again

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Photo of Moose90
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served On-Tap 10.5oz pour

A — Pours a bright and hazy orangey hue. There is a rocky and cream colored head that sits atop the brew, nice lacing left behind.

S — Smells of bitter and sweet hops, lots of pine, citrus, light melon, lots of lemon. Little to no yeast character.

T — Tastes supremely hoppy and bitter, lots of piney, sweet, citrusy hop notes.

M — Medium bodied, not as heavy as one might expect.

O — Nice overall, really no yeast character though, which I have come to expect from Belgian IPA's. This is a true winner, great hop profile and balance.

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Photo of biggumby
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radome
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from a 330 ml bottle in France.

L - Bottle conditioned. Deep amber/orange; mostly clear. Huge, fluffy, bone-colored head. Amazing piling/retention/lacing.

S - Smells like wet, raw hops. Nothing else comes through. Out of balance, but amazing anyway.

T - Dominated by fresh, green hops. Clearly a US citrusy variety. Followed by bready mallet, brown sugar, honey. Slight black pepper yeast note. Complex, but out of balance toward hops.

F - Medium to heavy body. Creamy carbonation. High hops bitterness. Some alcohol presence.

O - A very well-made beer, even though extremely hop-centered. Over the top but yummy.

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Photo of tabney3
4.94/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great IPA. One of my favorite beers. Nice hoppy taste without being overly bitter.

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Troubadour Magma from Brouwerij De Musketiers
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 514 ratings