otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: a floating blanket of while cream slowly rises atop a dense blanched orange brew. Swirls with lace and thick clumps of foam.
Nose: orange cream soaked angel food cake. Lemon cake. Lemoncello and orangecello. Skinless whole white grapefruit. Mint leaf and dew-dropped generic forest greenery. Vibrant. Yeasty doughy spice in the middle – short and unobtrusive.
Palate: grabs my tongue and slaps it around with massive notes of orangecello and lemoncello. Spice comes in hard and fast right before the swallow with white pepper grains of paradise. Raw ginger leads into candied ginger. Ghostly esters of mint leaf and forest greenery flitter along the edges. Amidst it all and holding it all together is that wonderful Belgian yeasty doughy spiciness I love so much.
Final Thoughts: since my first tasting of this beer I have been lucky enough to savor another glass of this delicious brew. I hope that Brouwerij The Musketeers do as their label promises and release another Troubadour Magma Special Edition featuring another prominent and popular “American” hop for 2012. Until then, Cheers!
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, taken from notes.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: grapefruit, hoppy, nice.
TASTE: bitter, citrus, fruity.
Zita (4278) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light sour malty aroma,amber, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Hoppy, yeasty aroma, spicy too. Flavor starts sweet, heavy bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy texture, a bit sharp.
ReverendMoon (128) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark apricot hue. Nice tight white head. Mildly sweet toffee notes. Not too hoppy.
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter nice finish. Creamy palate.
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99 (March 2012). Pours a hazy orange amber color with a large white head. The aroma and flavor have orange citrus, some resiny hops, slightly cheesy, caramel, candi sugar, grass and a touch of earth. I don’t know how old it was when we consumed this, but it seems like the hops were a bit off.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-orange pour with a white head. The aroma is very boozy with some orange notes. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of orange, candy sugar, pine and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour with an off white head. Aroma is floral, citrus and grapefruit with a matching flavor. Soft carbonation. (From backlog, 14/09/2011)
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast, sugar, citrus and bread/baker spices qualities. The flavor is tropical fruit, pungent hops, citrus, biscuit malts and a very bitter finish. Has qualities of both a DIPA and a BSA, pretty good.
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of malts, citrus, yeast, and some hints of candy sugar. Pours a hazy but transluencent orange with a mostly lasting foamy off-white head and clumpy lacing. The taste is initially on the sweet side. Midway through the hops kick in providing a pine/grapefruit bitter counter balance. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, glad I had it, but it’s not something I would want to drink on a regular basis.