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!
574deadzone (1208) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I guess I got my bottle "now." Pours a murky dark gold to amber with a decent off-white head that settles to a thicker ring and leaves some spotty and soapy lace. Nose involves some old oxidized caramel malt, some grape-like character, ripe peach, some twangy borderline aspirin, sultanas, some wispy florals. Fairly sweet, maybe a bit more bitter. Medium to full bodied, fair action, grainy, prickly, finishing bitter and oxidized. Yeah, not a fair rate probably, but taking it for what it is at this point, it’s not that bad. Unfortunately, the yeast must have taken a back seat in its youth (as a "triple IPA"), and while it offers something now, it just isn’t enough to over come what age has done here. Nice cheap distributor burn though.
TheJester (2165) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I left this one too long. The hops were no longer a factor. Still a nice beer, though. Actually had some barleywine characteristics to it as well. Certainly no longer an IIPA.
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste this with Rob @ home march 2012. From 75cl bottle:
Hazy copper/orange color, with large, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma: fruits of hops, malts, flowers, bit caramel. Medium body.
Taste: bit sweet, medium bitter, malt, hops, some yeast and fruit touch, honey, caramel.
gschrade (827) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours Amber with a off white head. Taste caramel, citrus, earthy. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Habanero (3251) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with an average, tan head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and flowery notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and pleasant bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent brew.
DroolYeast (452) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 750 ml bottle. Thank you henriksoegaard for this.
Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus hops, almost sweet from hops. Hazy amber with good, slightly off-white head. Small head is lasting.
Taste of more hops, some alcohol, moderate sweetness, heavy bitterness. Finish is long lasting hoppy sweetness. Rich body. Lively carbonation. Soapy texture.
PriorL (2775) - 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 (5489) - 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 (7592) - 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 (155) - 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.