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Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2013 Galaxy

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (320) - FRANCE - AUG 12, 2014
Pours deep amber with medium tan head. Nose is fruity and hoppy. Aroma are exotic fruits, caramel and resinous pine. Medium carbonation, oily body. Long bitter and resinous finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Keg at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, off-white head. The nose has loads of ripe fruits, tropical stuff, orange, mango, some caramel. Big sweet flavor with gummy fruits, white grape, tangerine, grapefruit, papaya, some piney bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, gooey and somewhat resinous, with lots more ripe fruit character, citrus, some melon, dried grass and pine. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2619) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Taste @ home nov. 2013 from 75 cl bottle. Hazy amber with thick white head. Aroma: caramel, pineapple and other fruits. Medium body Taste: sweet, fruits, alcohol notes, nice bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2960) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 23 2014; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, nice beige head that turns into a tiny ring, nice lacing; nose: tropical fruits, malt, orange, light caramel; mouth: tropical fruits, malt, orange, slight caramel, unpleasant acridness, finale in unpleasant acridness with presence of orange, medium-full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, 9 %, via Importations PrivéesBièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 23 juin 2014; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, bonne mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : fruits tropicaux, malt, orange, léger caramel; bouche : fruits tropicaux, malt, orange, très léger caramel, âcreté déplaisante, finale en âcreté déplaisante avec présence d’orange, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : correct

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a large pure white foamy head with excellent retention and some perfect lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit with some mango notes is quite nice. Taste is a great mix perfect some flora notes of tropical fruit and mango with fruity ester and a solid Belgian malt backbone. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoyed this beer with great notes of Galaxy hops and a solid malt backbone which mix in very well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raoulgreco (10) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2014
Moeder Pours a hazy amber orange color with a small white head. has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (207) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty and light toasted malty, herbal hoppy. Bitter, greasy and pine to herbal. Teaish. Dry and bitter rough finish. I like the normal one better personally.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLuvver (53) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Another superb example of a Troubadour beer. Gorgeous aroma of fruity hops, pine and Belgian yeast. Pours beautifully with tight head and very small bubbles. Quite lively in the mouth but an explosion of fruity, hoppy flavours. Lovely Galaxy finish. Not too bitter, not too sweet, just well balanced and very drinkable. Amazed to find this is a 9% as this 75cl bottle was gone in no time. Should have a health warning on it as it’s so drinkable...oh hang on, it has.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy vibrant amber with a nice creamy head. Quite fruity with some peach and orange with a bit of creamsicle note, some caramel and pine. Moderate body and carbonation, slightly sweet but then more bitter, very fruity as it dries out with some apricot and more creamsicle. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 2, 2014
Appearance: hazy amber with a big, thick white head, that’s slowly dropping and leaving nice lacing on the glass
Aroma: huge, intense aroma - there’s caramel, bread, pineapple, resin, flowers, pine... Everything!
Taste: sweet, fruity and citrusy. Also some toasty notes. Alcohol is present, but makes everything taste even better. Medium bitterness, could be higher I guess.
Mouthfeel: full bodied, medium carbonation
Overall: this is a big beer. And not just because it’s in a 750ml bottle (the bottle is superb, beautiful etc., I love it and I’m gonna keep it). I don’t usually drink sweet IIPA’s but this one is great, because there’s so much more to it than just the sweetness. Highly recommended beer!


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