hvdstam (12) - Neerpelt, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One off my favorites; strong, full flavor, citra hops present, fruity&spicy aroma’s like banana
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy light golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. light resin and citrus notes, fruitiness, lots of caramel and grassiness. warming alcohol. average carbonation, light to medium body, nice citrusy and herbal medium long finish. did not wowed me.
Gearz (62) - Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dank, cork taste with hoppy finish. Very good. Superior drinkability. Reminds me of a Fantomé Noel with hops.
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superspak (4569) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 5/3/2013 printed on the cork. Pours extremely cloudy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, orange, grapefruit, citrus rind, pineapple, herbal, floral, grass, molasses, honey, bread, toast, light pine, and light earthy spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, complexity; the bottle age is definitely apparent being that this is a Belgian IPA. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, grass, herbal, floral, toast, biscuit, honey, pine, earth, and light herbal spiciness. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus zest, grass, herbal, floral, toast, biscuit, honey, earth, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Excellent flavor balance and complexity; great hop/malt flavor balance; zero cloying flavors present on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA! Great hop/malt balance and nice complexity; extremely smooth to sip on for a 9% beer. A very enjoyable offering as I expected.
avw1982 (99) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ home. Lots of hops. Nice dry aftertaste. Like it more then a normal ipa
Trix (28) - - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooi bier waar duidelijk veel hop toetsen! Afdronk is wat aan de droge kant! Geur is erg goed prima bier
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy dark brown, lots of sediment, orangish head... Aroma is way diffrent, strong pineappleish aroma.. Taste is very odd.. Like nothing i have had... Some creamy fruity wtf taste.. Not really hops i can taste i honestly had a real hard time choking it down until then last few drinks, and by then i actually was starting to like it... Weird beer in my opinion.. But i like the alc content :)
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(From notes 2 Nov, 2012) Bottle. Large fluffy off-white head with a uniform structure. Clear golden beer. Aroma is fruity hops, like an American IPA. Some orange and honey. Overall, the aroma is great. Flavor is... malty and hoppy. The beer feels a bit foamy on the palate. Finish is a slightly alcoholic bitterness (unpleasant).
The aroma is the best thing about Troubadour Magma, but even with the alcoholic bitterness, it’s still a very nice IIPA.
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mid amber gold coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, but distinct nose of piney hops, resinous, then a meaty, ’Marmite’ like yeast aroma that carrys the bready, malt aroma to the fore. Dry, fizzy and long mouthfeel. An initial alcohol sourness is accompanied by the resinous hops and yeast element from the aroma, but this is softened by the, slightly sweet, malt flavour, nutty and bready, there is also a hint of fruit in the background. The sourness does continue into the finish.
mile (3785) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and some fruitiness, some grapefruit - citrus hoppyness. Body is average to full, malty and sweetish, some caramel and some fruitiness, some grapefruit - citrus hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, grapefruit - piney hoppyness, light alcohol. OK sweetish Belgian IIPA - 9% dries the finish, but still too sweet/too much caramel for me.