Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours foamy golden appearance. Hop aromas. Big and delicious hops followed by big malt. An evening beer, a good one. Above average mouthfeel.Quebec private order.
Grovlam (4160) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tab. Average light bubbly white head that mostly lasted. Light cloudy amber color. Aroma of yeast, caramel, hint of fruit and what appeared as citrus like notes. Also some hoppy notes in there as well. Light to medium bodied with an average carbonation. Light to moderated sweet flavor with some bitterness in there. Light fresh mild bitter finish with the underling sweetness in there somewhere.
Habanero (3079) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 Tap @ Ris Ras Aarhus. Amber body with very stable white head. Nose of citrus hops, yeast and fruity notes.Sweet flavor with grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, coriander and caramel. Medium bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft carbonation. More dry and nice bitter finish. An OK and rather different IPA.
Kollinski (5) - - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Definitely the best of the Troubadour beers.
This is the "tripple" version of the Troubadour beers and for me one of the best Belgian tripples available. Strong after taste, thanks to the amount of hop!
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a clear copper orange color with a white type head. Aroma is bready, sweet sugar, some clay notes. Flavor is sweet, sharp fruit and leaves a big tingle. Finishes a mix of dry sweetness and some tingling alcohol.
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 First rating
Bottle at Haket during Gothenburg Beer Festival 2011
Sampled on Friday September 2, 2011
Slight bit hazy golden color, white head. Hoppy and malty grainy scent. Hoppy taste, raspberry aftertaste. Medium to moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Draught at Belgobaran, Stockholm, on September 6, 2012
Hazy copper color, white head. Fruity hoppys cent. Sweet, bitter, citrus, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Mango aftertaste.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Lighter orange pour with a white head. Aroma is cinnamon, a little spicy, maybe vanilla, and grainy bread. Taste is Very spicy, dry, alcohol, and citrus zest. Alcohol finish.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle, BB 20/05/12) Pours a clear golden amber body with a moderate white head. Aroma of yeast, raisins, and grapefruit. Flavor of green raisins, citrus, resin, yeast, florals, and alcohol with a hot, bitter finish.
Chad9976 (1353) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I received an 11.2oz bottle from a friend in Belgium (thanks, Bart!). I poured it into an oversize wine glass.
Appearance: Bright orange hue, very hazy body. Forms a large, frothy off-white head that retains very well but doesn’t lace as well.
Smell: Tropical fruits, especially tangerine with a light, sweet floral component.
Taste: Although the label describes this beer as being an amber ale, it looks, smells and tastes exactly like an IPA (and according to Rate Beer and Beer Advocate it IS a Belgian IPA). Up front is a juicy, sweet, rich flavor of tropical fruit just as it smells. Much more in the vein of passion fruit, apricot, and mango than any kind of acidic citrus fruit. It’s very tasty and sweet, but never cloying.
The second half is all hops with intense bitterness and accompanying dryness. I tried not to add the yeast to this one but there definitely is a sharp, almost astringent quality to the palate - although it’s very tolerable. The hops linger on the tongue and almost seem to numb it a little with its dryness. This is quenched simply by taking another swig.
Mouthfeel: Thick but soft with a presence of massive potential energy.
Drinkability: For such a hefty beer at 9% ABV it’s remarkable how smooth and easy-going the Troubadour Magma is. It’s certainly thick and sticky in the mouth, with noticeable carbonation. It goes down smooth, but the CO2 tends to get stuck in the throat. A great beer to pair with a meal, but it’s tasty enough to work as a liquid dessert on its own.
Overall, this is an impressive brew that really caught me off guard and I’m really glad I got to try it.
malrubius (2035) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Novare Res. Hazy orange with dense white head. Caramel sugar sticky sweet aroma old fruit aroma. Caramel sweet sticky syrupy old rotting fruit cloy. Gross.