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Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2013 Galaxy

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1509) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2016
La bire belge est inscrite au patrimoine culturel immatriel de lUnesco cest fait, ils ont vot. Je dois dire que je suis content, mais je prfre quand elle est bien matrielle dans mon verre Nous poursuivons aujourdhui la clbration, qui ira donc de St Eloi Ste Barbe pour quatre jours de fte et de commmoration. Tout comme jadis, nous avions des neuvaines religieuses, nous aurons donc nous un quatrain dans un premier temps, qui pourrait fort bien passer une neuvaine, si linspiration (divine) nous venait Autre bire des mousquetaires belges (quelle trange association), la spciale Galaxy de 2013. Niveau abv de 9 %. Couleur ambre clair, lapparence quasi brillante. Bulles fines, partout, trs vives. Mousse brun clair, bien crmeuse, stable 3 mm. Armes superbes de malt cara, fruits mrs, ft de cognac. 1re bouche la trs belle entame malt/levure/fruits mrs. Arrire-bouche avec une pointe de girofle un peu curieuse. 2me beaucoup plus intgre, trs jolie. Arrire-bouche lamertume volontaire, plus de punch. 3me grande bouche lamertume cisele. Arrire-bouche o la girofle de la 1re bouche devient un joli composant. Longueur avec de trs belles choses, des fruits mrs toujours, une texture plus corpulente. Jambes fines, serres, groupes. Levure de trs belle ligne. Alcool bien, il soutient lensemble. Finale trs grande, mais sans envol vritable. CONCLUSION: le mousquetaire a jou de lpe, et il a essay de battre la Magma de base, qui contrairement ce quil pensait, se rvlait impossible battre mme en faisant appel la galaxie Il a jou sur tous les tableaux, le malt, lamertume, la texture .. mais ny est point parvenu Que lon ne se fasse point de remords .. Il ne sagit que dun "one shot", bires condamner tout va, parce quon ne peut les racheter .. Dornavant, hormis ceux que jai encore et que je commenterai, les brasseurs nont qu se les boire eux-mmes One shot is not Au moins, la nomination de la belge belge maura permis de confirmer une dcision dj mrie (Avec la conviction bien entendu que la bire est un produit de recette, donc on reprend sa recette comme Mamy son livre de cuisine tout griffonn, et on refait sa recette .. tout simplement... Le reste est du vent ou de largent, ou comme disent les franais trs joliment, du pipeau ).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (1222) - SPAIN - OCT 28, 2016
From Belgium in a box. IN Teku glass. Playing Magic Duels. BBF Jul 16. Very foamy. Although old, galaxy hops still provide a nice bitterness that compesates the excessive fruityness of the normal troubadour magma, making it a more enjoyable brew. It could have been great fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4709) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2016
Vintage bottle of three years old at Kulminator, cheers to Stphanie for sharing. Very thick, towering, frothy, rocky, egg-white head, initially clear amber orange colour with fierce sparkling, hazy with deposit. The aroma has suffered less from cellaring than I had expected: a sweet exotic hop fragrance is still very much alive, with hints of ripe mango, orange, lychee, armagnac, biscuit, Grand Marnier, abbey cheese, whisky, apricot, jute, white pepper. Lively fruity onset, mango, lychee, kiwi, green banana, very elegant from the start, fizzy carbo but fitting well for a beer like this, supple caramelly malt sweet core, biscuity, evolving into a long, drying finish of aromatic, fruity hoppiness, with the lychee-, mango- and passion fruit-like notes of the Galaxy still unabated after three years though already turning a bit cheesy (unexpectedly of course), blending well with residual juicy maltiness, warming brandy-like alcohol and pleasantly bready yeast hints in the end. This was a wonderful beer, too bad I never had it in young condition, but even a three years of age it was so enjoyable that it makes my mouth water just reminiscing about it - though this may have something to do with Kulminator nostalgia as well...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2252) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle. Orange in colour, big solid white head. The beer pours clear. In aroma fruity, peach, citrus,zest. In taste fruity with light spiciness. Medium body, high carbonation, dry medium bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3043) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle 75cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, Spain. A: Hazy amber. T: Hops, fruity, bitter, grapefruit, alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1449) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
DWF; Take away from KRIEK Belgian Pub & Cafe, Poznan. Bottle 750 ml. Pours huge, hazy gold with a tan, frothy, lasting and lacing head. Nose is moderate, malt, caramel, spice citrus fruit and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and bitter, balancing with a lasting sweet citric, spice, light warming finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Thanks to KRIEK.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4604) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
75cl bottle shared with Mike & Simon F @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy murky brownish orange with large off-white head. Big citrus orange aroma jumping out the glass, clearly massively hopped. Big hoppy taste with bucketloads of orange and tropical fruit with a touch of Belgian spice. Very good this, but the tripel yeast pips it to the post.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12109) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 15, 2015
from Au Grain dOrge, Crissier - very hazy blond-orange beer with a little foam left; nice lace; fair notes of caramel, tropical fruits and spicy hops; fairly sweet, lively and with a fair carbonation; full-bodied, a solid bitterness, light residual sugars; long aftertaste of caramel, spices, resin and hints of exotic fruits

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8142) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
well, i was at my local bootle shop, they sell boots, and i saw the the 2011,2012, and 2013- all on sale for $2 a 750ml. having had the first two fresh, i past, but did grab this, 2 years old but a solid belgian take on a strong ale slash imperial, i knew it would be decent .. . dark old caramel .. awesome firm foam .. lacing is a double D of awesome .. . sap, maple wood, english hop juice, and caramel .. aged wonderfully, i am enjoying it! and i 99% of the time hate dead hops. so bravo! .. . . my sister in law is biking around ireland, on purpose! its madness

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (6253) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear dark golden orange with at least 3 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, malt, light floral notes, syrup, slightly aged hops. Tastes of malt, aged hops, stone and tropical fruit, light floral notes, booze. Light body with a dry finish.


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