Beer Tasting TROUBADOUR
Brewery ‘The Musketiers’ has existed for quite some time and produce most of their beers under the name Troubadour and offers a wide variety. Troubadour Magma is the most well known. Now they are starting their own brewery we think it is time to taste a few!
Blond, 6,5 %
The simplest beer in the range, quite neutral but perfectly acceptable. The aromas of grain and malt are apparent as are the scents of speculoos, nectarine, herbs and a smokiness. A mild bitterness and a slightly iron like aftertaste. A passe-partout.
Speciale Belge, 5,7 %
This amber coloured beer is exceptionally fruity in particular the aroma of strawberries. Also caramel and brown sugar which is typical of this beer type. A nice malty beer with a slightly dry bitter aftertaste..
Magma, Triple IPA, 9,0 %
Probably the stand out beer of the brewery. A good triple made with American hops. Light amber in colour and a lot of citrus aromas. Lime, lemongrass, ginger, grapefruit, melon and orange peel. Perhaps also a little chocolate flavour. Full of taste with a good, solid long aftertaste. We do not usually compare beers but it is indeed very similar to Chouffe Houblon..
Obscura, 8,2 %
This beer has a really strong aroma however the actual taste does not really follow. A balanced beer, with a good character of hops and a certain spirit. It is however an honest ‘bruintje’ with stout style flavours of chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
In our opinion the most special Troubadour, First prize for its originality.…
The first aromas are perhaps not the most impressive but it quickly develops from a roasted, burnt flavor into a intense hop scent. A full bodied beer, heavily scented with lots of chocolate and a little coffee flavours..
The aftertaste is the winner here, after the first impact of bitterness which hangs around and the chocolate and coffee flavours you get a long good smooth bitter aftertaste. A super beer with strong Belgian hops which shine through the strong flavours..
Imperial Stout, 9,0 %
An almost black beer with the typical almost burnt, roasted coffee aromas. An extremely mild beer with strong chocolate flavours and a lovely coffee bitterness which continues as a lovely mokka cream.