Troubadour Magma is the flagship beer for Brouwerij de Musketieres. It is a delicious beer that combines the body of a Belgian tripel with the hopping of a US West Coast IPA, using an obscene amount of Simcoe hop.
If you haven’t had the pleasure, you really should – we’ll make Magma available on the ‘Extra Beers’ page this month).
Each year the boys get a little creative and swap one element of the recipe around. In the past they’ve used different hops or yeast, but 2016 was the first time they’ve changed the malt bill.
Maris Otter is a premium malt, popular amongst home brewers and commercial breweries crafting premium ales.
This version of Magma seems to have a lighter, crisper body. It makes for a dangerously easy drinking Belgian IPA with a lovely tropical fruit character and bitterness balanced perfectly to the premium malt backbone.