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Noire - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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85
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: papat444 on 08-05-2008)
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Photo of mfunk9786
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My fiance brought this back from Montreal. Even though I got a lot of beer out of her vacation, I'm already wishing I'd have asked for more than just a bottle of this one, what a pleasant surprise!

A: Dark brown with a light caramel brown head. Looks very nice and just right for the style.

S: An inviting roasty-toasty aroma with definate chocolate and coffee aromas.

T: Very intense for a 5%er. Smooth coffee and milk chocolate that is reminiscent of hot chocolate powder mixed into an iced latte.

M: Starts creamy, with a dry finish with a little bit of a farm fresh milk lactose tang. Lovely.

D: I could easily session this beer. I'm hoping that 3M sees fit to export this the same way they do some of their bombers, I could definitely see buying a 6-pack of this if I were to see it on the shelf.

mfunk9786, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of wordemupg
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass dec21 2009

A not quite black with two fingers of fast falling tan head that left lace where the foam existed

S dark roasted coffee grinds with some mild chocolate

T again coffee and chocolate are very apparent but I also pick up on some nuts, I was enjoying this one from start to finish

M a little thin but the heavy carbonation helps to give it a creamy feel, and at the end of the day it's a lager and I shouldn't expect it to be as thick as the color would imply

D very easy drinking, looks like a stout drinks like a light beer, not to heavy but still has lots of flavor.

ya I was liking this beer with out doubt, I like the black lagers and this is a good one with little doubt.

wordemupg, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of NightINgale
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown body with a tan-coloured thick foamy head. The bubbles are very visible at first.

S: Overroasted malts, with hints of chocolate, coffee, and, of course, hops.

T: Starts out with a roasted coffee bean flavour, going into moderate hoppiness, then finishing with a nice chocolate and coffee after-taste.

M: Nice, robust and roasted. The carbonation is moderate, despite the initial appearance.

D: Quite drinkable, although some people may find the roastiness a bit coarse. A proper dark lager, in my opinion!

NightINgale, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of MaliciousMatt
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A : Pours a nice opaque black beer topped with compact beige head. Retention and lacing is medium.

S: Hum, interesting. Definitely can smell that ther seems to be good hops work in te recipe but the predominant smell is really the torefaction one.

T: Good! Reminds of fresh ground coffee and roasted nuts also. A good bitter taste but not to overpowering.

M : Light really but I guess that's alright for the style aimed.

D: Excellent. Not a so special beer, but a good localy brewed beer with flavor. That's a keeper in the fridge for these moments.

MaliciousMatt, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of ZorPrime
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on May 26th, 2009.

Pours dark black color with a brown head... nice. The head disappear quickly with no lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Chocolate with some roasted malts.
Taste: Bitterness right in front with some chocolate taste at the end. Very nice taste.
Mouthfeel is thin but I find this beer to be rich.
Drinkability: Awesome... so easy to drink gotta watch yourself...

This beer I should get more often.

ZorPrime, May 27, 2009
Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Molson2000, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Nabai
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Nabai, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Matt1516
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this in a pint glass and allowed it to warm for approximately 10 minutes out of the fridge. An excellent example of the style. Minimal lacing and head. Distinctive chocolate and caramel notes. Wonderful as a dessert beer to pair with dark chocolate,dates, figs or spiced nuts.

Some have suggested it as a session beer but I'm not sure that I would want more than two bottles of it at a sitting. I whole-heartedly recommend you try it. Cheers

Matt1516, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of jbonapar
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Black Lager as the Label States.

Smell - mild roasted coffee with nutts. Very creamy smell.

Taste - Light coffee, chocolate with a hint of bitterness. Very smooth and not overpowering. Almost like a light porter. A little honey and vanilla in there as well.

I like this one, could drink a few for sure. Enjoyable.

jbonapar, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of Lork
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this as part of the Les Trois Mousquetaires mix pack in Quebec.

A : A nice dark color with a beautiful three fingers creamy brown head. Look very appealing and looking forward this taste this one.

S : I smell a roasted coffee aroma right off, maybe also some woody character.

T : Dark chocolate feel with just enough bitterness. Touch of coffee toward the end

M : Very fluid and light body, not as thick I one could expect when pouring, carbonation is good

D : Very drinkable, I'd grab another any time.

Lork, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Mattgruv, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - pours a dark brown (almost black) with a huge fluffy caramel colour head. This is accompanied by slight lacing. There seems to be some good carbonation.

Smell - hops, toffee/caramel, coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Also some roasted oats.

Taste & Mouth - tastes much lighter than it looks. Sweetness of cocoa and vanilla comes through first, and then some hops. Then you are left with a sweet yet dry after taste. Reminds me slightly of Kahlua

Drink - This has the look of a great winter beer, but strangely comes across as refreshing and something that can be enjoyed any time of the year. An above average beer that is worth a try.

spinrsx, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at bobsy's, not sure who brought this one!

Pours a clear dark orange/brownish, very thick tan head forms, quite rocky, settles down to a thick layer and ring, great retention, some lace spots stick to the glass.

Smell is nice, very roast, some chocolate wafer and biscuit, toasty, lightly fruity, a touch of raisin and some caramel sweetness, a bit of brown sugar, balcned roastiness thats quite nice.

Taste is similar, very roasty up front, wafer and biscuit, toffee/caramel, a bit of brown sugar sweetness, some dark fruit, chocolate and dry cocoa powder, nice dry roasty finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable, a nice beer.

Viggo, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice thumb of head, which dissipated slowly to islands with a little lacing. Bubbles were vibrant and large, though the beer was not visibly carbonated. Poured a dark dark ruby red which was very appealing.

S - Dark mocha chocolate, with a bit of a sweet vanilla toffee scent on the finish.

T - Rich chocolate with an espresso bitterness present. The dark malt cocoa flavour is predominant, however it leaves a bitter metallic coffee aftertaste. That being said, the aftertaste is a bitter sweet finish, which is quite nice.

M - Surprisingly light on the tongue, and is foams up nicely on the swallow. Thought it would have a thicker feel, but was surprised by this one!

D - To say it is very drinkable is an understatement. If you're looking for a bold dark beer with character, this is the one for you. Would recommend this to any of my friends that appreciate a bold flavourful beer. If you prefer to drink your coffee black without any additives, this is the equivalent of a bold cup! Delicieux!!

andrenaline, May 16, 2010
Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +5.3%

rogerdandy, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of kelvarnsen
4/5  rDev +5.3%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of hopsolutely
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More depth than a typical schwarzbier and overall a very pleasant surprise!

Pours a clear and attractive dark chestnut colour with a creamy cappuccino coloured head with impressive retention. A more fulsome and creamy mouthfeel than typical for such a 5% lager. Aroma has an impressive variety of roasted dark and chocolate malts, including coffee and hickory tones. That smokiness is also present in the taste along with the full spectrum of "roasted malt" possibilities, plus a clean bitterness to the finish.

Lacking the simple sweetness that's the body of many German schwarzbiers, this is a beer I would highly recommend.

hopsolutely, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly translucent black (quite dark). A finger-width or two of head that is somewhere in between off-white and tan. Recedes to a thin layer that stays fairly well.

Coffee is the most noticeable scent, a bit of cocoa. A general roasted scent. Smells quite like a stout, though a noticeable difference is present that is hard to articulate.

Taste is quite similar to the nose, but is sufficiently light that it becomes very clear that this is not a stout. Coffee, cocoa, a bit of vanilla. Very mild bitterness. Lighter than it all sounds. Enjoyable.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth feel.

Overall, a pretty nice beer. Quite flavourful.

jrenihan, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of tcabrews
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

347ml bottle

A: deep almost opaque brown, finger of head falls off quickly to lace and ring on edge

S roast malt aromas of coffee, hint of chocolate

T roast malt coffee flavours open, rolls into tart mid pallet with smoothness coming through from hops and carbonation, and a tangy lingering bitter finish of coffee, chocolate

M Light-medium body, good carbonation enhances the creaminess of the mid pallet.

D An enjoyable schwarzbier, a good pairing with desert.

tcabrews, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of Otterburn
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from the mixed pack

listening to Sultans of swing

Appearance: almost completely black,some light reflect throught. Not much head

Smell: Roasted,torrefication,smoked

Taste: Roasted malt, smoky, torrefication, and some chocolate like bitterness

Mouthfeel: long lasting chocolate bitterness
good texture. not watery,not oily, just right

Drinkability: overall everythings pretty good
its easy to drink, because its good and not an extreme beer, but its a decent stout.

Otterburn, Feb 05, 2010
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second in my LTM discovery pack. Apparently, this is a three out of four "swords" on the brewer's complexity scale. We shall see.

A splendid looking brew, one of the best dark lagers I've seen in ages. Inky black, with a slight brown hue to the light. Thick, pillowy head that will not surrender. Lots of patchy lacing. Great stuff.

Nose is roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, coffee and cream. A bit of smokiness as well.

Coffee up front, smoke and nuts to the finish. Somewhat sour and puckery, probably the hop content. Quite enjoyable.

Lower carbonation, a bit watery, but otherwise fine.

Great brew, and a great introduction to the style. Easy to drink.

JohnnyBarman, May 04, 2010
Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

BrunoPettipas, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Modest, but long-lasting head. It leaves spotty, blanketing lace. The color is deep, dark brown where light shines through the edge.

Chalky, dark malt toastiness to the nose. Mild metallic aroma in the background.

The taste features some mildly burnt malt flavors. The body is quite thin compared to dry stouts even though it has a lot of those elements. The finish has enough peppery hop bitterness to create balance. Overall, a very easy drinking beer.

smcolw, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of Shadman
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last of the 4 beers in their taster pack.

Has the Schwartz in Schwarzbier done pat. This is very black with just a hint of color and light showing on the tinyest of edges. Nice tan head and lacing.

Sweet toasted malts, a hint of woodsmoke, and a slight sourness.

Coffee bitterness in the forefront, followed by a slight toasted nuttiness, theat hint of smoke, and the slight sourness that i picked up in the aroma. Finish is, weirdly enough, a blend of cocoa/coffee/hazelnut and quite dry.

Smooth with the right amount of carbonation.

A very decent Schwarz

Shadman, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of ReFill31
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into a Trois Mousquetaires glass.

A : Black (obviously) with some light brown reflections. There is some lacing on the glass. The head goes down quickly.

S : Really light nose, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Nothing really special here.

T : Some sweetness from the malt, the taste is light.

The beer itself is easy to drink. For a beginner, this beer would be best to discover the type.

ReFill31, Apr 07, 2010
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