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Noire - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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NoireNoire

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BA SCORE
85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 08-05-2008)
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

another courtesy of bobsy. thanks rob!

12oz bottle. sampled july 3/2010.

pours deep dark brown, crystal clear, with a small dark tan head. the head drops fast and leaves no lace.

aroma is good. dark and milk chocolate. caramel and toffee. light smoke. toasted multi-grain bread. bit of biscuit and cracker. light alcohol. earthy and woody.

taste is nice. caramel and toffee. whole wheat bread. lightly toasted. light biscuit and cracker. bit of alcohol. dark and milk chocolate. bit of lactic character.

mouthfeel is nice. medium-light body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is pretty good. nice balance. interesting, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 23:05:16 | More by grub
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle opens with a solid pop and foam surges up, I get my glass over it, pour some out, look.... all foam in the glass. This can't be a good sign.

I let the beer sit and about 15 min in the carb has died down and I see a dark brown beer capped with thick, chunky, chocolate foam. Some sediment on the bottom of the glass, lacing down the glass.

Nose reveals a unique combo coffee beans, dark fruits, brown sugar and roasting malts.

Sweet entry followed by some dark chocolate, coffee, juicy dark fruits, slightly sour/tart finish with a bit of hop drying. Holy crap this is an interesting beer though I still have some slight hesitations that something might not be right with the bottle. That said, it's still sitting alright with me.

Not an easy drinker but a complex one that demands some attention and attention to the bouquet of flavors. A little too sweet, body on the too thin side but still interesting nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 18:18:52 | More by ritzkiss
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear black color lager with a nice medium brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee with some light roasted malt. Taste is also dominated by light roasted malt with some distinctive dry coffee notes. Body is slightly thin form the style with some good carbonation. Well done and something I wouldn't mind having on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 19:35:43 | More by Phyl21ca
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Brown-black, light tan head, thin ring of retention & light lacing.

S: Floral, grassy & peppery hops with a light roast.

T: Good hopping, dark bread, light roast, caramel & cola, good bitterness, light astringency.

M: Light to moderate body, well-attenuated with an off-dry finish.

D: It's alright, but I really expected more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 00:50:02 | More by Derek
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zachariaIPA

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours noire with a finger of creamy tan head. Aromas of creamy chocolate malt, burnt toffee and faint hops, a little sourness. Full-bodied yet crisp and refreshing with plenty of malt sweetness and a bitter bite of dark chocolate at the end. Lots of flavor and nice carbonation and at 5%ABV it’s not too heavy. I probably wouldn’t drink more than one but it’s not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 03:15:45 | More by zachariaIPA
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-09-2014 04:03:54 | More by Krakpoff
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown colour with hints of amber, nice thick white head with mild lacing. Smells of mild roast coffee, and maybe a hint of sourness. Flavour is better than the smell, full roast bitterness flavour. Smooth mouhtfeel. A nice black lager, but not one of my favourites form Les Trois Mousquetaires.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 23:53:19 | More by kwjd
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A black color but some ruby and brownish highlights coming through when palced to the light. A finger of dark tan head appears but is gone a bit soon. Lacing is minimal.

S: Dark malts with the most prominent being munich, a bit of roast.

T: Sweet maltiness backed by some roast character along with a proper dose of hop bittering. Raisin like malt character , I'm guessing from heavy amounts of munich or maybe some special B. A bit to much roastiness for a black lager IMO. It feels like the middle ground of a stout and black lager instead of being true to style. Coffee like roast. No real present hop flavor.

M: Pretty thin and a bit lack luster.

O: Not really my deal. Its in a bit of an awkward place though. The malt character seems between a stout and BL but the mouth feel is definitely a BL. Decent but probably wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 00:20:17 | More by Haydn-Juby
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Peluso in Montreal. From notes.

A - Deep ruby pour, one finger off white head. Can't see much carbonation. No lace, film retention.

S - Some coffee, dark fruit, very mild roast.

T - Much of the same with more dark fruit. The term sulfuric comes to mind.

M - Decent carbonation, medium body, coffee and fruit finish.

O/D - Not too shabby. Decent enough but not overly impressive. Wouldn't seek it out but it's worthy.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 13:19:23 | More by tbeckett
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A passable shwartz. Some toastiness, the more inetresting is the whiff of smoke. Black with lots of off-white head. Medium mouthfeel, a little sourness in reminicent of a bit of their baltic porter. Decent drinkability. Worth trying, before the big beers come out.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 00:06:21 | More by Sammy
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The final of 4 different styles available in this brewery's variety pack. A nearly opaque black in appearance, just a faint walnut highlight when held up to direct light. Tight spongy light beige head with great retention.

Roasted malt, almost a sweet cappucino-like aroma asserts itself.

Briefly roasted at first in the flavour, then both sweet and sourly/tart, sourness on the finish with a lingering roasted character that reappears in the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied on the thinner side, slick and a bit soapy on the finish.

Somehow it all doesn't pull it together for me in the end, an okay Schwarz but not very notable.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 07:03:44 | More by IronDjinn
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-27-2012 20:01:35 | More by DannyBaldoni
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer replaces La Folle du Roi, which is now retired. The idea of rebranding a beer and giving it a generic name based on it's color smacks a little of pandering to me, but i do understand they are trying to reach more customers and unfortunately many base their purchases on color. But if it helps more people being interested in it than i guess it's not all bad.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: Very black body with a thick, 3 finger tan head.

Smell: Burnt, roasted coffee beans with bitterness, a little acrid. Not entirely inticing.

Taste: Strong bitterness in the fore, almost overwhelming. Bitter chocolate and coffee are present. Tastes a little like chewing on coffee beans.

Mouthfeel: Coarseness continues but mellows a bit as it warms. Just a little malt but coffee permeates the palate giving it kind of a rough edge.

Drinkabilty: Tough at first but as it warms it gradually gets better though i wouldn't have 2 in a row.

Overall: I was really suprised by the robust taste for a 5% ABV beer. The taste is harsh at first but get more balanced as it warms which is how it should be consumed. I started out not really liking it but found the taste grew on me. A growing lesson in learning about a style as i'm drinking it. I give this beer a nod for helping me appreciate it.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 14:18:39 | More by papat444
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-15-2014 11:26:52 | More by lgmol
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm putting my rating here. This was from a 750ml bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Not only was the bottle size different, the label was too.

Poured a dark, dark borwn color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, and nutty. Tastes of roast, nutty, and chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 14:09:24 | More by hopdog
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-07-2012 15:02:45 | More by oldp0rt
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Noire from Les Trois Mousquetaires
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.