Weizenbock Grande Cuvée - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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4.01/5 rDev +5.2%
A: The beer is hazy amber brown in color. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits and bananas are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but the dark fruit flavors are stronger and provide notes of plums and prunes. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels just about being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a very good job managing to hide its alcohol from the taste. It is a very tasty weizenbock.
06-29-2014 17:50:08 | More by metter98
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
No sign of a bottle date. I assume this to be a couple months old, tops.
A: Pours a nice mahogany with a tall, frothy light brown head. Head fades slowly with great retention. Splotchy lacing.
S: Lots of sweet malts. Thick, liquid bread. Heavy caramel and dark fruits. Brown sugar. Pretty typical of what you'd expect from a weizenbock.
T: Big, big dark fruits up front. Raisins, grapes, fig, pomegranate and some berries even. Really nice fruit flavors. Heavy bread in the middle and finish. Sort of a bitter, dusty graininess in the finish and aftertaste. Maybe signs of oxidation?
M: Fairly heavy, very smooth.
O: A nice malty weizenbock for sure. The highlight here is all of the dark fruit flavors. Really bright, bold and tasty. Great sweetness and smoothness too. Drinkability is high. Light signs of oxidation in the finish (or just some odd flavors?) but it doesn't detract TOO much.
06-15-2014 05:05:32 | More by Dope
2.95/5 rDev -22.6%
Appearance: Reddish brown color on pour, hazy and opaque. Head and carbonation are minimal but come in pale white.
Aroma: Mild aroma of currant. Certainly fruity but not overpowering.
Taste: Boozy above anything else. Significant fruit notes, but also highly medicinal. Incredibly busy and easily overwhelming. It attacks your mouth.
Mouthfeel: Incredibly warming owing to the high alcohol concentration. Impossible to ignore.
Overall: This beer is not for the faint of heart and it's probably best if you have someone to share it with. An entire 650ml bottle is not for everyone. I did not enjoy it but you well might.
05-10-2014 22:09:39 | More by JClark
3.89/5 rDev +2.1%
Reddish with a bit of haze and a short cap of fine beige bubbles. Banana and cotton candy aroma, caramel, grain, and dried fruit. Pretty much the same in the flavour, grain and banana with dried fruit and caramel sweetness. Faint roasted character and a bit of alcohol warmth/flavour in the finish. A bit cleaner than I expected. Full bodied with low carbonation. I liked it. Well balanced for a big beer.
02-15-2014 03:31:49 | More by DrJay
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
A nice brown color with a head that dissipated quickly. I smell something, I think fruit like fig. The taste is rich: fruit, a little malt. I don't notice any hops, which is OK, instead I get a little spiciness though I can't pin down the spice. I don't pick up anything I'd associate with wheat, the fruit flavors dominate. Overall, it's a tasty beer.
02-05-2014 23:40:43 | More by deg
3.84/5 rDev +0.8%
Purchased a bottle a while back four something just under $10. Served chilled into a pint glass (unfortunately). Advertised as 10.5% ABV.
Appearance - Hazy amber brown with red hues. 1 finger of white head is poured and dissipates fairly quick. Looks good, but non-descript overall.
Smell - Boozy, sweet dark fruits. Some caramel and sweet baking. the beer closest to this that I've had in terms of smell is Samichlaus, which may or may not be good for your tastes. I personally find the aroma pleasant.
Taste - Smooth, rich with cherries and plums. Some booze and lightly burnt sugar. Christmas baking in your mouth here. Not too intense and some ripe banana flavoring harkening this beer back to its wheat beer cousins. Banana is noticeably more prevalent was it warms.
Mouthfeel - A bit thin all things considered for a beer with this much flavor and this much alcohol. While the flavors don't overwhelm like many high ABV brews can, the mouthfeel just doesn't seem right with this one. Very thick and syrupy feeling. However, as this beer warms a bit more (closer to 15 degrees Celsius) as now the weight is a bit lighter and seems perfect with the accompanying flavors. Medium-low in carbonation.
Overall - Very doppelbock-ish to my tastes at the start turning more into a sweet weizenbock as it warms some more.
01-28-2014 05:53:37 | More by DenisKolkin
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
750 ml bottle in a tulip
Aroma : dark fruit , sugar, alcoohol
Appearance : pour a brown red translucent liquid , with little or no head, very little lacing
Taste : red fruit, caramel, banana and alcohol
Palate : medium body with little carbonation
Overall : Not a bad sample of a weizenbock far from the best on my opinion aventinus
11-07-2013 23:05:09 | More by MrElPechor
3.71/5 rDev -2.6%
Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange/copper color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves little lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of raisins, sweet caramel, brown sugar, molasses, bready yeast, some banana and faint cloves.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some dark fruits (mainly raisins), candied sugar, sweet caramel, bready notes, some banana, cloves and wheat.
Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
10-17-2013 20:02:21 | More by SebD
3.94/5 rDev +3.4%
Dark toffee brown colour with amber highlights. One inch beige head that quickly disappeared to a ring around the glass. No lacking.
Smells of yeast and alcohol. A strong aroma of apricots and thick cream.
The taste is rich and complex. Grains - barley. Toffee sweet with spices of cinnamon. Buttery. Milk chocolate. Over-ripe sweet fruit - apricots and prunes along with alcohol. Peppery around the edges.
A full mouthfeel. The beer coats the side of the mouth. Sticky sweet. No carbonation.
A rich drink. It is like sipping a fine single malt. Carbonation is really missing here.
10-13-2013 00:47:17 | More by ssmack
Weizenbock Grande Cuvée from Les Trois Mousquetaires
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.