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Weizenbock Grande Cuvée - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 09-21-2008

A dark wheat beer, hearty and top-fermented, inspired by the style traditionally brewed in Munich, Germany. This Weizenbock will seduce you with its lush flavors reminiscent of candied fruits, banana, and maple syrup.
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 50
Photo of e_dawg
2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This review is for the 2011 vintage.

On initial pour, not much head but a good amount of sediment. Looks rich and thick. Pours a dirty pale copper color. Held up to light a light ruby red is revealed in deeper parts, with a fiery orange in the shallower parts of the glass.

Smells of fruits - cherries, fresh cut pears, and faint banana. Bready yeast and toffee is present as well. Smell overall is somewhat muted, perhaps from the 2011 vintage.

Taste is as it smells plus a large amount of sweetness, more than I'd have guessed from the nose and 10%abv.

Mouthfeel is light with the fruits but the alcohol and toffee, and overbearing sweetness weigh it down. No carbonation to speak of.

Finish is not particularly enjoyable; lingering flavors from the taste but nothing new or worth dwelling upon.

Overall not a bad offering but one I didn't particularly enjoy. To me it tastes like a fruity version of a Gulden Draak (a beer I love) that is starting to go bad.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of videofrog
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Nice head; deep brown colour.

S: Super sweet. Loads of malt. Sugars. Candied fruit. Hint of tart fruit intrigues me.

T: My god. This is just dripping with syrup -- mostly maple, some demerara. Caramelized sugars. Distant, distant stewed plums, apples, and spice. There is an undertone of wheat, but it's hard to discern.

M: Robust, thick, and sticky.

O: An enjoyable experience, but not an oft-repeatable one. Would recommend to fans of weizenbocks.

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3.24/5  rDev -15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of Dope
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JClark
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of DrJay
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Weizenbock Grande Cuvée from Les Trois Mousquetaires
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