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Weizenbock Grande Cuvée - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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86
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 09-21-2008)
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Photo of videofrog
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

videofrog, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of AgentMunky
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

AgentMunky, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Chvck1
3.24/5  rDev -15%

Chvck1, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of slowfade
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

slowfade, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Bandi, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

metter98, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Dope
3.75/5  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.

Dope, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

AnthemOfTheSun, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of JClark
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

JClark, May 10, 2014
Photo of hoppy_tom
4/5  rDev +5%

hoppy_tom, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of russwilliam
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

russwilliam, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev +5%

gillagorilla, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Porter
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Porter, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +5%

smithj4, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Kerne
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Kerne, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of YAAlex
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

YAAlex, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of DrJay
3.89/5  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.

DrJay, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Hoppy_McGee, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

TerryW, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of deg
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

deg, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

DenisKolkin, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

yancot, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Gio
4/5  rDev +5%

Gio, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of lernerlift
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

lernerlift, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of MrElPechor
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

MrElPechor, Nov 07, 2013
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Weizenbock Grande Cuvée from Les Trois Mousquetaires
86 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.