Weizenbock Grande Cuvée - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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Reviews by deg:
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
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3.88/5 rDev +1.8%
Had this last night and it put me to bed.Poured into my Brooklyn-Schneider Hopfen weisse glass a deep murky looking cola color with a nice looking one finger light tannish colored head that settles into a frothy mass.alot going on in the nose with alcohol dipped dark fruit really standing out,a bit of clove spice and sweet caramel,the main thing is it's big and sweet.Flavors really hit ya with a sweet sharp alcohol bomb,alot of dark fruit and phenolic spice mixed with more sweet caramel,the alcohol really hits as it warms.It's a sweet somewhat sticky sipper that can get a bit hot but it's a well made weizenbock,just plan on drinking this and not anything else.
08-27-2012 21:06:38 | More by oberon
3.58/5 rDev -6%
750mL bottle from the LCBO. Nice, classy bottle design, a bit of a change from the old label style.
Poured into a Duvel goblet. Dark caramel-chestnut in colour, with a half inch of head that lasts about twelve seconds before dissolving into a thin ring.
Nose is very sweet, wheat malt and sugar, a bit of fruit - plum or currant - with spice and a slight boozy burn.
Quite sweet and potent, this is a lot to work through. Sugary sweet, fruit, a crisp tartness, then more sweetness, a nutty flavour of some origin, and assertive boozy finish.
Tart carbonation, sticky (it feels as strong as it is).
Not really my favorite - too sweet and probably could do with some cellaring.
11-27-2012 04:22:08 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.76/5 rDev -1.3%
Appearance: murky, prune juice brown, w/ orange/red hue when held to light, like a filtered sunset; any head comes and goes quickly
Aroma: toffee, toasted malt, butterscotch, banana; sweet, ripe fruit esters of yeast; captivating all in all
Taste & Mouthfeel: sweet like candy, if it was buttery and full of banana, toffee, and lightly burnt caramel; just a touch of heat from alcohol in the finish; soft & silky mouthfeel a little light on carbonation and somewhat cloying; reminiscent of bananas foster but with a stronger caramel flavour in the finished; hints of apple juice, clove, brown sugar
Overall: pleasant and warm flavours, interesting if not of incredible variety, but the sweetness is a little too much and needs to be cut by something, more carbonation might even help; definitely worth a try, but maybe not a return visit
06-22-2013 14:50:23 | More by BGDrock
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
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
750ml caged and corked bottle, winter 2010.
This beer pours a brightly cloudy deep dark garnet colour, with one fat finger of creamy mocha head, which leaves a low rise of lace around the glass in its wake. It smells strongly of stewed raisins, molasses, dates, toffee and intense, but even, booze warming. The taste is big lightly toasted caramel malt, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, acidic black fruit - plums, figs, and red grapes - and a warm, cozy, herbal, leafy booze blanket. The carbonation is quite mild, the body medium-full, sugary, and smooth, in a stick to the roof of your mouth kind of way. It finishes still quite sweet, but with a leveling hoppy, boozy dryness.
The heat definitely pervades this beer - however, it mostly hangs, somewhat malevolently, in the background. The rest is a big, sweet, fruity, cockles-warming tipple - it sure is making me ignore/forget/change the channel on another underwhelming Oilers' result.
01-16-2011 05:49:46 | More by biboergosum
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
Pours a nice colour, with a moderate head. The aroma draw you in of wheat, dark fruit, some chocolate. The taste is a good full carmel mouthfeel, its rich, nails the style but must it be at 10%? A tad of sourness in some sips, some sips with bitterness too.
09-21-2008 02:24:05 | More by Sammy
3.43/5 rDev -10%
My bottle says 2009...
Pours a dark brown, sediment from bttom of bottle turn it opaque. Creamy off white head.
Not a fan of the aroma. Sickly sweet and sour to the point that we thought it had gone off. Other than that, some nutty malt sweetness and a bit of plum
Dark alcohol soaked fruit throughout. Pumpernickel bread. Solid treacle-like malt backbone. Slightly peppery. Alcohol is surprisingly light for 11%.
Despite the off-putting aroma, the beer grows on you pretty quickly. It's a decent enough beer. Doubt I'd grab another.
05-03-2009 20:25:33 | More by CanuckRover
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
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
A - very dark brown, one finger of chocolaty head dissipated to random islands, not a lot of retention
S - fruity hints of plumb and raisin, heavy malts, light sweet molasses, hint of chocolate
T - very sweet and very malty: sweet thick molasses and dark roasty malt, raisin and plumb fruity sweetness, light notes of chocolate and a present but balanced alcohol sweetness
M - heavy body, starts chewy tart, thins out to a tangy feel as the 11% ABV works through the palate
D - for 11% ABV I must say that the alcohol works with the beer and not against it, it is masked and balanced nicely with fruity sweetness and heavy malt character, i wouldn't drink it every day ... maybe every other day
10-29-2010 03:52:27 | More by joemcgrath27
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
Weizenbock Grande Cuvee Hiver 2010. I didn't think it was worth opening a whole new entry for the distinction; though this one should probably be renamed as "Weizenbock Grande Cuvee" as a catch-all.
750ml of 11% beer, this stuff is like a bottle of wine. Great mahogany-coloured body; opaque with a nice cover of caramel head, leaving some good sticky lacing. I wasn't expecting much head at 11%, for the ABV the appearance is very nice. I love the colour.
The nose is very vinous with lots of red wine grapes; prunes and raisins along with hints of molasses, chocolate and musty basement. Lots of sugary malt. Dark bread, like pumpernickel, comes out as it warms. Some quality-smelling alcohol. Smells like a huge malt bomb.
I was fully expecting this one to be too sweet and it is, though not overwhelmingly so. Borderline cloying but this is an 11% weizenbock: what did you expect? Getting past the sweetness there are wine-like characteristics as found in the nose, some mustiness as well and a decent earthy hopping, though this doesn't do too much to combat the extreme sweetness here. The malt could be filled out in the bottom end, it's not as full as I had hoped for. I guess there's some subtle spicing in there, though it's hard to pick out under all the sugar and alcohol. Alcohol is definitely noticeable; in the mouth, on the finish and all over the place. I'd say it's well-played though, never really coming off too harshly. If you're inclined to buy a bottle of this scary-looking stuff, chances are you're looking for a little booze anyway.
The feel suits the style, I suppose. Decent medium body with a medium-light carbonation. Could be a little fuller-bodied.
I think I'd only be interested in drinking this one again as an apertif; a few ounces with dessert or something like that. To open a 750ml of this by yourself is just stupid. Buy one of these, stash it away for a couple years and pull it out at a dinner party to split amongst a table of people; that seems to be what would best suit this brew. I'm going to have to drain pour some of this, it's too intense to finish alone.
08-09-2010 02:34:25 | More by eat
3.13/5 rDev -17.8%
Grand Cuvee 2011. 10.3% ABV. Poured in to Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a medium to dark amber colour and settled opaque with only a slight ruby redness around the edges from the light. A small amount of cream coloured head formed and quickly disappeared.
S - A big hit of alcohol up front followed by a very sweet flavour profile that had toffee, dark caramel and molasses aromas. Not very inviting but definitely robust.
T - A big sweet palate full of dark caramel, toffee and brown sugar flavours complimented by a decent hop bitterness and a very warming alcohol presence. After a while the malts transform in to a sweet and sticky candy-like flavour that becomes cloying, making the beer difficult to drink. Some bready malts are also noticeable in the background but are overwhelmed by the sweetness.
M - Medium body with a nice hearty chew. Light carbonation.
O - This was very difficult to drink. The bottle size made this a partial drain pour. This one is definitely for sharing.
12-12-2011 01:39:39 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.38/5 rDev +15%
Malty, rich, alcohol well cloaked.
Pours Deep red copper, thick head, dissipates slowly to a thin film, some lace.
Aroma of malt, alot of malt. Rich, and clean. Flavor, oh my... alot of malt, caramel and burnt sugar, awesome. A faint chocolate bitterness in the finish. Alcohol present in the finish, but not overwhelming, I'll admit I'm not sober reviewing this. I'm listening to that show that has no beer content ever.
Thanks! BN for life!
08-10-2009 02:05:37 | More by bloberglawp
3.1/5 rDev -18.6%
2011 bottle, making it a year-ish old.
A - Murky, dark mahogany brown. Good amount of dense light mocha head, with some lacing.
S - Toffee, burnt sugar, caramel overload.
T - Toffee, a little banana, tapioca, pudding, with some booze at the end.
M - The best part of it. Medium density, good carbonation. As it warms, it gets a little thinner.
11-24-2012 00:28:31 | More by Beelzebeer
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
3.94/5 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
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
Appearance – Brown colour with a very large size frothy beige coloured head. It’s hard to make out the carbonation level due to the darkness and there is some really good lacing. The head lasted for 6 minutes before it was gone.
Smell – Malts, dark fruits, candied sugar, toffee/caramel
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel/toffee and some dark fruits. The beer has a very sweet taste, lots of sugar. It finishes with a malty sweet dark fruit aftertaste.
Overall – Another beer that is probably best enjoyed with someone else. I really do wish this brewer put some of their high end beers into smaller formats. Regardless, I enjoyed this beer and I am rarely disappointed by Les Trois Mousquetaires.
07-04-2011 16:22:20 | More by spinrsx
Weizenbock Grande Cuvée from Les Trois Mousquetaires
86 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.