Weizenbock Grande Cuvée - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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4/5 rDev +5%
2012 Vintage - 10.5%
A - Pours a nice hazy ruby red, finger of off-white head with some retention and no real lacing.
S - Sweet bananas, cloves, buttered bread, hints of cocoa and burnt toast.
T - The bananas and cloves dominated, lots of bready malts, hints of espresso linger on the finish. The ABV adds only a hint of sweetness and no real heat, and is easily masked by the bold flavours of the brew.
M - Lighter bodied ale and a tad thin, but goes down smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.
O - A delicious example of the style, loads of flavour, and well worth seeking out. I'll be aging a bottle for sure, but this stuff is dangerously drinkable at 10.5%.
11-24-2012 03:47:10 | More by andrenaline
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
4/5 rDev +5%
(4.0) A: Pours a cloudy deep orange-amber with a solid height of dirty beige foam head. Good retention and equal lacing.
(4.0) S: Dark fruits (cherries & plums), molasses, vanilla, hints of oak, bourbon, fainter grasses, and even some tropical fruit including papaya. Complex and varied.
(4.0) T: Very similar to aroma with those big dark fruits coming through along with some oaky bourbon and fresh grasses which weren’t all that detectable on the nose. Rich molasses provide depth and sweet vanilla and caramel serve to translate the alcohol into that smooth bourbon-like taste. This is good.
(4.0) M: Medium-lighter bodied with low carbonation. Nice and velvety with a mellow smoothness.
(4.0) D: New to this style but I’m really enjoying this one. The big dark fruit emphasis and oaky boozy character are the highlights for me.
11-21-2012 02:15:20 | More by Digimaika2
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
3.63/5 rDev -4.7%
2011 vintage. Bottle lists beer at 10%.
Beer is very dark brown, a bit of a dark chestnut hue. Moderately sized, fizzy tan head begins to dissipate promptly but not completely. A small head remains with a bit of lacing.
Smell is fainter than expected. Dark fruit, such as fig and raisin, is the most prominent smell. Caramel and malt behind that. Not a very typical wheat smell.
Like the smell, the taste is immediately full of juicy dark fruit. Raisin, grape, plum. Alcohol is noticeable, giving a bit of a bite to the otherwise very sweet beer. Some caramel as well. Does not have the typical characteristics I associate with either a Hefeweizen or a bock. Nice but the sweetness is intense, making it hard to drink too much of this.
Full bodied, moderate carbonation, noticeable alcohol.
Overall, tastes fairly good but only for so long. Not what I expected, although I am not upset.
05-05-2012 17:47:06 | More by jrenihan
3.63/5 rDev -4.7%
Bottle from Awesome girlfriend in Quebec... somewhere. Gatineau i think.
Pours a dark brown with a hint of red and a nice finger of head that looks really creamy and sticks around a while. Beautiful.
Nose is alcohol, hints of toffee, chocolate, and a nice sweet fruitiness.
Taste follows the nose, but the fruitiness is more prominent, followed by the toffee and alcohol... finishing with some chocolate and a lot of fig.
Mouthfeel is much thinner than the head lead me to believe. I was hoping for a thick monster, and got a medium kitten.
12-16-2011 21:32:29 | More by crusian
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
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
Bottle shared by Jason at my 22nd birthday, 750ml bottle into a tulip. 2011 vintage.
Poured a dark maroon, mocha/dark cream coloured head modest retention and lacing. Nose has some deep, dark fruit notes, plums, light chocolate, grapey and lightly vinous/herbal. Tastes of plummy and sweet dark fruits, light wheat character. Sweet malt profile with some brown sugar. Sweet, sticky and full feel, only light alcohol. Low carbonation. A solid dunkelweizenbock, a little sweet but some nice flavours and complexity.
11-23-2011 01:44:14 | More by liamt07
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
Deep chestnut, ring of tan head, no lace to speak of really. Deep dark bread notes, raisin, dark fruits, clove, light banana, fig. Taste is quite bready, light alcohol taste, mildly yeasty, dark fruits as well. Med-high carbonation, full body, decent feel, nice full body. Not bad but didn't knock me out, would like to try this with 6 months to a year on it to see if it rounds out some of the rougher edges.
11-22-2011 13:08:37 | More by peensteen
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
Opaque dark mahogany colour that is almost black with a fluffy tan head. Good head retention.
Big fruity aroma with some mild alcoholic notes. Lots of bready melanoidins. Raisins and some (are they) roasty notes.
The flavour here is a bit odd. Slightly drawn out fruit with a tart red currant note, dried under ripe grapes and some burnt toffee. Mild roast. Very interesting with the tartness not quite obvious as being either from the wheat or the fruit notes.
Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. A touch thin for my liking.
I think I like this beer and I note that this is a newer vintage than loaded into BA at 10.3%. The aroma is fairly enticing and the flavour isn't bad but the tartness detracts just a touch for me. Good but not great.
08-21-2011 09:55:16 | More by dgilks
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
3.28/5 rDev -13.9%
Dark and mud colored impossible to see through. Fluffy tan head dissipates quickly
Raisins and malt its very reminiscent of wine.
Grapes and sugar are in the forefront, frankly this beer is far too sweet. Think grape juice with some dark malt backbone. There are also some interesting spices in the flavor.
Very nice the alcohol keeps the body light and drinkable.
This beer looks very nice but overall its a classic case of the Quebec sweet tooth. Much to much sugar needs to be better balanced.
03-22-2011 02:11:40 | More by HopBacchus
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
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
A - Ruby or dark brown in colour. Bright. Small off white head that goes quite fast.
S - Dark fruit is huge here. Lot's of figs, prunes, dates. I get some hop and heat in there too.
T - Some burn hits you up front followed by those dark fruits again. The burn lingers a bit too.
M - Creamy, not alot of carbonation and nice full body.
D - Considering the abv on this I could certainly have a number over the course of a night.
11-29-2010 04:15:14 | More by tbeckett
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
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip aug17 2010
A a slightly murky dark brown with two fingers of dark tan head that has a minute or two of retention and leaves a few patches of lace
S brown sugar with some dark and tropical fruits, a fair amount of booze, and a little rum perhaps
T I pick up on all I smell but I with a fair bit of rum, raisin, and molasses with some dry cereal. This one has some boozy earthiness and sugar going for it and perhaps a little winter spice, I can't help thinking that I've had a similar beer but I can't think of what it would be to save my life
M fairly thick and a little creamy, the booze burn I was expecting wasn't really there, perhaps a little warming but not a lot of burn
D I may have been a little brave drinking a 750ml all on my own but for 11% I expected to encounter much greater difficulties then I actually did. I wouldn't call you a sissy for wanting a buddy to share this with but I may call you wise
good beer overall but it kicked my ass just a tad, not sure how this would age but I doubt some cellar time would do it any harm. at the end of the day this beers pretty enjoyable and intense at the same time
This was the 2010 version
08-18-2010 05:56:00 | More by wordemupg
Weizenbock Grande Cuvée from Les Trois Mousquetaires
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