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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 69
Gots: 71 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Robust dark lager inspired by Porters from around the Baltic Sea region. This beer is luxuriously round with a mild bitterness. The malts contribute flavors of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The use of cherry-wood smoked malt provides a subtle hint of smoke.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 12-17-2008)
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

ledjip, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

edugasmtl, Sep 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -3%

Unreadable date in 2013 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and figs
Head small (< 2 cm), light brown, fizzy, immediately diminishing to a tiny floating clump of bubbles
Lacing none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor begins moderately sweet with figs and dates, a hint of alcohol and smoke at the end; no hops, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy to syrupy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.875. Final weighted score: 4.15
This is another delicious brew from Les Trois Mousquetaires. The appearance loses points because there is neither head nor lacing. Other than that, this is a very good brew: smooth, flavorful with hints of figs and dates, a little raunchy (good), very good palate. This goes on my short list of beers I’ll buy whenever I find them.
On a packaging note – the date is printed on the back label with other pertinent information (a good thing) but is very light and mostly unreadable (a bad thing).

Ozzylizard, Aug 31, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on-tap at st-andre resto pub in montreal

a: pitch black with ruby tinges around the edges. two fingers of frothy light brown head

s: whoa, huge licorice and dark fruit. molasses, hints of alcohol, some chocolate. smells sweet

t: powerful sweet licorice up front, with molasses, cherries, and raisins. roasted malt and chocolate enter mid-palate. huge and lasting flavours here. bits of alcohol. finishes surprisingly dry for how sweet it started off

m: full bodied, super creamy. mild carbonation

o: a really big but delicious brew. really heavy on the licorice to start, but rounds out afterwards

kevinlater, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 25, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Microbrasserie Les Trois Mousquetaires was established in 2004, and is located at 3755-C Boulevard Matte in Brossard, Quebec. Its Porter Baltique 2009 won World's Best Stout & Porter at the 2010 World Beer Awards.

This is the first beer that I have sampled from Trois Mousquetaires, and I was a little wary given its impressive reputation...having been disappointed in the last highly touted Quebec brewed beer that I tried. Porter Baltique Grande Cuvee ("PBGC") 2011 came in a corked 750 ml bottle purchased from the LCBO, with a date of 01/07/2011 printed on the reverse label. PBGC was a very healthy 10% alcohol by volume.

PBGC poured an opaque black..back lighting did nothing more than lighten the beer around the edges of the glass to a dark brown. The aroma was fabulous, a combination of chocolate, alcohol, dark ripe fruits and wet autumn leaves. Pouring produced just over 1" of crema coloured, creamy head which lasted for 4-5 minutes before disappearing completely, leaving no lacing or spotting down the glass. It's flavour was as wonderful as the aroma, with sweet, dark malts, chocolate, and dark fruits, ending with a modest bitterness. As the beer warms, the alcohol aroma becomes more noticeable, and the already modestly bitter finish mellows further. A bittersweet aftertaste lingers, and though I'm not normally a fan of lingering aftertastes, it was a shame that I eventually had to brush my teeth before going to sleep. Trois Mousquetaires has the carbonation just right on this one, and PBGC is full bodied with the creamy mouthfeel of an oatmeal stout. One thing that struck me about the beer was the variability in taste...one mouthful the chocolate dominates, in the next the dark fruits are more pronounced, in another the malt sweetness is front and centre. PBGC is a complex beer, but not so complex that the individual aromas and tastes get lost. In summary, a wonderful beer...the only area in which it falls down is the "value for money" factor. At $9.95 a bottle, I'll have to put this beer in the "special treat" category. In a 750 ml bottle, PBGC is best shared...or at least stretched out over a long winter night.

BuckyBeerBeaver, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

rick7373, Jun 14, 2014
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DaveR514, Jun 14, 2014
Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
95 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.