Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
750 ml bottle from rare beer club. Pours light brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of ripe plums, sour cherries, caramel malt and hint of herbal hops. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is very fruity (plums, cherries), caramel malt, brown sugar, herbal hops. Finish is long, sweet first then becomes dry and herbal. Very complex, interesting brew.
07-14-2014 13:59:38 | More by mikeg67
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
A-brown color with ruby highlights, nice light brown head and good lacing
S-toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, hint of spices
T-roasted malt, raisins, plums, mocha, toffee, hint of licorice, mild bitter finish
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth
O-delicious example of the style, thoroughly enjoyed this and hope to find it agsin
07-10-2014 10:57:25 | More by MDDMD
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
A: The beer is hazy brown in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Quite fruity in nature, there are moderate aromas of sweet candied plums in the nose.
T: The taste is almost a carbon copy of the smell and has flavors of sweet candied plums. Neither hops nor bitterness are perceptible. The flavors become stronger and more complex as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Doppelbock is a lot fruitier and sweet compared to other beers in the style and doesn't have any of the raisin-like aromas or flavors that you would normally expect.
06-29-2014 00:41:08 | More by metter98
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Bottle produced 10/07/2013 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of sweet malt, figs, dates
Head average (4 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and a couple large islands
Lacing excellent, nearly covering the glass with small bubbles
Body deep amber, clear
Flavor begins moderately sweet with hints of figs and dates; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl; ends with a lingering sweetness.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation
A very nice doppelbock, hardly seems like I’m drinking a lager at all. This is very flavorful, dark and muddled. An excellent breakfast beer and the best I’ve had from Les Trios Mousquetaires. Well worth buying some to try to age.
06-14-2014 11:42:13 | More by Ozzylizard
3.98/5 rDev -5%
A: medium brown with a burgundy undertones; nice lacing.
S: prunes and dark fruits are prominent; some malty notes and hints of caramel.
T: prunes and Turkish apricots and malty notes.
M: medium body, medium carbonation. A little thick with a sweet finish.
O: nice balance and flavor profile for a boch; the ETOH is well hidden. A really solid Dopplebock.
04-01-2014 22:14:55 | More by hillvt4me
4.7/5 rDev +12.2%
+++***This is a 2012 VINTAGE bottle which I'm opening today on feb 2 2014 - so this brew is roughly 2 years old, we'll see how it handled a bit of aging.***+++
I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
APPEARANCE : Lovely reddish brown - or is it brownish red? There's almost a ruby quality to it. The head rose fairly high, a light brown-mocha colour with a surprising off-red hue. It fell back down fairly quickly and left a light amount of lacing.
SMELL : First nose has a tinge of carbonation and an almost acidic side. Some barley sugar as well as some over-ripe fruits are present. Second nose has some mocha come out from underneath what I just described, as well as some nutty aromas. Third nose brings out some chocolate and a slight hint of smoke. The acidic undertone was there through and through and really reminds me of barrel aged flanders red ales.
TASTE : First and longest lasting notes are mocha and something like those mixed chocolate boxes, except here, you take them all out of the box, mash 'em up and eat them. Bam, tastes a bit like of these chocolates. Plus some very soft spices. Plus some plums and figs and dates and stuff. Rich and complex, so many layers dancing around, beautiful.
MOUTHFEEL : Silk. Smooth silk. Slightly cloying at the beginning, but just a bit, and then it goes away before becoming overpowering. Carbonation is outrageously perfect, bubbles so fine I barely feel them individually - instead I get a feeling of rich cream. Seriously one of the most enjoyable mouthfeels I've ever experienced.
OVERALL : Oh man, patience pays. I had no expectations whatsoever for this brew, I just decided I'd forget about it and I might be surprised in a couple years. This is beyond surprise, this is one of the most enjoyable brew I've opened in months.
02-03-2014 01:10:41 | More by FrostBlast
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a hazy dark brown unlike most here in the U.S. that seem to have good clarity. Thin head. Carbonation seemed low and perhaps it had something to do with the pricey packaging with cork & cage. Nose is a delight with appetizing malt, dark malt, roastyness, and some dark chocolate. Palate is a malty wonderland. Delicious. Easy drinking.
01-18-2014 01:12:12 | More by yemenmocha
Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps from Les Trois Mousquetaires
93 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.