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Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

160 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 56
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Full-bodied, Bavarian-style lager with a complex malt character suggesting flavors of fresh-baked bread, molasses, chocolate, plums, and oranges. This style was originally created by monks for Lenten fasting and called "liquid bread".

(Beer added by: Derek on 05-26-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

pknyc, Oct 18, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

sdm9465, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of iRikal
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

This is my 1st Doppelbock so I cannot vouch for the style itself...

A- Warm reddish coppery colour. Quite nice looking in full sun.

S- Dark fruits, some maltiness, pleasant and a little sweet

T- raisins, plums, toffee, bitterness is nice-not overwhelming, actually pretty sweet

F-body is fairly present, carbonation is lower than what i'd usually like but balanced nonetheless

O- A good beer, above average for sure. Not the style i'm very fond of but it was worth the 6$ for the 750ml for sure. Knowing what a dopplebock is in the first place i would likely have given more points if I follow what other reviewers gave. If what i described above is reminiscent of the type, then it is an excellent example. I will likely try it again after comparing other doppelbock.

iRikal, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev -4.3%

RBuckley73, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

SERVICE: Bottle
BOTTLED ON: 05/21/14

A:
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a nice, creamy finger and a half of beige head that settles at a middlin' film. Decent retention; sticky, even lacing. (3.75)

S:
Spiced rum. Smoke, raisins, leather, licorice, caramelized sugar, rum, wood. Lots going on. (4.25)

T:
Boozy and sweet. Smooth transitions through vanilla, rum, licorice, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and more. (4)

M:
Sticky, heavy, boozy syrup of a beer, low carbonation and a very pronounced warming finish. (3.75)

O:
Very good, pretty big Doppelbock.
This is definitely more towards the Samichlaus end of the spectrum (at least based on beers I have had). It is a big, sweet, filling, liquor-filled, malty lager that is perfect for a cold rainy day or indeed any time during the winter. That's definitely what I was going for, but it was certainly a little too big for my tastes. But that's just me.
Pours fairly nice for the ABV. It has a really nice nose and flavor to it with lots of woodsy and sweet characteristics that become WAY more pronounced as the beer warms. The palate is thick, sticky, coating and lasting and the alcohol comes through quite a bit. This is a perfect beer to take to a special occasion to share. Warms you to the soul.
Would have again; worth seeking out. (4)

TheDoctor, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%

spinrsx, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

spycow, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of byronic
4/5  rDev -4.3%

byronic, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

YamagamiTravis, Jul 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BrunoPettipas, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

mikeg67, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

MDDMD, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of s1ckboy
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

s1ckboy, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Ozzylizard, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

tobek, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

lgmol, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Texsuds, May 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

JonnyBeers, May 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

rogerdandy, Apr 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

afsdan, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

valkyre65, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of hillvt4me
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

hillvt4me, Apr 01, 2014
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Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps from Les Trois Mousquetaires
91 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.