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Série Signature Kellerbier - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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88
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MeisterBurger on 08-01-2009

Unfiltered golden lager inspired by the Kellerbiers, or "cellar beers", found in the northern Bavarian region of Franconia. This Kellerbier marries a rich malt flavor with an herbal hop character.
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Ratings: 112 | Reviews: 75
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of George2744
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep orange amber, almost brown but with an opaque unfiltered appearance. Some cola sticking carbonation but also some fine sized bubbles that rise quickly through the body. The head is creamy but small, forming only about two fingers but manages some soapy pill lacing, and has a very vanilla crème to banana yellow color and foamy puck.

Heavinly fruity esters going on, with large spicy malt like base. Creamy sensing vanilla and spiced clove with a big fig like note that dominates the nose. Very fruit forward with a raisin like sweetness that comes over. Dense. Rich. Smells very inviting, almost hinting at Belgian character but definitely lighter and of course not with any sucrose naturally. Big Keller indeed, and then some real creamy banana to match.

Palate comes with a large malty base. Hints of bock like big quality and caramel malt, with light phenolic character. Crisp finish and real big spicy sensations. Large banana finish with spiced nutmeg and allspice hot dry air aftertaste. The mouthfeel at such low abv is very impressive, thick, rushing and big malt coating everywhere. A bit of a fussel warmth and booming alcohol like sensation surprisingly coming off as a bigger brew. Chewy palate with an almost nutty flavor too match.

It's very impressive, a little large and unexpected, but really delicious for a Keller.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Les Trois Mousquetaires "Série Signature Kellerbier"
$6.26 Canadian for 20 oz. on tap @ BierMarkt, Montreal

Appearance: Hazy golden body beneath a creamy head of white. Excellent retention and lacing, leaving solid walls of lace behind.

Aroma: Floral hops, basic grainy malt, yeast.

Flavor: Pilsner malt threaded through with noble hops, spicy and grassy. Solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Median to moderate carbonation. Gently crisp, delicately bristling the tongue, and then smooth with malt and yeast.

Overall: Pretty impressive. It stands right up there with some of the best Kellerbiers I've tried in Germany. It's components are all distinct, yet it pulls together as one. Very balanced and rounded. Remarkably drinkable in that it's easy to drink, but also offers enough character to keep it interesting.

Photo of slowfade
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours a cloudy sunshine yellow with a big airy tan head that gassily settles from three fingers to a healthy ring around the glass.
Okay retention; not much lacing.

S:
Dry, musty grass. Old books, fresh cut grass, earth, herbs, soap.

T:
Earthy, doughy, green. Wheat, soapy yeast flavors, earth, herbal bitterness.

M:
Dry, refreshing, ridiculously carbonated. Medium bodied with a lingering tingle and a dry finish. Easy drinking.

O:
Tasty beer.
This drinks like a hybrid between a pils and a weiss. It looks and has the smell of a weissbier, but the bubbly, fresh, crispness of it is not. Pours nice, interesting nose. Tastes kind of muted (it is a fairly oldish bottle) but is nice and 'flat' tasting (mark of a good German beer IMO).
Would probably have again; worth trying if for nothing else than it is not an oft-done style.

Photo of Dope
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottling date as far as I can see.

A: Pours a hazy pale gold with the biggest, frothiest white head I've seen. There is 1/2" of liquid and the entire rest of the Duvel tulip is foam. Head takes forever to settle down, top-tier retention. Huge doily-like lacework everywhere. Big island of foam.

S: Lightly citrusy and grassy. Light dried-out hay really, not so much a fresh-cut grass. Mild crackery malt. Hint of some spiciness like black pepper.

T: Again, lightest hint of citrus and hay up front but a surprisingly spicy black pepper and herbal quality. Some sweet grains in the middle but the herbal hops blasts in again before long. Long lingering grainy black pepper aftertaste.

M: Light/medium body, very smooth and spicy.

O: A spicy, peppery Kellerweiss is there ever was one. Great smooth mouthfeel, a proper lager for sure. Super drinkability but borderline due to all the herbal and peppery flavors. Gives it a real kick. Very flavorful for 5.5% as a result. Sorta reminds me of a really peppery saison at points.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clouded, darkish golden-orange body with a tall, sustained, meringue-like, white head. Thick lacing.

Smell: Toasted grains with an ultra thin edge of sugar, fresh, yeasty dough, a clean, spicy, bitter herb hop aroma, with an underlying growing fruitiness.

Taste: Subtly toasty, lightly doughy maltiness with a light touch of honey sweetness. Spicy, lightly herbal (a tad grassy) hops with a thin bit of lemony citrus. Medium-light bitterness. A bit of sour yeast character. Drying, herbal-laden finish with touches of yeast and minerality.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High, tingly carbonation.

Overall: A very pronounced level of carbonation, but, still, it's a rather refreshing brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass. The beer poured out very cloudy as the all of the yeast was poured out from the bottom of the bottle.
S: Moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose along with hints of bready malts.
T: The taste has complex flavors of yeast along with notes of grassy and herbal hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This Kellerbeer seems to be happier compared to other beers I've had but still has nice complex flavors of yeast.

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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass, it was hazy yellow gold color with champagne-like bubbles racing up the brew and as expected had a massive 4-5 finger snow white foamy head that looked like soap overflowing from a washing machine; the head was full of bubbles of all shapes and sizes and dissipated very slowly leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down. The head never went away and was very impressive, it looked like a well-hopped DIPA and each pour from the bomber kicked up more cloudy sediment.

Smells of sweet malt, wheat bread, wet cardboard, yeast, light caramel and floral hops or herbs. Slightly skunky yeast odor then trails off fruity and hoppy with a touch of spices; not quite a lager and not quite a Belgian nose, a mix of the two that was alright.

Tastes like a rich malty lager, with wheat bread, funky yeast or a penny/metallic flavor, tea leaf, biscuit, lightly roasted grains, caramel, floral hops, fruit like apple skin, lemon, dry grass or hay, and light hoppy spices; the flavor is on the sweet side, but it has that German beerhall flavor that dares you to pound it as it is easy to drink with a fine balance of malt and hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy and almost smooth, with very mild carbonation, a medium to almost chewy body, and a slightly bitter sweet malty finish that has some lemon zest and hop bite to it.

The Kellerbier/Zwickelbier style is not one I get my hands on often, but this was quite good and sessionable, one I recommend trying as it was tasty with a low ABV. Would love to pound about 10 of these on a sunny Saturday afternoon and see what kind of chaos would follow, in the spirit of German brewing, of course...

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

375ml bottle. Weizen glass. - sweet malt & honey aromas fly at the moment cap is removed. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, foamy & lasting thin layer on top, spots are left on sides. Slightly woody, grainy & malty aromas. Crispy upfront, light citric flavor & arising bitterness rounded by green wood & light piney hues. Light body. Soft carbonation. Dense palate & spicy touch, gentle effervescence but no watery sensation. Low herbal, honey notes & clean bitterness –allowing caramel be shown- resolve in a dry bitter/sweet finish. Refreshing & nice drinkability !!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bschinelli
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy, yellow gold into a Pilsner flute. Lots of very white foam that continues to coat the surface of the beer all the way down the glass. Lots of thick lacing along the glass.

S - Interesting aroma, lots of spice suggesting Noble hops, with some cereal grain at the end.

T - Lots of initial spicy hop bitterness on the tongue at first, then following with some toasted bread notes.

M - Very soft and light on the palate.

O - An excellent, drinkable beer. I'd prefer it in the summer, but didn't want to wait.

Photo of JavierGC
4/5  rDev +2%

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Série Signature Kellerbier from Les Trois Mousquetaires
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