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Série Signature Kellerbier - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: MeisterBurger on 08-01-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of juliendesrochers
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of CanuckRover
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A rare five on appearance. Giant egg shell head fills the flute of the tulip glass. Settles slowly, sea foam consistency. Thick lacings right to the finish. Peach colour. Appropriately cloudy. Just wonderful.

Fresh grass seed with some generous noble bitterness. Subtle honey sweetness underneath.

Wet hay and honey sweetness blends seemlessly with fresh grass which morphs into a nice resinous bitterness, pine.

Spot-on keller. Can easily imagine drinking this at a German country brew house.

Photo of Kloug
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden copper colour, finger of head with solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - Leafy green hops, grassy notes, vegetal greens and a wheat malt finish.

T - Much like the nose with heavy grassy hops dominating, sour citrus hop notes come through alongside a bready malt profile and some wheat grass on the finish. The citrus bitterness is surprisingly strong on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A great example of the style, loads of flavour and easily sessioned. I could pound this stuff for days!

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from notes
A - ully hazy golden orange, tall white head retained forever and left lots of random lacing
S - Oranges, pepper and spices, mild leafy and herb hop notes, light grain
T - very similar to the nose, also a mineral and honey qualities
M - edium body with bright carbonation, peppery tingle with mild hop dry finish
O - an interesting and enticing mix of flavours, super easy drinking, a unique brew and style

Photo of kylesobrien
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice marmalade-like orange yellow. Sizable, rocky head which dissipates somewhat after pouring. Nice lacing around the fringe of the glass. Unfiltered and opaque, but not cloudy. Aromas of noble hops and a slight whiff of sulfur. Smells like a European pilsner, although with a little less hop character up front than many examples of that style.

Flavor is pleasantly hoppy, and vaguely tart. Not as dry as I would have expected, as there is a slightly malty aftertaste. Carbonation level is refreshing, as it is not excessive. The hoppyness appears to intensify as I finish my glass; although this is an unfiltered pilsner, the IBUs are up there with some of the hoppier pales I've tried.

Overall, I'm enjoying the Kellerbier. I could do without the slight maltiness, but that's more my preference (for Bohemian instead of Bavarian lagers) and not a knock on the beer itself. I think it would go really well with summer fare, as it definitely seems like a fine food beer to me. I always like trying unfiltered pilsners (especially those on lees), and this is one of the better examples of that style. I'd pick this up again.

Photo of mactrail
1.95/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I am trying to find the slightest evidence to call this a Kellerbier. It's so strongly and peculiarly flavored, and so oddly bitter. The beer pours nicely, leaves a proper head, and seems to be normally carbonated. The smell, however, is just wrong. Something like last year's apple forgotten in the potato bin.

I am struggling to place that overwhelming and unpleasant flavor. It tastes just like some cheap and elderly sweet lager from the wrong side of the Danube, only amplified. Is it oxidized, somehow? Corked? There's no bacterial taste, just the rusty, dirty, bad fruit flavor. It's somewhat buttery, so maybe it's the diacetyl flavor gone wild. The excessive bitterness doesn't taste like hops, so maybe there are some other organisms playing in the sandbox.

Too revolting to drink more than a few amazed sips. This is the newer label that's been around for at least a couple of years. $11 for the big bottle, I'm sorry to say.

Photo of papat444
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up directly at the brewery.

Appearance: A thick fluffy head with a patchwork of lacing that becomes a sheet of foam covering the glass as it empties. Body is a hazy light gold. Simply marvelous.

Smell: Earthy minerals, grainy, citrusy and zesty.

Taste: Minerals, caramel malt, good bite, some fruit plushness. Never too strong yet flavor is fulfilling.

Mouthfeel: Real good carbonation, smooth yet firm and a great balance. Full bodied yet manages to feel light.

Overall: A real winner. Refreshing and elegant. This can be a good gateway beer yet still satisfy the discerning craft beer drinker.

Photo of jrenihan
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. No apparent freshness date.

Pours a cloudy orange/gold. A huge white head on top. Great retention.

Smell is nice and light. Honey, sweet bready malt and a very slightly funky scent.

Beer starts with some honey, bready malt, a slight sour flavour. The finish is very light, slightly bitter and a bit empty. Nice start but a weak finish.

Light bodied, moderate carbontation. Refreshing but a bit thin. I suppose that is the point.

Overall, I find this hard to rate because I am not much of a lager fan. Trying to rate this to style, it seems pretty good. Some nice and interesting flavours- the slight sour/funk is very good. However, the lightness and "clean" flavour does not work for me. Since I suppose those are part of the package for a Keller Bier, I would say this is a good example of the style.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A three-inch, foamy white cloud is long lasting over the hazy, light-honey gold beer with random carbonation emanating from within. Big patches of lace are left on the thick walls of a Ruppert’s mug.

Fresh hay is accented by sweet caramel with sour dough and subtle hop aromas.

The flavor is bready with honey, grains, a light touch of lemon and amazingly well balanced. There are even hints of sourness before an endlessly long, bitter finish. Warmth brings out hop flavors including some mint.

This one has a full-to-medium body with cotton texture and no perceptible alcohol. The carbonation is fizzy.

This is my first Keller Bier and I found it to be highly satisfying and nourishing. I imagine this would be perfect with lunch, after physical work in the summer. However, I easily finished the entire bomber while reading in February.

Photo of cpolking
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours orange and dark golden in color with a half-inch head of thick, yet fizzy, and almost creamy foam that is off-white in color.

The aroma is grainy, very earthy, slightly funky, with a fruity tartness.

The taste is of rich golden grain, grassy, a bit earthy and woody, with a tart citrusy note, and a very bitter and dry finish.

This is as complex of a lager as you are going to find. It is tasty and worth repeating.

Photo of gkunkle
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750 into my Hofbrau Maskrug (liter mug). Body of the beer is a hazy orange amber color with visible carbonation. A few solids can be seen floating around. The head stands two fingers after the pour. Retention is impressive, its been sitting for at least 5 minutes and it has barely fallen. Smell is of light sweet malts, strawberries, slightly wild, truly delicious smelling. Taste is smooth and clean. I detect herbal hops, Some biscuit, some citrus. Mouthfeel is average, with a tickle of carbonation. This is a great beer, really tasty, generally enjoyable with a nice low ABV.

Photo of Sean9689
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, ChrisPro! Bottle poured into Darkness tulip.

A - Pours a light amber color, clear, white frothy head, thin collar, thin cap, slight spotty lace.

S - Spicy, grassy, malty, slightly bready. Very nice and enjoyable nose, with lots going on in such a light beer.

T - Similar to the nose, but heavier on the sweetness and bready notes. The spices and malts are spot-on and the grassy notes round things out nicely.

M - Light, good carbonation, refreshing, clean finish.

O - An enjoyable beer that very easy to drink and offers a nice amount of complexity for only being 5.5%. Would definitely drink again, if offered.

Série Signature Kellerbier from Les Trois Mousquetaires
88 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.