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Serie Signature Maibock - Les Trois Mousquetaires

Serie Signature MaibockSerie Signature Maibock

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BA SCORE
83
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%


Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bloberglawp on 08-22-2009)
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a beautiful deep and hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of honey, floral notes, citrus, grassy hops and bready/biscuity malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet honey, a grassy bitterness, citrus, flora hops, bready malts and some faint grains.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Wow very refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 22:06:29 | More by SebD
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matthiasbrau

New York

4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Part of my north-of-the-border haul, purchased at La Halte A Malt in the picturesque village of L'Assomption, Quebec. Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into Spaten mug. One word: gorgeous! From the head to the aroma, from the color to the taste, a beautiful beer; three fingers of vibrant white mousse; grainy aroma with hop highlights; medium-plus mouthfeel reveals full-bodied flavor;terrific finish leaves me wanting more; even the bottle is a beauty; this one's worth the 300-mile drive alone.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 00:24:03 | More by matthiasbrau
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy gold under a big head that settles to a heavy film, only some lace.

Nose is sweet malt offset by mild hops, some breadiness and a whiff of alcohol. Maybe a little honey.

Rather gentle to drink, subdued hops give lingering bitterness. Generally sweet and bready. Honey and fruit present.

Decent overall, but doesn't stand out from the pack. Manages its alcohol well, most tasty than boozy. Easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 02:12:57 | More by TerryW
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium gold. Two fingers bubbly head and visible carbonation rapidly rising up from the Duvel glass' etching.

Sweet aroma, honey with light grain.

Same sweet taste, honey with light sweet grain. Floral hopping present but less aggressive than I might like. Hot finish.

Despite noticeable alcohol this is actually pretty easy drinking for the strength, though I couldn't do more than a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 23:53:42 | More by CanuckRover
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Les Trois Mousquetaires Maibock has a tone like an ideal spring afternoon. Its golden colour blisters along the sides and bottom of the glass (though turns up bright and sunny when held up to the light). It comes served with a massive whipped cream topping and hundreds of bubbles that hover and are raised up like tiny flying saucers being sucked into a strong updraft.

The aroma, which frankly smells like little more than lightly toasted white bread, is actually quite rich and pleasurable provided you can appreciate beer solely for its basic fundamentals. This scent of clean pilsner malt is complimented by low melanoidins, a faint whiff of noble hop spice and florals, lemon juice, as well as some considerably impactful alcohol vapors.

This blond lager has the kind of subtle flavour profile that would drive Procter and Gamble nuts - they couldn't resist adding artificial flavours to something this plain and simple. While it's true this doesn't have the stuff to turn heads, its grainy maltiness is so remarkably real, rich and wholesome. It is a lager lover's lager... punched up a notch.

The taste has a distinctively dry, cracker-like maltiness. Though permeated by prominent alcohol notes, a hint of honey flavour, sweet corn and an occasional, very minor pinch of peppery spice serve to sufficiently mellow things out. All in all, the palate is left immersed in airy floral and lemony notes and a grassiness that further dries things out. Very agreeable.

As is typical for the style, Les Trois Mousquetaires Maibock is a beer that leaves out all details save for the most practical. While it offers only the bare essentials, these are not only among the finest quality but also apportioned very generously. It's a good thing this brewer has a penchant for German styles because his beers epitomize those traditions masterfully.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:12:34 | More by biegaman
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ABV 6.8%

A: straw colour, pours a white head, low retention, low lacing, low haze.

S: Grainy, slight grassy notes, some low citrus.

T: Same as nose, biscuit/cracker flavours.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

O: This is a great maibock with great flavours.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:59:30 | More by Kremlock
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pale golden colour, thumb of light fluffy head with solid retention and nice sporadic lacing.

S - Nice sweet grassy notes, sweet corn, wheat, hints of citrus rind and a hint of apple juice.

T - Much like the nose with the grassy notes dominating, surprising amount of bitter citrus rind, toasted crackers, bready wheat and a the touch of apple juice comes through on the finish.

M - Lighter bodied ale, a tad prickly and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - A fantastic brew, light and refreshing yet surprisingly bold for the style. Flavours are pronounced and are certainly a great way to ring in the spring. Well worth a try and I will snatch up a few extra bottles before they disappear.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 04:25:14 | More by andrenaline
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Handsome 750mL bottle from the LCBO, part of the Spring 2013 release. It's April but snowing so a beer that fits the changing of the seasons is in order for today. $6.90.

Poured into a tulip glass. A hazy honey golden brew, with a billowing head of a couple of inches that settles into a thin sticky ring. Good lacing on this.

Nose is citrus, herbs, bread, biscuit, noble hops, a bit of honey sweetness.

Very nice indeed - the honeyed bread provides a nice counter to the citrus and noble hop bitterness. Went down extremely well, yet had some complexity to it.

Carbonation is a bit sharp, medium bodied.

Very nice brew for this time of year, like a pale spring morning still clinging to winter's chill. There's sweetness and bitterness working together. Might get another bottle or two.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 03:20:49 | More by JohnnyBarman
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow body. Large eggshell head, moderate retention, patchy lace. Looks like a weissbier with less foam. Floral and yeasty bread dough aroma, like an amped up pilsner or helles, with a hint of honey. Mildly sweet with doughy and cereal flavours up front, and lemon zest, then a spicy/herbal finish. Moderate bitterness. It drinks like a stronger, more flavourful helles, or even pilsner on the lower side of bitterness. Medium bodied with relatively low carbonation. Rich, substantial mouthfeel, but not heavy or thick. No alcohol heat. Full-flavoured but approachable and very familiar.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 04:20:31 | More by mintjellie
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed Nov. 19, 2011 at Inaugural Bottle Share. From notes. Thanks Nicole!

Pours a clear straw body with a light white head that descends to a ring. A flowery nose, that I find quite off-putting and surprising for the style. Tastes lightly of pepper with a corny sweetness and a light bread malt underlying it. A slight bitterness lingers on the the palate.

An unobtrusive beer that seems off for the style. Nothing special at all. I was wondering if the bottle was old, but it was undated, alas.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 00:19:44 | More by kjyost
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle picked up on a recent trip to Montreal. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a pale straw yellow with one finger of bubbly white head.

S - Bready malts up front with some apple and herbal notes. Sweet at first with a slight bitterness from the hops evident as well.

T - Bready cereal grains, a touch of sweet caramel, some floral hops that also provide a slight bitterness and some light orchard fruit notes. The finish is dry and bitter. The ABV is fairly noticeable here which is a touch odd for an 8% beer. Still a very good beer but definitely not smooth.

M -Medium body with a bit of chew and light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 16:18:27 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden colour with a thin head. Trace of a very thin blanket with tiny bubbles.

S: Grainy malts, honey, sour lemony scent, faint apricot aroma. Picking up some light floral hops too.

T: Grainy malts, floral hops, some lemon sourness, and a bit of orchard fruit juice centered around apples. Finishes with an appealing and dry cane sugary sweetness.

M: Good well-rounded mouthfeel with an appropriate level of carbonation.

D: Drinkable and would probably buy this again, but not before trying other offerings from this brewer which come more highly recommended. Overall this offerings a bit too focused on the sweet side for me, but nonetheless worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 03:11:47 | More by Digimaika2
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I have to say that I was let down by this beer as all the other offerings from these guys were complex and very drinkable. This beer was too boozy and one dimensional plus the nose and taste was a little bit cardboardy which is not good considering the ABV. Mouthfeel was on the thick side and made finishing a bottle tough.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 17:33:34 | More by canucklehead
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice light blond colour with little to no head to speak of. The nose has a sweet hop to it with a nice malt presence, very balanced nose. The taste is very clean, slightly hoppy, boozy with a long sweet finish. Nice medium mouthfeel leaves a little to be desired. Drinkable but would have to split a 750ml couldn't do it on my own

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 16:28:12 | More by peensteen
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Golden/blonde colour with a one finger head that fades to nothing quickly. Medium amount of carbonation. Bright.

S - Honey, floral notes, and grain. Nice.

T - That honey and floral portion is there and makes for a nice combination. Mild bitterness in the finish. Sweet. Not cloying but flirting with something close to it.

M - Mild carbonation and medium bodied.

D - Good but not great. Not the greatest offering from these guys. I couldn't handle too much of this stuff so splitting the bottle was a good idea.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 22:17:45 | More by tbeckett
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden urine colour with nice light white head of dense foam. There's a bright golden haze on the body and a slow but persistent carbonation. Lacing is very clingy and nice. Looks like a pleasant beer indeed.

Smells very fruity and malty. Quite a boozey aromatic strength to it, with some golden wheat character and plenty of apricot, peach and a fair vinous note as well. Slight grain husk dourness just at the back is the only hiccup, with it otherwise smelling like a nice, sweet brew.

Taste is quite malty on the front with a strong and liqueury base, but a very effervescent mouthfeel to remind me it's lagery. Fruity on the mid, with more apricot character and some marzipan bitterness. Noticeable phenols towards the back, with a slight medicinal note and a touch of nuttiness, then finishes fairly dry, with a tickle of heat from the alcohol. Nice beer, strong and sweet but with a nice refreshingly bitter finish.

A good beer to bridge the Summer/Winter divide. A bit strong to be thoroughly quenchable but more refreshing than your average big beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 03:15:46 | More by laituegonflable
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear golden colour with an average size white fizzy head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing, and there really isn't much lacing to be seen. The head didn't last for very long before it was gone.

Smell - cereals, hops, a grassiness, pale malts.

Taste & Mouth - The carbonation level is pretty average, and the beer has a nice full body. I can really taste the hops, breads and grains. There is also a pale malt flavour and a corn syrup sweetness. The beer finishes with a lightly bitter aftertaste and the corn syrup sweetness lingers.

Drink - Not one my favourite beers from this brewer; but still worth a try nonetheless. The alcohol is extremely well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 02:43:37 | More by spinrsx
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - crystal clear straw colour, bubbly, tall white head that dissipated slowly leaving ransom sticky lacing
S - wheat and corn, herbal and buttery with a light fusel-like aroma
T - corn with spicy herbal hop notes, moving to a light buttery popcorn with a definite alcohol sweetness, similar to classic czech pils flavours in many ways
M - light body and good carbonation, slightly dry and bready finish with the alcohol enhancing the feel
D - very impressed, a nice mix of light hop and grain/corn flavours, the alcohol is present but not a distraction, a very drinkable 8%

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 04:02:39 | More by joemcgrath27
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SleepyMonk

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chilled 750ml caged and corked bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

Pours with a light and fluffy head that rapidly fades with a small mass of lace. The body of this beer was a very big surprise compared to what I was expecting. No cloud or haze at all, just a bright crystal clear golden straw color.

The aroma is light but the notes are definitely very Germanic. The yeast is very well suited and reminds me of just about any German lager that has registered high on my list. Chewy malts and the grain of uncooked dough round out the aroma.

Taste is also very much in line with German lagers however slightly sweeter than most and with a thicker, heavier weight. Sweet honey caramel flavors are very smooth and compliment the grainy yeast, hops and roasted barley.

The body carries a moderate weight with with an equal, perhaps even light, degree of carbonation. Well balanced and the alcohol, whilst notable, is soft given the abv.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 12:36:55 | More by SleepyMonk
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dgilks

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate, bready, malty aroma. Slightly spicy alcohol and a touch of hot alcohol on the nose. Quite good. A touch fruity. Yum.

Perfectly clear straw colour with a big, fluffy white head. Good head retention. Nice lacing.

Smooth, sweet malt. Neutral finish. Quite fruity but I like it. Spicy alcohols.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Silky and smooth.

A very tasty beer. Plenty going on and it isn't over the top.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 09:27:55 | More by dgilks
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber picked up at Peluso and split with Viggo.

Bright light golden pour with a couple fingers of white head that left some good lacing as it dropped to a heavy film. Sweet herbal aroma has a string bready background, with a nice spicy and grassy kick to it.

The flavour impresses me despite the beer's low average going into this review. True, it has a significant sweetness, but i feel its nicely balance by peppery, herbal and grassy hopping. I also really dig the bready core of this beer, which makes it a pleasing drink. Its also more substantial than I expected with a chewy body and billowing carbonation, which bulks things up even more.

Another highly drinkable offering from one of Canada's best breweries. I don't hesitate to buy from these guys anymore - I've had about a dozen of their brews and only one has disappointed. They remind me a little of Great Lakes with their take on the German styles...it would be interesting to do some side-by-sides.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 13:30:52 | More by bobsy
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Surprisingly clear, yellow with a white head, good retention, excellent lace.

S: Minty, herbal, grassy, steelie with hints of bready malt & sponge toffee.

T: Quite herbal and minty, steelie grass, sponge toffee, bready, light caramel, balanced bitterness, alcohol is well-hidden.

M: Moderately full body is smooth with an off-dry finish.

D: A good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 00:17:58 | More by Derek
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750mL corked bottle. Pours a clear golden color, with a foamy white that doesn't last long. Has a Pilsner-like hop aroma, with some alcohol and sweetness. The taste is overly sweet with some honey and earthiness, and very alcoholic. Some light bitterness and lots of alcohol in the aftertaste. I wasn't a fan of this, and was barely able to finish one glass. The harsh alcohol in this ruins it. I usually like Les Trois Mousquetaires, but this is their weakest offering I've tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 03:14:49 | More by chickenm
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml corked bottle:

Departs a glowing deep gold lager with a 2 finger sticky cap fair retention good lacing. Aromas from Germanic heaven: deep bready malitness fills the room, woody herbal hop notes and a wee bit of alcohol.

The great aroma does not transfer to the flavor profile..yes there are the ample malts and noble hops needed for a big German lager unfortunately it is not enough to cover the alcohol very well....and there is an annoying sweetness that does not belong in a well made Heller bock. Develops some decent woodsy-earthy-bready complexity and the finish is clean with a noble hop bite...just that the sweet-boozy tastes are always there riding on top of the profile, over powering these big fresh lager tastes.

Too bad... this is a promising heller bock...just a tad thin and not enough body and bulk to cover the omni-present boozy taste...almost comes off like those cheap adjunct euro malt liquors...a tad rough and unfinished. Perhaps less sugar, some more malts and toasted wheat will take care of this in a future brewing?

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 17:44:37 | More by pootz
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I feel like I should have learned my lesson by now to not buy randoms without knowing something about them first. I've been sufficiently impressed with the majority of Trois Mousquetaires special releases that I started picking them up on sight. I'm going to have to stop doing that after this one...

Totally clear, yellow beer with a bright white head, receding down to a the thinnest ring around the glass. No lacing. This isn't looking too promising...

Grain, yeast, light malt, earthy hops, slightly floral. Pretty weak smelling and to be honest, doesn't smell all that different from your typical lager.

I wasn't expecting this to taste anything like it does. It's like a macro lager with an added element of cloying sweetness and higher alcohol presence. Wheat, with an anonymously-bitter finish (no character). No complexity. I haven't been this disappointed by a beer in a long time!

The finish is horribly dry, leaving my tongue feeling all fuzzy. Light body and sparkling carbonation.

Rogue Dead Guy is the only other Maibock I've had. If this is also a Maibock, then I'm not even sure what a Maibock is. I thought I knew, but this has nothing in common with Dead Guy. I'm having trouble finishing this glass, never mind the 750ml bottle (about half the bottle was eventually poured down the drain). How can this same brewery be responsible for the Porter Baltique?? Worst Trois Mousquetaires Serie Signature I've had. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 02:37:01 | More by eat
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Serie Signature Maibock from Les Trois Mousquetaires
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.