Serie Signature Maibock - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
10-16-2010 12:36:55 | More by SleepyMonk
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3.99/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
04-02-2013 03:20:49 | More by JohnnyBarman
British Columbia (Canada)
2.65/5 rDev -27.8%
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.
06-19-2010 03:14:49 | More by chickenm
3.28/5 rDev -10.6%
Part 1 of the Trois Mousquetaires gift pack, with two nice eponymous chalices for all my Belgian/Quebecois beer-drinking needs...
This beer pours a clear medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of thin puffy white head, which leaves a pretty consistent wall of lace as it falls away. It smells of sweet floral white cracker grains, and a bit of sugary alcohol. The taste is cereal malt, herbal hops, and a fairly strong alcohol edge. The carbonation is moderate, the body fairly heavy, a bit oily, and warm, and it finishes with an alcoholic cereal flourish.
This was quite the eye-opener after the Dead Guy Ale, the commonality in category a bit hard to see. The alcohol pretty much overwhelms the decent cereal and herbal hoppiness of this offering.
01-03-2010 04:57:40 | More by biboergosum
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
03-29-2013 04:20:31 | More by mintjellie
3.54/5 rDev -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.
06-05-2013 23:53:42 | More by CanuckRover
4.15/5 rDev +13.1%
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%
11-05-2010 04:02:39 | More by joemcgrath27
2.58/5 rDev -29.7%
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.
04-19-2010 02:37:01 | More by eat
3.28/5 rDev -10.6%
Very clear, pale gold in colour with a 3 finger white head that is loose and light looking but still has some retention to it. Lots of lacing, plenty of visible carbonation, looks like it could be in a commercial.
At once a sweet grainy aroma and a slightly sharp citric smell hit the nose. Second smell becomes more flowery, but still retains an underlying malt sweetness.
Very strong sweetness to taste, probably the sweetest maibock I've ever sampled. Almost a syrupy corn impression. The hops that were notable to the nose don't seem to be able to stand up to the malt and alcohol, leaving the finish dominated by a liquor heat.
Body is full for a lager, and carbonation comes across as leaning towards the softer side. Mouthfeel is fine for a big lager, but I would prefer it to be just a bit lighter for this style.
This is the second time I've had this beer, and the first time I was very impressed. The first time I had this after the Baltic Porter, so my perception of the booziness was likely dulled. On its own I find this one to suffer a little from trying to be too big for the style.
03-14-2010 03:04:04 | More by elricorico
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
10-22-2011 16:18:27 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.36/5 rDev +18.8%
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.
06-16-2013 00:24:03 | More by matthiasbrau
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
I don't have much experience with maibocks, but this is a interesting style.
Pour light yellow, nice head and very good carbonation. Good lacing also in glass.
Aroma : Hints of corn pear and malted barley, quite literally. Very grainy taste with a sweeter finish. Lots of malt and alcohol in the aftertaste.
Interesting lager, not a light beer, but quite welcome on a Friday night.
08-22-2009 01:30:12 | More by bloberglawp
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
11-14-2010 02:43:37 | More by spinrsx
4.01/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
09-28-2013 22:06:29 | More by SebD
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
Viggo shared this one. thanks eric!
750ml bottle, corked and caged. sampled march 25/2010.
pours crystal clear bright yellow with a big white head. the head drops slowly and leaves a nice pattern of lace.
aroma is nice. caramel and butterscotch. light alcohol. white bread and cracker. bit of grain. touch of biscuit. nice light bock character. touch of honey.
taste is nice. caramel and light butterscotch. bit of alcohol. white bread and cracker. bit of biscuit. touch of honey. light bock character. low bitterness level. light spicy herbal character.
mouthfeel is good. just over medium body and slightly above medium carbonation level.
drinkability is pretty good. the alcohol is a little too present, especially as it warms, but otherwise fairly well balanced. a nice bock.
03-26-2010 02:49:23 | More by grub
3.1/5 rDev -15.5%
A- Pours a very clear yellow with a little over a fingers width of head. Moderate lacing.
S- Floral hops and alcohol are the first thing that hits the nose. There's a sweetness quality from the malt and perhaps some light fruit.
T- Lots of cereal malts in this one. Herbal hops and some honey as well. Very Sweet. I enjoyed the initial taste, but the finish turns really sharp from the alcohol.
M- Mouthfeel is nice. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. A little sticky.
D- There's no way I could have another. I find it to be just a bit to sweet and to boozy, it just seems out of balance.
02-02-2010 02:41:51 | More by Dawkfan
British Columbia (Canada)
3.78/5 rDev +3%
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.
07-06-2010 00:17:58 | More by Derek
Serie Signature Maibock from Les Trois Mousquetaires
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.