Serie Signature Maibock - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Reviews: 41
Hads: 88
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bloberglawp on 08-22-2009

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Photo of matthiasbrau
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
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. (493 characters)

Photo of DelMontiac
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml corked/caged bottle into an imperial nonic glass, this beer presents itself as as a highly effervescent barely hazed golden yellow crowned by a mounding fluffy dense foam. Looks great.

Aroma is very sweet and fruity - pears, bananas, peaches. There is also some bread dough, grassy hops, and Belgian yeast.

Flavors back up the aromas - fresh sweet fruits, nice sweet malty foundation, fresh cut grass, candy sugars.

Feel is medium body with plenty of carb.

Glad I had a chance to try a beer from this brewer which I doubt I will see for a long time if ever. Would love to try more. (608 characters)

Photo of bobsy
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
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. (968 characters)

Photo of simonsays2k9
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml bottle.

App: bright yellow straw color, slightly hazy with a thick, creamy, bright white head and leaving some nice lacing around the glass.

Smell: Freshly baked bread, biscuit, cracker, malt sweetness, suddle fruity yeastyness, grass and hay.

Taste: very bready, malty with an herbal and grassy hop finale and residual sweetness from the malt without being cloying at all and remaining somewhat clean and crisp. It is very well balanced. Edit: The last glass really brings out alot of the bananas, cloves and pepper from the yeast settling at the bottom which i wasnt getting as much from the first glass, adding complexity to the beer. Very well done.

Reminiscent of the lager you might have had with your dad back in the day but 10 times better, tastier and more complex. A great example of how good a lager beer can be. It kinda reconciled me with the style. I wish i would see more local craft brewers do good lagers like this. This is a perfect intro beer for people new to craft beer and will please beer connoisseur aswell. I will buy again. Highly recommanded. 8.3/10 (overall) - 9.5/10 (lager) (1,120 characters)

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
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% (574 characters)

Photo of dgilks
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. (423 characters)

Photo of SebD
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. (602 characters)

Photo of JohnnyBarman
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. (795 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle corked and caged poured into matching glass from the gift pack paired with the Baltic Porter, downed nov29 2009

A light yellow with a fast falling large head that left little lace

S as the bottle says lots of cereal's but unlike whats written on the bottle I get some honey and citrus

T a little more focused on a mild sweetness and some hops then what I got from the nose

M decent carbonation makes it feel a little thicker then it is

D for 8% it's very easy to drink, however I doubt I will drink this again because it's hard too find and way overpriced in the gift pack (unless the Baltic Porter is crazy good)

you can only get this in the gift pack in Alberta and to be honest I don't really like Maibock but this is a pretty good one (760 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (1,851 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
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. (708 characters)

Photo of mintjellie
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
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. (598 characters)

Photo of Kremlock
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
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. (275 characters)

Photo of Derek
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 cork and cage bottle into a pilsner glass.

Color is slightly hazy straw with a enormous fluffy white head. Good retention and some semi-sticky lacing. Smell is sweet bread dough with some bright fruit esters and a slight hint of citrus. Flavor is sweet grainy malts on the palate with a mild grassy bitterness at the finish. Body is light/medium with a lot of carbonation. Very drinkable. Overall, it's a clean, crisp beer that is clearly well made. Just a little too sweet for my personal tastes though. (531 characters)

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Clear yellow in appearance. One finger of head with good retention. Some mild noble hop aroma coupled with honey like malt grace the nose. Sweet on the palate. Once again honey comes to mind. No real off flavors and pretty clean although alcohol is slightly noticeable. Well crafted quality product. (300 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of sweet, bready malts along with notes of grassy hops, the latter of which contributes a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This maibock has a nice body to it that coats your mouth a little and leaves you with somewhat of a filling feeling.

Serving type: bottle (638 characters)

Photo of Digimaika2
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (672 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork and cage into a weisse vase, the beer is a bright, vibrant maize gold coloring with a ton of carbonation throughout the body. A ton of carbonation, in a furious flow up the glass, constantly feeding a bubbly, white head that doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Aromas of toasted grains, subtle hints of honey and caramel, floral highlights, and a subtle hops bitterness. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, almost sugary to start, with a rich honey and extremely bitter vegetal/grassy blend, which lays on top of a bready and heavy backbone. You get layers more along the Belgian line, with heavy banana and a blend of clove and nutmeg spicing. This is a big beer, despite the lower ABV and abundance of carbonation. The aftertaste is more of the richly sweet and heavy fruit and bread notes, leading into a smooth, crisp, clean finish. This is a tasty beer. Give the carbonation time to settle out and you will see the drinkability increase greatly, as well as the layers of flavor develop for you. (1,016 characters)

Photo of grub
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (785 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle, grabbed from Atwater.

Pours a clear light golden, some amber highlights, medium sized white head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, some lace sheets stick, decent retention.

Smell is neat, very perfumy, pretty big malt character, lots of caramel and honey, on the sweet side, lightly grainy, alcohol, some breadiness, biscuit, very clean aroma, some apricot, nice.

Taste is similar, sweet up front, sugary almost, some honey, light roasted barley, grainy notes through the middle, a bit sharp and acidic, toasty, a bit sugary in the finish, pretty boozy going down but I dig it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Some warmth going down but pretty clean. Maybe not very standard but a tasty and drinkable beer. (792 characters)

Photo of mwilbur
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into pilsner.
A: Pours a clear under ripe banana yellow with very high carbonation producing a 3 inch bubbly white head that quickly dies down to a skim that continues to be fed by the carbonation jets.
S: Toasted cracker pilsner malt, grassy herbs, and a hint of citrus zest.
T: Follows aroma fairly closely. Hint of honey and bready malt too.
M: Light-medium body. Soft and oily feel. A bit of a carbonation prickle. ABV is well hidden.
D: Light and refreshing. Easily drinkable. Nice spring brew. Decent complexity, especially for style. (574 characters)

Photo of laituegonflable
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (1,075 characters)

Photo of TheDoctor
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A:
Pours a hazy goldenrod with two and a half fingers of frothy, pristine white head that settles like a rock at half an inch or so. Very good retention; some light lacing.

S:
Floral bread aromas. Warm dough left to rise, clover, banana, cereal malt smells, some grassy hops.

T:
Bready and rich. Cereals, doughy yeast, soft grain flavors, some dying/medicinal hops at the end.

M:
Medium bodied but quite refreshing and drinkable. Lingering finish with slight aftertaste.

O:
Pretty good beer.
I have never had a Maiboc before but this one was tasty. Pours pretty and has a kind of European nose and taste. I feel like it could have a little more oomph in the taste department, but you can tell it's a well-made lager regardless. Pretty tasty, maybe a good craft beer for hooking the AAL crowd.
Probably would opt for one of their other beers; same if I was looking to try this. (880 characters)

Photo of peensteen
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
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 (338 characters)

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Serie Signature Maibock from Les Trois Mousquetaires
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