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Serie Signature Maibock - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bloberglawp on 08-22-2009)
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Photo of SleepyMonk
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.

SleepyMonk, Oct 16, 2010
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.

dgilks, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of bobsy
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.

bobsy, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of Derek
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.

Derek, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of chickenm
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.

chickenm, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of pootz
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?

pootz, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of eat
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.

eat, Apr 19, 2010
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.

grub, Mar 26, 2010
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.

Viggo, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of elricorico
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

elricorico, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of Dawkfan
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Dawkfan, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

biboergosum, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of flipper2gv
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Yellow, fully translucent with pure white, creamy, lasting head.

S: Lots of cereal like smell. Some malty sweetness: honey mostly. Floral hops and some citrus peel.

T: Very cereal focused. Lots of barley and corn. A little bit of honey and maybe maple syrup. Some herbal/grassy hops. A hint of citrus. A bit funky.

M: Quite big actually. Mid to low carbonation.

D: Not that easy to drink. The alcohol is quite present and its big nature doesn't help too.

flipper2gv, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of wordemupg
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
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

wordemupg, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of bloberglawp
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

bloberglawp, Aug 22, 2009
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Serie Signature Maibock from Les Trois Mousquetaires
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.