Série Signature Oktoberfest - Les Trois Mousquetaires
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
3.7/5 rDev -5.4%
750ml bottle from the LCBO, bottled August 1, 2012. Listed at 6% ABV on the bottle.
Copper red, with a semi-fluffy cream coloured head. Spots of lace and mild retention. Heavy caramel/toffee and sweet bready character on the nose, slight earthiness and a very mild hop character. A bit nutty as well. Taste has some bready and grainy character, and retains some sweetness from the malt. A decent bit of bitterness, and perhaps a touch of fruit. Carbonation is higher than I'd desire, and is impeding. Drinkable, but not exceptional.
12-11-2012 04:05:53 | More by liamt07
3.63/5 rDev -7.2%
Bottle listed ABV as 6%
Copper-amber colour, 2 fingers of dense tan/off white head, lots of lace here as well. Smell is big and bready malts, sweet caramel comes off as well as a bit of earthy-floral notes toward the end. Taste follows the nose with big bready malts, biscuity, sweet caramel followed by a drying earthy bitterness into the finish, a bit of apple juice and fruit flavours. Medium carbonation, medium body, good overall feel. Overall this a nice and tasty Oktoberfest beer but I would have apreciated a smaller serving size, pretty good drinkability.
11-26-2012 14:51:35 | More by peensteen
4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
Hazy, burnt orange colour, topped by a large beige head. Excellent retention and patchy lace. Aroma is appropriate for the style, with toasted bread, nutty, and floral notes. Simple and clean but inviting. Malt-forward, showing gentle sweetness with toasted bread and nut flavours, followed by lemony and herbal hop notes, and a pronounced bitterness in its short finish. Almost medium bodies, with a moderate amount of fine carbonation. Smooth and creamy in texture. The mouthfeel on this is great, showing both lightness and richness. A flavourful and easy-drinking export-style marzen that hits all the right notes for the style. Solidly crafted.
11-25-2012 01:00:15 | More by mintjellie
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
Arguably more brown than orange, Les Trois Mousquetaires Oktoberfest is on the darker end of the colour spectrum for the style. Its complexion is deep enough so as to prevent transparency, although it yields some golden highlights. Later pours produce increasingly murky results but also better head retention.
The beer smells a lot of toasted malt and has distinct hints of apple peel. Swirling activates toothsome notes of toffee and brittle. The malts aren't 'sweet' per se, but have a definite nuttiness. Hops are far from dominant but gift a pungent, floral air that enhances the grainy character of the barley.
For an easy-drinking lager this has plenty of substance and a good length on the close with notes of apple peel, toasted nuts and golden raisin. The malts have a breadiness so thick you could snack on it while waiting for a meal to arrive. It is a burlier, hoppier Oktoberfest, and this more statuesque model works for me.
The hops make up a much smaller corner of the landscape than the malts, but they are significant enough. The combination of Hallertau and Perle results in an almost chamomile-like floral/herbal quality that is equally as sedative; the finish is laced with earthy forest resins and just a hint of lemon.
It's always a treat to drink any Série Signature release from Les Trois Mousquetaires, but Oktoberfest leaves exceptionally little to complain about. There's no questioning their intent: something quaffable but substantial - and that's exactly what's delivered. A delightful find now that the weather's turned chilly.
11-22-2012 18:54:33 | More by biegaman
3.68/5 rDev -5.9%
Production date of 01/08/2012. Label states 6% alc/vol and not the 4% of past editions as mentioned below by fellow BA's.
(4.0) A: Beautiful cloudy burnt orange/rusty looking copper colour with a billowy beige foam head. Very good retention and similar lacing as it really clings to the glass.
(4.0) S: Caramel, toffee, dried dark fruits including dates and raisins, banana, spices, and hints of vanilla. Good complexity and an inviting aroma.
(3.5) T: Caramel coupled with those dark fruits, grainy herbal elements, fruity aspects including a flat grapefruit/orange juice taste, and a healthy dose of spices. Well balanced with a good herbal bitterness and a suitable slight dryness in the finish.
(4.0) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and chewy texture with some resin.
(3.5) D: Not Les Trois Mousquetaires finest offering but a respectable and good Oktoberfest nonetheless. Happy to see some of their stuff in the local LCBO and hope to see more of it.
11-22-2012 02:03:52 | More by Digimaika2
3.53/5 rDev -9.7%
Corked 750mL from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. Brewed in August of this year.
Poured into a dimpled stein. Brilliant colour on this: a deep ruby toffee, that is slightly hazy, and with a head of decent height and retention. Some lacing bits.
Nose is bread, cereal grains, toffee, caramel and perhaps some dark fruit.
Nice, easy drinking brew. Very malty, good fresh grain character, a little bit of hop bitterness and grape near the finish. Reasonably hearty for a 4%er.
Thin bodied, slight creaminess, carbonation is brief but zesty.
I find it hard to review Oktoberfest brews because I feel they all taste very similar. This one is well made, to be sure, but doesn't do anything overly special. It's just a solid Oktoberfest brew. If you are able to acquire one for the season, certainly do so, but it's nothing to get too excited about. Might be a difference between editions.
09-30-2012 23:29:27 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.93/5 rDev +0.5%
Beer is toffee brown in colour. No head, just a bit of white lace around the glass.
Strongly malty smell. Caramel, raisin and cherry.
Taste is similar to the nose. Caramel, lots of malt, quite sweet. Raisin, cherry. Grassy hops.
Light bodied, highly carbonated. Irritating.
Overall, pretty enjoyable beer. Good.
07-28-2012 13:09:17 | More by jrenihan
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Appearance – Hazy copper colour with an average size frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, hay, earthiness, pine
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and a fair amount of prickly hops. There is also an earthiness and some pine mixed with a little bit of lemon. The beer finished with a malty sweet aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.
Overall – The taste is reminiscent of the Série Signature Kellerbier, but with more of a caramel sweetness. I enjoyed it and for a 4.1% beer, it has a lot of taste. It really suits the season well.
09-06-2011 16:34:37 | More by spinrsx
3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
Hazy, red pour with a fat white head.
Faint hoppy aroma. A little sweetness, almost honey-like.
Hops and slight fruit in the taste. I get apples.
Mouthfeel is satisfying. Much bigger than 4.1 should be.
Overall, a pretty decent beer. Perfect for a long Oktoberfest session.
04-11-2011 03:57:28 | More by slimspady
Série Signature Oktoberfest from Les Trois Mousquetaires
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.