Série Signature Oktoberfest - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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4.47/5 rDev +14.3%
A: Brown beer with good beige head with good retention and lacing. The beer isn't translucent at all.
S: Well, it's a very malty beer. Tons of caramel malts with sweet smells like : vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup with a nice level of molasses. Milk chocolate also seems to be present. Tons of cereal smells, somewhat multi grain toast like. Also a bit of sharp grassy hops.
T: At 5.5, this beer is very very big tasting. Very much like the smell with tastes of : vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup and good molasses coupled with milk chocolate. More cereals than in the smell, the analogy with the multi grain bread being much more present in the taste than in the smell. Some sweet grape like taste that wasn't picked in the smell are also present. Cuts at the end with the grassy hops just like in the smell.
M: Heavy, but not very heavy. Definitely the biggest brew I've ever tasted that is under 6 ABV. It really fits the taste perfectly and is highly enjoyable. Also, mid level of carbonation that keeps this one quite lively.
D: I'd take 2 please.
Definitely the best sessionable beer I've had the pleasure to taste. It's big tasting and feeling, but still is 5.5 ABV, AMAZING BREW!!
EDIT: It is now brewed in 4.1 ABV and is just as good as the 5.5 which is extremely surprising. A bit hoppier with those grassy malts though.
07-01-2010 01:14:54 | More by flipper2gv
4.38/5 rDev +12%
Appearance: unfiltred redish/orange cloudy with a normal offwhhite head, opaque,
Smell: fresh malt,cereal a bit sweet,floral
Taste: smooth and tasty. hops and floral
very light round and balanced. Fresh taste
Mouthfeel is smooth low carbonation
Drinkability is pretty good. Brew is easy to drink, smooth. tasty, but not aggressive.
01-20-2010 21:25:41 | More by Otterburn
4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
I love Trois Mousquetaires - Ipicked this up at Mondial and hoped it would deliver...
Beautiful rich deep orange liquid with ruby highlughts, and a creamy tan head with lacing galore. Truly a great looking beer. Bready, caramel nose with hints of citrus. Flavour has caramel, bread, grass, chocolate, earth, minerals and more. Relly quite a lot of depth for a marzen, and very impressive. Medium, almost chewy body, with a medium carbonation.
Very impressive. Drinkable and well-crafted... I liked it a lot!
06-27-2010 02:09:09 | More by bobsy
4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
Poured a deep orange red clouded lager in the stein with a massive puffy white cap. Magnificent lacing on the glass
Aroma is a magnificent musty, earthy woodsy blast of German noble hops with a decent toasted malt rib.
Big chew on bready toasty amber Munich malts up front but this is quickly joined by a massive infusion of German noble varieties making this a German noble hop bomb with a rigid Munich amber malt spine.
Absolutely glorious!!!; Woody earthiness outbalances the thick bready core to the finish where light bittering takes over. Great Teutonic brew from a great brewer.
06-08-2010 17:51:25 | More by pootz
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
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
From a 750 ml caged and corked brown bottle. This version is 4.1% abv. Pours out a hazed burnished copper hue with a tall loose spongy yet creamy off-white head that slowly settles.
Dry, clean, crisp bready toasted notes on the nose, musty, spicy hops as well.
Dry malt and citrusy flavour up front, followed by musty, spicy, grassy notes in due order. Very clean all the way through. Something in me wants to say it doesn't work, and yet it does, this curious dischord works its way out in the end.
Full mouthfeel, silky smooth with a nearly hidden carbonation that seems to do a fine job all the same from the shadows, leaving its mark in all the right places. Clean and dry.
One of those beers that is greater than the sum of its parts, it works, and it works well. A little bit foreign to me with such assertive useage of hops for this style, but it's a dimension that I'm enjoying visiting. If you're looking for malt domination then walk on by this one, otherwise do yourself a favour and pick up at least a couple bottles of this if you cross its path on the shelf.
10-28-2010 08:39:53 | More by IronDjinn
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
Cloudy dirty amber color, very good head and tons of lacing
Crisp grains and bread yeast. Grassy hops sharp on the nose
Smooth bready grains in front, followed by spicy, bitter hops. Almost dandelion in bitterness
Very smooth, creamy, full mouthfeel for a lager with an abv of 4.1%.
A very good albeit expensive take on this style. Worth trying for sure.
01-23-2011 21:42:06 | More by Shadman
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
3.98/5 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
3.93/5 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
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
This beer pours a uniformly cloudy, medium amber hue, with one finger of creamy ecru head, which leaves a random splatter of lace around the glass as it fades. It smells of nutty, biscuty malt, and earthy, almost vegetal, hops. The taste is dry, crackery, biscuity grain, a bit of lemon citrus fruitiness, and leafy, herbal hops. The carbonation is on the sedate side of things, the body medium weight, smooth, and fairly creamy. It finishes off-dry, the latent cereal malt still most prominent on the palate, with the earthy, leafy hop bitterness on the downswing.
Wow, this is like a bowl of breakfast cereal in a glass - sweet grain, tempered only slightly with a dry biscuit edge. Very drinkable.
10-29-2010 02:06:16 | More by biboergosum
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
Cuvée 2010 at 4.1%
Official ''Oktoberfest des Québécois'' beer.
One of the hardest times I've had pulling a cork out. My arms are actually kind of tired.
A- Looks pretty good. Chestnut with golden highlights. Four fingers of slightly yellow, airy head. Stringy lacing all over. Weak head retention.
S- A familiar smell, I'm thinking it might be the Trois Mousquetaires yeast. Dark honey. Chamomille and green tea. Wood and pine cone hoppiness.
T- Very woody. A bit too bitter for the style maybe, but I like it. Follows the smell. I've rarely said this but the taste lacks alcohol. A little bit of boiled veggie. Even with all the negative points, there's something very clean about it all... maybe they used some great water.
M- A bit sticky. Moderately dry. A little to thin to my liking but can't really call it watery. Very high carbonation.
D- I'd say it's very good but it might lack a little something to counter the woody bitterness. More sweetness or alcohol.
Fun drink but would not buy it again. Checked some other reviews and I think earlier editions might've been better.
09-21-2010 02:04:00 | More by Yoonisaykul
3.85/5 rDev -1.5%
Corked 750ml pours an opaque, reddish-brown. A good sized cream-coloured head fades to a thin covering. Poor retention and no lacing.
Bready grain, floral, earthy/grassy hops, roasted nuts, caramel. This smells pretty great.
Very flavourful. Nice balance between the roasted malt and bitter hops, which present a dry finish. Maybe a little too bitter on the finish. Some smoky, nutty flavours; some grain and caramel.
Good feel: medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.
This is a pretty great beer, different from anything I've ever had. A pleasant, extremely flavorful lager. Too bitter to drink much of in my opinion but I would certainly enjoy a pint of this now and then.
11-29-2009 07:19:16 | More by eat
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
750ml corked and caged, brought back for me from Montreal by Bobsy - thanks man!
Pours quite a dark rusty brown with hints of amber, a couple fingers of frothy tam build and have great retention, leaving spots of lace down the glass as it slowly recedes.
Nose is very earthy, caramel and cocoa. Taste much like it. Nuts, earth, cocoa powder, bread, caramel, roast, bitter astringency in the finish. Quite a unique brew for the style, instead of letting caramel dominate, the earthy roast is prevalent and gives a biting dry edge to it.
Not to style I don't think but a tasty brew nonetheless. Perhaps a bit unbalanced but not without its many layers. Full flavored for a low, drinkable ABV. While this may not be one of my favorites from them, the Signature Series does not disappoint - Always worth a go-round.
06-23-2010 03:36:10 | More by ritzkiss
Série Signature Oktoberfest from Les Trois Mousquetaires
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.