Série Signature Oktoberfest - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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87
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Tim2000 on 11-21-2009)
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Photo of tonyf55
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of flipper2gv
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Otterburn
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corkscrew

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.

Photo of bobsy
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bgibbard
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rale
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ThePige
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of pootz
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle:

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.

Photo of mintjellie
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of IronDjinn
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Shadman
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle

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.

Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of EpicHobo1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jpworld
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

SERVICE: Bottle
BOTTLED ON: 08/01/14


A:
Pours a ruddy amber-orange with a healthy beige head that settles pretty quickly from three fingers to a decent cap but is easily roused. Very good retention; some specks of lacing. (4.25)

S:
Fresh, grainy malts with a sweetness almost like licorice. Cereals, bread, slight dark fruits, bark, oats, caramel. (3.75)

T:
Rich and vaguely sweet. Hard water, oats, grain, cereals, touch of yeast; smoky, musty, aromatic finish. (4)

M:
Very nice, smooth-drinking beer. Good carbonation with creamy velvet palate and a nice lingering (but unbtrusive) finish/aftertaste. (4.25)

O:
This is a tasty Oktoberfest beer.
It is a simple, well-made, easy to drink lager that is just refreshing enough and just rich enough for the fall.
It pours very nicely with a large head that sinks but is easily excited. The aroma is pretty nice, but is pretty much just a well-done melange of flavors (it tastes likewise). That is to say, the beer has an aroma/flavor instead of a bunch of individual things that stick out. In my opinion, this characteristic is what makes German beer German beer, but I digress. The palate is exquisite as it is crisp and rich at once with nice bubbliness and a creamy feel from the head.
All-in-all this is a solid beers whose failures (it's lack of a 'wow' moment) speak to how well-put together.
Will have again; worth trying (especially seeing as QC isn't exactly awash in märzens). (4)

Photo of biegaman
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Série Signature Oktoberfest from Les Trois Mousquetaires
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.