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Série Signature Oktoberfest - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BA SCORE
87
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
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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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Caudalie, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

oldp0rt, Oct 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

lgmol, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

slowfade, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -10%

CurtisD, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.5/5  rDev -10%

tbeckett, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Note: mine was 6.4%, alcohol seems to vary annually.

Amber in color and actually rather cloudy. A beige , maybe slightly khaki like head. One finger minimal retention and little lacing. Munich malt on the nose with a bit a caramel. A bit more hops than I expect in the style. Herbal and spicey. Caramel on the palate. Ever so slightly toasted. Carbonation is bit prickly and pronounces the bitterness in a somewhat harsher way. Overall fairly easy drinking, clean but pretty over priced in my opinion. Carbonation and mouth feel need some work but its nice as a whole.

Haydn-Juby, Saturday at 09:48 PM
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

JohnnyBarman, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

peensteen, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very decent drinking beer, sent to me from all places Alberta and Presario. Pours a good sized head, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation right there,a good lager. No smoke detected.Neutral aroma, and a little complexity between some bitterness and malts, with the latter winning out.

Sammy, May 21, 2010
Photo of Digimaika2
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Digimaika2, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

liamt07, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DannyBaldoni, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

AugustusRex, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of ludachris
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nearly three fingers of creamy, dense off-white head stand on top of its rich amber orange body. Stringy legs of lace are splashed randomly along the sides of the glass.

Without being overly pronounced,the nose has quite a lot going on. There's lemon rind with a chewy, zesty orange center. A thin layer of toffee seems to coat everything. Unrefined floral and grassy hops are balled up with cracker and wet hay. Being unfiltered, some of the more delicate hop notes come through.

Caramel and orange zest make their home on the middle of the tongue. Its hop character is less pronounced than I expected. It's a bit prickly and predominantly grassy. The bite of alcohol works to amplify everything, especially its sweetness. There's some toastiness that comes through as well. The finish is slightly dry with a touch of alcohol and that caramel sweetness still pulling through. After I read the flavors on the label and "barley sugar" was written, wort-like sweetness is the best descriptor I'd use.

The feel is clean with a medium body. It's unfiltered essence gives it a bit of creaminess. The below average carbonation level really lets the sweetness pull through in the taste and adds weight to the body.

Les Trois Mousquetaires is one of the best lager producing microbreweries in Canada, and this interpretation of a classic lager style attests to that. It's more traditional rather than innovative but there's nothing wrong with that. Very flavorful and very sessionable; two words that don't always go together.

ludachris, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of slimspady
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

slimspady, Apr 11, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ritzkiss, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of Tim2000
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL brown bottle. One of their Série Signature limited edition beers.

Pours a dark, slightly cloudy, reddish brown with a nice tan head.

Aroma is of toasted grain and burnt sugar.

Lots of roasted and nutty flavours. Definite chocolate notes. Some dried fruit and a bit of tartness towards the end. Finishes with strong black tea. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and carbonation is fairly high.

A bit unusual, and not my favourite of their offerings, but a tasty and interesting beer nonetheless.

Tim2000, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of eat
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

eat, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Yoonisaykul, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of jrenihan
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

jrenihan, Jul 28, 2012
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.

biegaman, Nov 22, 2012
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)

TheDoctor, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +2.8%

cam477, Oct 12, 2014
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Série Signature Oktoberfest from Les Trois Mousquetaires
87 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.