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Série Signature Oktoberfest - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Tim2000 on 11-21-2009

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of jlindros
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 9/09/14, picked up in Montreal.

I pop the hard to open cork and without making a sound it still gushes out, most likely over bottle conditioned and not infected, pours a light fizzy airy head that fades fairly quickly, touches of spotty lacing, semi clear chestnut tan slight orange brown color.

Nose brings come cereal grain, toasty, and quickly into sweet caramel with Munich malts, too sweet on the nose at least, a candy like toffee with fruity lager aromas, and some herbal grassy hops cutting through sharply.

Taste brings more candy sweetness at first, but not as well as my mind initially perceived it. More caramel and toffee flavours, a candy biscuity note, with light toasted malt and big cereal grains, a toasted lager malt with some Munich reddish toasty malt. Mild lager note with softness and some fruity flavours. Fair hop presence too, grassy and herbal mostly, little earthy note, mild to fair bitterness. It has some nice malt flavours, a nice Oktoberfest flavor but too much on the sweet candy malts imo. Finish is sticky sweet as it attempts to dry but fails, bit more grassy herbal hop bit big fruity messy lager yeast flavor on the finish, and weird bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, little lager softness but not as light crisp and soft as I expected for a lager, decent carb.

Overall ok, better than most Americanized Oktoberfest style beers, but still falls far short of almost any German one, too much sweet candy and caramel, the lager didn't finish nicely, hops are ok but not perfect and could probably use some tweaking. But still fairly tasty and enjoyable, even drinking a full 750ml myself.

Photo of biegaman
3.97/5  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.

Photo of liamt07
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of spinrsx
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
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 tbeckett
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of bobsy
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
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 jrenihan
3.92/5  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.

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of IronDjinn
4.02/5  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 peensteen
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of pootz
4.15/5  rDev +7%
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 SebD
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.53/5  rDev -9%
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.

Photo of ritzkiss
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Shadman
4.02/5  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 +3.1%

Photo of lgmol
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Série Signature Oktoberfest from Les Trois Mousquetaires
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.