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Serie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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82
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 12-04-2009)
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Photo of biboergosum
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle. Yet again, one of those shitty, impossible to open corked bottles, until you break out the pliers from the storage room - boo!

This beer pours a hazy, dark reddish amber hue, with two fat fingers of chunky foamy off-white head, which leaves some sparse spider web lace around the glass as it sulks away.

It smells of sharp caramelized malts, a bit of hearty menthol, and strong leafy, grassy hops. The taste is hefty bitter, herbal hops, warm pale malt, and a weird lurking booziness, given the proclaimed standard strength ABV.

The bubbles are here and there, and generally non-consequential, the body an understated medium weight, and not all that smooth, given the strange swirling indistinct and zingy new-world spiciness.

Wow, what a mind-fuck of a beer. Here I'm expecting a mellow, slightly hoppy pale ale, but instead I get a weirdly spicy affair - askew without the heat or alcohol, if you can imagine. Not really what I wanted right now, I guess.

biboergosum, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle, picked up at Atwater.

Pours a clear dark orange/reddish, pretty neat, medium sized off white head forms and slowly settles down to a thick ring, some lace spots stick.

Smell is interesting, very malty for a pale ale, biscuit and some toast, honey, caramel, a bit bready/crackery, very light citrus, a touch of floral, almost a burnt graininess, interesting.

Taste is similar, all malt, very grainy, bread and biscuits, a bit of honey and caramel sweetness, lightly fruity, a touch of floral and citrus, solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not much of an American pale ale, but a decent beer.

Viggo, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of wordemupg
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into matching (well Porter Baltique) glass dec4 2009
a big thank you goes out to hoser for this one

A clear amber with a fair amount of bubbles that pop up from everywhere. thick beige head has good retention and leaves lace well down the glass

S lots of toffee with heavy amounts of malt and hops and perhaps a little grapefruit and tangerine

T not far from the nose and that's a good thing with out doubt. there's a little more citrus then on the nose and a touch of earth, I must admit I was loving this one from start to finish

D such a well rounded beer I can't help but give it a perfect grade here. for the size of this bottle I'm impressed by how quickly I finished it, and could see myself drinking this all day without issues (well I guess issues would depend on how early I woke up that day)

this is a bitter sweet beer drinking experience for me, sweet because the beer is sweet, bitter because I will not see it again for quite some time and that sucks. after looking over my reviews I've decided I'm moving to Quebec to drink beer.

wordemupg, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of spinrsx
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear copper colour with a large frothy beige head. There is a low to average amount of carbonation showing and there is some very nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it finally started to go away.

Smell - hops, caramel, biscuits, herbal/floral notes

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a nearly perfect mouth feel, just the right amount of carbonation that leaves the beer feeling creamy and light. The most noticeable flavours are hops, caramel, and pale malts. There are also notes of biscuit, and some pine. The beer finishes with a malt and hop bitter aftertaste.

Drink - A fairly good brew that I'm happy I tried. The type of hop flavour in this beer is not my favourite, but it's still enjoyable. This beer is worth seeking out.

spinrsx, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of tbeckett
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Broue HAHA. From notes.

A - Poured bright. Gold to dark gold with strong carbonation and a two finger off white head. Very loose head with soapy bubble bath appearance. Good half finger of retention with good chunks of lacing.

S - Pine and crackers. A little floral. Strong pine.

T - Pine and a little caramel with creackers and citrus. Grapefruity. More complex than the aroma.

M - Apropriate carbonation, should be a little more bitter with just about none there. Medium body.

O/D - Quite nice. No complaints, just a good APA.

tbeckett, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of ADZA
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a toffee hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a fast receding two finger head that reforms to a nice rim,the smell is definately bittersweet but mostly sweet with aromas of orange zest,honey,paw paw,caramel and toffee,it has a light-medium bodied mouthfeel which is averagely carbonated and has tastes of caramelized malts,ginger snaps,caramel,toffee and finishes with a nice citrus bitterness that is quite bitter and takes away those sweet tastes pretty fast and overall its a nice drop that probably wouldnt buy again at the price but would not knock back if on tap or offered.

ADZA, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of bobsy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mondial de le Biere.

Copper pour with a white head that dropped to a film and left some lace spots. Floral hopping mixes with some grapefruit, bread and caramel. Flavour is okay, but a little washed up and tastes more like an Ontario stab at the style than anything. Agains the hops are floral and citrus, but they are very subdued , and the sweet malt body is overly dominant. Mild bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

Not up to the high standards of their other Serie Signature beers. I love them, but I'll give this one a miss.

bobsy, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

oldp0rt, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of kwjd
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

kwjd, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to hoser for sharing the love with this one.

From a caged and corked 750 ml brown bottle. Pours out a gorgeous clear amber hue, chunky fluffy off-white head with thick swathes of lacing.

Light toasted, caramel malt on the nose, with a good dose of leafy green and earthy hops.

I think the last time I experienced such a well-balanced ale, particularly of this style (or at least pale ales in general) is Fuller's London Pride. This somehow goes a step beyond. Mild caramel, toasted and crystal malt blended smoothly and skillfully with mild earthy, woody, slightly herbal hops. Sweetness of the malt pops up again in the aftertaste to meld once again with spicy, earthy hops, like ballroom dancing that goes on forever.

Mouthfeel also remains on par, smooth, on the full side for the style, good dose of carbonation on the finish, clean and dry.

Leave it to a Quebec brewery to set a precedent on this style. Perhaps a bit more akin to an English Pale Ale, they took those American hops and put them to excellent use. Thus far THE most enjoyable and balanced pale ale I've tried. This one most certainly gets a hell yeah!

IronDjinn, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of grub
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle picked up on a recent trip to montreal. sampled june 11/2010.

pours crystal clear deep orange, nearly red at the widest part of the glass and a nice dark amber toward the edges. a huge fluffy cream coloured head forms, dropping very slowly and leaving a bunch of chunky lace behind as it falls.

aroma is nice. multi-grain bread, biscuit, and cracker. light alcohol. pine and light candied citrus. bit of caramel and honey. i think i detect a bit of lagery twang hiding in the background too.

taste is nice. right around medium bitterness level. lightly toasted whole wheat bread. biscuit. bit of cracker. piney and herbal. caramel and a bit of buttery toffee. light alcohol. definitely a bit of that lager character i caught in the aroma, but more subdued.

mouthfeel is good. just under medium body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. pretty well balanced. i'd have liked a more prominent hoppy character from an APA, but liked it otherwise. i think i'll keep my eye out for another on the chance that this one has been sitting on the shelf a little too long.

grub, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of Molson2000
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Molson2000, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -16.7%

cfalovo97, May 26, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 375ml. bottle, bottled 06/2012.

Appearance: Honey colored body with a massive head that is neither slow nor fast and leaves spotted lacing all around.

Smell: Leafy, floral hops, citrusy (think lemon) and fresh-cut grass.

Taste: White grapes, grassy and ever so mild grapefruit. Nice orange notes in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Easy to take bitterness (read: low) and ends very clean and abruptly. The feel doesn't linger very much.

Overall: Disappointed with this one. Billed as an American pale ale, i would expect more guts to it. I've had APAs that weren't aggressive but were better than this. It's ok but you can do better.

papat444, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of SebD
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of floral hops, citrus, grapefruit, some pine, caramel and biscuity malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some floral hops, faint citrus and grapefruit, a piney/grassy bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuity malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

SebD, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant surprise! Purchased after Mondial in June and should probably not have been stored this long, but waiting for "a special occasion" and it has held up remarkably well.

Orange-hued amber with decent cappuccino-coloured head. Mouthfeel is decent, but unremarkable. Aroma of caramelized malts and citrus hop elements is really nice, but unfortunately these same hop flavours don't translate into the taste.

Flavour is pleasant, but not as well balanced as I'd choose. The finish is sharp and bitter, without the anticipated tropical fruit. Would have liked to try this fresh, as if it has sweetened and/or mellowed with age, it must have been quite a beast to start!

hopsolutely, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Whatup14, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 12, 2014
Photo of ritzkiss
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged, courtesy of viggo - love trying this signature series but sure wish ones like this had a bottling date on them.

Pours a dark orange caramel, almost amber color with a couple fingers of head that leave sticky chunks of lace on the glass.

This beer has a unique malt profile that I find somewhat similar to their Oktoberfest - husky toasted grains, hints of dark fruits, slightly mineral astingency but still tasty. A grassy, subdued citric hop profile which leaves a sharp bitterness. Hints of smoke, coffee and a slight mustiness in the nose.

Not your typical APA, quite a hefty malt base makes this feel like an amber or even slightly lager-ish like a hopped up alt or oktoberfest. The hop profile is not overly exciting nor complex, but provides a pleasant bitterness. Certainly not their best offering but still worth trying.

ritzkiss, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of KalanM
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Shadman
4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

haven't tried one of their brews in quite some time

very nice appearance. Deep copper orange, very cloudy, with lot's of of fine carbonation bubbles. Amazing, rich creamy head.

Pale malts, a nice fruitiness with hints of clove and allspice come to mind when smelling this brew

Solid malt backbone, appropriately hopped without going overboard. The added spiciness is an inspired touch.

Solid medium mouthfeel with an almost smooth creamy character

I really liked their interpretation of the style. Well crafted and nicely balanced.

Shadman, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of ZorPrime
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer color is copper, somewhat dark but very clear. The head is soapy like and sticks well to the glass. The aroma presents some wood notes and some floral notes too. I get some earthy aroma too but not dominant. The taste is similar to the aroma however it appears more woody. I would say there is a lack of floral notes in the taste. Mouthfeel is medium body and this one is an easy drinker. Good craft ordinary beer.

ZorPrime, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of mrmanning
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle courtesy of HogtownHarry- Pours deep orange, slightly hazed with a generous white foamy cap. The nose is simple, but enjoyable. Fresh floral hops and bready malts with apple and cookie dough. The taste is decidedly fresh green hops, nice caramel and bready malts balance the floral bitterness. Finishes bitter, with a long lived lingering aftertaste of hops and bread crust. Simple, but well made and enjoyable. Thanks for this one Harry!

mrmanning, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

4ster, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Mack
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Mack, Mar 16, 2014
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Serie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale from Les Trois Mousquetaires
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