Série Signature Sticke Alt - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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Reviews by liamt07:
3.6/5 rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottled courtesy of ZorPrime, 750ml bottled corked and caged poured into a pint glass. Thanks Eric!
Pours a ruby red/light mahoghany with a generous 3 finger head. Lovely lace from a soapy head. Nose is of dark breadiness, and woodiness, grassy and floral hops and some general spicing. Taste is similar, general woodiness and a grassy/mossy/herbal feel with a touch of light caramel. Taste like the Boreal forest? lolwut? Finishes dry and bitter, with tons of dark bread and grain here. Medium carbonation, and lasting bitterness from teh hops. Relatively drinkable, and well crafted. Certainly quite different from anything I would typically pursue.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2010 16:55:37 | More by liamt07
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2.91/5 rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: None (again, why do Shelton Brothers not have dates?)
Glass: Ayinger willi glass
I'm not sure Trois Mousequeitaries knows what they're doing or where they're going with this beer. They used several of the "wrong" malt styles (crystal malts, whereas original alt brewers didn't have access to these), hopped it to extreme levels (while alts, and in particular sticke and doppelsticke can be highly hopped, 70+ IBUs is a bit extreme), and I'm not sure about the yeast strain. These wouldn't matter except to the purist if the taste were either interesting or authentic, but it is neither, really. A bit of over-roasted caramel malts lend some fairly week burnt toast and cocoa elements atop a rather bland, mostly dry base that leads into light bitter and herbal hop flavor: uninspiring and unexciting. This is a fairly recent arrival in my area (past month), with the new Trois Mousqueitaires bottle labels, so I doubt it's old. Rather overrated, I'm not impressed with this, especially given the price ($11 per bottle). A shame, considering that Trois Mousquetaires makes (made?) a very good kellerbier and doppelbock.
Pours a 2cm tall head of small bubbles, frothy in appearance and beige in color, with excellent retention of several minutes. The head fades, in time, to a thin film of lace atop the body for the duration of the session. Lacing is excellent, with many dots and patterns clinging to the sides of the glass. Body is a muddy brown to very dark golden orange in color, with light revealing more of the golden orange hues around the edges of the otherwise still muddy brown base. Carbonation slightly visible through the nearly opaque (70-80% opacity) body, low in number, but moderate in activity.
Aroma of light caramel, toasted that is slightly charred, a bit of herbal and floral continental hops in the close. Not bad, but certainly underwhelming for a sticke alt.
Taste of dark caramel malt, slightly charred toast, a whisp of cocoa, and moderate bitterness and herbal flavor from hops: the mixture is rather underwhelming. Front of palate is of dark caramel-like sweetness, cocoa, a bit of charred toast, and faint, herbal hops. Mid-palate of dry, slightly sweet caramel-like flavors with bitter cocoa (from the 120L caramel malt) and medium-strength hop bitterness and flavor of dry grass and herbs. Back of palate is of moderate hop bitterness mixed with acridness from the nearly-roasted malts, a touch of cocoa and mild dark caramel-like sweetness. Aftertaste of dry and mild to medium hop bitterness with a bit of dry cocoa and dark caramel-like sweetness.
Beer is medium to meidum-light in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, leading to a mouthfeel that is lightly foamy (1/3) and otherwise smooth (2/3). Generally soft and smooth, this manages to fit well with the profile of the beer and the style. Closes very dry, with heavy stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 03:01:56 | More by falloutsnow
3.89/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: It has a nice rusted brownish/amber color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, caramel, floral hops, a slight nuttiness and some earthiness.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has bready malts, sweet caramel, floral/earthy hops and faint nuts.
Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2013 20:59:44 | More by SebD
Série Signature Sticke Alt from Les Trois Mousquetaires
86 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.