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Série Signature Barleywine Américain - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 03-29-2012

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of Rutager
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A big thank you to montrealbcr89 for this QC treat. Bottled Feb. 2013.

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with a finger of slightly off-white head that leaves some nice lace.

Smell. Whoa, huge citrus hops here. Tons of oranges and yellow grapefruit rinds. There's a little bit of pine and just a bit of caramel malts coming through, but that citrus is something else.

Taste. Sweet caramel (and by sweet I mean candy like sweetness), candied orange and grapefruit slices complete with bitter rinds. A little bit of pine is there but that sweet citrus flavour is dominant.

Mouthfeel. Full body, a bit sticky, low carbonation.

Overall. Nice flavours going on here (albeit mostly citrus), but the sweetness is a little over the top. I doubt I'll be able to get through the entire bottle just because it's so sugary, but I'll do my best ;-)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Winter Warmer: Poured a medium copper color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of citrus and pine hoppy notes is quite powerful but well balanced by some rich caramelized malt notes. Taste is a well balanced mix between some citrus and pine notes mixed in with some caramelized malt with light toffee undertones. Body is about average with low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very easily drinkable and good combination of West Coast hops in a Barley wine. I usually prefer English-style barley wine but this one was well balanced with a good hops punch.

Photo of SebD
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy deep redish/orange color to it. It has a nice thick beige head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

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

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some nice piney resins upfront along with citrus, grapefruit, some sweet caramel, buttery notes and some alcohol as it warms up.

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

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

Photo of mikemands
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

excellent barleywine all round, good and hoppy. tasted hops the next day at work all day

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml cork and cage bottle served chilled into a wine glass. 2014 edition advertised as 9.0% ABV. I'm very curious to see how this is. It's something that should probably be aged longer, but without a proper place to store it, let's try it fresh.

Appearance - pours a rich dark copper color with half finger of off white head. Hazy and some sticky lacing sticks to the side of the glass. Very good looking.

Smell - delicious medley of floral notes, plenty of tropical fruit with an abundance of pineapple and passion fruit. Caramel notes too and something a bit heir like a subtle roasted molasses. Complex and wonderfully cohesive.

Taste - again wonderfully complex, with some sweet tropical fruit flavors a bigger caramel and molasses presence, with an unbridled bitterness lurking just beneath the surface yet somehow restrained. Somewhat boozy, but barleywines often are, and it isn't a hindrance.

Mouthfeel - smooth, reasonably carbonated with a heavier body that sticks to your mouth for quite some time. Not too heavy as this is balanced and quite drinkable.

Overall - while this is one of my first forays into American barley wines, this is a treat and worth the $12.50 sticker at the LCBO. Great and delicious with big bold flavours yet an uncanny restraint.

Photo of jrenihan
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Feb 2013. Many thanks to Papat444 for this one!

The beer is amber in colour, with a moderately-sized white head. Decent retention.

Nose is quite hoppy, which surprised me. Pine primarily, but also some citrus fruit. A strong resin scent. Despite the strong hop presence, the malts also make themselves known. Caramel and bread, some sweetness. The booze is noticeable.

Taste is very nice. I would say the malts are dominant, but it is close. Lots of sweet caramel, balanced with a pleasant bitterness that bring flavours of fruit and pine. The booze is present but not strongly so- it is clearly a strong beer but not hot. A real nice balance between the malt and hops, sweet and bitter.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated, a bit sticky and chewy.

Overall, very good stuff. A very nice barleywine. Perhaps a touch on the sweet side, but only slightly.

Photo of mick303
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

9 % Abv. Had from large bomber into a tulip. Colour is a brightish red gold colour with nice lacing and retention.

S - rich raisin notes with sweet barley sugar, caramel and brown sugar, and a noticeable hop character, of resiny citrus, grapefruit, pine. Comes together nicely with a smoky pepperiness, balances the sweetness well.

T - starts with lots of robust maltiness, brown sugar, and a thick hop character, citrus, smoky leather notes, pepper. Florals and robust citrus, tobacco, a bit vegetal, and a nice bitterness. Not overly sweet at all, balanced well with a nice alcohol warm but without too much assertive heat.

M - big, warming, with a gentle prickly carbonation, slick heavy feel on the palate. Soothing and sweet with some resin to the finish.

Very delightful barleywine, nice balance with an above average hop character. Would definitely recommend and try again, drinks quite nicely.

Photo of tom10101
2.95/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle (750 ml). Unclear amber with almost no head. Aroma of resinous hops, phenols(?), grapefruit, menthol... not really appealing. Taste is heavily sweet (cloying) with phenol, resinous hops, grapefruit and low to moderate bitterness (the 101 IBU are hidden by the cloying sugar). Heavy body. Sticky. Complete lack of balance. Cloying sugar. Bof...

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Série Signature Barleywine Américain from Les Trois Mousquetaires
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