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Série Signature - Hopfenweisse - Les Trois Mousquetaires

Série Signature - HopfenweisseSérie Signature - Hopfenweisse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%


Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wheat ale mixing the flavors of Germany's weizen and America's typical hops.

56 IBU

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 06-15-2012)
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle. Weizen glass. Tropical fruit intense aromas fly at the moment cap is removed. Bright gold color, clear appearance. White froth, close & lasting crown. Some lacing is left on sides. Heavy hoppiness, citric, resins & intense herbal to the nose as well as honey hues rounded by subtle banana peel notes & underlying bread. Crispy upfront is swept out by citric & piney notes. Light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Bready texture & fresh mouthfeel. Fruity –some mango hints- flavor, dried touch & bitterness arise in the middle lingering into a long sweet finish. Nice hues of green wood on a dried aftertaste. Gentle lightness & texture as a Weizen but dried & hopped as an AIPA!!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 09:31:56 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden in color and just a bit cloudy. One finger of creamy white head. Retention was moderate as was lacing.

S: I get a bit of the typical wiesse smell (Clove, a touch of bannana) blended nicely with some american hops that lean towards citrus. A bit of alcohol if you really search for it too.

T: A bit of sweet malt come through forming the body. This is counter balanced by a nice hop profile. A bit tropical but the hops seem somewhat faded, which is probably a result of it sitting too long in my fridge. It probably would have been much hoppier fresh but it had some nice tropical almost pineapple notes along with the typical grapefruit taste of west coast american hops. I also get some nice clove, bread and a bit of spice from the yeast.

M: Perfect for a refreshing beer. High carbonation but it really makes for a refreshing beer.

O: Really good beer but probably would have been much nicer fresh. I would highly consider buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 21:22:15 | More by Haydn-Juby
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes

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

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of wheat malts, citrus, floral hops and some grassy notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some wheat, citrus (orange & lemon) floral/grassy hops and faint spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a 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

01-08-2014 22:28:48 | More by SebD
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An interesting beer. Flavourful and well balanced.

Looks good, hazy honey gold under a decent frothy, soapy white head. Leaves substantial lace most of the way down. Handsome.

Aroma is subdued, but fruity. Citrus and passion fruit. Sweet and malty. Wheat and yeast. Lots of things happening here, very appetizing.

Big fruity, hoppy mouthful. Noticeable sweetness from malts. Citrus hops and bitter finish. Very different front to back. Again. lots of interesting things happening.

Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 01:55:41 | More by TerryW
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice American-style twist to an established beer standard. As hefeweizen aren't a flavour I choose regularly, this beer is much more up my alley than many! Dated 01/04/2013 (April? Jan?) and have no doubt the hops would have been even more impressive if opened sooner.

Pours a hazy dark golden colour, with much of the sediment coming out with the last inch of beer. Despite a lack of "pop" when the cork opened, still a good amount of carbonation in the bottle with a large, open-bubbled white head. Aroma is wheat-forward, with a hint of "west coast" style citrus in the background. Imagine this would have been more pronounced when the beer was fresh. Complex flavour has depth as well as a well balanced mixture of sweet and bitter. Has a nice malt and wheat backbone for an initial sweetness with the tropical fruit notes of Summit and Cascade (as listed on the bottle - as personally all I can distinguish is the more pleasing "American" versus "German").

Enough traditional wheat and yeast flavours, including the expected banana, orange peel and coriander, to appeal to hefe fans plus the added bonus of west-coast style hops for someone like me. Expensive, but a beer I'd recommend!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 21:33:52 | More by hopsolutely
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes.

A - Poured cloudy and dark golden with a one finger white head and good carbonation. Minimal lace and a film of retention.

S - Oranges, yeast, sweet fruits, grassy and zesty hops.

T - Sweet spice, zesty hop notes, orange and lemon.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, and a creaminess. Dry finish.

O/D - A nice beer. Needed a stronger hop profile for the name and quasi-style. Hop presence was decent though, and complimented the hefe well. Drinkable for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 18:54:46 | More by tbeckett
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow, little bit of orange, dense looking, nearly opaque. Big head off the pour, but kind of bubbly and light looking, not the chunky head I'd like.

Mostly banana on the nose, maybe a touch of lemon.

Banana and lemon mingle throughout. Strong malt backbone, good rustic wheat. A little hot, oddly, in the finish.

This is a straightforward hefe. Hops are certainly there, but they don't punch you in the head. It's mostly about the banana and wheat. Not a bad thing, but not sure if it's on target for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 23:08:54 | More by CanuckRover
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hopfenweisse is coloured like an over-ripe banana. Cloudiness sets in no matter how careful one is not to shake up the bottle. Likewise, head will generate in generous amounts regardless of the angle the beer's poured at; the stuff bubbles up like a vinegar and baking soda volcano experiment from elementary school. This is a true Weissbier, people!

I think perhaps the best thing to ever come of globalization is when German yeast met American hops. In a bout of Ali vs. Frazier proportions, banana, bubblegum and vanilla clash with citrus, pine and tropical fruits. For a beer geek, this is the fight of the century.

The flavour is terrifically interesting but also approachable: jammy marmalade, banana bread baked with clove, flower petals, touches of apple and pear and fresh-squeezed citrus (lemon, grapefruit). This is considerably broad-shouldered for a wheat beer but maintains an airy rose garden-like air and hay-like graininess that warmly greets you like an old friend.

The savory-spices maintain a firm handshake even throughout the aftertaste, although the more ethereal florals manage to make just as strong an impression. Candied citrus notes linger in a lemon curd background, melding nicely into the faint caramelly notes of the malt.

Young Quebecois children watch out - there's a new lemonade and bake stand in town. Montreal Botanical Gardens take note as well - be ready to give Hopfenweisse its own exhibit. Hopfenweisse from Les Trois Mousquetaires covers all possible bases - in it one readily finds grainy, spicy, savory, sweet, citric, floral, fruity, bitter, and earthy elements.

Hopfenweisse could probably sell for twice the price given not only how good and unique it is but also the fact that it ostensibly serves as two beers at once (a hoppy pale ale and a refreshing weissbier). Whether you're a seasoned beer geek or an enthusiastic beginner, Les Trois Mousquetaires Hopfenweisse is a hugely engaging, satisfying ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:46:27 | More by biegaman
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from Veux-Tu. About 5 months old in a one-year expiry date. Very drinkable, not as good as Schneider Weisse but still very enjoyable summer beer. Lasting head, slightly hoppy aroma. A mineral character. Cloves and other spices. Carbonation right there.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 03:36:16 | More by Sammy
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a weizen glass. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a cloudy pale gold with a 5cm bubbly head. Head slowly reduced to a decent layer of surface bubbles. Decent lacing.

S - Bananas, grapefruit, spices, some bread, some grass. Definitely smells like a wheat beer with extra hops thrown in.

T - Sweet bread, bananas, some citrus, some spice and plenty of hop bitterness throughout. The bitterness is a bit harsh at times but there's a pleasant bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

M - Medium carbonation, medium-heavy body, creamy, a hint of graininess, dry-ish finish.

O - Decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 02:50:25 | More by decimator
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pumped this made it into the seasonal release at our local LCBO...

A - Pours a hazy pale golden colour, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Sweet coves, honey, musty wheat, grassy hops and a hint of sweet iced tea.

T - Hints of citrus rind come through alongside a sweet clove flavour and musty wheat. Bread crusts and toasted crackers linger with a sour citrus rind.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty hefe, superbly priced and well worth picking up. I'll be grabbing a few more to enjoy in the sun.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 01:59:45 | More by andrenaline
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, banana, spicy cloves and phenols. Quite tempting.
Doughy wheat as a flavour too, along with soft booze, spicy hops, and herbal notes. Some sweet malt too.
Could use a bit more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 08:05:11 | More by CrazyDavros
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Les Trois Mousquetaires has slowly become one of my favorite breweries out of Quebec with their beautifully rendered, hoppy ales and incredibly clean and rounded lagers. The Brooklyner Schneider Hopfenweisse is one of my favorite wheat beers I've had to date so I'm very excited to get into this bottle.

Its rich honey amber body is darker than many wheat beers I've come across. A finger and a half of creamy, dense white head boasts some staying power and leaves generous sheets of lace as it recedes.

The hop profile of their Kellerbier is the first thing I think of. Whether or not they use the same type of hops in both, I'm an instant fan of the nose. The pronounced notes of ripe mango and papaya remind me why I love American style hops so much but more importantly blend very nicely with the creamy phenolic and herbal character that comes from the wheat. Undertones of lavender and potpourrie are readily detectable but the tropical fruit character rests on top. I like its complexity and I love how well everything fits together.

The creamy, sweet, and fruity beginning is almost immediately cut through by a leafy, dry, and herbal bitterness. It took me a bit off guard at first but I also didn't realize that this sports an IBU count of 56. The bitter character lingers well past the finish but isn't off putting or overly pronounced. Notes of mango and papaya make up the sweet underbelly of this beer, which spicy phenols and a herbaceous hop character are placed over.

The highlight of the mouthfeel is how the creaminess of the body helps to give weight and depth to fruitiness of the hops. Its medium body and rich texture makes me want to sit down and slowly enjoy this wheat beer rather than quaff it on a hot summer's day.

This is another winner coming out of LTM in my books. The fruity character from the American style hops fit perfectly with the unique aroma and flavour profile of the wheat malt. I don't think they needed to use a super alpha acid hop such as Summit as the only hop throughout the boil to achieve the American style wheat beer profile they were going for but I enjoyed it nonetheless. As a side note, I'd like to say how brilliant it is to have all of the specs of the beer on the back label of the bottle. For a beer nerd such as me, it helps me appreciate the beer a bit more. This is something I'd definitely pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 23:30:00 | More by ludachris
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Hoppypocket for this one! Bottled on 06/12

A - Cloudy medium yellow, almost orange in the centre. Thin layer of white head.

S - Big clove, banana and yeast esters aromas up front giving way to some sweet bready matls and lighter citrus notes.

T - Big Belgian yeast flavours up front with banana and cloves. Mid-palate adds some herbal notes and a substantial bready malt profile that adds some cereal sweetness and lighter citrus notes. The finish adds a warming alcohol kick.

M - Medium body with a nice chew. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 03:57:09 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 7$

Appearance – Slightly hazy gold/amber colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5-6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, citrus zest, grassy hops, coriander/cloves

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with light citrus and coriander/cloves. There is also some dry woody and yeasty notes mixed grassy hops. It ends with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – Another great beer from this brewer. It has enough flavours to keep it interesting throughout the glass, and the price is reasonable. I'd like a touch more fruit flavour if I could change anything.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 00:33:49 | More by spinrsx
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of papat444. Served in a weizen glass. Bottled June 2012.

A - A finger of creamy white foam settles to a thick cap and a few stray spots of lace. Perhaps this should be listed as a kristalweizen, as it's pretty much transparent. Golden straw in color with tons of racing bubbles.

S - Smells like wheat and bread, with notes of tropical fruits, banana, and bubblegum. As things warm up some earthy and herbal hop notes come out. I wouldn't have guessed this was hopped exclusively with Summit, but it's a nice-smelling take on the style - thankfully it doesn't smell like garlic.

T - The taste starts like a typical hefeweizen with bread and wheat, but yields to surprisingly intense hop bitterness that accompanies the citrus and herbal flavors in the finish. Not nearly as much ester yeast here.

M - Carbonation is excessively high and mildly unpleasant - vaguely soda-like. Medium-light in body, with a dry, grainy texture. Lightly chewy finish.

D - A very easy to drink beer, other than the obnoxious carbonation level. Also, it's an interesting twist, as most 'hoppy' weizens have aggressive dry-hopping rather than mid-level bitterness. I dig the 375ml bottle and comprehensive rear label as well. Would drink this again if it were available and priced appropriately.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 03:35:39 | More by MasterSki
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy blonde with a ring of white head, a little sticky lace on the glass. Smell is of citrus and tropical fruits, orange followed by banana, malty and a bit of yeasty scents as well. Taste is quite hoppy, citrus and orange flavours, malty, and a bit of banana mid palate and into the finish, good bitterness but a nice malty balance with some yeastiness present as well. Medium carbonation, medium body, lightly creamy feel. Nice hopped up hefe, still lots of hefe flavours here that work well with the agressive hopping.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 22:40:26 | More by peensteen
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light straw-gold, a bit cloudy. Good sized white head, decent retention.

Nice grassy and tropical fruit hop scents. Mango. Wheat. Hops are stronger than the traditional hefe scents.

Like the smell, a hoppy beer. Tropical fruit, moderately bitter, some citrus- lemon. Banana flavours. Wheat.

Medium modied, low to moderate to carbonation.

Overall, quite good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 04:13:58 | More by jrenihan
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Appearance: Fluffy clouds of stark white with a light hay colored body.

Smell: Strong banana mixed with citrus.

Taste: Spices & herbs, hoppy a bit but not too much, some rich fruit and the classic banana flavor.

Mouthfeel: Good strong carbonation. Manages an airy feel yet isn't too light.

Overall: 3M really nails the German style. A nice mix of bavarian and hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 12:20:52 | More by papat444
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft: Poured a dirty beige/yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of banana ester with rich wheat malt notes and light citrus hoppy notes. Taste is a wonderful mix between some citrus hoppy notes which are well balanced against some wheat malt with light banana ester. Body was pretty full for style with good carbonation. This was a great drink and something the brewery should consider bottling.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2012 17:30:26 | More by Phyl21ca
Série Signature - Hopfenweisse from Les Trois Mousquetaires
85 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.