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Hors Série Gose - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BA SCORE
86
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Gose |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 09-04-2012)
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

Canada_Dan, Tuesday at 09:53 PM
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4/5  rDev +5%

spw109, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle picked up at the local LCBO; bottled Mar 25 2014. This is my first gose review. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a muddy golden-straw colour, opaque with sediment and topped with one finger of bubbly white froth. Alas, it is only fleeting - wilting away over the next couple of minutes, and leaving little in the way of remnants, this is not the most attractive of beers in general. Fortunately, the aroma brings me right back in - very citrusy, with lemon and lime peels, coriander spice, and a funky saltwater note.

Delicious stuff. The acidity hits you instantly; more of the lemon-lime citrus from the aroma, with a mild wheat malt sweetness also detectable. Spicy coriander and salt round things off before a tart finish, with a dry aftertaste. Light-bodied, with restrained carbonation that provides this light beer with a zippy, refreshing mouthfeel. Possibly the most well-balanced sour I've ever had, in that the salt plays as a perfect foil to the acidity - and it doesn't seem to give me heartburn like most of the others, either.

Final Grade: 4.08, an A-. I have not had many sours, and while part of that is due to their typically high price, I also do not really enjoy the taste of a lot of them. Hors Série Gose is one of the few that has been able to break that trend, as the saltiness is the perfect cure for this one's assertively acidic flavour profile. Now I am pumped to try a few more examples of this style - hopefully its growing popularity will encourage other brewers to give this style a shot. Highly recommended.

thehyperduck, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev +5%

lgmol, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of ledjip
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

ledjip, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of peensteen
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%

Hazed pale blonde colour, ring of white head, no lace. Smell is spicy with notes of lemon and green apple, bit of salt water, sour lemon candy, bit of yeast and wheat. Taste has quite a bit of lemon-lime initially, citrus fruit with a salty-sour mid palate, touch of sweet lemon drops, finishes dry. High-medium spritzy carbonation, light body. Good stuff, a nice easy drinking beer, light and flavourful, quite refreshing.

peensteen, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of MJ63
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%

MJ63, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +5%

RedAleMan, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Digimaika2
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

A: Hazy straw coloured with a sizeable bubbly head that recedes promptly.

S: Cloves, barnyard funk, lemons, grass, dried papaya, sea salt, and honey. Bold aroma with lots of spices and pleasantly sour barnyard funk.

T: Salt, cloves, wheat, lemon juice, and faint pear. This is a tad saltier than most of the gose offerings out there and very flavourful at this ABV with a lot of clove and the barnyard elements shining through.

M: Light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Clean with a dry and crisp finish.

D: This is a very good gose and I’ll be picking up more if I can. The barnyard-like qualities shown through over a nice salty base.

Digimaika2, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Coronaeus
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%

Coronaeus, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

A: Golden cloudy with almost a green herbal tinge, little carbonation, an off white head that fades relatively fast.


S: Coriander, herbal like sage, sweat, baloney.


T: Salt forward, then a little sour quality, coriander, light smokiness and umami savor in the form of baloney. There is a hint of floral in there as well.


M: Medium light body, medium low carbonation.


O: By far the saltiest gose I’ve had by far, this is unique. Got it in Toronto, drank in New Hamburg, ON, Aug 24th 2014. I think they’ve done a great job. The bottle and label itself are very cool. Relatively light, sessionable beer. Good for a warm day.

patre_tim, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%

375 mL bottled 25/03/14 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma – faint maybe coriander
Head huge (7 cm), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing until stabilizing at a 3 mm layer
Lacing none
Body light yellow, cloudy
Flavor very light; the spiciness comes through initially but quickly fades; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.44. Final weighted score: 3.44
This is a pleasant Gose, very drinkable, and less salty than Westbrook, Anderson Valley, or Leipziger Gose; that may make it more palateable to those who do not like gose-style beers. The appearance and body are typical of goses while the aroma seems a little weak. Still, this is a very pleasant, highly sessionable beer.

Ozzylizard, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

slowfade, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

fostachild, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is a cloudy golden colour, good film retention and some nice lacing.

S - an interesting combination of tart gooseberry, sour lactic notes, wheat creaminess, and some aromatic prickling spice with some of the coriander notes playing a key role in linking together some of the elements. More notes of pomegranate and cherry emerge.

T - pears and gooseberry with a mild coating lactic tartness, an initial salty and saline character becomes quite evident and is a slick feel on the palate, brings some mild tart fruit notes, some of the coriander spice, leading to a briny slightly leafy finish, The wheat malt is smooth and adds quite a relaxing creaminess to counter some of the sourness and brine, the yeast really starts to open it after it has warmed up.

M - light bodied and slight carbonation, it does have an evident briny quality. It is crisp and refreshing, the evident salty character gets balanced by increasing pear and berry fruits as it warms with is nice, crisp finish and light making it a tasty session option. Wheat does give it a creamier mouthfeel despite the saltiness.

A salty and refreshing gose, decent spice and florals open up to delve into some lively complexity here. Not too sour, maybe some light tartness to it but that was about all I registered. Creaminess from the wheat is there in body but a lot of the flavour is commanded by the salt. A tasty and light session beer, enjoy the complex tart fruit and floral character mixed with a strong earthy spice. Well balanced as it delivers a long but crisply satisfying finish. Good session beer, though the salty brine was a bit much for the most part and it did have a distinctly saltwater character to it initially. Worth trying.

mick303, Aug 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Dna_Infinity, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

KrisDLSmith, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ElGallo, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

KingdomBobcat, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ToddMopps, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 for a 375ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone in 2mins. Unfiltered and golden good

S- WOW this is nice. Yeasty good with grapefruit galore. Good malt

T- Very good. Sour. No malt tones at all. Hops are there

M- Sour LOL Dry

O- Very good. I like this light dry sour beer. Good for hot summer days.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little light sour beer went well with... Pulled pork sandwiches

Enjoy!

DaveBar, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

WillAndSarah, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle served pretty cold into a glass. First time trying this style, but this appears to be a good representative so let's give it a whirl. Purchased from LCBO for 3.65 CDN.

Appearance - very hazy yellow and gold coloured. A finger or so of fluffy white head is poured and retention time is pretty good for a lower ABV beer. Looks like there are plentiful bubbles rising to the top but it's hard to say since the beer is so hazy. Some sparse lacing forms around the glass.

Smell - somewhat sour and vinegary maybe with some sour fruit. Aromatics aren't too bold, yet have an a nice presence to them.

Taste - sour and vinegary but not overly so with a nice apple like tartness. Some saltiness in the mouth and a touch of sweetness blended with fruit and bread in the aftertaste. Good deal of flavor overall.

Mouthfeel - remarkably creamy feel that was good weight and moderately high carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall - while I have very little experience with this style, I can see the appeal if you are feeling something different on any given day. I would definitely try this again.

DenisKolkin, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

cfalovo97, Jul 31, 2014
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Hors Série Gose from Les Trois Mousquetaires
86 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.