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Hors Série Gose - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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86
very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Gose |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: papat444 on 09-04-2012

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4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the better gose beers i have ever had, its so bright and herbal, with notes of green tea, sweet lemon balm, coriander seed, lime leaf, and something more floral even, hibiscus or something. its complex but its clean, minimally tart for the style, just very light and drinkable. the salt here is nice too, gives the beer some body and a nice mineral character. with an abv this low too, its one i can drink plenty of, and for what it is, the price isnt bad at all. i am surprised to look and see i havent had any beers from these guys before, i see their stuff around periodically, but have always been turned off by high prices. this one is really really fair. the flavors here are as bright and summery and herbaceous as i have seen in the style, carbonation is fantastic, and the wheat malt base is very flavorful. exceptional example of the style, a nice little twist of being different in here too. i need to find some more!

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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to papat444 for sending this out west for our enjoyment.

A: Rustic in its appearance, pours a cloudy golden wheat with 1 finger of white head that fell away to a thin layer of micro bubbles with scattered lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: Bright acidic scents of lemons and ripe pears with background notes of wheat and bread. Hints of pale malts balance out the acidity. Very inviting and fresh.

T: Upfront taste of tartness of underripe fruits and bright lemons. Floral characteristics are present which were not detected on the scent. Finishes with pale malt notes of biscuit and bready yeast which balances the tartness. Very clean, refreshing and exceptionally balanced.

M: Tart dryness mid palate with chaser of creamy malts on the finish offers a freshment without puckering.

O: Sophisticated balance between tart dryness and maltiness. This is extremely refreshing and expertly balanced. I would love it if this was readily available here in BC as I would want to drink this everyday due to its refreshing nature and low ABV. Hopefully we will soon see a BC brewer take on this style as well as more sessionable low ABV varieties.

Thanks again to papat444 for sending it out.

Photo of mtomlins
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottled: 2013/05; Poured: 2013/07/30

A: Orangey, straw in color pouring to s short white bubbly head that falls quickly to a thin color. No lacing. Hazy with a touch of sediment which is typical of unfiltered/bottle conditioned brew.

S: A big tart nose with lots of sour notes; some lemon and coriander and maybe a touch grassy.

T: Right from the start you’re hit with the tart sourness (like under-ripe fruit) followed closely by a subtle saltiness. Lots of subtle complexity with lemon and coriander. The finish is long and tart.

M: Light body leaving the palate clean; lots of carbonation making me wonder why the lack of head.

O: Very nice balance of tart sourness and saltiness proving to be an example of the style.

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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Brothers Beer Bistro. From notes.

A - Golden pour with one finger of white head that went fast. Strong carbonation. No lace and a film of retention.

S - Very different. Lemonade. Captures the sweet and sugary but sour very well. Minerally. Very interesting stuff. Some sour fruits too.

T - Salty, but not overly so. Lemonade, lemon candy. Fruity and a bit tart. Complex for the ABV.

M - Strong carbonation, salty and tart finish. Medium body.

O/D - Very interesting beer. Lot's of different flavours and interesting elements going on. Sour, salty, sweet. A good beer that I could drink a fair bit of on a hot day.

Photo of Digimaika2
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

Photo of thehyperduck
4.07/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trois Mousquetaires Gose is predictably cloudy; not only is the style left unfiltered but such a high percentage of wheat (typically 50-60%) ensures a good amount of protein and hence a thick, turbid complexion despite the rather light, yellow colour. Bubbles are abundant but head not so much; carbonation may seem active but it's evidently not very productive.

There's a reason spices like coriander were historically so expensive and universally sought after: their aromatics are ambrosial and unparalleled. A beer brewed with coriander, therefore, is correspondingly fragrant and boasts a seductively pungent perfume. There also seem to be notes of orange peel and citrus more generally. A drink that smells worthy of kings indeed.

Gose, like Berliner Weiss and for all the same reasons, is one style I'm surprised hasn't yet caught on the world over. It's immensely refreshing - far more so than the standard watered down and cloyingly sweet lager - and generally delivers all this refreshment in a manageable, medium-light frame. The fact that this one is a mere 3.8% alcohol is a bonus.

But seriously, is there any better beer for a hot, sunny summer day? It has zestiness courtesy of the ground coriander seeds as well as tart twang and quenching acidity from the Lactobicilicus. The saline quality is a kicker, the proverbial cherry on top, because, let's face it - the brain is hard-wired to crave salt. Taken with the soft graininess of the wheat, it's delightful.

To my knowledge the folks at Les Trois Mousquetaires are born and bred Quebecois, but they have the technical virtuosity and detailed craftsmanship of the best German brewers. Add Gose to a list that already included Doppelbock, Maibock, Rauchbier, Hopfenweisse, and Oktoberfest and you've got the best German lineup made outside of Germany. Hands down.

Photo of DaveBar
4.02/5  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!

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Hors Série Gose from Les Trois Mousquetaires
86 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.