Hors Série Gose - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Gose |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: papat444 on 09-04-2012

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, grain, fruit, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has an interesting slight sour flavors.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of salt with light tart wheat malt notes Taste is a mix between some salt notes with light tart wheat notes and some light coriander notes. Body is quite full considering the low ABV with good carbonation. Quite refreshing though maybe a tad too salty for my taste buds.

Photo of smakawhat
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Deep orange body with a good lemon hue. Unfiltered presence with just a nice amount of carbonation, not much, but with pin head sized bubbles cascading evenly. A nice thin but foamy rich two finger even eggshell white head produced, and settles to a simple but good 4 millimeter collar and puck. No lacing. Pretty decent looking.

Really nice fruity tones for the bouquet on this. Hints of apricot and pear interestingly, and a bit of brine like quality. Very herbal smelling perhaps some of that corriander that my nose doesn't always grab as easy is being picked up. Real nice wheat chewy quality, just a hint of bakery goodness. Excellent aroma.

Palate sort of washes a bit neutral. Soda and radler like finish but without the sweetness. Malt and chewy density sort of left behind but washes clean with a good hint of salt character. Hints of green herbs and spice, even a bit of hop herbality manages to pop out. Heavily mineral though and almost tonic and spritzy in taste and character though. Aftertaste does however manage to bring in some bakery qualities, but it also explodes into orange and lemon citrus qualities too.

It's a real interesting beer, but it comes off just surprisingly too fruity for my tastes, and also has a radler quality to it. It is however a very good beer, but not usually what I look for in this style. I would however recommend this though for fans of the style to give it a go.

Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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 bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.5 ounce bottle. Served in a Ritterguts Gose glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with almost a couple inch white head. Head retention is good, but there isn't much lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like salt, wheat/grainy malt, minerals, citrus peel and a bit of coriander. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, but there's a lot of salty, briny minerally character to this brew. It's a more salty/minerally gose. The longer I drink this, the more I'm liking it. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot. If you're looking for more salt/mineral flavors in a gose, then you'll like this one. But if you're looking for more tartness, then you probably won't. I know I'd buy this again! $4.75 a bottle.

Photo of tbeckett
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
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 Rutager
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought in Bellingham ...yep, USA. Not the first Canadian beer I've found only down there. WTF?

Pours gold with a faint haze and almost a finger of white head. Sweet grainy wheat, sour, some berries and orchard fruit and a touch of lavender ..I think. Some faint floral perfume anyways.

Interesting taste, mineral saltiness, light savory herbs, a touch of lavender (maybe I'm just weird??), faint berries, Very light sourness just cleans up the finish leaving just a mineral feeling (is that a thing?) coating the mouth and light prickliness from the lowish carbonation.

Very interesting take on the style. Extra points for that. Seems more refined than your average gose ...and might I add that it's pretty fucking cool to be able to say "your average gose" these days.

Photo of jrenihan
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled May 2013

Beer is copper in colour, with a small white head that disappears very quickly.

Lots of green apple in the nose, as well as lemon and coriander. Smells tart.

Strongly tastes like sour lemonade- dead ringer. The salt is noticeable. Apple and coriander there as well.

Light bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit of a pucker.

Overall, very refreshing, but the salt is not a plus for me (yes, I know that is the style) and the lemonade flavour is heavy. I am not very familiar with gose, but this was more tart than I expected.

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.

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this at Bières & Saveurs in Chambly.

Body is hazy with the color a cross between peach and lemonade. Bit of a sourish wheat aroma. Flavor is of lemons, tart wheat and ripe peaches. Refreshing and quite good. Hope they bottle this sometime soon.

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.

Photo of SebD
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice merky gold color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart lemons, coriander, some wheat and a light breadiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has sour lemons upfront, some coriander, wheat malts, bready notes and a touch of salt.

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

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

Photo of spoony
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle to a tulip.

A-A tall (like two-plus finger) white head drops quickly to a thick cap. The cap has pretty good retention. No lacing is left behind. The beer is nearly clear. (I did not pour the dregs from the bottle, which surely would have changed the appearance). It is light orange-golden with just a few bubbles visible in the liquid.

S-The aroma is mildly tart with a bit of wheat-y, lactic funk. I smell some lemon-lime tartness, grains, bread dough, and a bit of salt.

T-The taste, like the smell, is mildly tart with nice citrus acidity. The same dough and grain flavors are present and I can taste a bit more of the coriander that is advertised on the label. Salt is mild, but adds just a bit of brine to the somewhat funky, fruity flavor.

M-The body is medium to full for the style with lower levels of carbonation, but the beer still drinks pretty easy.

O-This is a pretty tasty beer. It manages to pack a fair bit of flavor into a low ABV package without tasting gimmicky or "tarted up." It is more aggressive than classic German gose, but less salty than many popular examples of the style, e.g., Westbrook. I actually like it this way. I could drink a few of these on a summer afternoon without any problem. My only knock would be the price...this guy is a bit spendy to drink in volume.

Photo of mick303
3.85/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of thehyperduck
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
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: 4.07, 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 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.

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.

Photo of mtomlins
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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 DaveBar
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

Photo of TheDoctor
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours a ridiculously cloudy vanilla cake color with a decent frothy beige head that evaporates pretty quickly to a film and then a barely-there ring around the glass. Meh retention; no lacing to speak of.

S:
Fresh and crisp. Spicy, wheat, chalky yeast, white pepper, bubblegum.

T:
Tart and slightly salty. Lime, perrier bubbly crispness.

M:
Thin and light bodied, very refreshing with a slight feel and a quick finish.

O:
Tasty beer.
This is the first Gose that I have ever had so I don't know how good or bad it is in comparison to others (Westbrook's being the only one that springs to mind). But, it is a pretty tasty, well-balanced and ridiculously refreshing beer. Ths saltiness and sour touch go a long ways in playing back and forth with your taste buds, I am now eager to try other Gose's, but don't know that this is one of the best beers I have ever had.
Might be a good bridge for wine (especially white) drinkers that don't like beers. Wait for a hot day and some spicy food.
Might have again; worth a shot if you see it.

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.

Photo of StrayteEDGE
2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Review optional, but wants words

Photo of kevinlater
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into snifter. production date march 25, 2014, printed on the back label. consumed on july 22, 2014

a: a nice and vibrant apricot hue. under a finger of bubbly, non-foamy head that disappeared hastily

s: coriander and citrus fruits bounce off of each other up front -- lemon and orange. bits of wheat, bananas, peaches, and salt. this aroma hints at sourness too

t: a potent and fun sour presence up front with funk notes and coriander. pilsner malt, lemon, peach, orange, and wheat notes follow, but they're situated in the background as the spice and sourness still tower over at this point. finishes mildly salty. complex and interesting stuff

m: light-bodied, with a prickly carbonation that i feel complements the tartness

o: i was really excited to crack open my first gose ever and it didn't disappoint. the first sip was ridiculously sour, but of course there are many other dimensions to this beer, and they all opened up as i continued to drink it. it's funky, sour, and salty, but it's also light, tasty, and has a fantastic (albeit subdued) fruit profile. give this one a try

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Hors Série Gose from Les Trois Mousquetaires
86 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.