Saison Brett
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada
Ranked #336
Ranked #8,841
4.06 | pDev: 7.39%
Aug 03, 2023
Sep 04, 2014
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Saison Brett
7.0% abv.

LTM Les Trois Mousquetai... Farmhouse Ale - Saison

Saison funky is it? Tart, tangy and bitter funk from the wild yeast is very nice, not overly funky, but just enough kick to make it fun. Pair this with a good Cheddar!! Quebec malt, pilsner, oat, rye, wheat. Perle and Chinook hops.
Aug 03, 2023
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Rated by kw_pip from Vermont

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
draught. taskes like a black cherry sour to me. I enjoyed it.
Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Oct 04, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by Curt3 from Ohio

Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by DaftCaskBC from Canada (BC)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: One finger of white head over cloudy light amber liquid.

S: Lemon, lime, earth, grass, hay.

T: Lemon, lime, earth, grass, hay and honey.

M: Thin watery mouthfeel

O: A very good saison brett.
May 22, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Apr 05, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Nov 13, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Nov 05, 2018
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Reviewed by eberesford from Canada (ON)

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On draft at Vices & Versa. Pours a thick rather misty brown with a thin ring of head and good lacing. Aroma very light - funky, some stone fruit, spice, Flavour: prunes, pepper, barnyard - leather horse piss on hay, some alcohol warmth. Extraordinary complexity. Lightish body despite this and long finish
Dec 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Organdrew from Canada (QC)

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bought a 750ml bottle from the local beer store for about 10$. Bottling date is 07/08/2017 and drank on 10/11/2017 (3 months). Bottle under moderate pressure and opens easily with a strong "pop". Poured into a stemless snifter.

Look: pours an almost perfectly transparent fizzy golden orange drink with lots of head the subsides quickly but leaves slight lacing. Second glass a lot more cloudy, probably from more yeast.

Smell: The Brett funk is dominant, but very pleasing. Barnyard, urine (reminiscent of an old hamster cage). Kind of like horse-butt. Also notice apricot, pears/peaches, most likely from the Saison side. The funkiness is very forward and fills the room.

Taste: Very citrus forward. Moderate complexity with many different flavors popping in and out, hard to distinguish many on first sip. Tangy, zingy, and citrusy. Tart and somewhat dry. I really enjoy the taste. Brettanomyces isn't very dominant, but noticeable. Brett tends to become more apparent with some air and higher temperature. Alcohol is almost unnoticeable even when searched for. Perhaps a touch of (pilsner) malt here and there. Some hoppy bitterness near the end here and there, when the tartness doesn't overpower it. Second glass was a bit more funky, probably from picking up more of the Brett.

Mouthfeel: Moderate-high carbonation. A champagne prickle and lightness, but also a slight moderate feel to it. A weak dry finish.

Overall: This is my first introduction to Brettanomyces yeast beer. A really great style; I really enjoyed this one. Kind of like a gose or Berliner Weisse, but different. I take the "different" to be the Brettanomyces. It's a sour ale with a unique mouthfeel and a funky twist. The sour fruitiness slightly overpowers the funkiness, but they both tend to show their faces. A work of art. A beer sure to make you say "wow" and wake you up from it's scintillating sensory experiences. The tartness and sourness might be a bit overpowering. If it were just slightly less sour, it'd be a masterpiece.

You might think labels like "horse-butt" or "old hamster-cage" to be aversive, but it's just the opposite. It's nasty, but just enough so it isn't off-putting. If you get what I mean. Kink of like a kink you know is kind of bad, but it's just so good.

I imagine a 6-12 month Saison Brett would be much more funky (from what I've read) as the Brett is a slow-acting yeast that increases with time. I will age a bottle about 10 months to see the full power of Brett funkiness.

Great tart beer with some funky (but pleasing) qualities.

I recommend if you enjoy sour ales or seek a new drinking experience.
Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by GJKerr from Canada (ON)

Sep 07, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by BobbyOlson from Michigan

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Giggy from Michigan

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 3.8 by JonnyBeers from Canada (BC)

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jun 05, 2017
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Reviewed by dd43 from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Corked and caged 750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Oak barrel aged tart saison fermented twice, first with saison yeast then with brettanomyces. Bottle conditioned with brett as well.

This beer pours deep pale ale in color, with a massive brett head. It actually foamed up over the top of the bottle when I pulled the cork. Pretty well carbonated.

Smells include green apple, some band aid, field grass, a little honeydew melon, and acetic tart sort of vinegar aroma. Faint white pepper in the nose.

Taste includes the tart green apple notes, along with some woodiness. Very lightly sweet but the crisp carbonation, funky brett and that tart character sort of wash the sweetness away with each sip.

Prickly and sharp on the tongue, dry finish as you would expect to find in a saison, especially one with a secondary brett fermentation. Not much bitterness to speak of.

Excellent beer, the first one I had from the beer club and I couldn't be more impressed.
Apr 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Derek from Canada (BC)

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Golden bronze with a white head, not much retention but it shows some lace.

Aroma is cidery, with a little tropical fruit.

Surprisingly tart, with a nice leathery funk. Good bitterness, alcohol is hidden.

Nice body, with a dry finish.

Note, there's a lot of sediment and it doesn't taste good. Decant carefully.
Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 11, 2017
Saison Brett from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 75 ratings