Saison Brett
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 7.39%
Ratings:
72
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 03, 2019
Added:
Sep 04, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  9
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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4.32 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Aug 03, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by DaftCaskBC from Canada (BC)

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
 
3.9 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Apr 05, 2019
 
4.06 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Nov 13, 2018
 
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Nov 05, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by eberesford from Canada (ON)

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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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Organdrew from Canada (QC)

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
 
4.34 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Nov 04, 2017
 
4.21 by GJKerr from Canada (ON) on Sep 07, 2017
 
3.25 by BobbyOlson from Michigan on Aug 04, 2017
 
4.16 by Giggy from Michigan on Aug 04, 2017
 
3.8 by JonnyBeers from Canada (BC) on Jul 24, 2017
 
3.43 by RBorsato from Virginia on Jun 05, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dd43 from Connecticut

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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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Derek from Canada (BC)

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
 
4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Apr 21, 2017
 
4.21 by smithj4 from New York on Apr 11, 2017
 
4.16 by CurtisD from Canada (NB) on Apr 05, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise.
A: Pours a beautiful hazy yellow-orange hue with massive (overly) 4+ inch billowy white head with good retention.
S: Nice brett funk, soft orange and lemon citrus, white pepper, oak (almost has hints of chardonnay), melon, and subtle spicy rye. Wonderful!
T: Interesting (and a bit surprising) burst of orange and lemon juice hits first, followed by peach, melon, and strawberry. Hints of brett funk and white pepper. Wish this followed the aroma...
M: Light-medium body. Surprising amount of fruity sweetness. Refreshing. Mild funk. Lingers a bit on the palate.
D: This one was all over the board... Loved the look (except for the overly generous head) and aroma was sublime. The taste and feel didn't keep up. Interesting to try, but there are so many better examples of this style.

Apr 04, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Pours a gorgeous hazy (nearly cloudy, in fact) light amber with splendid three finger head and spectacular lacing. This is one beautiful beer.

Bright crisp green apple is very forward on the nose, followed by wine vinegar, citrus, and classic horsey funk. The grain is very prominent as well.

This is one funky brett farmhouse from a flavor standpoint, and that's a fine thing. It is actually rather malty and sweet at the very first touch to the tongue, but that is quickly followed by sharp sour notes (red wine or even vinegar) along with white pepper and oak. Perhaps a bit unbalanced on the sourness, but overall very good.

The mouthfeel is splendid. The beer is light, effervescent, and presents with a crisp dry finish.

Overall, an excellent Brett Saison.

Apr 02, 2017
 
4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Mar 28, 2017
 
4.19 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC) on Mar 11, 2017
 
4.02 by elvisdoc from Florida on Jan 22, 2017
 
4.24 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jan 22, 2017
 
4.57 by MazzaChris72 from Illinois on Jan 08, 2017
 
4.7 by RoastBerry from Canada (QC) on Jan 05, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SmithyAlan from Canada (QC)

From a 750 ml bottle, bottled July 2016.

Nice hazy orange body, lemon citrus Brett in flavor with a white wine finish. Slight vinegar, semi-dry and delicious.

Sep 27, 2016
 
4.4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Sep 06, 2016
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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

750ml, caged and corked bottle, @ 7% ABV - this brewery always has such classy and reserved labels, eh?

This beer pours a mostly clear, bright medium golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of coral atoll lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of musty and leathery barnyard funk, some prominent dark berry fruitiness, grainy wheat malt, red wine vinegar, overripe lemon rind, subtle vanillan oak staves, and some estery floral essences. The taste is bready and lightly doughy pale malt, a lesser grainy wheatiness, gently sour bacterial infection, musty and dusty long-unworn clothing, some cherry and raspberry-forward red wine fruitiness, stale lemon flesh, wet wood, and a mildly perfumed wild floral character.

The bubbles are mostly benign in their plainly coddling frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and fairly smooth, which is a nice trick if you can pull it off (I'm sure the oats helped), what with all those edgy esters kicking about. It finishes off-dry, the varied fruitiness really starting to ascend.

Overall, this particular Saison Brett is a splendid example of the style, that is if you absolutely have to go and toss that beastie into the mix. Fruity, sour, musty, floral, and woody, all in just the right amounts - yeah, the liquid inside certainly befits the packaging, I'd say.

Sep 02, 2016
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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by biegaman from Canada (ON)

Saison Brett, like all Trois Mousquetaires offerings, is simply named and really couldn't look more simple: daisy yellow in colour with a blooming white head to boot, this doesn't have to be drunk in warm weather but it sure suits it. Haziness is thick to start and only gets thicker as the bottle depletes.

After a year in the cellar the Brett is really starting to rear its deliciously ugly head. Rather than repel, however, this eye-peeling bacterial tartness is incredibly alluring. Sounds crazy to describe sweaty gym socks, wet wool, and rotting citrus in a desirable light but just smelling this thing is gratifying...

And tasting it is even better! Not only is there the oddballs noted above but also fresh bails of hay, wild flowers, white peppercorn, lemon meringue and coconut shavings. It's a complicated puzzle and it impressively juggles that variety of flavours with grace considering the inherently freaky, funky nature.

Both parts of the name tell a story: "Saison" speaks to the grain and spice while "Brett" explains the tartness and earthy overtone. Perhaps the unsung hero in the all this, however, is Chinook with which this was dry-hopped. There's enough spicy pine to warrant LTM adding "Houblon" in the title too.

Brettanomyces, rye malt, Chinook hops and proper Saison yeast have ensured a zestful, peppery ale with no shortage of lively, larger-than-life characteristics. A year in the cellar costed this bottle much of its carbonation but the rise of Brett to superiority was worth it. That said, don't sit on it any longer.

May 31, 2016
 
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on May 24, 2016
 
4 by TheRiot from Canada (NB) on May 22, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 17/5/16 from mathieuc via CANBIF

A slight haze in golden orange, tiny bubbles all over the place and I was worried when the cork didn't pop at all when opened, two fingers of dense foam falls to a thin film leaving some random spots

S more funky, sour notes then I was expecting but that's not a bad thing, fruity hops are strong, a little grass, spicy apple, maybe some lemon grass? apple cider vinegar, some wet wood, smells more like a sour with some of the saison hiding in the background

T sour kicks there, not as much funk on the nose, more vinegar, still fruity and spicy, but its lacking something the nose had

M doesn't turn your mouth inside out but there's a little pucker, medium weight, pinprick bubbles, slick almost slimy on the palate, yeast, funky, apple finish

O not really what I expected but what they did worked for me, fairly sour for a saison but I suppose its a loose style and a little sour funk never hurt anyone

LTM has been one of my favorite breweries in Canada for a long time and I'm stoked to see them pumping out more Belgian styles and sour style ales. This is another example of LTM's vast range of well made styles, keep them coming!!

May 18, 2016
 
3.98 by LanceH from Canada (ON) on Apr 15, 2016
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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

Really cloudy golden orange beer with a small white head.

Nice funky and acidic Brett smell, with some hidden hops and also wheat aromas.

Tastes mostly what it smells, which means it's really good. Really nice flavors of green apples and lemons followed by some notes from the oaks but it's pretty subtle.

I would've taken a more carbonated beer for the mouth feel but otherwise it's a really really good beer.

Apr 07, 2016
 
3.99 by Ultrarunner100 from Canada (ON) on Apr 03, 2016
 
4.21 by mademers from Canada (QC) on Mar 03, 2016
 
3.98 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jan 30, 2016
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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

750 ml bottle. Hazy golden with thin white head. Overall nice saison, just a little funk, not too sour, very easy drinking. A little too pricey but not bad at all.

Jan 25, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

Appearance - this beer pours a cloudy golden orange color with 2 finger bubbly white head which dissapear quickly to give it a small film over the top.

Aroma - brett funk, orange, apple, grape, oak, bubble gum, bread.

Taste - Salt and sour apple/grape hit the tongue first. followed by oak from the barrels then a spiceyness from the chinook hops and fresh bread from the yeast.

Feel - light creamy body mild bitterness very smooth but not what I would expect considering the saisons I've had in the past.

Overall - This is a pretty average offering that is priced way above its quality in my opinion. It may be that les trois mousquetaires usually make fantastic beers that I'm a little mixed as to where this one is concerened. It has a fatastic smell but the flavor and feel just dont do that smell justice. cheers!

Jan 03, 2016
Saison Brett from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 72 ratings