Saison Brett | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada
lestroismousquetaires.ca

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Whatup14 on 09-04-2014

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Ranking:
#6,909
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
70
pDev:
7.39%
 
 
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Photo of Dentist666
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eberesford
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

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Photo of Organdrew
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.

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Photo of Simon212
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GJKerr
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dd43
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.

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Photo of Derek
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.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CurtisD
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwilbur
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MazzaChris72
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RoastBerry
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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