Hors Série Ceci N'est Pas Une Gueuze
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #474
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,267
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 6.92%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
40
From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  7
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Beersnake1 from California

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 bottle consumed in 2021. Poured from just under fridge temp. Pours a murky orange with little head. The nose is phenomenal. Definitely on par, or better, than some of the best Beligan gueuze. Nose is peach, crab apples, leather, lemon, grass, sour funk, and wet oak. The taste is outstanding. Very funky. Almost mouth-puckering sourness. Big citrus notes - orange, lemon, a bit of grapefruit. Sour apples, wet grass, leather, wheat, sour patch kids, wet oak, wet soil. The taste is so intense and complex. This is a truly amazing beer. Finish is long and sour. Leaves a taste of peach skin in the mouth, along with a touch of mango. I wish I had another bottle!

Aug 23, 2021
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superspak from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from TheDoctor. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/12/2016. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, papaya, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, leather, cork, wet wood, musty funk, wheat, cracker, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, peppercorn, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, papaya, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, leather, cork, wet wood, musty funk, wheat, cracker, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, peppercorn, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tart/sourness, wine tang, and light yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, papaya, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, leather, cork, wet wood, musty funk, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light pepper/vanilla/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness and tangy/spicy balance; with minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from carbonation, tart/sourness, and lingering tangy/spiciness. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, and fairly crisp/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is an amazing gueuze style! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the moderately increasing acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Amazingly well rounded barnyard funky Brett/Bacteria complexity, oak presence, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Really surprised me. Just as amazing or better than many of the authentic classic Belgian versions available.

Oct 13, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid new world gueuze with hints of cantilion and tilquin with an American wild sour twist. Really enjoyed this. A little hint of sick when cold but opens up with a bit of time.

Sep 26, 2018
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked an caged 2017 bottle poured into tulip 19/7/18

A slight haze in a golden body, the tiniest little bubbles feed a finger of foam that sticks around for a couple sips leaving random lace. Peach, apricots, green apple, wet wood, apple cider vinegar, tangy candy, lemon, with a little funk rounding things out. Pin prick bubbles. slick in the mouth, still a little sugar in there she ain't bone dry, lingering sour citrus. This stuff is top notch, very drinkable, more sour then funk but I bet that could change with time. Not exactly what I would consider a " classic" Gueuze but definitely hit the spot on this hot humid day.......

Jul 20, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch white head over a fairly bright body with no lacing. The head doesn't disappear right away and down to a ring in ten minutes or so. Wonderful nose of funk, citrus, green apple, apple cider vinegar, and oak. Taste mirrors nose almost exactly with a nice tart apple finish. Great feel and overall another winner from our friends up in Quebec. Cheers!

Jul 01, 2018
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RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Freshly pressed apples, sulfur, ash, limestone, sourdough, and plum. It's unfair how incredible this bottle is. Seek it; chase it, and enjoy with friends. The sharply filtered, golden hues will seduce you, but the aromas and flavor profile will reel you in.

Nov 07, 2017
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aged around 1 year : Slightly hazy golden color with lots of activity. Gets a bit cloudy as the yeast is poured. Light foamy white 1 finger head, lasting around 2 minutes, with not much legs but pretty strong lacing, moderate swirl reaction. Flavors of cranberries, green apples, peach, sweet grains dominant wheat, wild yeast, floral hops. Slick oily medium to full body with extra crispy carbonation. Strong sour finish of tart fruits, heavily funky and vinous, yet it ends clean on the tongue. Soft straw and floral notes with some cheese and a hint of wood. Great balance here because I don't specially like sours yet this one I can easily enjoy as an appetizer. I don't know if it aged well cause the sourness slightly hits the throat but it's bearable. Gets quite sharp and interesting as more yeast is poured, producing a vegetal feel. Good complexity, passable freshness, though quite warming. Overall excellent quality craft.

Sep 02, 2017
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MaltyPythonsHopCircus from Canada (BC)

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice blend of sour beers. Slight citrus on the nose with apple cider vinegar notes. Flavour is somewhat light but very drinkable. Brett is barely present but would probably develop with more time

Dec 13, 2016
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Derek from Canada (BC)

4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

07/06/2016 lot 569.

Sparkling, tarnished bronze, fizzy white head quickly dissipates.

Aroma of leathery funk, mango, wheat, hints of apple cider vinegar.

Nice light sourness with some depth, leather, straw, light vinegar, wheat, green apple, papaya and hints of mango.

Light to moderate body, light acidity, crisp finish.

Incredibly drinkable.

Dec 10, 2016
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bylerteck from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemon, barnyard and acetic flavour and a bubblegum aroma that REALLY stood out. It seemed quite out of place but this is the only thing wrong that I could pick out and it didn't follow through in the flavour. At the end of the day it's nice to have 'authentic and traditional' takes on this style in North America.

Dec 03, 2016
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VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 release.

Cloudy golden color with a little bit of carbonation and a really small white head that disappear quickly to let only a thin head.

Amazing aroma, you get lots of tartness, acidity and wild yeasts. A smell of fruits is there too green apples mainly. A little bit of wood and leather.

I could smell it all day long, but let's taste it. In the mouth it's definitely acid and sour, lots of tartness. The green apples come back in the taste, lots of leather flavors also.

Really nice mouth feel too. Overall a really really great beer.

Sep 02, 2016
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mtomlins from Canada (ON)

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich Amber color, clear with 2 fingers of fizzy head with minimal retention and no lacing. The nose is tart with some nice barny funk. The taste is funky and acidic, white pepper, white grape skins, oak and lots of tight vinous notes with a hint of residual malt sweetness. Medium body with bubbly carbonation. A great gueuze done very well considering it is a first attempt.

May 19, 2016
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peensteen from Canada (ON)

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange na d a bit murky, no head and no lace. Smell is funky, acidic notes, oak, tons of fruit, peach, apricot, oranges and lemon, smells authentically Belgian. Taste follows th nose big fruity notes, peach and apricot, fairly sour throughout, acidic with a dry oak finish. Medium carbonation, dry medium body. Solid stuff, certainly worth trying and something I would very much like to come back to.

Apr 05, 2016
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nose is very nice, funky with oak and some lemony citrus scents. Flavour is similar, the bright fruit flavours are quite upfront, lemon, peach and apricot, with some dry funk in the background. Nice body. Very good, would prefer if the funk was dialed up and the fruit down a bit, but very good.

Mar 20, 2016
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing notes. Aroma of dry tart notes with light funky barnyard notes is quite sublime. Taste is a well-balanced mix of tart notes with dry barnyard notes, some oak and light acidic notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. I wasn’t expecting that level of complexity while the level of drinkability remains extremely high - solid beer that would compare well to others.

Mar 08, 2016
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flipper2gv from Canada (QC)

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer has a brownish amber color with a ton of haze. The head is cream white, doesn't have the typical appearance, carbonation seems tighter. OK retention and no lacing.

S: There are peaches, red apple juice, cherry tartness, some funk and Belgian yeast spices (cloves, pepper, cinnamon). This actually legitimately smells like a gueuze. It's the most gueuze-like beer I've smelled that is made outside of Belgium since the time I had the chance to receive Russian River offerings in a trade. But, there seems to be a lot more residual sugars than a typical gueuze. Still a great smelling beer.

T: This is a great tasting beer. The higher amount of residual sugars pushes the flavor in a spot that fits right in between a traditional gueuze and something like Flanders brown. The acidity is lower than traditional sours, but it is still very much there. You have the same flavor profile than in the smell: red apple juice, very tart cherries and cloves most of all. There isn't a lot of funk, but it's there.

M: It feels off for the genre. It hasn't been made with the right yeast and it shows here. Still, it is light in body, but a little too sticky, due to the residual sugars.

O: This is a very fine effort by Trois-Mousquetaires, and is by far the best sour made in Canada that I now of. It tastes great, it has a ton of tartness. Only the mouthfeel reduces the score a bit for me but still worth checking out. Hope they will make it next year.

Oct 17, 2015
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Haydn-Juby from Vermont

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Light amber in color. About one finger of head. Decent lacing.

S: A bit of nail polish. Acidity and some Brett funk.

T: More sour than I expected. I get some subtle funkiness coupled with a bit of malt sweetness. Lemon rind and a bit of citrus. Maybe a bit fruity. Mild horse blanket and maybe just the faintest hint of clove phenols. Strong vinous character. White wine.

F: Moderate body with a bit lower carbonation.

O: Pretty good. I managed to get this beer served out of a bottle on tap. Believe it was some kind of vintage. I'm liking trois mousquetaires ventures into the sour beer world.

Oct 03, 2015
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 40 ratings