La Plaisir De... Alt | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Beersignal on 07-31-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by pootz:
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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle

decants a shimmering copper-red ale with a massive sticky meringue off white cap that will support a dime...good retenetion and great lacing of the glass...lots of protein in this one.

Aroma is almost perfect for style; biscuity malts, light caramel mustiness, herbal woody nobles..clean ...great smelling alt.

Lots of biscuit malt and some caramel malts balanced off perfectly with Spalter "bite" and tettnanger herbal bittering...some nutty-tobacco tones...dryish finish with great biscuity after taste in balance with noble bittering.

A great alt from what is becoming the best craft brewer of German styles in Canada.. bravo LTM this Alt is authentic, flavorful, satisfying and very drinkable.

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Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, like a really interesting brown beer, witrh some head and yeasty and malty aroma. Some chocolate malt, definitely on the sweet side. Dr. Lexier's birthday, 1/3. Easy drinking, particularly for an alt. simple dessert. Medium mouthfeel.Appropriate carbonation. A malt, primary, exercise.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color alt with a medium foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of grainy malt with a lightly dry finish and yeast notes similar to the classic Alt taste. Taste is also a mix between some unrefined grain notes and a dry lightly hoppy finish. Average body with good carbonation. Nothing earth shattering from a style that I enjoy more or less but that I have rarely the chance to try.

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Photo of Beersignal
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a summer release from Les Trois Mousquetaires for ''Bières et Plaisirs'' which is a Quebec based beer website where you can find knowledge and information on the Québec craft beer scene.

Initial pour yields a stunning russet hued beer topped by a monstrous sandy head. The light reflecting through the liquid is warm and very inviting, perfect for the 27 degrees celsius in my basement. As the cap of foam dies off, it leaves a healthy ring of lace atop the crystal clear beer and some minor lacing.

The aromas are very traditional and classic with firm malt notes up front over mild biscuity hints and a gentle wave of noble hops to finish. You catch a touch of toffee here and there but the profile always seems to steer back to the malt and hops revealed initially. Classic, inviting, and perfect for this session.

Flavours are just as fitting for the style as are the aromas. You are initially struck by a firm dose of bready goodness up front. The dryish mouthfeel buttresses a complex of malt, herbal hops and a perfectly balancing bitterness to make this brew impeccably drinkable in any setting. Once passed the maltiness, hints of sourdough lead into the herbal nature of the noble cones to culminate in a cleansing bite of resiney hops. The fading experience beckons for another sip, then a gulp to quench.

This isn't the most complex drink I have sampled, but that is where the beauty of german brewing lies. Simple, perfectly balanced, very flavourful and satisfying. Once in a while it is good to get away from extreme beers.


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La Plaisir De... Alt from Les Trois Mousquetaires
3.68 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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