Noire | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by papat444 on 08-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of -chii-
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doctorpepperguy
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sanmaral
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rale
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of J-M
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A black color but some ruby and brownish highlights coming through when palced to the light. A finger of dark tan head appears but is gone a bit soon. Lacing is minimal.

S: Dark malts with the most prominent being munich, a bit of roast.

T: Sweet maltiness backed by some roast character along with a proper dose of hop bittering. Raisin like malt character , I'm guessing from heavy amounts of munich or maybe some special B. A bit to much roastiness for a black lager IMO. It feels like the middle ground of a stout and black lager instead of being true to style. Coffee like roast. No real present hop flavor.

M: Pretty thin and a bit lack luster.

O: Not really my deal. Its in a bit of an awkward place though. The malt character seems between a stout and BL but the mouth feel is definitely a BL. Decent but probably wouldn't buy again.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of lgmol
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of bylerteck
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Peluso in Montreal. From notes.

A - Deep ruby pour, one finger off white head. Can't see much carbonation. No lace, film retention.

S - Some coffee, dark fruit, very mild roast.

T - Much of the same with more dark fruit. The term sulfuric comes to mind.

M - Decent carbonation, medium body, coffee and fruit finish.

O/D - Not too shabby. Decent enough but not overly impressive. Wouldn't seek it out but it's worthy.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More depth than a typical schwarzbier and overall a very pleasant surprise!

Pours a clear and attractive dark chestnut colour with a creamy cappuccino coloured head with impressive retention. A more fulsome and creamy mouthfeel than typical for such a 5% lager. Aroma has an impressive variety of roasted dark and chocolate malts, including coffee and hickory tones. That smokiness is also present in the taste along with the full spectrum of "roasted malt" possibilities, plus a clean bitterness to the finish.

Lacking the simple sweetness that's the body of many German schwarzbiers, this is a beer I would highly recommend.

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Photo of Nabai
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jrenihan
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly translucent black (quite dark). A finger-width or two of head that is somewhere in between off-white and tan. Recedes to a thin layer that stays fairly well.

Coffee is the most noticeable scent, a bit of cocoa. A general roasted scent. Smells quite like a stout, though a noticeable difference is present that is hard to articulate.

Taste is quite similar to the nose, but is sufficiently light that it becomes very clear that this is not a stout. Coffee, cocoa, a bit of vanilla. Very mild bitterness. Lighter than it all sounds. Enjoyable.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth feel.

Overall, a pretty nice beer. Quite flavourful.

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Photo of smcolw
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Modest, but long-lasting head. It leaves spotty, blanketing lace. The color is deep, dark brown where light shines through the edge.

Chalky, dark malt toastiness to the nose. Mild metallic aroma in the background.

The taste features some mildly burnt malt flavors. The body is quite thin compared to dry stouts even though it has a lot of those elements. The finish has enough peppery hop bitterness to create balance. Overall, a very easy drinking beer.

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Photo of zachariaIPA
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours noire with a finger of creamy tan head. Aromas of creamy chocolate malt, burnt toffee and faint hops, a little sourness. Full-bodied yet crisp and refreshing with plenty of malt sweetness and a bitter bite of dark chocolate at the end. Lots of flavor and nice carbonation and at 5%ABV it’s not too heavy. I probably wouldn’t drink more than one but it’s not a bad beer.

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3.79 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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