Blanche | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by papat444 on 08-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abcdmichel
2/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is more like a blond taste. Chrystal blond color. Low carbonation. Small bitter taste.

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Photo of rale
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J-M
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: a mildy cloudy light orangish color. One finger of head on top of the beer. Decent retention and lacing but nothing astounding looking.

S: The yeasty phenoly characteristics of a hefe are all there.

T: Very yeasty and bread like. Malts provide a nice sweetness but are balanced appropriately for the style. Cloves are most prominent but banana esters also poke their head out.

M: Very clean and easy drinking. The drinkability is very nice and the beer is quiet refreshing.

O: It was a pretty good beer but I could definately see this shining with some german cuisine. I'm thinking the traditional wiesswurst and pretzels.

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Photo of mmapes
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date on the bottle, alas.

Small-to-medium fizzy head atop a light clear (especially for unfiltered) gold body. Smells sweet and wheaty. The bottle suggests banana on the nose, but we don't get it.

A dry, acidic fizzy first impression. Refreshing. Just a hint of funk maybe. Maybe a hint of a fruity (pear?) finish. Not much going on, but very refreshing. A beer's beer.

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Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Melomanemusher
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Hugues77
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of biboergosum
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle.

This beer pours a cloudy pale straw colour, with two fingers of thin foamy white head, which leaves a thin droopy ring of lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of fruity banana esters, white pepper, and light wheat grain. The taste is spicy wheat grain up front, followed by a funky yeastiness, pithy banana, spicy clove, and some mild citrus. The carbonation is on the restrained side, the body medium weight, a bit prickly, and just short of smooth. It finishes off-dry, the wheat character becoming more prevalent.

Not too shabby a hefe - banana and wheat, not too sweet, I deem this to be a minor treat...

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Photo of Otterburn
3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Champps glass..

result is a very fizzy medium golden color beer. almost no head. some kind of cloudy but pretty clear to me..

smell is nice, fruity, banana, sweet stuff..

taste is not what I expected after that nice smell. Theres something about banana but its a bit odd and offtrack

carbonation is taking over the mouthfeel,

drinkability,well its the worst of the mixed pack. Probably alright with a burger or something.

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Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh bottle. Refreshing if not exceptional hefe. Yeast and bannana aroma. Unfiltered banana with lasting 3/16 inch of head, and lace lining as I drink it from my Sam Adams glass. Above average mouthfeel, boosted by above average carbonation (unnecessary). The taste is more musty than fruity, there is a bit of sourness at the finish unexpected by the style, but decent drinkability.

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Photo of kwjd
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale orange colour with thick white head that dissipates without any lacing. Smells strongly of lemon zest, with some spices and wheat malt. Flavour is quite tart from the lemon, which seems to overpower this a little bit. This reminds me of a wit more than a hefe actually. Still tastes pretty good. Pretty big carbonation level. Not of one the better beers from this brewery.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a cloudy pale yellow colour with a huge foamy/fizzy white head. I can't a see a whole lot of carbonation, and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head stuck around for a little while.

Smell - A peppery spice mix, coriander, wheat, and citrus zest.

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a great amount of carbonation, and it full of flavor. Up first is the spice mix, followed by a citrus after taste. It also has a nutty taste.

Drink - Although I'm not a huge wheat beer fan, this one is pretty good.

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Photo of bobsy
2.72/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour sure as hell looks like a hefeweizen, with its cloudy yellow body and soapy white head. Pretty good retention and some sticky lace left behind. The nose is a little odd for a hefe. Any banana notes are very subdued, and there's a significant breadiness mixing with honey. Kind of smells like a mash tun.

The flavour follows in its oddness, and while its not unpleasant, its so far removed from a hefeweizen that I have to re-check the bottle to make sure I'm drinking the right beer. Malty thoroughout with earthy, almost nutty undertones, and an eggshell bitterness. Some slighlty acidic wheat notes too, but overwhelmingly this tastes unfinished and one-dimension. A medium-light body and medium carbonation is about the only thing to style, and it also has a pleasant dryness to it.

Weird. I love Trois Mousquetaires Signature Series,, and would be temtpted to call them one of the very best brewers in Canada on taht basis, but this has provided a reality check. This is a drinkable enough beer, but its so lacking on hefeweizen characteristics as to be unrecognisable. I would have expected a lot better.

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Photo of scott451
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Swirl poured into a weizen glass. Lots of carbonation. Two finger bubbly head. Hazy yellow colour. Good head retention. Yeasty citrus smells. Mild yeast flavours up front with a spicy tangle in the aftertaste. Light refreshing mouthfeel. Drinkability was high. A very drinkable version of a drinkable style. Too bad these seem to be only available in a combi pack.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very thin layer of head. Nice light golden colour with your typical foggy hefe look. Some visible carbonation, but nowhere near the level of some of their other brews.

S - Sweet pineapple with citrus zest and cloves.

T - Almost a sweet lemon flavour off the bat, and finishes with a very sweet baked banana loaf flavour. The cloves really come through on the finish as well.

M - Not overly carbonated, a nice light feel on the palette.

D - Very drinkable, and absolutely recommended to anyone seeking a hefe with a bit of a kick. A unique flavour, and by no means your bland hefe.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a sample back brought back from Montreal by a friend - thanks Lori!

Poured into a hefe glass. Light opaque golden, about a half inch of fairly reliable head. Survives as a thin ring throughout.

Nose is banana, cloves, pepper, and a strong whiff of wheat.

Taste is about the same. Starts off like a standard hefe - banana, cloves, bubblegum and spice - but finishes with a strong wheat malt kick that I'm not really digging. Tends to overpower the lot, and throws off the brew's balance.

Mouthfeel is crisp and sports a medium body, light but thorough carbonation.

Not my favorite wit - probably won't get it again, but it's drinkable.

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Photo of Shadman
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from a taster pack with 4 beers. My 400th review @ beer advocate...perhaps some bonus karma is coming my way....( not holding my breath)

Decent enough hefe in the looks dept. Pale straw/aprocot in colour, nice bone white head, decent lacing. Has the cloudy look down pat.

Somewhat grainy bananna aroma with a hint of clove-like spioe.

Taste is a better version of Okagangan springs or Tree Brewings efforts, but not by much. Sharpness from the wheat malt is noticeable and expected. Found the carbonation fell off quickley though. Hints of bananna, spice from the yeast, and a touch of graininess. Quite smooth mouthfeel, probably due to the carbonation dropping off.

Decent effort and certainly up there for Canadian built hefeweizens. I guess I was expected more from these guys after being blown away by their dopplebock.

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Blanche from Les Trois Mousquetaires
3.49 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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