Blonde | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by papat444 on 08-17-2008

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of ewpass
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Montreal July 2018. Called "Bachii Bouzouk!" at Frites Alors. Clear pale yellow with a nice head. Delicate fruit nose. Light Pilsner body with great crispness and carbonation. Paired well with the poutine. A good Helles.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of J-M
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Krakpoff
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of bylerteck
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Peluso in Montreal. Drank out of a plastic cup in my hotel room. From notes.

A - Poured yellowy light golden with one finger of nice white head. Mild haze. Good carbonation. Good lace spots and a film of retention.

S - Sweet malt, honey, lemon. Pleasant, but lacking.

T - Same. Very little hop character. Mostly sweet malt and lemon.

M - Strong carbonation, slick feeling medium body with a sweet finish.

O/D - While it didn't wow me and wasn't what I was expecting for the style, it was pretty decent. A good intro to craft lagers I guess.

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Photo of Odri
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of KalanM
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Molson2000
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Otterburn
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a clear golden beer with fluffy white foam head
active carbonation, filtred and pale look.

soft cereals smell, malt

the taste is clean and clear, slightly malty with herbal and floral aromas. its crisp but not totally watery. Theres a gentle floral,hop aroma at the end.

Drinkability is good, its refreshing, light and tasty.

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Photo of biegaman
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Whether blonds are your type or not, you can't deny what a stunning beaut this one is! A sharp, glassy complexion, striking yellow colour, crystalline clarity, chiseled bubbles and an eggshell white head that's smooth as a baby's bottom. There's even lace there for decor.

The smell is that of fresh-milled grain with hints of grassy hops. I might find the smell more appealing if it didn't remind me so vividly of plain, salty, white crackers. The scent is surprisingly distinctive and, despite some vegetal notes, its character and wholesomeness assure you that this is an all-malt lager and that not a single trace of adjunct was used.

Trois Mousquetaires Blonde is far more flavourful than the lot of commercial, mass-produced lagers on the market. More than that, however, it is cleaner and more organic tasting as well. The grass and grains conjure to mind an open field - not a factory. The naturally earthy, grainy overtones are reassuring of a quality, craft-made lager.

That being said, this does drink with all the "light, refreshing, easy-going taste" that those big brands advertise. This is, after all, a plain, simple, conventional style beer and I assure you the brewery has done little to mask that. Instead, they've just presented the specs as they were and been sure not to let much bitterness get in the way of things.

Reverting to what I wrote earlier, blonds aren't really my type but I can acknowledge a nice one when I come across it and this was certainly worth the go round. Fortunately this brewery offers many more exciting styles that do catch my eye and, given the character and quality of this one, I know I can expect good things and money well spent.

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Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours somewhat cloudy pale golden color with a huge fizzy white head. The carbonation doesn't show very much at all. Just a few bubbles rising to top. There isn't a whole lot of lacing, and the head lasted for a few minutes.

Smell - The beer has a distinctive aroma, first thing that came to mind was salt and vinegar... Also some corn syrup and other vegetable like notes that I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste & Mouth - The carbonation is so-so.. it's there, but I feel like there should be more. You can taste the corn, and very light hops. The beer finishes with a very mild bitter taste and you're left tasting the corn.

Drink - I expected more from Trois Mousquetaires. This is simply a run of the mill beer that I would not seek out again. It doesn't possess a single feature that would have me looking for more.

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Photo of pootz
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


poured a hazey honey-gold color. Active carbonation and a modest cap that laces well enough.

Aromas of fresh milled toasty malts and a slight wisp of cider and herbs.

Peppery mouth feel medium light bodied. Malty up front then a floral acidic discernment from yeast and hops, clean fresh finish slight after taste of bread. A very decent pislsner in the German style...probably will be over-looked or buried in the flood of pilsners on the market... too bad, this is a good all malt rendition of the style.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First of four types in Les Trois Mousquetaires mixer pack.

A - Pours a thumb of head which dissipated to small islands. It's a bright golden colour, very appealing, and appears to have quite a bit of carbonation.

S - A sweet grassy scent with a touch of caramel or toffee. Much stronger than I would've expected given the light colour to this beer.

T - Quite typical of a pilsner, very light flavour, with a grassy and bready flavour. Had a bit of a sweet corn flavour on the finish and after taste, very unique.

M - Very light, though a little overly carbonated for my liking.

D - Very drinkable, and it's rather light flavour is unlikely to offend anyone. Perfect beer if you're looking for something a refreshing on a hot summer's day!

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Last of my LTM sample pack.

Poured into a lager glass. Medium-light golden, about a half inch of white head. Survives as a thin ring, little lacing. Looks like a blonde...

Nose is dry cereal and fruit, maybe apple or lemon. A bit of hop character as well. I've never really dug brews that smell so grainy, but it's growing on me.

Taste is similar to the nose - all cereal and a bit of apple and lemon. Finish is slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light carbonation. A well-put together body, I have to say.

Great for what it is, but not my favorite of the mix pack. I probably won't get this one again.

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Photo of Shadman
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge white head from an aggressive pour. Took it's time settling into anice white cap that didn't go away. Bright, clear P yellow in colour.

Grains, slight sweet bread malts and faint grassy/spicy hop. Nothing that screams drink me for sure.

Sweeter than I thought it would be. Cereal grains mix with a touch of the aformentioned grassy hop. Finishes bitter in the slightest with a touch of metallic twang @ the back of my tongue.

Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel.

Decent Czech Pils.

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Photo of ReFill31
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap in a small bar in Montreal.

A : Nice golden color, with a lot of carbonation. The head faded quickly though, that may be because they did not rince the glass before pouring the beer.

S : We can identify cereals in the smell.

T : Excellent. We taste immediately the cereal notes, the same as I smelled earlier.

M : A little bit watery, but for this type of beer, this is kind of normal.

D : Really refreshing, easy to drink. I would not have any problems drinking this one again on tap. I think I will go to that bar again to see if they have anything else from the Trois Mousquetaires.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass dec21 2009

A clear straw yellow with a fair amount of large bubbles under a fluffy two finger head that has decent retention and leaves a few patches of lace

S some honey, bread and floral hops

T even a little sweeter then on the nose and perhaps some lemon I couldn't smell

M thin but crisp and just a little bite

D not a bad beer by any means but from this brewer there's better beers you could be drinking

no real complaints with this beer and it has good qualities with out doubt, having said that there's other beers I would drink in the same price range

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Photo of jbonapar
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice brown bottle with a blue label with the word BLONDE in white....Pours hazy yellow with a nice light head.

Smell - Bready and Yeasty with a faint lemon odor. Floral in there as well.

Flavor - Mmmm. Lets see. Smooth, a little buttery with a toast like flavor. Tartness that finds its way into the mix. A nice little bitter hoppy splash right in the middle as well. Very refreshing. I'm surprised actually how nice this tastes.

I really like the mouthfeel with this one. Rich, smooth and crisp all together, nice fine bubbles.

I'm usually not a big fan of the Pilsler style, but I must say, i like this one and I'm somewhat surprised. I was expecting a bit more Bland flavor.

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Blonde from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 29 ratings