Blonde
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Helles
ABV:
5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 10.6%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 01, 2021
Added:
Aug 17, 2008
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
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Reviewed by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Almost no head accompanies light color body. Nice little subtle spice/peppery kick on the feel and low bitterness on the finish. Malt, cereal overtones meshed with sweetness from first sip until swallowed. Elevated carbonation. It starts off with a lot but ends on a light note. Even though I'm having this in January, this has all the characteristics of a summer beer.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
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.
Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Aug 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

Mar 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.01 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC)

May 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by J-M from Canada (QC)

Nov 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by rogerdandy from Canada (AB)

Apr 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Krakpoff from Canada (QC)

Dec 30, 2013
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Reviewed by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
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.
Sep 15, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Odri from Canada (QC)

Apr 10, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by rale from France

Apr 09, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by KalanM from Canada (BC)

Nov 29, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

Sep 27, 2012
 
Rated: 3.25 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

Sep 14, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

Mar 12, 2012
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Reviewed by Otterburn from Canada (QC)

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
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.
Dec 23, 2010
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Reviewed by biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
Nov 11, 2010
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Reviewed by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3/5  rDev -14%
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.
Aug 28, 2010
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Reviewed by pootz from Canada (ON)

3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled:

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.
Jun 08, 2010
Blonde from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 30 ratings