Weizenbock Grande Cuvée | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark wheat beer, hearty and top-fermented, inspired by the style traditionally brewed in Munich, Germany. This Weizenbock will seduce you with its lush flavors reminiscent of candied fruits, banana, and maple syrup.

Added by Sammy on 09-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.61%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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4.98/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Foudebiere
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of videofrog
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bloberglawp
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Malty, rich, alcohol well cloaked.

Pours Deep red copper, thick head, dissipates slowly to a thin film, some lace.

Aroma of malt, alot of malt. Rich, and clean. Flavor, oh my... alot of malt, caramel and burnt sugar, awesome. A faint chocolate bitterness in the finish. Alcohol present in the finish, but not overwhelming, I'll admit I'm not sober reviewing this. I'm listening to that show that has no beer content ever.

Thanks! BN for life!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Les Trois Mousquetaires Microbrasseurs Grande Cuvée Weizenbock"
25.4 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, corked & caged, no apparent freshness dating
$10.54 @ Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT

With the yeast pour, LTM's weizenbock pours a cloudy russet brown body beneath an initially foamy head of yellowed off-white that slowly settles into a creamy cap. Prior to the yeast it's mainly clear, and to my eye more attractive, but the yeast softens and rounds the flavor a bit so I prefer it that was.

The aroma offers golden caramel, medium caramel, and dark caramel with a combination of both red and dark fruits.

In the mouth it's full to medium-full in body with a dextrinous edge, and gently bristling then creamy with a fine-bubbled, slightly above standard level carbonation.

The flavor follows suit, and although the initial sips are dominated by a rich caramel maltiness, the dark and red fruits (and some green banana) emerge once the palate has adjusted. Some minor leafy and floral hops can be found in the background but it's really about the rich caramelish malt and the Bavarian yeast. It's not particularly bitter, but the spiciness of the yeast, and perhaps its 10.5% ABV lend a hand in drying the finish.

Although it meets the BJCP guidelines for a Weizenbock in terms of bitterness and color, the starting gravity, final gravity, and subsequent ABV are all higher. It's really more of a 'barley wine-esque' Weizenbock that's deserving of sipping status. I enjoyed it while preparing to grill in the backyard mid-summer, but I also thought it would be great with a good book an a cold winters night. Regardless of when you drink it, it's exceptional!

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of WeissBoy
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very dark brown, one finger of chocolaty head dissipated to random islands, not a lot of retention
S - fruity hints of plumb and raisin, heavy malts, light sweet molasses, hint of chocolate
T - very sweet and very malty: sweet thick molasses and dark roasty malt, raisin and plumb fruity sweetness, light notes of chocolate and a present but balanced alcohol sweetness
M - heavy body, starts chewy tart, thins out to a tangy feel as the 11% ABV works through the palate
D - for 11% ABV I must say that the alcohol works with the beer and not against it, it is masked and balanced nicely with fruity sweetness and heavy malt character, i wouldn't drink it every day ... maybe every other day

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Photo of liamt07
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason at my 22nd birthday, 750ml bottle into a tulip. 2011 vintage.

Poured a dark maroon, mocha/dark cream coloured head modest retention and lacing. Nose has some deep, dark fruit notes, plums, light chocolate, grapey and lightly vinous/herbal. Tastes of plummy and sweet dark fruits, light wheat character. Sweet malt profile with some brown sugar. Sweet, sticky and full feel, only light alcohol. Low carbonation. A solid dunkelweizenbock, a little sweet but some nice flavours and complexity.

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Photo of flipper2gv
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Well it's a 2010 bottle, but I think they should rename it only Weizenbock grande cuvée.

A: Deep ruby red color, perfectly translucent. Head is tan, foamy, quite big and has a strong retention. Strong level of lacing.

S: Big malts come from the nose. Lots of caramel, molasses and toffee. A bit toasted. Also, huge presence of biscuit malts. Some bread. Also, very fruity. There is red apples, dark cherries, grape, raspberries. A bit of nuts present in the smell. Alcohol is very present though. Sweet and juicy smell. Powerful

T: Yet again, malts dominate here. Very bready taste with a lot of sweetness: caramel, toffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice. Strong fruits presence too: red apples, dark cherries, raisins mostly. Biscuit malts are still very present but the toasted characteristics come out more than in the smell. Nuts are still present as well as some buttery taste. Some spices are there too: nutmeg, cinnamon. Too much alcohol present, but that's somewhat expected from a 11 ABV brew. In short, sweet, malty and fruity, well executed and quite balanced.

M: Big, huge, chewy, syrupy, bold. The words lack. One of the most impressive and intimidating beer I had the chance to drink. Low carbonation.

D: Immense beer, very sweet and lots of alcohol. One 750 will be plenty enough.

They say on the bottle it's a winter beer, I couldn't agree more.

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Photo of korguy123
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter 2011 into tumbler.
Another fantastic CanBIF box entry.

Dark, muddled sweet tea color. Half finger, tight bubbled, light tan head. Lacing is minimal.

Sweet raisins, caramel, toffee, short bread, some plums and a touch of cinnamon and vanilla.

Caramel, toffee, some burnt toast, brown sugar and vanilla. Slightly cloying but not too bad. Raisins and some prunes. There is a digestive cookie and sour dough bread influence in there also.

Light to medium body, slightly syrupy, low carbonation.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml caged and corked bottle, winter 2010.

This beer pours a brightly cloudy deep dark garnet colour, with one fat finger of creamy mocha head, which leaves a low rise of lace around the glass in its wake. It smells strongly of stewed raisins, molasses, dates, toffee and intense, but even, booze warming. The taste is big lightly toasted caramel malt, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, acidic black fruit - plums, figs, and red grapes - and a warm, cozy, herbal, leafy booze blanket. The carbonation is quite mild, the body medium-full, sugary, and smooth, in a stick to the roof of your mouth kind of way. It finishes still quite sweet, but with a leveling hoppy, boozy dryness.

The heat definitely pervades this beer - however, it mostly hangs, somewhat malevolently, in the background. The rest is a big, sweet, fruity, cockles-warming tipple - it sure is making me ignore/forget/change the channel on another underwhelming Oilers' result.

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Photo of rale
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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