Série Signature Oktoberfest Rousse 2008 | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by pootz on 12-15-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by pootz:
Photo of pootz
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep orange red clouded lager in the stein with a massive puffy white cap. Magnificent lacing on the glass

Aroma is a magnificent musty-earthy-woodsy blast of German noble hops with a decent toasted malt rib.

Big chew on bready toasty amber Munich malts up front but this is quickly joined by a massive infusion of German noble varieties making this a German noble hop bomb with a rigid Munich amber malt spine. Absolutely glorious!! Woody-herbal earthiness outbalances the thick bready core to the finish where light bittering takes over.

Great Teutonic brew from a great brewer.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather unappetizing muddy red but with a rather nice off white head. Thick lacings, good head retention.

Caramel nose, bordering on butter scotch, very aromatic.

Incredibly chewy malt up front. Caramel certainly but with a dark character. Whoa, where'd those hops come from!? A good helping of bitterness with a slightly vegetal flavour. Very interesting take on the style.

As I said above, a very chewy, satisfying lager.

Don't know how much of this I could drink, but it's certainly a bold take on the Marzen.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep copper color Marzen with a light brown color foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt is sublime. Taste is also a well balance mix between some lightly sweet malt notes with hints of fresh caramel and some minimal hops presence. Full body with great carbonation and easily quaffable. Definitely geared toward the malt lover but still easily drinkable.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this one and review notes dates back to november 2008.

Pours very nice looking, amber/copper and the beer is a little bit hazy. Nice, my type of beer looks! The smell is very inviting, however a little light. Mainly I smell malts, little roasted malts. The taste is also mainly malts, more roasted malts. I don't see the hops, it is, to me overwhelmed by the malts. However, it is not unbalanced. The taste persist for a long time. Aftertaste is where I get the bitterness. Not strong but well balanced.

Mouthfeel is thin with carbonation.

Really like this beer. Can't wait for the 2009 version!

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Photo of Derek
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish-brown with a light tan head, some retention, good lacing.

S: Herbal, grassy, bready & toffee aroma.

T: Metallic grassyness, earthy minerals, bready malt, slight toffee & fudge sweetness, good bitterness. Bottle-conditioned yeastie flavour is a little out of place.

M: Moderate body is smooth with a modest carbonation.

D: A good drinker.

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Photo of Ralphus
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oktoberfest Rousse is one that I had been on the lookout for but could never seem to find. A fellow enthusiast returning from Quebec was gracious enough to offer me a bottle though so I'm quite lucky to have the opportunity to do a review.

It looks pretty good from the pour with a nice reddish brown, albeit very muddy looking, with a puffy offwhite head that settles fairly quickly to a blanket of foam. The smell is fairly big and contains some caramel, bread and butterscotch. You'll find more of these in the taste initially, as you are greeted with a big chewy malt up front. And then rather abruptly a short lived blast of hops comes into the picture. There's lots of taste here and it's quite decent overall.

Mouthfeel is a bit overcarboned for my liking and in terms of drinkability - a single bottle is probably fine. I'm glad to have tried it though.

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Série Signature Oktoberfest Rousse 2008 from Les Trois Mousquetaires
3.87 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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