Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique
Les Trois Mousquetaires

Grande Cuvée Porter BaltiqueGrande Cuvée Porter Baltique
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Style:
Porter - Baltic
Ranked #5
ABV:
10%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,108
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 8.86%
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
497
From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  96
Gots
  94
SCORE
95
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Grande Cuvée Porter BaltiqueGrande Cuvée Porter Baltique
Notes: Robust dark lager inspired by Porters from around the Baltic Sea region. This beer is luxuriously round with a mild bitterness. The malts contribute flavors of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The use of cherry-wood smoked malt provides a subtle hint of smoke.
Reviews: 179 | Ratings: 497 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Beersnake1:
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Beersnake1 from California

4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with good carbonation. Nose is black currant, cherries, raisins, toasted malts. Taste follows the nose. A quick burst of sweet dark fruit and chocolate. Now getting raspberry, black currant, blackberries, licorice, and vanilla. A very slight bitterness on the back end - like a really dark chocolate. This is incredibly well balanced and smooth. I would easily call this the best I have had of this style. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Absolutely fantastic and highly recommended.

May 28, 2017
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BeerHunter76 from Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

Nov 12, 2012
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Abbott from Canada (QC)

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Style is too sweet for my taste but clearly a great one for the style. Intense and no booze - impressive

May 12, 2017
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RoamingGnome from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into my Cheers drinking mug.

A) This is dark brown, pretty much black. There was a nice 2 finger khaki colored head that settled to a dusting. There was a good amount of sticky lacing.

S) The aroma is of dark roasted malt and smoke. There is a sweetness, like brown sugar slowly cooking down. As this warms there is also some pleasing pipe tobacco.

T) There are quite a few layers here. I picked up coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, drown sugar and a hint of sweet rum. This has an earthy/woody finish, and an aftertaste of smoke. The 10% ABV is remarkably well masked.

M) Rather full bodied, and lightly carbonated. This beer is rich and very smooth. A pleasure to drink.

O) Absolutely delicious... I wish I had another one of these in the cellar. Highly recommended...

Mar 04, 2012
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-chii- from Canada (QC)

2.73/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dec 31, 2016
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zillo043068 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Feb 02, 2013
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ikidunot from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 04, 2018
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kiki3drt292 from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Feb 15, 2012
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Tigerbrau from Louisiana

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 21, 2018
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WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 11, 2015
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RMW66 from Australia

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 15, 2018
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RWNewhouse from Montana

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Jan 15, 2013
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Bum4ever from California

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 02, 2018
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oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Apr 07, 2012
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with. 1cm creamy parchment coloured had that falls to a frothy film and ring that leaves good lacing. Aroma: leather, sour cherry, toast. Flavour: Prunes, Chocolate, dark cherries, raisins. Despite the high ABV the alchohol warmth is minimal. Full flavoured, creamy but not too heavy. This is an extraordinarily fine beer.

Oct 09, 2017
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Nov 10, 2012
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer, and spot on for style, the bottle I have to review is a bit young, but still excellent.

Pours deep black with a deep red tint and mocha head.

Smells of Cherry, raisin, hints of chocolate.

The nose translate well to the taste with nice malt roundness and a touch of heat from the ABV.

Sep 29, 2017
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claytong from Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.8%

Feb 21, 2012
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stauffman from Canada (QC)

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2018
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 11, 2017
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Swervine44 from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Nov 22, 2012
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rogerdandy from Canada (AB)

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Apr 16, 2014
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bigred89 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Oct 03, 2012
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PatGreer from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

Oct 19, 2014
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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 497 ratings