Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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207 Ratings
Doppelbock Grande Cuvée PrintempsDoppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Full-bodied, Bavarian-style lager with a complex malt character suggesting flavors of fresh-baked bread, molasses, chocolate, plums, and oranges. This style was originally created by monks for Lenten fasting and called "liquid bread".

Added by Derek on 05-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Day old notes from a roughly 1 year old bottle.

L: A copper red color in the sun. One finger of white head. On the pour, one can tell this beer is rather viscous.

S: Complex. Caramelized sugars. Fig, date, strong raisin.

T: Pretty complex again. I get more of those sweet sugars. Maybe a bit of maple. The beer is definitely reminiscent of a port or sherry due to its vinous character. Sweet fruits come though. Not estery but dark, caramelized fruit flavors. Date, fig, and like I said before, a rather prominent raisin note. Brown sugar.

F: Very thick. Carbonation seems to be on the lower end of the spectrum. I feel like a bit more carbonation would have helped edge out the syrupy build of the body.

O: Doppelbock is not really my style of beer. That being said, this was a nice beer to try and I would consider drinking it again, perhaps in the winter instead of sitting out on a hot summer's porch. It's insanely complex but the sweetness is just too much for me, even if doppelbocks are supposed to be sweet. Highly recommend to someone who thinks lager can't be flavorful.

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Photo of grover37
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorthernSails
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A nice sweet beer. I enjoyed this but it's not a beer you want to overindulge.

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EpicHobo1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikemands
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

could sip this beer for days.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwoTrees
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bulldogops
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of drewone
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, caramel, toffee, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite tasty, but it is super sweet to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Hex92
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

I had a different version of this beer. abv was only 8.6% and the bottle looks different. Got it from the rare beer club.

Amazing beer. Brings me back to some of those first German beers I drank when i started getting into drinking good beer. The smell, color, flavor are all amazing. I wish it was a bit thicker so that is the only slight detraction on this beer. I have another one of their beers in the collection. I will have to pull it out soon.

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Photo of Kramerwtmf
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pknyc
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sdm9465
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of iRikal
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

This is my 1st Doppelbock so I cannot vouch for the style itself...

A- Warm reddish coppery colour. Quite nice looking in full sun.

S- Dark fruits, some maltiness, pleasant and a little sweet

T- raisins, plums, toffee, bitterness is nice-not overwhelming, actually pretty sweet

F-body is fairly present, carbonation is lower than what i'd usually like but balanced nonetheless

O- A good beer, above average for sure. Not the style i'm very fond of but it was worth the 6$ for the 750ml for sure. Knowing what a dopplebock is in the first place i would likely have given more points if I follow what other reviewers gave. If what i described above is reminiscent of the type, then it is an excellent example. I will likely try it again after comparing other doppelbock.

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Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps from Les Trois Mousquetaires
4.16 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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