Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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4.18/5
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212 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,029
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
212
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
28
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Veiled copper color with a strong amount of activity. Frothy light orange 2 finger head, lasting around 5 to 10 minutes, with average legs.

Aromas and flavors of caramel, toffee, molasses, dark fruits, citrus, esters, oak, nuts, cocoa, floral and herbal spices. Super flavorful and delicious with a strong thick sugary and light earthy feel, with notes of bread and wood.

Smooth creamy light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with a vinous sugary, molassy, and fruity tongue coat with lingering yeasty spices, and a smoky wood barrel aged feel.

Overall an excellent craft offering complex and powerful flavors with a pleasant sugary vinous feel while remaining fresh. Excellent warming appetizer similar in taste to a Port wine. Although the strong spices may not please to everyone.

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Photo of stortore
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a pilsner glass. 2014 release.

Pours a light caramel, much lighter than typical for the style. Kind of hazy, two finger head on an easy pour, lots of foamy cling. Looks pretty good. Smell brings lots of malt, light caramel, kind of a fruity aroma, brown sugar. Taste is malt forward and..sweet. Really sweet. Also caramel, brown sugar and dates. Smooth, creamy, good level of carbonation.

I don't know, maybe this sat on the shelf too long. Not nearly as fragrant as I'm seeing in other reviews, and the sweetness... I love sweet, a lot, but this was almost cloying. Still a very flavorful beer, very well crafted. Hopefully, I'll find a fresher 2015- if it's released, and give that a try.

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Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NorthernSails
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EpicHobo1
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikemands
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
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 +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwoTrees
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bulldogops
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of drewone
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
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 +7.7%

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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Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 212 ratings