Série Signature Kellerbier
Les Trois Mousquetaires

Série Signature KellerbierSérie Signature Kellerbier
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From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 10.49%
Ratings:
123
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 05, 2019
Added:
Aug 01, 2009
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  9
SCORE
88
Very Good
Série Signature KellerbierSérie Signature Kellerbier
Notes: Unfiltered golden lager inspired by the Kellerbiers, or "cellar beers", found in the northern Bavarian region of Franconia. This Kellerbier marries a rich malt flavor with an herbal hop character.
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Photo of Rowlaw
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by Rowlaw from Pennsylvania

This is a medium bodied Pilsner. A little more bitterness than a typical Pilsner, but nothing to get worked up over. My beer was a draft at BreWskey in Montreal. Little head with no lacing to speak of. More mouthfeel than a typical Pilsner and slightly more body.

Jul 05, 2019
 
3.85 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Nov 29, 2017
Photo of Organdrew
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Organdrew from Canada (QC)

Bought a 750 ml bottle from local beer store for about 7.5 Canadian dollars. Served in a flute glass at 4 Celsius. Bottle was dated 30/06/2017.

Look: pours a mostly see-through golden, slightly orange, color with a generous head that lingers and leaves lacing on the glass. Some noticeable carbonation and bubbles that float up for a while. It gets pretty drab and flat-looking after about 10 minutes.

Smell: I love the smell, but hard to pinpoint particular likenesses. Perhaps wheat, maybe some wood, but some other unknown predominant but subtle pleasing scent. like leather or old musty something. Pretty simple.

Taste: First notice malts. Pretty straightforward but some different tastes seem to be layered about. I can't really point to anything in particular to what it tastes like, but I love the taste. Maybe like leather? Maybe a slight nutty character. Wheat or grains, and a slight herbal feel. A mild bitterness shows the hoppy character of it. No alcohol noticeable. Definitely a memorable and unique flavor that predominates.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin feel, loses carbonation fast. Kind of coats the tongue and palate.

Overall: It was love at first taste. At first sip malts, then that unique flavor, then some hops. Just the right balance of malts and hops for me. The flavor and bitterness seem to become more pronounced with a bit of air and as the beer temp rises. Drink fast and cold or it gets kind of boring. It's nothing grand and special, but it sure is good. Reminds me somewhat of Peroni Nastro Azzurro - at least I think, I haven't had a Peroni in a while. A slight pilsner feel. No big "in your face" flavors or profile here, but an easy, pleasurable, drinking experience. Not too high ABV so you don't get smashed and it's possible to drink a whole bottle alone without feeling like a drunkard.

I recommend. Share a bottle or two with a friend.

Nov 04, 2017
 
3.5 by DamienI from Washington on Jul 13, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

This golden lager comes with a healthy thick cream that doesn't dissipate and tops off beautiful amber tones. Caramel,nutty and fruity. Light hoppy and acidic feel on tongue and concludes with a pleasant finish. Enjoyable all around and recommended.

Mar 26, 2016
Photo of smcolw
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Light amber, dark gold color. Decent head taht leaves a nice clumping of spotty lace.

A bit earthy nose. Reminiscent of beef stew.

Highly carbonated and hopped. Relatively dry malt start. The finish is an extension of the initial flavors--dry and bitter. Light in body which with the carbonation makes this beer seem very thin. Still, this is very drinkable with enough complexity to keep it interesting.

Dec 24, 2015
 
3.54 by Borbly from Canada () on Nov 25, 2015
 
4.16 by yasky from Canada (ON) on Sep 02, 2015
 
3.5 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Jun 22, 2015
 
3.92 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Jun 06, 2015
 
3.87 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON) on Apr 18, 2015
 
3.99 by life_of_agony from Australia on Mar 27, 2015
 
3.89 by George2744 from Pennsylvania on Mar 15, 2015
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4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep orange amber, almost brown but with an opaque unfiltered appearance. Some cola sticking carbonation but also some fine sized bubbles that rise quickly through the body. The head is creamy but small, forming only about two fingers but manages some soapy pill lacing, and has a very vanilla crème to banana yellow color and foamy puck.

Heavinly fruity esters going on, with large spicy malt like base. Creamy sensing vanilla and spiced clove with a big fig like note that dominates the nose. Very fruit forward with a raisin like sweetness that comes over. Dense. Rich. Smells very inviting, almost hinting at Belgian character but definitely lighter and of course not with any sucrose naturally. Big Keller indeed, and then some real creamy banana to match.

Palate comes with a large malty base. Hints of bock like big quality and caramel malt, with light phenolic character. Crisp finish and real big spicy sensations. Large banana finish with spiced nutmeg and allspice hot dry air aftertaste. The mouthfeel at such low abv is very impressive, thick, rushing and big malt coating everywhere. A bit of a fussel warmth and booming alcohol like sensation surprisingly coming off as a bigger brew. Chewy palate with an almost nutty flavor too match.

It's very impressive, a little large and unexpected, but really delicious for a Keller.

Mar 02, 2015
 
4 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil on Jan 30, 2015
 
3.49 by Walbert_Neto from Brazil on Jan 03, 2015
 
3 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Nov 13, 2014
 
4 by Groulxsome from Canada (ON) on Nov 10, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1%
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Les Trois Mousquetaires "Série Signature Kellerbier"
$6.26 Canadian for 20 oz. on tap @ BierMarkt, Montreal

Appearance: Hazy golden body beneath a creamy head of white. Excellent retention and lacing, leaving solid walls of lace behind.

Aroma: Floral hops, basic grainy malt, yeast.

Flavor: Pilsner malt threaded through with noble hops, spicy and grassy. Solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Median to moderate carbonation. Gently crisp, delicately bristling the tongue, and then smooth with malt and yeast.

Overall: Pretty impressive. It stands right up there with some of the best Kellerbiers I've tried in Germany. It's components are all distinct, yet it pulls together as one. Very balanced and rounded. Remarkably drinkable in that it's easy to drink, but also offers enough character to keep it interesting.

Oct 15, 2014
 
4 by slowfade from Canada (QC) on Aug 14, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

A:
Pours a cloudy sunshine yellow with a big airy tan head that gassily settles from three fingers to a healthy ring around the glass.
Okay retention; not much lacing.

S:
Dry, musty grass. Old books, fresh cut grass, earth, herbs, soap.

T:
Earthy, doughy, green. Wheat, soapy yeast flavors, earth, herbal bitterness.

M:
Dry, refreshing, ridiculously carbonated. Medium bodied with a lingering tingle and a dry finish. Easy drinking.

O:
Tasty beer.
This drinks like a hybrid between a pils and a weiss. It looks and has the smell of a weissbier, but the bubbly, fresh, crispness of it is not. Pours nice, interesting nose. Tastes kind of muted (it is a fairly oldish bottle) but is nice and 'flat' tasting (mark of a good German beer IMO).
Would probably have again; worth trying if for nothing else than it is not an oft-done style.

Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Dope
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Dope from Massachusetts

No bottling date as far as I can see.

A: Pours a hazy pale gold with the biggest, frothiest white head I've seen. There is 1/2" of liquid and the entire rest of the Duvel tulip is foam. Head takes forever to settle down, top-tier retention. Huge doily-like lacework everywhere. Big island of foam.

S: Lightly citrusy and grassy. Light dried-out hay really, not so much a fresh-cut grass. Mild crackery malt. Hint of some spiciness like black pepper.

T: Again, lightest hint of citrus and hay up front but a surprisingly spicy black pepper and herbal quality. Some sweet grains in the middle but the herbal hops blasts in again before long. Long lingering grainy black pepper aftertaste.

M: Light/medium body, very smooth and spicy.

O: A spicy, peppery Kellerweiss is there ever was one. Great smooth mouthfeel, a proper lager for sure. Super drinkability but borderline due to all the herbal and peppery flavors. Gives it a real kick. Very flavorful for 5.5% as a result. Sorta reminds me of a really peppery saison at points.

Jun 12, 2014
 
3.75 by Janeinma from Massachusetts on Jun 10, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

Appearance: Pours a clouded, darkish golden-orange body with a tall, sustained, meringue-like, white head. Thick lacing.

Smell: Toasted grains with an ultra thin edge of sugar, fresh, yeasty dough, a clean, spicy, bitter herb hop aroma, with an underlying growing fruitiness.

Taste: Subtly toasty, lightly doughy maltiness with a light touch of honey sweetness. Spicy, lightly herbal (a tad grassy) hops with a thin bit of lemony citrus. Medium-light bitterness. A bit of sour yeast character. Drying, herbal-laden finish with touches of yeast and minerality.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High, tingly carbonation.

Overall: A very pronounced level of carbonation, but, still, it's a rather refreshing brew.

Jun 01, 2014
 
4.25 by Kroehny_Loves_Hops from Australia on May 12, 2014
 
3.5 by Texsuds from Texas on May 11, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass. The beer poured out very cloudy as the all of the yeast was poured out from the bottom of the bottle.
S: Moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose along with hints of bready malts.
T: The taste has complex flavors of yeast along with notes of grassy and herbal hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This Kellerbeer seems to be happier compared to other beers I've had but still has nice complex flavors of yeast.

Apr 27, 2014
Photo of CHickman
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CHickman from New York

Poured into a pilsner glass, it was hazy yellow gold color with champagne-like bubbles racing up the brew and as expected had a massive 4-5 finger snow white foamy head that looked like soap overflowing from a washing machine; the head was full of bubbles of all shapes and sizes and dissipated very slowly leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down. The head never went away and was very impressive, it looked like a well-hopped DIPA and each pour from the bomber kicked up more cloudy sediment.

Smells of sweet malt, wheat bread, wet cardboard, yeast, light caramel and floral hops or herbs. Slightly skunky yeast odor then trails off fruity and hoppy with a touch of spices; not quite a lager and not quite a Belgian nose, a mix of the two that was alright.

Tastes like a rich malty lager, with wheat bread, funky yeast or a penny/metallic flavor, tea leaf, biscuit, lightly roasted grains, caramel, floral hops, fruit like apple skin, lemon, dry grass or hay, and light hoppy spices; the flavor is on the sweet side, but it has that German beerhall flavor that dares you to pound it as it is easy to drink with a fine balance of malt and hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy and almost smooth, with very mild carbonation, a medium to almost chewy body, and a slightly bitter sweet malty finish that has some lemon zest and hop bite to it.

The Kellerbier/Zwickelbier style is not one I get my hands on often, but this was quite good and sessionable, one I recommend trying as it was tasty with a low ABV. Would love to pound about 10 of these on a sunny Saturday afternoon and see what kind of chaos would follow, in the spirit of German brewing, of course...

Apr 24, 2014
 
4 by TT--Cashout from Canada () on Apr 21, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by GONZALOYANNA from Spain

375ml bottle. Weizen glass. - sweet malt & honey aromas fly at the moment cap is removed. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, foamy & lasting thin layer on top, spots are left on sides. Slightly woody, grainy & malty aromas. Crispy upfront, light citric flavor & arising bitterness rounded by green wood & light piney hues. Light body. Soft carbonation. Dense palate & spicy touch, gentle effervescence but no watery sensation. Low herbal, honey notes & clean bitterness –allowing caramel be shown- resolve in a dry bitter/sweet finish. Refreshing & nice drinkability !!

Apr 18, 2014
 
3.75 by themanilow from West Virginia on Apr 13, 2014
 
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Mar 14, 2014
 
4.25 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 10, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bschinelli from Illinois

A - Poured a hazy, yellow gold into a Pilsner flute. Lots of very white foam that continues to coat the surface of the beer all the way down the glass. Lots of thick lacing along the glass.

S - Interesting aroma, lots of spice suggesting Noble hops, with some cereal grain at the end.

T - Lots of initial spicy hop bitterness on the tongue at first, then following with some toasted bread notes.

M - Very soft and light on the palate.

O - An excellent, drinkable beer. I'd prefer it in the summer, but didn't want to wait.

Mar 01, 2014
 
4 by JavierGC from Spain on Feb 28, 2014
 
4 by Westvleteren12 from Canada () on Jan 07, 2014
 
3.75 by lgmol from Canada (NS) on Dec 19, 2013
 
3.75 by Exeter from Canada (AB) on Oct 06, 2013
Photo of SebD
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by SebD from Canada (ON)

Appearance: It has a nice semi-hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of oranges, mango, grassy hops, some sweet caramel and bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has an orangy/mango fruitiness, a grassy hop bitterness, a slight earthiness, faint honey/caramel and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Sep 29, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Small bottle from Peluso in Montreal. Bottled about 3 months ago. From notes.

A - Poured a nice hazy golden orange colour. Strong carbonation and a two finger fluffy white head. Great wall of lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Orange, yeast, grass.

T - Orangey yeast, crackers, maybe wheat? Sweet fruits.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body and a sweet grassy finish.

O/D - A little underwhelming, but decent for the style I suppose. Enjoyed the 375mL format b/c I probably wouldn't finish a 750 of this.

Sep 21, 2013
Série Signature Kellerbier from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 123 ratings