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Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bloberglawp on 08-22-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
101
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.91%
 
 
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Photo of Alexc11
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Admittedly, I've never had a German variation of maibock so I'll just have to give my impression of this beer on its own merit. Aroma is fairly typical as it gives off a honey/grainy scent. It has a light amber color accompanied with a generous foam. The taste can be described as lightly bitter and hoppy with even lighter detection of honey feel/flavor. I liked it overall.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On-draught @ Chinaski Lavapies in Madrid. Cost was 4 euro/half pint.

A bit sweet for a maibock, with a taste of honey and helles malts. Plant-like bitterness balances it a bit in the second act.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, unrefreshing.

A drinkable albeit forgettable expression of the style.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of AaronTX
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this as part of my Rare Beer Club, one of the few non sour barf inducing beers. Excellent beer IMO. Very drinkable. I'd buy it if it were on the Spec's shelves.

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Photo of akdo
4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought one 375-ml bottle at a liquor store in Montreal called Le bièrologue. The beer was bottled on July 29, 2015 and it can be held for 12 months according to the microbrewery behind this.

Look: The body has the pale colour of honey and is unfiltered. The beer initially produces a two-finger head, but it dies by the time you smell it.

Smell: The malt is hardly discernible. However, the alcoholic warmth, though not overwhelming, is the most dominant aroma. The sharp notes of hops could also be smelled.

Flavour: Although I would not expect a Maibock to be sweet, this beer has brief notes of honey. True to the style, this beer is more bitter than kellerbiers, helles lagers or any other types of lagers. Despite its high ABV, which checks in at 6.8%, you would barely feel the taste of alcohol. All in all, expect a grainy taste.

Feel: The beer feels warm because of the high ABV. Yet, it is a little juicy and refreshing. The finish is pretty smooth in that the flavour disappears more or less. There is no astringency nor harshness. The aftertaste has a small alcoholic warmth.

Overall: Although there is room for improvement, this beer's flavour and mouthfeel brilliantly walks the fine line between being refreshing and hoppy at the same time.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours to give a crystal clear tawny-cognac body with a large head reminiscent of sea foam. The scent consists largely of sweet fruits and raisins with a large dose of caramel, making my sweet tooth ache already. The taste is again rather sweet, though in more of a dull sense even when compared to raisins. No malt is detectable on the tongue though there is a prominent noble hop taste, which is still overshadowed by the sweetness. The feel is very smooth, with mild carbonation. Overall its pretty good, though I'm not sure the style is for me.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Veiled deep gold with a very strong amount of activity. Thick light frothy white 3 finger sparkling head that last for around 10 minutes, with a good amount of legs.

Aromas of faint flowers with some caramel and a yeasty feel. Flavors of tropical fruits like pineapples with some estery feel of apples, a nice thick grainy taste and a faint grassy touch. Highly sharp with balanced sweetness.

Smooth oily full body with a perfect amount of zesty carbonation. Light finish of medium length, ending with a malty and yeasty sensation. Lingering grassy noble spices and honey like tongue coat.

Overall great quality craft. Delicious tender flavors yet warming and filling. Nicely balanced, complex, and ultra fresh. Well spiced and perfectly sharp with a pleasant body. The only real flaw is a faint smell. Very satisfying beer, I highly recommended; Would drink this all day long.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 cork and cage bottle into a pilsner glass.

Color is slightly hazy straw with a enormous fluffy white head. Good retention and some semi-sticky lacing. Smell is sweet bread dough with some bright fruit esters and a slight hint of citrus. Flavor is sweet grainy malts on the palate with a mild grassy bitterness at the finish. Body is light/medium with a lot of carbonation. Very drinkable. Overall, it's a clean, crisp beer that is clearly well made. Just a little too sweet for my personal tastes though.

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Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of sweet, bready malts along with notes of grassy hops, the latter of which contributes a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This maibock has a nice body to it that coats your mouth a little and leaves you with somewhat of a filling feeling.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mwilbur
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into pilsner.
A: Pours a clear under ripe banana yellow with very high carbonation producing a 3 inch bubbly white head that quickly dies down to a skim that continues to be fed by the carbonation jets.
S: Toasted cracker pilsner malt, grassy herbs, and a hint of citrus zest.
T: Follows aroma fairly closely. Hint of honey and bready malt too.
M: Light-medium body. Soft and oily feel. A bit of a carbonation prickle. ABV is well hidden.
D: Light and refreshing. Easily drinkable. Nice spring brew. Decent complexity, especially for style.

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Photo of DelMontiac
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml corked/caged bottle into an imperial nonic glass, this beer presents itself as as a highly effervescent barely hazed golden yellow crowned by a mounding fluffy dense foam. Looks great.

Aroma is very sweet and fruity - pears, bananas, peaches. There is also some bread dough, grassy hops, and Belgian yeast.

Flavors back up the aromas - fresh sweet fruits, nice sweet malty foundation, fresh cut grass, candy sugars.

Feel is medium body with plenty of carb.

Glad I had a chance to try a beer from this brewer which I doubt I will see for a long time if ever. Would love to try more.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork and cage into a weisse vase, the beer is a bright, vibrant maize gold coloring with a ton of carbonation throughout the body. A ton of carbonation, in a furious flow up the glass, constantly feeding a bubbly, white head that doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Aromas of toasted grains, subtle hints of honey and caramel, floral highlights, and a subtle hops bitterness. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, almost sugary to start, with a rich honey and extremely bitter vegetal/grassy blend, which lays on top of a bready and heavy backbone. You get layers more along the Belgian line, with heavy banana and a blend of clove and nutmeg spicing. This is a big beer, despite the lower ABV and abundance of carbonation. The aftertaste is more of the richly sweet and heavy fruit and bread notes, leading into a smooth, crisp, clean finish. This is a tasty beer. Give the carbonation time to settle out and you will see the drinkability increase greatly, as well as the layers of flavor develop for you.

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Photo of simonsays2k9
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml bottle.

App: bright yellow straw color, slightly hazy with a thick, creamy, bright white head and leaving some nice lacing around the glass.

Smell: Freshly baked bread, biscuit, cracker, malt sweetness, suddle fruity yeastyness, grass and hay.

Taste: very bready, malty with an herbal and grassy hop finale and residual sweetness from the malt without being cloying at all and remaining somewhat clean and crisp. It is very well balanced. Edit: The last glass really brings out alot of the bananas, cloves and pepper from the yeast settling at the bottom which i wasnt getting as much from the first glass, adding complexity to the beer. Very well done.

Reminiscent of the lager you might have had with your dad back in the day but 10 times better, tastier and more complex. A great example of how good a lager beer can be. It kinda reconciled me with the style. I wish i would see more local craft brewers do good lagers like this. This is a perfect intro beer for people new to craft beer and will please beer connoisseur aswell. I will buy again. Highly recommanded. 8.3/10 (overall) - 9.5/10 (lager)

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Clear yellow in appearance. One finger of head with good retention. Some mild noble hop aroma coupled with honey like malt grace the nose. Sweet on the palate. Once again honey comes to mind. No real off flavors and pretty clean although alcohol is slightly noticeable. Well crafted quality product.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A:
Pours a hazy goldenrod with two and a half fingers of frothy, pristine white head that settles like a rock at half an inch or so. Very good retention; some light lacing.

S:
Floral bread aromas. Warm dough left to rise, clover, banana, cereal malt smells, some grassy hops.

T:
Bready and rich. Cereals, doughy yeast, soft grain flavors, some dying/medicinal hops at the end.

M:
Medium bodied but quite refreshing and drinkable. Lingering finish with slight aftertaste.

O:
Pretty good beer.
I have never had a Maiboc before but this one was tasty. Pours pretty and has a kind of European nose and taste. I feel like it could have a little more oomph in the taste department, but you can tell it's a well-made lager regardless. Pretty tasty, maybe a good craft beer for hooking the AAL crowd.
Probably would opt for one of their other beers; same if I was looking to try this.

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Photo of SebD
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a beautiful deep and hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of honey, floral notes, citrus, grassy hops and bready/biscuity malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet honey, a grassy bitterness, citrus, flora hops, bready malts and some faint grains.

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

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

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Photo of matthiasbrau
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Part of my north-of-the-border haul, purchased at La Halte A Malt in the picturesque village of L'Assomption, Quebec. Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into Spaten mug. One word: gorgeous! From the head to the aroma, from the color to the taste, a beautiful beer; three fingers of vibrant white mousse; grainy aroma with hop highlights; medium-plus mouthfeel reveals full-bodied flavor;terrific finish leaves me wanting more; even the bottle is a beauty; this one's worth the 300-mile drive alone.

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Photo of TerryW
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy gold under a big head that settles to a heavy film, only some lace.

Nose is sweet malt offset by mild hops, some breadiness and a whiff of alcohol. Maybe a little honey.

Rather gentle to drink, subdued hops give lingering bitterness. Generally sweet and bready. Honey and fruit present.

Decent overall, but doesn't stand out from the pack. Manages its alcohol well, most tasty than boozy. Easy drinking.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium gold. Two fingers bubbly head and visible carbonation rapidly rising up from the Duvel glass' etching.

Sweet aroma, honey with light grain.

Same sweet taste, honey with light sweet grain. Floral hopping present but less aggressive than I might like. Hot finish.

Despite noticeable alcohol this is actually pretty easy drinking for the strength, though I couldn't do more than a bomber.

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Photo of biegaman
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Les Trois Mousquetaires Maibock has a tone like an ideal spring afternoon. Its golden colour blisters along the sides and bottom of the glass (though turns up bright and sunny when held up to the light). It comes served with a massive whipped cream topping and hundreds of bubbles that hover and are raised up like tiny flying saucers being sucked into a strong updraft.

The aroma, which frankly smells like little more than lightly toasted white bread, is actually quite rich and pleasurable provided you can appreciate beer solely for its basic fundamentals. This scent of clean pilsner malt is complimented by low melanoidins, a faint whiff of noble hop spice and florals, lemon juice, as well as some considerably impactful alcohol vapors.

This blond lager has the kind of subtle flavour profile that would drive Procter and Gamble nuts - they couldn't resist adding artificial flavours to something this plain and simple. While it's true this doesn't have the stuff to turn heads, its grainy maltiness is so remarkably real, rich and wholesome. It is a lager lover's lager... punched up a notch.

The taste has a distinctively dry, cracker-like maltiness. Though permeated by prominent alcohol notes, a hint of honey flavour, sweet corn and an occasional, very minor pinch of peppery spice serve to sufficiently mellow things out. All in all, the palate is left immersed in airy floral and lemony notes and a grassiness that further dries things out. Very agreeable.

As is typical for the style, Les Trois Mousquetaires Maibock is a beer that leaves out all details save for the most practical. While it offers only the bare essentials, these are not only among the finest quality but also apportioned very generously. It's a good thing this brewer has a penchant for German styles because his beers epitomize those traditions masterfully.

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Photo of Kremlock
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ABV 6.8%

A: straw colour, pours a white head, low retention, low lacing, low haze.

S: Grainy, slight grassy notes, some low citrus.

T: Same as nose, biscuit/cracker flavours.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

O: This is a great maibock with great flavours.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pale golden colour, thumb of light fluffy head with solid retention and nice sporadic lacing.

S - Nice sweet grassy notes, sweet corn, wheat, hints of citrus rind and a hint of apple juice.

T - Much like the nose with the grassy notes dominating, surprising amount of bitter citrus rind, toasted crackers, bready wheat and a the touch of apple juice comes through on the finish.

M - Lighter bodied ale, a tad prickly and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - A fantastic brew, light and refreshing yet surprisingly bold for the style. Flavours are pronounced and are certainly a great way to ring in the spring. Well worth a try and I will snatch up a few extra bottles before they disappear.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Handsome 750mL bottle from the LCBO, part of the Spring 2013 release. It's April but snowing so a beer that fits the changing of the seasons is in order for today. $6.90.

Poured into a tulip glass. A hazy honey golden brew, with a billowing head of a couple of inches that settles into a thin sticky ring. Good lacing on this.

Nose is citrus, herbs, bread, biscuit, noble hops, a bit of honey sweetness.

Very nice indeed - the honeyed bread provides a nice counter to the citrus and noble hop bitterness. Went down extremely well, yet had some complexity to it.

Carbonation is a bit sharp, medium bodied.

Very nice brew for this time of year, like a pale spring morning still clinging to winter's chill. There's sweetness and bitterness working together. Might get another bottle or two.

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Photo of mintjellie
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow body. Large eggshell head, moderate retention, patchy lace. Looks like a weissbier with less foam. Floral and yeasty bread dough aroma, like an amped up pilsner or helles, with a hint of honey. Mildly sweet with doughy and cereal flavours up front, and lemon zest, then a spicy/herbal finish. Moderate bitterness. It drinks like a stronger, more flavourful helles, or even pilsner on the lower side of bitterness. Medium bodied with relatively low carbonation. Rich, substantial mouthfeel, but not heavy or thick. No alcohol heat. Full-flavoured but approachable and very familiar.

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Photo of kjyost
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed Nov. 19, 2011 at Inaugural Bottle Share. From notes. Thanks Nicole!

Pours a clear straw body with a light white head that descends to a ring. A flowery nose, that I find quite off-putting and surprising for the style. Tastes lightly of pepper with a corny sweetness and a light bread malt underlying it. A slight bitterness lingers on the the palate.

An unobtrusive beer that seems off for the style. Nothing special at all. I was wondering if the bottle was old, but it was undated, alas.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle picked up on a recent trip to Montreal. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a pale straw yellow with one finger of bubbly white head.

S - Bready malts up front with some apple and herbal notes. Sweet at first with a slight bitterness from the hops evident as well.

T - Bready cereal grains, a touch of sweet caramel, some floral hops that also provide a slight bitterness and some light orchard fruit notes. The finish is dry and bitter. The ABV is fairly noticeable here which is a touch odd for an 8% beer. Still a very good beer but definitely not smooth.

M -Medium body with a bit of chew and light to moderate carbonation.

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