Serie Signature Maibock | Les Trois Mousquetaires

Serie Signature MaibockSerie Signature Maibock
BA SCORE
51.4%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 105 ratings
Serie Signature MaibockSerie Signature Maibock
BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bloberglawp on 08-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,235
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
105
Liked:
54
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
9.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of eat
2.59/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I feel like I should have learned my lesson by now to not buy randoms without knowing something about them first. I've been sufficiently impressed with the majority of Trois Mousquetaires special releases that I started picking them up on sight. I'm going to have to stop doing that after this one...

Totally clear, yellow beer with a bright white head, receding down to a the thinnest ring around the glass. No lacing. This isn't looking too promising...

Grain, yeast, light malt, earthy hops, slightly floral. Pretty weak smelling and to be honest, doesn't smell all that different from your typical lager.

I wasn't expecting this to taste anything like it does. It's like a macro lager with an added element of cloying sweetness and higher alcohol presence. Wheat, with an anonymously-bitter finish (no character). No complexity. I haven't been this disappointed by a beer in a long time!

The finish is horribly dry, leaving my tongue feeling all fuzzy. Light body and sparkling carbonation.

Rogue Dead Guy is the only other Maibock I've had. If this is also a Maibock, then I'm not even sure what a Maibock is. I thought I knew, but this has nothing in common with Dead Guy. I'm having trouble finishing this glass, never mind the 750ml bottle (about half the bottle was eventually poured down the drain). How can this same brewery be responsible for the Porter Baltique?? Worst Trois Mousquetaires Serie Signature I've had. Not recommended.

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Photo of chickenm
2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750mL corked bottle. Pours a clear golden color, with a foamy white that doesn't last long. Has a Pilsner-like hop aroma, with some alcohol and sweetness. The taste is overly sweet with some honey and earthiness, and very alcoholic. Some light bitterness and lots of alcohol in the aftertaste. I wasn't a fan of this, and was barely able to finish one glass. The harsh alcohol in this ruins it. I usually like Les Trois Mousquetaires, but this is their weakest offering I've tried so far.

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of canucklehead
2.78/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I have to say that I was let down by this beer as all the other offerings from these guys were complex and very drinkable. This beer was too boozy and one dimensional plus the nose and taste was a little bit cardboardy which is not good considering the ABV. Mouthfeel was on the thick side and made finishing a bottle tough.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -23.5%
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 oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Matt141
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dawkfan
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a very clear yellow with a little over a fingers width of head. Moderate lacing.

S- Floral hops and alcohol are the first thing that hits the nose. There's a sweetness quality from the malt and perhaps some light fruit.

T- Lots of cereal malts in this one. Herbal hops and some honey as well. Very Sweet. I enjoyed the initial taste, but the finish turns really sharp from the alcohol.

M- Mouthfeel is nice. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. A little sticky.

D- There's no way I could have another. I find it to be just a bit to sweet and to boozy, it just seems out of balance.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slowfade
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part 1 of the Trois Mousquetaires gift pack, with two nice eponymous chalices for all my Belgian/Quebecois beer-drinking needs...

This beer pours a clear medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of thin puffy white head, which leaves a pretty consistent wall of lace as it falls away. It smells of sweet floral white cracker grains, and a bit of sugary alcohol. The taste is cereal malt, herbal hops, and a fairly strong alcohol edge. The carbonation is moderate, the body fairly heavy, a bit oily, and warm, and it finishes with an alcoholic cereal flourish.

This was quite the eye-opener after the Dead Guy Ale, the commonality in category a bit hard to see. The alcohol pretty much overwhelms the decent cereal and herbal hoppiness of this offering.

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Photo of elricorico
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very clear, pale gold in colour with a 3 finger white head that is loose and light looking but still has some retention to it. Lots of lacing, plenty of visible carbonation, looks like it could be in a commercial.

At once a sweet grainy aroma and a slightly sharp citric smell hit the nose. Second smell becomes more flowery, but still retains an underlying malt sweetness.

Very strong sweetness to taste, probably the sweetest maibock I've ever sampled. Almost a syrupy corn impression. The hops that were notable to the nose don't seem to be able to stand up to the malt and alcohol, leaving the finish dominated by a liquor heat.

Body is full for a lager, and carbonation comes across as leaning towards the softer side. Mouthfeel is fine for a big lager, but I would prefer it to be just a bit lighter for this style.

This is the second time I've had this beer, and the first time I was very impressed. The first time I had this after the Baltic Porter, so my perception of the booziness was likely dulled. On its own I find this one to suffer a little from trying to be too big for the style.

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Photo of pootz
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml corked bottle:

Departs a glowing deep gold lager with a 2 finger sticky cap fair retention good lacing. Aromas from Germanic heaven: deep bready malitness fills the room, woody herbal hop notes and a wee bit of alcohol.

The great aroma does not transfer to the flavor profile..yes there are the ample malts and noble hops needed for a big German lager unfortunately it is not enough to cover the alcohol very well....and there is an annoying sweetness that does not belong in a well made Heller bock. Develops some decent woodsy-earthy-bready complexity and the finish is clean with a noble hop bite...just that the sweet-boozy tastes are always there riding on top of the profile, over powering these big fresh lager tastes.

Too bad... this is a promising heller bock...just a tad thin and not enough body and bulk to cover the omni-present boozy taste...almost comes off like those cheap adjunct euro malt liquors...a tad rough and unfinished. Perhaps less sugar, some more malts and toasted wheat will take care of this in a future brewing?

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Yellow, fully translucent with pure white, creamy, lasting head.

S: Lots of cereal like smell. Some malty sweetness: honey mostly. Floral hops and some citrus peel.

T: Very cereal focused. Lots of barley and corn. A little bit of honey and maybe maple syrup. Some herbal/grassy hops. A hint of citrus. A bit funky.

M: Quite big actually. Mid to low carbonation.

D: Not that easy to drink. The alcohol is quite present and its big nature doesn't help too.

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Photo of prisdefer
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bylerteck
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Golden/blonde colour with a one finger head that fades to nothing quickly. Medium amount of carbonation. Bright.

S - Honey, floral notes, and grain. Nice.

T - That honey and floral portion is there and makes for a nice combination. Mild bitterness in the finish. Sweet. Not cloying but flirting with something close to it.

M - Mild carbonation and medium bodied.

D - Good but not great. Not the greatest offering from these guys. I couldn't handle too much of this stuff so splitting the bottle was a good idea.

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Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TT--Cashout
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of AugustusRex
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of timiskin
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of valianes
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Serie Signature Maibock from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 51.4% out of 100 with 105 ratings
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