Série Signature Oktoberfest
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Märzen
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 9.3%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
27
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 15, 2018
Added:
Nov 21, 2009
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  5
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: All Vintages
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Reviewed by 3Vandoo from Canada (QC)

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Havent had a Trois Mousquetaires for a while and this was my first one to pair with my wife's Tsvetaevski (A Russian Apple pie)

Browmish with some amber hues, the head is a very foamy creamy one that quickly shy away.

Smell is dried fruits, why malt with a hint of caramel.

The taste at first is very sweet and malty again dried fruit with some hints of spices. Smooth overall.
Oct 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Feb 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Organdrew from Canada (QC)

3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle, dated 18/08/2017. Drank 02/02/2018 (~ 6 months). Poured into a tapered flute glass.

Look: A copper red-orange, slightly dark, drink with lots of head and whispy lacing.

Nose: Malts, wheats, grains.

Taste: Very docile, slightly sweet taste with some noticeable hops. Grains on the finish, which is sweet, but also some
mild bitterness throughout. I can swear I noticed some fruits in there once or twice.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side. Smooth, slightly coating.

Overall: The drink just screams "Oktoberfest". A nice treat; not overpowering, and easy-drinking. More on the malty side of things, but still somewhat rounded by a bit of hop. A great well-rounded beer if I do say so myself. Drink becomes dull and flat fairly quickly as it warms up. I would drink again, and I recommend.
Feb 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS)

Dec 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Oct 12, 2016
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Reviewed by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Red-amber in color with some carbonation and a small head. Really sweet dmell, lots of malts and cereal in the nose. Tastes good but nothing incredible. Also really sweet in the mouth, you really taste the malts. I feel like there is something missing in the mouth, like the taste disappear quickly and doesn't stay in the mouth.
Oct 01, 2015
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 9/09/14, picked up in Montreal.

I pop the hard to open cork and without making a sound it still gushes out, most likely over bottle conditioned and not infected, pours a light fizzy airy head that fades fairly quickly, touches of spotty lacing, semi clear chestnut tan slight orange brown color.

Nose brings come cereal grain, toasty, and quickly into sweet caramel with Munich malts, too sweet on the nose at least, a candy like toffee with fruity lager aromas, and some herbal grassy hops cutting through sharply.

Taste brings more candy sweetness at first, but not as well as my mind initially perceived it. More caramel and toffee flavours, a candy biscuity note, with light toasted malt and big cereal grains, a toasted lager malt with some Munich reddish toasty malt. Mild lager note with softness and some fruity flavours. Fair hop presence too, grassy and herbal mostly, little earthy note, mild to fair bitterness. It has some nice malt flavours, a nice Oktoberfest flavor but too much on the sweet candy malts imo. Finish is sticky sweet as it attempts to dry but fails, bit more grassy herbal hop bit big fruity messy lager yeast flavor on the finish, and weird bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, little lager softness but not as light crisp and soft as I expected for a lager, decent carb.

Overall ok, better than most Americanized Oktoberfest style beers, but still falls far short of almost any German one, too much sweet candy and caramel, the lager didn't finish nicely, hops are ok but not perfect and could probably use some tweaking. But still fairly tasty and enjoyable, even drinking a full 750ml myself.
Jan 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by EpicHobo1 from Canada (QC)

Nov 11, 2014
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Reviewed by Haydn-Juby from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
Note: mine was 6.4%, alcohol seems to vary annually.

Amber in color and actually rather cloudy. A beige , maybe slightly khaki like head. One finger minimal retention and little lacing. Munich malt on the nose with a bit a caramel. A bit more hops than I expect in the style. Herbal and spicey. Caramel on the palate. Ever so slightly toasted. Carbonation is bit prickly and pronounces the bitterness in a somewhat harsher way. Overall fairly easy drinking, clean but pretty over priced in my opinion. Carbonation and mouth feel need some work but its nice as a whole.
Oct 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by rale from France

Oct 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by cam477 from Canada ()

Oct 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by lgmol from Canada (NS)

Oct 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by ThePige

Oct 06, 2014
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
SERVICE: Bottle
BOTTLED ON: 08/01/14


A:
Pours a ruddy amber-orange with a healthy beige head that settles pretty quickly from three fingers to a decent cap but is easily roused. Very good retention; some specks of lacing. (4)

S:
Fresh, grainy malts with a sweetness almost like licorice. Cereals, bread, slight dark fruits, bark, oats, caramel. (3.75)

T:
Rich and vaguely sweet. Hard water, oats, grain, cereals, touch of yeast; smoky, musty, aromatic finish. (4)

M:
Very nice, smooth-drinking beer. Good carbonation with creamy velvet palate and a nice lingering (but unbtrusive) finish/aftertaste. (4.25)

O:
This is a tasty Oktoberfest beer.
It is a simple, well-made, easy to drink lager that is just refreshing enough and just rich enough for the fall.
It pours very nicely with a large head that sinks but is easily excited. The aroma is pretty nice, but is pretty much just a well-done melange of flavors (it tastes likewise). That is to say, the beer has an aroma/flavor instead of a bunch of individual things that stick out. In my opinion, this characteristic is what makes German beer German beer, but I digress. The palate is exquisite as it is crisp and rich at once with nice bubbliness and a creamy feel from the head.
All-in-all this is a solid beers whose failures (it's lack of a 'wow' moment) speak to how well-put together.
Will have again; worth trying (especially seeing as QC isn't exactly awash in märzens). (4)

EDIT: I just had a bottle of the 2016 version and it is considerably sweeter and more cloying than previous bottles had been. This review confirms that. The one I am drinking now is quite sweet with caramel and less dry spiciness. The rating in the text are from a 2014 bottle. The official ones have been updated for the most recent bottle.
Oct 03, 2014
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Reviewed by ludachris from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nearly three fingers of creamy, dense off-white head stand on top of its rich amber orange body. Stringy legs of lace are splashed randomly along the sides of the glass.

Without being overly pronounced,the nose has quite a lot going on. There's lemon rind with a chewy, zesty orange center. A thin layer of toffee seems to coat everything. Unrefined floral and grassy hops are balled up with cracker and wet hay. Being unfiltered, some of the more delicate hop notes come through.

Caramel and orange zest make their home on the middle of the tongue. Its hop character is less pronounced than I expected. It's a bit prickly and predominantly grassy. The bite of alcohol works to amplify everything, especially its sweetness. There's some toastiness that comes through as well. The finish is slightly dry with a touch of alcohol and that caramel sweetness still pulling through. After I read the flavors on the label and "barley sugar" was written, wort-like sweetness is the best descriptor I'd use.

The feel is clean with a medium body. It's unfiltered essence gives it a bit of creaminess. The below average carbonation level really lets the sweetness pull through in the taste and adds weight to the body.

Les Trois Mousquetaires is one of the best lager producing microbreweries in Canada, and this interpretation of a classic lager style attests to that. It's more traditional rather than innovative but there's nothing wrong with that. Very flavorful and very sessionable; two words that don't always go together.
Oct 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

Sep 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Sep 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by slowfade from Canada (QC)

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Jul 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by AugustusRex from Canada (ON)

Feb 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by deleted_user_127363 from Canada (QC)

Nov 16, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by Caudalie from Canada (QC)

Aug 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Krakpoff from Canada (QC)

Jul 10, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Apr 17, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

Mar 21, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by SebD from Canada (ON)

Jan 17, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by jpworld from Canada (QC)

Dec 15, 2012
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Reviewed by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
750ml bottle from the LCBO, bottled August 1, 2012. Listed at 6% ABV on the bottle.

Copper red, with a semi-fluffy cream coloured head. Spots of lace and mild retention. Heavy caramel/toffee and sweet bready character on the nose, slight earthiness and a very mild hop character. A bit nutty as well. Taste has some bready and grainy character, and retains some sweetness from the malt. A decent bit of bitterness, and perhaps a touch of fruit. Carbonation is higher than I'd desire, and is impeding. Drinkable, but not exceptional.
Dec 11, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Dec 04, 2012
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Reviewed by peensteen from Canada (ON)

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle listed ABV as 6%

Copper-amber colour, 2 fingers of dense tan/off white head, lots of lace here as well. Smell is big and bready malts, sweet caramel comes off as well as a bit of earthy-floral notes toward the end. Taste follows the nose with big bready malts, biscuity, sweet caramel followed by a drying earthy bitterness into the finish, a bit of apple juice and fruit flavours. Medium carbonation, medium body, good overall feel. Overall this a nice and tasty Oktoberfest beer but I would have apreciated a smaller serving size, pretty good drinkability.
Nov 26, 2012
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Reviewed by mintjellie from Canada (ON)

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Hazy, burnt orange colour, topped by a large beige head. Excellent retention and patchy lace. Aroma is appropriate for the style, with toasted bread, nutty, and floral notes. Simple and clean but inviting. Malt-forward, showing gentle sweetness with toasted bread and nut flavours, followed by lemony and herbal hop notes, and a pronounced bitterness in its short finish. Almost medium bodies, with a moderate amount of fine carbonation. Smooth and creamy in texture. The mouthfeel on this is great, showing both lightness and richness. A flavourful and easy-drinking export-style marzen that hits all the right notes for the style. Solidly crafted.
Nov 25, 2012
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Reviewed by biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Arguably more brown than orange, Les Trois Mousquetaires Oktoberfest is on the darker end of the colour spectrum for the style. Its complexion is deep enough so as to prevent transparency, although it yields some golden highlights. Later pours produce increasingly murky results but also better head retention.

The beer smells a lot of toasted malt and has distinct hints of apple peel. Swirling activates toothsome notes of toffee and brittle. The malts aren't 'sweet' per se, but have a definite nuttiness. Hops are far from dominant but gift a pungent, floral air that enhances the grainy character of the barley.

For an easy-drinking lager this has plenty of substance and a good length on the close with notes of apple peel, toasted nuts and golden raisin. The malts have a breadiness so thick you could snack on it while waiting for a meal to arrive. It is a burlier, hoppier Oktoberfest, and this more statuesque model works for me.

The hops make up a much smaller corner of the landscape than the malts, but they are significant enough. The combination of Hallertau and Perle results in an almost chamomile-like floral/herbal quality that is equally as sedative; the finish is laced with earthy forest resins and just a hint of lemon.

It's always a treat to drink any Série Signature release from Les Trois Mousquetaires, but Oktoberfest leaves exceptionally little to complain about. There's no questioning their intent: something quaffable but substantial - and that's exactly what's delivered. A delightful find now that the weather's turned chilly.
Nov 22, 2012
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Reviewed by Digimaika2 from Canada (ON)

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Production date of 01/08/2012. Label states 6% alc/vol and not the 4% of past editions as mentioned below by fellow BA's.

(4.0) A: Beautiful cloudy burnt orange/rusty looking copper colour with a billowy beige foam head. Very good retention and similar lacing as it really clings to the glass.

(4.0) S: Caramel, toffee, dried dark fruits including dates and raisins, banana, spices, and hints of vanilla. Good complexity and an inviting aroma.

(3.5) T: Caramel coupled with those dark fruits, grainy herbal elements, fruity aspects including a flat grapefruit/orange juice taste, and a healthy dose of spices. Well balanced with a good herbal bitterness and a suitable slight dryness in the finish.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and chewy texture with some resin.

(3.5) D: Not Les Trois Mousquetaires finest offering but a respectable and good Oktoberfest nonetheless. Happy to see some of their stuff in the local LCBO and hope to see more of it.
Nov 22, 2012
 
Rated: 4.25 by RedAleMan from Canada (ON)

Nov 17, 2012
 
Rated: 4.25 by bgibbard from Canada (ON)

Nov 13, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

Oct 01, 2012
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Reviewed by JohnnyBarman from Canada (ON)

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Corked 750mL from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. Brewed in August of this year.

Poured into a dimpled stein. Brilliant colour on this: a deep ruby toffee, that is slightly hazy, and with a head of decent height and retention. Some lacing bits.

Nose is bread, cereal grains, toffee, caramel and perhaps some dark fruit.

Nice, easy drinking brew. Very malty, good fresh grain character, a little bit of hop bitterness and grape near the finish. Reasonably hearty for a 4%er.

Thin bodied, slight creaminess, carbonation is brief but zesty.

I find it hard to review Oktoberfest brews because I feel they all taste very similar. This one is well made, to be sure, but doesn't do anything overly special. It's just a solid Oktoberfest brew. If you are able to acquire one for the season, certainly do so, but it's nothing to get too excited about. Might be a difference between editions.
Oct 01, 2012
 
Rated: 4.25 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

Sep 14, 2012
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Reviewed by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Beer is toffee brown in colour. No head, just a bit of white lace around the glass.

Strongly malty smell. Caramel, raisin and cherry.

Taste is similar to the nose. Caramel, lots of malt, quite sweet. Raisin, cherry. Grassy hops.

Light bodied, highly carbonated. Irritating.

Overall, pretty enjoyable beer. Good.
Jul 28, 2012
Série Signature Oktoberfest from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 55 ratings