Série Signature Oktoberfest | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Tim2000 on 11-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2016 Edition 6% ABV : Deep hazy dark amber color with low activity. Faint creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with average lace and weak legs. Flavors of caramel, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkins, plums, noble grains, molasses, herbal spices. Bready toffee gingerbread feel. Lots of sweetness, yet well balanced by the bold sharp spices. Slick oily medium body with prickly and soft crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, slightly sour, lingering herbal and leafy dry hops, dense dark malts, with red ale kinda spices. Lacks freshness, a bit dull and flat. Perfect dose of spices, and it's quite filling. Although with the last pour of yeast it was too intense. Tasty flavors, but feels overly alcoholic at 6%. Overall very good quality craft, with a bit of tweaking this one could be excellent. Representing well the style, though probably a step too rough.

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Photo of Shadman
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy dirty amber color, very good head and tons of lacing

Crisp grains and bread yeast. Grassy hops sharp on the nose

Smooth bready grains in front, followed by spicy, bitter hops. Almost dandelion in bitterness

Very smooth, creamy, full mouthfeel for a lager with an abv of 4.1%.

A very good albeit expensive take on this style. Worth trying for sure.

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Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rale
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of lgmol
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Caudalie
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of ludachris
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of VbolieuV
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of eat
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Corked 750ml pours an opaque, reddish-brown. A good sized cream-coloured head fades to a thin covering. Poor retention and no lacing.

Bready grain, floral, earthy/grassy hops, roasted nuts, caramel. This smells pretty great.

Very flavourful. Nice balance between the roasted malt and bitter hops, which present a dry finish. Maybe a little too bitter on the finish. Some smoky, nutty flavours; some grain and caramel.

Good feel: medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

This is a pretty great beer, different from anything I've ever had. A pleasant, extremely flavorful lager. Too bitter to drink much of in my opinion but I would certainly enjoy a pint of this now and then.

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Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cuvée 2010 at 4.1%

Official ''Oktoberfest des Québécois'' beer.

One of the hardest times I've had pulling a cork out. My arms are actually kind of tired.

A- Looks pretty good. Chestnut with golden highlights. Four fingers of slightly yellow, airy head. Stringy lacing all over. Weak head retention.

S- A familiar smell, I'm thinking it might be the Trois Mousquetaires yeast. Dark honey. Chamomille and green tea. Wood and pine cone hoppiness.

T- Very woody. A bit too bitter for the style maybe, but I like it. Follows the smell. I've rarely said this but the taste lacks alcohol. A little bit of boiled veggie. Even with all the negative points, there's something very clean about it all... maybe they used some great water.

M- A bit sticky. Moderately dry. A little to thin to my liking but can't really call it watery. Very high carbonation.

D- I'd say it's very good but it might lack a little something to counter the woody bitterness. More sweetness or alcohol.

Fun drink but would not buy it again. Checked some other reviews and I think earlier editions might've been better.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mintjellie
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of AugustusRex
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of flipper2gv
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brown beer with good beige head with good retention and lacing. The beer isn't translucent at all.

S: Well, it's a very malty beer. Tons of caramel malts with sweet smells like : vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup with a nice level of molasses. Milk chocolate also seems to be present. Tons of cereal smells, somewhat multi grain toast like. Also a bit of sharp grassy hops.

T: At 5.5, this beer is very very big tasting. Very much like the smell with tastes of : vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup and good molasses coupled with milk chocolate. More cereals than in the smell, the analogy with the multi grain bread being much more present in the taste than in the smell. Some sweet grape like taste that wasn't picked in the smell are also present. Cuts at the end with the grassy hops just like in the smell.

M: Heavy, but not very heavy. Definitely the biggest brew I've ever tasted that is under 6 ABV. It really fits the taste perfectly and is highly enjoyable. Also, mid level of carbonation that keeps this one quite lively.

D: I'd take 2 please.

Definitely the best sessionable beer I've had the pleasure to taste. It's big tasting and feeling, but still is 5.5 ABV, AMAZING BREW!!

EDIT: It is now brewed in 4.1 ABV and is just as good as the 5.5 which is extremely surprising. A bit hoppier with those grassy malts though.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of slowfade
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Otterburn
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corkscrew

Appearance: unfiltred redish/orange cloudy with a normal offwhhite head, opaque,

Smell: fresh malt,cereal a bit sweet,floral

Taste: smooth and tasty. hops and floral
very light round and balanced. Fresh taste

Mouthfeel is smooth low carbonation

Drinkability is pretty good. Brew is easy to drink, smooth. tasty, but not aggressive.

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Photo of Tim2000
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL brown bottle. One of their Série Signature limited edition beers.

Pours a dark, slightly cloudy, reddish brown with a nice tan head.

Aroma is of toasted grain and burnt sugar.

Lots of roasted and nutty flavours. Definite chocolate notes. Some dried fruit and a bit of tartness towards the end. Finishes with strong black tea. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and carbonation is fairly high.

A bit unusual, and not my favourite of their offerings, but a tasty and interesting beer nonetheless.

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Photo of tonyf55
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of bgibbard
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of EpicHobo1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jpworld
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Série Signature Oktoberfest from Les Trois Mousquetaires
3.86 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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