Serie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 15.07%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
28
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 18, 2017
Added:
Dec 04, 2009
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  7
SCORE
83
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Reviewed by Organdrew from Canada (QC)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bought a 750cl bottle from a local grocery store. Last one on the shelf dated 06/09/2017 (10 weeks old). Served at fridge temp and poured into a flute glass. Not much pressure in the bottle (not bottled with active yeast)

Look: Pours a nice clear golden-amber ale with light carbonation and plentiful head with moderate retention and nice lacing.

Smell: Upon opening, spicy notes immediately waft from the bottle with some citrusy hints. From the glass, I notice oranges spices, a bit of malt.

Taste: Begins with a bit of spice and citrus and then a strong bitter hop presence. Finishes strong and bitter. Some grapefruit. Sometimes you get some sweetness most likely from the malts, could be caramel. Flavors open up more as it gets some air and your palate gets used to the bold hop presence, and if feels slightly more balanced.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, some carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: I really enjoy hoppy beers, and this one does not disappoint. It's a strong flavor ale with strong hop bitterness, balanced mildly by some underlying malts. I've had hop heavy beers before that were much too bitter, but this one strikes a good balance. I've had similar styles before and this one is a good take on the style.

I don't think this beer is meant for aging, unless you prefer to taste the malts. Then why wouldn't you buy a malty beer, this one's meant to taste the hops. Although you may find a more balanced beer from aging, but not too long. Although I'm no aging expert, so take this advice with a grain of salt.
Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - This beer pours an extremely foggy golden amber color with 3 fingers of dense foamy off white head. Carbonation is extremely lively.

Aroma - Grapefruit and orange up front followed by floral hops then light caramel and some crackery malts. then finshing of with a light bread aroma.

Taste -again Grapefruit and orange aromas come out on top followed by fresh lilacs and leafy greens then balanced with caramel and some crackery bready malts.

Feel - Light medium body, with slightly velvety carbonation. It feels like its 42 IBU's I mean bitterness is present but not overwhelming!.

Overall -This was a very decent rendition of a classic american pale. It's hoppy and clean enough but still balanced well when it comes to malt presence. Caramel and bready go well with the floral and citrus hops and the dry hopping seems to be well executed. Try it out Cheers!
Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

3.01/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Amber-orange colour, with a one finger head that fades soon, leaving a small lace. Aroma of tropical fruits, malts, caramel. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, creamy palate. Taste of tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel. Good one, though I expected it not so sweet.
Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by mademers from Canada (QC)

Mar 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by Samallison from Canada (QC)

Feb 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by Supergenou from Canada (QC)

Jan 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Faaphotog from Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Drank a bomber poured into a tulip style glass

P: On the pour develops a nice thick head that dissipated quickly with a rim on the glass.

S: On the nose it has alot of malt and some grapefruit aroma

T: Bready malted slightly fruity bouquet. Some spices come through after a bit of lingering. Classic pale ale hops aftertaste

O: A fair example of a American pale. The hoppy aftertaste will leave you wanting more.
Dec 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by theDuck from Canada (QC)

Nov 25, 2015
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.79/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Bit Adventure. Superb aroma and excellent beer overall, with a very nice bitterness. A pity its high price (4.95€)
Oct 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

May 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by Sanmaral from Spain

May 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.42 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Jan 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by headstash from Canada (ON)

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.47 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by rale from France

Nov 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by slowfade from Canada (QC)

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BrunoPettipas from Canada (QC)

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by Triat00 from Canada (QC)

Jul 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Kroehny_Loves_Hops from Australia

May 12, 2014
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Reviewed by Haydn-Juby from Vermont

3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: An amber color with a very slight haze. Topped with about a finger and a half of creamy looking very slightly beige head. Lacing and retention were fantastic with each sip leaving a noticeable mark behind.

S: Slightly spicy and grapefuity. A lot of sweet malt comes through as well though.

T: Not as hoppy as I would have expected but this is good. For once a pale ale is a pale ale and not a low ABV IPA. I get a fair bit of caramel type malt along with a slight bread like note, the base of a great PA. Some grapefruit hops but also some spicy flavors come through. Very well balanced and no one thing stands out too much.

M: Creamy, smooth and pretty easy going. Carbonation might be a tad high but overall pretty good.

O: This is a great example of what a pale ale should be IMO. It has the nice malty backbone but also offers some great hop flavor and aroma too, both equally balanced and complimenting of each other.
May 03, 2014
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Reviewed by Shadman from Canada (AB)

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
haven't tried one of their brews in quite some time

very nice appearance. Deep copper orange, very cloudy, with lot's of of fine carbonation bubbles. Amazing, rich creamy head.

Pale malts, a nice fruitiness with hints of clove and allspice come to mind when smelling this brew

Solid malt backbone, appropriately hopped without going overboard. The added spiciness is an inspired touch.

Solid medium mouthfeel with an almost smooth creamy character

I really liked their interpretation of the style. Well crafted and nicely balanced.
Apr 24, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Mar 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by deleted_user_127363 from Canada (QC)

Dec 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Oct 15, 2013
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Reviewed by SebD from Canada (ON)

3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of floral hops, citrus, grapefruit, some pine, caramel and biscuity malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some floral hops, faint citrus and grapefruit, a piney/grassy bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuity malts.

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.
Aug 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Jul 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Jul 15, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Krakpoff from Canada (QC)

Jun 25, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by cfalovo97 from Canada (ON)

May 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Apr 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Noyt from Canada (QC)

Mar 14, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by wookievath from Canada (QC)

Mar 01, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by Kloug from Canada (QC)

Feb 10, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by KalanM from Canada (BC)

Nov 29, 2012
 
Rated: 3.25 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

Sep 14, 2012
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Reviewed by CookstLiquor from Canada (BC)

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Lots of yummy cereal and spice notes on the nose. Yep, by "Americaine" they mean hopped-up. The billowing white head is enormous and the beer is clear orangey-copper. All the hops promised in the nose is delivered in the mouth--tons of citrus rind and exotic spice. Still pretty well balanced. An excellent pale ale that almost drinks like a low ABV IPA.
Jul 28, 2012
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Reviewed by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 375ml. bottle, bottled 06/2012.

Appearance: Honey colored body with a massive head that is neither slow nor fast and leaves spotted lacing all around.

Smell: Leafy, floral hops, citrusy (think lemon) and fresh-cut grass.

Taste: White grapes, grassy and ever so mild grapefruit. Nice orange notes in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Easy to take bitterness (read: low) and ends very clean and abruptly. The feel doesn't linger very much.

Overall: Disappointed with this one. Billed as an American pale ale, i would expect more guts to it. I've had APAs that weren't aggressive but were better than this. It's ok but you can do better.
Jul 09, 2012
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
750ml bottle. Yet again, one of those shitty, impossible to open corked bottles, until you break out the pliers from the storage room - boo!

This beer pours a hazy, dark reddish amber hue, with two fat fingers of chunky foamy off-white head, which leaves some sparse spider web lace around the glass as it sulks away.

It smells of sharp caramelized malts, a bit of hearty menthol, and strong leafy, grassy hops. The taste is hefty bitter, herbal hops, warm pale malt, and a weird lurking booziness, given the proclaimed standard strength ABV.

The bubbles are here and there, and generally non-consequential, the body an understated medium weight, and not all that smooth, given the strange swirling indistinct and zingy new-world spiciness.

Wow, what a mind-fuck of a beer. Here I'm expecting a mellow, slightly hoppy pale ale, but instead I get a weirdly spicy affair - askew without the heat or alcohol, if you can imagine. Not really what I wanted right now, I guess.
Apr 15, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by oldp0rt from Canada (QC)

Feb 10, 2012
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Reviewed by hopsolutely from Canada (ON)

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A pleasant surprise! Purchased after Mondial in June and should probably not have been stored this long, but waiting for "a special occasion" and it has held up remarkably well.

Orange-hued amber with decent cappuccino-coloured head. Mouthfeel is decent, but unremarkable. Aroma of caramelized malts and citrus hop elements is really nice, but unfortunately these same hop flavours don't translate into the taste.

Flavour is pleasant, but not as well balanced as I'd choose. The finish is sharp and bitter, without the anticipated tropical fruit. Would have liked to try this fresh, as if it has sweetened and/or mellowed with age, it must have been quite a beast to start!
Nov 04, 2011
Serie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 59 ratings