Serie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale
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Serie Signature - Americaine Pale AleSerie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,039
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,596
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 14.91%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
60
From:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  7
SCORE
84
Good
Serie Signature - Americaine Pale AleSerie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale
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Organdrew from Canada

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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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TheBierdimpfe from Canada

3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Veiled dark gold color, red hue, with moderate activity. Foamy and frothy white 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with thick legs. Flavors of sweet roasted grains, lemon, orange, clove, caramel, grapefruits, herbal noble spices. Balanced sweetness with bitter grassy hops. Slick and smooth full body with zesty carbonation, almost champagne like. Strong strength finish, astringent smoky grass, very herbal and leafy, with citrus and faint pine tar. Bold grassy feel, but quite complex and with quality ingredients. Highly tongue coating thus reducing the freshness. Nice flavors, well balanced, while the finish is slightly overly intensified. Overall a very good quality craft.

Jun 12, 2016
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CanadianBacon from Canada

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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janubio from Spain

3.01/5  rDev -18.4%
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
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Faaphotog from Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
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
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josanguapo from Spain

4.79/5  rDev +29.8%
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
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Haydn-Juby from Vermont

3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
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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Shadman from Canada

4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
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
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SebD from Canada

3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
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
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CookstLiquor from Canada

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
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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papat444 from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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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biboergosum from Canada

3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
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
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hopsolutely from Canada

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
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
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bylerteck from Canada

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Broue HAHA. From notes.

A - Poured bright. Gold to dark gold with strong carbonation and a two finger off white head. Very loose head with soapy bubble bath appearance. Good half finger of retention with good chunks of lacing.

S - Pine and crackers. A little floral. Strong pine.

T - Pine and a little caramel with creackers and citrus. Grapefruity. More complex than the aroma.

M - Apropriate carbonation, should be a little more bitter with just about none there. Medium body.

O/D - Quite nice. No complaints, just a good APA.

Jul 25, 2011
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MrKennedy from Australia

2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml corked & caged bottle purchased from Adelaide Bier Shop and split 3 ways, with my share poured into a 7oz glass. Have been sitting on this for some time - would not be surprised if it was a year or year and a half - so hop fade was a pre-opening concern.

Pours an orange copper colour with a beige head of tiny-bubbled foam that has a touch of light yellow about it. Plenty of foam present and it stays around for quite a while.

Initial aroma is of citrus and a touch floral. After opening the smell is pretty hard to come by.

Taste is quite herbal on the mid to late palate with a herbal bitter kicker at the end. Upfront there is some burnt caramel flavour. Some malty sweetness also comes in as it warms.

Mouthfeel is quite big compared to style and from what i expected. Some harsh bitterness finishes this one off.

Overall, i suspect that age was not its friend, not should it be. If that isn't the case it was a pretty average APA.

Jul 22, 2011
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Digimaika2 from Canada

4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy Moses this corks really in here!...

A: Pours a copper shade with a foam head that quickly recedes to semi-creamy looking blanket. A foam ring sticks around on-top while I enjoy this.

S: Biscuity malts, sweet toffee/caramel, floral notes, tart grapefruit, and picking up a faint nut aroma. Very nice with well balanced aromas.

T: Similar to smell with roasted malt notes, bitter floral hops, and that pleasant syrupy toffee taste. Follows with tart grapefruit and also some clove spice. Finishes a little on the dry side, but overall a very well balanced APA.

M: Slightly oily and creamy mouthfeel with about average carbonation.

D: Delicious. Could easily drink this all night, and certainly worth a try. Definitely worth the effort put forth in de-corking this!

Jun 26, 2011
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ADZA from Australia

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a toffee hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a fast receding two finger head that reforms to a nice rim,the smell is definately bittersweet but mostly sweet with aromas of orange zest,honey,paw paw,caramel and toffee,it has a light-medium bodied mouthfeel which is averagely carbonated and has tastes of caramelized malts,ginger snaps,caramel,toffee and finishes with a nice citrus bitterness that is quite bitter and takes away those sweet tastes pretty fast and overall its a nice drop that probably wouldnt buy again at the price but would not knock back if on tap or offered.

Feb 18, 2011
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Intrinsic from Germany

3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think other reviews of this beer have been too generous.

Its a very nice looking beer, a dark copper hue with a creamy head. It definitely looks like it will be tasty.

The smell really dashed my hopes, however, as it has a distinct metallic, earthy nature. I think the fact that its slightly sweet (and oddly sour) means I must be smelling the malt. No hops smell at all. Which is disappointing considering this is supposed to be an American Pale Ale.

The taste follows suit, but isn't quite as disappointing as the smell. It almost tastes like drinking liquid bread. The malty character is strongly opposed by the bitter hop flavour. I definitely wasn't expecting the bitterness since the hops are absent from the nose.

Thankfully the beer feels quite good while drinking it. The carbonation level is just right, and it has a nice balance of oily and dry finish. I dunno. Maybe I'll try it again, but only if someone else is buying.

Feb 12, 2011
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spinrsx from Canada

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear copper colour with a large frothy beige head. There is a low to average amount of carbonation showing and there is some very nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it finally started to go away.

Smell - hops, caramel, biscuits, herbal/floral notes

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a nearly perfect mouth feel, just the right amount of carbonation that leaves the beer feeling creamy and light. The most noticeable flavours are hops, caramel, and pale malts. There are also notes of biscuit, and some pine. The beer finishes with a malt and hop bitter aftertaste.

Drink - A fairly good brew that I'm happy I tried. The type of hop flavour in this beer is not my favourite, but it's still enjoyable. This beer is worth seeking out.

Nov 13, 2010
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flipper2gv from Canada

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Superb nice color. Amber fully translucent. Goof off white foamy head with medium retention and low lacing.

S: Biscuit malts pretty much dominate here with toasted bread. From the sweets there are: brown sugar, maple syrup, slight toffee and molasses. Light herbal/floral hops detected.

T: Again, very malty and the biscuit malts and toasted bread tastes are very much dominating here. Still quite sweet with good brown sugar, maple syrup, honey and the very slight toffee and molasses. Light herbal and floral hops at the end. Again, quite maltier than expected, but no less enjoyable.

M: Quite big for an APA actually. Rare are the times I say that but I would have preferred a lighter body with the same amount of carbonation (medium).

D: Quite easy to drink, but since the body is a bit bigger than most APA, it ranks average here.

Sep 14, 2010
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Ralphus from Canada

3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour of this one is brownish red bordering on amber. The poofy offwhite head sticks around for a while and leaves chunks of lace down the sides of the glass.

The smell is light with biscuits, grain, honey and floral hops.

In the taste there is medium level of malts, lots of grain, honey and the familiar floral hoppiness. It's decent and the levels are right for drinkability, but it's not going to knock your socks off.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and soft. Drinkability is good. This is an easy drinker.

Aug 15, 2010
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Viggo from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle, picked up at Atwater.

Pours a clear dark orange/reddish, pretty neat, medium sized off white head forms and slowly settles down to a thick ring, some lace spots stick.

Smell is interesting, very malty for a pale ale, biscuit and some toast, honey, caramel, a bit bready/crackery, very light citrus, a touch of floral, almost a burnt graininess, interesting.

Taste is similar, all malt, very grainy, bread and biscuits, a bit of honey and caramel sweetness, lightly fruity, a touch of floral and citrus, solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not much of an American pale ale, but a decent beer.

Jul 11, 2010
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ritzkiss from Canada

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged, courtesy of viggo - love trying this signature series but sure wish ones like this had a bottling date on them.

Pours a dark orange caramel, almost amber color with a couple fingers of head that leave sticky chunks of lace on the glass.

This beer has a unique malt profile that I find somewhat similar to their Oktoberfest - husky toasted grains, hints of dark fruits, slightly mineral astingency but still tasty. A grassy, subdued citric hop profile which leaves a sharp bitterness. Hints of smoke, coffee and a slight mustiness in the nose.

Not your typical APA, quite a hefty malt base makes this feel like an amber or even slightly lager-ish like a hopped up alt or oktoberfest. The hop profile is not overly exciting nor complex, but provides a pleasant bitterness. Certainly not their best offering but still worth trying.

Jul 09, 2010
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grub from Canada

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle picked up on a recent trip to montreal. sampled june 11/2010.

pours crystal clear deep orange, nearly red at the widest part of the glass and a nice dark amber toward the edges. a huge fluffy cream coloured head forms, dropping very slowly and leaving a bunch of chunky lace behind as it falls.

aroma is nice. multi-grain bread, biscuit, and cracker. light alcohol. pine and light candied citrus. bit of caramel and honey. i think i detect a bit of lagery twang hiding in the background too.

taste is nice. right around medium bitterness level. lightly toasted whole wheat bread. biscuit. bit of cracker. piney and herbal. caramel and a bit of buttery toffee. light alcohol. definitely a bit of that lager character i caught in the aroma, but more subdued.

mouthfeel is good. just under medium body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. pretty well balanced. i'd have liked a more prominent hoppy character from an APA, but liked it otherwise. i think i'll keep my eye out for another on the chance that this one has been sitting on the shelf a little too long.

Jun 11, 2010
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bobsy from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mondial de le Biere.

Copper pour with a white head that dropped to a film and left some lace spots. Floral hopping mixes with some grapefruit, bread and caramel. Flavour is okay, but a little washed up and tastes more like an Ontario stab at the style than anything. Agains the hops are floral and citrus, but they are very subdued , and the sweet malt body is overly dominant. Mild bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

Not up to the high standards of their other Serie Signature beers. I love them, but I'll give this one a miss.

Jun 08, 2010
Serie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 60 ratings