Serie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale | Les Trois Mousquetaires

Serie Signature - Americaine Pale AleSerie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale
BA SCORE
42.4%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 59 ratings
Serie Signature - Americaine Pale AleSerie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by IronDjinn on 12-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,897
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
59
Liked:
25
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
15.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Mack
1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of Triat00
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of MrKennedy
2.92/5  rDev -20%
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.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of janubio
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
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.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of slowfade
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Molson2000
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Sanmaral
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Haydn-Juby
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.

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Photo of groleau
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mrmanning
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle courtesy of HogtownHarry- Pours deep orange, slightly hazed with a generous white foamy cap. The nose is simple, but enjoyable. Fresh floral hops and bready malts with apple and cookie dough. The taste is decidedly fresh green hops, nice caramel and bready malts balance the floral bitterness. Finishes bitter, with a long lived lingering aftertaste of hops and bread crust. Simple, but well made and enjoyable. Thanks for this one Harry!

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of papat444
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.

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Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Noyt
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of wookievath
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bobsy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Faaphotog
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.

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Photo of ritzkiss
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Serie Signature - Americaine Pale Ale from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 42.4% out of 100 with 59 ratings
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