Série Signature - Hopfenweisse
Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #50
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,977
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.69%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
87
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Les Trois Mousquetaires
 
Quebec, Canada
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Série Signature - HopfenweisseSérie Signature - Hopfenweisse
Notes: Wheat ale mixing the flavors of Germany's weizen and America's typical hops.

56 IBU
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 87 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of TheHammer
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured with two fingers of head that coated the glass with lace and stay around at half a pinky length at the bitter end. The body is a clear gold with ample signs of carbonation which really is the only knock for it as Hefeweizen is supposed to be cloudy and this is anything but. That said given it seems to market itself as a wheat beer, not a Weizen (perhaps because my french is so poor) I'm going to give it a pass here and say perfect score.

Smell: It certainly needs warming for it to come out of it's shell, but once it does you are treated to mango and papaya with a citrus hop backing. Warming is overwhelmingly needed though, as it's completely absent straight out of the fridge.

Taste: Tropical fruit in beer form as we start with a heavy presence of banana which then gets taken over by pineapple, papaya and guava notes before the slightly overassertive citrus hops bring us to a close with a grapefruit and pine presence.

Mouthfeel: The hops linger in the aftertaste, which is something I don't enjoy, especially with a beer that has such a pleasant fruitiness at the start. Thankfully it avoids the oily cling that over hopping often brings. Transitioning is good albiet up until the end where the handoff from the guava note takes off like a HoF running back. Carbonation is exceptionally well done.

Drinkability: This beer is is light bodied and the only thing holding it back is the hop presence being just a little bit too aggressive here. It settles down masterfully and easy to drink and desirable.

Final Thoughts: I'm curious as to what Les Trois Mousquetaires normal Hefe tastes like now, because this struck me as a masterpiece sadly defaced by a hop graffiti tag. Still brilliant and beautiful, but an air of lamentation surrounds it. Certainly worth a try, and has me looking forward to the Kellerbier of their's I have in the fridge. Thumbs Up.

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Photo of Organdrew
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 750ml bottle from local grocery store in Montreal, Canada for 7$. Poured into a flute glass at fridge temp. Bottled date 30/08/2017 consumed 08/12/2017

Appearance: A layer of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. They say this is a beautiful looking drink, I agree. It pours a semi-cloudy but transparent golden wheat liquid with lots of frothy head and carbonation that never really leaves. The head recedes to leave bubbles and thick lacing on the glass that stay.

Smell: Fruity, sweet, citrus. Smells like fruit market. Papaya, mango, pineapple, banana, lemon. Wheat/straw.

Taste: Mango, orange. Sweetness on the start, some tang and tart in the middle, and some bitterness on the finish, ends mostly dry with bitterness that stays. Noticeable hops. Some malts that peak in here and there which offsets the hop bitterness. Perhaps some yeast tones. Not too spicy, but a bit. Maybe some clove. I had to search for the banana, but it's there.

Mouthfeel: Thick and juicy. Moderate-bodied. Smooth. Big contrast to a thin lager. Thickness hides the carbonation, which is still mildly apparent.

Overall: I really enjoyed it. It's like a juicy beer. Sweet and easy to drink, it goes down easy with only the bitterness reminding you to slow your drinking. Maybe a bit too "juice-like" for a perfect beer experience for me, but it does well and I'm impressed. It looks nice, it's fun to drink, has a nice flavor, enough complexity, has a noticeable hop bitterness, some sweetness. I would drink again.

This is probably in my top three LTM beers to date, an I've tried six so far.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, caged and corked bottle - I always love seeing new stuff from these guys show up in Alberta! On the other hand (the one that isn't chafed right now), Dieu du ciel! (#sorrynotsorry) - how are you supposed to easily open this fucking thing?!!!!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and chunky eggshell white head, which leaves some random streaky and sudsy lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready and doughy wheat malt, a mixed tropical fruitiness, subtle domestic citrus rind, further banana/lemon hefe notes, some laid-back earthy yeastiness, mild earthy black pepper and clove spice, and a tame leafy, herbal, and weedy green hop bitterness. The taste is more candy-like exotic fruit (papaya, pineapple, and kiwi), breakfast cereal wheatiness, some orange/red grapefruit/lemon citrus pith, banana pudding, laid-back yeast, fading muddled spice, and more herbal, weedy, and grassy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-propping frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, as the hops' fruity nature engenders more of a creamy effect, rather than anything cloying or astringent. It finishes well off-dry, the base malt and fruity hops contending with only a mild lingering bitter essence.

Overall, this is a very impressive and pleasant to drink version of the style, with the Yankee hops damned-near taking over the hefeweizen's more delicate sensibilities. At any rate, worthy of checking out, especially if you are a fan of either of the types of beer represented here - just find some pliers beforehand.

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice straw color with an immense head and good carbonation. Nice hoppy smell, you can smell the wheat too and some spices. Really complex taste, you get the floral hops taste first, followed with the wheat taste then the banamas taste from the hefeweizen. Long and fruity finish.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL caged & corked bottle from the LCBO; bottled Jan 14 2015 and served slightly chilled. One of several LTM brews I've picked up over the past six months, though I plan to cellar most of the others.

Pours a cloudy golden-yellow colour, capped off with two inches of fluffy, eggshell white head that displays excellent retention. It takes nearly ten minutes in total to seep away, caking the glass with multiple rings of sticky lace while it slowly shrinks away, leaving behind a foamy cap and generously frothy collar. Very appealing visually, with a nose to match - tropical fruits such as papaya and passionfruit are easily detectable, with banana and lemony-orange citrus notes featured even more strongly. Wheaty malt sweetness provides a neutral backdrop, with a few herbal, yeasty notes and a touch of clove spiciness. Fresh, spicy and a bit floral; you can't sniff this one and NOT want to take a sip.

This one's fresh, zesty flavours pick things up right where the aroma left off. Grainy barley and bready wheat malt sweetness provide a suitable canvas - but it is the parade of North American hop flavours which follow that will have you savouring each sip, and craving the next. Mandarin orange, lemon zest and grapefruit rinds are all present and accounted for, with notes of bubblegum and banana leading into flavours of papaya, mango and pine resin. It finishes with an herbal, mildly spicy bitterness that becomes increasingly pithy and astringent into the aftertaste. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation levels and a relatively soft, creamy feel on the palate. This is just an awesome beer that is rubbing me in all of the right spots.

Final Grade: 4.43, an impressive A grade. Hopfenweisse is a near-flawless fusion of a classic German-style wheat beer with a New World IPA. While that basic blueprint is no longer a new one, I'd have to say that LTM's interpretation is quite possibly my favourite 'hopfenweisse' to date - in addition to being totally delicious, this one is beautifully balanced and would make an ideal summer patio refresher. The price point is also quite reasonable by Ontario standards - if I could find more of this locally, I'd definitely be picking up another bottle or two. A must-try beer from one of Quebec's finest, and a great way to celebrate my 900th BA review.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml cork and cage bottle served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Purchased from local LCBO for $7.10 CDN. Produced January 14, 2015

Appearance - Hazy vibrant orange colored beer is poured with a tremendous white two and a half finger head. Phenomenal head retention and a collar of sticky lacing is left behind. Too hazy to make out the carbonation, but not completely opaque.

Smell - Leafy and herbal hop aroma dominates, small amount of caramel and banana sweetness but the hops are more prevalent. Mandarin orange and banana mixture is the closest i can come to deciphering the aroma.

Taste - Banana, mandarin orange and then some papaya like flavor comes in before turning to the leafy and herbal side of things. Raw herbalness of the beer is also unique sort of a bitter flavor mashed up with an assortment of herbs. Certainly interesting and worth a shot, but slightly medicinal for my tastes.

Mouthfeel - Very thick and chewy, feels like nearly the viscosity of a blended banana. Extremely soft carbonation gives a lighter feel, but the thickness is still striking, given the otherwise velvety texture of the beer.

Overall - Definitely a unique taste on a hopfenweiss, the hops and bitter herbal aspects show up in full force, but at the same time the softness of the carbonation and the velvet in the mouth can only be a hefeweizen. If the chewiness of this wasn't so pronounced I think I would enjoy this more as it's a bit of a chore to drink an entire bottle. Still worth a shot and not a terrible value buy either.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Veiled golden color with some powerful activity. Foamy, almost creamy, white 2 finger head lasting around 10 minutes with some strong legs.

Aromas and flavors of citrus, fruits, grains, floral and herbal spices. Well intensified taste of sweet orange, banana, mango and having a pleasant lemony and grainy sharpness with a rich floral hops feel and saaz spiciness.

Slick medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced finish ending with sensations of smoky orange peel or clove and a slightly grassy feel.

Overall : Great craft with delicious complex flavors, well balanced and intensified with a crisp freshness. The only drawback is it feels more like an IPA than a hefeweizen...but not really a flaw.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around $8.00 or so for a 750ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a 2" high white head that films out in around 2mins. Nice dark gold color and unfiltered

S- Oodles of hops here. Has that Weiss scent. A touch sour

T- Touch sour but enjoyable. Bit of bitterness but nothing overwhelming. Enjoyable blend

M- Dry and creamy. Aftertaste gets a bit bitter which is why it lost a bit on this score.

O- Nice overall blend. Enjoyable and refreshing

Food Pairing

This pretty good little brew went well with...... Grilled cheese sandwiches with onion and tomato

Enjoy

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Photo of jlindros
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud not much of a thanks, but something from the brewer, or more like thankt he brewer for giving Dean tons of beer, but nothing to us, then us lugging this crap back for Dean, so he decided to give us one of them.

Pours a nice fizzy head that hits apart 2 fingers, fluffy even, fades slowly with nice lacing too, very hazy golden banana color.

Nose brings great musty dank resinous hops, floral, citrus rind and pith, light tropical fruits, green papaya mango like fruits, little floral grassy hop too, with faint grainy wheat and grassy malts, nice fluffy malt thing

Taste brings lots more hops, the Mandarina comes through nicely, citrus with tropical notes, green papaya and little mango with nice citrus and pink grapefruit, even grassy floral hops, juicy tropical notes with mild dank resin. In the middle is a mild fluffy wheat, not a ton, light esters and banana too. Finish adds more bitterness, dry and creamy fluffy malt, little sticky, lingering bitter grassy floral hops, touch spicy, nice tropical notes and mild citrus lingering. Big bitterness on the finish. Almost astringent.

Mouth is med bod, nice creamy and fluffy feel, nice carb.

Overall very enjoyable beer, great hops, nice wheat, good esters and banana like characters, great tropical fruits, etc, very enjoyable... but not really a true hopfenweisse as its so much American hop forward that it overpowers the weisse portion of the beer. If it was an apa it would be amazing, although still very good.

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Photo of rudzud
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Dean for hooking us up with this beer for crossing the border with a case of Mousquetaires from the head brewer, seeing how the head brewer didn't hook us up...thanks

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a Very nice hazy golden straw hue with a big fluffy two finger white head that fades to leave sudsy lacing and a nice blanket.

S - Aromas of floral grass, greener tropical papaya and mango, the fragrant American hops do overpower the hefeweizen notes, though, it's still a super pleasant aroma. Light wheat.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Very nice American hop profile with good grass and tropical notes. The hefeweizen notes are a bit overpowered with the wheat being really subtle. The finish is nicely bitter, really fluffy. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, clean, refreshing.

O - Overall this beer was really tasty, awesome Nose and flavour. Now...this drinks much more like an APA than a hefeweizen which isn't a bad thing just different. As an aside, I don't understand why more brewers don't make hop heavy beers with a hefeweizen yeast strain...even if you drown out the hefe flavours and nose that yeast adds a wonderful fluffy aspect to the beer. Seriously, it needs to be done more (ala Cheval Blanc's Gros Bonheur).

Serving type: Bottle

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle. Weizen glass. Tropical fruit intense aromas fly at the moment cap is removed. Bright gold color, clear appearance. White froth, close & lasting crown. Some lacing is left on sides. Heavy hoppiness, citric, resins & intense herbal to the nose as well as honey hues rounded by subtle banana peel notes & underlying bread. Crispy upfront is swept out by citric & piney notes. Light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Bready texture & fresh mouthfeel. Fruity –some mango hints- flavor, dried touch & bitterness arise in the middle lingering into a long sweet finish. Nice hues of green wood on a dried aftertaste. Gentle lightness & texture as a Weizen but dried & hopped as an AIPA!!

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden in color and just a bit cloudy. One finger of creamy white head. Retention was moderate as was lacing.

S: I get a bit of the typical wiesse smell (Clove, a touch of bannana) blended nicely with some american hops that lean towards citrus. A bit of alcohol if you really search for it too.

T: A bit of sweet malt come through forming the body. This is counter balanced by a nice hop profile. A bit tropical but the hops seem somewhat faded, which is probably a result of it sitting too long in my fridge. It probably would have been much hoppier fresh but it had some nice tropical almost pineapple notes along with the typical grapefruit taste of west coast american hops. I also get some nice clove, bread and a bit of spice from the yeast.

M: Perfect for a refreshing beer. High carbonation but it really makes for a refreshing beer.

O: Really good beer but probably would have been much nicer fresh. I would highly consider buying it again.

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Photo of SebD
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice hazy orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of wheat malts, citrus, floral hops and some grassy notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some wheat, citrus (orange & lemon) floral/grassy hops and faint spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of TerryW
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An interesting beer. Flavourful and well balanced.

Looks good, hazy honey gold under a decent frothy, soapy white head. Leaves substantial lace most of the way down. Handsome.

Aroma is subdued, but fruity. Citrus and passion fruit. Sweet and malty. Wheat and yeast. Lots of things happening here, very appetizing.

Big fruity, hoppy mouthful. Noticeable sweetness from malts. Citrus hops and bitter finish. Very different front to back. Again. lots of interesting things happening.

Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice American-style twist to an established beer standard. As hefeweizen aren't a flavour I choose regularly, this beer is much more up my alley than many! Dated 01/04/2013 (April? Jan?) and have no doubt the hops would have been even more impressive if opened sooner.

Pours a hazy dark golden colour, with much of the sediment coming out with the last inch of beer. Despite a lack of "pop" when the cork opened, still a good amount of carbonation in the bottle with a large, open-bubbled white head. Aroma is wheat-forward, with a hint of "west coast" style citrus in the background. Imagine this would have been more pronounced when the beer was fresh. Complex flavour has depth as well as a well balanced mixture of sweet and bitter. Has a nice malt and wheat backbone for an initial sweetness with the tropical fruit notes of Summit and Cascade (as listed on the bottle - as personally all I can distinguish is the more pleasing "American" versus "German").

Enough traditional wheat and yeast flavours, including the expected banana, orange peel and coriander, to appeal to hefe fans plus the added bonus of west-coast style hops for someone like me. Expensive, but a beer I'd recommend!

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Photo of bylerteck
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes.

A - Poured cloudy and dark golden with a one finger white head and good carbonation. Minimal lace and a film of retention.

S - Oranges, yeast, sweet fruits, grassy and zesty hops.

T - Sweet spice, zesty hop notes, orange and lemon.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, and a creaminess. Dry finish.

O/D - A nice beer. Needed a stronger hop profile for the name and quasi-style. Hop presence was decent though, and complimented the hefe well. Drinkable for sure.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow, little bit of orange, dense looking, nearly opaque. Big head off the pour, but kind of bubbly and light looking, not the chunky head I'd like.

Mostly banana on the nose, maybe a touch of lemon.

Banana and lemon mingle throughout. Strong malt backbone, good rustic wheat. A little hot, oddly, in the finish.

This is a straightforward hefe. Hops are certainly there, but they don't punch you in the head. It's mostly about the banana and wheat. Not a bad thing, but not sure if it's on target for the style.

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Photo of biegaman
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hopfenweisse is coloured like an over-ripe banana. Cloudiness sets in no matter how careful one is not to shake up the bottle. Likewise, head will generate in generous amounts regardless of the angle the beer's poured at; the stuff bubbles up like a vinegar and baking soda volcano experiment from elementary school. This is a true Weissbier, people!

I think perhaps the best thing to ever come of globalization is when German yeast met American hops. In a bout of Ali vs. Frazier proportions, banana, bubblegum and vanilla clash with citrus, pine and tropical fruits. For a beer geek, this is the fight of the century.

The flavour is terrifically interesting but also approachable: jammy marmalade, banana bread baked with clove, flower petals, touches of apple and pear and fresh-squeezed citrus (lemon, grapefruit). This is considerably broad-shouldered for a wheat beer but maintains an airy rose garden-like air and hay-like graininess that warmly greets you like an old friend.

The savory-spices maintain a firm handshake even throughout the aftertaste, although the more ethereal florals manage to make just as strong an impression. Candied citrus notes linger in a lemon curd background, melding nicely into the faint caramelly notes of the malt.

Young Quebecois children watch out - there's a new lemonade and bake stand in town. Montreal Botanical Gardens take note as well - be ready to give Hopfenweisse its own exhibit. Hopfenweisse from Les Trois Mousquetaires covers all possible bases - in it one readily finds grainy, spicy, savory, sweet, citric, floral, fruity, bitter, and earthy elements.

Hopfenweisse could probably sell for twice the price given not only how good and unique it is but also the fact that it ostensibly serves as two beers at once (a hoppy pale ale and a refreshing weissbier). Whether you're a seasoned beer geek or an enthusiastic beginner, Les Trois Mousquetaires Hopfenweisse is a hugely engaging, satisfying ale.

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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from Veux-Tu. About 5 months old in a one-year expiry date. Very drinkable, not as good as Schneider Weisse but still very enjoyable summer beer. Lasting head, slightly hoppy aroma. A mineral character. Cloves and other spices. Carbonation right there.

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Photo of decimator
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a weizen glass. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a cloudy pale gold with a 5cm bubbly head. Head slowly reduced to a decent layer of surface bubbles. Decent lacing.

S - Bananas, grapefruit, spices, some bread, some grass. Definitely smells like a wheat beer with extra hops thrown in.

T - Sweet bread, bananas, some citrus, some spice and plenty of hop bitterness throughout. The bitterness is a bit harsh at times but there's a pleasant bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

M - Medium carbonation, medium-heavy body, creamy, a hint of graininess, dry-ish finish.

O - Decent beer.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pumped this made it into the seasonal release at our local LCBO...

A - Pours a hazy pale golden colour, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Sweet coves, honey, musty wheat, grassy hops and a hint of sweet iced tea.

T - Hints of citrus rind come through alongside a sweet clove flavour and musty wheat. Bread crusts and toasted crackers linger with a sour citrus rind.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty hefe, superbly priced and well worth picking up. I'll be grabbing a few more to enjoy in the sun.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, banana, spicy cloves and phenols. Quite tempting.
Doughy wheat as a flavour too, along with soft booze, spicy hops, and herbal notes. Some sweet malt too.
Could use a bit more carbonation.

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Photo of ludachris
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Les Trois Mousquetaires has slowly become one of my favorite breweries out of Quebec with their beautifully rendered, hoppy ales and incredibly clean and rounded lagers. The Brooklyner Schneider Hopfenweisse is one of my favorite wheat beers I've had to date so I'm very excited to get into this bottle.

Its rich honey amber body is darker than many wheat beers I've come across. A finger and a half of creamy, dense white head boasts some staying power and leaves generous sheets of lace as it recedes.

The hop profile of their Kellerbier is the first thing I think of. Whether or not they use the same type of hops in both, I'm an instant fan of the nose. The pronounced notes of ripe mango and papaya remind me why I love American style hops so much but more importantly blend very nicely with the creamy phenolic and herbal character that comes from the wheat. Undertones of lavender and potpourrie are readily detectable but the tropical fruit character rests on top. I like its complexity and I love how well everything fits together.

The creamy, sweet, and fruity beginning is almost immediately cut through by a leafy, dry, and herbal bitterness. It took me a bit off guard at first but I also didn't realize that this sports an IBU count of 56. The bitter character lingers well past the finish but isn't off putting or overly pronounced. Notes of mango and papaya make up the sweet underbelly of this beer, which spicy phenols and a herbaceous hop character are placed over.

The highlight of the mouthfeel is how the creaminess of the body helps to give weight and depth to fruitiness of the hops. Its medium body and rich texture makes me want to sit down and slowly enjoy this wheat beer rather than quaff it on a hot summer's day.

This is another winner coming out of LTM in my books. The fruity character from the American style hops fit perfectly with the unique aroma and flavour profile of the wheat malt. I don't think they needed to use a super alpha acid hop such as Summit as the only hop throughout the boil to achieve the American style wheat beer profile they were going for but I enjoyed it nonetheless. As a side note, I'd like to say how brilliant it is to have all of the specs of the beer on the back label of the bottle. For a beer nerd such as me, it helps me appreciate the beer a bit more. This is something I'd definitely pick up again.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Hoppypocket for this one! Bottled on 06/12

A - Cloudy medium yellow, almost orange in the centre. Thin layer of white head.

S - Big clove, banana and yeast esters aromas up front giving way to some sweet bready matls and lighter citrus notes.

T - Big Belgian yeast flavours up front with banana and cloves. Mid-palate adds some herbal notes and a substantial bready malt profile that adds some cereal sweetness and lighter citrus notes. The finish adds a warming alcohol kick.

M - Medium body with a nice chew. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 7$

Appearance – Slightly hazy gold/amber colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5-6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, citrus zest, grassy hops, coriander/cloves

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with light citrus and coriander/cloves. There is also some dry woody and yeasty notes mixed grassy hops. It ends with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – Another great beer from this brewer. It has enough flavours to keep it interesting throughout the glass, and the price is reasonable. I'd like a touch more fruit flavour if I could change anything.

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Série Signature - Hopfenweisse from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 87 ratings