Hors Série Gose | Les Trois Mousquetaires

Hors Série GoseHors Série Gose
BA SCORE
74%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 181 ratings
Hors Série GoseHors Série Gose
BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by papat444 on 09-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,976
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
181
Liked:
134
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
10.99%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Max8787
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a subtle crisp dried looking orange to yellow color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell started off with a big burst of lemon, lime and citrus rind. The taste, pretty much, copied the smell. It had a light tartness about it along with the sourness as well and had a dry sweet citrus to semi-tart aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a big sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good and low, and got slightly sticky in the feel. Overall, I liked it for me, but don’t necessarily see it as a gose as it was pretty weak on the "salt" flavor.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- This one pours an orange color with golden hues and some honey tinge....it is very much yeast hazed and only semi-translucent. The head starts out about one finger in thickness but quickly retreats to a smallish ring around the glass. Carbonation appears to be lumbering up to the top of the liquid and the lacing is pretty weak as well....interesting to say the least.

S- Apple/lime zest, with sweet caramel malt yet floral, spicy almost like a farmhouse ale, but more aromatic.....yeasty and tart is probably the best way to explain this one.

T- This is most refreshing with huge tartness, but I wouldn't call it sour. Plenty of sour notes coming from citrus rind, unsweetened lemonade or of a properly made margarita....somewhat salty to go with the citrus. There are hints of yeasty spice.....its very clean and palate cleansing.

M/O- Light bodied and the carbonation provides a crisp, clean profile. The more I have of this, the more I like it and find it highly drinkable. This would be excellent with something oily, spicy or sticky sweet, as it would cut through almost anything. I recommend it and think it makes a very nice example of the style!

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Photo of nightgardener
2.82/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Exeggutor
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Golden colour, small head that fades soon leaving some lace. Aroma of lemon, salt, fruits, hints of coriander. Light body, good carbonation. Taste is sour, lemon salt, fruits. Not for all palates.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful golden yellow, clear with a slight white head, lots of lacing.

S - Apple flesh, skin, slight brine, hint of grain.

T - Delivers, with bright fruit, slight hit of salt, and mild bready malt. Tasty.

M - Brisk, clean, with a bit of residual drying from the salt.

O - I like Goses, and this is a very well made one. The nose is surprisingly welcoming, the flavors clean. The feels is a bit harsh, but it is a minor quibble.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle - whew, this summer of sour beers is really starting to take its toll on me!

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of microbe colony lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of lemon/lime zest, grainy wheat malt, damp saltine crackers, coriander and white pepper spice, and a small hint of earthy and floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and slightly doughy pale malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, mixed citrus rind, sour cream, raw sea salt, muddled earthy spice (coriander, I suppose), and more herbal, leafy, and gently floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its thorough, palate-engaging frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and actually fairly smooth, maybe just the saltiness feeling a touch weird and out of place at this juncture. It finishes off-dry, the fruity and malt essences tangling with the lingering spiced and salty notes.

Overall, this is a pleasant enough version of the style, with the adjuncts coming together to provide a solid, refreshing summertime brew. Nothing dominates, and balance is achieved, which is no small thing in today's take no tastebud prisoner world.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonCorbett
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy deep yellow. Tops up with a generous foam of head; a fast dissipation leaving no real lace or surface foam.

Aromatics: lemony-orange candy that has a bit of cough drop mixed in; tangerine citrus sweet and tart florals at the same time with some nods at the saltiness and just a hint of some spice (coriander-like)

Taste: Lightly salted lemon wedge that has been mixed into a lightly carbonated soda water with fresh wheat that keeps the sourness in check really nicely. Tapers off into a flat and non-descript zingy flavour - closest think I can relate it to would be tangerine rind without the bitter peel flavour in it. And just as quickly as the flavours hit they disappear cleanly without no real aftertaste.

Mouth: Can hold it’s own as a middleweight, carbonation is not really visible but it’s there giving it a great crisp snap with plenty of tongue tingle before it departs. There is a really tangy and tartness that doesn’t quite approach sour, and it has a fairly abrupt finish with not much left to linger on the palate.

Overall: This is my second Gose, I have a couple more in the fridge I plan to get to this week so I can have a good overall view of the style, but this one I liked quite a bit. It is a great drinking beer, I loved the crispness and the light saltiness was well integrated. And I feel with this one the salt character is not the focal point as much as the slight sour tartness is, which makes it that much more enjoyable for me because I love sours, and this one does a really decent job.

Pairing: I think this one has enough tang and carbonation that a nice seafood offering would be a good way to go - seared ahi tuna with a good spice-mix crust on it - a good sea salt or pink salt blended with dried chilis, dill, basil, garlic and onion powder, and a thee corn blended pepper. Or try a nice seafood ravioli (or spaghetti with crab/seafood as your protein) smother in a creamy Italian white sauce - a creamy carbonara or alfredo style sauce would be perfect.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is tropical fruit, sour fruit and a hint of lime/salt. The flavor is wheat, lime/citrus, spices, slightly grainy and an earthy/mildly tart finish.

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Photo of Natman
4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ok, I am not the best reviewer cuz I'm not that familiar with all the terminology. So please, let my limited experience speak for itself.
I traveled to Goslar Germany for work in November 2012. While there, I throroughly enjoyed every beer I could but the one which stood out head & shoulders was the Gose. One of the main reasons for this is I had never tried sour beer before and my colleagues only told me: "Ya, try that one, it's special". When I got back home, I made it my mission to look up Gose and I was so disappointed to find that it's rare as hen's teeth.

Since then I have found exactly 5 microbreweries who have tried their hand at a Gose, and most fail miserably compared to what I tasted in Germany. This one is by far the closest and my favorite. Even more interesting is that it's made not far from me. However, being a limited release means it's still hard to locate but they seem to make it about every other year. I absolutely love this stuff and could drink it every day (though other varieties would call to me). I don't know if this kind of "review" helps, but to my taste buds, this is easily 95% of what I had in Goslar. It should be citrusy, but not really identifiable as any in particular (leans toward lemon vs. grapefruit, lime) and there should be no vinegary taste. The salt stays in the background and coriander almost undetectable. I don't know what else to add here except kudos to Trois Mouquetaires -they pretty much nailed it!

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a straw yellow to slightly golden color. a finger plus a white head forms and fades away pretty quickly. strong clarity and brightness to it. Shows a bit of effervescence as well.

Smell: musty wheat, lemon juice, coriander. small amount of saltiness.

Taste: opens up with some tartness, some lemon juice and a faint green apple skin, just a small twang of pleasant acidity. a little bit of sweet and musty wheat comes through. lots of coriander. more subtle but still fully there amount of salt. a bit of black pepper near the end.

Mouthfeel: light crisp and refreshing. good balance on the tartness and acidity. super drinkable and light yet full of flavor.

Overall: a solid gose. no big in your face flavors but nicely balanced and subtle yet complex. maybe a bit to much coriander for some

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Photo of paresis
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LanceH
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dougbreathe
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 74% out of 100 with 181 ratings
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