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Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by papat444 on 09-04-2012

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Photo of Natman
4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
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 ONovoMexicano
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.5 ounce bottle poured into an oversized snifter.

Pillow-like, sudsy foam forms over a cloudy golden body with robust carbonation. The carbonation adds some elegance. The head persists well, remaining a finger thick longer after pouring. Pretty. 5

From the bottle I notice a peachy, coconut-like aroma, something almost akin to sunscreen (in a good sense). Salt is there when I sniff hard enough and the collective aroma reminds me of a fruitier wine. 4

There must be peach added to this brew because it's all over my taste buds. That and a floral middle before the salty, wheaty lingering finish. Coriander is more noticeable here than on most other goses I've had and I appreciate that. Matter of fact, I appreciate all the flavors here. This just tastes delicious. 4.25

This feels like everything a gose should be: salty, dry, lip-puckering, lightly sweet and spiced. The tartness satisfies and the salt and dryness just compel further sipping. 4.5

I already want more and I've hardly finished my current pour. This beer requires an online order or a CO trip and I'd gladly do both. Excellent.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the better gose beers i have ever had, its so bright and herbal, with notes of green tea, sweet lemon balm, coriander seed, lime leaf, and something more floral even, hibiscus or something. its complex but its clean, minimally tart for the style, just very light and drinkable. the salt here is nice too, gives the beer some body and a nice mineral character. with an abv this low too, its one i can drink plenty of, and for what it is, the price isnt bad at all. i am surprised to look and see i havent had any beers from these guys before, i see their stuff around periodically, but have always been turned off by high prices. this one is really really fair. the flavors here are as bright and summery and herbaceous as i have seen in the style, carbonation is fantastic, and the wheat malt base is very flavorful. exceptional example of the style, a nice little twist of being different in here too. i need to find some more!

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to papat444 for sending this out west for our enjoyment.

A: Rustic in its appearance, pours a cloudy golden wheat with 1 finger of white head that fell away to a thin layer of micro bubbles with scattered lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: Bright acidic scents of lemons and ripe pears with background notes of wheat and bread. Hints of pale malts balance out the acidity. Very inviting and fresh.

T: Upfront taste of tartness of underripe fruits and bright lemons. Floral characteristics are present which were not detected on the scent. Finishes with pale malt notes of biscuit and bready yeast which balances the tartness. Very clean, refreshing and exceptionally balanced.

M: Tart dryness mid palate with chaser of creamy malts on the finish offers a freshment without puckering.

O: Sophisticated balance between tart dryness and maltiness. This is extremely refreshing and expertly balanced. I would love it if this was readily available here in BC as I would want to drink this everyday due to its refreshing nature and low ABV. Hopefully we will soon see a BC brewer take on this style as well as more sessionable low ABV varieties.

Thanks again to papat444 for sending it out.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottled: 2013/05; Poured: 2013/07/30

A: Orangey, straw in color pouring to s short white bubbly head that falls quickly to a thin color. No lacing. Hazy with a touch of sediment which is typical of unfiltered/bottle conditioned brew.

S: A big tart nose with lots of sour notes; some lemon and coriander and maybe a touch grassy.

T: Right from the start you’re hit with the tart sourness (like under-ripe fruit) followed closely by a subtle saltiness. Lots of subtle complexity with lemon and coriander. The finish is long and tart.

M: Light body leaving the palate clean; lots of carbonation making me wonder why the lack of head.

O: Very nice balance of tart sourness and saltiness proving to be an example of the style.

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Photo of tbeckett
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Brothers Beer Bistro. From notes.

A - Golden pour with one finger of white head that went fast. Strong carbonation. No lace and a film of retention.

S - Very different. Lemonade. Captures the sweet and sugary but sour very well. Minerally. Very interesting stuff. Some sour fruits too.

T - Salty, but not overly so. Lemonade, lemon candy. Fruity and a bit tart. Complex for the ABV.

M - Strong carbonation, salty and tart finish. Medium body.

O/D - Very interesting beer. Lot's of different flavours and interesting elements going on. Sour, salty, sweet. A good beer that I could drink a fair bit of on a hot day.

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

A: Hazy straw coloured with a sizeable bubbly head that recedes promptly.

S: Cloves, barnyard funk, lemons, grass, dried papaya, sea salt, and honey. Bold aroma with lots of spices and pleasantly sour barnyard funk.

T: Salt, cloves, wheat, lemon juice, and faint pear. This is a tad saltier than most of the gose offerings out there and very flavourful at this ABV with a lot of clove and the barnyard elements shining through.

M: Light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Clean with a dry and crisp finish.

D: This is a very good gose and I’ll be picking up more if I can. The barnyard-like qualities shown through over a nice salty base.

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
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 VbolieuV
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Gotta admit that it was my first Gose ever. I quite liked it so I got it again to write the review.

Really cloudy with a fast disappearing head. Smells sour, quite similar smell as their Berliner Weisse. In the mouth it's really sour, but it's well balanced. But I think I prefer their Berliner Weisse.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle picked up at the local LCBO; bottled Mar 25 2014. This is my first gose review. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a muddy golden-straw colour, opaque with sediment and topped with one finger of bubbly white froth. Alas, it is only fleeting - wilting away over the next couple of minutes, and leaving little in the way of remnants, this is not the most attractive of beers in general. Fortunately, the aroma brings me right back in - very citrusy, with lemon and lime peels, coriander spice, and a funky saltwater note.

Delicious stuff. The acidity hits you instantly; more of the lemon-lime citrus from the aroma, with a mild wheat malt sweetness also detectable. Spicy coriander and salt round things off before a tart finish, with a dry aftertaste. Light-bodied, with restrained carbonation that provides this light beer with a zippy, refreshing mouthfeel. Possibly the most well-balanced sour I've ever had, in that the salt plays as a perfect foil to the acidity - and it doesn't seem to give me heartburn like most of the others, either.

Final Grade: 4.07, an A-. I have not had many sours, and while part of that is due to their typically high price, I also do not really enjoy the taste of a lot of them. Hors Série Gose is one of the few that has been able to break that trend, as the saltiness is the perfect cure for this one's assertively acidic flavour profile. Now I am pumped to try a few more examples of this style - hopefully its growing popularity will encourage other brewers to give this style a shot. Highly recommended.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.5 ounce bottle. Served in a Ritterguts Gose glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with almost a couple inch white head. Head retention is good, but there isn't much lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like salt, wheat/grainy malt, minerals, citrus peel and a bit of coriander. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, but there's a lot of salty, briny minerally character to this brew. It's a more salty/minerally gose. The longer I drink this, the more I'm liking it. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot. If you're looking for more salt/mineral flavors in a gose, then you'll like this one. But if you're looking for more tartness, then you probably won't. I know I'd buy this again! $4.75 a bottle.

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Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trois Mousquetaires Gose is predictably cloudy; not only is the style left unfiltered but such a high percentage of wheat (typically 50-60%) ensures a good amount of protein and hence a thick, turbid complexion despite the rather light, yellow colour. Bubbles are abundant but head not so much; carbonation may seem active but it's evidently not very productive.

There's a reason spices like coriander were historically so expensive and universally sought after: their aromatics are ambrosial and unparalleled. A beer brewed with coriander, therefore, is correspondingly fragrant and boasts a seductively pungent perfume. There also seem to be notes of orange peel and citrus more generally. A drink that smells worthy of kings indeed.

Gose, like Berliner Weiss and for all the same reasons, is one style I'm surprised hasn't yet caught on the world over. It's immensely refreshing - far more so than the standard watered down and cloyingly sweet lager - and generally delivers all this refreshment in a manageable, medium-light frame. The fact that this one is a mere 3.8% alcohol is a bonus.

But seriously, is there any better beer for a hot, sunny summer day? It has zestiness courtesy of the ground coriander seeds as well as tart twang and quenching acidity from the Lactobicilicus. The saline quality is a kicker, the proverbial cherry on top, because, let's face it - the brain is hard-wired to crave salt. Taken with the soft graininess of the wheat, it's delightful.

To my knowledge the folks at Les Trois Mousquetaires are born and bred Quebecois, but they have the technical virtuosity and detailed craftsmanship of the best German brewers. Add Gose to a list that already included Doppelbock, Maibock, Rauchbier, Hopfenweisse, and Oktoberfest and you've got the best German lineup made outside of Germany. Hands down.

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Photo of scott451
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. A cloudy pale apricot with a one finger bubbly head that soon disappeared after an initial burst of carbonation.
Mild briny floral and lemon smells.
Lemons upfront, wheat malts, bready notes. The salt is not really noticeable as a taste, but rather as an effect.
Light body and carbonation.
Overall very good. A good representation of the style. Very refreshing and surprisingly complex for the ABV. Eminently sessionable. Well worth a try. You will immediately want another.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 for a 375ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone in 2mins. Unfiltered and golden good

S- WOW this is nice. Yeasty good with grapefruit galore. Good malt

T- Very good. Sour. No malt tones at all. Hops are there

M- Sour LOL Dry

O- Very good. I like this light dry sour beer. Good for hot summer days.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little light sour beer went well with... Pulled pork sandwiches

Enjoy!

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Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this at Bières & Saveurs in Chambly.

Body is hazy with the color a cross between peach and lemonade. Bit of a sourish wheat aroma. Flavor is of lemons, tart wheat and ripe peaches. Refreshing and quite good. Hope they bottle this sometime soon.

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

Very nice, super easy drinking beer. Aroma is to style, but on the mild side. Actually the rest of beer is like that- to style, but understated. And body is a maybe a hair thin. Very good though, still.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
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 Rutager
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought in Bellingham ...yep, USA. Not the first Canadian beer I've found only down there. WTF?

Pours gold with a faint haze and almost a finger of white head. Sweet grainy wheat, sour, some berries and orchard fruit and a touch of lavender ..I think. Some faint floral perfume anyways.

Interesting taste, mineral saltiness, light savory herbs, a touch of lavender (maybe I'm just weird??), faint berries, Very light sourness just cleans up the finish leaving just a mineral feeling (is that a thing?) coating the mouth and light prickliness from the lowish carbonation.

Very interesting take on the style. Extra points for that. Seems more refined than your average gose ...and might I add that it's pretty fucking cool to be able to say "your average gose" these days.

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Photo of shleepy
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lots of apricot in the smell. A kind of perfumy quality to it.

Color is golden, just slightly murky. Small head.

Mouthfeel a little too flat, but otherwise a good beer. Feels heavier than 3.8%, probably just due to some maltiness.

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Photo of endovelico
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There are no fitter descriptors than balanced and delicate, with nice coriander, herbal, dill and citric notes abound. The palate - the real challenge in gose-brewing - is involving and expertly achieved; The balance between the salinity, acidity, ABV and sourness make this a memorable quencher and really set this one apart. At the tongue the aromatics are restrained but fair and fitting overall.

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Photo of SebD
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice merky gold color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart lemons, coriander, some wheat and a light breadiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has sour lemons upfront, some coriander, wheat malts, bready notes and a touch of salt.

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.

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Photo of spoony
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle to a tulip.

A-A tall (like two-plus finger) white head drops quickly to a thick cap. The cap has pretty good retention. No lacing is left behind. The beer is nearly clear. (I did not pour the dregs from the bottle, which surely would have changed the appearance). It is light orange-golden with just a few bubbles visible in the liquid.

S-The aroma is mildly tart with a bit of wheat-y, lactic funk. I smell some lemon-lime tartness, grains, bread dough, and a bit of salt.

T-The taste, like the smell, is mildly tart with nice citrus acidity. The same dough and grain flavors are present and I can taste a bit more of the coriander that is advertised on the label. Salt is mild, but adds just a bit of brine to the somewhat funky, fruity flavor.

M-The body is medium to full for the style with lower levels of carbonation, but the beer still drinks pretty easy.

O-This is a pretty tasty beer. It manages to pack a fair bit of flavor into a low ABV package without tasting gimmicky or "tarted up." It is more aggressive than classic German gose, but less salty than many popular examples of the style, e.g., Westbrook. I actually like it this way. I could drink a few of these on a summer afternoon without any problem. My only knock would be the price...this guy is a bit spendy to drink in volume.

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Photo of peensteen
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%

Hazed pale blonde colour, ring of white head, no lace. Smell is spicy with notes of lemon and green apple, bit of salt water, sour lemon candy, bit of yeast and wheat. Taste has quite a bit of lemon-lime initially, citrus fruit with a salty-sour mid palate, touch of sweet lemon drops, finishes dry. High-medium spritzy carbonation, light body. Good stuff, a nice easy drinking beer, light and flavourful, quite refreshing.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: colour of mango flesh, with a fine white head that fades to a thin layer after a minute

Aroma: orange, clementine - the sweeter citrus fruits; coriander, very fresh

Taste & Mouthfeel: interesting sour, salty, sweet mash-up, all fighting for attention; lemon, sour green grapes, wheat cracker, and lightly herbal from the coriander; light body and crisp, dry mouthfeel; the lingering tartness has a cleansing feel; it's simple but executed very well, super fresh

Overall: get a sense of purity and cleansing - like this beer is doing something good for you. Certainly doing something good for my tastebuds. Great for summer afternoons

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Photo of kevinlater
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into snifter. production date march 25, 2014, printed on the back label. consumed on july 22, 2014

a: a nice and vibrant apricot hue. under a finger of bubbly, non-foamy head that disappeared hastily

s: coriander and citrus fruits bounce off of each other up front -- lemon and orange. bits of wheat, bananas, peaches, and salt. this aroma hints at sourness too

t: a potent and fun sour presence up front with funk notes and coriander. pilsner malt, lemon, peach, orange, and wheat notes follow, but they're situated in the background as the spice and sourness still tower over at this point. finishes mildly salty. complex and interesting stuff

m: light-bodied, with a prickly carbonation that i feel complements the tartness

o: i was really excited to crack open my first gose ever and it didn't disappoint. the first sip was ridiculously sour, but of course there are many other dimensions to this beer, and they all opened up as i continued to drink it. it's funky, sour, and salty, but it's also light, tasty, and has a fantastic (albeit subdued) fruit profile. give this one a try

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