Hors Série Gose | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BEER INFO

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

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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Ratings:
181
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, grain, fruit, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has an interesting slight sour flavors.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
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 Knapp85
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of salt with light tart wheat malt notes Taste is a mix between some salt notes with light tart wheat notes and some light coriander notes. Body is quite full considering the low ABV with good carbonation. Quite refreshing though maybe a tad too salty for my taste buds.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Deep orange body with a good lemon hue. Unfiltered presence with just a nice amount of carbonation, not much, but with pin head sized bubbles cascading evenly. A nice thin but foamy rich two finger even eggshell white head produced, and settles to a simple but good 4 millimeter collar and puck. No lacing. Pretty decent looking.

Really nice fruity tones for the bouquet on this. Hints of apricot and pear interestingly, and a bit of brine like quality. Very herbal smelling perhaps some of that corriander that my nose doesn't always grab as easy is being picked up. Real nice wheat chewy quality, just a hint of bakery goodness. Excellent aroma.

Palate sort of washes a bit neutral. Soda and radler like finish but without the sweetness. Malt and chewy density sort of left behind but washes clean with a good hint of salt character. Hints of green herbs and spice, even a bit of hop herbality manages to pop out. Heavily mineral though and almost tonic and spritzy in taste and character though. Aftertaste does however manage to bring in some bakery qualities, but it also explodes into orange and lemon citrus qualities too.

It's a real interesting beer, but it comes off just surprisingly too fruity for my tastes, and also has a radler quality to it. It is however a very good beer, but not usually what I look for in this style. I would however recommend this though for fans of the style to give it a go.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
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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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of ShanePB
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Derek
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
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 fredmugs
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Hors Série Gose from Les Trois Mousquetaires
3.79 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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