Les Trois Mousquetaires S.S. Rauchbier

Formerly brewed at LTM - Les Trois Mousquetaires
Style: Smoked
Brossard, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Voil! A beer from chilly Quebec inspired by the "rauchbier" you find in Bamberg, Germany a dark beer made partly from smoked malt, aged slowly at low temperatures, and put in the bottle unfiltered, with a fine yeast sediment. All for one!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9909) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2009
pours dark brown, off-white head. aroma is loaded with Bamberg style malts, hints of chocolate that seemed for upfront as the beer warmed up. flavor, light roast and smoke, hints of bitter chocolate and toffee. Contrary to the aroma, the chocolate was more present. Finish is similar, chocolate and light smoke. Well crafted and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2010
Very good beige head over opaque dark-brown beer with red reflections. Smoked (ham)nose with chocolate, felt, and shrimp-like aroma (like a fresh stock made of shells); charcoal. Smoked ham, chocolate, open woodfire and a (serious) point of saltiness - perfectly off-setting the chocolatey malts. Very carbonated, medium bodied, slick, seeming heavier than its 5% ABV would warrant. Only the finish is slightly watery. Very nice, convincing Rauchbier . Grand merci Dany!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This idiosyncratic Rauchbier thrills with its chocolatey, smokey lengths which carry along beechwood dryness, fruity angles and whispering greenery. Neither a Rauchbock, nor a Rauchschwarzbier, and not your typical smoked lager either, this is purity, personality and drinkability rolled into one.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Bobbing foam settles on top of the brownish blackness.
-Bready sustenance almost becomes caramelly underneath the rauchmalt.
-A green, herbal touch plays around, but it is hard to tell if it is from hops or Frontenac malt -if there is any in here.
-The big bubbles are quite peaceful and the body very healthy, making for a very agreeable mouthfeel.
-The colour would make you expect more roast character, but there is barely any.
-There is a lot of flavor in here, yet the entire experience is never intense.
-A few more 750s of this and I might very well consider this world-class. Looking forward to "testing" it again and again...


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle. Dry chocolate ashtray malt and stale coffee grounds in the nose. Smoked malt shows up more as it warms but doesnt redeem the awful malt in this beer. Burnt and smoked nut shells and a mild plastic note join the old coffee grounds and ashtray. It turns slightly sweet (bacon/maple) in the finish but is killed by a watery and thin body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8819) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2011
pours copper, slight haze, with a creamy off-white head. malty and smoked, of course! smoke is present but it really allows other esters to show. good malty profile, caramel and roasted malts, average carbonation. another great offering from LTM. all for one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2010 [2334-20090726] 750mL bottle. Smoky cigarette ashes and roasted grain wood aroma. Black body with a long-lasting foamy light tan head. Roasted smoke flavour has a long lingering roasty aftertaste. Full body. Roasty and smoky and a nice blend of everything. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o manuchampions, w/ him, jerc)

[2778B-20100219] Bottle. Smoky wooden cask aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy light brown head. Roasted wooden peat continues in the flavour. Full body. Smoky, pretty good. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2011
750ml BoTTle @ The Beer Kitchen .. . Pours a dark plum, head is medium size, lacing is quite good too .. . raisins, plum, molasses and a touch of smoke .. . very smooth, gets better as it warms .. . hi, my name is josh and strawberry kiwi ruined my life...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7940) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2009
750, corked and baled. thanks, dany! pours nearly black with a dense, creamy tan head, lots of bubbles. big coffee and beef jerky nose. creamy medium body with beautiful light carb. some lightly tart acidity, lots of coffee, roast, and bacon on the mid. long tangy bacon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye or blutt59... Pours with a dark brown body and a large tan head. Aroma of chocolate and smoke. Taste is beef, jerky, chocolate and smoke. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7594) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, husks), with light notes of smoke and charred wood. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Rather dull, with some rough edges (poor malt character, unpleasant twang and aftertaste).

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