Trois Pistoles - Unibroue
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Reviews by Kuaff:
4.58/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Cellar temperature and in a snifter.
A very dark, ominously opaque color. A brown that's so murky and thick it appears quite black, honestly. The translucence that there IS betrays flashes of blood ruby. The head was about two-fingers of a festering bone white froth which was gone in no time. A memorable show. Leaves an attractive, soft-looking ring of froth around the surface. I love those evil-lookin' dark-red accents in this one.
Smells of grape juice, raisins, prunes, and other such alluring dark fruits. Maybe an ever-so-subtle hint of brandy and vanilla, too. I think there are also some cloves, ginger, and cinnamon in here. It's a SMOOTH aroma that is very sniffable, and suggests that this ale will be very drinkable as well.
The taste wraps up all the wonderful traits of the aroma in a package and then wraps a ribbon of sweet Belgian yeastiness around the whole thing. A slight bit of warm, cozy roasted earthiness adds the finishing touch... in the finish.
The feel is thick and viscous, but extremely effervescent. I love it when beers are simultaneously languid and lively like this.
A real stand-up example of a Belgian strong dark ale. Mmhmm.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 00:47:14 | More by Kuaff
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