Trois Pistoles - Unibroue
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4.22/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
The 12oz. bottle reads "Best Before: 09-18-10". I poured this complex beer into a tulip glass, hoping to make the most of the bouquet. I was listening to some Xiu Xiu at the time of consumption.
A: The thick cream colored head rises quickly on this one, only to crackle and pop away into a smaller, but more compact head. The body of this beer is very dark brown, with red highlights when held up to light. Streams of carbonation are visible on the edge of the glass.
S: Immediately I characterize this beer as having a deep fruity malt smell. Indeed, I can pick out notes of bananas, ripe melon, plums, and maybe a little bubblegum. Obviously, there is a sweet presence here. No hop aroma, which is accurate for the style. There is another aspect of this smell that is worth mentioning, and that is the crispness at first smell, which I have found in every other Unibroue beer. It is almost citrusy.
T: I must say that I found the taste to be a little weak for the style. I expected the flavors to be bolder. However, what was there was amazing and complex. The malts brought all the sweetness, with a mix of fruits and caramel, but that sweetness was countered by a mouth-puckering tartness. Not lambic tart, but something to give the tongue a shock. The alcohol, though 9%, was not too present, lending only its warmth. There is that signature Unibroue flavor that accompanies the Unibroue smell. The aftertaste is like delicious gingerbread, with some spices rearing their ugly (or beautiful) heads. Towards the end of the glass I started tasting some tart cherry flavors in the finish.
M: This beer has an amazing mouthfeel that really makes the beer. It is full-bodied and smooth, but the intense crisp carbonation makes this beer light in the mouth. If you let it sit on the tongue, it will foam up like crazy! It leaves the tongue prickly.
D: Definitely more of a night cap beer. It is not something I would want to drink all night long, but the alcohol is extremely well masked, and the flavors are delicious. This is one beer that is really worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2008 05:26:24 | More by MusicaleMike
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