Trois Pistoles - Unibroue
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3/5 rDev -29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Unibroue is always good with presentation, and Trois Pistoles is no exception, with its wicked label and printed foil on the cap. I've never bothered to try this one before, but it sounds enticing. The label claims that it's a "remarkably mellow dark ale with the aroma of ripe fruit and a pleasant aftertaste that lingers like port wine."
A: The bottle perfectly fills my snifter to the rim upon pouring. TP is a rich, espresso brown that lets just a glimmer of light through around the murky edges. A tan three-finger, frothy head sits atop. This brew looks great. It leaves a little lacing as the head falls to a mousse-like cream.
S: Trois pistoles' aroma is delicious. The label did not lie: blending with the spicy clove smells from the Belgian yeast are notes of raspberry, plum, orange, and banana. A delicate Belgian pils malt provides the backing for the fruit and spice, and a hint of chocolate malt lingers in the background.
T: Slightly sweet malts are quickly lost to flavors of pepper. No one spice stands out, but rather, a muddled, musty spice is all that is detectable. The three guns are sweet at first, but a dry and slightly sour finish follows. Overall, the flavor is surprisingly light, with a little caramel, pepper, some fig, and a touch of green apple. The flavors give way to a subtle, warming alcoholic heat. I must admit, the flavor falls well short of the aroma and appearance.
M: High carbonation causes burpage and makes the eyes water.
D: Medium. Nothing exceptional, but very drinkable. The bark was definitely bigger than the bite, as the flavor and mouthfeel missed their mark.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2010 00:15:41 | More by SPThirtyThree
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