Trois Pistoles - Unibroue
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4.83/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a moment I've been waiting for, Trois Pistoles.
Appearance: A dark undercurrent with thick one finger head that dies into lively carbonation. Very wispy, almost non-existent lacing.
Smell: dark, light sweet cherry. Kind of a spicy wood hint, like lightly toasted fruit (sour apple or crab apple) smoke. Lighly boozy, not strong. Very, very pleasant smells all around. Hops are slight if at all, undetectable to my unrefined palate. As it warms, it gives off coca-cola notes.
Taste: Unreal. This is the perfect balance that I feel that Ommegang Three Philosophers is missing. Where 3P is strong and fruity, this is much more subtle, like the difference between using a brad nailer and a full-on pnuematic hardwood floor nailer to apply a small trim piece. Vanilla oak-cask flavors wisper up on the finish. The carbonation and alcohol content gives this a hint of spicy notes, but nothing overpowering. After a few swigs it is very warming in the chest.
Mouthfeel: If you swish it around, it generates a huge frothy feel that is very fruity and filling. If you do not swish, it almost has a dry finish that dissipates slowly. Carbonation was apparent at pour, and alcohol is present, spicy yet mild. finish has sweet oak char and vanilla with dominant cherry notes.
Drinkability: even though it's strong in ABV, I discern that this is yet another brew that could sneak up on the unwitting. Smooth and rather potent, I would not recommend a lot of it. But it is extremely driknkable.
Overall, this is among my favorite beers ever.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2010 00:46:13 | More by Scrapss
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