Trois Pistoles - Unibroue
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
4.8/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow! Super dark in color on the pour. Some ambient light shines through while it sits on the table, leaving it the color of... hmmm.. Dark, dark grapes perhaps, a really great color I've never noticed while reviewing a brew before. A dark, purplish brown. A very tan colored head made of exuberant bubbles builds briefly then fades to a thin ring around the tulip glass, letting me look into the gently but constantly bubbling depths of Trois Pistoles. After a while head is nonexistant, the strings of bubbles unable to keep it up, and lacing down to none at all.
This was the first I've tried of Unibroue and I really wasn't sure what I was getting myself into, only that I had to try something of theirs before the wait killed me. Wow! Lots and lots of scent here! Like nothing I've ever scented before. Sour grapes, kiwi fruit... Rum, fermenting sourness, raisins. Really intriguing!
Lots more sour-sweet flavors on the palate... Citrus peel, sour grapes, plums, rhubarb, raisins, with a gently warming alcohol that doesn't affect taste, only feel. Really unusual - I'll have to try some other Strong Dark Ales to compare this against. It's definitely like nothing else I've tried, but it's great!
Like a lot of other strong, no-head beers, this one bursts up a bunch of unexpected tight, swishy carbonation upon sipping; I'm glad it does, because if there were less bubbles, I think this beer would slip in my favor from fantastic to very unpleasant. The up-fizzing carbonation keeps the heady flavors and alcohol in check. The body of the beer is pretty light, and there's almost no after-feel, just a tiny caramel lingering.
Whoo! How to rate drinkability? Could I have another? I dunno... I'm happy just enjoying one! This beer definitely has everything covered. There isn't anything in the scent, flavor or feel that dissappoints me at all. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2006 11:34:52 | More by Tupperwolf
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