Trois Pistoles - Unibroue
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Reviews by bohemiandonut:
4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
On appearance alone, this is a knockout. Dubbel dark wavelengths bordering on reddish/burnt orange. Absolutely creamy ochre head settles quickly from about three fingers height.
Smell is delightfully Old World Red, Chimay Blue and mellow spice. Some hint of banana and clove but generally black cherry, goji, and date. Dark honey sweetness. A hint of vodka is somewhat disconcerting, but I almost like it.
This is indeed what a good port wine should taste like. Slightly grassy/peppery, with the sweetness of strawberries soaked in brandy. A bit of oak appears, not extravagantly. Everything about this beer is subtle subtle subtle.
Mouthfeel is definitely where this beer excels. Smooth and creamy but not sticky, almost "thin" in a counterintuitive way. Carbonated half-n-half? I'm usually not a fan of minimally carbonated beers but this is almost too good to be true. Finishes quick but perfect. Such an accomplishment.
Unibroue often falls short for me when I pit it against the big boys, most notably with Fin du Monde. Trois Pistoles on the other hand is a welcome addition to the world of BSDAs. Less aggressive than Huyghe, smoother than Bernard. Not necessarily "better" mind you, but it fills a space that no other beer quite manages to fill. Prost!
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2010 04:39:19 | More by bohemiandonut
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