Trois Pistoles - Unibroue
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.6/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12oz bottle (best by 11/24/13) poured into a Tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark and cloudy cola brown beer with a light tan head, a persistent 1/16" thick after dying down from a 1/4" start. Delicate but persistent and extensive lacing noted in islands and strands. Really surprised me with how dark it was upon pouring.
Smell: Yeasty, malty, and loaded with dark fruit smells (plums, prunes). Very appealing in that combination - makes me think of a plum danish.
Taste: Sweet malt dominates with more of the fruit flavors (plums, maybe sour cherries) and some caramel notes. Surprisingly crisp and clean finish with all that sweetness going on. Not cloying - just well on the sweet side of things but with my sweet tooth this is fantastic.
Mouthfeel: Crisp spicy carbonation on the tongue followed by a very smooth beer gliding over the tongue and down easily. The carbonation is lingering a bit on the tongue after the swallow, so while it cleanses the palate, it's maybe a bit too scouring. But that smoothness of the beer - wow that's good.
Drinkability: Oh man is this a dangerous one. The alcohol is so well hidden I could see having two of these in no time and then realizing how much alcohol I've just had. I could drink this all on its own but in this case, I had it with a meal, which it went really well with - cinnamon + curry beef stew over couscous. I could easily have this again and again. Amazing beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2011 23:48:17 | More by damndirtyape
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