Trois Pistoles - Unibroue
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4.6/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
First review: here goes.
A - Pours black or nearly so, lightening up just a bit as the lees are sent in (hey, you've gotta get your vitamins somehow). Fizzy 3/4" head that dissipates within a minute leaving virtually no lacing. Lots of tiny bubbles (thanks, Don Ho!) making their way to the surface for another couple minutes.
S - My smeller ain't so hot (I busted it) but I do detect some fruit. The fact that I can smell anything at all on this beer means it's probably got some hefty nose.
T - Very nice! Moves through about a half dozen distinct flavours including lots of malt, caramel, and a surprising hit of - is that cherry? - on the exhale, before settling into something not cloyingly sweet, with notes of bitterness balancing it off, and just a hint of alcohol - the high ABV is well hidden. Nicely complex but not overwhelming.
M - As with most Unibroues, this one feels quite alive in the mouth. It's an active but pleasing carbonation with teeny-tiny bubbles. Sharp on the front of the mouth and softer in back.
D - Trois Pistoles is medium-bodied, slightly heavier than its little brother, Maudite, and very, very drinkable. Always disappears a little faster than I want it to; very more-ish.
This one has become my daily staple (hey, I'm getting my vitamin B fix) - and I always have some on hand nowadays. I do try to limit myself to one per session - that high ABV will sneak up on you something fierce. My favourite brew from one of my favourite breweries. Merci, Chambly!
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2009 04:14:21 | More by stagger
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