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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,375 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,375
Reviews: 1,903
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 191
Gots: 404 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-31-2000)
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: purplish brown body reminds me of beef broth as it pours into the tulip. a nice sudsy three finger sand colored head quickly settles to a spotty cap.

S: very fruity. picking up on dark cherries, raisins and grapes. maybe a little toffee and or chocolate in the back. hard to pick out anything over the fruits.

T: like eating fresh grapes and cherries at the same time. the alochol is hidden really well, but not completely, i can taste it as it goes down.

M: full and creamy with a nice level of carbonation. feels a little gritty, like the skins of the fruits are in there as well. and of course a warming feeling as it setles in my belly.

O: this is not one of my favorite styles, but very tasty none the less. might have to explore more offerings in this style.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trois Pistoles is the finale here in the Unibroue "Les Autres" Invitational. This is one of the best reviewed beers to be involved in all my invites so far, but it has a huge peak to scale and get over if it wants to win. According to every sports movie ever made, this is going to take the crown. But not so fast, I want to see for myself, so on to the beer:

It pours a ruby brown into my chalice, providing a deep brown color with dark red hues on the edges and a good head. There's a sweet aroma of dark ripe fruits. Simple enough. Now I'm going ot put it on my tongue. Tasty. The yeast plays a mild role in the flavor which is dominated by dark fruits, ripe banana, and a shake of pepper for balance from the alcohol. Slight feel of wax. This is a fine beer, no doubt about that, but I'm not sure this will be enough to get over the peak in this invite.

The Unibroue "Les Autres" Invitational is offically over, so now it is time to announce the winner. And the winner is:

Don de Dieu!

What an invte this was, five of Unibroue's other beers, one which came out victorious here. I feel priviledged to try them all (yes, even Éphémère, which I disliked), and now I have more confidence for which ones I'll be going back for more of. You can check the previous results of the invite to see what you missed. Good night everyone!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown body with a tan head.
S- Light toffee, hints of spice, some dryer hops, and a hint of yeast.
T- Tad hint of alcohol comes through. There is a balance of malts (caramel and toffee), and dry hops. It leaves your mouth pretty dry and also leaves a medium bitterness in the aftertaste.
M- Medium body with medium carbonation.
D- Very complex and a great balance to this brew. It is one of my favorites from them.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served at 50 degrees in a tulip. Best by 02-18-11 indicated on the bottle. Pours a hazy brownish-maroon with a one inch loose, off-white head that begins to dissipate form the center outwards. Head eventually disperses into a tight band and some swirls - some lacing, but weak legs. Nose reveals dark fruit with a hint of yeast and candi sugar - takes on a slightly vinous quality towards the back. Taste consistent with nose - some acidity and carbonation level makes it taste a little soda-pop like. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a fairly aggressive carbonation that weakens the body slightly and leaves a residual burn at the back of the throat. A very respectable Belgian Strong Dark. Maybe a little too much carbonation, but not gassy by any means - another solid offering from Unibroue

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 24, 2009

12oz bottle. Pours brown with a small off-white head that lasts well down the glass. Nice lacing, although not sticky.

Aroma is big on fruits.

Flavor is very fruity, apple, apricot, grapes, pear, also yeasty, with some caramel malt. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth, low carbonation.

A wonderful Belgian-style ale, my favorite of the Unibroue line.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
95 out of 100 based on 4,375 ratings.