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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,125 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,125
Reviews: 1,872
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 177
Gots: 317 | 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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rwilling

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.4%

03-23-2013 15:28:04 | More by rwilling
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gnow

Florida

1/5  rDev -76.4%

04-02-2012 02:34:19 | More by gnow
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weeheavy4950

Indiana

1/5  rDev -76.4%

01-15-2012 17:11:55 | More by weeheavy4950
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LakelandGrillsmith

Florida

1/5  rDev -76.4%

10-13-2012 20:39:24 | More by LakelandGrillsmith
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KevinMc

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.4%

03-22-2013 00:26:25 | More by KevinMc
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Jinxxor

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -76.4%

01-20-2012 17:15:04 | More by Jinxxor
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ab39z

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -76.4%

05-14-2013 00:04:55 | More by ab39z
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rhinonau

Wyoming

1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

10-28-2013 15:13:07 | More by rhinonau
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TheOtherMike

Michigan

1.63/5  rDev -61.5%

This one found itself in the sink quite soon.

Appearance - It poured with alomst no head. Fairly dark with moderate clarity - similar to Rock & Rye Cola.

Smell - Yup, it smells. Like what, I don't know. Not like beer tho.

Taste - Alot like the smell, it just ain't right. It's really too bizarre for me to describe accurately.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel was pretty good. Even tho the head was essentially nil, the carbonation was very active which was noticeable in the mouth.

Drinkability - This was in the sink none too soon.

You've been warned. ;)

06-13-2004 02:33:02 | More by TheOtherMike
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BobThomas

Connecticut

1.8/5  rDev -57.4%

Bottle pours dark almost reddish brown. Pretty highly carbonated.

Smells, fruity, but overwhelmingly like chewable vitamins.

The initial taste on the front of the palate starts off like a good belgian style ale, but as it goes to the middle and back of the palate, the chewable vitamin flavor is again overwhelming. What is that?

Feels fairly heavy although bubbly in mouth. Finishes with a dry with a chalky vitamin flavor. A most perplexing beer, but I had trouble finishing my glass, and would not seek to try again. I keep thinking my bottle went bad, but i really don't think that's the case.

01-05-2007 05:29:34 | More by BobThomas
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Insubordinator

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -52.7%

07-24-2013 21:53:01 | More by Insubordinator
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.7%

05-21-2012 18:21:20 | More by SickNukes
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REDAMI

Ohio

2/5  rDev -52.7%

09-14-2013 22:11:18 | More by REDAMI
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.7%

12-14-2011 07:47:09 | More by HumphreyLee
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garfscores

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -52.7%

07-10-2013 22:05:18 | More by garfscores
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

2/5  rDev -52.7%

It’s black… which immediately makes me think this is going to be a stout, or something similar. But the nose is more that of an ale. This is a Belgian strong ale, after all. (I still haven’t figured the difference between a regular ale and strong ale.) I do like that a lot of the beers we are drinking have a Belgian influence. Perhaps when we finish this project, we will take a trip to Belgium.

The beer isn’t very carbonated. It is actually quite smooth. There is an instant rush of sweetness, and a smooth dark aftertaste. But the aftertaste doesn’t stick around for long. It feels heavy on the tongue though. I am sure that is the 9% ABV. The head on this beer is pretty weak too. But after one drink… I find myself wanting a second almost immediately. The aftertaste leaves so quickly I want to see what else there is for my palate.

I worry that if this beer was easily accessible, it would get me in a lot of trouble. It doesn’t drink like a 9%. It’s so smooth. I like that though, as it allows me to drink a lot casually. That’s what this is… a casual beer. Imagine toasting with this at any given graduation, wedding, or funeral. (People drink at funerals, right?)

I like it… but I am not in love with it. It’s good, I would buy it again, but the most important part about this beer is the story. I mean, who wouldn’t be intrigued to drink a beer that was produced with a story about a devilish black steed? Just look at the bottle… creeps me out!

Bottoms up people!

06-06-2011 02:21:20 | More by rickyleepotts
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.7%

08-21-2012 04:11:25 | More by tmars13
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Mississippi

Virginia

2/5  rDev -52.7%

11-18-2012 23:25:43 | More by Mississippi
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whendeathsleeps

Indiana

2.03/5  rDev -52%

A- Pours a dark cola brown, two finger tan head.

S- I pick up on some kind of vegetable presence (sort of reminds me of V8), plum, bready.

T- More almost vegetable flavor. Not digging this one at all...it just tastes like it smells.

M- Watery, low carbonation.

O- Definitely not my thing. Drainpour all the way, and I hate pouring out beer.

11-04-2012 01:13:48 | More by whendeathsleeps
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.1/5  rDev -50.4%

Very poor, thin, cloying, slightly sweet, and just nothing happening at all, i'm sorry if everyone else liked it, but i didn't, did nothing for me.

04-03-2002 23:55:37 | More by rastaman
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RepMichigan

Michigan

2.2/5  rDev -48%

Was at a buddys house so used the only glass that was available, a pint glass. Poured out of a 750ml bottle.

A: looks great, just like a dark belgian ale should. Dark brown with a bit of a misty look

Smell: smelled like figs and some earthy aromas

Taste: upon the first sip I almost recoiled, the taste was very similar to tomato puree. Very vegtabley, not what I expected at all. Almost undrinkable, if I believed in drainpouring I would have done so

Mouthfeel: slimy and offputting

Overall: I do not know if there was something wrong with my bottle or if this is just what it tastes like. I may have to buy another bottle to try and give this beer a chance, but this was by no means a good expierence for myself

11-24-2011 02:09:32 | More by RepMichigan
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tcfishler

Maryland

2.23/5  rDev -47.3%

Starts foaming out of the bottle as soon as it's opened. Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with a large, long-lasting, sudsy tan head.

Deep, expressive nose of mixed ripe and dried fruits, with some sweet malt, a whiff of nutmeg, and even some oxidative notes.

Carbonation level is high, giving the body fullness but also making it lively on the tongue. Acetic acid also is there. Flavor profile is a bit exotic, with grapy/berry fruitiness, spice, and molasses. Thins out on the smooth and moderately brief finish.

Impressive in its own way, but the oxidative style and vinegar flavors just don't appeal to me.

11-28-2006 19:28:35 | More by tcfishler
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gonzogrover

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -46.8%

Poured into a tulip. Pours a pretty dark and bold brown with a white head that disappears in a hurry. The scent is strong of fruits and spices. It also gives you the hint that it'll have a strong alcohol flavor. The taste is of strong spiciness, alcohol and some fruity sweetness. A combination that was hot, boozy and just didn't work at all for me. The mouthfeel was medium with more carbonation than I expect from this style. I typically really enjoy BSDAs and Quads but this is not one that I would recommend to my friends.

05-11-2011 06:22:09 | More by gonzogrover
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harrymel

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -46.8%

Best by: 10/11/2013

A: pours a hazy dark brown with a single finger of loose peanut foam which dissipates nearly immediately to a broken and struggling to retain it's presence. Little lacing.

S: smells like latex paint. There are some hints of coriander and dark, sweet malts. Overall, the yeast dominates as it does in the majority of Unibroue beers.

T: Man, I've tried the lineup of Unibroue beers many times. I keep hoping I will 'get it'. The beer is sweet, yeasty, chemical, just plain difficult to drink for me.

M: Medium body with high carbonation. Dry finish.

O: Sorry guys, I just can't get on board with this one.

05-26-2011 15:25:56 | More by harrymel
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Pillowburn

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -46.8%

03-10-2012 23:43:03 | More by Pillowburn
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