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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,002 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,002
Reviews: 1,869
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 167
Gots: 279 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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%

12-13-2013 22:17:58 | More by vpoxon
Photo of gerardoluna


4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

[Eyes] Excelent Dark deep red brown color and thin but creamy head.
[Nose]Cereal, malty caramel and hop.
[Mouth] Nice sweet malt characters, excelent body and good and gentile carbonation. This beer has one of the best after flavour that I´ve tryed. wuauuu!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 23:33:20 | More by gerardoluna
Photo of ebin


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-25-2013 16:23:06 | More by ebin
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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip, poured a beautiful dark, brown with a nice head and great carbonation from the yeast. Smeeld malty, sweet and a bit like coffee. Coffee hints were presnt in the tase as well, along with notes of licorice and rich caramel. Deep fruits and banana scents also lingered. I loved this beer and would love to drink it all night.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 22:40:29 | More by schmitter
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Coffee colored, completely opaque. Thin tan head, lots of visible carbonation.

S: Sweet and complex. Dark fruit, toffee, and some lemony bite.

T: Tons of flavor. Up front lots of sweetness with a mix of cherries and bread. Some bananas. The lemon comes through here as well. Finish is earthy. Almost no trace of alcohol.

M: Highly carbonated tickling the tongue pleasantly, and fairly light bodied.

D: A delicious complex beer which goes down very easily, but is noticeably intoxicating. A real joy of a beer that I will certainly have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 04:08:21 | More by thatguy3579
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Manitoba (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-23-2011 22:52:16 | More by WoodersonMB
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-23-2012 19:23:26 | More by wildcat29
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-11-2012 02:05:39 | More by JohnnyB
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-25-2012 15:34:03 | More by Dine
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-18-2014 13:33:36 | More by dsimmons
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a 12oz bottle with a 12/07/07 date on the back. Served at 49-53 degrees - carefully decanted.

This beer pours a dark, muddy brown with scant white lacing that quickly dissipates. Little to no light penetration.

The aromas are very subdued. There is a greeting of vanilla, malt, spicy oak, banana/apple yeasty warmth and malted milk. The presence of alcohol is noted.

The flavors are vanilla, oaken spice, caramel, graham cracker and fruity alcohols mixed with bready yeast. This is a malty experience, but there is a clean herbal hop presence to counter the otherwise cloying sweetness. I like the Belgian contributions, but the "Belgian style" carbonation seems to counter the warm malty experience for me. Just when I am savoring the tapering ends of the nicely blended flavors - the carbonation bites me.

I think this would be a great beer to enjoy with a cigar.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2006 10:55:28 | More by kohoutek
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Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass (that's all i got). The head on this beer is huge and it sticks around for a bit. While pouring I get some fruity aromas from the enormous head. Also get a little champagne-like scents coming through after head settles a bit. Can't wait for the taste. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a tan head.

First sip feels like champagne with lots of carbonation, but yet not too much. Taste has a bit of a winey champagney flavor to it. Definitely notice some white grape in there. There is no noticeable taste of alcohol for a 9% ABV beer. The flavor is fruity most of the way, still with that taste of champagne grapes. As I get about halfway through, the taste turns a bit more bitter and feels a bit thicker in the mouth, almost syrupy. Carbonation is still going strong, head almost non-existent. Very little lacing. Still getting that champagney/grapey scent. About 2/3 of the way down, the alcohol starts to hit, but it's still not noticeable in the taste. It also starts to feel a bit heavier than the average beer. Some malt flavors start to come through near the end, but the lingering flavor is still the slight flavor of champagne.

It's a quite drinkable beer, although I'm giving it a bit of a hit there compared to the other scores mainly because it does start to feel quite heavy towards the end. Can't drink more than one of these in a session, but that in no way makes it a bad beer. This is truly an excellent beer. I'm glad I have another waiting for me for a future date.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2007 02:55:53 | More by RunawayJim
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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer looks pours a brown amber with a large creamy head. You can see yeast floating around in the beer. Lacing is impressive thick head vanishes after a bit

S: There is certainly a presence of alcohol here but the overwhelming scent is of fresh fruit and Belgian spices there is also a doughy yeast like smell.

T: Rich fruity malts are the dominant flavor in the beer mixed in a with faint herbal taste and powerful Belgian spices. Peppery even,

M: This brew is well carbonated and creamy, the alcohol makes this beer a bit lighter in body than i would have expected and keeps the brew exciting warming as it goes down overall i would say its medium bodied.

D: 9%? uh oh this beer is far too drinkable can lead to disaster, drink with caution.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 20:12:51 | More by HopBacchus
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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber brown with a thin head and little lacing.
Aroma: Hints of toasted chocolate and cherries wrapped in fresh cut hay.
Taste: The carbonation brings dark chocolate covered cherries with spiciness of pepper. Toasted bread and caramel.
Drinkability: Another stellar brew from Unibroue where the alcohol is so cleverly hidden in exceptional flavors.
Notes: Severed in a tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 01:48:16 | More by MortarPestle
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New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

02-23-2013 06:15:48 | More by pianoman511
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -29.1%

12-17-2011 13:52:18 | More by BillDrinksBeer
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-23-2011 06:56:16 | More by plickxt
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-11-2011 04:13:12 | More by AggieOso
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

09-26-2013 05:00:18 | More by Jayeblue24
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a steep wine glass to approximate a chalice.

Appearance: Pours an intriguing deep, dark brown that blocks most any light that tries to pass through it. The brew produces a fluffy, manilla colored head that simply will not dissipate. Strong lacing is left behind on the sides. On the bottom of the glass, strong upward currents of carbonation rise to the surface. This beer makes a strong visual impression.

Smell: Fruit is the dominant characteristic, with notes of dark fruits being at the forefront. The smell is sweet and supple, yet strong and bold. The scent also has a flowery and yeasty character, which blends well with the fruit. A complex smell, which builds anticipation for the tasting to follow.

Taste: The initial flavor is a mellow blend of apple and raisins, which saturates my palette. This is mixed with a hopped bitterness, which balances out the sweetness of the fruit taste. The finish of the brew contains some alcoholic notes, which warm my chest. A pleasant aftertaste remains, reminding you of the experience. Unibroue once again has a winner here.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with just the right amount of carbonation. This drink is silky smooth, and just glides around the mouth.

Drinkability: This is a great tasting brew which, despite its richness, goes down quite easily. I could sip on this for an entire evening. However, one must beware of the ABV, as it is high and could get you in trouble if you have too much.

Unibroue has not let me down yet, and consistently makes high quality Belgians. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 02:03:18 | More by Romulus141
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4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Dark brown, molasses-colored, with a bit of red undertone. Lots and lots of fluffy, light, creamy head. An incredible amount of lacing. Looks delicious.

S: Roasty scents, malt, clove/spice, and alcohol. Great smells, perfect for the style.

T: Dark, sweet roastiness with hints of chestnuts, clove and spice. Lemon and orange fruit notes, that mix with the peppery alcohol. Excellent blending, really very well brewed.

M: Thick and rich in consistency, but light on the tongue and palate.

D: Let's just say that I bought the 12 oz. bottle this time. I'll be looking for the 750mL size next time. Fantastic, and one of my new favorites.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2006 03:12:04 | More by BlackJeremiah
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New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz into goblet

Appearance: Pours a dark dark brown with a one finger tan head that doesn't last too long.

Smell: Has that signature Unibroue yeast smell with hints of raisin, fig, and sweet malt.

Taste: The taste is big on ripe fruit, the raisin and fig and is balanced out by yeast and brown sugar on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Extremely easy to drink.

Overall: Great beer, probably my favorite from Unibroue so far. For 9% ABV, the alcohol is very well hidden and it drinks with ease, so watch out. Could have a few of these... in fact I already have!

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 01:38:35 | More by LOCAL
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New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a - rich brown with a creamy head and a few floaty bits of yeast that eventually settle in the glass

s - fragrant and fruity with yeast and a bit of inviting alcohol behind it. Some cinnamon. I know it sounds odd but it strikes me as a pleasant soap.

t - sweet, rich, fruity, toasted malts. Very deep. Tart and dry Winelike finish with warming sensation and slight mouth numbing.

m - full bodied and smooth all the way. Great medium carbonation.

d - thanks a lot, Unibroue. Just when I think Don De Dieu is my favorite I try this one. Now it's a toss-up. Highly drinkable at 9% ABV. A treat I will be sure to stock up on.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 02:05:12 | More by talkinghatrack
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355 mL bottle from Sampler Pack (Christmas Present!!!)
Best Before Date of 7/14/12

Appearance- Pours a muddy brown color with some sediment and a khaki head of half an inch that settles down with time. No lacing.

Smell- Sour Fruit, Banana, Raisin and funky yeast dominate the smell.

Taste- Lots the aforementioned fruit come through in the taste as well, a very malty, yeasty taste with a bit of alcohol and breadiness as well. Aftertaste is where alcohol comes through

Mouthfeel- Thick and almost chewy due to the bready malt, although not in an unpleasant way, dryness leaves me wanting more.

Drinkability- Astoundingly drinkable for a beer of 9% abv. I would not hesitate to purchase and drink more of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 03:52:09 | More by scarfield
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4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet. Bottle has a "best by" date of 7-14-2012. Pours a coca-cola black, with a slight tan head. Decent lacing, but not much head retention. Smells are dark fruit, caramel, touch of chocolate. First taste gives a huge alcohol burn, spices, molasses, very sweet. Drinks thick, rich, medium body. Medium-high carbonation which seems to be a recurring theme in Unibroue brews. Drinkability is good, definately a beer that is meant to be enjoyed and not guzzled. Excelent beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 03:47:27 | More by kylejohnson03
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