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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,295 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,295
Reviews: 1,896
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 187
Gots: 373 | FT: 6
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Scamboogery, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

ttengea, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

lonewolfcry, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

mchen, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

LouisFelix, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

SportsandJorts, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of AmitC
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My second Unibroue. Did not know the reputation when i bought those bottles.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my snifter.

Brown color while pouring and in the light. Deep mahogany to slightly dark brown in the glass. A hell lot of bubbles. One finger thick off white colored head, that persists really well, not as thick but still. Some lacing is left on the sides while drinking.

Smell: A lot like a mix of Belgian and doppelbock. Belgian yeast smells are the first thing that enter nose along with the clove smell. Some dry nuts, roasted malts and slight sweetness. Alcohol is missing and at 9% it is an excellent thing.

Taste: Very Belgian, yeast like. Some minor cloves, less than as suggested by nose. Some sweet malts. No bitterness. Nothing really specific. Very fruity taste inside the mouth. Semi dry finish.

Mouth feel: Easy on palate, very soft yet has some astringency related to high carbonation. An easy drinking beer otherwise.

Overall, a good brew, as usual. One thing that is very well hidden is its alcohol strength. At 9.0% it never feels like one. Neither in taste, nor in nose. Kudos here.

AmitC, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

cbnz, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

JellyJacket, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Lantern, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

ThatCracker, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Very light beige head on a deep mahogany body. Oily, clear lacing. Aroma dominated by a Belgian yeast, candi sugar licorice and spices. The spices are maybe some clove and white pepper? Taste includes sweet caramel malts, some fig, some overripe banana, and again, some spice that is hard to describe. A taste unique to this beer. Another classic by Unibroue.

KickbacksSteve, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Zach136, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of BeerCon5
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, deep amber color with about one finger of foamy tan head that remains throughout the beer.

The scent is of grassy malt, sweet sugar, sweet fruits, notes of chocolate and alcohol.

The taste is of sweet fruits, cherries, chocolate and caramel malt, bread, herbal hops, there
is some spice and very apparent alcohol presence.

Full body, crisp and a bit chewy, moderate carbonation.

This was a delicious beer with lots of really good flavor. I would definitely go for this again.

BeerCon5, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

4ster, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

ew1tony, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased in Wakefield, Rhode island.

A- Pours a dark mohagony body with a 1.5" mocha colored head that reduces to a thin white film of foam and leaves zero lacing.

S- Heavy acidic lemon zest, figs, bubblegum, freshly cut grass. All of these aromas go together quite well and make for a good introduction.

T- Sweet banana upfront, leading to some nice belgian spice notes. There's some brown sugar and fig notes in there as well. Rich and creamy.

M- Low carbonation, medium-high moutfeel. EXTREMELY smooth and drinkable.

I'm highly pleased with every aspect of this beer. From the first whiff to the last sip, it's quite an enjoyable experience. It's smooth and complex without being cloying. Recommendable.

gcamparone, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

cliff1066, Dec 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

GRinCH, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

ExaltedNecrosis, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of atr2605
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a dark red amber color with an off white head with excellent retention that leaves a lace
S-plums, black cherry, candied sugar
T-rich plums and leads into the black cherry flavor.
M-medium bodied
O-Nice delicate flavors that are rich and complex with a smooth moutfeel. I've this numerous times but just got around to reviewing it. Great beer

atr2605, Dec 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

writingjesse, Dec 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

mbonugli, Dec 07, 2012
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
95 out of 100 based on 4,295 ratings.