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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,165 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,165
Reviews: 1,878
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 176
Gots: 334 | FT: 8
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Beeradelphia, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. Bottled C04102225Q (March 4, 2010).

A: Reddish brown body topped with a pillowy 1 1/2 finger head that has a little bit of a red tint to it. Head drops out pretty quick but leaves a nice cap. Alcohol legs are apparent.

S: Smells wonderful. Dark and light fruit. Plum, cherry, pear, raspberry and passion fruit. Some floral hops.

T: Lush fruitiness. Taste follows the aroma closely and it works together beautifully. Alcohol present in the finish which is a pleasantly tannic.

M: It’s a sipper and a great one at that. Body is medium, carb soft and finish is astringent.

O: Really nice and complex. Up there with the best Belgian darks available. Will definitely re-visit soon.

mjtiernan, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

djcreepshow, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Illos, Aug 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.7%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Health, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

mklisz, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not sure when or where I first had this one. Also not sure why I never rated it, but oh well.

Dark reddish-brown pour with a foamy off-white head that retains well and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts and sugars, fruitcake and spice. Lots of dark dried fruit in the taste, raisins, plums, figs, sugary malts, a dash of spice and hoppy bitterness with a slight alcohol bite. Medium body and decently smooth. Nice overall.

Rifugium, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Brubaker
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear but deep chestnut brown with a 3 finger head

S- Floral with an earthy tone, malts

T- Earthy with fruits (date/cherry), floral malts, alcohol finish

M- Richly bubbly and alcoholic

O- Malty, fruity, sweet and clean. A good beer

Would Drink
Would Buy
Won't Make

Brubaker, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Renegrenade, Aug 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Melomanemusher, Aug 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

GoBIG, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of DonDirkA
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nose of plums, caramel, prunes, burnt sugar, and some toffee. Taste is sweet, grapes, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and molasses. This is awesome, one of my favorite Unibroue beers, maybe my favorite. Good stuff. I feel like there's some ginger and cinnamon in there too.

DonDirkA, Aug 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

True0, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of MikeConklin
4/5  rDev -5.4%

MikeConklin, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jHez, Aug 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Sum1tohate, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Schmuckles, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Side poured from a bottle into a Chimay chalice with standard vigor.

Appearance - Cool packaging, with the dragon and all on the front. Plus, I think my country ass interprets the name as "Three Pistols" in French, which of course is cool. Anyway, pours a deep dark brown, possibly a black, that is not at all transparent. Although the head is small, it leaves wicked lacing throughout the drink and stays with the beer for the entire glass.

Smell - Are you kidding me? I smelled this thing and identified it as a Belgian Strong Dark while I was pouring it, the smell was so stout. The first thing I thought was "wow that smells like Chimay Blue." Dark fruits, some malts, and spicy yeasts are the main smells. Outstanding, could not be improved on.

Taste - I damn near gave this a 5. The dark fruits assault the palate first, with the malts and spices offering a nice counterpunch to the plums, raisins, black cherries, and more.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, rich, a stout spicy zing at the end with the alcohol to remind you that this is not a beginners beer. I really enjoyed this beer.

Overall - Excellent job. This beer belongs even higher than the #7 or whatever spot it occupies on the Belgian Strong Dark Ale top 100 list. It rivals Chimay, but falls just a hair short of that. I was rooting through my beer fridge wanting something dark to sip on, and I found a doozy in this beer. Very well put together.

TheCondor, Aug 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Deanstreat, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

bluesplit63, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into two large snifters after a desperate struggle with the cork

Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Significant but not gigantic quantities of sediment at the bottom turn it somewhat cloudy. Lots of slow active carbonation. Smell is fruity. I think I smell a lot of dates with a little plum and cherry.

Taste is mild but complex. Maybe "soft-spoken" is better than "mild". There's lots of interesting fruit flavor and a little spice, a little yeast, but it's not too sweet and it doesn't taste boozy at all. Maybe the slightest hint of alcohol in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and airy and effervescent. Overall, this is a very good beer.

snaotheus, Aug 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

chugfest, Aug 12, 2012
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,165 ratings.