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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,854 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3854
Reviews: 1860
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%


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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BucannonXC5

California

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5L mug
From: Trader Joe’s in Goleta, Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a variety 4-pack
Purchased: July 5, 2013
Consumed: July 6, 2013
Misc.: Best before Oct. 26, 2015; Foil wrap on bottle cap

Poured a mahogany brown color with 5-6 fingers of frothy khaki tan head. Decent among of lacing on the sides - thick & sporadic. Great retention on the top on the way down.

Smelled malty foam at first. Got dark roasty nutty malts, caramel, toffee, cocoa, chocolate, dark fruits (apple, grape, plum and slight cherry).

Tasted similar to the nose. First thing I noticed was the warming, smooth finish. Dark fruits really come through - plum, cherry, grape, apple, pear. The roasted nuts don’t come through as much as the smell. Still got some cocoa, caramel and toffee. Cloves come in as well.

Full-to-medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Long-lasting smooth finish.

Just got better as it went down. Definitely want to try this again. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 09:22:54 | More by BucannonXC5
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This has been on my want this for quite some time now. Found it for a good price and am very stoked to consume it. Served in a tulip. Served a bit cooler than room temperature.

A: Has a massive beige-cream soapy head to it, takes up half the glass but dissipates within a few minutes. Is a complex burnt red- copper color, very murky, and has small amounts of lacing.

S: Very aromatic, smells of brown sugar, malts, plums, barley, cinnamon, spices, can smell little booze as well. Earthy, bold and complex.

T: Very balanced, very smooth as well. Tastes of barley, malts, Belgian yeast, a bit sweet as well, sugars, plums, other dark fruits, with a slight warm finish from the alcohol.

M: A very balanced and complex beer. Has a full body with lower levels of carbonation, giving it good thickness. Quite boozy and a slow sipper.

O: I've had quite a few brews from Unibroue and I have yet to be disappointed. On the pricey side, put well worth it, I felt I should've let it cooled a little bit more but in this situation I couldn't control myself. Oh well, I'll probably be getting this again sometime soon, well worth it. Recommended by me, it's a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 22:18:06 | More by Mavigo
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark Mahaogony in color, with a very thin head that dissipates very quickly. but the darkness of this beer is so lolley that you wont ind the quickly dissipating head (which is normal for a beer this strong)
4.5/5

S: This beer smalls amazing, but mostly because of its very subtle nature. It smells strongly of light fruits, bubblegum (very slight amounts), spritzy citrius, and a nice solid malty sweetness to round it all off. But none of the smells overpower the other. This is easily one of the best dark belgans ales I've ever smelled
5/5

Taste: big heavy matiness, with some VERY slight hop bitterness in the after taste. It has a scary drinkable character. (no booz can be detected at all)
4/5

Mouthfeel: The beer has a huge slick, heavy moughfeel, but its offest by a perfect level of carbonation that helps thin out the heavy mouthfeel. Its a fantastic combination.
4.5/5

Overall. I had this beer because it was canada day and I decided that it was as good an excuse as any for a beer. All they had from canada was Unibroue...and I can safely say that I made a good decision. This beer is a good decision even if it isn't Canada day. Its one of the best black Belgian ales IVe ever had...and I cant recommend it enough.
4.75/5

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 16:38:11 | More by jucifer1818
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Kooz

New York

3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Guinness fluted pint glass. Half-inch head, light tan, still some left by the end of the glass. The beer is a dark, but not opaque, brown.

Smells sweet (molasses) and there's an undertone of alcohol, but not in a liquor-type way. It's enticing.

There's a warmth to this beer. It's a high ABV and that comes through, but not in an overpowering way. I get a sticky sweetness with every sip, which was nice at first but became overbearing by the end of the glass. I'd give this beer a higher score up front than in the aftertaste, but I'll round it out to 3.5.

Good body, would like it to be a bit creamier to let the flavors spread over the tongue a bit better, but it's good.

Make no mistake, this is a good beer. It's not the best offering from Unibroue, but it's worth drinking if you have the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 00:58:41 | More by Kooz
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 3/8/16; into a tulip.
Appearance - deep mahogany; look hard and you can see plenty of carbonation and sediment floating in the glass! Thick, foamy beige head. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - sweet dark fruit, citrus fruit and spices; great aroma from both the bottle and the glass!
Taste - very flavorful and easy to drink for a darker ale! Sweet, ripe, dark fruit; paired with yeast and spices.
Feel - surprisingly light feel, nicely carbonated, 9% ABV is incredibly well hidden!
Overall - I could drink this year round; truly an outstanding brew!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 20:54:54 | More by DenverHopHead
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rixcat

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Golly. I was floored by the price then floored by the taste. I won't go into articulating all the freekin' raisins, chocolate, and pears while others can broil up that bafflegab better than I can. Alls I no is that it was delicious, beautiful looking with a commendably stellar head of foam, and remarkably easy to quaff into the second giddy round. I'm going to look into making something like this for my private stash for sure. If anyone's got a 5-gallon recipe that they've tried and would happily share, I would be eternally grateful.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 16:21:46 | More by rixcat
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FLima

Brazil

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love their romantic medieval labels.
Dark brown color with lots of beige thick head with eternal retention and good lacing.
Nice sour aroma but counter balanced by a sweet nutty and vanilla smell with hints of figs and Belgian yeast.
Very interesting taste. Sweet flavor of slightly toasted malts, brown sugar, plums and raisins with some sourness and earthy hops. Hints of pepper and mild port wine finish. Dry and warming aftertaste.
Medium body with an effervescent carbonation. 9% ABV is completely hidden at first, that starts to show its claws, but it is perfectly harmonic.
What an excellent beer, complex, robust, not tiresome, even refreshing at 9%ABV. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 14:22:34 | More by FLima
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hreb

Washington

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz foiled, screw-cap bottle served unapologetically in pint glass. Best before 10-26-15. Beer is dark brown with hints of red and forms a massive head, with giant soda bubbles. Yeasty, fresh aroma. Flavor combines bright Belgian ale malt flavors with rich date, sour cherry, and plum fruit flavors. Spicy up front (cinnamon, clove). Raisiny dark fruit really comes through in the aftertaste. A healthy dose of carbonation keeps the beer refreshing and prevents the beer from getting heavy on the palate. Extremely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 22:28:46 | More by hreb
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TheMarkE

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown with a slight red tint. Good foam that hangs around for a while.

Smell: Malt and dark fruits.

Taste: Dark fruits, caramel, malts, cocoa.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slight bittersweet aftertaste.

The Verdict: Delicious. If you're looking for a Belgian dark strong ale, this is a good place to start. Smoooth, complex, and balanced. It's on the sweet side of bittersweet, but only by a few inches. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 22:19:28 | More by TheMarkE
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

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

Appearance: Dark chestnut; small head; dissipates quickly

Aroma: Malty; cloves with fruit notes; sweet

Taste: Slightly thin but smooth; zippy on start; cloves and pepper in mid; finishes slightly sweet and hoppy; well balanced and very good

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 23:04:02 | More by IchLiebeBier
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scratch69

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Dark brown with two fingers worth of light tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Dark cherry, sugar, and belgian yeast aroma with a hint of some sourness.

Taste- The flavor is very similar to the smell with a slight taste of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and smooth with a light amount of carbonation. Leaves a sticky feeling in the mouth after the swallow.

Overall- Good beer but not one that I am likely to try again.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 15:23:20 | More by scratch69
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utopiajane

New York

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep dark brown with a flourishing head of beige foam that recedes to a very thin cap. Soapy lacing and alcohol legs. On the nose it’s cherries, bready yeast, strong malt undertones, sticky fruit and some horse blanket. The hops are forward on the palate with a little pepper accompanied by the yeasty sweetness and the ripe fruits. The malt is good and strong like a dark beer should be but the balance is perfection. It has a medium-heavy body but it’s practically weightless on the palate and finishes off-dry with some alcohol warming. This ale has dash and a soaring spirit. One of the best.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 16:37:33 | More by utopiajane
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J_Dub

Texas

4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep dark amber. Very dark pour. No head at all.

The smell is dark fruits and sugar. The fruits smell like an apple/pear mix with just a touch of sourness maybe. There's also some malt but it's hidden beneath the other complex dark flavors.

The flavor is similar to the nose. Sweet dark fruits (apple and pears again) with some malts. Spicy belgian yeast dominates quickly after the initial flavor. Warming alcohol at the end.

Tons of prickly carbonation give this brew a good body.

Great beer. Wonderful nose and taste with several complex layers while being very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:27:06 | More by J_Dub
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stella77artois

New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Haven't seen many beers that have been more impressive to look at. Dark, dark brown, almost black. Thich looking. Not much a head, though. Some bubbly action visible.

S - Not a whole lot going on, but nothing negative. Malt and sweet dark berries is what I got. As the beer warmed, the sweet aroma became more prevalent. A hint of a roasty smell at times, too.

T - Pretty darn good. A bold, slightly sweet malt taste, along w/ aforementioned berries. As the beer warmed, the dark berry taste became a bit sour. Nothing bad, but that keeps this brew from being just a bit higher on my list. Very suprised that even when warmed a bit, the 9% ABV really isn't noticeable. Alcohol can be tasted, sure, but never offensive or hot.

F - Almost a perfect thickness. No need to chew, but you know it's there. Carbonation is noted, and am ok w/ the amount. Beer seems like, albeit dark, could still be refreshing on a hot day. I drank it while watching hockey in AC-cooled conditions.

O - Highly recommend this beer. A thick, bold flavored beer with a slight sweetness and lots of character.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 13:14:15 | More by stella77artois
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ug, despite the awesome beers, still using a screw cap!

Pours a nice fizzy 1 finger head that fades semi quickly as the big bubbles pop, spotty lacing, over dark molasses mahogany murky beer with hints of ruby light sneaking through.

Nose is a nice Belgian beer aroma, typical Belgian yeast with light esters, fruity aromas, light spices like very faint cinnamon and nutmeg, fig and date like fruit, malts bring a faint molasses and candi sugar, with faint booze and touch of phenols, and even a touch of an apple pear like fruit.

Taste starts with big malts, fairly sweet but not really syrupy, with candy flavors, candi sugar, molasses, etc. Then fruits, a little raisin fig and date, as well as light fruity esters bringing apple and pear. More baking spices with faint cinnamon and nutmeg like. The sweetness brings some warming slightly tingly booze, as well as a touch of phenols. Overall a nice Belgian like taste profile, a nice Belgian strong ale. The booze gets a little anesthetizing as it goes almost with tingly feel. Finish is still semi sweet but drier, long lingering candy flavor with molasses and candi sugar, even a little nutty toffee, with more dark fruits, candied fig, and plenty of booze.

Mouth is med bodied, plenty of bubbly sharp carbonation, and plenty of tingly booze.

Overall nice, a long time favorite for me, nice dark malts and fruit flavors as well as sweet flavors and the Belgian characters, even the light spices were nice. the booze gets a little too strong overall and might be the only downfall.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 03:39:59 | More by jlindros
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Roman5150

Spain

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

bottle into duvel glass

appearance: dark mahogany brown with slightly off white thick head

smell: smells like a trappist, very yeasty, dark figs, sweet, coriander, earthy

taste: Very complex flavors. Off the bat I get a lot of bready notes, sweet vanilla, pepper, coriander and clove, and some grape notes. Very dry aftertaste. Alcohol is hardly present

mouthfeel: super high carbonation

overall: A highly carbonated dark trappist/belgian ale. Very smooth and drinkable, alcohol is hardly noticeable, one of the best Canadian beers i've ever had. If you like trappist beer you should seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 02:13:46 | More by Roman5150
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Gipsy_Danger

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a glass chalice.

A: Dark appearance. Nothing out of the ordinary.

S: Very strong grape or raisin flavor through the nose, with hints of plum. Not a huge fan of that particular fruit note.

T: Very, very smooth with a strong grape/wine/raisin aftertaste. Very fruity with tinges of alcohol.

M: Smooth mouthfeel. Perfect blend of carbonation and silkiness.

O: Good beer, but not to my particular liking. 4.25/5.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 01:37:28 | More by Gipsy_Danger
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark raison color (mahogany/burgundy color) with a thin even, creamy layer of toffee colored foam.

A - Raisons, figs, Belgian spice, red grapes, light pepper, slightly bready.

T - Belgian spice, pepper, cloves, plums, cherries, earthy, slightly musty, red grape skins, figs. All the flavors are balanced throughout and the alcohol is completely masked which makes it deceptive.

M - Light medium body with silky light carbonation and lip smacking sticky.

O - Unibroue is a solid brewery and IMO dos a fine job.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2013 01:24:06 | More by jzeilinger
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a super deep red, pretty much brown, with a huge frothy khaki colored head. The foam fades slowly, leaving a ton of lacing on the glass and a rocky layer across the top of the beer.

S: The nose is a mix of malt, spice, grass, and stone fruits. I get a touch of cherries and raisins in there. The alcohol is hidden well for a 9% brew.

T: It starts off sweet like raisins and malt, but the spice notes make themselves present in the middle of the beer. It's a bit bready and the alcohol shines through in the back end. Good mix of flavors for this beer. It's kinda all over the place.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and coating to start, not too sticky, and finishes a bit dry as the alcohol kicks in.

O: Good beer. I've never been a huge Belgian Strong Dark Ale fan, but this beer is nice. I'd drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 18:24:05 | More by trxxpaxxs
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THANAT0PSIS

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unibroue Trois Pistoles

Appearance: A member of the catchall style that is “Belgian strong dark ale”, Trois Pistoles pours a dark brown with a ruby red tint. As seems to be the norm for Unibroue beers, the head requires a gentle touch in the pour to keep within the glass. Treating the bottle like a small child yields a gorgeous tan head three fingers in height. It is stubborn, sticking around for ages and leaving amazing lacing all over. The beer is also extremely effervescent, which is perhaps a factor in the staying power of the head. There are no alcohol legs, surprising for its 9% ABV.

Aroma: As expected, dark fruits abound. Figs, grapes, plums, cherries (slightly tart) are the dominant aromas, but there are also sweet caramel malts, honey, spiciness like black pepper, clove, and a touch of coriander. There is also a bready, yeasty smell, that seems characteristic of Unibroue beers. Alcohol is present in a slight tingle. Like La Fin du Monde, this one has a lot of nice things going on in the aroma (and smells true to style) but simply is too weak overall to really impress.

Taste: Praise be, it is much more flavorful than the nose would let on; in fact, it nearly follows the nose perfectly, but exponentially stronger tasting than it was smelling. The dark fruits are prominent, tasting mostly like plums and cherries, but with a fig sweetness. Then comes a great molasses/brown sugar component from the malts that really reigns in any sourness that the dark fruits may have given it. Cola is a prominent flavor as well, and there are even some lighter fruits like pears present toward the back of the taste. The very end of each sip brings the spicy yeast character that ties everything up in a nice, dry bow. This beer finishes very clean with only lingering earthiness. A really fantastic example of the style, if not quite on par with its Trappist colleagues.

Mouthfeel: Trois Pistoles is creamy, nice carbonation, medium-bodied, and exceedingly drinkable, especially for the style. Beers like this usually feel much heavier, but this one goes down smooth and is surprisingly refreshing. The alcohol is there, but sits at a comfortable warmth that builds as the beer goes down. The finish is reminiscent of red wine in its dryness. It is a bit odd for the style, but a little deviation here improves the drinkability (something that may be dangerous given the relatively high ABV).

Overall: This is a fantastic example of the Belgian strong dark ale style. For the most part, it is very classic, but the shift toward drinkability greatly benefits the beer overall. Based on this and La Fin du Monde alone, Unibroue is most deserving of its sterling reputation. This beer is up there, though not better than, the great examples of the style, and it is certainly cheaper. If you, like me, have been waiting to pull the trigger on this or other Unibroue beers, wait no longer: you are missing out. 17.5/20

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 02:26:51 | More by THANAT0PSIS
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle into a tulip
dark broam with a creamy with head of about 1/4 inch.
smell is of figs and other dried fruits. smells like a good belgian strong dark/quad should.
taste is wow, as good as almost any belgian strong dark i've tasted. unibroue is legit!
maybe not the best example of the style, but a DAMN good one and one i will return to again and again.
considering the price, this beer is in its own class.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 03:38:48 | More by YieldToNothing
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spoony

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 355 ml bottle (best by November 14, 2014) into a globe.

A-This beer is quite murky and dark, nearly black, with a nice ruby red highlight. A normal pour produces about two fingers of dense, creamy, tan head that drops pretty quickly into a thick cap.

S-The smell is quite sweet and malt dominant. I smell lots of dark, candied fruit like plums and raisins. The alcohol is sweet and solvent-like, but it fits pretty well into the beer. Its a nice mixture, if not as complex as some.

T-The taste, although still sweet, is not quite a tooth-tingling as the smell would lead you to believe. I detect dark, sweet fruits, and some raisin and prune like the smell, but the taste has more spices like pepper, clove, and cinnamon. There is also some cocoa powder in there.

M-The feel is a real highlight. It is soft, lightly creamy, and medium to full bodied.

O-Along with La Fin du Monde, Trois Pistoles was one of my early craft beer experiences, so it is nice to get around to reviewing it. This is a big strong beer with lots of flavor and great mouthfeel. However, with lots of other big strong beers to compete against now, it may lack the complexity that the best examples of this style possess. That being said, I would happily drink this as dessert six days out of seven because the sweetness really is delicious and the 355 ml bottle is easier to justify on a work night.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 02:49:03 | More by spoony
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - deep cherry mahogany hue. Some higher clairity than expected. Little to no head or lacing. A bit confused.

S - crisp yet smooth aroma crazy amounts of stone fruits. Malty sugars and caramel confections. Sour and sweet balanced perfectly.

T - copy the above paragraph. Lovely. Heavenly complex flavors of fruit and malts. Strawberry and cotton candy mixed with banana peel and white wine. The aftertaste is crisp and citric. Only possible complaint, too sweet maybe.

M - a slight noticeable abv burn but just right for this style. Crisp despite little to no head.

D -So many north American "Belgian style ales" are cheap jokes of imitations that couldn't find Belgium on a map but this one could easily pass a blind taste test.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 22:53:10 | More by jeranbrews
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jvillefan

California

3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a dark brown almost black body with a huge (and somewhat annoying) head despite my best efforts to keep it under 2 fingers.

S: Huge belgian character with dark fruit aromas. There is a subtle licorice/anise aroma as well. In the back of the aroma there is a smoke/roasty smell that ties this up nicely.

T: Way less flavorful then I was expecting. There are numerous flavors present but it does not have very strong flavors. There is the dark fruit flavor in the beginning. Next comes the spices, it has a coriander/lavender flavor in it. The belgian spiciness comes up next and the flavor is finished off by a roasted grain flavor. All flavors could be elevated significantly to make this better.

M: Nice thick body with a bit too much carbonation.

O: A great belgian beer but the flavors are a little muted.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 03:45:42 | More by jvillefan
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Tone

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, yeast, slight hop, spices, and an earthy grass aroma. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight pale malt, slight hop, slight yeast, hint of wheat, spices, and a hint of dark citrus. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 13:02:10 | More by Tone
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,854 ratings.