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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,431 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,431
Reviews: 1,913
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 199
Gots: 441 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-31-2000

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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - First pour yielded little to no head, which seemed strange. Other reviews suggest this is atypical. Has low amount of bubbles on surface after head subsided. Low to moderate levels of bubbles rising to surface.

Smell - Strong aroma of raisins and plum. Sweet and fruity. Very bold, like biting into half a dozen plums at once.

Taste - Very sweet. Raisin and plum flavors. Very earthy taste. Very sweet. Almost too much taste in each sip.

Mouthfeel - Compared to the Le Fin du Monde (same brewery) that I recently rated, carbonation is lower than its sister, however, overall carbonation is medium and even across the tongue. 9% ABV is hidden slightly by the body, which is more subtle than expected for a high ABV content.

Overall - I confess that I was expecting a more direct and 'up-front' experience with this beer. Knowing my expectations, I can give a more accurate response on this beer. Having the fruit aroma and taste to it, I am at a loss as to what or how else the flavor/aroma could be altered to suit my 'ideal' taste of this beer. Though I, personally, cannot handle the aroma/taste for long (about half a bottle), it is enjoyable (for me) up to that point.

I still have three more bottles. I might re-review if my experience and/or thoughts change on this brew.

Best By Date of 05-19-14.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

all unibroue beers are awesome, but this may be their finest offering. it pours a unique mahogany color, with a touch of something dark purple even in there. a nice white head stays around awhile, leaving lovely lacing down the glass. the nose of this beer is powerfully alcoholic, intemixed with a bouquet of fresh and dried fruits. plums, rasiins, candied pears, and figs come to mind, this is a rich nose. the yeast is also a classic belgian strain that really brings the smells together in a synergistic way. the flavor is equally complex and decadent, with the fruits taking center stage. its sort of sweet and thick like a port wine, but much brighter and lighter despite its full body and sticky texture. it finished boozy, and when it warms up its very intense, but this is a beer that opens up beautifully in the glass. it gets more and more yeasty to me, and less and less sweet. the mix of fruit and spice makes this a perfect winter warmer or holiday beer, although i dont think it is intended to be such. wonderful carbonation makes it more drinkable than it should be. this pairs well with red meat, boldly seasoned seafood, and caramely bread pudding. overall a world class example of the style.

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Deep dark ruby in color with three fingers of bubbly off white foam. Leaves a thin tan cap on top. Looks very lively. Smell of dark cherries, raisins, rum and sourdough. Bold flavors of fruits and a sort of cocoa taste. Slight sweetness. Full bodied and bubbly, alcohol warms you quickly but the alcohol taste is well hidden. Dry finish. Dynamite beer from one of my favorite styles.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,431 ratings.