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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,049 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,049
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 171
Gots: 289 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-31-2000)
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

05-19-2012 19:36:48 | More by TimH
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-19-2012 04:03:07 | More by ptricky
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-19-2012 02:44:10 | More by TheMyers
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-18-2012 01:11:57 | More by Chugger
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-17-2012 20:48:20 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-17-2012 15:09:44 | More by dcbike
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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a dark brownish brew with a reddish tint. Upon serving there was a light white head that faded rapidly to give a medium level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of dark fruits with notes of roasted malt and brown bread. It is mixed with a light yeast, spice and chocolate aroma. It is quite nice.

Taste – The taste starts out as dark fruit and cocoa. It’s a nice dark chocolate covered cherry and raisin taste mixed with a brown bread flavor. As the taste advances the fruit and the bread remain but the chocolate begins to fade. In the middle some tastes of yeast and a light spice come to the tongue. From there a lighter caramel and toffee sweetness mix. All these flavors persist to the end where they are met with a lighter alcohol flavor that leaves a warming sweet taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is on the creamier side with a medium level of carbonation. Both are quite fitting for the sweeter complex flavors of the brew. The body provides enough thickness to where it can really permeate the tongue while the carbonation suits the sweeter flavors well.

Overall – A very nice tasting Belgian dark. A great flavor profile with a wonderful aroma and feel. A brew to try.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 23:42:40 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

App: Burnt Umber with a thick 2 finger head that settles to a fine off white thin ring

Sm: Nutty, sweet, and malty

Tst: the taste is like the smell of molasses. heavy and sweet yet mild

Mtfl: heavy. sticky smooth.

Ovrall: A great beer. One is enough since its rather sweet and heavy on the tongue. Also a good one to end the night with considering the texture and flavor/smell. Im still astounded at how similar the smell and taste are. Another good Unibroue brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 03:28:08 | More by Burlyn
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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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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Head rises to about 1.5 fingers and is foamy, tan hot chocolate froth colored. Head recedes but still maintains a thin covering and a decent ring. The beers color is deep, dark burgundy and nearly opaque.

Wonderful dark fruit notes abound with layers of roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate covered cherries, and toffee. Behind that are some notes of spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, light belgian yeast, maybe hint of clove, lovely hints of vanilla, and maybe the tiniest twinge of green apple. Lovely smelling brew.

The taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Complex dark fruit notes of dates, raisins, chocolate covered cherries, with cocoa, toffee, light vanilla notes, light notes of belgian yeast and green apple, and light notes of the spices aforementioned. Nice taste. Not quite exactly similar to the aroma but just as good as it.

Mouthfeel is nice. Carbonation is medium-high, consistency is medium-round, body is medium-full, and the finish is a bit lengthy but that's a good thing. Lingering notes of the dark fruits and hints of chocolate/cocoa.

Overall this is an awesome brew that I can't believe I've passed over as many times as I have. I finally got a bottle because I looked at it and saw something in the stores description that it "rivaled a fine port" and I just happened to be in the mood for something. I'm definitely going to buy this again, and likely will age some too.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 22:06:04 | More by matttttYCE
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2012 21:16:10 | More by WritersBlock
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-13-2012 21:43:52 | More by syntheticwings
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-13-2012 21:08:55 | More by mikerems
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-13-2012 18:30:50 | More by dcs1548
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-13-2012 12:37:38 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-13-2012 06:29:31 | More by PatGreer
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2012 05:04:05 | More by FrankK
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-12-2012 04:19:15 | More by Sternfels
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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in oversized wineglass.

pours a murky mahogany tone while yielding a finger of tannish head; moderate retention and nice lacing evident.

the nose offers a medley of dark fruits right out of the gate, joined in short order by toasted malt, alcohol, belgian yeast, and spices. none of which unexpected for the style. the flavor delivers more of the same, with perhaps a stronger toasted / caramel malt presence than was in the aroma. more booze noted in the finish.

i'd say it has a medium bodied mouthfeel, creamy, with above average carbonation. all in all a very well built BSDA and very tasty; for me though it just lacks that certain intangible something which separates the very good and the stellar.

original review on: 08-31-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 22:30:48 | More by BostonHops
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2012 18:33:21 | More by BigCheese
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-10-2012 17:06:29 | More by zvanwink
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: thin head on a dark amber and brown body.

S: nicely complex with spices, apple, raisin and figs with some malts.

T: this one is a touch smokey with more dark fruit and spices as was in the aroma. inter-mixed cocoa and yeast notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: another excellent beer from this brewery. One of the best in a genre with some big name and very well made beers in it.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 01:22:44 | More by kylehay2004
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-09-2012 06:25:16 | More by ayestidham
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2009 (aged 3 years)

A: Dark garnet in color, heavy internal carbonation, pours a small white foamy head that quickly becomes nice lacing, a bit hazy

S: Strong dried fruits, quite sweet, some vanilla characteristics, a bit of spiciness, some alcohol to finish, very fragrant overall

T: Pretty amazing, nice fruit elements, reminiscent of the nose, some cocoa/vanilla, flavorful and no alcohol whatsoever, completely mellowed out y the age

M: One of, if not the most smooth ale I've had, the aging has worked wonders on this brew, light fruity aftertaste, not drying or overpowering on the palate

O: Fragrant, flavorful, smooth, awesome overall, but given the aging on this bottle, and the fact this a Unibroue product, I can't say I'm surprised

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 02:54:16 | More by MatthewWilde
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-08-2012 03:13:49 | More by ycortez
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