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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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94
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4,037 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,037
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 169
Gots: 285 | 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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tmm313

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

06-30-2012 20:19:35 | More by tmm313
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a huge tan head with good retention and lacing

S-dark fruit, caramel, toffee, cloves

T-rich malt, caramel, port wine, cloves, toffee, plums all blended harmoniously

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, rich and smooth mouth feel

O-well-balanced flavorful dark ale, a pleasure to sip and savor

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 02:36:34 | More by MDDMD
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srv33

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, huge head, great lacing. Smells of port, fruits, and cinammon. Taste very unique, similar to other Unibroue fare that I've had, quite carbonated. Somewhat sweet. Strong and complex fruit flavors, apple pear raisin. Balanced and dry. Another excellent beer from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 23:02:41 | More by srv33
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CharlieKelly


4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-29-2012 14:41:47 | More by CharlieKelly
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dreis

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-26-2012 03:07:49 | More by dreis
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

06-25-2012 18:47:52 | More by ryser2k
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Swigit

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-25-2012 06:34:59 | More by Swigit
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-25-2012 04:50:54 | More by mbs11
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

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

Consumed 6/24/12

Appearance: Dark brown, with some dark amber and some red - creamy, light tan head - some lacing

Smell: Loads of Unibroue yeast and some fruits - some bananas, some dark fruits - a little spicy, with lots of cloves - some red wine-like characteristics - caramel malts, some toffee - on the sweet side overall

Taste: Dark, fruity, and interesting - dark fruits, like raisins and figs - clove and some spices, something that reminds me of cinnamon - yeasty, with clove, bubblegum, and a touch of pepper - vaguely tart, mildly bitter, very sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth

Overall: A great brew from Unibroue

Yeasty, but very interesting. A lot of dark fruits, Belgian flavors, and other things going on. I had this a few years ago and enjoyed it. Thankfully, I still enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 02:06:24 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Deep garnet with some deep brown. Head is off-white and drops to a thin collar in short order. Mostly clear with a minor haze from the yeast.

Smell: Sweet. Candi sugar, caramel malts, and even some caramel candy sweetness as well. Unibroue yeast strain comes through, but it's tempered by the sweetness. Dark fruit, cherries, figs, and plums. A beefier Belgian dubbel. some clove and banana.

Taste: Opening fruitiness is ripe cherry with some darker plum. Candi sugar in quantity. Yeast is chewy and loaded with apple, banana, and clove. Malty sweetness is mildly roasted and pushes hard on the sugars. Some caramel with some brown sugar leanings. As it warms the yeast takes over. Sweet. Lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a medium body and high side of moderate carbonation. Yeast dries it all out.

Overall: The best application of Unibroue house yeast. Incredibly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 01:57:32 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Auraan

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-24-2012 03:45:04 | More by Auraan
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Czar_chasm

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2012 18:45:10 | More by Czar_chasm
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steph1974

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-22-2012 23:34:33 | More by steph1974
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immobileman

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-21-2012 06:09:32 | More by immobileman
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bsimms

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2012 04:40:30 | More by bsimms
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NickMGlass

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2012 03:59:04 | More by NickMGlass
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DannyDan

Michigan

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

A. Pours out a dark mahogany hue with a thick tan head that quickly disappears leaving some retention, moderate carbonation and sparse lacing.
S. The aroma consists of raisins, cherries, prunes, dark chocolate.
T. The taste starts out with some raisins, followed by some prunes, molasses, and finishes off with some cherries and hints of chocolate. Some bread (i'm thinking wheat) is present throughout taste and some alcohol, even though it does not taste like 9% ABV.
M. A soft, but dry feel. The beer tend to melt in your mouth, it would be like how beer in Heaven would be like.
O. A very yummy beer that is very well made and i'll be adding it to my regular rotation of beers. For anyone that loves a nice strong ale that has not tried this yet please do, I am very glad a friend of mine recommended this to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 03:55:50 | More by DannyDan
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Tartanfool

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-20-2012 14:24:57 | More by Tartanfool
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demgoth

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-20-2012 03:31:36 | More by demgoth
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phiberoptik

Ohio

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

Pours a deep maple brown with a burgundy hue and a bubbly off white head that dissipates quickly into just a cloudy layer on the top. The slightest agitation in the glass brings the bubbles back.

Notes of fig, dark fruits, faint molasses, and a nice alcohol heat.

Tastes of dark dried fruits, sweet maltiness, brown bread, winter spices, and a nice warmth in the throat.

Medium to full bodied, nice tongue coating effect with subtle bubbling in the mouth.

This is a warmer beer. One to be best had when you need a little inner warming. Definitely an enjoyable brew as many of the Unibroue beers are. Please try!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 01:46:22 | More by phiberoptik
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-19-2012 02:22:21 | More by jcjerabek
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Wessoms

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-18-2012 23:37:00 | More by Wessoms
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-18-2012 05:01:35 | More by CarolinaKev
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mschind

California

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ML bottle best by date 7-7-14

A- Poured into a snifter producing a huge rocky tan colored head without much persistence. Maintains a thin ring of foam around the edge with some lacing. Clear dark brown color.

S- Toasty malt and spicy esters with significant alcohol sweetness. Some dried fruit and rising bread notes as well.

T- Rich malty goodness. Mild sweetness, dates and cloves. Slightly dry finish.

M- Medium body with smooth and full carbonation.

O- Rich and tasty, another winner from Unibroue. Easily beats many examples of this style that are priced at twice what I paid for this. It paired very well with some Pad Thai. The lime and tamarind balanced the malty sweetness nicely.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 21:17:27 | More by mschind
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stortore

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-17-2012 05:06:29 | More by stortore
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,037 ratings.