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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,182 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,182
Reviews: 1,880
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 178
Gots: 339 | 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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Photo of TheRealBigC
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having not been particularly in love with some of the other beers from Unibroue which I've tried (particularly Maudite - just not for me), I found Trois Pistoles to be a rather delicious offering that has renewed my interest in the brewery. All of the great things I've heard about Unibroue make more sense now that I've tried this one. It's complex and remarkably tasty. The cherry notes are my particular favorite part. Alcohol is nice and warming. Not a beer to take lightly, but a glass of Trois Pistoles every now and then is quite worthwhile.

TheRealBigC, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of ltdantheman
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

ltdantheman, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of leagr
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

leagr, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of WoodenLeg410
5/5  rDev +18.2%

WoodenLeg410, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of jhhollier
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

jhhollier, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of LordVodka
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

LordVodka, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Whiskeyjack
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Whiskeyjack, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: brown beer with a pale white flimsy head

S: wet dark fruit dusted with cocoa powder

T: dark fruit, plum pudding, black forest cake, cherry malt

M: thinner than the taste describes, rather well-carbonated and finishes crisp

O: Unibroue was one of the first brewers of interest when I got into craft beer, so I have a soft spot for them, but this is also a very fine dark Belgian-style ale worthy of appreciation.

Greywulfken, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of CM31
5/5  rDev +18.2%

CM31, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Mdodge8837
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Mdodge8837, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Hopswagger
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P:  Minimal khaki head that fades fast topping a murky deep brown colored body almost having a purple hue to it.  Zesty carbonation. 

S:  Sweet grapes, belgian spicy yeast, candied malts, chocolate covered cherries and sweet prunes. 

T/M:  Zesty and spicy carbonation in a medium-full mouthfeel. Big spicy cherry bourbon flavors surround the palate. Candy malt sweetness, musky yeast, rye bread, dark fruits, burnt brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon.  Finishes dry and clean with a spicy alcohol sting in the back of the throat.  Once warned charred grass, rum soaked currants and plums. The alcohol is apparent but subtle and delicate with loads of fresh sweet grapes.

O:  Super spicy but delicately sweet. I recently reviewed Muadite and I'm having trouble picking my favorite. This delivers more raw spice and boozy flavors and not as much candy sweetness. The raw character creates a complex yet balanced brew. I will have to do a blind side by side tasting of these two. It's good to see that a brewery can create two ales of the same style and have both of them be great and so different. Well done! 

Hopswagger, Aug 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Dyerseve, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

mattparsons, Aug 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -35%

ATXRyan, Aug 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

tfsimpkins, Aug 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

aleslover, Aug 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

ssimpson89, Aug 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Bradwnelson, Jul 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Dine, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

PaulMcQ, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of NWer
2.75/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

C041021540 stamped on neck
Best Before 03-04-13 stamped on label
Loud pop from the cork easy removal.
Very foamy pour dissipates very quickly.
Plum. lots of plum. Nothing else. Some residual effervescence.
Very disappointing.
Mouthfeel & aftertaste nothing to write home about.
What am I missing? This is a highly rated beer and I find nothing of value to warrant a redo.
Not a drainpour though. It would have to be pretty awful to do that.

NWer, Jul 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

dominic4beer, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

kobeer, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Stinger80OH, Jul 22, 2012
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,182 ratings.