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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,035 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,035
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 169
Gots: 285 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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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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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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-08-2012 03:02:06 | More by beerhaver
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-07-2012 19:35:33 | More by sandflier
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2012 03:28:22 | More by BillyTWilliams
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New Jersey

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

Poured from a 12oz twist-off(!) bottle (Best Before date: 12-14-14) into a Chimay Chalice glass.

A- Pours a deep, deep ruby red/mahogany with a 1-finger head dissipating quickly.

S- Complex and hard to quantify...sweet notes of toffee, chocolate and molasses along with dark dried fruits (raisins, dates, cherries) in addition to (those familiar Belgian esters) of green apple, pear and clove all are present on the nose.

T- Like all Unibroue beers, very complex, very pungent and similar to the nose but even more...cherry/chocolate sweetness along with those dark fruits dominate followed by some citrus rind bitterness attacks the palate.

M- Despite the modest head, there is a healthy amount of carbonation with which dances on the palate allowing for a rather dry finish.

O- A bit more slick on the palate and rich in the flavor than Maudite, it is another homerun from Unibroue. I (only slightly) prefer the flavor profile of Maudite, but Trois Pistoles is an amazingly rich and satisfying brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 22:23:23 | More by threeviews
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New York

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, with a slight reddish tinge. Smallish pale tan head that sticks around a long time but doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Ripe fruity sweetness, distinctive yeast aromas, a little bit of spice.

T/M: Sweet dark fruits right up front, with some underlying tingly spiciness that's enhanced by the spiky carbonation. The yeast takes over by the end of each sip for a yeasty, slightly bitter followthrough that balances the initial sweetness. The alcohol warms a bit on the way down but is otherwise well hidden.

O: A really delicious and complex Belgian dark ale that perfectly balances sweetness, spiciness, bitterness and booze.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 16:27:54 | More by sevenarts
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-06-2012 09:59:47 | More by ng85
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-06-2012 03:58:40 | More by Kopfschuss
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-06-2012 01:36:42 | More by gshackles
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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into pint glass. Rich darkish color beer. This beer and small to medium head and tasted like malts, chocolate and carmel. Very smooth beer going down. Was intrigued by the bottle at first thinking it might be wine, but an excellent dinner beer

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 14:41:42 | More by yuenglingfan101
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British Columbia (Canada)

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

A: Deep rich coffee with plenty of suspended sediment. Two fingers worth of pale tan head that lingered longer than expected and left lots of thin lacing chased across the surface.

S: Sweet dark fruit and toasted malts with that characteristic Unibroue yeast. Lingering toasted malts with a tiny hint of coco.

T: Sweet molasses biscuits, with dried dark fruits and a bitter hops after taste giving way to a dry coco flavour. The sweet start and mildly bitter after taste is masterfully balanced. Some hints of the alcohol, which only serve to add to the complexity.

M: Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. A few swirls will reveal the brews ability to hold onto the glass, like pancake syrup.

O: My drinking partner says Trois Pistoles is like love in a bottle. Sweet but not too sweet, with a playful dark side that doesn't overwhelm. A good body and a beautiful blonde head on its shoulders.
I enjoy it's smooth approach, sweet and tantalizing with a bit of a dry wit and smooth talk that hints at it's darker boozier side. Everyone left the table satisfied.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 05:01:26 | More by FondueVoodoo
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New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a beauty, eh. A Canadian beer with a great, complex flavor without being too heavy. We split a big bottle between four of us. One guy noted a citrus flavor, I thought of walnuts. There's alot going on here. 9% abv, but you wouldn't know it, because the of the wonderful flavors, the high alcohol content is hardly noticable. It is highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 03:24:49 | More by Trombone69
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-05-2012 01:39:15 | More by fishkab
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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a purple-brown, medium tan head slowly dissipated

S: Strong fruits of plum, raisins and pear, rich molasses and candy

T: Strong dark fruits, candy sugar, bread and thick molasses maltiness, boozy sweetness

M: Big body with big carbonation with a surprisingly light but creamy body, drys out slightly but finishes with a creamy fullness

O: Very good

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 01:08:06 | More by barleywinefiend
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-03-2012 22:38:13 | More by Jamcrae16
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