Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,584 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,584
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 237
Gots: 536 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 10-31-2000

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Photo of uvachief
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank an entire 750ml bottle. Pours a copper reddish brown with big carbonated head that lingers. Not dark like a stout. Opaque. Aromas of fruit such as raisins or plums. Slight hint of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg maybe. Tastes extremely smooth for a Belgian dark ale. You'll taste the raisins or plums, cinnamon and sugars. Not sweet though. Very mild and abv is unnoticeable even though at 9. Easy drinking beer you can enjoy over a long sporting event. Excellent BDA.

Photo of Salsashark3d
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. I've had it a few times this week and it definitely hits the spot. good game to slowly drink on to last you through those March Madness games, and will help you relax in those tense ot's

Photo of MisterGone
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is listed as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. However, it is a deceptively smooth one. (From a 12 into tulip... twice) this pours a deep copper brown with a quick ascending khaki head. The head then dissipates to hold a finger or so of head for quite a while.

The aroma is not unlike many (North) American Dubbels. Spice, dried fruits - especially raisin, and ripe plum. The flavor is that same palate, distributed. Spice and raisin up front, dried fruit across, and a finish with the ripe plum. The bottle mentions a port or sherry flavor on the finish and I wouldn't argue that.

So here's why i say deceptive. There is no real alcohol blast at the finish. This does not bring the Belgi-funk hard even though it is bottle conditioned. It may just be an ideal intro to the genre of Belgian Strong Dark - but beware. This smooth, drinkable brew sits at 9ABV, so perhaps have some poutine before hand.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown, with a deep red tint, and mild, moderate white head. Mild lacing.

S - Bright spike of yeast, suggesting dark fruits, like raisins and prunes, a touch of leather.

T - Plum skin and sour pale plum flesh, a touch of minerality. Spice in the middle, with a full, lovely breadiness and toffee. Close is snappy acidity that fades out.

M - Moderate carbonation.

O - A rock solid rendition of a BSDA. Quite full and robust.

Photo of OB1Kubota
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Medium body, bold dark fruit and just sweet enough. Very easy to drink. The fact that it is relatively easy to get is a real bonus.

Photo of SierraFlight
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into tulip. Very dark brown with a half-finger of tan head that recedes to a ring and some cells of bubbles. Smells of cherries, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, bread, and fig. Taste is grassy, pear and apple on warming, cherries, figs, dates, spicy alcohol notes, and grains. Medium-full body, oily and creamy texture, lively carbonation, dry and spicy finish. Definitely improves as it warms.

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

- slight green and red highlights to a dark brown
-fruity bread with a bit of spice
-smooth great flavor lingers after you put it down
-perfect body not to light or thick
-great beer one of my favorites from this brewery love the flavor and how long it lasts while not being overpowering

Photo of Neorebel
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Trois Pistoles pours a lovely brown color with red highlights. It's topped by a soda like head that is retained fairly well as one sips. I found the aroma to contain nice elements of Belgian yest and dark fruits. The flavor has wonderful fruit esters of apple, pear, cranberry, and black cherries. It's smooth, bready, and balanced and has a nice spicy finish - maybe a bit of clove? Hardly any alcohol heat is perceptible. Overall, it's a superb pleasure to drink!

Photo of Jimbob-Aloobob
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unibroue never fails to impress! It has that distinctive yeast flavouring with great malty greatness. It just coats your mouth in luxury. The high ABV is not noticeable until about 2/3 of the bottle is enjoyed! Good game!

Photo of Matty123
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Ordinary in New Haven Ct. Wonderful smell of cherries and plums. 1/4 inch head that dissipated over time. Dark color like a stout. The taste blew me away. Sweet, a slight slight hint of tartness but the sweet over takes its. Mouthfeel is perfect. Doesn't coat the mouth. Great beer.

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'll keep it short. So drinkable, smooth, no taste of alcohol, but dangerous at 9%abv. Dark with taste of dark fruits, yeast and brown sugar.

Blended absolutely perfect! One of my favorite beers ever!

Photo of Jjg425
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is a fantastic brew!

Photo of WoodBrew
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan of Belgians....but this is a good one. The beer pours dark with thick white head....but no lace. The scent and taste are common to Belgians. Overall its worth a try.

Photo of Benish
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tall snifter glass.

Appearance: a dark brown while pouring. Not translucent but light shines though. Dark Takes after a brown ale. Very foamy, yet not thick head. Dissipated pretty quickly.

Smell: some dark fruits, tons of yeast, little bit of a cola smell. Mildly sweet.

Taste: It almost identical to the smell. Dark fruits with a lot of yeast. A touch of cola at the finsh.

Mouthfeel: medium body. Too carbonated in my opinion. Also somewhat acidic in the mouth.

Overall: Belgian beers have never been my favorite - probably because of the yeast and dark fruits. This is pretty much what this beer takes after. And it does a good job at that.

Photo of Summerteeth
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I earned this one after 3 1/2 hours of shoveling the driveway and raking the roof. Trois Pistoles by Unibroue of Quebec, one of the best breweries in the world. This is a "dark ale on lees" (meaning the leftover sediment and dead yeast - don't let that turn you off) with spices. Smell is heavy with dark fruits, like prunes and raisins, and some pepper. Nearly pitch black color with nice head. Taste is smooth and heavily malty with the same dark fruits but minimal pepper. No hops detected here even though I know they're there. Very smooth mouthfeel with a sweetness that lingers. At 9% ABV it is a true sipper.

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first beer from unibroue. very good

Photo of The_ale_scale
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I think the bottle I got was a little under carbonated but overall it's a great beer

Photo of Harvest06
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trois Pistoles "Three Coins" Served at 55F in a wine glass.

A: Served from a 12 oz bottle. Cloudy dark brown with red hi-lights. Tall head no lacing.

S: Fruit, spices, slight sour aromas.

T: Start is sweet fruity - raisins, plums, figs with subtle spiciness from yeast., Middle is bready with subtle camel & toffee, finish is mildly sour. Not as sour as the Dutches, more along the lines of the subtle sourness of Monk's Cafe. A very pleasant mild sourness that adds a nice complexity to finish and hides the abv well.

M: Medium body, high carbonation.

O: Outstanding Belgian dark ale. More session able (even at 9%) abv than most Belgian strong dark ales. The funky tart finish is what makes this my favorite Unibroue ale. Worth cellaring to see if it improves - their website suggests 5 years.

Photo of GOBLIN
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Spot on and perfect for the style ! My favorite from Unibroue thus far.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours dark copper with a quickly dissipating ivory head. No lacing.
S - Sour, malts and dark cooked fruits give way to a wine note. Dark cooked prunes, raisins, dates and cherries.
T - Quite sour, lots of winey fruit notes, virtually no hop or malt presence. Excellent winter weather beer. Let it warm up!!!!!!
O - An excellent unique beer.
V - Good Value.

Photo of ortizs
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very unique blend of flavors.

Photo of modidia
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

stumble upon it at the bar its very good

Photo of Andrew041180
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fin Du Monde may have been my first ever craft brew, even though I scarcely remember it. For some reason I approach this one with skepticism. Here goes.

I'm surprised that the initial head seems more bubbly than I expect, but it fades quickly to a light cap of foam. Clean on the glass with no lace. Aroma is lacking. I get a hint of what I would expect from a BSDA, but little more. And the taste. If I were to do this blind I seriously doubt I could distinguish this from any of my favorite Belgian ales in this category. Perfect balance. Bready with dark fruit mixed in. Nice. Excellent carbonation and medium body. Finish is just barely dry. Just enough. Maybe a touch thin.

Photo of JJfreeou21
2.03/5  rDev -52%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The reputation brought this beer to my home. I found it to be repugnant. Very little carbonation, boozy, wine like finish. It tasted like old cellar stored raisin wine. Maybe because I am in Hawaii but I found it to be putrid.

Photo of John_Squires
2.67/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Has that Belgium taste but bland. Not a big fan of the "fruit" in this one.

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,584 ratings.