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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,117 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,117
Reviews: 1,872
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 174
Gots: 314 | FT: 8
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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snaotheus

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%

750ml bottle poured into two large snifters after a desperate struggle with the cork

Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Significant but not gigantic quantities of sediment at the bottom turn it somewhat cloudy. Lots of slow active carbonation. Smell is fruity. I think I smell a lot of dates with a little plum and cherry.

Taste is mild but complex. Maybe "soft-spoken" is better than "mild". There's lots of interesting fruit flavor and a little spice, a little yeast, but it's not too sweet and it doesn't taste boozy at all. Maybe the slightest hint of alcohol in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and airy and effervescent. Overall, this is a very good beer.

08-13-2012 03:59:22 | More by snaotheus
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chugfest

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-12-2012 01:30:14 | More by chugfest
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GntSquid


4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-11-2012 19:26:49 | More by GntSquid
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Gagnier77


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-11-2012 16:32:01 | More by Gagnier77
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GentlemanJoel

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-11-2012 15:04:04 | More by GentlemanJoel
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Fantalek

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-11-2012 03:19:46 | More by Fantalek
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-11-2012 02:07:10 | More by rbrefbeerman
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

Bottled May 25, 2011.

It has taken me awhile to get around to reviewing this one.

Beer is a very dark ruby red, almost brown. Moderately-sized off-white head. Head fades fairly quickly, but not completely. A film stays.

Smell is full of the classic Unibroue yeast. Malty with rich dark fruit notes- cherry, raisin, plum. Good smell.

Taste is also typical Unibroue (which is not a bad thing). The yeast flavour is there, along with lots of dark fruit. Cherry, raisin, grape, plum. Some spice. Tastes a bit of candy, but not nearly as much as some other BSDAs. Good.

Full bodied, but lighter than expected or preferred. Perhaps due to the very low carbonation level, at least in this bottle. Feels a bit dead.

Overall, a very good beer. I prefer this one to Maudite, personally.

08-10-2012 22:44:31 | More by jrenihan
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-10-2012 19:13:59 | More by anhigdon
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-10-2012 19:03:42 | More by slowdaddy
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

08-10-2012 17:54:02 | More by TheRealBigC
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-10-2012 16:18:45 | More by ltdantheman
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leagr

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-10-2012 01:25:10 | More by leagr
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WoodenLeg410


5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-10-2012 00:58:59 | More by WoodenLeg410
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-09-2012 12:55:06 | More by jhhollier
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LordVodka

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-09-2012 03:29:33 | More by LordVodka
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Whiskeyjack

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-08-2012 19:45:13 | More by Whiskeyjack
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Greywulfken

New York

4.23/5  rDev 0%

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.

08-08-2012 01:57:47 | More by Greywulfken
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CM31

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-06-2012 21:08:12 | More by CM31
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-06-2012 05:55:27 | More by Mdodge8837
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

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! 

08-06-2012 02:54:11 | More by Hopswagger
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Dyerseve

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-05-2012 22:42:25 | More by Dyerseve
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-05-2012 02:40:17 | More by mattparsons
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ATXRyan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -35%

08-04-2012 05:30:58 | More by ATXRyan
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-04-2012 02:30:11 | More by tfsimpkins
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,117 ratings.