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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,307 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,307
Reviews: 1,897
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 188
Gots: 373 | FT: 6
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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Photo of jtd1969
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - dark and light lacing, good carbonation

S - Pear, dark fruit and some sweet bread

T - Some stout like roastiness, Belgian yeast, raisin, spice, caramel

M - Medium body, low carbonation for style, but perfect for beer

O - OMG, what a beer, so so good... I had it on tap and what a delight... Wish I would have ordered a second one! It was so so good!!!

jtd1969, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

NumberNone, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of vkv822
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip

Pours nearly black, with deep amber highlights. The head is off-white, and starts out quite fizzy, and foaming into a thick, craggy, billowy head. Then dissipates to a creamy, half-inch foam across the glass. Light lacing.

Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Dark malts.

Subtle notes of dark fruit, cocoa, light roast and candi sugar blend nicely.

Medium, smooth body, low carbonation.

An enjoyable beer, the ABV is quite well hidden, even with the subtle, yet complex flavor profile.

vkv822, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Daftcaskbc!

Appearance. Pours a deep brown-red with two fingers of off-white head.

Smell. Belgian yeast, caramel, and nice dark fruits and raisins. Smells great.

Taste. Sweet caramel, fruity belgian yeast and some spices, plums and raisins.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carboantion. Very smooth and creamy.

Overall. A very well made beer. The flavours are balanced nicely with enough compexity to be interesting, but still easy drinking.

Rutager, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of staticmaneuver
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

staticmaneuver, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Boilerfood
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Boilerfood, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Ptomaine
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Ptomaine, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of RussBecker1
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Trois Pistoles is one of the most interesting beers I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. The flavoring is absolutely massive in itself. There are big hits of chocolate and smokey coffee, but they are complimented by a big hit of cherry and grape. It is a dessert beer that stands as a meal in itself. There is a ton of alcohol however, which shapes the beer very differently than anything I have ever had. The alcohol pairs hand in and with the deeper fruit notes creating a sweet wine finish. Trois Pistoles tasted like a fine port mixed with a delicious quad, I have not had much like it.

RussBecker1, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance - Dark Brown with a brown fizzy 2 finger head. There's a slight crimson tinge around the edge of the glass but aside from that it's very dark

Smell - Caramel, Cloves, Figs, Plums, Spices, and Malts. This smells surprisingly fruity, especially with it's plum scent. Overall, it's also different from other strong ales I've had before in terms of scent; However the smell is at the very least pleasant if not tolerable.

Taste - Plums, Cloves, Spices, Figs, Yeasts and Roasted Malts. Much like the smell, this is very sweet smelling. It does warm you up a bit due to the alcohol, but the flavor itself comes off as very smooth and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - Very Light & thin. There's also some mild carbonation, and thankfully it adds to the flavor itself. Another plus is that it feels very crisp and refreshing.

Overall - For a Strong Ale, it's different and unlike any I've tried before, which is good or bad depending on who you are. As a beer, it's a nice enjoyable ale that you should check out.

NuclearDolphin, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of maynard713
4/5  rDev -5.4%

maynard713, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with 2 fingers of creamy head.

Smell is sweet and spicy. Light pepper, loads of spice, sweet bread, hints of soft bruised fruit.

Plenty of spice in taste, cloves, more yeast than in the nose, ripe dark fruits, very little alcohol.

Medium bodied sipper

Outstanding, highly accessible brew.

TheMultiYeast, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of LakelandGrillsmith
1/5  rDev -76.4%

LakelandGrillsmith, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -5.4%

2GOOFY, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

GTB, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of mbw314
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

mbw314, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

ejimhof, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of harrisonpoured
4/5  rDev -5.4%

harrisonpoured, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of JacobMutberg
4/5  rDev -5.4%

JacobMutberg, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Serge
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled. Dark reddish brown colour with a nice creamy off-white head. Malts, dry dark fruits, slight yeast and caramel in the aroma. The flavour is very full, dry dark fruits, caramel malts, vanilla, slight roasted twist along with berries and yeast. Also some spices in it.

Serge, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unibroue Trois Pistoles has a thin, beige, cola-style fizzy head and a dark, murky, bubbly, dark-brown appearance with lots of beige chunks floating about. The aroma is of fruit-cake fruit, dark bread, fudge, and spice. Flavor is of the same, with low bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery (surprisingly), and Unibroue Trois Pistoles finishes dry and ice tea-like. This is a strange ale, and I was a bit underwhelmed by it. It’s worth checking out, though.


RonaldTheriot, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of pbass78
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

pbass78, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of shigg85
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

shigg85, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of N3ptune
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

N3ptune, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of spokeydonkey
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Very dark brown (almost black) with a very minimal off-white head. Not nearly as much lacing as I'd expect from a Belgian dark.

S - Some roast notes and alcohol sharpness up front Pear and apple fruit behind that.

T - Surprising amount of roastiness all through, almost stout-like and smoky. Starts off sweet, followed up by fruitiness: apple and pear. Finishes with a lingering roast character.

M - Relatively low carbonation on this one. Medium body.

O - This one used to be one of my favorites. I haven't had it in a while and didn't review it. Having it again, it seems very roast-forward. Not sure if it's just this batch or if my tastes have changed, but the roast is a bit too dominant for me.

spokeydonkey, Oct 06, 2012
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
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