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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,509 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,509
Reviews: 1,934
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 213
Gots: 491 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-31-2000

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured out of a bottle. Had a date on it - didn't care to look. This poured a deep dark caramely brown color. Little head and little lacing. The smell was a very pronounced fruity aroma - very strong. Smelled like raisins. The taste was great - the caramel and dark fruits seem to work well together on the palate - this is even better than Fin Du Monde. This is a smooth well balanced beer. A very strong Belgian Dark. Great stuff

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This brew poured an envigorated large head of fine to medium sized bubbles that left little lacing and lasted a good length of time. Its body was a very cloudy semi-opaque deep brown color. It has a very nice strong malt aroma and a very smotth initial flavor that finishes much more complex than it starts. its high alcohol content is well hidden in its flavor. The flavoe is very hard to describe. It is highly complex with a lightly fizzy, tongue tingling sensation of malts and spices. Extremely good brew. I will definately try this again in one of their larger bottles.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

the appearance is dark brown but not dark enough to eliminate all the light going through. a very sudsy looking head leaves quick.

the scent is full of a malt nose, with a sweet nutty scent underneath. like almond, or walnut. plum fruits and apple waver in the background.

the flavor is delightful. perfectly balanced between the malt and sweet notes, with residual flavors of black cherry and, almost like a wine, a tannin-type flavor. the taste just explodes and does not relent through the tasting. a slam dunk.

fizzy feel and very light. the carbonation is massive and almost too much, but it ends up being second to the amazing flavor.

well, this is an unbelieveable specimen. do all belgian dark ales carry this amount of sweetness and flavor? I don't know but I am going to check. great, spectacular drink.

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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Yum, yum, yum. Unibroue makes me so happy.

Pours a dark, rich looking reddish/brownish color with a lot of tan head that dwindles down to a lovely ring around the edge of the glass. Smells grassy, earthy. Sweet, but not too much so. Definitely some chocolate in there and caramel.

Tastes lovely. A fabulous sweet fruityness to it, mostly grape and raisin, followed by a hint of citrus. Very flavorful- also traces of spices in here, herbalness. So much going on, but on a subtle level that's all well balanced. I can sense and taste the alcohol, but it adds to and helps, rather than hinders, the flavor. It helps the mouthfeel and gives you a lovely warming feeling.

The carbonation is plentiful, which I personally enjoy, and plays on your palate, adding a necessary lightness to this otherwise sweet and slightly heavy beer. Completely adds balance to it. Helps the drinkability factor, and makes each sip burst on your tongue. A sweet treat.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glass - Tulip

A - Murky brown color with a 2-finger head, it didn't hold to well. It left little spots & splashes here & there on the glass.

S - Belgian yeast, bready with clove & cinnamon spice. A bit of roasted nuts with date, fig, black cherry and plum fruits. Moderately sweet aroma with faint cookie like malt.

T - Very bready with mild cookie dough flavors upfront, and lots of yeast flavors dominating throughout. I definitely get the alcohol in the middle & towards the finish, more so as it warms, along with clove & peppery qualities. Dark fruit notes like plum & fig are there & sorta make an appearance on the finish with the alcohol warmth. Low bitterness with mildly lingering yeast flavors.

M - Very smooth & almost creamy with very soft carbonation. Medium-full bodied.

D - Very drinkable with the 9% ABV being dangerously hidden. I really liked this one, I'm not big on the style but I can see myself buying this one sometime in the future.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into 13oz tulip glass.
A: Dark brown with slight red hues around the edges. One finger of off white head.
S: Smells almost like a red wine. Alcohol smell is definitely present along with smells of dark fruit
T: The alcohol on the nose is not present in the taste, but the fruits are also much less potent and only appear on the finish.

This is a solid beer with a great smell but the taste does not match up to it.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark hazy brown, nearly non-opaque. The head is massive, and spews forth without effort. The head is off white color, almost mocha. Carbonation is excellent as well. The looks are perfect for this one folks. Smell is strong of bananas, sweet candied malt, and various spices. Spicy with fruity esters. Taste is delicious. Lots of dark fruit, banana rind, and sweet phenols. Pure malt based, slightly caramelized, yet earthy. Taste is overall well balanced, dark and fruity. Full-bodied. Mouthfeel is creamy. Drinkability is crazy for 9%.

Another incredible offering from our friendly neighbors to the north.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours out a dark mahogany hue with a thick tan head that quickly disappears leaving some retention, moderate carbonation and sparse lacing.
S. The aroma consists of raisins, cherries, prunes, dark chocolate.
T. The taste starts out with some raisins, followed by some prunes, molasses, and finishes off with some cherries and hints of chocolate. Some bread (i'm thinking wheat) is present throughout taste and some alcohol, even though it does not taste like 9% ABV.
M. A soft, but dry feel. The beer tend to melt in your mouth, it would be like how beer in Heaven would be like.
O. A very yummy beer that is very well made and i'll be adding it to my regular rotation of beers. For anyone that loves a nice strong ale that has not tried this yet please do, I am very glad a friend of mine recommended this to me.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,509 ratings.