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Trois Pistoles - Unibroue

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4,113 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,113
Reviews: 1,872
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 174
Gots: 314 | FT: 8
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 auroracrisis


3.95/5  rDev -6.6%

12oz into a Maudite snifter.

A deep brown color, almost purple. Kind of like a raisin or plum color, really. One finger head that dissipates quickly into a collar of foam around the edge. Visible carbonation around the edges of the glass as well.

Dark fruits up front on the nose. Plums, raisins, and figs all present with a candy sugar sweetness. Dark caramel and toffee as well. A touch of bread like yeast quality, which boosts the fruityness a bit and throws in a drying element to the aroma, if that's possible...

Big dark fruit sweetness in the foreground. Again, those candied dark fruits with plum and figs being the most prominent. A little bit of caramel and toffee in the background with a bready, drying yeast element in there. There's a nice roundness to the flavor as well, pretty balanced and probably the beer's strongest suit.

Thin and drying, with a touch more carbonation than what I prefer in a Belgian dark ale.

A nice, affordable fruit forward Belgian-style dark ale with a niec yeast presence. Not something I would prefer to drink all the time, but it is nice to have once in awhile.

09-04-2011 03:52:30 | More by auroracrisis
Photo of benclimbs


4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a beautiful brown black with a huge head that sticks around for a while, lacing is pretty solid.

Smell is profound malts, dried dark fruit and a little yeast.

Taste is all there - a little leathery fruit, the big black caramel malts, the belgian yeasts...bomb diggity.

04-09-2009 19:51:14 | More by benclimbs
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-03-2012 05:39:43 | More by cwguy5
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

09-28-2012 23:52:31 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-24-2014 13:19:04 | More by jmsedgwick
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-02-2013 13:28:45 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%

Appearance: 341ml bottle. Darl ruby/brown pour with a lively tan head.

Smell: Malty and sweet. A raisiny nose with sweet citrus hints. Lots of over-ripened fruits and a port-like pinch.

Taste: Raosted maltiness with an underlying burnt-sugar sweetness. A chewy, raisin and plum-like quality accompanied with a spicey body. Lingering sweetness on the tongue with hints of port and wooden cask.

Mouthfeel: Very lively and bursting with bubbly falvour. A sweet, cloying finish.

Drinkablility: A nice beer but not somethig i would have everyday. To me this is a sweeter, less spicey version of Maudite.

07-26-2003 18:35:52 | More by Popsinc
Photo of xav33


4.6/5  rDev +8.7%

Unibroue Trois Pistoles
12 oz bottle
Medium pour in a tulip glass
Best before 10/08, plucked 11/06

Poured a dark murky ruddy brown with a large light brown frothy mostly lasting head.

Smelt of whole wheat bread, raisins, cinnamon, molasses, dark fruit.

Taste was upfront moderate to strong, yet perfectly balanced bitter, sweet and sour, with raisins, coffee, roasted grain, bitter spruce, dark fleshy fruit, followed by a strong spicier and maltier taste, less sourness, notes of good port or brandy, on an exquisite finish. Palate was medium bodied, creamy and velvety, lively carbonated, and light to moderate astringency.

Overall, there is so much to enjoy in this beer, it deserves multiple sittings. Classic.

11-30-2006 07:55:26 | More by xav33
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter.

Aroma: Bread dough, spiced apple cider, clove, and caramel.

Appearance: Dark, amber, hazy body. 3-finger off-white head dissipates a bit more quickly than I'd like, but remains on the inside of the glass.

Flavor: Clove, carmelized sugar, apple butter, brown sugar, and a very mild bitterness at the end. A sweet, yet clean finish.

Mouthfeel: High CO2 leads to crisp carbonation on the front. Medium-to-full body.

Overall: A spicy, tasty, carmelly, and enjoyable dark Belgian-style ale. Highly sessionable, but be careful. The 9% ABV is well concealed...

05-05-2011 04:29:53 | More by mdvatab
Photo of Mavajo


4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a cloudy, caramel color with a light moderate head. Smell is of a fruity sweetness. Taste reflects the smell - malty, fruity and carbonated. No bitterness to speak of. Not a particularly heavy mouthfeel - fairly medium bodied...a bit light considering the style. Pretty damn drinkable - I tore through this bottle before I realized it.

I can't say that I'm blown away by this beer in any way, but it doesn't do anything wrong either. It's just a very, very good beer all around.

09-28-2009 21:38:58 | More by Mavajo
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-20-2013 04:56:16 | More by seanwhite
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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%

Just drainpoured a Heavy Sea's Chocolate Stout so I'm a little bit dissapointed. Decided to pour a beer that I like, but haven't reviewed.

Poured into Unibroue Snifter.

Appearance-Dark purple with a two finger bubbly off white head that dissipates very quickly. Leaves little lacing.

Smell-Cherries, Prunes, brown sugar, vanilla, licorice. Molds well together and smells nice, just a tad bit subtle.

Taste-At first you get some tart cherries and other dark fruits along with some licorice. Like Maudite, very peppery towards the finish, this has some added Dunkleweizen feel towards the finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Just a little bit watery.

Overall- I feel like Unibroue can't make a bad beer. I definitely prefer Maudite over Trois Pistoles, but nonetheless a really good beer.

08-08-2011 01:07:08 | More by SWMeyer4141
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New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-22-2012 04:39:28 | More by Stumpy29er
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2013 03:05:25 | More by Syraquse
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet. Dark reddish-brown with a solid bubbly finger of dark tannish head which settles a little too quickly into a thin but appetizing layer with light a light and flimsy lace.

Aroma is very bold. Dark fruits such as apricot, raisin, and fig, along with sweet caramel/toffee, and extremely spicy scents.

Very dry with a definite alcohol flavor. Both sweet and spicy. Subtle hints of brandy.

This one is chewy but still a little thin for the style which actually lends to a bit of a crisp, refreshing character. I've always been a fan of La Fin du Monde but meant to try other Unibroues, but unfortunately have always ended up going back to an old favorite. This thing however does not disappoint, and I must admit I'm a little upset that I hadn't decided to venture into unfamiliar territory sooner.

12-10-2007 23:26:24 | More by Phocion
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2.83/5  rDev -33.1%

Pours a dark cola color with scarlet highlights and a two-finger beige head that quickly fades to a rimming of foam. Lacing that sticks. Aroma is truly rank in that it smells like stale vomit.

Taste starts out on a bad note, specifically a metallic one. After that unpleasant introduction, flavors of dark fruit, raisins and plum begin to meld with caramel malts and bittering hops. Alcohol emerges with a decidedly bourbon-based character. Middle moves into suggestions of candied fruit and prunes. Finishes bitter and coarse with a scratch of husky grain.

Rich and full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Complex enough character once the ale eventually warmed, but too many strikes against it to fully embrace this offering.

12-11-2010 05:23:12 | More by CaptainIPA
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3.88/5  rDev -8.3%

Appearance: Dark molasses colored with ruby edges. Lots of carbonation and a decent head.

Smell: The closest beer I've had that smells like sherry. Lots of dark fruit notes. Some spiciness and earthiness from the Belgian yeast strain.

Taste: Initially a bit fizzy but a few swirls and the carbonation lets up. There is a sherry-like quality to this one. Crisp yet complex.

Mouthfeel: Very good. A bit thinner than medium. Almost like a dubbel.

Drinkability: A definite sipper but the alcohol is well hidden. A pleasant drink. Will have again.

03-14-2011 15:10:52 | More by Brunite
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-03-2011 22:21:45 | More by ejw127
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-08-2014 16:12:32 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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3.85/5  rDev -9%

Brought a couple of these over to a BBQ for me and one of my friends. I found out firsthand that the other partygoers had brought Budweiser, and would not stand for that. Looks like a ruby black, if that makes any sense. A pretty frothy head and a lot of bubbles along the side of the glass. Smells like dried fruit with hints of cocoa. Tastes like prunes, raisins, spices, not unlike port. A very effervescent mouthfeel. Not the most drinkable beer due to the higher ABV. These things pack a punch.

05-26-2008 16:45:34 | More by jdubjacket
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-14-2013 03:04:10 | More by weerezboy
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-05-2014 20:18:44 | More by Buttermilk
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

03-06-2014 02:44:26 | More by bulldogg915
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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%

pours nice and heavy, i got a small half finger head. Scent is nice and sweet, with some earthy tones like a damp fall forest in New England. almost like run rasin on the nose, with a little nutty finish. Taste was great, lots of malt and lots of raisin almost a sweet pumpkiny carrot cake sweetness that finishes with a mild tart. excellent beer, i really really love Unibroue and seem to fall deeper into their beers after each dabble.

01-26-2014 00:28:55 | More by berkshire413
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4.45/5  rDev +5.2%

Dense head that quickly settles to a solid quarter inch or so. Deep mahogony color. Amazingly complex nose of malt, sour cherry, and blackberry. Simply mouthfilling, with wonderful fruity notes on top of the beautiful malty base. Great length. Outstanding beer. 9% alcohol not apparent at all. This bottle was cellared for about 2.5 years at 62 degrees.

09-21-2002 15:23:43 | More by Realale
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
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