Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Drawing on Quebec folklore, Unibroue chose the name Trois Pistoles to honour the city’s historic importance and pay homage to the legend of the Black Horse. Conjured up by a priest to help build a new church, this incarnation of the devil ran off when its bridle was removed. Because construction was still underway when the horse vanished, a stone remains missing from the church to this day.

Added by Todd on 10-31-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#940
Reviews:
2,049
Ratings:
5,040
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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Ratings: 5,040 |  Reviews: 2,049
Photo of tmryan21
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SouthBay16
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RayCannata
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike_Benson
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

definitely a big beer to pair with food. big, bold flavor and aroma. dark fruits, caramel, floral spice and bready malts. very much an Abbey Ale with satisfying, thick head and good mouthfeel.

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Photo of BHapeman
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I just had another Trois Pistoles from Unibroue, Quebec, a strong Belgian dark ale that I've drank many times. It is a great Belgian Ale that is surprisingly easy to drink in 104 degree weather.

Look: cloudy golden hue with a one and a half inch bubbly white head.

Aroma: raisin bread, some yeast, and cherries.

Taste: The flavor is like raisin bread, some yeast, cherries, figs, maybe a hint of chocolate.

Feel: medium mouthfeel

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Dark, opaque brown with reddish highlights around the edges with a large, thick, foamy tan head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind.
S - yeast and malt up front with some notes of caramel and dark fruit as well as some spice and floral notes - the smell is pretty faint though.
T - Follows the nose with yeast and bready malt up front followed behind by notes of dark fruit such as figs and cherries, along with notes of caramel, spice, and some floral notes. There's even some faint notes of chocolate intermixed as well.
F - medium to full bodied with a moderate of carbonation. Frothy, yet smooth
O - A very solid Belgian dark ale, with an amazing appearance and great taste and mouthfeel, however compared to some more traditional Belgians, and some other non-Belgian brands such as Ommegang, I find that this offering from Unibroue is somewhat lacking in terms of overall flavor intensity as well as complexity.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep ruby amber color with a one-finger foamy cream colored head that has great retention after the pour

S- fruity and peppery aroma; vinous grape, raisin, fig & dried berries. Spicy yeast gives some white pepper and must

T- fruity flavors follow the nose with notes of fig and berries. Mid-palate brings our fruitcake-like flavors, as well as raisin and candied orange. The finish gives peppery yeast that is both earthy and spicy and lingers long after

M- medium body with moderate lively carbonation leads to a foamy and bubble mouthfeel that continues into the finish, abv hidden well

O- not quite on the level of it's Belgian counterparts, but a solid ale all-around

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful Belgian Dark! Poured from bottle to tulip. Brownish Cola colored liquid with two fingers of khaki head. Aromas of dark fruits and dark bread, brown sugar. Flavor kicks off with figs and dark cherries, rich, sweet, dark and bready malt, candi sugar, with a spicy finish.

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Photo of Deca
3.13/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Large head no matter how you pour it. Dark murky brown body. The spice profile is a bit overpowering. (Paired with the right food it is palatable.) Feels fine in the mouth. Worth trying if you are into spiced ales.

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

Exceptional indeed. Those spices really nail it. Always dependable when you want an outstanding strong dark belgian ale. From Canada no less.

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Photo of Gudac
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of axxe
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qjholler
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A) Huge beige head which fades at a moderate rate and a beautiful dark brown body with hints of ruby toward the outer edges of the glass.
S) Deep, sweet, and sharp, with fig and spices coming through most prominently. Pleasing and strong without being overpowering.
T) Fig features even more than in the nose and is noticeable immediately. The malt blends well with this sweetness to give the beer a delicious first few moments on the tongue. This clean taste of dark fruit and malt gives way to warm spices to temper the strong initial bite before fading into a relatively salient aftertaste of alcohol. These flavors synergize well and combined create a taste that is beautifully reminiscent of autumn, despite the fact that I savored it on a warm spring evening.
M) Not too thin, not too thick - it's just right, truth be told. Complements the taste while allowing it to maintain its leading role in the brew.
O) A great beer that has more to offer than what I've included in this review, and a solid representative of its style. Certainly worth a try, although I may be a bit biased as a big fan of most Belgian-style brews.

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Photo of bplabernie
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

wow. As powerful as any Belgian, the Quebecoise beers of Unibroue are amazing and a great value.
A) Big frothy, pillowing tan head over a mahogony body hat lasts and laces.
S) Complex with fall and fallen orchard fruit pear, apple, spices, raisin and figs with sweet malts.
T) As with the aromas, and different facets with each sip. Smokey with angles of dark fruit and spices, flavored with cocoa and yeast. Evolving.
M) Medium body and moderate carbonation.
O) Overall, great.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,040 ratings