Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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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

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Photo of le00metalero
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nvr
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jricharc
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mojuyt
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Curt3
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomahock
3.2/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flavor is a little thin for a strong ale. Considerably lighter than the maudite they brew. And carbonation overwhelms flavor to some extent. Carbonated to the point that you end up swallowing a fair amount of gas with each sip as it releases in the mouth (sorry, no other way to say it). By the time you swallow it your cheeks are puffed out like Gillespie at Newport. Finish is actually a bit sour. Meh. It’s OK but I much prefer their Maudite.

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Photo of desint
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark brown with some amber highlights. Decent tan head.

Smell: Sweet fruity malt, noticeable alcohol.

Taste: Sweet bread, spicy fruits, and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness with very high, sparkly carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty and high in alcohol. What's not to love?

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown in color and cloudy in complexion. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering half of the top. I smell dark Belgian candy sugar and caramel. I'm tasting a very decadent blend of Dark Belgian candy sugar, caramel, chestnuts, and figs. The mouth is moderately carbonated and slightly warm with alcohol.

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

Photo of Prankk
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pmicdee
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,054 ratings