Trois Pistoles

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Quebec, Canada
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #10
Ranked #2,310
4.23 | pDev: 10.64%
Saturday at 02:38 AM
Oct 31, 2000
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by JayDubTrub from California

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Wow. Unibroue may be the most consistently impressive brewery cranking things out at distribution level. Here in NoCal it's 20 IPAs to 1 interesting brew (aka anything other). Trios Pistoles though shocked the palate for near perfect
Saturday at 02:38 AM
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle, best by December 2nd 2025

On the pour just under 2 fingers of tan head formed then slowly dissipated to a fine, but thin covering on top of a very dark brown body that doesn't let light through.

The aroma on this is beautiful a dry and spicy yeast note is right on top of some roasted dark malts, that are fully fermented out. Slight banana hiding behind the hint of alcohol bite. Very yeast forward, but well balanced.

Taste is very similar to the aroma, but much more layered and complex. The banana mingles with a vanilla and clove, and there is a slight sweetness from the dark malts. This slowly shifts to an herbal hop and spice note along with some definite sweet bubblegum from the yeast in the finish.

The feel on this beer is also incredible, especially considering the ABV and how much is really going on here. Dry and easy drinking, but the flavors all blend with the malt so nicely bringing everything together in a dry velvety way, with a long, but subtle finish.

Overall this is probably the best Unibroue beer I've had, and I am thoroughly impressed through and through.
Sep 19, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by Chipwells from Georgia

Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by Beecham from California

Jul 18, 2023
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
What a good looking pour on this one. Drank from a tulip glass. Liquid is almost stout like . It's so dark. Off-white foamy head whit thick lace on the glass. I'm thinking tis is a rum barrel aged brew. Feel is somewhat dryer than I care for or expected but I am enjoying it.
Jul 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12oz bottle to a goblet glass. Look is dark brown with a tan head that falls to a thin cap. Lots of bubbles rising up to the top which you can see around the sides of the glass. Aroma includes dark bread, spices including black pepper, some dark fruits including raisin and plum. Taste is bold all the way through. Starts with spices like black pepper, clove; continues with brown bread, yeast, black cherry cola. Finish is spicy, fruity and lingers for a while. Feel is lighter side of medium a lively carbonation, nice. Overall, the alcohol is noticeable here. A good reminder to slow down. This is an excellent beer and would really hit the spot come winter as a slow sipper on a cold day.
Jul 06, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by dd53grif from Michigan

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Jun 25, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 05, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.79 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by DFred from California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This Belgian Dark Strong Ale pours a deep, dusky brown with a massive tan head and aromas of Belgian yeast, caramel malts, and dark fruits including raisin, fig, plum, and black cherry. The flavor profile includes rich bread malt, caramel, dark fruit sweetness, Belgian yeast, and spices with a smooth, slightly sweet finish. Medium to heavier-bodied with strong carbonation, it's an authentic interpretation of the style that is exceptionally drinkable. The appearance is a dark brown with a fluffy tan head, good retention, and lacing. The taste is fruity with a mild spice note and finishes pretty dry. Overall, it's an excellent beer.
Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 3 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Opaque dark brown appearance, with a fluffy tan head. Good retention and lacing.
On the nose, fig, date, black cherry, a hint of spice.
Smacks upfront of black cherry, date, fig, and raisin. New chewy sweet malt body. Pumpernickel bread, molasses, licorice. Tastes a bit like cola. Vanilla and spices on the finish. Clove, hay, cinnamon, cardamom. Warm going down. Sweet but finishes pretty dry. Excellent.
Fizzy cola-like carbonation, rounded malty body,

Excellent take on a Belgian beer from Canadians.
Jan 30, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a deep and dusky brown color with a faint orange hue. A massive tan head. SRM of 21. (4.50)

Aroma: Strong aromas of Belgian yeast, caramel malts, dark fruit including raisin, fig, plum, and black cherry. (4.25)

Flavor: Strong and rich flavors of bread malt, rich caramel, some dark fruit including raisin, fig, dark cherry, and plum sweetness. Belgian yeast and spices behind that. Ultimately finishes smooth and slightly sweet. (4.00)

Feel: Medium to heavier bodied, strong carbonation, some sweetness lingers on the palate. (4.25)

Compared to Unibroue Maudite 1/2023: Pours darker, stronger head. Stronger aromas. More rich caramel and dark fruit. less Belgian yeast, spices, and bread. Heavier and sweeter.

Overall: Very authentic Belgian Dark Strong Ale. Rich bread, yeasty Belgian spices to balance the sweet caramel and dark fruit flavors that are present here. Smooth and leans sweet, but not overly so. Drinks extremely nicely for the ABV. (Rating: 4.17)
Jan 18, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 16, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by 60sFolks from Texas

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by PHS from Florida

Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by not2quick from Missouri

Dec 31, 2022
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