Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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4.23/5
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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:
#918
Reviews:
2,045
Ratings:
5,031
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 5,031 |  Reviews: 2,045
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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Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.64/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of knowyourown
3.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of quadmad
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A little smoke on opening. Served in a Leffe chalice 10 C. Half inch head stayed firm Nice color. Swirled the lees into the glass. Gave a bitter taste to the first mouthful. Up there with the rest of Unibroue offreings.

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Photo of djl9701
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,031 ratings