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:
#906
Reviews:
2,043
Ratings:
5,022
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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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

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark brown body with plenty of fluffy beige head. On the nose, sweet phenolics and dark fruits intermingle with some roasted malt, combining on the palate to give a beer with some residual sweetness along dark fruit and a lightly hoppy bitterness. Fairly pleasant on the finish with a slight smokiness, and with a nice body throughout. Great beer for the style.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow glass: color is dark brown, amber edges, head is tan with fine to small bubbles and presents at least 1 inch thick, head dissipates to a top with some spotty lacing

Smell is a bit thin for the style but that doesn't mean theres not a presence, just not quite emphatic: light raisin, fig, spice, yeast phenol.

Taste is similar with with fig, raisin, spice, some biscuit malt, caramel and yeastiness. Its cleaner/thinner/dryer than many of this style but the flavors pleasant and get better with warmth. Zero alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, light sweetness, then slowly drying.

Overall a very good beer, with clean/dry flavor and presence, more so than others in the style.

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Photo of Timberdude
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lebriarjr
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maddcheff
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jcarlosv
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aj21
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
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