Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-31-2000

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BashOnABike
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass from a bottle purchased Nov/2011

A - Much like a cola, it has a dark brown, slightly ruby shade. Small but high-retention cream head, with messy lacing

S - Pretty much malt and that signature Unibroue yeast. This doesn't have the spice of, say, La Terrible, or the phenols of La Fin du Monde, but still smells much better than most.

T - Probably the defining characteristic, the taste is spicy, with a small alcohol bite. Almost smoky aftertaste, but still fairly sweet.

M - Creamy, low-medium body. Can hang in your mouth a while despite it's high ABV.

D - Other than La Terrible, this is probably the least drinkable Belgian Unibroue, and for good reason: it's spicy, sweet, dark and alcoholic. I much prefer the standard 11oz to the more-common 26oz

Overall, a great beer, best enjoyed slow, while watching a movie or reading...or studying! Better without food

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Photo of iDrinknewglarus
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark ruby red, looks similar to pomegranate. Hazy, murky look to it. No a very big head, and the head dissipates very fast. Leaves some lacing, but not a whole lot.

S: Smells very sweet, its got a candy like sweetness to it. Also very fruity. I get cherry, cranberry, fig, sugar. It smells slightly tart and I get a touch of alcohol.

T: Surprisingly light, crisp, and mellow (my bottle has been cellared for a year and a half). Not nearly as sweet as it smells, I get mainly plum and cherries with a light cranberry tartness. Alcohol is masked fairly well, but you know it is there. Finishes on the sweeter side, but with a light tartness and remains slightly dry all the way through. Caramel starts to come out as it gets closer to room temperature. You start to notice the spiciness after the bottle is almost done. The clove seems to have a tongue numbing effect, really strange!

M: Light, but with medium-high carbonation.

This was overall good, but I expected something great. I think this one smells better than it tastes, but is still a fine brew. Flavors were a bit on the weaker side, but they blended very well.

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2.27/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was at a buddys house so used the only glass that was available, a pint glass. Poured out of a 750ml bottle.

A: looks great, just like a dark belgian ale should. Dark brown with a bit of a misty look

Smell: smelled like figs and some earthy aromas

Taste: upon the first sip I almost recoiled, the taste was very similar to tomato puree. Very vegtabley, not what I expected at all. Almost undrinkable, if I believed in drainpouring I would have done so

Mouthfeel: slimy and offputting

Overall: I do not know if there was something wrong with my bottle or if this is just what it tastes like. I may have to buy another bottle to try and give this beer a chance, but this was by no means a good expierence for myself

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of ales4baldo
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excited for this one!

Presentation-Nice bottle. I like the dark flying horse on the label and the castle. Gives it the dark and gothic feeling of how this beer might taste.

Appearence-Seems to have a ruby red dark plum color. Like a dark purple. Didnt get too much head and the head i did get didnt last too long.

Smell-Sweet and sour at the same time. Belgian candy and sweet malts. Raisens and black licorice (sorry for the bad spelling)

Taste-Ok, little different from what i expected. A lot of black licorice, and plum flavors. Dark candies and seems like a good amount of hops.

Mouthfeel-Simple, light, nice carbonation. Lingers a little bit.

Overall-A good beer. Could be a little beer for a belgian strong dark ale but good.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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

Pours a rich, dark, deep brown with a nice head of off white. Lots of dark fruit on the nose and the taste follows suit- raisins, prunes, plums. Earthy notes follow also. Medium body with interestingly high carbonation released in tiny superfluous bubbles. A little distracting but true to style. Smooth as butter and overall a pretty solid brew. However, I don't know if I'll be purchasing much more of this as there are better examples at the same price point.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,001 ratings
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