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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:
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Added by Todd on 10-31-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#866
Reviews:
2,037
Ratings:
4,986
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
757
Trade:
9
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,986 |  Reviews: 2,037
Photo of jcubz
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The body is nice and thick. It's a cloudy brown that's very hazy creating a boatload of head. This is certainly a complex with a lot of flavors mixing together. There is some banana bread and what seems like some plumb and a touch of lemon. Think of it as a slightly toned down version of Aventinus that doesn't require as much chewing. A great find!

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Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TruePerception
3.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Unibroue Trois Pistoles: 9% ABV, pours thick; Appearance: tamarind; Smell: malt, raisin, slight maple syrup; Taste/Mouthfeel: extremely stemmy raisin, slight grass, anise, hard-boiled egg yolk; decent.

Poured into a pint glass.

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Photo of IceAce
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This chestnut brown beauty simply defies one to pin it down stylistically. Boasting the funky nose of a saison and complete with hints of spices and Belgian yeast, this brew has the quality color of a Trappist dubble and is simply a joy...sip after sip.

Leading with a slightly fizzy open, the barnyard funky yeast is the first to appear. Midtaste deposits a nice malty note smack in the middle of the tongue.

The finish is clean with a sinful saison-like fade of yeast. Wow!

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Photo of saxclar123
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of SargeC
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep brown-black with a tan head.

Smell: Sharp yeast character, fruit.

Taste: Apples and berries coupled with the bold yeast character. An acidic twang leads to a good finishing bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Flavors linger well.

Drinkability: Complex and flavorful. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of ubenumber2
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Bobbydigi
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Kinsman
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jburd19
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a single at Whole Foods Market here in Madison. My first Unibroue...uhhh....brew.

Pours a murky, dark, cloudy, rusty mahogany that only allows the faintest light to pass through the edges below a sturdy off-white head that vanishes under the 9% abv weight. Smell is...well, Belgian...dark fruits, sweet malts, a bit of olive. Taste....wow....starts off like a good Belgian dark, plums and raisins abound, but instead of the funky, alcoholic olive aftertaste I've grown accustomed to in a Belgian, I was greated with a sweet, crisp fruity/malty aftertaste that really sat well with me. Very subtle, but that's why it's so brilliant and mysterious. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, drinkable to no end. This beer really crept up on me. Its unassuming start transitioned into a real treat. This beer somehow makes it into my top three all-time. Kudos, Canada.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Photo of frank4sail
4.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fruity/yeasty nose with a hint of sweetness. Dark cloudy black cherry color. Lots of little bubbles from bottle conditioning. Fruity original taste with a smooth spicey finish. Very well crafted, with a finish that leaves your tongue ready for more sparkle and a little alcohol warmth. The original feel is one of action and the finish is smooth and balanced. There ia alot going on here, but that is what is so impressive. There is a very fine light lace on the glass. Curl up with a bottle and enjoy the complexity. This vintage was listed best before: 5/8/04. Tasted in chimay goblet.

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Photo of changeup45
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thick off-white head. Alcohol, yeast, dark fruit and sugary aroma. Slightly sweet tasting with vanilla yeast, some dark fruits and a roasted chocolate flavor with some caramel but not crazy over-powering like I was expecting and the alcohol seems to be hidden very well. Very good beer.

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Photo of mzwolinski
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby color with a thick, foamy head which dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a nice lace for the duration of what ought to be a slow, relaxed drink.

Yeasty aroma with a distinct fruit note which seems to sharpen as the beer sits.

Taste is really wonderful and surprising. For those of you who like a bit of a fruity taste in your beer but just can't stand the sickly sweetness of lambics, this may be the beer for you. The fruit is there, but it's balanced by a wonderful taste of caramel malt with a very noticeable (but again, not overpowering) chocolate taste. Alcohol flavor is present, but remarkably subtle for such a potent brew -- more of an aroma than a taste, really. Spicy phenols make for yet another surprise in the finish.

Medium-full body. Creamy tasting and warming.

Wow. There's really a lot going on in this beer. Very drinkable, very mellow. This one definitely goes on the monthly rotation.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz brown bottle with a twist cap silver foil on cap best by 06/13/09. Served into a Chimay chalice Mirky,mahogany with a thin white head that quickly turn to a constiant ring on the inside of the glass. Wisps of stringing bubbles rise from the sides of the glass.

Deep dark fruity nose with typical Belgian spice with hints of clove and nutmeg.Clean with a slight tinge of alcohol.

Clean taste upfrount with a dry dusty spiceyness,tart with subtle dark fruitiness and hints of green apple,just a hint of yeast. The 9% alc. is almost non-exsistant,could be dangerous. Has a nice light peppery mouthfeel,very smooth and drinkable. Amazing just can't belive this beer is 9%. Very light mouthfeel,airy,goes down almost too easy.I'd love to try this one on draft if possible. Must try beer in my book with definatly drink this one again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Pellinore1
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,986 ratings
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