Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 5,001 |  Reviews: 2,038
Photo of hombrepalo
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blackc5
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours dark brown with a meek tan head that fades almost instantly. No lacing. Not much to look at - it just kinda sits there. No visual excitement at all...

S - Strong aromas of dark fruit (cherry and fig) and alcohol. Mild aromas of the yeast.

T - Fantastic - my first sip was a bit too cold, but after warming up a bit this really comes into its own, and I agree that it offers a port-like taste in some ways. I could almost detect hints of grape along with the more prominent dark fruit of figs and plums. Good amount of peppery spice and yeasty. Strong roasted malts of course, and some caramel sweetness also. Lots of alcohol - this one does not hide it.

M - Very smooth with mild carbonation. Finishes a bit sticky on the tongue. Definitely some alcohol warmth in the throat.

D - One of Unibroue's better tasting offerings, I found it quite enjoyable and will come back to this as a great after dinner sipper, or perhaps paired with some figs and cheese. Despite the noticeable alcohol it was easy to finish off.

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Photo of thegrifter
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of keags_beer
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SGR1220
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BoOmerG
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of VALIS666
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of --Dom--
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Nazzz
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Drewvel
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Hefe
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 9/5/03.

Appearance: A color somewhere between brown and black that gives the impression that something lurks within. Pours with a tannish head that eventually gives way to a bit of lacing.

Smell: Malty and complex, with notes of cherry, vanilla, wheat, orange peel, plum, and a yeasty breadiness.

Taste: Complex yeastiness, reminds me of Bollinger Special Cuvee in a weird way. Plum, raisin, roasted malts, peach/apricot.

Mouthfeel: Again a bit like champagne, but with enough body that the carbonation isn't overwhelming. Big alcohol stays in the background.

Drinkability: A lot of factors at play that could slow you down, but everything here is in perfect balance. Bravo!

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Photo of don1481
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance: Pours dark brown with an tan head that lingers.

Smell: Cloves. Caramel. Sugar. This smells really good and really complex.

Taste: See smell. Lives up to its expectations from the smell. Yummy.

Mouthfeel: Cloves linger slightly. Full body.

Overall: Yum. Very yum. Do prefer Fin Du Monde ever so slightly, but this is really good.

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Photo of rugene
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrHolden
3.47/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mustard
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle with "best before" date -- in this case 09-03-05 -- on the back; $7.99/4 pack from the Beverage Warehouse in Culver City.

Appearance: Pours a deep, cloudy honey-brown hue with a fat, off-white head and marginal lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts; banana and cherries; mild clove.

Taste: Sweet malts upfront and throughout; dry spiciness in the finish; secondary characteristics include black pepper, chocolate, banana and slightly toasted grain. Thick, chewy mouthfeel well-balanced by a crisp, tight carbonation.

Notes: Delicious. Prefer this to La Fin and Maudite.

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Photo of Pepeton
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just love Unibroue!

Bought this one in a supermarket for a real bargain, not dirt cheap, but still a bargain. Maybe it's a marketing strategy to place this brewery in the palate of Mexicans. I hope.

Pours a dark amber brew, with an impressive tan head that stayed for a while.

Smell is complex: Ripe fruits, spices, some maltiness in there too, and yeast. Swirl the glass and more aroma comes out.

Taste is quite Belgian, sweet, a bit tart and robust.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a dry aftertaste due to the 9%ABV.

I could drink this one anytime, but I live in México and the weather is always a factor. Trois Pistoles is more for my winters, when the temperature drops maybe to the lower 40s (the last 15 days the minimum was 72° early one morning and highs around 110°).

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Photo of jslot38
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Some times you just decide you need a beer...

Appearance: Finger of head finally settles atop a dark amber hued body. Lovely in appearance, the head is a mix between off white and tan. The dark body is cloudy in appearance, with no transparency.

Smell: Coriander, spices, yeast, some barnyard and phenols emerge.

Taste & mouthfeel: First thing to hit your tongue is carbonation. Followed by a strong presence of alcohol. The beer is rounded out with a delicate medly of spices, yeast, and fruits. Some hop character lingers in a toasted malt background. Coriander, apples, orange peels, a touch of chocolate covered berries. Very nice. and the flavours linger.

Drinkability: One of those beers that I'd save for a nice special occassion, and open up a bomber between friends. For now the 12 oz version was enough for me. A good solid beer, certainly along the lines I expect from Unibroue.

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Photo of sherpahigh
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LEdubs
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Appearance: Black, with a few mahogany notes and decent visibility for a dark beer. 1/2 inch head that settles into sticky thick lacing and nice suds cover. Characteristic Unibroue viscosity - low/medium.

Aroma: Raisins, plums, molasses, and some nice cantaloupe undertones. Some boozy wisps, sourdough breadiness and yeasty notes makes this an amazingly complex and impressive nose.

Taste: Creamy malt front palate, with raisins and apricots - almost a bread pudding hint to it. Toffee malt and yeast finish. An amazing set of developments in this one - molasses, dried plums, strawberries, brown sugar, a little booze and a good yeasty finish. Wow. One of the best balanced and developed beers I've ever had.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than might seem appropriate for such a complex strong beer. Booze is well masked, and the maltiness of the beer keeps it drinkable while the fruity notes add a cleansing quality. Exceptional.

Drinkability: Eminently drinkable beer that stacks up well against other beers in the style - this really should be the jewel in Unibroue's crown. Exceptional. I can't say enough good things about this beer, so I'll stop.

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Photo of carlitos92
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kyle424
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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

This beer was given to me by my good beer buddy dnichols.

Pours a very dark red with a slight off white head. Head has very little retention, but does develop a decent collar and a slight laciness. Very fruity aroma, reminds me of a wine, a lot of belgain sugars. Taste is very fruity, but sharp, and complex. Also a lot of belgain sugars in the taste. Light and thin texture, but beer sits very heavy. Overall this beer has good flavor and is enjoyable. A little on the sweet side and is high in alcohol.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
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