Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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4,948 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-31-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,948
Reviews:
2,021
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
295
Gots:
738
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 4,948 |  Reviews: 2,021
Photo of joshautry
3.32/5  rDev -21%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of jp32
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky dark wood-stain brown color with a big foamy head that looks like it would sit on top of a mug of root beer. This beer leaves great lacings all over the glass.

Aroma is of caramel, dark malts, prunes, hard water/wet dog, and the more it warms I begin to get a faint note of black licorice or molasses.

Its flavor is reminiscent of toasted dark bread, with lots of fruity, estery, yeasty notes and some dark fruits. It's 9.0 is very well concealed.

Soft mouthfeel. It is well carbonated, but it's carbonation has more of a soft, lacy feeling than a bubbly, prickly one. I like it.

Overall, this is an outstanding beer, and one I believe would appeal to craft beer lovers and beer nerds of all kinds.

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Photo of car2052
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle to wine glass.

A: Pours a cloudy brown with a red tinge. lingering head.
S: Yeasty, clove, brown bread, ginger, banana.
T: Begins very savory, almost salt-like quality, with prune, spice bread, and dark fruit up front. Yeasty, and grapey through the end. Very bubbly, and the effervescent texture makes for a quick finish. A bit of coffee at the end.
M: Medium, carbonated effectively.
O: Very satisfying and not too full or sweet. Nice flavors.

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Photo of bshefftz
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFreak
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tall tulip. Delicious! This pours semi-translucent dark brown, with a tall, fizzy, light tan head. Aromas of dates, brown sugar, caramel, a little yeast. Taste is clean and sweet, with dried fruit and yeast, just sweet and bitter enough. Mouth feel is bubbly, perfectly balanced between sweet and dry, and well carbonated for a very refreshing drink given the ABV. Overall, another great Belgium from Unibroue.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poljazz22
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown ale. Very bubbly brown head ending as a pale beige rim.
Smells like a Belgian triple: spices and coriander.
Tastes of dark malt, chocolate, cereal, cherries and dried prunes.
Lots of carbonation with some sweetness. Also some sour red berry flavor and a presence of alcohol warmth.
Just a great beer! Gets more complex as it warms up. Still thirst quenching at 9% ABV ! Amazing deal here in Quebec at $14 for six plus tax.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Saveur Biere. In Grimbergen glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x04. Lighter and more drinkable than usual in the style. The dark fruits profile is there but lower than i'd like, although improves as it warms up

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Photo of sjrider
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hawkssb04
2.41/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSU_Swit
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcflorian
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_rebus
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satorn
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of degueulasse
3.21/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I couldn't distinguish the smell of this from the stale smell of Keystone Light or other such frat party beers, but it seems to transform once it hits the tongue, its sweet caramel flavor coming through nicely. As it warms up, it takes on dark fruity notes as well, reminding me of currants. It's a burgundy brown beer that goes down rather well.

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Photo of akolb
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 335 mL bottle (love the small bottles!) Massive, billowing tan head that takes up most of the glass and forms a lovely mushroom cloud extending above the rim. Be careful when pouring this one! The beer itself is a murky raisin-like color. Aroma has brown sugar, funk, raisins, prunes, sweet rich malt, spice, and a bit of chocolate. The taste is well balanced, with yeasty esters, dark fruit, and a hint of roast. Sweet, filling malty aftertaste. Very prickly carbonation and a slight alcohol burn. This is a wonderful beer, both drinkable and flavorful. Worth buying just for the truly extraordinary head.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having gone almost all the way through the Unibroue lineup, I can still say that I don't know how the brewery's name is pronounced, but this is their best beer. As a Belgian-style tripel, this is about as good as it gets, with sweet, gentle malts, ripe stewed prune and raisin flavors, and a heavy whiff of baking spices like allspice, cardamom, clove, and nutmeg throughout. Delicious enough to be accessible to anyone, but complex and deep enough to be appreciated by connoisseurs too. A benchmark of the style.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dillybarrrrr
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trois Pistoles, by Unibroue. 9% in a 750mL bomber, poured into a pint. Purchased for 6.99
Picked up because it has a reputation for being great beer. While also being dark but not overly chocolatey, or so I've heard.
L: THE HEAD! Holy shit this beer has a massive head and it doesn't dissipate very quickly (stayed there until 3/4 done beer). The color is intriguing. Really dark but not opaque. Light does shine through. Not very much lacing.
S: I pick up blueberries. The 9% can be faintly noticed.
T: Raisins and blueberries. Slight tinge of cocoa. A faint sweetness
F: The feel is unique, it almost has a soda-y bubbliness to it because the head never goes away. The sweetness that isn't very apparent in the taste, sticks around the mouth for awhile.
OV: Very impressed. For a dark beer this is awesome. Gave some to a non-craft beer drinker and she thoroughly enjoyed. Well done. Will be looking for more from Unibroue.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
4.2 out of 5 based on 4,948 ratings.
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