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:
#919
Reviews:
2,045
Ratings:
5,031
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
309
Gots:
773
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,031 |  Reviews: 2,045
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

Photo of Tomesco
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcwitko1986
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarryLove81
4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This caught my eye immediately in the beer section of my local supermarket. A little pricey for a 4 pack but worth every penny! Boy is this a wonderfully complex beer! Lovely dark reddish-brown color. Small head that dissipates quickly, not much lacing, but don't let that fool you this is a complex beer with a heavy alcohol. Nose: dark fruit like cherry and grapes, dark chocolate, smokeyness, spice. Taste all the aforementioned plus a salty note and malt. It's so complex you won't ever taste the alcohol but after about Midway through a bottle you will catch a very nice buzz. This is the type of beer you can sit and savor for a good while just drinking one bottle.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suzikeith42
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jim67
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gasp262
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rangerred
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

These Canadians can sure put out a beer...

I can describe this high ABV beer in a single word: Unique. It had a very unique look with the dark brown, red highlights and thick but quickly dissipating head - enough remained for lacing to be visible. Unique in smell as it did not have that overpowering boozy tang to the nose and for that matter on the mouth. Though I will admit, it started chugging it almost and then it hit and I had to slow down (I think Imma gonna sleepa gooda tonight...) Anyway, unique taste due to this light boozy background that hits you later, and hits you it does. A very good brew and a unique representative of the style.

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Photo of sbuck
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,031 ratings