Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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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:
4,965
Reviews:
2,028
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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297
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744
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 5/5/12, not sure how old that makes this bottle.

A - Pours reddish brown with one finger of tan head. Head fades to a collar without leaving much lacing behind.

S - Quite spicy in the nose, with coriander and pepper on top of a nice mix of caramel and cherries.

T - Similarly spicy initially, then with a big cherry taste with a lot of caramel as well. Also get a bit of raisin andand toasted malt. Alcohol is well hidden. Vey tasty. Full flavored without being heavy.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a spicy dryness.

O - This is pretty easy drinking for a BSDA. Even on a hot night, doesn't feel heavy. Another nice one from Unibrue.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 Oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- The pour was a light brown/ tan but the actual product in a glass is a murky dark brown/black that you definitely cant see through. Nice alcohol legs.

S- A big spiciness and Belgian yeast. A lot of wheat and a slight fruity zest. A dark malt profile showcasing a strong dark fruit character.

T- A smooth caramel feel to it but the flavor is a ton of dark fruits. This beer carries a heavy wheat influence and that comes with a spicy zesty fruit flavor. Super complex and a lot of bold character to this one. Tastes close to a quad. This beer has a heavy dark fruit flavor like figs and Raisins and prunes and it comes with a burnt sugar taste and feel. Its complemented perfectly by the light and zesty wheat flavor. Superb.

M- This is a big beer but not that hard to drink. It has high carbonation and a moderate aftertaste, its spicy and slightly bitter and that helps keep the palate fresh and ready for more.

O- This is my fourth beer from Unibroue and while they have all been great, this one is the best. Its one of the best strong dark's I have ever had if not THE best.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a medium brown color with a nice head.

very well balanced with very good aromas of malts, toffee, some brown sugar and dark red fruits.

medium bodied with a very good feel. Lighter than would be expected with flavors of brown sugar, malts, and some dark red fruits.

A quality dark ale. It was a bit lighter than I expected and it had been a good while since I've had it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a dark brownish brew with a reddish tint. Upon serving there was a light white head that faded rapidly to give a medium level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of dark fruits with notes of roasted malt and brown bread. It is mixed with a light yeast, spice and chocolate aroma. It is quite nice.

Taste – The taste starts out as dark fruit and cocoa. It’s a nice dark chocolate covered cherry and raisin taste mixed with a brown bread flavor. As the taste advances the fruit and the bread remain but the chocolate begins to fade. In the middle some tastes of yeast and a light spice come to the tongue. From there a lighter caramel and toffee sweetness mix. All these flavors persist to the end where they are met with a lighter alcohol flavor that leaves a warming sweet taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is on the creamier side with a medium level of carbonation. Both are quite fitting for the sweeter complex flavors of the brew. The body provides enough thickness to where it can really permeate the tongue while the carbonation suits the sweeter flavors well.

Overall – A very nice tasting Belgian dark. A great flavor profile with a wonderful aroma and feel. A brew to try.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
4.2 out of 5 based on 4,965 ratings.
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