Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

Trois PistolesTrois Pistoles
4,982 Ratings
Trois PistolesTrois Pistoles

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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

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4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Photo of thefullpython
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of wildcat29
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jrfehon33
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Falcone
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of swgwilt
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of KDawg
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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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Photo of SickNukes
2/5  rDev -52.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TheMyers
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Photo of Burlyn
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

App: Burnt Umber with a thick 2 finger head that settles to a fine off white thin ring

Sm: Nutty, sweet, and malty

Tst: the taste is like the smell of molasses. heavy and sweet yet mild

Mtfl: heavy. sticky smooth.

Ovrall: A great beer. One is enough since its rather sweet and heavy on the tongue. Also a good one to end the night with considering the texture and flavor/smell. Im still astounded at how similar the smell and taste are. Another good Unibroue brew.

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Photo of MortarPestle
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber brown with a thin head and little lacing.
Aroma: Hints of toasted chocolate and cherries wrapped in fresh cut hay.
Taste: The carbonation brings dark chocolate covered cherries with spiciness of pepper. Toasted bread and caramel.
Drinkability: Another stellar brew from Unibroue where the alcohol is so cleverly hidden in exceptional flavors.
Notes: Severed in a tulip glass.

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Photo of matttttYCE
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Head rises to about 1.5 fingers and is foamy, tan hot chocolate froth colored. Head recedes but still maintains a thin covering and a decent ring. The beers color is deep, dark burgundy and nearly opaque.

Wonderful dark fruit notes abound with layers of roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate covered cherries, and toffee. Behind that are some notes of spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, light belgian yeast, maybe hint of clove, lovely hints of vanilla, and maybe the tiniest twinge of green apple. Lovely smelling brew.

The taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Complex dark fruit notes of dates, raisins, chocolate covered cherries, with cocoa, toffee, light vanilla notes, light notes of belgian yeast and green apple, and light notes of the spices aforementioned. Nice taste. Not quite exactly similar to the aroma but just as good as it.

Mouthfeel is nice. Carbonation is medium-high, consistency is medium-round, body is medium-full, and the finish is a bit lengthy but that's a good thing. Lingering notes of the dark fruits and hints of chocolate/cocoa.

Overall this is an awesome brew that I can't believe I've passed over as many times as I have. I finally got a bottle because I looked at it and saw something in the stores description that it "rivaled a fine port" and I just happened to be in the mood for something. I'm definitely going to buy this again, and likely will age some too.

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Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of syntheticwings
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,982 ratings
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