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:
4,943
Reviews:
2,020
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm drinking a Trois Pistoles as I write this. When some may consider this beer world class, they are absolutely correct.

A - Really nice and chocolate-esque. The opaque coloration implies a powerful brew, which prepares the drinker in such a way that taste itself sweetens. Only the lack of head (from a 12 oz. bottle, I admit) seemed to limit the quality of appearance. In their defense, however, I poured it in such a way as to minimize head.

Sm - Quite sweet. I would only criticize that the aroma does carry a hint of alcohol.

T - ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! Hops and pure alcohol balance each other incredibly (in this particular mouth), but the sweetness (sometimes almost creamy taste) definitely wins the aftertaste, which is fantastic.

M - A bit thin, I admit, but it seems textured in just such a way that the taste becomes more important. It does, however, showcase the quality of the water that went into the initial brew.

O - In my personal opinion, Odin serves Trois Pistoles in the Halls of Valhalla. I have tried some of the Belgian Strong Dark Ales that rate higher than this one, and they are all quality so far, but I have never had any brew anywhere that I would prefer to Unibroue's Trois Pistoles...including their own Maudite or La Fin du Monde.

Can I promise that EVERYONE will love this? I can't say that about any brew, but oh...do I ever...mmm...

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a small bottle into my beautiful Rochefort chalice. Appearance is clear and dark brown with a thin head that dissipates quickly. The nose offers sweet fruit, primarily currants and cherries, and a tiny hint of alcohol.

The flavor is something of an enigma and is difficult for me to describe. It doesn't quite follow the nose because there's very little (if any) sweetness. The best I can say is that it is very wine-like, but without being tannic or acidic. Carbonation hits the front of my tongue quite aggressively and kills whatever sweetness there might be. As the flavor develops across my palate, the mouthfeel softens a bit and I get some dried fruit (raisins?) and ``grapey'' wine-like flavors. On the finish there is a slight nip of alcohol which lingers in my mouth along with the dried fruit.

Overall, an excellent beer that fans of abbey-style ales should be sure to try. It's not the most drinkable beer, nor is it the best tasting, but the flavor is so complex and unique that it demands respect. I can't wait to try it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Photo of Groulxsome
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a normal bottle, poured into a balloon glass.

A: Dark, almost the color of cola with a toffee-white head. It has some dark, brown ruby colours around the edges.

S: Spicy, with a little banana and some alcohol. Lots of sweet yeast with some rich bread smells – like just risen bread dough, not baked bread. There’s some dried fruit smell here too.

T: The aroma really captures a lot of the taste of this beer. All the aromas are present, but the banana is more pronounced and so are the dried fruit. Raisins, dates, with maybe a little oak and a pretty strong alcohol taste. The oak/vanilla finish is a little like a nice bourbon.

M: Creamy, smooth, with a medium carbonation.

O: A great beer. It's really flavourful, rich, and dark. Like a good bourbon or dark rum which you can drink a whole glass of. Great balance.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
4.2 out of 5 based on 4,943 ratings.
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