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:
4,964
Reviews:
2,028
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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296
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743
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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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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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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
4.2 out of 5 based on 4,964 ratings.
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