Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best before: 10-20-2014. 750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into me Guinness goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are very high given its current ratings, the brewery, and its noted similarity to Trader Joe's Vintage - which I rather enjoyed.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of nice beige cream, good thickness, and good retention for the 9.00% ABV. Colour is a very dark amber. Semitransparent. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Biscuity yeast, apple, pear, fruit zest, and cream. Spice. Raisins - to a degree - sort of vague. Clean malts. Apple is dominant.

T: Yeast, dominant crisp apple (rather tangible, actually), pear, clean unobtrusive malts, raisiny lees, and subtle spice. Some cream. A very light chocolate note (probably just from chocolate malt) is present. No alcohol comes through. Layering is present but not extensive. Slightly subtle. Complex enough. Not unique or special, but quite pleasant and enjoyable for what it is. Balanced and built pretty well.

Mf: Smooth, wet, a bit creamy, and nicely thick. Adequately carbonated. Stays out of the way. Suits the flavour profile nicely.

Dr: Very drinkable for the well hidden ABV. It would age decently. I wouldn't get it again, but I have little bad to say about it. Another success from Unibroue. A bit pricey, but acceptable for an import. Good but not great. A good example of the style. Not refreshing, but it comes about as close as a beer of this ABV can.


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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 4,975 ratings
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