Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-31-2000

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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It’s always beer-thirty on a Sunday. Here’s another Unibroue beer for the checklist: Trois Pistoles. Every beer I’ve had from them has been loveable, so here’s hoping for another great experience.

A: Thick, molasses brown, and wonderfully opaque. Looks like cola syrup, but lighter and less oily. A fizzy beige head sits about an inch high, then smoothes out to a paper-thin film with creamy, raised edges. Not a shining color on the body – looks earthy.

S: Starts smooth and fruity, a Belgian character that runneth over with pear, raisin, apple, and banana. Light citrus and clove swing in to diversify the nose, along with a sweet vinous grape aroma. Esters and alcohol are apparent but mild, simply adding more depth to this smooth-smelling brew.

T: Bold, viscous flavors! The malts form a rich, buttery profile of fruit pastries – apple pie, cherry tart, and just plain ol’ toast with grape jam – with a hint of straw alongside. It’s sweet, drinkable, and inviting, even as it makes its smooth transition to the more earthy tastes of the yeasts: bready spice, clove, coriander, a touch of baking chocolate, cinnamon bread, and dry red wine notes come out, it seems, in one moderately-intense taste. Finishes with smooth plum and raisin, Belgian candi sugars, and cherry cola. Tasty, complex, and easy-drinking.

M: This beer has a damn good body: it’s mostly thick, showcasing viscosity as the main player. There are, however, superb feelings of fizz on this beer’s back end; it gives it a profile like champagne, at times. Great character for this kind of beer – I’d say its feel is one of my favorite parts of the experience.

O: Trois Pistoles starts strong, hooking you with the savory power of its rich malt profile and mouthfeel. After a while, though, the novelty starts to wear off and it’s not as satisfying (though it’s a good drink the whole time). Another Unibroue win.

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

12oz bottle poured into a Maudite snifter

A: Pours a dark brown with a 2 finger off white head. When held up to the light this is quite red, opaque with lots of carbonation. Head fizzles down to an 1/8" and remains until the end of the glass.

S: Initial smell of bready yeast. Grassy hops, cherries, raisins. Notes of alcohol.

T: Taste of belgian yeast followed by sweet dark fruits, hints of orange. Slight oaky taste, roasted malts make up the backbone. Hints of a dry grape.

M: For how dark this beer is its fairly light on the palette. Lots of carbonation, minimal sticky resins on the tongue.

Overall a very good beer. Nothing astounding or new about it, other beers from the brewery are more enjoyable.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,999 ratings
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