Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

4,943 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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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly transparent dark brown; pours to a nice inch deep foamy head. Cloudy in appearance, bottle fermented

S - You can smell malts and fruit, very fragrant. You can occasionally smell a hint of alcohol. Not unexpected for a beer with a 9% ABV level

T - complex! Fruits and spices and malt rushing to your taste buds all at once. Alcohol is very apparent in the taste as well. Personally, a bit too much in my opinion. The one drawback for this beer.

M - Full-bodied with loads of carbonation. A familiar trait with Unibroue beers.

O - A great beer, lots of flavor. I have always enjoyed the bottle fermented Belgian style beers. Level of alcohol isn't masked very well and does take away from overall enjoyment.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 355ml bottle to Globe glass.

A - Poured a deep brown mahogany with 2 fingers off-white head that slowly dissipated to a thin 1/4inch head which seemed to hold the duration of the beer. Minimal lacing. I did not notice any sediment during the pour. Very clean crisp appearance.

S - Wow, strong sour notes while sweet simultaneously. Really quite pleasant, almost wild in nature. Very strong aroma.

T - Flavor starts with less sour notes than the aroma would lead on, but present and certainly not overpowering. The deep rich smooth fruit characteristics emerge, cherry and peach. The beer continues to meelos to slight hints of chocolate. Very powerful though not too warm. Really quite a pleasant surprise.

M - Very thick smooth with a carbonation that isn't overpowering in the least bit. Seems to coat the tongue in an enjoyable yet refined manner.

D - Extremely.

I didn't know much about this beer aside from the brewery and style and came in with an open mind. I was really quite impressed with the complex nature of the beer for such a smooth yet rather potent beer. I am very impressed. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-18-2011 02:27:42

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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a HOTD tulip.

A - Pours reddish brown with a decent one finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of all the usual dark fruits, cherries, candied sugar, and the fruity belgian yeast. The alcohol is noticeable from start to finish.

T - Starts off with an bit of candied sugar sweetness quickly giving way to hints of dark fruits; mostly figs, raisins and figs; cherries and the typical fruity belgian yeast. Finish is still pretty sweet with a good sized booze burn.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy feel that really may be the best part of this beer.

O - I enjoyed this one. Lots of flavor and an awesome feel make this one fairly easy to drink. If the booze would die down a bit this one would be really good.

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4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Rochefort chalice.

Appearance. Semi clear dark brown, with some haze. Pours with 2 fingers of light effervescent head, which quickly dissipates to a ring of bubbles around the side of the glass. Lacing sticks around for a while and forms tight clusters of bubbles.

Smell. Filled with dark fruits up front with grape or raisin as well as some prune and date. Some candy like smells follow this initial burst of fruit.

Taste. Starts out with some dry fresh grape flavors. This quickly get accompanied by some sweetness, giving a real impression of ripe concord grapes. Some alcohol is perceived next along with some nutmeg like spiciness. This all leads into a dry, but fruity, finish.

Mouthfeel. Not a particularly thick body, but tons of carbonation to just coat the palate.

It has been a year or so since I last had this beer, and it really holds up to the pressures of a developing palate.

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4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by: 08-11-14 so bottled 08-11-11 at 11:25 am (code is H11125Q)

A: Pours a nice ruby red with a slight haze from the yeast. Has a nice 2 fingers worth of head that has nice retention

S: Spices, malts, fruits, and some chocolate. Maybe a twinge of alcohol

T: Same as the smell. Starts with the spices and dark fruits and then moves to roasty malts and chocolate, plus a little alcohol for good measure

M: Nice and full bodied with moderate carbonation. Great for these cold winter months because of the full, warming nature

O: A solid example of a BSDA, and one that is perfect for this time of the year. I'd love to try this aged some time

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown almost black hue with a beige 2-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Very sweet aroma with a heavy dose of dark fruits.

T: Similar to the smell this is a slightly sweet fruit dominated by dark fruits. There are hints of chocolate and toasted malts in the background. Alcohol is present but masked very nicely.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Awesome Strong Belgian ale. Nicely balanced and enough alcohol to make it interesting. Unibroue always has good brews.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a chalice.

A- Pours a slightly murky brown color with a thick white foam head that fades away to a thin ring. Leaves decent lacing.

S- Trois Pistoles has that signature Unibroue yeast aroma with some spices and bananas. Aside from that, some dark fruits and tobacco is noticeable.

T- Belgian yeast and spices with loads of fruit and sweetness. Lots of flavor complexity throughout with very little alcohol. Prunes, dates, raisins, banana, coriander, caramel, red wine, and white pepper all show themselves as it warms.

M- Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. A little thin for a big BSDA but still nice.

O- A very solid brew and quite affordable.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
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