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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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Ratings: 4,985 |  Reviews: 2,037
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of tbern007
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel, hazy brown with some orange around the edges; initially a large head but it quickly disipates and there is little lacing.
Scent is yeast, cherries, a bit of spice, grass.
Dry, yeast/bread like, sweet cherries, a little sweet chocolate, caramel/malt, the hops make a grassy presence but are not overpowering. There is some spice there, and the alcohol provides a nice warmth.
Pretty good flavors. Crisp and refreshing. Could be had by itself, with food, isn't heavy at all.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of keytown
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a leather brown with a 1 finger white head.

S - Tart cherries, hint of chocolate, dark fruits & some spice.

T - Subtle cherry tartness, sweet caramel & chocolate malt goodiness!! Grassy hops, but not overwhelming at all.

M - Very smooth & medium bodied.

O - This a complex, but well balanced & drinkable beer. The alcohol is very deceiving in the beer, would never know it was 9%. This is an outstanding beer & a must have for all beer enthusiast!

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Photo of jedtheavenger
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A--Pours a dark ruby brown that is clouded by the yeast. It has a big, fizzy head that dies quickly. No apparent lacing. I do not usually comment on the labeling of beers, but I love the way this bottle looks. From the label art to the lettering to the foil cover over the cap, I purchased this with the full expectation that it would be a worthwhile experience. Unibroue did not let me down.

S--The alcohol is very present with a hefty sniff. Dried cherries and a big smack of malt make an appearance, followed by a port wine finish (as mentioned on the bottle and several other reviews).

T--Deliciously complex...spiced rum, cocoa, and--at the expense of sounding completely far-fetched--cinnamon rolls. It's got this exquisite combination of sweet bread and spice that reminds me exactly of cinnamon rolls (I have found my new breakfast beer!). It finishes with a moderately dry kick from the alcohol, just to remind you that you are not, in fact, consuming an actual cinnamon roll.

M--For a strong Belgian, this was surprisingly effervescent. Similarly, it's not as thick as you would expect, considering its color, ABV, and style. I love the uniqueness, but it occasionally distracted from the taste (especially with the first few sips--after it warmed a little bit, the carbonation was less noticeable).

Overall--This was my first encounter with Unibroue's stuff, and I'm hooked. It deviates from the traditional Belgian style just enough to grab your attention, but without coming off as a genre-bending Frankenbeer. This is one of those beers that you can instantly identify as having received detailed attention from the brewer. I would classify it more as a dessert beer to be enjoyed exclusively by itself, but I'm sure it would pair well with a meal due to the complexity of flavors.

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3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by date was 8/17/13.

It poured nicely, but had a bit horse of horse blanket on top of dates and roasted malt. Taste was also a bit dank for me, but the mouthfeel was crisp and pleasant, which makes this more drinkable. It is a bit on the sweet end for me, and would not make a good session beer. A decent strong ale for the 410 four pack price, but I would not go out of my way to pick this up.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of duckrabbitfan
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown/red, a little sediment... some lacing.

cloves/dates very evident in the smell, plums, too, a bit of caramel. yum, says my nose.

very balanced and mellow, alcohol is slightly present but only slightly so, and it adds to the taste. more of the date/plum aspect from the smell.

fairly carbonated but smooth; just a touch of darkness makes it very enticing.

this is a favorite of mine and i'm thankful one of my two favorite watering holes has a constant supply of bottles.

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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,985 ratings
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