Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

4,964 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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Ratings: 4,964 |  Reviews: 2,028
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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of RickS95
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely dark brown, almost thickish, color. Strongly resembles spent oil. The head is about a finger in thickness, a light tan color and dissipates relatively quickly leaving a creamy film on top and a light ring of bubbles around the perimeter.

The smell is of dark, ripe fruits--almost like wine--lighter fruits like apple and pear, with an ever so slight hint of chocolate.

The dark fruits are prevalent in the taste as well, along with spices and a sweet malty flavor. The finish is more champagne like than wine like.

There's complexity on the palate. It's sweet, spicy, acidic and a bit carbonated. The finish is dry and it's more light to medium bodied than I'd have guessed from the color.

It's another enjoyable beer from Unibroue. Tastes a bit different than a lot of other Belgian strong dark ales, but it's a must try nonetheless.

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Photo of doughanson78
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Deep mahogany. Not much light getting through. Two finger creamy light tan head with decent retention and good lacing.

S: Dark fruits. Cherries, figs, and raisins. Some caramel. Spicy Belgian yeast. Cloves. Slight band-aid aroma, but it is a very complex and good aroma.

T: Dark caramel upfront for just a second. Then big dark fruits, with cherries, plums, figs, raisins, and some cranberry. Spicy with cloves and Belgian yeast. Just a hint of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp and dry.

O: One of the better if not the best Belgian Strong Dark Ale I've had. Very complex and drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BashOnABike
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass from a bottle purchased Nov/2011

A - Much like a cola, it has a dark brown, slightly ruby shade. Small but high-retention cream head, with messy lacing

S - Pretty much malt and that signature Unibroue yeast. This doesn't have the spice of, say, La Terrible, or the phenols of La Fin du Monde, but still smells much better than most.

T - Probably the defining characteristic, the taste is spicy, with a small alcohol bite. Almost smoky aftertaste, but still fairly sweet.

M - Creamy, low-medium body. Can hang in your mouth a while despite it's high ABV.

D - Other than La Terrible, this is probably the least drinkable Belgian Unibroue, and for good reason: it's spicy, sweet, dark and alcoholic. I much prefer the standard 11oz to the more-common 26oz

Overall, a great beer, best enjoyed slow, while watching a movie or reading...or studying! Better without food

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4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark ruby red, looks similar to pomegranate. Hazy, murky look to it. No a very big head, and the head dissipates very fast. Leaves some lacing, but not a whole lot.

S: Smells very sweet, its got a candy like sweetness to it. Also very fruity. I get cherry, cranberry, fig, sugar. It smells slightly tart and I get a touch of alcohol.

T: Surprisingly light, crisp, and mellow (my bottle has been cellared for a year and a half). Not nearly as sweet as it smells, I get mainly plum and cherries with a light cranberry tartness. Alcohol is masked fairly well, but you know it is there. Finishes on the sweeter side, but with a light tartness and remains slightly dry all the way through. Caramel starts to come out as it gets closer to room temperature. You start to notice the spiciness after the bottle is almost done. The clove seems to have a tongue numbing effect, really strange!

M: Light, but with medium-high carbonation.

This was overall good, but I expected something great. I think this one smells better than it tastes, but is still a fine brew. Flavors were a bit on the weaker side, but they blended very well.

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2.27/5  rDev -46%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was at a buddys house so used the only glass that was available, a pint glass. Poured out of a 750ml bottle.

A: looks great, just like a dark belgian ale should. Dark brown with a bit of a misty look

Smell: smelled like figs and some earthy aromas

Taste: upon the first sip I almost recoiled, the taste was very similar to tomato puree. Very vegtabley, not what I expected at all. Almost undrinkable, if I believed in drainpouring I would have done so

Mouthfeel: slimy and offputting

Overall: I do not know if there was something wrong with my bottle or if this is just what it tastes like. I may have to buy another bottle to try and give this beer a chance, but this was by no means a good expierence for myself

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ales4baldo
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excited for this one!

Presentation-Nice bottle. I like the dark flying horse on the label and the castle. Gives it the dark and gothic feeling of how this beer might taste.

Appearence-Seems to have a ruby red dark plum color. Like a dark purple. Didnt get too much head and the head i did get didnt last too long.

Smell-Sweet and sour at the same time. Belgian candy and sweet malts. Raisens and black licorice (sorry for the bad spelling)

Taste-Ok, little different from what i expected. A lot of black licorice, and plum flavors. Dark candies and seems like a good amount of hops.

Mouthfeel-Simple, light, nice carbonation. Lingers a little bit.

Overall-A good beer. Could be a little beer for a belgian strong dark ale but good.

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5/5  rDev +19%

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
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