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Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#872
Reviews:
2,037
Ratings:
4,990
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
760
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 4,990 |  Reviews: 2,037
Photo of weissbierhead
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have to give BA credit for introducing me to Unibroue. Trois Pistoles was the first Unibroue offering that I tried. Dark color, creamy head, multi fruit flavor, belgian strong ale is becoming a new favorite.

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Photo of Andy
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big grape aroma (fresh red grapes). The aroma is unlike any other I have encountered in beer. Alcohol flavor is present and it offers a dry finish. Slight lactic acid sourness accompanies a very winey (Sangria?) flavor.

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Photo of StevieW
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark brown color, think foamy brown head. The head settled quickly but was still very good. Smelled alot of spices and fruit. noticable alcohol and very very smooth for the higher abv. Very sweet on the tongue and almost no bitterness. Not a beer to down several at a time, but very very good. The taste improved as it warmed in the glass. Cool looking bottle too. Exp. date is 9/4/04 Wow.

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Photo of mickeymac
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a nice foamy head and is a nice garnet in the glass. A raisin/date smell and taste are fruity but not overwhelmingly so. The flavor is complex, and Unibroue's comparison to port is not far off. Although I gave up cigars a few years back, this one would probably go well with a full-bodied Churchill.

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Photo of rastaman
2.1/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very poor, thin, cloying, slightly sweet, and just nothing happening at all, i'm sorry if everyone else liked it, but i didn't, did nothing for me.

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

Another good beer from Unibroue. Pours with a large dark brown head. The beer is a clear dark brown color. Smells of alcohol and dried fruit, very nice. Tastes of raisins and dates, alcohol present throughout but not overpowering. Some gingerbread spiciness in the finish. Medium body. Warms you up nicely.

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

Another incredible beer from Unibroue. This beer has it all great color, aroma, taste and drinkabilty. The 9% a.b.v isn't noticable when it is cold but when it gets to room temperature look out.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second sample from the Unibroue line...so far, so good!
Pours a rich, dark brown color, with some yeasty haziness. Produced a decent-sized, creamy head. Aroma was mildly fruity, reminiscent a bit of Ommegang. A good feel on the tongue, with a touch of lingering carbonation. Nice malty start, with dark-fruit flavors, ending with a spicy jab on the palate. For 9% abv, I don't pick up the alcohol much... Overall, a pretty good bier.

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of Jason
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown twist with a bottled on date on the back label.

Appearance: Tawny amber brown with a thin tan lace that does not subside.

Smell: Grassy with a barn yard / horse blanket and a mild tartness in the aroma.

Taste: Crisp carbonation with a chewy malt palate that has toasted and chocolate undertones. Very rich and spicy with hints of black pepper. Alcohol is quite evident allowing some sweetness to the taste buds and also lending a hand to the spicy flavours. The rest of the palate is on the dry side with an underlying grainy, herbal and earthy taste throughout.

Notes: Another spectacular brew from one of the best breweries from Canada. Big enough to pair up with the most robust meals or just to sip the cold winter months away. Packed with complex flavours and deviously drinkable at 9% abv.

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Photo of cokes
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another winner from our friends up north. Maltier than most of the other Unibroue creations. This makes the beer seem bigger than most of their other styles. Chewy and creamy. It pours a nice scarlet brown with a quickly diminishing, but not disappearing tan head. Fruity and spicy. Big time flavors every direction you turn. Alcohol is a major player here, especially in the finish. Wine like taste settles in late and passes out on your couch (i.e. sticks around for a long time). But not neccessarily the type of visitor you want to leave. (The bottle notes this as "port". Call me uncouth, but I don't know beans about wine, so I will just take their word).
Quite an stellar brew in my book, and just a step below their some of their other offerings (Don, Fin and Maudite). Usually a "second-tier" beer in a brewery's repitoire is nothing to get overly excited about. But Unibroue is an exception to all rules. Everything they touch is gold.

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Photo of LarryV
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this beer, one of my favorites of the Unibroue line. Has an almost sherry like aftertaste with smooth body. I didn't find that the alchohol was very pronounced. Excellent.

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

What a smooth beer. I have not tasted a full bodied dark Belgian style ale that was this smooth. It had a creamy texture that made this a wonderful beer to sit and sip all night

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Photo of ThreePistols
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark cloudy brown color. Beige head. A complex, spicy aroma with a hint of yeast, fruit and vanilla. Definitely a sipping beer. Dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate and caramel notes with a strong alcoholic finish. Lingering malty, fruity, alcoholic aftertaste. A tad too much alcohol and carbonation for the mix.

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Photo of John
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge complexity in flavor. Sip, savour, enjoy.

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Photo of Brent
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very assertive and no-nonsense, with lots of caramel and alcohol notes.

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