Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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4.23/5
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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:
Drawing on Quebec folklore, Unibroue chose the name Trois Pistoles to honour the city’s historic importance and pay homage to the legend of the Black Horse. Conjured up by a priest to help build a new church, this incarnation of the devil ran off when its bridle was removed. Because construction was still underway when the horse vanished, a stone remains missing from the church to this day.

Added by Todd on 10-31-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#957
Reviews:
2,052
Ratings:
5,047
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
312
Gots:
780
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,047 |  Reviews: 2,052
Photo of Tomesco
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bcwitko1986
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarryLove81
4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This caught my eye immediately in the beer section of my local supermarket. A little pricey for a 4 pack but worth every penny! Boy is this a wonderfully complex beer! Lovely dark reddish-brown color. Small head that dissipates quickly, not much lacing, but don't let that fool you this is a complex beer with a heavy alcohol. Nose: dark fruit like cherry and grapes, dark chocolate, smokeyness, spice. Taste all the aforementioned plus a salty note and malt. It's so complex you won't ever taste the alcohol but after about Midway through a bottle you will catch a very nice buzz. This is the type of beer you can sit and savor for a good while just drinking one bottle.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suzikeith42
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jim67
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gasp262
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of rangerred
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

These Canadians can sure put out a beer...

I can describe this high ABV beer in a single word: Unique. It had a very unique look with the dark brown, red highlights and thick but quickly dissipating head - enough remained for lacing to be visible. Unique in smell as it did not have that overpowering boozy tang to the nose and for that matter on the mouth. Though I will admit, it started chugging it almost and then it hit and I had to slow down (I think Imma gonna sleepa gooda tonight...) Anyway, unique taste due to this light boozy background that hits you later, and hits you it does. A very good brew and a unique representative of the style.

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Photo of sbuck
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of godawgs
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGibbons
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a two inch, fairly well retained tan head that left nice lacing. Smells and tastes of dark fruits (figs, prunes and raisins), yeast, spices, some sweet malts, bread and a hint of tobacco. Medium to heavy bodied, well carbonated, slightly dry finish.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice look with dark brown body and a dense white head.
This beer is very spicy with pepper, cinnamon, etc.
Some dark fruits, prune and dates mostly.
Nice quad

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Photo of BobW696
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBDave
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks very appealing. A dark brown color with a thick head. A very nice fragrant aroma. Tastes very thick and rich. It's almost like drinking a dessert. I enjoyed it, but probably couldn't drink more than one before switching to a lighter beer.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,047 ratings