Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

BA SCORE
94
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4,955 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-31-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,955
Reviews:
2,025
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
294
Gots:
739
For Trade:
9
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Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the growler via DEPs in a snifter. This very nice BSDA pours a murky brown
with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and features
light lacing. Nose of dark raisin bread, brown sugars, light spices of clove and coriander,
subtle cherry notes, and light yeast notes. Flavors surpass the nose with dark brown sugars
and strong booze touched dark raisin bread with a dash of cocoa and clove with a light
coriander dash on the rear mingling with a light herbal hop and a lightly tart cherry note
on the finish. Excellent mouth feel; medium body, lightly dry finish, and low carbonation.

Overall a fantastic little brew from a great brewer.

Cheers

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.02/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Unibroue is just a quality brewery. La Fin du Monde is their most popular beer, but this one has some great qualities. Pours a dark brown. The head isn't quite as frothy as La Fin Du Monde, nor is this as carbonated (of course, La Fin du Monde's carbonation is up there). This one is malty, sweet, plums and some other fruits with a hint of pepper on the finish. There is a bit of hoppy bitterness near the end. You can't go wrong with anything by Unibroue for the most part. Quality ale.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKbrew89
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

**
2010
Quality offering from Unibroue.
AROMA: Yeast. Wine, spices.
TASTE: Bread, spice. Brown Sugar. Yeast. Wine.
FEEL: Big sticky. A thick meal.
**
03/29/15

**

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Photo of Tbulling
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JarMills
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jaketaz
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHDoyle
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Description: Dark brown to ruby appearance with a finger of light tan head and lacing which lingers on the glass. The aroma is more spice than anything else with maybe a touch of fruitiness. Flavor is, again, predominantly spice with clove and banana. This is much more "tripel" than "quad" or other Belgian variety. I do not get the rich, dark fruits that heavier Belgians usually show and I would describe this as somewhat delicate. Feel is a little on the thin side. Like the taste, it's somewhere between a tripel and a quad.

Suggested food pairing: Roasted pork or chicken

If you like this beer then you should also try: Fin du Monde. I know, it's the same brewery, but this is really what it reminded me of in the flavor profile.

Overall: 4 (This been is good and I may or may not have it again) Not bad by any means but nothing outstanding either. I was surprised how much this reminded me of Fin du Monde, given that they're different styles. if you like that style you should give this a shot. If not, don't bother and be confident that you're not missing out.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robibaro
4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Peaches13
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadowugz
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of leefx
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky brown and mahogany color with a dense and gloriously tall bubbly and foamy head. It retains well and leaves nice semi sticky lace patterns.
In the nose it consists of dark bread, a slight touch of cocoa, dark fruit such as prune, fig and dark grape, slight bubblegum, and finally, a generous helping of spices; cinnamon and clove are prominent. A nice bouquet of complexity.
The taste and feel are a heavenly treat. Creamy, velvety and smooth. Medium to full but so fluffy and drinkable at the same time. Great complexity of flavor. Dark fruits, especially musty grape, provide a wine like texture. Their is a subtle coating of cocoa or dark malt creaminess, which is felt in the finish. The spices, particularly clove, are also felt in the finish. Mid palate, the brew becomes increasingly peppery. There is even the tiniest splash of hops that adds the most minimal bitterness possible. Oh yeah...I forgot...this has 9% ABV??!! I could not tell..it is that well masked.
This one is delightful. Perhaps my favorite from Unibroue thus far.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jahbless
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dcotom
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
4.2 out of 5 based on 4,955 ratings.
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