Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
4,944 Ratings
Trois PistolesTrois Pistoles
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:
4,944
Reviews:
2,020
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
295
Gots:
732
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 4,944 |  Reviews: 2,020
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

Photo of Viaduck
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A powerful pop of the cork & pours a beautiful coffee color with a light tan foamy head. Lovely Belgium yeast, bread, fruit & spices (but they don't smell or taste dark) make up the aroma. The taste is slightly sweet, slightly tart, not much bitterness & quite dry & delicate, not overbearing . Nice balance of roasted malt & hops & dark spices (what are dark spices?), fruitiness & perfect amount of carbonation. I couldn't find the cocoa mentioned on the label but it is Excellent!

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Photo of briancathy
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wajohnst
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

***beer #400***

This beer started it all for me. This opened the door to craft beer for me.

L: pours an amber color, but looks black in the glass. Has a 2 finger of bubble head that lingers for a bit
S: Belgian yeast, dark fruit juices, sweet and sugary.
T: very smooth dark fruit juices, very sweet, and big Belgian yeast finish
F: super carbonated, way to much for me.
O: I remember buying this buy the case when I first tried it 8 years ago. Now not so much.

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

Photo of SomethingClever
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 ozpoured into a snifter on tap

A: Dark murky brown blackish body with a big bubbled soightly khaki head.

S: Lots of cherry and light hints of doughiness and raisins and a little clove.

T: Fairly sweet, cherries, figs, raisins, yeasty, clove, light banana, and some burnt sugars on the end.

M: Really lively with almost a biting amount of catbonation.

O: Excellent beer! It is nicely layered with flavors very dark fruits forward pretty sweet and easy to drink. This goes down really smooth and has a lot of alcohol in it that is quite well hidden.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

10 oz pour into a stemmed tulip glass boasts a tall tan head floating above a dark brown/orange tinted body. The head dissipates and leaves a slight cover.
Aromas include stone fruit, floral, caramel, and slightly bready.
Taste matches and the booze is well balanced.
Smooth creamy mouthfeel and a light dry finish.

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
4.2 out of 5 based on 4,944 ratings.
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