Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

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Quebec, Canada

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

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Photo of jucifer1818
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark Mahaogony in color, with a very thin head that dissipates very quickly. but the darkness of this beer is so lolley that you wont ind the quickly dissipating head (which is normal for a beer this strong)

S: This beer smalls amazing, but mostly because of its very subtle nature. It smells strongly of light fruits, bubblegum (very slight amounts), spritzy citrius, and a nice solid malty sweetness to round it all off. But none of the smells overpower the other. This is easily one of the best dark belgans ales I've ever smelled

Taste: big heavy matiness, with some VERY slight hop bitterness in the after taste. It has a scary drinkable character. (no booz can be detected at all)

Mouthfeel: The beer has a huge slick, heavy moughfeel, but its offest by a perfect level of carbonation that helps thin out the heavy mouthfeel. Its a fantastic combination.

Overall. I had this beer because it was canada day and I decided that it was as good an excuse as any for a beer. All they had from canada was Unibroue...and I can safely say that I made a good decision. This beer is a good decision even if it isn't Canada day. Its one of the best black Belgian ales IVe ever had...and I cant recommend it enough.

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3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Guinness fluted pint glass. Half-inch head, light tan, still some left by the end of the glass. The beer is a dark, but not opaque, brown.

Smells sweet (molasses) and there's an undertone of alcohol, but not in a liquor-type way. It's enticing.

There's a warmth to this beer. It's a high ABV and that comes through, but not in an overpowering way. I get a sticky sweetness with every sip, which was nice at first but became overbearing by the end of the glass. I'd give this beer a higher score up front than in the aftertaste, but I'll round it out to 3.5.

Good body, would like it to be a bit creamier to let the flavors spread over the tongue a bit better, but it's good.

Make no mistake, this is a good beer. It's not the best offering from Unibroue, but it's worth drinking if you have the chance.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Golly. I was floored by the price then floored by the taste. I won't go into articulating all the freekin' raisins, chocolate, and pears while others can broil up that bafflegab better than I can. Alls I no is that it was delicious, beautiful looking with a commendably stellar head of foam, and remarkably easy to quaff into the second giddy round. I'm going to look into making something like this for my private stash for sure. If anyone's got a 5-gallon recipe that they've tried and would happily share, I would be eternally grateful.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love their romantic medieval labels.
Dark brown color with lots of beige thick head with eternal retention and good lacing.
Nice sour aroma but counter balanced by a sweet nutty and vanilla smell with hints of figs and Belgian yeast.
Very interesting taste. Sweet flavor of slightly toasted malts, brown sugar, plums and raisins with some sourness and earthy hops. Hints of pepper and mild port wine finish. Dry and warming aftertaste.
Medium body with an effervescent carbonation. 9% ABV is completely hidden at first, that starts to show its claws, but it is perfectly harmonic.
What an excellent beer, complex, robust, not tiresome, even refreshing at 9%ABV. Awesome.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,024 ratings