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:
#934
Reviews:
2,049
Ratings:
5,037
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
775
Trade:
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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)
4.5/5

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
5/5

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)
4/5

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.
4.5/5

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.
4.75/5

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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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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,037 ratings