Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

Trois PistolesTrois Pistoles
BA SCORE
4.23/5
4,982 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
Ranking:
#855
Reviews:
2,036
Ratings:
4,982
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
753
Trade:
9
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,982 |  Reviews: 2,036
Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poljazz22
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown ale. Very bubbly brown head ending as a pale beige rim.
Smells like a Belgian triple: spices and coriander.
Tastes of dark malt, chocolate, cereal, cherries and dried prunes.
Lots of carbonation with some sweetness. Also some sour red berry flavor and a presence of alcohol warmth.
Just a great beer! Gets more complex as it warms up. Still thirst quenching at 9% ABV ! Amazing deal here in Quebec at $14 for six plus tax.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Saveur Biere. In Grimbergen glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x04. Lighter and more drinkable than usual in the style. The dark fruits profile is there but lower than i'd like, although improves as it warms up

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Photo of sjrider
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hawkssb04
2.41/5  rDev -43%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSU_Swit
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcflorian
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_rebus
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satorn
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of degueulasse
3.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I couldn't distinguish the smell of this from the stale smell of Keystone Light or other such frat party beers, but it seems to transform once it hits the tongue, its sweet caramel flavor coming through nicely. As it warms up, it takes on dark fruity notes as well, reminding me of currants. It's a burgundy brown beer that goes down rather well.

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Photo of akolb
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 335 mL bottle (love the small bottles!) Massive, billowing tan head that takes up most of the glass and forms a lovely mushroom cloud extending above the rim. Be careful when pouring this one! The beer itself is a murky raisin-like color. Aroma has brown sugar, funk, raisins, prunes, sweet rich malt, spice, and a bit of chocolate. The taste is well balanced, with yeasty esters, dark fruit, and a hint of roast. Sweet, filling malty aftertaste. Very prickly carbonation and a slight alcohol burn. This is a wonderful beer, both drinkable and flavorful. Worth buying just for the truly extraordinary head.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having gone almost all the way through the Unibroue lineup, I can still say that I don't know how the brewery's name is pronounced, but this is their best beer. As a Belgian-style tripel, this is about as good as it gets, with sweet, gentle malts, ripe stewed prune and raisin flavors, and a heavy whiff of baking spices like allspice, cardamom, clove, and nutmeg throughout. Delicious enough to be accessible to anyone, but complex and deep enough to be appreciated by connoisseurs too. A benchmark of the style.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dillybarrrrr
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trois Pistoles, by Unibroue. 9% in a 750mL bomber, poured into a pint. Purchased for 6.99
Picked up because it has a reputation for being great beer. While also being dark but not overly chocolatey, or so I've heard.
L: THE HEAD! Holy shit this beer has a massive head and it doesn't dissipate very quickly (stayed there until 3/4 done beer). The color is intriguing. Really dark but not opaque. Light does shine through. Not very much lacing.
S: I pick up blueberries. The 9% can be faintly noticed.
T: Raisins and blueberries. Slight tinge of cocoa. A faint sweetness
F: The feel is unique, it almost has a soda-y bubbliness to it because the head never goes away. The sweetness that isn't very apparent in the taste, sticks around the mouth for awhile.
OV: Very impressed. For a dark beer this is awesome. Gave some to a non-craft beer drinker and she thoroughly enjoyed. Well done. Will be looking for more from Unibroue.

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

Pours a deep mahogany color with an off white head of tight bubbles that last a long time. Smells sweet, caramel, fruity, malty. Taste follows the aroma with a bit of alcohol warmth. Medium bodied and smooth. A great beer.

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Photo of Bartleby91
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/3/13 and poured into a snifter.

The appearance is a really murky brown with a good amount of yeast sediment settling on the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is dark fruits, floral spiciness, chocolate malt sweetness, brown sugar and some nice estery yeast notes.

The tastes are sweet up front with dark fruits, bready malt sweetness, brown sugar and yeasty estery note. Also a nice floral spiciness.

The palate is medium plus with a substantial malt sweetness and alcohol spice lingering well. Nice and creamy finish.

Overall this is an awesome quadruple/ Belgian Strong Dark. A great beer for the price and how well it ages. One of the best beers I've had of this style.

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Photo of KGilmour
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOhn_Molson
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bwbrev
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holderness
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this beer has some character! Poured out of a bomber, the head is easily four fingers, and with a stadium pour at that. Seriously, this rivals Duvel for robustness of head. Moderate lacing and fabulous retention. Ale itself is almost as dark as a porter, and has the smell of one, too: lots of sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, and a fruity yeastiness that makes it unmistakably Belgian in style. The taste largely follows the nose, and also highlights the many spices used in the brewing process, as well as some nuttiness. Perhaps a little too chocolatey for my liking, since it obscures that lovely sweet, breast yeastiness that draws me to the Belgian ales in the first place.

85/100

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,982 ratings
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