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

Appearance: Dark chestnut; small head; dissipates quickly

Aroma: Malty; cloves with fruit notes; sweet

Taste: Slightly thin but smooth; zippy on start; cloves and pepper in mid; finishes slightly sweet and hoppy; well balanced and very good

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Dark brown with two fingers worth of light tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Dark cherry, sugar, and belgian yeast aroma with a hint of some sourness.

Taste- The flavor is very similar to the smell with a slight taste of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and smooth with a light amount of carbonation. Leaves a sticky feeling in the mouth after the swallow.

Overall- Good beer but not one that I am likely to try again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep dark brown with a flourishing head of beige foam that recedes to a very thin cap. Soapy lacing and alcohol legs. On the nose it’s cherries, bready yeast, strong malt undertones, sticky fruit and some horse blanket. The hops are forward on the palate with a little pepper accompanied by the yeasty sweetness and the ripe fruits. The malt is good and strong like a dark beer should be but the balance is perfection. It has a medium-heavy body but it’s practically weightless on the palate and finishes off-dry with some alcohol warming. This ale has dash and a soaring spirit. One of the best.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep dark amber. Very dark pour. No head at all.

The smell is dark fruits and sugar. The fruits smell like an apple/pear mix with just a touch of sourness maybe. There's also some malt but it's hidden beneath the other complex dark flavors.

The flavor is similar to the nose. Sweet dark fruits (apple and pears again) with some malts. Spicy belgian yeast dominates quickly after the initial flavor. Warming alcohol at the end.

Tons of prickly carbonation give this brew a good body.

Great beer. Wonderful nose and taste with several complex layers while being very drinkable.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,022 ratings