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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4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
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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4.4/5  rDev +4%
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz foiled, screw-cap bottle served unapologetically in pint glass. Best before 10-26-15. Beer is dark brown with hints of red and forms a massive head, with giant soda bubbles. Yeasty, fresh aroma. Flavor combines bright Belgian ale malt flavors with rich date, sour cherry, and plum fruit flavors. Spicy up front (cinnamon, clove). Raisiny dark fruit really comes through in the aftertaste. A healthy dose of carbonation keeps the beer refreshing and prevents the beer from getting heavy on the palate. Extremely drinkable.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,059 ratings