Trois Pistoles | Unibroue

4,948 Ratings
Trois PistolesTrois Pistoles

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 10-31-2000

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Photo of BigPlay1824
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass

A: Pours a very nice deep brown with a slight maroon hue, has a very nice amount of thick foamy toffee foam, the brew is entirely opaque
S: slightly sweet scent with slight licorice and nice dark fruit aromas
T: deep dark fruit, slight licorice
M: thick on the palate, strong carbonation, lingering depth on the back of the tongue
O: very nice brew, a bit too deep for my particular taste but by no means unappealing

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Photo of vidisad
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Devi0us
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last Friday on my last day in Hawaii at The Yardhouse.

A- Poured a murky brown with cherry cola highlights. About a finger tan head that mutated into a ring that attached to the glass throughout intake. Hardly any lacing.

S- Smell of raisins and molasses, perhaps some banana. 

T- The taste was sweet upon first sip. Figs and Belgian yeast characteristics are there. Slight alcohol heat at the finish compliments the flavors.

M- This was medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Easy drinking.

O- I've been into Belgian's lately and this beer is only steering me further away from the stouts that I love. This will be my go to beer whenever I go to The Yardhouse.

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Photo of Supergenious
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of MeisterBurger
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In a Chimay glass this almost looks a purple shade of black, like the skin of a black plum, but light reveals a ruby russet color lurking beneath. A ring of foam encircles the glass, within it lies a swirling film of foam--it retains this nicely to the end

The aroma is rich brown sugar and red grapes, prunes and an overall pleasing sweet fruitiness.

The taste is similar, with an abundance of plums and cherries, a tartness lurks at the edges, and an orangeyness pervades throughout. Has a medium-dry finish, with just a little residual still sugar kicking around. The alcohol is present but it plays nicely against the fruity sweetness.

This is full bodied and the carbonation does a great job of softening and melding the flavors together. Very smooth. Highly drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of kegger22
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opaque brown with a respectable bubbly head that quickly dissipated. The aroma of aged dark fruit was there for me. It had slight cola taste to it, and also sour black cherries. No aftertaste. A little carbonation left even at the end for the tongue to play with, medium bodied. No discernable difference as it warmed up. I found it similar to Rochefort 8, which I was not impressed with. I will probably drink again, especially if I can find it on tap. I think it could be that I do not like the style Belgian strong dark ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JohnTurano
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just picked up the new 4pk Unibroue sampler, I'm almost embarrassed to say that they were all new voyages for me.

This one poured a nice dark color with a light tan head and left beautiful lacing over the glass as the 1 finger head dissipated. The aroma was estery with some dark fruits- dates and cherries come to mind. This one didn't do too much for me overall- I can see the appeal but I wasn't getting too much in the taste other than a hefty mouthfeel with some molasses-like sweetness and dark fruits. This is a pretty heavy beer- both in ABV and in mouthfeel, I dont think I could tackle more than a 2 in a night. I might have to try it again down the road though.

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Photo of Bobbydigi
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Jmamay22
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Belgian Strong Dark Ale pours a very dark nearly opaque ruby red with a nice tan colored head. The head thins out to a small creamy looking cap. No lacing left behind.

Smells of the typical Unibroue yeast with hints of dark fruit and very sweet almost syrup like alcohol. No hints of hops, but only a light pleasant aroma. I almost bumped the score down to 3.5 due to the somewhat muted nose, but felt 4.0 was more deserving.

Very delicate taste, but the fruit taste is intensified. Hint of black currant and possibly dark cherries mixed among the other typical dark fruit and yeast. Finishes a little hot with the alcohol and spice. Almost bumped this up to 4.5, but left it at 4.0 due to some harshness of the alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel comes off as a little too thin, but has a proper amount of carbonation. Drinkability is neither exceptional nor difficult. One 12oz. is good for me, but it's enjoyable until the last drop. Not the most amazing BSDA, but a good example from a North American brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of waughbrew
4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

6/16/05 Re-Review Add-on: Deep dark peppery aroma, chocolate covered plum flavor, silky texture. This is one stunning beer.

4/26/04: Reddish auburn with a light beige head that sticks around for a minute before receding to a lacing. Smell screams unibroue with that house yeast of their's contributing great esters and phenolics. Also big are raisins, chocolate, and coriander. Plummy in the flavor with a very smooth long finish. Feels good, the carbonation bites just a bit on the sides of the tongue. A gorgeous beer, and almost too easy to drink.

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Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
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