Unibroue Trois Pistoles

Unibroue Trois Pistoles

Rated 4.076 by BeerPals

Brewed by Unibroue

Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

16 International Bittering Units

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Origin Chambly, Quebec Brewed since 1997 ABV 9.0% Fermentation Top Style Abbey Style Strong Dark Ale Color Dark brown SRM 32.2 Clarity Opaque, cloudy Head Rich lacy beige foam Bubbles Fine Effervescence Sustained Nose Strong malt flavor, roasted aromas with chocolate, brown rum, and spice Flavor Slightly sweet. Enhanced by accents of roasted malt, cocoa, ripe fruit and dark spices with a smooth finish like an old port. IBU 15.5 Body Medium Aftertaste Pleasantly lingers on Suggested serving temperature 8º–10ºC, better at 12º–14ºC / 46°-50°F, better at 53°- 57°F Suggested glass Chalice or balloon

ID: 997 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank66
Overall Percentile99.9
Style Rank12 of 1225
Style Percentile99
Lowest Score1.9
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.106
Weighted Score4.076
Standard Deviation0.475

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  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I haven't had their Maudite in a while, but after reading that review, I am still noticing that "Blue Moon" taste. Like a wheat/citrusy combo that crosses between most of their brews that I sampled. This is rather complex...reading "brown rum" in the description which could be adding to this toasty/citrus flavors I am tasting. Also some sweet and tart fruits, yeast, and spices. Murky darker brown appearance with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Carbonation on the heavier side, but not quite a bubbly beer. Not as much chocolate malt here as the Maudite, as this represents more of an Imperial Brown/Belgian Ale. Doesn't quite stand out as elite, but I wouldn't hesitate to try again.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a deep, opaque brown with a thick and rich head. Aroma is nice, unusual, very fruity, more like that of a cider. Very pleasing flavor has strong pear overtones, is mostly malty with some smoky hints.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I don't know why the other Canadian brewers can't make a good beer. This is my fourth style of Unibroue and each of them is absolutely outstanding. This one is very dark brown in color and full of complex rich sweet malt.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a semi-clear copper color with a massive head that goes down fairly quick. Nice amount of carbonation, lots of little bubbles in the glass. Aroma is full of sour fruits and yeast with a nice wine kick to it. Taste is very interesting for a BSA, first thing you notice is a roasted brown sugar kick (Think beef jerky). Also to note is the nice bready feeling to the beer. Very smooth. You can feel the burn with this one after a while. Overall a very nice BSA.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Poured a thick 1/2" foamy light brown head. Has a dark brown almond colour. Nicely carbonated and ok lacing. Aromas of light malts and hints of vanilla. Flavours of strong roasted malts and mild chocolate like flavours as well. Somewhat bitter. Still goes down nicely, does not seem like a beer of 9% abv. Good stuff.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle. Colour - solid dark brown, medium tan head. Aroma - yeast, dark fruit, caramel, sweet malt. Mouthfeel - medium bodied. Flavour - a fruity sweetness with yeast and spices. Overall - Took me a while to find this one, and it was worth it

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    ichorm just made my life! "hides the abv better than some women hide their age". Awesome! and true. Nice black beer, small white small bubbled head. The head lasts for a long time though. I am always knocked over by the strong spicy unibroue yeast that kills me in hot weather, but after a cold shower late on a summer evening, this is hitting the spot. Over ripe plums, fruity, raspberries, cherries, little overripe candied cranberries. The only flaw I think is a slight lack of acidity/bitterness. Love the malt profile, great yeast, balanced hops, but lacks something that makes it seem thin and unalive. In wine terms some would call this white wine "flabby". This bottle is almost a year old and the cellar got a bit warm this summer, could be a contributor. Otherwise nice.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 4.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A ridiculously great beer from a ridiculously great brewery. Trois Pistoles is their finest offering, a rich, dark Belgian I intend to drink again and again. One of the most balanced beers I've ever had. Dark fruit flavour that belnds seamlessly into a malty, yeasty, sweet nectar that hides its' ABV better than some women hide their age.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not a weak cloudy looking belgian like most, really good dark color and some fizzy head that leaves a thin layer on top. Aroma is full of dark fruits, mostly cherries and plums, and sweet alcohol. Flavor is pretty typical and what you'd expect, dark fruits, cloves, nutmeg, allspice etc. The jury is out on mouthfeel...I almost floated away on all the fizz...

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    You'd almost never know that this one packs 9% ABV... very good. Pours deep, deep brown to almost black with a small tan head. Fruit aromas - raisens, cherries and banana abound. Similar flavors with a lightly sweet maltiness. Smooth... very smooth...

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