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Unibroue
Trois Pistoles Belgian-Style Dark Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 9.0%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Unibroue
Trois Pistoles Belgian-Style Dark Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 9.0%
Mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of pumpernickel with herb compound butter, sweet yogurt with shaved chocolate, bananas on toast, and apple pastry with a silky, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long spiced fruits and roasted almond finish. A Belgian strong ale with perky herbal notes balanced by rich roasty malt.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pumpernickel with herb compound butter, sweet yogurt with shaved chocolate, bananas on toast, and apple pastry
Taste Flavor: spiced fruits and roasted almond
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Baked Ham, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Belgian strong ale with perky herbal notes balanced by rich roasty malt.

The Producer

Sleeman Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
1100, 50th Ave
Lachine, Québec H8T 2V3
Canada
1 450-658-7658

Their Portfolio

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96 Unibroue La Résolution, Extra Strong Ale 10% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Terrible 10.5% (Canada)
91 Unibroue Blanche De Chambly 5% (Canada)
94 Unibroue Éphémère Poire 5.5% (Canada)
89 Unibroue Éphémère Sureau 5.5% (Canada)
90 Unibroue Éphémère Pomme 5.5% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Blanche de Chambly 5% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Lune de Miel 8% (Canada)
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96 Unibroue La Résolution Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
94 Unibroue 2013 17 Grande Reserve Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
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92 Unibroue Á Tout Le Monde Megadeth Saison 4.5% (Canada)
87 Unibroue Blonde de Chambly 5% (Canada)
91 Unibroue Blanche De Chambly Belgian-Style White Ale 5% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Éphémère Pomme Flavored Wheat Ale 5.5% (Canada)
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94 Unibroue La Fin du Monde Belgian-Style Triple Ale 9.0% (Canada)
89 Unibroue Maudite Belgian-Style Double Ale 8.0% (Canada)
94 Unibroue Trois Pistoles Belgian-Style Dark Ale 9.0% (Canada)
93 Unibroue Don de Dieu Belgian-Style Wheat Ale 9.0% (Canada)
89 Unibroue Noire de Chambly Belgian-Style Black Ale 6.2% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Terrible Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale 10.5% (Canada)

Belgian Style Strong Ale

Belgian style strong ales range in color from medium to dark brown and in alcohol from 8-11%. These beers typically have a fruity Belgian yeast character and a degree of sweetness coupled with a viscous mouthfeel. This category also includes Belgian style quadruples. Better examples of this style strike a seamless balance between rich, sweet malt flavors, alcohol and complex Belgian yeast flavors ranging from banana to dark fruit. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre, Brouwerij Bosteels Pauwel Kwak, La Trappe Quadrupel and Brasserie Dubuisson Freres Scaldis.

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