Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Muddy brown, nearly black. Off-white, mostly lasting head leaves spots of lace. Hard-hitting aroma of yeast, sweet malts, and raisin. A sharp bite up front. This beer never lets up. Explosive wheaty, yeasty, malty flavor. Intense warming alcohol presence. Notes of banana, molasses and dried fruit. Rich, thick palate. Soft carbonation is barely noticeable because of the alcohol burn. A delicious, high-octane brew.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 An intensely aromatic chocolate cough syrup bath to hunt down all melancholy...Bananas sprinkled with cloves have healing powers too...Berry bubblegum candles emit a languid candied smoke as well as a sweet alcohol flame to appease all perplexing thoughts...This port winish nouveau Trois-Pistoles is a miraculous achievement in escapism...
A best-before-2005 bottle proved to be as aromatic as a fresher bottle, and as complex in its candied fruitiness and roasty complexity. Alcohol still lashes the back of the palate, but is within acceptable levels for a 12% brew. It could have aged a few years more, even though it was at least 3-4 years old.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hmmm...where to start. I believe this is the best wheat beer I've ever tried. Extremely thick on the tongue. Mouthfeel is excellent. It feels like milk. Wheaty flavor is readily apparent, with a bit of alcohol and a light fruity esteriness. Very much a dessert drink. Malty, sweet, and very decadent.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2003 Small head that dissipates quickly; smooth texture; a bit sweeter than I like; definite alcohol aftertaste; I prefer their Dopplebock
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, fruity and smokey aromas and rather thick. A nice Bock beer if not a bit sweet for the variety.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ooh, what an aroma. Vinous, alcoholic, smoky, all sorts of interesting things. Very dark brown, with quite a bit of carbination. The alcohol is quite noticable in the taste. A hint of bananas too, I think. A good bit of malt backs it all up. Thick, but not syrupy. I'd certainly drink it again.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong rootbeer aroma. Coppery brown color. VERY VERY malty. This brew has a level, stable, warming taste. It's actually comforting to drink. Well done.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, but not as good as the regular Aventinus. Overly alcoholic in taste.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer seemed familiar as soon as I tasted it. This beer is obviously what the guys at Unibroue were copying when they created Trois Pistole. I poured an Aventinus into one glass and a Trois Pistole in a separate glasse (always have some of this on hand). Side by side the had the same dark ruby-brown appearance, smelled almost identical and tasted virtually the same. After the Aventinus warmed a bit it started to show its alcohol content in both the nose and on the palate. Delicious sweet bananna, clove, bubble gum flavors. Medium body, mild carbonation (less carbonation than the Pistol). I paid around $4 a bottle for this. A 4 pack of Trois Pistole runs me $7.49 at Kroger. Exceptional beer, but if you can get your hands on the Unibroue brew, save your money.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
very dark with a nice small head, somewhat fruity, with a roasted taste, nice on a damp rainy evening!