iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark mahogany colour with a huge head that lastes forever. Aromas of malt and cherries(?)Taste not as sweet as I thought it might be and has a nice balance between the fruit and caramel malt. Alcohol wasn't too strong but was noticable. This baby just keeps getting better as it warms
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - APR 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown colour, generous creamy head. The aroma is really nice, strong and sweet (toffee), with fruity traces (cherry and strawberry). From a so strong aroma I'd have imagined a really sweet beer, but I was wrong: Trois Pistols is a really balanced beer, quite delicate and smooth with a good complexity and good fruity traces (strawberry, cherry and raisin). The sweetness (caramel, vanilla, toffee) is balanced by a nice sourness. Long aftertaste, even if a little too much alcoholic. An high quality beer; this was my first Unibroue beer but surely not the last one!
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber brown color,No head of any kind.Sweet malty aroma fruity.Almost smells like rasberry os IMO like a lambic or strawberry soda pop.Very faint alcohol in the aroma as well.Flat as hell no carbonation.slightly sweet some fruit tones to it hard to put my finger on just what kind of fruit.Theres a slight watery feel to this as well with the after taste being slightly bitter fruit with a alcohol like finish.I guess i don't see the attraction to this beer its nothing special and IMO not worth trying again it just doesn't float my boat.There are definately better belgian's out there
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2004 First of all, the label is really cool. Then theres the beer. Deep ruby body with large rocky, tannish head. Huge aroma of berries and alcohol. Taste is surprisingly mellow, with a sweetness that is strong but not overpowering. There are notes of grape and malt. I see the comparison to a fine Port. It hides the 9% ABV well. Overall a great tasting beer that drinks well.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark reddy brown pour with a medium beige head. Fruity aroma of plums, mixed berries, cherry syrup, vanilla and hazelnuts. A top on the line beer. Very smooth, and a cool name!
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I think this was my first real "beer". I tried it a couple years ago and I have been trying all kinds of different beer since. I went back to it the other night and the taste took me away again. The deep color and fruit smell made me salavate just waiting for a taste. A nice bit of bubbly in the beer. Good fruit and roast flavor. Still one of my favorites.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
smells and looks great, but really didn't like the taste at all. had a very strange aftertase that I couldn't place. Reminded me of the strange aftertaste that I didn't like about La Maudite.
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Beautiful mahogany color beer with a robust khaki-colored head. This beer is extremely carbonated (maybe its more carbonated in the 12 oz bottles?) Aroma is very intriguing with a fruity bouquet. The start isnt doesnt equal the aroma, it is much more mellow. The finish is good for a 9% beer. I do notice the ethanol aftertaste more with Trois Pistoles than La Fin du Monde, though. Still a very enjoyable beer(9/5/8/4/17 4.3).------- bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas. Fruity, vinous, raisin, dried plums, brown sugar, and molasses are all present in the nose. Some candy sugar sweetness also is there. Aromatic, delightful. Moderately hazy light mahogany/dark amber body with a faster dissipating head than expected. Head is light tan. Spritzy, vinous, fruity, plummy, followed by some yeasty esters and some roasted maltiness. The flavor is nice, but this is not as nearly as rich or flavorful as I initially thought. Either my palate is getting spoiled or this beer is slipping in terms of quality...
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In a smaller capped bottle, I'd like to try this in the corked bottle. When I have someone to split I will probably try it. Dark ruby color. Tan, creamy head. Very little sediment. Almost no carbonation. Very yeasty aroma, just like a Strong Belgian should be. Very sweet flavor. Yeasty flavor. Slightly spongy mouthfeel. Very tasty concoction.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snap, crackle, pop! It’s a strange thought when you realize that it’s your beer talking and not your cereal. A steady quarter inch head topping what looks incredibly like port wine. I smell. . .strawberries and citrus and plums and dusty hay. Yeast and alcohol too. First sip is too raw and carbonated. I let it warm for a bit. Rich and full flavors of tart fruit with a hint of malt. Dryish swallow with sweetish, lingering aftertaste. Quality. . .but. . .I didn’t really like it. Too much like thick sparkling wine.