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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 2737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Strong Belgian type ale similar to a Port wine ! Is as dark as can be, mellow in taste with an aroma of ripe fruits. It can be compared to an old porto and is brewed from well roasted malt.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Very dark with a large frothy head. Ripe dark fruit aroma with some roasted smokey tones. Was amazed to find this readily available in my home town. Awsome brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 This beers seems to taste better halfway through the glass everytime I have one. It has a malty sweet taste with a slight fruity aroma. Very nice body and mouthfeel. Good touch of Belgium malts and has a discernable candi sugar flavor. And now accessible at the local bar - good job Drafting Room. Unibroue should be proud. One of many fine brews.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2003
I truly enjoyed this unique Unibroue creation. To me, Trois Pistoles would be similar to a combination of a sparkling and port wine concoction. This beer is explosive when it hits your mouth; it has a marvelous citrus/fruit aroma, and a splendorous body. A must try, I will absolutely be retesting this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Sweet-vinous-tangy aroma of caramel malts, cotton candy, moderate spice, and maybe some kind of roast/toast. Getting a bit of turning fruit in the aroma as well. Sweet with a smooth finish of light caramelized sugar.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4830) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Fantastic, just a great taste. Stays with you for a strong late bite. Nice color, excellent dark, but not too heavy beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2003
A very good belgian ale. Fruity aroma with a cool reddish brown color.Spicy pear/apple flavor gives way to alcohol towards the end.Suprisingly smooth going down. Head is small. finish is fairly subtle. A great beer!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2003 Um, this is pretty forgettable actually. Nice smooth, balanced competing flavours (yeah I guess sultana bran and mayonaise), but who gives a shit if, in the mix, it all turns out boring my arse into the next millenium? Yawn.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Very dark amber with a medium off white head which dies very quickly. Initially a very crisp fruit aroma(apple, plum, raisins) with malt and some alcohol as it warms. For some reason this reminds me of a hefe weizen with its ester qualities. Mainly a malt taste, very sweet, with a thin body, very thin, good carbonation. Going through the bottle the sweetness and thin body stand out as this ends up being cloying and tiresome. A one glass limit beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (773) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Reddish brown with a lite tan head that went away sooner than expected. Got some apple/pear from the nose with a little alcohol. Carmel in the taste, very lively and refreshing. The finish was short and clean. This was not as rich as I would have expected, but very smooth and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Opaque dark brown to black in colour with a soft brown head which stays for a long period. Many thousand small bubbles rising upwards on the side of the glass make for an interesting sight. Smells of must and subtle fruitiness with little else. Good overall fruity taste with definate roasty qualities and a carbonated aftertaste that leaves the mouth feeling coated well, but not overly so. This one is a very good sip, as you can take one sip and taste it for a while (the whole sentence above :-), but definately not overpowering. I would most likely compare this to (as one user wrote), Chimay Bleu, because of its maltiness. But, in contrast to that version of Chimay, this has a lighter taste and more carbonation and definately more of a subtle aftertaste. In addition, the alcohol is hidden well. I taste a bit, but not nearly as much as it contains. A good beer, but i've had a few better in this style. Had to try it because it was on the top 50!


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