daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAY 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
dwyerpg (4917) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic, just a great taste. Stays with you for a strong late bite. Nice color, excellent dark, but not too heavy beer.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beerbastard (819) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jgb9348 (5235) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!