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


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RATINGS: 2748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
A cloudy belgian wheat beer, a little on the alcoholy tasting unlike other Unibroue brew. Good looking but a little hard to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2306) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2002
I’m not a huge fan of high alcohol content beers, and Trois Pistoles falls into that category. Belgian wheat aroma. Beautiful deep red hue, with off-white, creamy, lasting head. Sweet and flavorful. Although alcohol is noticeable, it is not as overbearing as a 9% ABV brew normally is. Solid, but is borderline hard to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2002
At first this seemed rather winey and cidery, but as it neared room temp it transformed into a completely different beer. Lots of fruits: plum, fig, grape...mixed well with the high alchohol. The malt really comes through beneath this with a musky peaty kind of punch to the palate. Very complex and very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Has a dark cider color with a wine smell. Taste is wheaty with a strong spice/alcohol aftertaste. Overall it is pretty good, not the best for me, but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2002
This was a great belgian ale, although brewed in Cananda. Lots of spicyness in the taste along with yeastiness. The finish was well hopped, leaving a dry and solid taste in the mouth. A suberp beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3858) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Very satisfying pop of the cork, and gorgeous in the glass with a deep caramel color and lasting head. Aroma is understated, giving few hints of the plum, raisin, and apple cider flavors within. A match for most Belgian-made Belgians. The palate disappointed, however, being less lively than others in the style. Should be matched carefully with food--I found it did not work well with all the flavors on my plate at Thanksgiving dinner, 2002.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fraternie (916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2002
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 Amazingly complex beer. Hints of grape and plum, very smooth and somewhat spicy. Extremely sweet but not cloying, balanced well. Very dark body and incredible head retention. A world class beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 12oz.BB05/22/05.Huge pff cap explosion.Deep,dark red/mahogany color.Bursting carbonation unleashes a finely beaded,dense,entrancing head.Aromatics are literally slapping me from the La Chouffe tulip.Dark fruit,spices(pepper,corriander?)slight roastiness,and alcohol.The yeast gives the overall aroma a fresh rain touch.Palate is carbonated but very full.Flavors are defined and clean.Sweet,FRUITY,roasted,and vinous mouth flavors are followed by a defenition spicy/hoppy/alcohol finish.I haven’t had this for over a year and my taste has changed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - NOV 25, 2002
This is one smooth brew. Not to be drank too quickly. Complex flavoring. Well worth the money. ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2003 Very fruity and complex brew.Re-rate : I don't taste the roasted malt much. Flavor is mostly of Belgian yeast and Fruity sweetness.

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