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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 2623   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a bubbly head that dissipates faster than any brew I have ever seen. Almost looks like I am pouring a cola. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits, yeast, banana, and caramel. Flavor is similar with the addition of a bit of sweetness, chocolate, and a slight tartness. Mouthfeel is not my style, since it is very fizzy and slick. Maybe I need to try the 750 to truly understand this one.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (426) - Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2014
750 ml pour best before 5-26-14..fairly dark brown color that is really only visible when in the light..ultimately left a tan ring head resting atop..good amount of carbonation and sound after some cork struggle..aroma is indeed ripe fruit with plum..black cherry and spices abound..mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with really no trace of the abv..does have noticeable vinous presence and an overall easy beer to enjoy with a dry finish that manages to coat the palate..tasty belgian dark strong ale

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smallweener (4) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Belle apparence dark brown et aussi très gazéifiée pour le style. L’arôme degage une belle combinaison fruits sauvages & malt. Elle développe un gout assez complexe de fruits sauvages, chocolat & rhum brun... sur ce gout de levure caractérisque aux produits Unibroue. La Trois-Pistoles est une ROCKSTAR!!! ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartzMimic (53) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours nearly black with a bubbly light brown head that lasts and lasts. Smells of plum and yeast. Both carry over to the taste, along with alcohol. Just a touch of sourness. Medium mouth with lots of carbonation. The aftertaste doesn’t linger long. This isn’t a bad beer, but it’s not my favorite style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (240) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a deep Crimson brown, hazy, with a khaki head no lacing. Smell is dark deep roasted dark fruits, citrusy spice and yeast. Taste is massive dark fruits: plum, cherries, fig. Yeasty spiciness which is maybe a bit assertive, but does cleanse the palate for the next sip. Overall a solid Belgian.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (321) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours a hazy dark brown with a foamy off-white head. Has a strong aroma of dark fruits. Taste is dominated by dark fruits, and there is a touch of bitterness in the finish. Has a full body feel. Overall this is quite good, though I feel as if there could be a touch more to the flavor. Maybe a second try will be more favorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (455) - Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A dark brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma is fruity, esters, yeast. The flavor is berries and sugary roasted malts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dls13dls (23) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours dark with a thin head. Fruity smell. Light and crisp palatte kinda like cider and bubbly. Can hardly taste the alcohol even though its 9%. Easy to drink slight bitterness but not much. Good beer overall..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (194) - - MAR 21, 2014
Flavors of blackberries, tart cherries, bread, cola and white cake with hints of yeast and clove. Great beer, well balanced and unique.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (869) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy dark brown color with small creamy tan-like head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of dark fruits, wine, caramel, yeast and subtle alcohol. Taste starts with sweet toasted malt and burnt sugar, follows refreshing yeasty and fruity with warming alcoholic mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture and lively natural carbonation in palate. Smooth, rich and potent brew...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (58) - - MAR 13, 2014
Poured into brandy snifter. Have not seen this in my area, so thanks to my girlfriend for bringing it back from a trip. Really unique brew. Great for a winter evening.


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