This week we are looking at Unibroue’s Trois Pistoles, and I promise that this will be the last belgian beer for a while.
Trois Pistoles is a strong dark ale, similar in style to Chimay Grand Reserve. This beer pours a very dark reddish-brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. Lacing is virtually non-existent. It has strong aromas of dark fruits such as plums and raisins, as well as roasted malt with a hint of spice. The flavors that accompany each sip mirror the aromas. Lots of dark malt, some chocolate, and Unibroue’s distinct yeast profile to round out the taste. Neither hop aromas or flavors are really present in this beer, which makes it a little lacking, and while their yeast seems to work well in most of their beers, it seems to fight the overall style in this one.
While I like most of the Unibroue offerings, this one seems to stick out a little from the rest and not in a good way. While similar in style and flavor to the Chimay, this beer doesn’t quite reach that level of awesomeness. I would drink this beer again, but there are others that I would probably choose before this one. Cheers!