Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Unibroue Trois Pistoles Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Unibroue Trois Pistoles Belgian Strong Dark Ale. 

From the Unibroue website:” Trois Pistoles (Three Coins) is named after a small village of Quebec. Founded over 300 years ago, Trois Pistoles gave birth to several legends, including one about the Black Horse. It involved a local bishop who conjured up a good devil (appearing in the form of bridled black steed) to haul large brick stones to construct a new church. When someone accidentally removed the bridle, the black horse suddenly vanished just as the last remaining stone was to be set. This stone is still missing, as can be seen when visiting the local church.” 
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a large cream colored head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, dried dark fruits, spices and rum.
Taste: Dark fruits, sweet and roasted malts, chocolate, spices and hints of molasses.
Overall: Smooth and exceptional, Unibroue Trois Pistoles Belgian Strong Dark Ale is complex and very drinkable.  At 9% ABV this might not be something you’ll drink a lot of, but you’ll want to.  The alcohol is well hidden by the incredible flavors.  Pick some up…you’ll be glad you did!


Mark Harvey

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