Mix a Six / "Trois Pistoles"

Recently I mixed a six-pack of beer. I love when a brew store let’s you have the freedom to do that. I always feel like I have endless options when I mix a six! I can pick six completely different styles of beer or grab a whole flight of IPA’s if I choose. If you have a brew store near you that lets you mix a six, this is a perfect way of trying new brews! You don’t have to commit to a whole six-pack of beer that you are not sure if you will even like! So go nuts and experiment! As I mentioned I mixed a six the other day and got six completely different brews! The first one I tried was a Belgian Strong Ale, so on to the brew!
I have had a few brews from the Unibroue, over the years but somehow have never had their “Trois Pistoles”, so when I found a 12oz. loose bottle for a buck and change I could not pass it up. After some time in the fridge, I pealed back the gold foil and cracked that bad boy open to let the goodness flow into my Trappist glass. The head was dark brown, thin, and only lasted for a few seconds before departing. The aroma displayed all the ingredients of an oatmeal cookie. There was wonderful smells of raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, yeast and a hint of banana. Though it smelled like a rich oatmeal cookie, the taste was different. It tasted like dark fruits, ripe figs, dried prunes, and caramel. It was sweet, malty and smooth. It had a light and effervescent mouthfeel. There was a dry and bitter sweet finish, that just seemed fitting for some reason. This was an incredibly flavorful and tasty beer. This Belgian Strong Ale may have been brewed in Canada, but I think Unibroue has absolutely captured the spirit of this style here in the “Trois Pistoles”. A must have Brewventure! Here’s to Good Beers!
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6 Responses to Mix a Six / "Trois Pistoles"

  1. beerman says:

    I have never had a bad Unibroue beer. Good description for the Trois Pistoles. Have you tasted La Terrible?

  2. Jym says:

    beerman,

    Thanks for checking out the blog and the kind words. I must agree, I have yet to experience a Unibroue beer that was not excellent! I have had the pleasure of enjoying the La Terrible many times, either in the bottle or on tap. That is a great beer! Cheers!

  3. Heather Horton says:

    Thanks for the review Jym. I have not personally tried Trois Pistoles, but I have tried and enjoyed Maudite and Blanche de Chambly. Now, my friend who tried Trois Pistoles in Chicago recently said he was very disappointed with it and that it tasted, essentially, like Pepsi (shudder). Needless to say this impression leaves a sour taste in my mouth and I am apprehensive to try it now…but your review sounds promising…thanks again for a different perspective! 🙂

  4. Jym says:

    @Heather,

    I am glad you are open again to trying this beer! I did not catch any Pepsi qualities in the glass of Trois Pistoles I was served. I say go for it!

  5. Granticus says:

    Hey Jym. I finally got around to getting a bottle of this and have to say your description is dead on. The spices I taste at the start remind me of the spices you get in a lot of winter beers. My wife (who's not a beer drinker) smelled it and noticed the aroma of raisins too.

    Good review that inspired me to pick up a bottle of this. I've also had Maudite years ago and more recently Ephemere, which was a great apple beer that was almost like an apple lambic.

  6. Jym says:

    @Grant, My wife also noticed the intense smell of raisins. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the review! I have not yet had Ephemere, but now I want to find it! Cheers!

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