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Trois Pistoles

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

Strong Dark Belgium beer

Color

Brown with burgundy hues

SRM

32,2

Clarity

Opaque

Head

Rich lacy beige foam

Bubbles

Fine

Effervescence

Slow and sustained

IBU

15.5

Body

Medium

Aftertaste

Medium

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Trois Pistoles

9% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 10 14
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 1997
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
Due to its complex character, this beer immediately attracted a lot of fans. Its fruity notes and high alcohol level often draw comparisons to port.

History

Drawing on Quebec folklore, Unibroue chose the name Trois Pistoles to honour the city’s historic importance and pay homage to the legend of the Black Horse. Conjured up by a priest to help build a new church, this incarnation of the devil ran off when its bridle was removed. Because construction was still underway when the horse vanished, a stone remains missing from the church to this day.

Unibroue

Color

Brown with burgundy hues

Nose

Strong malt flavour, slightly roasted, with aromas of chocolate, brown rum, spices and herbs.

Flavor

Full-bodied palate with notes of lightly smoked rum, grains, herbs and spices.

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Aging process

Potential

Like good wine, Unibroue’s fine beers have flavors that develop with age. Over time they become smoother, sometimes revealing notes of honey and candied fruit and developing a more assertive and lasting flavor. This phenomenon is known as “maderization” and is similar to the aging process of dessert wines like port.

Preservatives

Oxygen is the mortal enemy of beer because oxidation creates a stale, flat flavor. The yeast added to the bottle of Unibroue products triggers natural fermentation, consuming excess oxygen and preventing the beer’s CO2 from oxidizing. This enhances the beer’s aging potential. The high alcohol content of certain Unibroue products also lends itself well to aging by acting as a natural preservative.

Preservation methods

Store bottles upright in a cool dark place at a stable temperature between 46ºF and 61ºF.

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Format

Trois Pistoles

341 ml

Trois Pistoles

750 ml

Trois Pistoles

Draft

Aging process

3 to 5 years

Awards

  • - 2014 -

    Gold

    World Beer Awards (Londres, G.-B.)

  • - 2014 -

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute (BTI)

  • - 2013 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute (BTI)

  • - 2012 -

    Gold

    World Beer Awards (Londres, G.-B.)

  • - 2012 -

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2011 -

    Gold

    World Beer Awards (London, G.-B.) (Meilleure pale ale standard au monde)

  • - 2011 -

    Gold

    Mondial de la bière (Montréal, Québec, Canada)

  • - 2011 -

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2010 -

    Canadian Brewing Awards

Tasting

Suggested glass

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fish
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salad
  • Ratatouille
  • Carrots with tarragon
cheese
  • Double and triple cream soft cheese
  • Semi-soft washed rind cheese
  • Stilton-style blue cheese
  • Mimolette
chocolate
  • Chocolate desserts
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