Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Try This Beer

Unibroue Trois Pistoles

Unibroue Trois Pistoles is an amazingly complex beer. A beer that should be sipped and savored, a beer that should be enjoyed at the end of a wonderful dinner with some fine chocolate. This beer should not be consumed at the end of an all day drinking binge on Labor Day weekend...but, that's just what I did. So, please forgive this bad picture, wrinkled label, and the bug spray in the background; the photographer was obviously over served.

Luckily, I've had Trois Pistoles many, many times, and in a more coherent state of mind. This beer is bottle refermented, which is evident after uncorking. The yeasty aroma gives way to alcohol then to chocolate. The nose on this beer alone begs to be served with dessert. The thick creamy white head floats on the top of this black as night strong ale. The first sip hits you with some sweetness, then a deep fruit flavor, that all gives way to a warming alcohol sensation. Nothing lingers too long and with each sip you can start to pick out other flavors. Alcohol is a predominate characteristic due to the 9% ABV in this beer. But, it's also remarkably smooth for such a big Belgian style strong ale. A truly complex beer.

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