Unibroue Trois Pistoles
Brewery: Unibroue (Sapporo)
Format: 355ml Bottle
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.
On the nose it produces roasted aromas, as well as chocolate, brown rum, and spice. It is slightly sweet, enhanced by accents of roasted malt, cocoa, ripe fruit and dark spices with a smooth finish like an old port.
Can be aged for 5 to 8 years. Like good wine, Unibroue's fine beers have flavours that develop with age. Over time they become smoother, sometimes revealing notes of honey and candied fruit and developing a more assertive and lasting flavour. This phenomenon is known as “maderization” and is similar to the aging process of dessert wines like port.
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