Price: $1.99 ($11.99 six-pack equivalent) at Trader Joe's.
Description:"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."— Unibroue
The tasting: Dark brown in color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. I noticed some re-fermented yeast sediment floating around as well as champagne-like effervescence. Aroma of plum, raisins, tobacco, clove, yeast, and alcohol. Flavors mirror the aroma, with the addition of molasses. Trois Pistoles is medium bodied and highly carbonated. A mild fruity sweetness and alcohol are present in the middle. It finishes dry with flavors of plum and lingering alcohol.
Rating: 2 star.Drinkable, but not sure I want to. I had a hard time finishing this beer. The flavor combination (particularly the tobacco and alcohol) didn't work for me. If you plan to dismiss it, know that Trois Pistoles is VERY HIGHLY rated on Beer Advocate and RateBeer. For what it's worth, the other beers in the variety pack are well worth the price of admission.
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