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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Trois Pistoles

Last night, I decided to venture outside the world of domestic brews and sample Trois Pistoles, a Belgian Ale. Thankfully, as my last snifter was broken a couple months ago, it came with its own one. It had a very rich aroma to it, with a definite alcohol presence. It at first tasted very much like a barleywine, and then finished up tasting like a dry red wine. At $6.50 a bottle, I'll probably get four glasses out of it, which seems like a bargain compared to an average bottle of wine. It was just nice to be able to appreciate the craftsmanship of the beer after learning what to look for in a good brew.

2 Comments:

  • At Friday, March 10, 2006 at 5:51:00 AM EST, Blogger Ignace said…

    I haven't had that one in years... I have to try it again soon.

    I've had 'Leute Bokbier', dark and sultry, with a big head in its own distinctive glass [most Belgian beers have their own distinctive glass to serve it in].

    The big bottle allows for more fun for more people but you should keep in mind that this is a fresh product. It does not have any conserving agents in it. It will NOT keep. When exposed to air the beer starts to break down [it's known why this happens and they're working on eliminating this effect, but afaik, it's still a factor to keep in mind]. When it does that, it falls flat on its face and you've paid a lot of money for stale beer. Don't let it happen to you.

    Open the bottle, clean it out at that sitting. It's one of the stronger ones, so you may want to refrain from using earth moving equipment, micro-electronics and small caliber fire arms after you've had the bottle.

    The best way to handle it is to share it. It's a social thing, don't hog it. Certainly not when it's a 75cl bottle.

     
  • At Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 11:04:00 PM EST, Blogger beergirl said…

    Ignace...you are definitly a great addition to the 2 beer guys site...thank you for the advice...I had one hand on the bottle and one hand on a torch! Phew! I owe you a great deal...Amber...AKA beergirl

     

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