La Terrible - Unibroue
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3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a 750 of this for about $9. Almost went for the Fin Du Monde, which I absolutely love, but I'd never had Terrible before and decided to give it a go.
Brown bottle with a silver label that just says "TERRIBLE" on it. How could anyone pass this up? Also says best before 2016 - ha ha, not making it that long, I don't think. Pours dark brown, almost black, with about a 2" head into a tulip.
Nose is complex - plummy, spicy, sweet, and as it warms I get some apple pie and iced tea/black tea. Light whiff of booze. Flavor improves with some breathing, but at first I got this grape/prune profile that I don't like. It's like a fruity dark malt, but I'm not a fan, and fortunately fades over time, but I know it's there. Mouthfeel is medium, very smooth, and carbonation is light and subdued, and the alcohol is pretty negligible for being as up there as it is.
Overall I think this is a fine beer, though the grape flavor throws me. I like everything else about it. I rarely buy 750's and would probably opt for another offering from Unibroue before picking this up again.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 05:26:22 | More by BeerWizard
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