La Terrible - Unibroue
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4.95/5 rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance This is the darkest of the Unibroues that I have tasted thus far (I have eight under my belt not counting this one). I really had to work the pour to get a head.
Smell The signature Unibroue yeast comes out beautifully in the nose. The toasted malt compliments the bready aroma along with undertones of plums and dates. Theres also some table sugar floating around.
Taste This is perfection of the yeast flavor. It almost tastes like a tremendous dunkel weizen with a little spicing. Theres some typical coriander and maybe a little pepper, but this one is all about the amazing dark yeast body. This is tight, distinct, and very impressive.
We also have some deep fruitiness to help things along. Apricots, cherries, plums, and table sugar give this a sweet finish. This is awesome.
Mouthfeel Big carbonation and very full without a hint of the enormous ABV.
Drinkability This went down incredibly well. If you like bready weizen or BSDAs, you MUST give this one a try.
Comments I was just blown away by this offering from Unibroue. They have always amazed me, but this was much unexpected. The dark bottle and bland labeling looks kind of like a marketing gimmick, but this is the real deal. Personal preference: Theres maybe half a dozen beers Id put above this one.
Update I was beside myself after reviewing this back in October 2003 so thought that I would re-review it with a 2004 vintage. Man, oh man, I couldnt wait to log on to BA to raise all of my ratings just to find that I had fived everything but the Appearance. Theres not much of a head to this one but other than that this beer if perfect.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2003 02:51:12 | More by RoyalT
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