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La Terrible - Unibroue

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1,987 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,987
Reviews: 912
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 107
Gots: 253 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2002

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Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bring_us_pints_of_beer
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Godace
4.97/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Crisp, delicious and current favorite.

Photo of BrianQuinn
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fooditems
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 7Sport
3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BerBen
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darnzy
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed in Quebec but I had a hard time finding it in Montreal. After years I randomly found it in a supermarket near my house.

Tastes like a combination of port and wine. Reminds me of a quadruple stout I once had.

Photo of rob_o_rob
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JGlitz87
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olafphysics
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle like that pictured here poured into a tulip. A very dark reddish brown with next to no head, just an off-white smattering of lace hugging the sides of the glass. Although this is brewed in Quebec, I had to wait until a trip to Montana to track this down. Alrighty then. Great name. Looks like port.

Aroma is fruity, spicy, rather tart and vinous with a dash of cloves. Palate is much the same although far more robust. Prunes and raisins, fresh grapes as well, faint toffee and chocolate, cooked pears and apples, red licorice, black licorice, rum. Tastes like port. Very pungent Unibroue yeast adds an overarching woody spice. Alcohol is easily discernable. Fairly thick and subtly carbonated. Some tart gooseberry reveals itself in the vinous, fruity, yet dry finish.

One of the more wine-like beers I've yet to sample but not devoid of some classic Belgian strong dark or quad features. Rather acerbic despite the obvious sweetness.

Photo of mltobin
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danlib21
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of utahgiebs
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JasW
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnCJr
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass. Had an off-white head that dissipated quickly and left very little lacing. I waited for it to warm, because the Belgian yeast was initially very prevalent. As it warmed, plums and brown sugar came to the fore. Nice medium mouthfeel. A tasty brew, but not the best Belgian dark I've had. Still worth drinking, though.

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of airborncamel
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip glass. Look: Dark, dark brown almost black, nearly opaque. Smell: Dates, plums, vanilla... classic quad aroma.....There's some tartness to it, almost like an oud bruin. Taste: caramel, dark fruit, spices... almost chocolatey. Sweet but not cloying. Surprisingly tart for the style, though not as tart as it smelled. Flavor lingers forever. Superb Belgian style quad. Mouthfeel: immense carbonation but still very big body and syrupy. Super dry without being bitter.Overall: An excellent beer, and at $8.99, its unbeatable. My favorite unibroue is their grande reserve, but this is a close second!

Photo of MDDMD
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,987 ratings.