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La Terrible - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,919 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,919
Reviews: 905
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 98
Gots: 208 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2002)
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Photo of babaracas
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear very dark brown with cola like khaki head, settles to a thin ring with a few streaks of lace down the glass. Smell: unripe banana, clove and black cherry notes, dark brown sugar. Taste: fig, cola, overripe cherry; notes of: toasted multigrain bread, backgrounded spicy hopping, booze. Carb is pretty serious, pillowy and space-filling. Cola sugary finish, dries out but stays sticky. Enjoyable but not great. Bottling code indicates it's a 10/13 bottling and best before 9/2018.

babaracas, Wednesday at 04:03 AM
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4.12/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.12/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a small goblet glass. Best before date of 11/11/2013 and I know I’ve had the bottle for at least 6 years.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains tart fruit, Belgian yeast and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of tart dark fruits, brown sugar, licorice and some chocolate. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is almost non-existent as you would expect from this type of beer after being cellared for this long. There’s a very faint hint of alcohol. The beer seems to get more balanced as you continue to drink it and the tartness looses a bit of its edge in a favorable way. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong and well-disguised kick, good representation of style, it seems to have held up quite well with time as I know this beer was made to do. However, even though it’s a good beer, I didn’t find it to be anything special.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 12, 2014
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4.77/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, this Belgian strong, pours a thick dark brownish red with moderate tan head
and fine thin lacing once the head dissipates. Nose of dark fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, plums,
light hops, and a faint hint of cocoa with dark Belgian candy sugars. Flavors are sweet candy
sugars up front and on the sides with a back flavor of cocoa, light pepper, dark fruits of plum
and pie cherries, and more sweet malts marrying with a light citrus like hop presence in the
background. Smooth mouth feel, moderate carbonation, and lots of warmth make this a fine
ale from the Unibroue folks.

Cheers!

Brutaltruth, Oct 18, 2014
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La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,919 ratings.