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La Terrible - Unibroue

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1,897 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,897
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 99
Gots: 203 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BKotch, Yesterday at 11:22 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

eawolff99, Yesterday at 03:04 AM
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4.21/5  rDev +1%
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, Saturday at 10:43 PM
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

Zekenyce, Friday at 03:50 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SammyJaxxxx, Oct 13, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%

KrisDLSmith, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured a very dark ruby, nearly black, with a foamy white head, which lingered on the beer but left no lacing. The aroma is in keeping with Belgian dark ales, with a robust malty sweetness, however my wife only noticed the citrus hops. The taste is a fruity, malty sweetness (think dark fruits), with hints of the citrus hops. Has a very nice texture and is easy drinking, despite it's 10.5% ABV. Expensive, but tasty.

delta490, Oct 10, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

Devil_Doc, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

UrbanCaveman, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 08, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottle dated October 4, 2013:
Pours deep auburn brown, with a huge amount of tan head. The bubbles are fairly large, but reduces to a nice foamy head that sustains very well and laces the glass with the initial sips.

The beer has a surprising citrus note to it. It definitely has the typical Belgian smells. The base scent has some dark fruit to it also. I had an overall feel of cola to the nose, but not sure why.

The taste starts out similar to a Belgian quad, starting with a bitter chocolate cherry, followed quickly by fig/date, and almost as quickly turns to a root beer like taste. The last taste is probably helped by the carbonation that comes along at that point in the taste. The final taste does add in a lemon-like tartness as well as the Belgian yeast making an appearance.

This is a very tasty beer and does seem fairly smooth behind the carbonation. Not sure how a year of aging affected the beer, but I would grab this again.

cjgiant, Oct 06, 2014
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Zackula, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

RochefortChris, Oct 01, 2014
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BrunoPettipas, Sep 30, 2014
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StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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JeffTheJuice, Sep 22, 2014
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La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,897 ratings.