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La Terrible - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

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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4.28/5  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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The beer comes in a dark reddish brown.

The aroma offers big port wine. Musty red grapes, dark sweet fruit, spice, dark caramel sweetness.

The flavor follows with those sweet dessert wine notes. Lots of concord grape peel on the middle that offers some bitterness to balance out the brew. Some dark fruit, banana, and clove help out the beer. A really good medium plus mouthfeel.

I preferred this over Trois Pistoles in a side by side.

dar482, Sep 22, 2014
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La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,897 ratings.