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La Terrible - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
93
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1,774 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,774
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 89
Gots: 174 | FT: 4
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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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-03-2014 19:25:39 | More by mpayne5
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Unique dark grey-ish-brown color. Murky, and nearly opaque except around the edges of the glass. Hearty-looking.

S: A subdued smell, but an appropriate introduction to the flavors of the beer. Very deep, slightly sweet, slightly oaky.

T: The combination of the appearance and the smell is a decent indicator of taste, so there are no surprises. The taste is soft, smooth, and immersive . The blend of flavors is seamless, giving the sense of one cohesive identity. The subtle coppery undercurrent common in a lot of Belgian ales. In short: deep, nuanced, and most importantly delicious.

M: Thick and hearty, but not overly sticky or filling. Only a slight indication of the ABV.

O: A great beer, one I'll definitely be buying again. Impeccably balanced and a real pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 15:38:34 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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2ellas

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -40%

04-03-2014 02:52:18 | More by 2ellas
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Beerswag

California

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle aged 1 year 6 months. Poured into chalice as recommended..has a very dark brown/almost black color, when held to light this beer shows slight tones of dark burgundy. Smell is rich of fruit, yeast, chocolate, and raisin..taste is much more complex than the smell, lots of black cherry up-front, raisin, chocolate, plum, caramel. A rich madeira wine essence and a little woodsy oak on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with medium-heavy carbonation, especially for a "quad" strong ale. Bubbles are small and stickiness is present on the lacing. Overall a great beer, complex, balanced, and interesting enough. Aging has served this one very well. Serve with aged sharp/stinky cheeses, duck breast, filet mignon, desserts (cheesecake) blackberry chocolate mousse, salted carmel and almond bark.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 15:01:12 | More by Beerswag
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-31-2014 03:17:13 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Huffaroma

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-29-2014 15:50:12 | More by Huffaroma
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2014 03:59:59 | More by Kahlerbock
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Dayman766

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-26-2014 14:27:32 | More by Dayman766
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-22-2014 21:41:39 | More by afsdan
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DustinSWB

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.9%

03-22-2014 20:26:46 | More by DustinSWB
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heygeebee

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-22-2014 09:46:49 | More by heygeebee
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-19-2014 20:54:46 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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Element1290

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-19-2014 12:02:54 | More by Element1290
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-19-2014 05:10:16 | More by Luiz0930
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle bought at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a deep, dark brown, slightly purple color, into my Abandon Brewing tulip. 3 inches of head quickly settles, leaving one inch for a while. Not much visible carbonation due to this being nearly opaque.

Intense smells of dark fruit. A little spice.

Tastes like bold, slightly tart, dark fruits (raisins, plums, grapes) with the typical zesty Belgian yeast flavors. Relatively sweet. Slight, but very mild hop bitterness.

Medium body, very little carbonation.

Unibroue knows that the hell they're doing with Belgian ales. This one is great.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 22:09:49 | More by GreesyFizeek
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-18-2014 15:59:05 | More by FilumDee
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Shatter

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-16-2014 22:59:16 | More by Shatter
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-16-2014 20:23:36 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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russwilliam

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-16-2014 02:17:23 | More by russwilliam
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-15-2014 23:27:37 | More by aasher
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Taologic

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-14-2014 05:01:45 | More by Taologic
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mlhenson

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-13-2014 06:55:58 | More by mlhenson
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-13-2014 01:53:32 | More by jbertsch
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Jtrigonis

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-13-2014 01:04:50 | More by Jtrigonis
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-11-2014 05:39:13 | More by Xandrose
La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,774 ratings.