La Terrible - Unibroue

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1,950 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 907
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 102
Gots: 228 | FT: 5
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2002)
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml caged and corked bottle, back of bottle says best before 04-15-2015. Served in a chalice, the beer pours very dark brown with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, dark bread and a sweet spiciness. For the most part I think the taste is just like the aroma, but there's also some earthiness and a bit of tart cherries noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth, a bit coating, and has a good amount of soft carbonation. Overall I liked this, certainly worth picking up if you've never had it before!

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A:
Pours a cloudy black that is cola-like with a frothy khaki head that quickly evaporates from 2.5 fingers to a whiff of a skiff of a film. Neither retention nor lacing to speak of. (3.25)

S:
Dark and fruity. Red Grapes (almost tannin-like), brown sugar, dark fruits, pepper, woodsy. (4)

T:
Sweet and vinous. Red wine, spiced rum, vanilla, over-ripe dark fruits. (4)

M:
Warm, lingering, full--bodied, creamy velvet feel; very, very nice. (4.5)

O:
This is a good beer and an interesting take on a BSDA. That said, I prefer their other beers to this one. Pours kinda sickly looking with no head that lasts (it is 10.5%, to be fair), the beer is very wine-like to my senses. Sweet and boozy, there are some definite alcohol and yeast domination to both the nose and the flavor, with the yeast being less prominent and the alcohol more than in some of their other beers. The beer has an exquisite palate, with a nice coating warmth complimented by creamy carbonation. This is definitely a sipper that is best shared with others. Great big beer for the wine people you might have to entertain... I liked it, but in the future I would likely just stick to Trois Pistoles; well-worth your time to try if happened upon. (4.25)

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3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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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.

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La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,950 ratings.