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La Terrible - Unibroue

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Ratings: 1,943
Reviews: 907
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 101
Gots: 221 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber pour, inch head, very fine lacing. Scent is of apricot, almond, a little licorice, leather. A lot of carbonation in the mouthfeel though balanced. I taste citrus, hint of vanilla, lavender, blossoming into mild cacao and lemongrass, with a bit of nuttiness in the aftertaste. My first Unibroue, was pleasantly surprised by it, I'll have to look out for more in the future.

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3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a twelve ounce pour of this beer at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. A very interested example of the style. Not the best for summer however.

Color was a dark mahogany. A little light on the carbonation but definitely not flat.

Aroma was of dark roast and dark fruit mixed with the yeasty aroma typical of a belgian beer.

Flavor had the same qualities as the aroma but also had a good amount of alcohol heat, maybe a little too much.

Overall a very good beer. Probably a great one if you're a big fan of the style.

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3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to Erik for sharing this with us at the Fridge -appreciate it cuz! enjoyed from a tulip chilled.

The color is deep burgundy with some brown hues with translucent clarity and thick cap of cream which holds well. The first sniff gives off some stone fruit and dark cherry odors with mild citrus and light spice ester from the yeast with mild sweet note of dark sugar. The aroma is varied well with slight hints of other dried fruit like date. The feel is very highly carbonated with moderate sweetness and low alcohol with slight spiciness and semi-dry finish.

I like how the yeast and sugar in this combines to give a hint of candied orange rind with the dark sugar providing some rum-like body with mild alcohol and sweetness in the middle there is slight nutmeg-like woody spice that carries over from the yeast and adds complexity with a nice mild creamy toffee note in the finish. Overall I though this is a solid belgian with a nice amount of flavor and has some interesting spice and fruit notes.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me.

A - pours a very dark brown bordering on black; thick off white head; fades quickly to a thin lacing

S - Belgian funk, white grapes, big apple notes

T - grapes, apples, faint bread, caramel, funky, spicy

M - full bodied, warm, crisp

This is a big beer. The alcohol is noticeable and slows down the drinking a good deal. The flavor is fruit forward but good. I would probably prefer a little more balance and a little less of the apple notes, but good nonetheless.

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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a snifter.

pours a deep mahogany tone while yielding a foamy finger and a half head; good retention and lacing. pretty much exactly what i expect from a good BSDA. nose is lead by dark fruits with notes of spice, yeast, and a hint of booze evident.

flavor follows the aroma pretty closely with the dark fruit, spice, yeastiness and alcohol all accounted for. the booze is plenty well hidden given the 10.5% ABV on this guy. medium bodied mouthfeel with adequate carbonation.

in the final analysis i think this is a really good. no 'wow' factor per se, but overall very enjoyable nontheless. a must try.

(originally reviewed: 07-26-2011)

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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a caged and corked 750ml bottle into a goblet. Once opened, gave a crisp POP! Bottle stamped: K26101458Q

A: Pours a muddy brown, almost like Coca-Cola in color with instances of ruby red around the bottom and edges around the top. Head is about 2 fingers worth of tightly packed bubbles, khaki in color and receding rather quickly to a ring and small patches. Almost no lacing, but some noticeable alcohol legs. Almost no light coming through, but carbonation is visible right under the head.

S: Nose is amazing! Dark fruits like figs, rum soaked raisins, big earthy yeast esters, and sweet candied sugars. After the dark fruit notes, the yeast really takes over and finishes with a touch of alcohol.

T: Taste is nothing less than amazing. Big Belgian yeast esters, dark fruit notes, candied sugar, and almost a bit of funk. Nice alcohol note as well, but not too overwhelming.

M: Medium bodied; Biscuity mouth feel, great carbonation, and a nice touch of alcohol really helps to move the beer along as well as keep the palate refreshed. A bit of a warminmg effect, but at 10.5% ABV not harsh at all. Great brew, if cellared even better.

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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Belgian-style strong dark ale pours a deep, dark brown, while a thin tan head sits atop the brew and provides a good deal of lace. Dark fruit flavors (plum, fig, and raisins), some roasted malt, and Belgian yeast funk provide an intriguing nose. Full of wonderfully dark flavors, La Terrible features hints of candi sugar, black licorice, plum, raisins, spice, and a touch of alcohol. This full-flavored, medium bodied ale is also more then moderately carbonated.

A votre sante! / Cheers!

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La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,943 ratings.