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La Terrible - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,827 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,827
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 94
Gots: 188 | 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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Ratings: 1,827 | Reviews: 894 | Display Reviews Only:
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locckdown

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-22-2012 03:39:38 | More by locckdown
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Spicer


3/5  rDev -28.1%

03-21-2012 03:39:34 | More by Spicer
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-21-2012 02:47:59 | More by randylangford
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Dark33

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-19-2012 22:04:45 | More by Dark33
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blakelive784

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark non-transparent brown color with a creamy light brown head that's 3 fingers tall. Retention is very good, especially considering the high ABV.

S - Belgian candi sugar, plum, currant, sweet ethanol, bitter chocolate, toasted malt, and yeast make up the majority of the nose. There's light spice throughout, though I can't single any one note out. Pungent, complex and sweet. Seemingly well balanced, though, and pretty inviting.

T - A very well built toasted malt and caramel body supports the bold flavors created by the yeast. The dark fruit notes (plum, mostly) are especially evident, though I find cinnamon, pepper, and cream. The yeast isn't bready or biscuity; maybe a bit earthy. It's pretty sweet and probably a bit imbalanced, though it's probably appropriate for the style. Alcohol is noticeable on the finish, though it's not overbearing. Definitely a sipper.

M - Medium bodied, with smooth ethanol finish. It probably could benefit from a thicker body.

D - Another winner from Unibroue, as I've yet to be disappointed by one of their beer. Given the low price and availability, it's hard to beat.

03-19-2012 21:59:06 | More by blakelive784
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kiki3drt292

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-17-2012 18:42:03 | More by kiki3drt292
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mcorwin

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-17-2012 05:09:27 | More by mcorwin
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-16-2012 15:01:05 | More by robieobie1
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conradh


4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2012 03:46:31 | More by conradh
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TownDunkel

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +11.5%

I have become addicted to these Unibroue beers. Ever since I tried one I haven been on a quest to get them all. Too bad about the price tag, but you pay for really good beer

Appearance - Mahogany, a deep hue of a reddish dark brown that blocks all behind it. Somehow, its still an ale, but the darkest I have ever seen.

Smell - The spices they add to it almost reminds me of a mead, but with mild hops, maybe some fruit like cherry. A great smell but I wish it just could have been a little more umph in it.

Taste - Oh man. A mellow dark with many hints of different spices, so many that it is too complex but simple at the same time. A perfect taste that sticks around with you.

Mouthfeel - A decent amount of carbonation keeps you tasting the beer several minutes after you drink it. Great stuff

Overall - Give this beer a shot. It may not be the absolute best of Unibroue but I still haven't tried them all yet!

03-15-2012 18:13:23 | More by TownDunkel
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-14-2012 05:00:27 | More by PaulMc
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cspinoso

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-14-2012 02:23:46 | More by cspinoso
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Leschber

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-13-2012 14:07:53 | More by Leschber
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joesc230

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-13-2012 01:56:30 | More by joesc230
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dwduncan2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-12-2012 02:23:52 | More by dwduncan2
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erockrazor


4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2012 23:32:54 | More by erockrazor
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MatthewWilde

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Beautiful dark ruby with hints of orange, moderate head after pour, nice lacing afterwards, strong internal carbonation

S: Nice fruitiness, dried dates, light citrus, even some herbaceous notes at the end

T: Sweetness to start, definite dried fruit and floral notes, great balance between sweetness and bitterness, light lemon aftertaste

M: Pretty smooth, not as amazing as I anticipated given this ale's other very positive attributes, still, nt overpowering on the palate and nice and light aftertaste

O: A very fruity and good-looking beer, what it lacks in feel it seems to make up in just about everything else

03-11-2012 05:15:42 | More by MatthewWilde
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ineva

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

03-09-2012 07:03:14 | More by ineva
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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-07-2012 22:43:00 | More by wo87810
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leansean88

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-06-2012 06:17:25 | More by leansean88
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uno99

Ontario (Canada)

4.73/5  rDev +13.4%

Bought a couple of these from Brouehaha in Gatineau. No date on the bottle, but I assume its pretty fresh late 2011 bottling.

A: Presented in a 750ml corked and caged bottle, it should be noted I only needed to twist the cage an insufficient 6 times before releasing the cork :P . Pours a very dark brown with a dense 3 finger head. dies down slowly and settles into a wispy halo around the meniscus of the beer. Leaves ample lacing.

S: Lots of dark and medium fruit. Plum, pear, fig, orange. spicy earth tones as well. brown sugar, leather. This one is gonna be a stunner in 5-6 years. Probably could go longer too.

T: Just superbly balanced and rich velvety taste. Very reminiscent of a La Trappe Quad, but not so malt forward. Honestly this is right up there with Westy 12 for the smile and taste factor.

M: Light, crisp, refreshing are words that come to mind, but this is also smooth and coats the palate well. Dry on the edges, sweet in the middle. Carbonation is perfect.

Overall: This could be the best domestically (North America) available Quad style beer, and certainly my favorite from Unibroue. Will seek out and shelf clear in the future.

03-04-2012 01:48:20 | More by uno99
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2012 20:18:17 | More by Hanzo
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2012 05:40:25 | More by cwguy5
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2012 03:58:20 | More by dmorgan310
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taigor

New York

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-28-2012 22:08:38 | More by taigor
La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,827 ratings.