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La Terrible - Unibroue

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1,920 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,920
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 98
Gots: 208 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know if I would go for a beer named "terrible", but because it is made by the masters at Unnibroue, it can't really be terrible, can it? Here's a 750 ml corked and caged bottle, all for me. On to the beer:

Some like it light, and some like it dark. If you like them dark, then check out this beer's nearly black, but is closer to dark chocolate brown. The head forms two finger's thick on top retaining itself well initially. A few spots of thin lace remain around the tulip. I love that Unibroue house yeast. It's very fruity throughout the aroma. Specifics include notes of cranberry, figs, raisins, red grapes, brown sugar, and a kick of cinnamon (must be one of those "spices added"). So a great start.

It's strong, yet it's not too heavy in the flavor, and the alcohol doesn't dig in much. The spices work very well with the beer's big malt body and yeastiness. A little nutty, fruity, spicy, nice. It's full bodied, pumped with lively carbonation, and drinks rather asy for its size.

La Terrible is not as the name suggests. This is a wonderful Belgian-styled beer that is more than satisfying.

DoubleJ, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of mtlasley
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Terrible pours an opaque brown color which comes to look deep and murky once in the glass. Reds and Browns peek from the edges but very little light peeks through the beer. A two finger head of light beige takes it's time disappearing. Lacing is very prevalant.

The first thing on the nose is the faint scent of apples, quickly overtaken by raisins, figs and a general dark fruit scent. An extremely sweet smelling malt makes up the center and faint alcohol peeks it';s head out. There's a Belgian yeast here that sits inside all of the other aromas giving things a spicy note and making it quite interesting. The nose is complex and very promising.

Raisins, figs and cherries are up front on the tongue and help to produce a light tartness on the first splash. The middle is characterized by a sweet, faintly roasty malt flavor accompanied by the spicy Belgian yeast. It fits together wonderfully. The yeast carries to the end where fruity esters start to show and the only hint of alcohol in this 10.5% brew is noticed.

There's a slight oily quality in the mouth but you can definitely feel the low attenuation here. The natural carbonation helps though and carries this flavor exceptionally well.

Awesome. Unibroue has yet to let me down and with Terrible, they've set the bar even higher for themselves. Sweet, yeasty with a slight malt background. Definitely a must try for any Belgian fan.

mtlasley, Jun 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jasmina, Jun 10, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a dark murky brown with a 2finger light brown rocky head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Faintly smells of roasted malts, figs and alcohol.

T: Lots of roasted malts, dark fruits/fig and alcohol.

M: Full body and plenty of carbonation.

O: Not a bad Belgan Strong Dark Ale, however nothing really stands out on this.

WesM63, Jun 05, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours black with a tan foamy head with excellent retention and clings to the side of the glass
S-plums, honey, raisins, molasses
T-plums and honey flavor are bold up front, and is followed by the raisins and molasses, sweet slean finish
M-medium-full bodied with high carbonation
O-Excellent beer with great flavor and feel. Had never heard of it but had other Unibroue beers that I enjoyed. This one is great as well

atr2605, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass. Thanks to whoever sent me this. Not a bad way to say goodbye to House.

A: Pours a dark, opaque brown with a half finger of creamy khaki head. Decent retention and some lacing.

S: Sweet grape juice, dark malts.

T: Off dry grape, almost wine-like, and some dark fruity malt.

M: Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Alcohol is a bit present but not bad considering the ABV.

O: Tasty and drinkable, the only knock is that it borders on the one dimensional with its single-note malty fruit.

pmarlowe, May 25, 2012
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La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,920 ratings.