La Terrible | Unibroue

La TerribleLa Terrible
BA SCORE
4.17/5
2,228 Ratings
La TerribleLa Terrible
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,288
Reviews:
957
Ratings:
2,228
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
361
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 2,228 |  Reviews: 957
Photo of JohnTurano
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of el_michoacano
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadyside
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carnage11
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tilly
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Brown, opaque, khaki head. Long lasting lacing.
A: Dark fruit, spice, malt and caramel.
T: Not far from the taste. Cane sugar, Dark fruit, sloe plum, raisin, caramel, cardamom,
M: Full body, champagne like carbonation, creamy at the back, nice dry finish with every so slight bitterness.
O: Well crafted Belgian Quad from my home and native land.

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Photo of JoLight
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Khaki head, super frothy, lots of great lacing; dark, dark red body, but black front on. Lots of particulate matter.

Aroma: dark wheat, something peculiar and interesting. Some kind of fruit? Cherry? Something unknown. Graham crackers?... Alcohol.

Taste: bland, watery for the style. Faintly sweet and tart as it warms. Graham crackers, again?

Medium full mouthfeel.

Semi-thick finish.

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Photo of JayQue
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another good one from Unibroue. Pours a dense brown color into my Chimay goblet. Some light comes through at the bottom of the glass. Big light tan head with better than average retention. A few very thin bands of lacing on the glass. Very good aroma of dark fruit, malt and some peppery spices. The taste adds a strong yeast presence to the aroma found in the mix. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth for the most part, There is a brief boozy presence but it is more warming than harsh. A very good dark Belgian.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

got this bottle at a total wine and more. they only had one left. score!! great pour. one of the better dark Belgians I've ever had. not a big fan of unibroue but this is a great one

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Very dark brown pour that's borderline black in color and opaque. Lacing is thick, cream colored, and has an even layer across the top.

S - Plums, figs, and bready.

T - Some toasted caramel malt, spice, plums, a shot of apple, grape, and a little bit of raisin. The ABV is somewhat detectable but overall, nicely hidden. Just enough bitterness on the back end to round out the sweetness up front.

M - Nice mouth feel with delicate prickly carbonation giving way to a creamy and smooth finish. Heavy medium body and dry.

O - The nose could have been stronger, I thought it was too faint, especially for a 10%+ beer. However, the taste made up for the weak nose.

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Photo of sukwonee
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heyabbott
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown to light black in color with minimal light penetration. There's a fingernail of beige resting on about half of the top. Aromas are of raisins, plums, merlot, and dark malt. I taste raisins, black grapes, and dark malt. The mouth is gently warm with alcohol, dry, and lightly syrupy.

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Photo of vidisad
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryMyers
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ToddThompson
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Terrible from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,228 ratings
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