La Terrible | Unibroue

La TerribleLa Terrible
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 2,226 Ratings
La TerribleLa Terrible

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,226 |  Reviews: 957
Photo of brewbaker
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of DavidST
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a goblet, best before 4-15-2015. This pours very dark brown almost a black with a very short lived white head. The smells are of a little alcohol heat, some dark malts, ripe fruit. The feel is medium to thick with high carbonation. The taste is pretty good, the sweet malts are present but not too sweet, some noticeable alcohol heat, some dark fruit, prunes.

 391 characters

Photo of ububru
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle (best before 4/15/2015) into a chalice. Pours a deep mahogany w/ a 1-finger khaki head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is dark malt, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, and spice.

Taste follows nose: dark sweet malt, figs, spice, warm booze.

Slightly prickly, dry mouthfeel.

Overall a good but not great strong dark ale.

 328 characters

Photo of drummermattie02
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of TimCasby
2/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of htrae2014
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Marc33
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of TheMadBomber
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Kirch
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass: New Belgium Globe
Aging Notes: Best before 2/26/2012
Bang for the Buck (oz*%/$): 22*10.5/9 = 25.7

A: Soapy brown/purple head (pours thick), small bubbles, foam (unique), turbid.

S: First scent dark berries, then Belgian yeast and malt comes through.

T: Sweet, which is balanced nicely by alcohol heat and malt and carbonation. Nice bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium dry, pleasant. LOTS of festive carbonation aids in accenting the malt + lingering treebark and hiding the alcohol.

O: Too much for one man.

 512 characters

Photo of WoodersonMB
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of chugalug06
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best before 2-26-2012

A - Very dark brew with purple notes and cream colored head. Head is very soapy, small bubbles. No lacing.

S - Sweet and sour. Raspberry some Belgian yeast. Resinous. Sweet, but not a sugar bomb. Some slight heat.

T - Very well balanced. Malty with nice spice and yeasty esters. A bit thin. Red grapes stand out.

M - Kinda dry brew. No heat. Wonderful "clown-y" carbonation. Bubbly.

O - Recommended. Very unique brew, time did this one very well. I will be purchasing another. Smooth, heat is on the nose not on the tongue.

 554 characters

Photo of 4balance
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark brown with small amber head that quickly dissolves with decent lacing, warm looking, inviting, poured into a Chimay goblet

Smells like roasted malts, bananas, apple, spices, cloves, bread followed by alcohol

Tastes much the same, the rich malts, citrus into some spice and slight alcohol that linger together with a caramel overtone, really nice, as this beer warms - the flavors enhance

Rich and creamy mouthfeel, ever so slightly carbonated, little dryness at the end, finishes well

Overall this is really good and I will certainly buy again as I notice my goblet is empty. My first time trying it ~ won't be my last, definitely recommended

 656 characters

Photo of casualfan
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of mantissa
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tradershmulie
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Pamola
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OhioBeerMan45
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of evilkorova
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

La Terrible from Unibroue
Beer rating: 89.9% out of 100 with 2,226 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.