La Terrible | Unibroue

La TerribleLa Terrible
BA SCORE
89.9%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 2,226 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:
#1,280
Reviews:
957
Ratings:
2,226
Liked:
2,002
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
359
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,226 |  Reviews: 957
Photo of cadaugherty
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beginner2
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Listed on the "1001", I have another in my cellar and will review it when imbibed.

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Photo of PUbeer
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hsolorz1
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Noelito76
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uncwest96
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mchegash
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Very dark brown, opaque. Half a finger of beige head.

S: Dark red fruits, a little booze, some darker malts. Smells quite similar to a red wine (maybe a kinda boozy Merlot?)...if the wine was carbonated and had malts added to it. Hints of spice as well.

T: Moderately sweet, with the dominant flavor being the slightly boozy red fruits that were present in the aroma. A bit sour. Spices are faint but present.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This is a decent Belgian beer, probably not worth the price though.

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Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MooseBoose
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaron7ziegler
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eire
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MrHolden
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mkh012
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Chimay chalice. A deep, dark red with an inch of tan head. The nose is stronger than most Unibroue beers. I get sour cherry, chocolate, and raisins, and the taste largely follows. Almost bright and juicy for the style. Similar to Trois Pistoles but a bit more intense and red. Mouthfeel is medium. Fairly carbonated at the start but creamy mid-palate. Definitely one I would seek out again. Cherry, chocolate, and dark fruits, undercut by a touch of pear and green apple. Maybe just a little too sweet. Still a great beer.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark opaque blackish brown color with a light tan head withedium to good retention.

Dark rich roasted vegetables with oats and molasses. An earthy mushroom and yeast undertone shines through as well.

Taste again starts malty and sweet of molasses. A tangy spice of coriander creates a tongue tingling warmth that pairs well with the yeast and rich black earth. As I continue to sip it, I start to notice more prune juice and dark cherry notes--maybe just a byproduct of the beer reaching more optimal temperatures too.

The feel is suprisingly light and crisp despite the richness and sweetness. To be honest, it is a little to light and delicate of s body and gets overwhelmed. Slightly higher viscosity would have been welcomed here. Also a boozy funky aftertaste builds with each sip.

Overall a tasty belgian style strong dark. Not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jgolian
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the type of beer, it is very tasty.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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