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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Chambly, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Terrible is a dark brown beer on lees and is part of a collection of exotic and refined Unibroue beers brewed using 100% natural raw materials. It may be drunk as an aperitif or as an after dinner digestive. It is equally a perfect accompaniment to the above-mentioned dishes or a pleasant alternative to coffee.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2004
This ones got it all. Pours brown with a huge head that lasts quite some time, aromas of earthy fruits and flowers. Flavor swirs about nutty with the same earthen fruit finishing with a long rasiny sweet aftertaste. Wonderful brew...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Dark and lovely to look at with a creamy tan head. dark fruits strongly represented in this one. Huge malts great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2004
Sample glass, RateBeer Southeastern Gathering. Lots of molasses, coffee, and chocolate. Very dark brown color. Very sweet throughout with a little bit of acidity in the finish. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: how unique, a Unibroue beer that isn’t yellow and fizzy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Poured dark brown with an offwhite head. Fruity, lightly malty taste. Finishes sweet. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2006 Re-rate
A solid couple samples three years later reveal a wonderful winter warmer. As rich andcomplex as many classified as Quads.
Potent alcohol in the nose, nice ruddy brown color. Mostly nutty, with minimal fruitiness. More malt is required to carry the stiff ABV. Strongly acidic and dry. Lots of mouth action.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2004
A deep rich toastiness to the aroma; dark roasted, black cherry-ish maltiness. Strong presence of yeast. Complex and very satisfying. A terrific beer by one of the best breweries out there! (Although, the Unibroue 11, in my opinion still reigns supreme!)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Malty and spicey. a sweet taste and a good aftertaste. A dark color. A really good beer. I'm a huge fan of Unibroue, and this may be their best.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Excellent and interesting beer. Spices and dark belgian flavors shine in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Expected a little bit more - but still a damn good brew. Dark brewed tea appearance, tight off-white head. Candy-sweet aroma with a bit of waffle syrup thrown in for good measure. A little too carbonated for my tastes which seems to be a Unibroue characteristic. Flavor has lements of dates, sweet chocolate with a intriguing back end of spiciness. Very complex - does not fall apart - just not melded together as well as most Belgians.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Great appearance. Yeasty, standard Unibroue aroma -- which is good. If I closed my eyes, I wouldn't have know that it was dark, except for a slight syrupy twinge. I was a bit disappointed in this for being a 98 percentile beer. On balance, I'd buy the Don de Dieu instead.


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