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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: 1525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.1
   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 (6026) - 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 (4594) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Dark murky brown pour. Big lasting tan head. Malty sweet yet slightly spicey aroma. Big inital sweet taste that is washed away by a complex mix of flavors and mouthfeels. Alot of dark fruit and spicey phenolic things going on. A little yeasty Belgian flavors on the finish. Fizzy dry palate with a good alcohol warming. I liked it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Dark brown body topped by a cream-colored head that fizzes, but doesn't seem to get any smaller very fast. The aroma is nicely spicy, a little alcohol. Nice spicy belgian character in the flavor, but a nice clean maltiness (almost like the malt in a pilsner) rides underneath keeping it from being overbearing. The alcohol is really only felt, not as much tasted or smelled. Good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Bottle - Poured a pitch-black beer with a nice huge dark head. Carbonation is excellent and aroma is really vinous with alcohol also perceptible. Complex flavor that includes spice, raisin and a bit of roastiness. Overall, this is a great beer that could rival some of the great strong Belgian ale but the alcohol flavor is bit too strong and should have been subtler. Re-rate Spet 2005: Shared a 4 year old bottle with my friend Stephane and this beer has aged perfectly. The alcohol sharp taste as completly disapeared and has been replaced with more raisins notes. Wow!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a bark brown color with a thin white head. Has a banana aroma. Flavors of raisins, figs, bananas, and plums.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Light banana ester in the aroma, and holy ethanol batman, this guy throws a huge alcohol aroma wrapped around the signature house spiciness. Dark and sweet, some phenolics, and huge huge alcohol flavor that's rather distracting. I'm not getting alot of malt complexity. Well made for sure, but not my cup of beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2006 Excellent Belgian! Murky yellow/orange color. Beautiful banana fragrance, and a creamy brown head. Tastes like banana, raisons, figs, chocolate and several other things too. Complex flavors that overwhelmed my novice pallet. (In a most excellent way!) I’ll be stockpiling this, and I know it will age and become even better, if that’s possible.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Toasted malt aromas with bananna and alcohol coming through also. Large light brown head that lasted a while, dark brown almost black color. The up front flavor was moderately sweet with a light sweet finish with some phenolic flavors. Very complex and a very good Belgian Ale.


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