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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 1518   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Pitch black colour with a super-dense fast-dying brown head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, coriander seed, curacao and honey-canned corn. Medium to full-bodied; Sweet brown sugar/molasses flavour with corn and yeast qualities. Aftertaste is actually nice and bland-nothing offensive nor harsh. Overall, a decent beer-those odd corn/yeast flavours are present in all Unibroue beer are here in this bottle. I sampled this 750 mL bottle purchased from Merchant's in Dearborn, Michigan on 25-December-2003.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2003
Fruity aroma with banana, raisin, berry and acidic apple notes. Pours a very dark, almost black chestnut brown topped by a nice frothy head. Fruity notes are in the taste again together with some dark sugar and leathery or wooden notes. Belgian yeast edges when exhaling, otherwise the strength is not obvious at all. Solid malt body and a smooth pearling mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Aroma is surprisingly mild. Woody, tobacco, leather, alcohol. The alcohol in the flavor is at first rather obvious, so I deduct points for that. Beyond the alcohol is corn tortillas?! tobacco, some fruitiness, a little spice. Finish is slightly drying. Good beer but I probably won't buy it again. I prefer Trois Pistoles.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dperk (14) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Pours a deep dark brown with a descent light tan head. Aroma is pleasant malt and chocolate, very sweet but no fruit. nice balanced palate, plenty of carbonation and nice sweet roasted chocolate malt. I didn't notice the alcohol much, but I did feel it later. I enjoyed this brew. Don't drink it too cold.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1503) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Deep dark black pour. Foamy head, but dies down quick. Sweet aroma. Roasted malt, cocao, fruit like. Alcohol headed the taste. Very warm, quite nice! Compliments of Jeremy (jgb9348). Thanks bud!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Poured a rich dark brown, with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma was sweet with cocoa. Sweet and smooth. Flavor is roasted and fruity, with hints of caramel. Nice warming beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
A great compliment to the Christmas Feast! Pitch black, off-white head/lace. Aroma of roasted malt and yeast. Bold flavour, somewhat sweet, with a moderate hop presence. 10.5% alcohol emerges in the end, but it's not too overwhelming.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Pours out a dark chocolatey brown to settle a very deep dark brown, nearly black, very strudy and richly thick substance thats unpierceable by light. Thick, somewhat loose dark cocoa brown head that builds a bit over bundantly, even with a slow pour. Very little lace appears and/or sticks. Aroma is yeasty spiced, cloves and peppery with a light dark fruit-like sweetness and light toffee with a nudge of roasty maltyness. Overall mostly sweet at first but the yeast dominates as it warms. Taste is about what I've come to expect out of these Belgian style dark ales with dark fruity sweetness of some raisin and plum upfront, quick full on spice at the middle with a touch of hops, subsides just as quick to a toffee sweetness and leaves trails of clove and other dark fruits of banana and dark roastyness that lingers with a subdued dryness and yeasty texture in the finish. Mellow but full mouthfeel with some solid carbonation, could be smoother, a little rough around the edges, but gets easier to handle as it warms. A good representation of the style, not to overpowering really, just the right amount of yeast and sweet malts, but lacks some complexity. A fine example by Unibroue but Trois Pistoles is nicer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2403) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Hmmm. Expected more head than this. Decent carbonation that forms little hotspots of bubbly effervescence. Quite fascinating to watch. Rich aroma of brown sugar and raisins. Color is a nice dark brown. Flavor is dense but smooth. Plenty of malt with a bit of yeast, spice and a nice alcohol kick. Finish is warming and leaves a good aftertaste. A nice dark, full bodied belgian ale that has a lot of character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2003
don't usually comment on the auditory quality, but a nice snap crackle pop in the glass. Very dark brown -not black, great long-lasting and island forming head. As per the norm for this brewery a palate that can't be beat. ALmost like a good rum and coke taste w. etoh better hidden. fig newton, date, does share the same yeast qualities as fin du monde and maudite but more malty and less fruity.


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