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

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RATINGS: 1476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2003
I guess IMO this has become less of a thrill to have now that it is so widely available,but it will make a nice brew for #880 Black color,tall tan head that lasted for a nice amount of time.The aroma was fruity and malty with a nice sweet side and mild hop aroma.The flavor comes off as fruity upfront then it swings to malty,acidic alcohol taste that gets a little hoppy.As it warms the flavors seem to come together better with the alcohol becoming a little more subdued and the fruit and malt taking over to give a nice smooth flavor experience.The brew has a definate spice to it that seems to fit in just perfectly.The hops are well done just enough to break up the flavors and give it that little extra that makes this one of the top brews.The after taste is fruity and mildly hoppy and a some what dry finish to it.This is a well done brew and a welcome addition to my rating experiences.Thanks go out to Mr_Kimchee for this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2003
I guess I was expecting a more complex brew, but this one wasn't bad. Spicy with cloves and warming, but a little drab and uninteresting. Somewhat sweet, but no distinct flavors. The body was a tad thin, in my opinion, and the finish was somewhat unbalanced and overly sticky and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2003
I had such high hopes for this beer. It poured nicely, looked good, smelled better. The flavor could have been a bit fuller for a Belgian, but the palete didn't come through. There's a crispness that seeps through the flavor and attacks the tongue in just the wrong way. It's got the flavor of a Chimay with the palete of a Coors Light. Or maybe I got a bad bottle, who knows?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2003
aroma is hoppy, nutty, and fruity apples plums and bananna come to mind. pours black with a large tan head that dissipates quickly. flavor is fruity, yeasty, apples bannana, cloves, alcohol, bitter, slight astringency in the bite, yet is not overpowering in any way. this is a very enjoyable beer and those who can get it consider yourselfs lucky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4634) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2003
This is one dark belgian - intense brownish ruby with a large, but short-lived head - full aroma of yeast, caramel, and dark fruits - flavor is subdued but complex - caramel is present, along with plums, cherries and raisins - high carbonation after the initial pour dies down quickly, allowing the flavors to become more prominent - tiny bit of bitterness in the finish balances a bit - a very good beer, but Unibroue makes better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Poured a deep purplish/brown, tan head with little lacing. Aroma of fruit, plum, grape, yeast, and some alcohol. Alcohol hit me on first sip, went away after four or five. Excellent fruity grape, plum, raisin flavors. Sweet in the finish. Quite good but the alcohol was a little too apparent to me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Nice warm carmel malt aroma, thickish raisiny first taste, on 2nd taste the alcohol presence becomes apparent. That wonderful fruity carmel taste stayed with right to the end. And the alcohol warmth does creep up on you. If it were a little smoother, it would be perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Very, very dark color, off white medium head with nice lacing. Aroma has rich malts, dates, prunes, belgain sugar, with hints of vanilla. Flavor is spicey, sweet, malty, belgain-like. Carbonation is strong, maybe a little overwhelming. Alcohol is well hidden. A great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2004 Original Rating (8/4/9/5/18): Very dark brown, oh so close to black with a thick frothy and rocky head. Lots of fruit in the aroma, with plum, blackberry, raisin, plus yeast. Yeasty, raisin, and cereal, with a syrupy and caramel sweet finish. No sign of alcohol at all. Big and bold body, thick and warming mouthfeel.
RE-RATE: Dark brown with ruby glints. Carbonated appearance with a fizzy, frothy, slightly rocky and mostly diminishing off-white head. Toffee, chocolate, raisin, plum, dark bread, and yeasty aroma. Toffee, plum, raisin, and tobacco flavours, plus light alcohol which is well hidden for 10.5%. Full bodied, rich, and smooth. Bottle dated 03/03/2003.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2003
La Terrible pours a deep brown, almost black color with a large smoky tan head and not much lace. The aroma is of candy sugar and dried fruit. The flavor is of dried fruit, sweet malt, a touch of port, somewhat woody, and dry in the finish. The palate is medium rich with a strong carbonation to clean things up in the end. Overall, this is a major league beer and I like it.


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