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

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RATINGS: 1495   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2003
(Bottled Sept/9/2003) Big fruity yeasty nose. The palate is very flavorful; loads of fruit and candi sugar, with mild notes of coco and coffee. The finish goes on forever. I like this ale it is very clean and well made. A great digestif.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Cest terrible. I read the label and I still did not believe it would be this dark. It is. And it's good: a nice fat fruity nose. But the body is slim. Nicely balanced sweetness with all the various Belgian ale flavors I would expect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Bottle. Dark brown color with a laced brown head. The first hint of what was in store came as the cork came off and a red wine aroma burst forth. Dark fruits in the nose that includes blackbeeries and raisins. Dry on the plate with a complex sharp (tingle) finish. Flavored by a hint of licorice, pepper, toasted malts, and fruits. A forceful brew but not as subtle and complex as some of the other Belgians.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2003
This beer is amazing and huge. It reminds me of Chimay Grande Reserve meets Liefmans Goudenband. Pours dark and malty from the bottle with a huge creamy tight head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Very smooth on the palette, starts off sweet and finishes dry and tart with lots of alcohol. IMO, by far the best product that Unibroue has produced.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivo (2556) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2003
Incredible right from the start: great toasted malt with hints of licorice and raisins, luscious brown color and a whopping head with tight bubbles. Chocolate tones in the flavor amidst a syrupy malt body. Yeasty tastes typical to Belgian beers are perfectly blended. Loads of alcohol intensifies the flavor. A texture like silk. Just unreal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - NOV 24, 2003
750 ml. big 'ole brown bottle. Corked & caged. Bottled on 2/03, according to the cork. Poured out as dark brown as any Guinness I've ever seen, with a fast fading khaki colored head. Aromas are of roasted malt, yeast, and cloves. Slight nutty taste to it, before the alcohol meanders along & kicks you in the teeth. Hoppy bite in the middle, brought up by a vinous quality to it. Malty backbone stands up well to any alcohol that might wander away from the pack. Cloves in the mix, along with roasted malts make for an interesting combination. Be careful of this one, gang, it will sneak up on you.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2464) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Wow - great with the pre-turkey dinner: Wonderful intense raisons aroma. Black, little head, no carbonation. Great malty, raison taste. Brandy like but smooth. Silky ! Round and a great balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2003
To be quite honest I felt this beer is a little overrated and that Unibroue makes better beers. That having been said, this is still a pretty good beer. Same yeast aroma as in most/all the other Unibroues I've had. Smooth mouthfeel. Black licorice taste. A little yeastiness in the flavor. Molasses as well. Little carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Deep plum body with a dense, creamy, lightly chocolate coloured head. . . aroma is full and effervescent - plums, peat, dry/chewy raisins, moss, light Unibroue yeast and green apples. . . full bodied fruity malt flavours with a good nutty presence. Soft palate with soothing carbonation.

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.


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