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

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RATINGS: 1490   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Quite dark, can't really see the light through it. Similar to Trois Pistoles, but darker, more alcohol flavor and not as carbonated. Very complex, malty flavors with plenty of fruit flavors. Signature Unibroue yeasty flavor, which I love. Overall, an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2003 10/5/03: bottle.
potent aroma of belgian yeast and alcohol with a small hint of licorice (when cold). as the beer warms there are notes of raisins and plums. black bodied with faint tones of deep browns. the alcohol presence slightly numbs my tongue as the flavors announce themselves. these flavors include sweet malt, raisins, candi sugar and of course, some alcohol. smooth and pleasing.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 Black body with a tan head. No lacing.
Big Unibroue yeast nose. Plums and raisins. Spicy. A little bacon too!?
Plums, spicy and yeast dominate the flavor. Some bread. Malt and alcohol. Sweetness from a ton of dark candi sugar I bet.
Medium to light-bodied and very drinkable. This can keep a person warm in winter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Sampled February 2004
A strong dark fruit aroma wafts from my glass as I pour. It is a deep amber-ruby to black color & is topped by a light brown head. Has a spicy Belgian aroma as well as a hint of alcohol in the nose. Lightly sweet with notes of of burnt raisin and some dried plum in the taste. It has a hint of acidity to it that is slightly reminiscent of cranberries. Fairly soft in character, it is a well integrated beer that is balanced very well between the competing elements. There is a certain spiciness here that seems to be a product of the various higher alcohols, the ethanol is here as well, in the finish. This is a very light beer for 10.5%, even if it is by volume. I do like this beer, but I feel that it could improve quite a bit if it were cellared for a few years.

Sampled September 2003
The aroma is good, I smell rum, raisin and dark malt. This is a very light bodied beer, a great example of the light bodied Belgian beer style that will sneak up on you if you are not careful. The beer is pretty dry but there is a bit of sweetness that adds to the complexity of this brew. There is a hint of chocolate malt, a raisin flavor, and it finishes with a bit of alcohol. A light, tasty, easily quaffable beer, which is a dangerous combination.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Now this is beer. This beer is really strong but suprisingly is very smooth. I recently had this beer at Jump in Toronto and just loved it

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2003
Big malt and lots of fruit aroma. Opaque brown (I wasn't expecting that - nice surprise) with large foamy brown head that recedes quickly leaving a slight covering of head with no lacing apparent. Flavour begins somewhat musty and definitely malty with a smooth round very sweet middle flavour and an alcohol tang in the finish. Residual chocolatey sweetness. Smooth creamy palate with a slight alcohol bite in the finish. Wow. I think I'm in love. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 22, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2003 bottle-tucson beer fest- the guy running the Unibroue table at the fest had a bottle of this that you have to specifically ask for a sample of this one. squidget and i both sampled this highly carbonated, dark, complex brew and both said "this could be dangerous". The brew is highly carbonated, soft palate and high alcohol-a lethal combo. lots of fruits and spice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours a dark brown, with little head or lacing. Very complex aromas of sweet malts and fruits. Flavor is very enjoyable, fruits and spice. Damn fine belgian.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours very dark for a belgian strong. Nice head with not much lacing. Aroma is full of complex malt flavors, detectable hops, bubblegum, slightly vinous. Flavor is sweet but aged with malt. Alcohol is hidden well but the feeling is there. Finishes slightly vinous for the style. Overall this is a great belgian, one of the best. There are some negative qualities to this

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Just a beautiful beer. Pours very dark black color, with a huge tan head, that fades into a nice creamy cover over the top, with some really sparse but nice lacing. The aroma is very powerful and complex as is the taste. Aroma is slightly winey, with the obvious grape smell, and lots of maple syrup, that follows into the taste. The taste is almost like a flat soda, kind of cherry coke like. Lots of grapes and cherries in the flavor, with a sour bite on first sip, complex flavors then a finish that balances everything out and you catch the sweetness. Very highly recommended.


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