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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2003 Thanks hopsrus- Finally, yes finally I found a bottle. Aroma of peat, hops, and a subtle complexity. Sweet syrupy hops and a complexity that says Candian ,while a promising brew nothing of that of a top 50 rating, good, but not great, only an avergae ale.Flavours of oak soaked fruits,dark chocolates, and raisins. Similar to a Belgian sweetness.I waited a long time for this Ale, noting spectacular, though still a quality ale

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4458) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 (750ml Bottle) I have been saving this beer for three weeks to rate it as my #400 review. (trumpets). Poured a thin, beige frothy head that dissipated much quicker than most of the Unibroue collection. The body is a near opaque, cloudy, deep rudy-brown. Though the head has dissipated, this beer remains quite a lively carbonation. Trance setting aroma of malt, strong citrus and port. Stunning and complex flavours. Tastes of port, oak, fruit and velvet smooth malt. Deliteful finish of floral, cola with little of the Unibroue alcohol burn. Truly a special Belgian Strong. My favourite of the Unibroue offerings and likely best represents the complex nature and flavours of Belgian Strong ales on this side of the ocean. Near perfect!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2003
This beer rocks! It pours a murky deep rust hue. Medium-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head diminishes slightly. However, the head transforms into a fully lasting, very small creamy head. The aroma is to be cherished. Malty with notes of tawny port, prunes, buttermilk and caramel. The Belgian candy sugar isn't as pronounced in the nose as with many dubbels/abbey styles. There is actually a slight floral presence in the nose. Hops? In a Belgian? Yep, they come through in the flavor. Up front, this ale is all about rich malt with bursts of red wine, dark fruits, milk chocolate, alcohol, caramel and cola. However, on the backside, the flavor is both bitter and pungent from some type of actual hop addition. Who allowed hops into Belgium...ok, into Canada? God bless them. Just a hint of light buttermilk on the backside as well. Full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, acrid, dry finish with some woodsy notes thrown in. What a beer. Another very strong offering from Unibroue. I have yet to be disappointed by this brewery. My wife is a HopHead and hates Belgian ales, but actually admitted liking this one. Thanks to Captainflurries for this fine specimen.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Dark brown in color, a yeasty, fruity aroma. Alcohol was very hardly noticed. Fruity sweetness mixed with a malty flavor. Belgian is not my style, but I liked this one. Very nice beer. Cheers MartinT

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Should be renamed "Terribly Hard to Find". I drank two-thirds of this HUGE bottle and then promptly went to sleep for several hours, such is its punch (or maybe I was just tired from skiing Whistler Mountain). Alcohol well hidden for 10.5%. Slight beige head, much like a belgian schwarzbier, with plenty of yeasty kick. Pretty sweet, really. Terrible? Far from it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
Dark brown with huge lasting tan headNose of fruit, yeast and malt.Complex malt flavor with far too much yeast for my tastes. Medium alcohol heat that intensifies as it warms

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Dark brown with purple coming through. Large head with some nice lacing happening. The dark fruits are apparent and go together so well in this brew. There are many things going on here so I need to find some more and drink it so that I can ponder this beer some more!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 It takes a lot to shut up a table of beer freaks. When we originally got a bottle of this last winter, that's exactly what happened! After the cork popped and it was poured - almost black with hints of brown and purple, a medium sized tan head that made sizzling snap crackle and pop sounds - silence overcame us as we took a moment to sniff the dark fruit aroma. This actually gave me shivers down my spine, Rockinout John had goosebumps, and Chris just sat there stunned and smiling. Dark fruits are here - plums/raisins, along with hints of anise, chocolate, - but there's so much more going on at the same time. No one flavor dominates, everything blends together smoothly - alcohol was very well hidden, mostly warming the throat on the way down. Finishes sticky and slightly sweet, lingering. Very complex and enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
radiomgb (2181) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2004 Wow. Black in colour. Aroma of plums, black currents and some great Unibroue yeast. Flavour of plums, malts, notes of caramel. Finishes real smooth, with plums, and some sweetness. The alcohol is nowhere to be found making this dangerously drinkable. Absolutely amazing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2003
very dark brown colour, fine head and a nice lace, deep and complex aroma of mocha and prune, slightly toasted, spicy, tart and smooth and slightly overcarbonated with a very long dry aftertaste of dark fruits and black chocolate - heavy and quite hard to drink


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