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

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RATINGS: 1492   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (420) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Dark black beer. Has a fruity smell and taste, perhaps spiced fig. A very unique flavor, and one I enjoyed a lot.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClutchMasterson (31) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Poured in to a tulip. This beer pours a very black with a head of toasted caramel that reaches 1.5 fingers and doesn’t let go. the scent and taste go hand in hand with coffee and earthy nutty flavor. This is a awesome ale brewed to perfection and gives the best taste aroma I have had yet

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (411) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Decent, but it doesn’t taste like a real Belgian to me. Unibroue’s yeast isn’t particularly interesting, and this beer is overly sweet. All I am getting is molasses, brown sugar, dark candi sugar, and a little plum/fig/date flavor. Next time I’ll stick with Trois Pistoles, a much better beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (318) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours earthy chestnut brown with a massive foaming bubbly tan-white head. Leaves wet lacing and fades to a rim and light coating. Aroma is strong with Belgian yeast, slightly smoky malt and mild notes of darkfruit. Taste is rich and malty with a sweet finish. Plenty of flavors - caramel, prunes, cherries and a yeasty echo. Just a touch of alcohol evident. Very good; a touch too sweet for excellence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy darker brown color with a medium plus sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, brown sugar, raisins, spices, the typical Unibroue yeast, this was one of the early bigbbeers for me and I still enjoy many of the Unibroue lineup.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (793) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Dark brown with lasting thin tan head; aroma is slightly smoky malty and sweet Belgian yeast; Flava is richly malty with considerable tangy/tart fruity (cherry?) notes with malty sugary backbone; feels a bit light but fizzy and zingy; finishes sweet malty tangy

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (197) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
750 ml bottle from La Vista Liquor. Pours coffee black with a thin khaki head that doesn’t retain, little lacing. Aroma of figs, plums, sweet cherries, black grapes, alcohol, and caramel malt. Has vinous and port-like qualities in the aroma and flavor. Earthy notes, not too sweet due to the dry yeast influence and high attenuation. Very little bitterness, more fruity, sweet, and vinous. Alcohol is apparent but not too much, still smooth to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (479) - - JUN 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-12-12- Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a deep brownish-red, nearly black color with a tiny off white head. The head faded fast to give only a little bit of lacing. Smell – The aromas are big and bold of dark fruit. Cherries and plum are quite big and when mixed with a lighter alcohol, yeast, and sweet fig aroma give a very nice fruity smell. Taste – The taste follows the nose very nicely. A cherry sweetness starts out the taste. There is a lighter tasting dark bread flavor mixed with the cherry. These flavors are soon met with some other darker fruit flavors that come to the tongue. The fig and plum that were present in the nose, as well as some lighter flavors of molasses and yeast mix with the cherry and bread. At the end these flavors mingle with a light warming alcohol flavor, that all in all, leave a very pleasant sweet and warming aftertaste on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The mouthfeel is a bit above normal in thickness for the average brew, but light for a beer of this high abv. The carbonation level is quite average and very appropriate for matching the body and the flavors. Overall – This was one very nice and tasty brew. It had some great dark fruit flavors with just the right hint of warming alcohol to make it very easy to sit back and sip with enjoyment.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1261) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Dark brown color. Touch of head. The aroma and flavors are prunes, bready yeast funk, touch of raspberry. Supremely yeast-heavy. Sour cherry and a dank cellar. Smooth but dry feel. This beer is no joke but it’s delicious, my mom says it has "too much flavor!"

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (98) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
750ml ($12.49) First time I’ve ever had this. This is a flavored beer. kinda wine tasting beer too. Not my favorite at all. high strength but its got a taste like pruno.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hockeybeerguy (1609) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
This is the second time I’ve had this beer and the second time I believe its pretty over rated. The date I see is a best before 1/18/2018 stamped on the back of the bottle. I poured this into a chalice. The appearance was a decent looking dark color with a half finger white foamy head that rises a tad and eventually lowers leaving a decent coating of a lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell was once again just like the last time, too vinous, with some light plums and Belgian spices. The taste was sweet but vinous over taking the Belgian spices that wanted to come out but never did. There was a vinous-like plum sweet aftertaste with a long dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium with a pummeling dry-ing like effect putting my tongue into submission. The carbonation is decent for the style and to me. Its vinous and harsh and dry. Overall, Belgian Strong ale, well, I guess it is, but there’s too much vinous qualities in this one. This is the second time I’ve had this and probably the last time.


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