overall
99
98
style
Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Chambly, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9672) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2004
Very dark black, but with a red light shining through, dark brown, dense head, dissipating. Chocolate (quite a lot of it), very vinous - and alcohol in the nose. Very rich, vinous taste; some chocolate, quite malt-sweet. Fruit, and lots of it - dark, sweet, but not excessively - like not quite ripe blueberries. Taste is rich, mouthfeel is filled, but the texture is surprisingly thin. The palate/aftertaste seems to dissolve, but a warming alcohol sensation keeps going on. My wife finds an aftertaste as from malt that has been left lying too long. I cannot quite disagree... This is weird. At the same time surprisingly rich and satisfying, it seems to die after the rich gulp you swallowed. I can recognise the stabs at some Belgian trappists and top ales (although sweeter than any) - but I miss abysmall depths of complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2004
A good dark malty ale. Kinda like Pete's Wicked in Color and Flavor. Goes good with food.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Bottle. Nice dark brown color. Slightly sour aroma filled with fruit and pepper. I like the large number of flavors that spread throughout the mouth and the nice warn sensation that follows. This beer hides the alcohol well and leaves a nice clean and bubbly finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Dark brown color.Fruity sweet aroma.Nice complex mix of flavors that brings spices and fruits together in a very nice marriage.Alcohol is hidden nicely but does show up as it warms.Finish is long with the typical Unibroue bread flavor showing up.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Nice Dark color with med. brown head that didn't last too long. Very fruity aroma with a complex fuity flavor. Nice warming beer for a cold night.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
(Bottle Dec. 13th 2003) Devilish 666th rating... Dark, Dark colour. Beige head. Sweet flavour present in the aroma. Alcohol not very predominat. Complex mix of flavours. Fruity, spicy with a carbonated sweet palate. I expected more out of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Dark as can be and pours with a mean head. Complex flavors and ample (perhaps a bit too much) sweetness. Definately bold, but better dark ales have been made. Still, nice for the price. I prefer a doughier strong ale though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
11/12/03. Poured out of 750 mL bottle, enjoyed in a tasting at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA 11/12/03. Gray champagne head, soggy grey-brown appearance. Definitely a Belgian brown ale, this one. Nose is malty and hints of dark cherry with a little sweetness. Almost like a grand cru, but not so drying and sour. Flavor is medium-full with malt, tart and acidic with Belgian ale yeastiness and esters. Finish is long, yeasty, and nicely malty. Delicious stuff. Can't wait to try it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Another great from Unibroue. Beautiful hued color with a sweet inviting aroma. A great dark taste which leave the mouth begging for more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2004
A handsome beer with a large foamy tan head and dark chestnut brown body. Aroma of leathery yeast, baking soda, some Belgian candy sugar, pepper, and an indescribable savory chocolate smell. Flavor is very organic and chocolatey. This beer has extraordinary subtleties for such a big beer. Strikes me as easy to pigeon-hole but there's a lot more here than first meets the palate. Fortunately, 750 mL provides ample room to get to know and appreciate this beer. Definitely not terrible.


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