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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubyroo (145) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2016 Pours 2 thick fingers of foam, that shrinks to a pillowy beige layer of head. Smell is sweet and bready, some vanilla. Taste is dates, stone fruit, peppery Belgian yeast, Carmel, light vanilla, cola. Palate is medium bodied, with above average carbonation starts sweet finishes dry and peppery. Some alcohol warmth, not overwhelming. Overall- A delicious and complex Quad

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
googleimage83 (88) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours extremely dark brown, effectively black... creamy tan head is fizzy at first, but a mocha layer lingers for a long time. Aroma is sweet - toffee, dark berries, currant, gingerbread spice; slight overripe fruit note. Taste is cherry, currant, fig, spice. Some roasty malts, slightly tart finish. Flavours are just a touch thin for my liking. Impressively creamy mouthfeel, both rich and lively. Excellent, but a couple minor flaws keep it from top-tier status.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1747) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale

AROMA: Rich strong dark malt presence. Very sweet aroma with notes of dark and dried fruits plus peppery phenols and a hint of citrus peel. Alcohol is moderate, but not distracting and complements the bouquet. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Deep shade of murky maroon/burgundy/brown proper. Slight highlights. Large, tan, moussy foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Robust and complex palette. Spicy black pepper sensation up front. Rich sweet dark malt presence with bread and fruitcake flavors throughout. Dried and stone fruit flavor preside from beginning to end. Faint orangepeel in the background. Alcohol imparts a lightly sweet vanilla-like taste. Perceived bitterness is medium-low as is hop flavor (spicy/earthy). Aftertaste is akin to Coca-Cola. 19/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; highly carbonated but not sharp (but not smooth, either). Finishes surprisingly clean with a sweet vanilla sensation. Alcohol creates for minor, tolerable warmth. Quite drinkable for 10.5% 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Pretty much a perfect beer. To-spec in every way; delicious; drinkable. Cant believe Ive never review this before! 10/10

TOTAL SCORE: 46/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LouisP (325) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Vieillie 4 ans. Il en reste trs peu de carbonatation ni deffervescence. Au nez, les levures belges prennent la vedette. En bouche, trois gots ressortent clairement du lot - caramel, raisins rouges et alcool. Les raisins rouges (ou mme le jus de raisins) dominent beaucoup, avec un profil malt super intressant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (491) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pours dark mahogany with a billowy light brown head that holds well; aromas of fruitcake dipped in port; off dry spicy palate; nice soothing finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milara (93) - Ste-Thrse, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Si on veut une bire de style belge au Qubec, il ne faut pas chercher loin, dans tous les piceries et dpanneurs on peut trouver les produits Unibroue, on ne sait pas quelle chance quon a. Cette quadruple est au top de son style, un tour de force. Le nom et lapparence sombre de la bouteille sont trompeurs, cest loin dtre terrible et il ny a pas la lourdeur dune bire noire typique. Au nez, lalcool transporte des cerises et des fruits rouges ptillant, un peu comme un Rhum & Coke ( en bien mieux bien sre). Unibroue ont la recette magique pour rendre autant de saveur concentr en bouche aussi lgre et facile boire, sans rsidus sucrs collant. Le ct pics, un peu poivr, est quilibr la perfection. La finale est longue et douce. Elle remplace coup sre les meilleur vins pendant un souper. Je continue la dguster :)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, brown sugar, and some molasses.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1773) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, 2012, gracieuset de SebD lors du CanBIF Spring 2016, Thanks Sbastien! Couleur brune trs fonce opaque, mousse moka laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre et une dentelle parse. Arme de cerise noire, malt, madrisation, sherry. Got de malt caramlis, caf, fruits confits, lgre amertume, sucr. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen-dense.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1496) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Dark brown pour with minimal head. Aroma is Apple and raisin. Taste brings raisin and molassus forward. This is a young 2015 terrible. I have a second bottle.stored for future tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (753) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
750ml bottle at 10.5% means that this guy sat in the cellar while more approachable bottles were cracked open first. And boy did it sit. For at least 3+ years. Im pretty sure it has been down there since the autumn of 2012. (Note, I needed pliers to yank the cork out.) Pours a dark, dark reddish brown with a tan head. On the nose, pressed apple cider, apple tart, raisin, brown sugar, faint woodiness and a light molasses note. Sweet, and lightly acidic with faint woody notes, dark dried fruits, some alcohol burn, faint molasses, and faint tart apple that heads into more of the dark dried fruit notes, with more apple, a light green vegetable taste, and woody molasses notes. This is good. Very good.


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