La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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Reviews by RDHerm:
4.18/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with light yellow highlights. Has a thick white head that thins up after a while to a nice thick ring with excellent lacing.
Strong, bright aroma with notes of fruit (primarily citrus) and yeast, with a distinct floral smell. Some hints of spice and malt, and just a slight touch of grass.
Starts out with a little bit of spice that quickly dissipates to make way for the sweet taste of citrus, yeast, and malt. The finish has a very slight, hoppy bitterness to it. There is a light alcohol warmth present throughout, which feels a bit stronger at the finish. The spice makes a noticeable return in the aftertaste.
Medium in body. Excellent carbonation level - crisp and effervescent, but not too bubbly. Coats the palate nicely.
A top-notch triple. Great taste, excellent feel - something you could keep on drinking until the alcohol finally caught up with you.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2010 02:34:48 | More by RDHerm
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4.44/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured ~50 degrees F into a weissen glass. Left about an inch in the bottom of the bottle, swirled it, then tipped in the lees.
A - the first one I poured had a perfect 2-3 finger head, the second one I poured looked like it was going to be OK, but then the head went crazy and towered over the glass by about an inch. It never spilled over though. The head was a light off white color, and very dense and frothy, like a freshly whipped meringue. The one that went crazy took a long time to settle down. The beer itself is a cloudy gold. I can barely discern what seems like a perfect amount of carbonation through the haze.
S - Not as much on the nose as I would like from a tripel, but I'm happy with what's there. A whiff of something fruity, like some vague citrus up front, but then I'm picking up mostly on baking spices. There's also a subtle hint of some barnyard tang and a quite noticeable dusty quality.
T - Drinks a bit like a kabinett riesling with notes of white grape and pear, the baking spice offered by the nose comes through. There's a little bit of bretty tang. The alcohol is well disguised.
M - Well integrated flavors, medium body, perfect amount of carbonation. Quick, dry finish. Quite like the mouthfeel on this one.
One of my favorite tripels. I'm drinking this one in lieu of champagne to celebrate a special occasion right now.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:08:08 | More by redearth329
4.45/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: If a golden trophy could swirl hazily, it would look like this beer. Lots of lacing.
S: The scent of bananas is most prominent. Then dates, soft lemon, almond, and little hints of sweet caramel.
T: The taste introduces itself unassumingly, with your standard blonde elements (light, spritely, fizzy), and waits a moment to unfold its more complex elements. The banana's there, along with the sweetness. There's a comforting oaty tinge to the way it goes down. It's got all the flavor diversity of a darker Belgian ale, but with an embracing lightness. Deep and warm, lulling and celebratory. A delicious and enriching beer.
M: Excellent. Lingering and complex, without leaving a cloying sweetness in your mouth. The alcohol presents itself and compliments the banana nicely, leaving a slightly acidic feel (in a good way).
O: I'm used to pretty one or two dimensional blonde ales, so it was a real pleasure to have one of such rewarding complexity. My personal favorite from Unibroue is La Terrible, but this one is definitely up there. It's perfect for a night where you crave a well crafted beer, but don't want to down something thick, filling, or hop-heavy.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 16:27:06 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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