La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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Reviews by ngandhi:
4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pour: Even poured slowly into a 16 oz. goblet, FDM explodes with a three inch head. My thought is that this beer is hell bent on filling whatever size glass you put it in. When the foam mellows, it still leaves a head you'd expect out of most beers on the initial pour. To the last drop, there's a good cm or two of head, not lace, that coats the beer like a white chocolate ganache. Incidentally, when you finish the beer, you'll notice the foam covers the glass from the bottom to up to three inches up!
Nose: Spicy citrus. Green grapes. Green apple skins. Very ripe, natural. Almost mentholated from the alcohol, but not unpleasant. Not too special compared to other Belgian-style beers.
Taste: A medium dry sparkling wine. Pronounced clove. There's a typical grapefruit bitterness that strikes first on the back of the tongue, but it isn't too strong. The sides of the tongue are also activated nicely if you swish the beer around and lend a flavor of orange rinds or even a light orange sherbert. The high alcohol offers its own taste that works with the beer as, itself, a FLAVOR and not a harsh reminder of what's inside. Light smoke. Indeed, the sweet and sour of the citrus balance the 9% abv and make this beer very drinkable. A sweeter saison?
Mouthfeel: Creamy because of the bottle-conditioning. Again, FDM uses every charactertistic for a higher goal. Hacker-Pschorr and other weiss beers are "creamy" because of the yeast in the bottle, but that body often seems like a nice perk. The body here is part and parcel of the beer, working with the citrus to produce a delicately medium bodied, sherbert or a lightly carbonated champagne.
Drinkability: The creamy body encourages you to swirl this beer around. It wants to romance the sides and back of your tongue. The hoppy/alcohol finish does remind you what you are dealing with and to proceed with caution.
Notes: On many sips, I've had this beer hit the back of my tongue and then swallowed. If it doesn't touch the sides, this beer might only be mediocre. Let your tongue swim in it, if only briefly. The molecules have to be seperated to adequately soften the phenols. The alcohol does balance well, but there could be, perhaps, one more element to this beer with another hop or the alcohol being subdued just a little more. I'll be trying to wrap my finger around this for years to come. An expert job to make, and perhaps to understand.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2003 23:07:24 | More by ngandhi
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A smooth, drinkable beer that has a fruity flavor and pleasant aftertaste.The beer is high in alcohol, but upon drinking it, you don't really taste due to its fruitiness. A pleasant beer to drink once in a while, but it's not a brew to drink on a regular basis.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 16:20:04 | More by Metalbrew
4.56/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer goes down smooth and tastes fantastic. The alcohol is hidden well, but watch out the 9% will sneak up on you after you have had a couple. Florida has recently started stocking this beer at the regular sales locations and I recommend it to any beer lover. Good for most all pallets.
Serving type: growler
07-27-2014 12:52:12 | More by robertlovesbeer
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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