La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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Reviews by sweetbrew82:
4.18/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750 ML into a tulip/ Best before 2-16-12
P: Looks like an unfiltered, kind of dull, light gold color with a huge head of pearly white foam that is thick and pillowy. Shows great retention and leaves a nice amount of lace plastered on the side of the glass, though.
A: Smells like toasted malts, orchard fruits, cloves, and yeast. This has an impressive amount of power and strength, but doesn't quite reach the level of the top-tier tripels, in my humble opinion.
T: The flavor, however, comes much closer to reaching greatness. There is a superb balance in this beer that makes it really enjoyable to drink. The malts are lightly-toasted and have that smooth, barley-and-oat cereal grain type of character to them. The fruits aren't nearly as explosive as they are in other tripels, but the flavors of ripe bananas, pink apples, and pears taste bright and delicious. The yeasty cloves impart a nice amount of spiciness that jabs the tongue and rounds this brew out nicely.
M: Medium-bodied with a sharp and clean, crisp and smooth type of feel. But, I've gotta dock points here because, like every other Unibroue beer that I've had, it's way over-carbonated. The prickly bite gets a bit distracting the deeper I get into the bottle, which I guess is my only real complaint.
Notes: La Fin Du Monde is definitely firmly entrenched on the 'refined' side rather than the 'explosive' side of the tripel category. There are others that are more explosively fruity, spicy, and powerful. But, this is a very well-made beer that stays in perfect balance throughout. Nice melding of harmonious flavors that make this quite enjoyable. I really wish Unibroue would ease up on the carbonation, but it deserves all of the praise that it gets, nonetheless. Recommended
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2009 00:31:20 | More by sweetbrew82
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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
96 out of 100 based on 7,100 ratings.