La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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Reviews by tewaris:
3.88/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
La Fin Du Monde (The End of the World in English)
Triple-style Golden Ale (from Brewer's page)
12 oz bottle with a freshness date of March 30, 2013 poured into a tulip on October 1, 2010. Since their sommelier recommends an age of 3-5 years, and adds that it peaks at 3 years of age, I would guess that this is around its best at two and a half years! The pour was as instructed by the sommelier: the bottle was agitated to dissolve the yeast. Yet, I poured a little separately at first to examine the clarity.
Pours golden amber with a big creamy head. Although the beer is clear unagitated, the recommended pour causes an obvious haze. The head is quick to recede and in that respect, the looks are not as impressive as similar beers, say Westmalle Tripel. The lacing is quite good though, but I must say that the head was disappointing.
Aroma is fruity, and dare I say, perfumy? Very soft and enticing, with a touch of spice. No hint of booze. But it's a little too weak. A few swirls release a toasty malt aroma time to time.
Slightly malty sweet, with mild fruitiness and slight bitterness. Finish is clean and slightly bittering which is a surprise considering the low IBUs. The aftertaste is long with a malty creaminess but not sweet or cloying. Some alcohol warming.
The body is medium but the effervescence of the style is missing.
I expect more in other departments. Yet, the 9% is not noticeable at all! Amazingly done!
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2010 04:25:44 | More by tewaris
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
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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