La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
I had first tried La Fin Du Monde some months ago with a lovely pasta dinner and was thoroughly impressed. The following is an official review. Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a snifter (really need to acquire a proper tulip glass...)
Appearance: A beautiful light amber hue that gradates slightly at the edges (can't really see through it in the middle of the glass). Leaves a sizable just-off-white head and appears wonderfully effervescent. The head isn't terribly thick or pillowy, and doesn't stick around for all that long, but can easily be rejuvenated with a gentle swirling of the glass. The bubbles will just not go away, either. Here's a funny/interesting observation: this beer SOUNDS appealing, by which I mean the process of pouring and of swirling the beer produces a crackling sound similar to that of Rice Krispies when doused with milk.
Smell: Banana notes and a peppery spiciness, which have been mentioned by other reviewers, are certainly there, too. After tasting, it becomes clear that not all the complexities of the beer are present in the aroma.
Taste: Yeasty, biscuity, and sweet. Hop bitterness and malt character are subdued.
Mouthfeel: Pleasant carbonation mixed with sweet smoothness give this brew a high rating.
Drinkability: Could not be higher, really. This is a strong beer but does not taste that way. Still, this is not for chugging.
Notes: My first tripel was Victory's Golden Monkey, which I won't ever be buying again. This is because the combination of Unibroue's availability, price, and sheer quality (a reflection of exceptional craftsmanship) cannot be overstated, and are simply unbeatable. Though I know there are probably superior Belgian Tripels out there, I also know I won't be able to help measuring other examples against this outstanding specimen.
04-19-2010 21:37:01 | More by EbPhrygian
New Brunswick (Canada)
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured with a large, off-white head that eventually diminished to about one-finger size. Body was hazy, with light particles, and a dark yellow color. Lacing was fair. Very nice aroma... average yeast, some fruitiness as well. Great on the palate... full body, creamy, with lively carbonation. You can taste light alcohol, but it's not overwhelming at all. The fruit comes through again, and stays with you for a good amount of time. Delicious. A fantastic tripel; I'm very happy Unibroue is here in Canada to provide us with authentic-tasting Belgium brews.
07-05-2009 22:35:16 | More by berley31
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,071 ratings.