La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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Ratings: 8,065 | Reviews: 2,725 | Display Reviews Only:
4.63/5 rDev +7.2%
Pours a beautiful golden color with a frothy white head, good retention and nice lacing.
Smells of sour yeast and banana. A fairly clean nose.
Taste is banana up front with a nice chewy bready malt middle. A very nice sting from the carbonation with some bitter spice notes - clove. An excellent beer, maybe not a lot going on, but the few notes are played excellently and come together in a beautiful harmony of flavor.
09-01-2012 00:16:48 | More by Chickenhawk9932
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Nice cloudy golden hue pour. Fizzy head.
Smells yeasty. Prominent clove, coriander, and pepper.
Flavour pushes through of clove, coriander and pepper in the end. A mild bitterness. Bread and yeast more pronounced as beer comes up to room temperature.
Smooth, dry and crisp-medium carbonation. Flavours last.
Nothing to pick apart here. A really solid beer that can be enjoyed at anytime of year.
12-27-2012 21:46:34 | More by joeseppy
4.13/5 rDev -4.4%
Pours a cloudy, straw/gold color. Huge thick white head. Musty and light bubblegum sweetness in the nose. Sharp when cold, but blends well when it warms.
Taste mimics the nose with bubble gum and musty clove phenols first, and a long musty aftertaste. Nice full mouth feel.
Drink this one at room temperature or slightly chilled. Flavors are very sharp and harsh when cold, round out rather nicely as it warms. Score reflects drinking at room temp/chilled.
10-23-2005 16:56:03 | More by sacfly
3.81/5 rDev -11.8%
Bought a 4 pk of bottles from Wegmans Holt Rd on 3/23/13. price $ 10.99.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a St Bernardus chalice, served around 50 f.
appearance: hazy lemon yellow with a 1 finger sugar white head. not much lacing.
aroma: sugar cookies with lemon glaze.
mouthfeel: full, solid but a little lifeless.
taste: crystal malt with lemon zest that provides the flavor and the bitterness.
notes: Mt first Unibroue bottle and I must say I am a little disappointed. Simple taste, not bad but lacking complexity of some Tripels.
03-24-2013 02:44:24 | More by fx20736
4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
Orange-gold, a finger of white frothy head that doesn't totally stay but keeps coming up in the center of the goblet to retain a thin layer. An occasional small pour from the bottle brings it back up nicely.
Smells of orange juice, red apples, sugar cookies, spice, herbs, earth. Appetizing.
Taste matches smell, along with rock sugar, orange peel, sweet white bread. Delicious, and drinkable. Finishes with orangey freshness and alcohol.
Mouthfeel is creamy, with a bit of nice oiliness, but can get too fizzy.
This Quebecoise is fantastique. I wish I had a bowl of poutine to go with it!
08-29-2006 07:25:47 | More by Beerzebub
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
12 oz twist off, poured into my La Fin Du Monde stem glass. Best by Sept. 2011.
Pours a nice hazy, honey-orange with a huge white head which dies down to a half finger cap of foam, and then to small lace. I can see the yeast floating around in very fine particles
Smells very fruit-like, and not just fruity. Kind of like a mix between a bitten into apple and pear. There is also a gentle, spicy aroma. This is dominated by yeast fermentation character, with not much malt presence and only a tiny bit of hops in the nose.
Taste is sweet, with a peppery type snap to it. Bitterness is there and its firm, but overpowered by a burnt sugary sweetness. Slight citrus is also there, which really compliments the orange appearance.
On the palate you can definitley feel the fermented sugar character found in Belgian styles. Carbonation was really dancing hard on my palate at first, but the hard pour combined with all the agitation from my swirling really dropped off the carbonation dramatically. Towards the end of the glass, its a bit flat, surprisingly.
I'd imagine this is pretty versatile with food. Plus, if you get the corked and caged bottle...well that has class written all over it. I'll try it sometime.
07-25-2009 00:08:19 | More by jeffthecheff
4.65/5 rDev +7.6%
Another amazing offering from Unibroue.
Beautiful light golden elixir pours with a good dollop of head that camps out for the duration. Nice lacing as well.
Complex aroma of dried fruit, apricots, nectarines. Light floral hoppiness, excellent, the smell has me salivating...time for the taste.
The taste is out of this world, lightly fruity, slight bit of hops, crisp malt is so well balanced.
The mouth is perfect, definitely perfect carbonation which marries so well with the ultra dry finish. Excellent example of a belgian from outside of belgium. Unibroue has yet to disappoint, this is another prime example from them.
03-09-2009 22:41:56 | More by grayburn
4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
Presentation: 11oz bottle (Best By date of 10/4/08), cellared 9 months in my possession, in a small snifter.
Poured rather silently and with some "chug" attitude. Rich, spicy nose. Faint clove, wet rocks, straw. As it warms it grows in sweet fruit qualities like apple, pear, even banana, as well as some honey. Head was a lively, snapping 2 fingers of think, clingy, pale ivory foam that lasted quite a while, eventually only fading to a mere finger's worth of the same that laced in ribbons. A cloudy, thick, golden honey amber hue, a large amount of sediment is present in almost chunky, thick pieces. A crazy parade of bubbles rises fiercely from the snifter base. Visually this is a looker.
Great balance between spicy, dry & sweet, syrupy malts. Clove bites, the hops dryly nibble, the syrup like sweet malts coat...a very pleasing mouthfeel. Its interesting that the caramelized malts take on more of a sugar syrup quality than caramel. Faint apple is noticeable as well.
The flavor shifts to a semi-dry, ciderlike crunch & feel on the palate, with a more bitter quality taking the point, yet I swear I feel a hint of cotton candy...yet another gear shift! Its still a little spicy and the peppery bite of the alcohol warms up....literally. All this said, it is going down almost alarmingly easy. The finish is warm & cozy as the tastes all meld and the 9% ABV finishes that warm up and comes alive in a mouth glow of heat that not so much tickles the teeth as it numbs them from the roots down. The aftertaste is a surprisingly malty sweetness, still a wee bit spicy, chewy, yet not filmy nor coating. Its almost like a fine pastry that once was.
This was a rather complex and excellent offering. A variety of tastes experiences, sensations, ebbs & flows, etc. made for a great beer experience. Be warned that it does drink much easier than the high ABV it is. I would definitely drink this again, and would recommend it to anyone.
05-04-2007 01:21:47 | More by BuckSpin
4.28/5 rDev -0.9%
Pours a cloudy yellow color with loads of white foam that sits statuesque and leaves behind intricate lacing patterns. Aromas of candy, alcohol, oranges, and white grapes seem to come out; very complex and enticing. The taste is a brilliant blend of fruit & hop bitterness and sweet candy. The limited carbonation and sour backbone of this beer work very well together. The texture is a bit sticky and mildly astringent; the only flaw I can really pin point with this beer. Despite the high ABV and the assertive flavors in this beer, it is very easy to drink and enjoy.
12-19-2005 17:15:02 | More by jaluria
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.
Pours a cloudy golden color with a fair amount of white foamy head. Very nice presentation, appearance is right on par for the style.
There is alot going on with the aroma here. Fruity sweetness and spices wrestle for dominance. Once you get past the initial dominant smells you get some floral notes, a bit of banana, and the obvious scent of alcohol that a 9% beer is bound to have.
Like the smell the flavors of citrus fruits are at the forefront with the clovey spiciness coming in right behind. The alcohol is definately present but not dominant. A very nice balance.
It finishes a little sticky, but is very good. It is just dry enough to keep inviting me back for another sip. I could see drinking a few of these and finding the well balanced 9% sneaking up on me.
Overall a really good beer, and definately a good example of the style. Unfortunately, I found myself wishing it were a little bigger, or that it had more of something. I truly enjoyed it, I wonder if my ever so slight disappointment is due to the hype that I have been hearing for so long about this beer, perhaps my expectations were too high.
I am looking forward to trying another one... without the unrealistic expectations
12-21-2009 01:10:45 | More by CBlack85
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,065 ratings.