La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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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
3.78/5 rDev -12.5%
75cl bottle shared with larryLSB. Hazy golden orange color with a lasting white head. The aroma is yeasty and quite fruity with lots of tangy apricot and tangerine. The flavor is also yeasty, with some of that apricot sweetness, some citric tartness and alcohol. There is definitely some spiciness too. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. When I added the yeast at the end, the alcohol really smoothed out and this became a very nice tripel.
05-11-2009 22:43:33 | More by bulletrain76
4.13/5 rDev -4.4%
A - Nice hazy golden orange.
S - Nice lemony smell.
T - Depending on my mood, it seems, I either love this beer or feel it's just pretty good. Usually, i love it. (As I do tonight.) Bold, well balanced, between flavors and abv.
M - Always easy to drink, going down nicely.
O - A high quality beer that never disappoints and that all craft beer lovers should try.
10-17-2012 02:53:39 | More by Beer-A-Lot
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
Twelve ounce brown twist cap bottle, with best by date clearly marked on back.
Bright blazing gold, with a blossoming, tight white head. When the yeast is added it goes cloudy, & bright yellow, almost like a wit. The head takes on a much creameir look after the yeast pour.
Bright punchy aroma, sweet & inviting. Its not as punchy after the yeast pour, but an earthy quality is added to the nose.
A rather clean tasting ale. Straight forward malt sweetness, a touch of tart apple like flavours, & some pepper. A dry finish with a subtle but effective hop character. Some solvent flavour lingers. Some earthy / herbal flower qualities are added with the yeast. It also becomes more peppery.
Medium bodied while still being somewhat soft, with pinpoint carbonation.
Quite a nice Belgian strong pale ale. It features a refined sophitication that I enjoyed.
08-29-2003 17:04:09 | More by xgrigorix
4.88/5 rDev +13%
This beer is a Tripel Belgian styled-ale. It has a nice orange and spicy aroma. The flavors are pretty complex and mostly great. To start, you get nothing except for a blast of carbonation that lasts at least a second. But finally that evolves on your palate. First tastes are of orange and other citrus along with spices, noticeably cloves and cinnamon. Lots of yeasty and doughy flavors as well. A nice finish and aftertaste too. The 9% alcohol warms you up but in a good way and is not annoying at all.
04-18-2009 20:01:48 | More by Rootdog316
4.78/5 rDev +10.6%
Serving Type - 12oz bottle
Apperance - Dark golden cloudy pale color. Nice White head with little to no lacing
Smell - Cloves and spices. Kinda sour smell lingers a little.
Taste - CLOVES! tasted just like it smelled. also light fruit peach flavor. and i can tasted a little banana. very pleasant mild alc taste. hidden well for 9%abv.
Mouthfeel - Excellent Carbonation nice thick mouthfeel
Note - One of the greatest beers i have had to date. Very complex taste. I enjoyed this beer from start to finish. Worth evey penny i paid for it. Highly Recommended.
09-17-2006 21:22:50 | More by depechemode1983
4.4/5 rDev +1.9%
This was the first micro brew I ever tried. It was at a coffee house in Orlando. This beer single handedly got me into the love of fine beers. Thank you Unibrau! Poured a cloudy goldish color with a nice head. Smelled heavenly with a mixture of raisons, candied fruit, apples, and dried apricots. Taste was spectacular with upfront fruit and spice and mild floral hop undertones. I just sipped away at this beer and listened to some great rifs on my friend's acoustic guitar.
04-21-2008 21:40:10 | More by Portertime
4.55/5 rDev +5.3%
A: A lightly hazy goldenrod with a rocky, creamy, thick white head that settles slowly to a nice covering and leaves some faint lace patterns on the glass.
S: Oranges, pears, green apples, cloves, light pepper spice from the alcohol. Bold, complex, and wonderful.
T&M: Peppery alcohol, some light fruits (pear and apple from the nose), phenolic and medicinal flavors, clove. Flavor could be a bit stronger, but that's only a minor complaint. Lighter body with a brisk, bubbly carbonation that creates a nice effect, though I would appreciate a bit more creaminess.
D: 9% hurts a bit, but it's still flavorful, crisp, and refreshing. Really a wonderful spring or summertime beer.
06-17-2008 02:58:50 | More by BamaBeerBuff
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,071 ratings.