La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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3.55/5 rDev -17.8%
Sampled from a 750ml bottle. Corked and all. Classy but not a brew for monday night football. I can appreciate this sort of thing but this one just didn't do a whole lot for me.
Pours a nice crisp yellow with a yeasty aroma. Great mouthfeel, but the flavour was a not doing much for the o'l taste buds. I must be fair in that this was the only sample I've had and I did not take note of the "best by" date. I should try it again because it really did sound like something that would be right up my alley.
I hope it was just a bad sample, but if not, it really did taste like the End of the World.
09-02-2003 07:04:49 | More by Brian700
4.8/5 rDev +11.1%
One of my favorite Belgian style beers, and by far my favorite that I've had from this brewery. Just now getting around to reviewing it, though.
A: Cloudy, rich yellow color. Head is maybe 1/2 a finger, and falls down to a thin layer relatively quickly.
S: Belgian yeast, Candy sweetness, stone fruits. Alcohol comes through as well, lending a richness of aroma. Amazing smelling beer.
T: Sweet malts hit up front with a slight ester fruitiness. The sweetness gives way to a slight bitter taste and a punch from the alcohol that keeps the beer from being cloying. Overall impression is that of a sweet beer that is wonderful balanced with the other elements.
M: Pretty heavy on the carbonation, medium bodied and slightly sticky.
O: As I said: One of my favorite Belgian style beers. Infinitely drinkable, it balances all the flavors nicely and not only keeps the 9% alcohol from overpowering the taste of the other elements, but actually incorporates it into the balance. Really a great beer, worth going well out of your way for.
06-19-2011 20:26:29 | More by DaveBlack
4.7/5 rDev +8.8%
What a beer. This is my second Unibroue and I must say that I am highly impressed. Bottle-condition.
This elixir of the gods poured cloudy with orange and lemon hues. Strong head that lasted, expelling a bouquet of sweetness and floral. I know that is the standard "quote-unquote", but hell, I was inebriated!
A revelation for my taste buds. Unbelievable!
04-15-2005 14:10:15 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a hazy golden color with only a thin white ring and not much in the way of lacing.
Aroma immediately hits with fruity notes of banana, apricot and some pear. Yeast is detected and some cloves also come through clean in the front.
Taste reveals lots of fruit and spice. Notes of banana and orange with hints of pepper and cloves in the background. The initial sweetness is quickly balanced out by the spiciness.
Medium body with lots of carbonation. Alcohol appears to be well-hidden for the most part. Cool and refreshing, well worth having a few more around.
02-12-2009 06:44:59 | More by Vengeance526
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
A - Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger foamy white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some light lacing.
S - Apple, pear, Belgian yeast, and banana.
T - Starts off sweet with apple, pear, and banana. Flavors of clove, bubblegum, and white pepper follow the sweetness.
M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.
O - An awesome Tripel. Very delicious and extremely drinkable.
05-16-2014 02:33:59 | More by TreyIsWilson
4.43/5 rDev +2.5%
Tried this at a restaurant. Served in the 12 oz bottle. No date on the bottle. 9% ABV. Poured into an over-sized wine glass. Appearance is a cloudy orange color, with tall head consisting of tiny bubbles. Great retention. Smells crisp and clean - citrus, pine, yeasty. Tastes of orange, yeasty, a bit bready, grapefruit, lemon, slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is fizzy all the way. Excellent sippable beer with dinner. Wonderfully fresh and sweet character.
12-11-2006 04:54:53 | More by ndekke39
3.9/5 rDev -9.7%
A: Hazy yellow color with a rather big ivory-colored head that stays on for a while and leaves a nice lid of lacings.
S: A fine-tuned smell, complex with every piece at its place. Some gentle clove-like spices mix with pleasant fruit aromas of mostly tangerines and lemon peel. The wheat and fragile malts provide a nice clean background. Quite a lot of phenols and some alcohol. When tripels showcase smells like this, they are really great. Clean, refreshing and complex. Well balanced. (As a note, you could almost feel the gas in the nose from the carbonation in this one).
T: Gentle spices (mostly cloves) and fruit esters of tangerine, pear and lemon peel lead the way to a nice semi-sharp malt and wheat character. It's a kind of sweet taste, but the spices act as a good counterweight. Bread crumbs, grass and a mild taste of earthy yeast. The wheat gets a little more pronounced towards the end, resulting in that semi-tart taste sometimes noticeable in wheaty beers. The finish holds some notes of herbal alcohol, phenols, a gentle spicy hop bite and bitterness and lingering fruity notes. In general, a complex and well balanced taste.
M: Moderate body, nice slick mouthfeel with a generous amount of lively carbonation.
D: Tripels are probably my least favorite style of the high ABV Belgian styles, but I think I can go as far as saying that this is one of the best tripels I've ever had. Complex and balanced, yet with plenty of that Belgian edginess. This one is really easy to drink, but deserves to be sipped and savored at a gentle pace.
07-31-2009 22:30:57 | More by ricke
4.21/5 rDev -2.5%
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A - Pours a hazy yellow-orange. Definitely some sediment action going. About a 1-inch head that dissipated quickly. Some carbonation evident at the bottom. A lot of people are turned off by the appearance. Doesn't bother me.
S - Fruity smells, pineapple comes to mind. Barley and just a faint hint of booze.
T - Oustanding. Smooth yet powerful. Just a bit of hop action evident, with a fair amount of quality malt. Also taste the aforementioned pineapple and a bit of melon. A sort of pear taste evident after beer warmed up a few degrees. The 9% ABV is hidden well, but still able to be noticed.
M - Solid, nothing outta this world. Crisp with acceptable amount of carbonation. Not dry or bitter.
O - One of the best rated beers in the world for a reason. Strong and bold yet slightly sweet, and incredibly drinkable. Won't exactly strain my hamstring running to the store for more, but I definitely see this becoming a regular beer for me.
05-29-2013 16:30:09 | More by stella77artois
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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