La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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4.93/5 rDev +14.1%
Pale golden in color with a huge white head. Head stays fairly well. Excellent aroma that I'm taking great pleasure in. Black pepper spiciness, tart fruitiness, breadiness, and plain old yeast. Sure, it doesn't sound like much, but it certainly is a pleasure to sniff. And to drink...! Wow, I'm impressed. Sweetness and black pepper, odd combination? No way, it's great! Up front it's a little hoppy, then in the middle it gets to the sweet and peppery bit. Bready and a little yeasty as well, all the way through. Tangy citrus and fruitiness shows up at the back a bit more. Hop bitterness is really brought out in the finish, making it very crisp. Medium body. You'd never guess at the abv. Not a hint of it is detectable! A wonderful representation of the style, one of the best even. A wonderful beer in itself. It makes you think, what if the world was about to end? What would be your last beer? I'd say this wouldn't be a bad choice at all.
01-25-2003 01:31:37 | More by hyuga
4.88/5 rDev +13%
Pop goes the cork, and rush goes the foamy head out of the bottle. Pour it and then gaze in astonishment at the hazy golden brew. Enjoy the enormous whipped texture head that seems to rejuvenate itself after every sip. Smell the wonderfully citric, yeasty and spicy aroma. And then sip it. YUMM! Perfect mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. This beer is full of spiciness, yeastiness, fruitiness, sweetness, sweetness, twanginess(if that's a word), and some alcohol of course. 9% at that. And it's barely noticeable. Most definitely my favorite Unibroue offering. Go drink this beauty.
06-03-2003 22:35:05 | More by AudioGilz
4.58/5 rDev +6%
Pours a cloudy opaque orange with a smooth bubbly head.
The smell is delightful; apples, pears, bananas. Very fruity and aromatic.
Taste is like a sunny spring morning. Very crisp and fruity. Just like the smell; apples, pears and bananas. I really like this beer, it surpasses all of the high expectations I had going in due to all the praise it has received. Very worthy of the praise, best tripel out there.
Mouthfeel is exceptional. Light, crisp, refreshing and smooth. The feeling defies description.
Very drinkable beer. If you like Belgians, go buy this beer, simply amazing.
01-21-2010 03:09:50 | More by pmccallum86
4.55/5 rDev +5.3%
341ml bottle poured into a 16oz goblet.
A - Pours an effervescent golden-orange, with a surprisingly fizzy, short-lived head of white bubbles. Lots of haze hanging around in the glass from the yeast. I'm a little shocked at the total lack of head here after a few minutes; it just doesn't look right...
S - A little different than what I was expecting, and not nearly as pungent an aroma as I had anticipated. Still, the aroma present is very nice. Ripe fruits, citrus, bready wheat, and that distinct spicy/floral Unibroue house yeast. Less spices, grassy hops, and crisp dryness than I'm used to with this style. This reminds me a lot of two other Unibroue beers, in Blonde de Chambly and La Gaillarde.
T - Follows the nose quite a bit, although the flavors are a little more pronounced than the aroma. Fruitiness upfront, with apple, peach, and lots of citrus. Tons of yeast, spicy and floral, and delicious. Very bready, and less spicy than most tripels, although the dry spiciness does appear in the finish, along with a subtle grassy hop and crisp wheat flavor. Alcohol is minimal. Overall a delicious brew.
M - Excellent mouthfeel. Creamy smooth, yet crisp and refreshing. The body definitely carries some weight, but it isn't syrupy or oily at all. Bubbly carbonation, although not too much so. Yeasty residue builds up on the palate after a while.
D - A complex but accessible tripel from one of my favorite breweries. I can't help but feel a touch disappointed in the end though. While this is definitely a world class beer, and one of the best tripels period, this didn't totally blow me away, and it wasn't really miles apart from similar offerings from Unibroue. I would consider Blonde de Chambly, La Gaillarde, and Eau Benite to be, in ways, quite comparable to La Fin Du Monde. But that's no knock on this brew, as I've enjoyed all of those afformentioned comparisons immensely.
08-27-2012 23:38:59 | More by Converge
4.65/5 rDev +7.6%
750ml bottle decanted into pitcher and served in unibroue tulip glass.
Pours a beautiful clear orange colour. Long lasting, pillowy soft white head that eventually recedes to 1/4". Amazing carbonation, a sight to behold in the glass. Not much for lacing.
Aroma is fruity. I'm relatively new to Belgians, but it smells exactly like my homemade Saison I brewed this summer. I don't detect any spice aroma, just fruit, but damn good fruit!
The first sip is an EXPLOSION! My brain can't process it all. Fruit and spice up front, soft and creamy in the middle, sweet like honey towards the finish. Then you swallow and a warm cozy alcohol feel slowly works it way up to the back of your throat. WOW!!!
Mouthfeel is incredible. Starts out with carbonated prickliness, then finishes almost sticky (which probably helps me think of honey in the flavour). The pallette does clear quickly (easy to digest as they say), which has you quickly reaching for another sip (unlike a heavy barleywine which lingers for some time).
Drinkability is outstanding, though it really should be drank with some restraint. I'm half way through my first glass, and I'm already feeling it. I WANT MORE!
This is only my second pale belgian strong (the other being Duvel, which I enjoyed), but this is first rate.
12-22-2006 20:06:37 | More by markaberrant
3.88/5 rDev -10.2%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet.
Best before 1/24/15
Poured a cloudy golden champagne with a thick head of lacy white foam.
Smells earthy and slightly sour.
Slightly bitter with a sourish finish. mouthfeel is carbonated and reminiscent of champagne.
A nice example of this style.
01-08-2013 00:55:07 | More by nasty15108
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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