La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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4.2/5 rDev -2.8%
app - a bit cloudy as may have poured a little aggressively. Modest white head that dispersed fairly quickly (as most high alcohol brews do).
smell - Slightly sweet, and generally quite clean. Certainly no hop.
Taste - very subtle fruity sweetness upfront, and then the Belgian yeast notes kick in with a subtle pepper note. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor here. Finishes quite clean and dry, well in line with the style.
MF - Med body, medium carbonation. Minimal alcohol warming. No astringency.
D'ability - A really clean tripel, with enough complexity to give it an attraction beyond the 9% ABV.
02-13-2011 21:25:36 | More by mpyle
4.45/5 rDev +3%
12 oz bottle poured into chalice
A: A cloudy, golden yellow orange with a tight white head that stays forever. Has awesome lacing that paints the glass all the way down.
S: Hops, fruit, definitely alcohol.
T: A yeasty hoppiness with pleasant sweetness from various fruits. Strong alcohol presence, but a nice balance.
M: The perfect carbonation, it almost feels like the liquid is non-existent in your mouth, all you can feel is the flavor.
D: Good for such a strong beer. The flavors are so good and combined with the excellent mouthfeel it's hard to put down.
Notes: A very nice tripel. Great appearance and a nice overall combination of flavors and aromas make this an very enticing beer. My first non-Belgian tripel and a very good one at that.
08-18-2009 03:32:24 | More by dpodratsky3
4.55/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip glass
Appearance: Huge 3 finger pillowy looking head with excellent lacing. Bright vibrant yellowish orange hue with modest cloudiness. Very good looking.
Smells: Smells like apple juice, lemons and oranges mixed with bready yeast and corriander. Nice earthness and a good strong yeast aroma that is sweet.
Taste: Tastes amazingly clean and refreshing. Apple and pear notes with some spiciness and well rounded yeasty components. Clean crisp and hides the 9% abv like none other. Truely a perfect beer.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is spot on. Kept the head for the whole session. Light weight for its abv, yet it was extrememly balanced. Would have liked it a bit more viscous. After taste lasted a moderate amount of time.
Drinkability: Despite the high abv i could drink this all the time. perfect for all year round. Warms well too.
12-09-2009 17:12:24 | More by Augustiner719
4.65/5 rDev +7.6%
Pours a very hazy golden straw. Half an inch of white head that dissipated quickly.
Lots of yeasty, bready aromas that radiated up even while pouring up to my nose 18 inches away. On closer smelling, there's some very nice pear scents along with the yeasty phenols and the bready malt. Complex but simple at the same time.
Great, surprising sweet fruits in the taste. Light, crisp and bright but full of flavor. Lemon, apple, and pear sweetness along with some spice in the finish -- Not clove-y but similar. though cleaner. A clean bit of bitterness at the finish just to crisp up the palate. Certainly one of the 2 or 3 best Belgians brewed outside of Belgium that I have tasted.
Very light in the mouth and full of carbonation. This is an extremely easy to drink beer that could be dangerous given how easy it is to drink. An excellent beer. I'm not sure why my expectations were not high for this beer, buy boy, this did exceed them. Very nice beer.
12-18-2010 03:21:04 | More by mklinger
4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
12 oz bottle. In my opinion Unibroue is one of the top 10 breweries in North America. This beer is bears this out. It pours a very cloudy pale orange body. Cloudier, of course, if the yeast from the bottle is added, but I prefer the beer without the conditioning yeast. Fruity and yeasty aroma with lots of wheat, bubblegum, alcohol, and pepper. Intense fruity and alcoholic flavors over sweet malt, spices and yeast. Mouthfeel is full bodied and chewy in consistency. Intense fizzy classic Unibroue style carbonation. A very nice beer. The flavor and consistency is always high.
09-08-2011 21:30:58 | More by chickenflea
4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.
Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.
A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.
02-19-2014 01:30:02 | More by gr0g
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
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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