La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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Ratings: 8,036 | Reviews: 2,724 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +6%
Poured into snifter this beer a bit hazy, golden straw color with a moderate white head that quickly diminished into a thin skim. The aroma is a wonderfully inviting complex mix of spicy phenols, banana, bubble gum, and sweetness. The flavor is much like the nose, delivered with a firm prick of carbonation. A mix of spicy, peppery phenols and fruity esters, the beer finishes dry and flavor lingers nicely. The body is medium and carbonation appropriately high. Overall fantastic, enough said.
09-18-2011 01:43:19 | More by uwmgdman
4.18/5 rDev -3.2%
12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A - Orange-gold with plentiful carbonation and one inch of dense, bone-white head.
S - Fruity scents of peach and mango, candi sugar, nutty yeast.
T - Mellow fruits - peach, golden raisin, mango - with white pepper and clove. The beer is subtly sweet with enough spice and hop bitterness for good balance. Nutty yeast flavor rounds out the palate.
M - Prickly carbonation perks up a smooth, round body.
D - This is a solid, reliable beer that's worth revisiting from time to time. Dangerously quaffable with its hidden alcohol of 9 percent.
12-14-2009 02:38:31 | More by trbergman
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
3.75/5 rDev -13.2%
As is evident by my numbers, tasting the beer was not nearly as satisfying as looking at the beer. du Monde poured a foggy, light, straw yellow with an inflated head. The lace was exceptional. The smell was sweet and pungent with lime and other citrus flavors. The taste was a little too carbonated and it was a tad too tart for my liking. The alcohol and pepperness in the beer was just not balanced by anything else. It did have some good, rich malts and first rate bitterness. Overall a good brew, but I am not yet sold on them.
05-27-2003 17:14:35 | More by GreatPondBrewer
4.85/5 rDev +12.3%
The BJCP gives this as an example of a Tripel, but I tend to agree with the BA, Belgian Strong classification. I drink this often, I decided to finally give it a proper review.
It pours a hazy yellow with a beautiful crisp frothy lace head. A sweet aroma suggests fruit perhaps peach. It has a creamy character that is full of carbonation. The 9% ABV is not noticeable in the taste or mouthfeel making it very drinkable. The finish is effervescent and clean. Its very flavorful and downright delicious.
Unibroue makes fine products and this is not exception. As I mentioned above, I have this somewhat regularly and I anticipate many happy returns.
11-16-2005 20:31:16 | More by sloejams
4.1/5 rDev -5.1%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A - Cloudy golden yellow, with a brown tint. Decent head, good retention, not much lacing.
S - Strong citrus grapefruit, pear, and some lemon. Sweet malts.
T - Similar to the aroma. Initial flavor is of citrus, lemon, and sweet malts. The finish has a strong yeast, bready type flavor. A hint of sourness. Alcohol is masked but evident.
M - Medium bodied, creamy, very lively.
D - A well rounded brew. Good example of the style, the taste is excellent. This is a perfect sipping beer. Although the drinkability is nice, the alcohol is present and will sneak up on you fast. Just another impressive offering from Unibroue.
08-25-2011 01:59:50 | More by mooseo
4.35/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass. Best before 03-25-13.Paid $2.99 at John's Market.
A-Pours a hazy pale yellow to light amber hue with a one finger, beige head with poor retention and virtually no lacing.
S-Fruity, malty, spicy, and sweet. Very pleasant aroma of cloves, pears, apples, almost reminiscent of hot cider. Nice.
T-Elegant balance of spice and everything nice, I mean there a very pleasant sweet pear taste with a clove and pepper like yeast presence. Definitely improved as it warmed. Quite nice.
M-Very smooth for 9.0% ABV. Carbonation level is spot on. Mouthfeel is nearly luxuriant. I enjoy rolling this around before swallowing.
D-A very fine beer that is more affordable than many other triples.
11-07-2010 00:22:16 | More by velosuds
4.72/5 rDev +9.3%
Radiant, hazy, orange with a huge, fluffy, white head. On the nose...spicy, herbal, coriander, fennel(?), banana, sweet caramel and burnt orange, Jesus, what doesn't it have?! Follows through with all the above on the palate with beautiful warming alcohol mouthfeel. Wonderfully complex. Doesn't get much better than this. Life is good.
03-03-2009 09:17:46 | More by juju7
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,036 ratings.