La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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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
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
4.35/5 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
3.98/5 rDev -7.9%
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head. Rising from the frothiness of the head is a beautiful fruity aroma of bitter green aplles and pears. A slight hint of floral as well. The taste was very fruity with apples, pears, and the slightest hint of lime. There was also a strong bready taste, which I have never beed fond of. Too yeasty in my book.
04-30-2004 15:43:36 | More by CBFanWish
4.45/5 rDev +3%
Poured into an oversized wine glass. Nice thick white head. Cloudy yellow color - a dense beer - can't see through it.
Really nice smell. Apricot, Belgian yeasts, hops.
Tastes delicious. Balance between hops & malts. Sweet. Alcohol is completely hidden for such a high ABV. Excellent beer. Could have used a touch more zest and complexity - that's all that kept it from being a "5".
10-21-2011 02:16:30 | More by jar2574
5/5 rDev +15.7%
Possibly my favorite beer.
A - Light gold, slightly cloudy with beautiful head.
S - Very yeasty, slightly fruity, and a meadow of flowers...complex and intriguing
T - Amazing. Very yeasty with light fruit flavors and very slight alcohol (especially for 9%)
M - Light and carbonated but sooo creamy with the head. Perfect.
D - DAAAANGEROUSLY drinkable.
If you want a beer that your girlfriend will enjoy almost as much as you do, buy this beer. Then buy it again, and again. It's that good. I like to drink it from a fluted champagne glass for amazing head retention.
EDIT: I just ordered this at the Tap again, thinking maybe I shouldn't have given it all fives...until I drank it. I just can't find a flaw in this beer. Blows my mind every time.
11-24-2009 04:37:00 | More by josefnewsong
4.65/5 rDev +7.6%
La Fin Du Monde | 750 ml. | 9.0% | 2010 vintage
Glass: Chimay goblet
Standard Belgian 750 ml. bottle with nice label art depicting Canada from a sort of 'god's eye view'. The cork and cap are quite nice.
It pours a beautiful yellow-orange with an ample frosty, white head of about 1". The head shrinks, but never quite disappears, leaving a hearty pillow atop liquid gold. Bubbles from carbonation joyfully stream upwards along the side of the glass.
A delightful but pungent mix of nectarines and thick, peppery yeast swirl together in my nose. Phenolic cloves and the slightest touch of alcohol in the back.
Peppery cloves and hearty yeast mix with delicate nectarines, mango, and -- just as I imagined from the smell. I have to say that at first I was underwhelmed, but the flavors develop spectacularly, unraveling layers upon layers of complexity. The finish is thin, buts its laced with spices and cloves and a touch of hops. The aftertaste is powdery and a bit medicinally bitter. I can see why some may not like it, but I love it.
Its way thinner than expected, especially against comparable tripels. That being said, it is terrifically smooth, creamy and highly carbonated. It is an ethereal tripel -- not necessarily a bad thing, but a bit unexpected.
Very well put together: light, complex, practically heavenly. It's an unusual tripel in that it is light and highly carbonated. Nonetheless, it's really spectacular.
Drink before: Oct. 1, 2010
Price: $7.29 at D'Agostino's
06-02-2010 22:04:25 | More by BeerNemesis
4.7/5 rDev +8.8%
Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with a touch of haze. A bright white head starts out hefty and loudly fizzles down to a sturdy cap. Lots of bubbles from the heavy carbonation.
Smell: The aroma is subdued with a touch of fruit, a flowery note, and chalky yeast. Great balance between the different scents, as they blend together so well it's a bit hard to pick each one out.
Taste: Overall, the balance swings to the sweeter side, with fruity esters of pear, apple and banana. There's a peppery spiciness that hangs in the forefront. Hint of clove...hint of hops... The yeast brings a chalky, powdery flavor to the table. That same suggestion of a flowery character from the smell is here too. The different flavors are integrated really well, with no one flavor trying to take attention away from the others. A bit of tartness is present, from wheat being in the grain bill. Ends with a slight phenolic note, as well as a touch of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of medium with a highly carbonated mouthfeel that has a touch of creaminess. Like all of Unibroue's beers, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, only showing itself on the finish with a smooth dryness.
Drinkability: Damn good for it's strength. Not to sound like a broken record, but 'nobody' can hide alcohol like Unibroue. They make a 9%abv brew taste like a 5% brew, with only the aftereffect showing otherwise. Another great brew from Unibroue!
05-13-2003 22:21:31 | More by MJR
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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