La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
This beer pours a golden color with a huge thick white head that settles down quickly into a manageable size. This beer is highly carbonated like champagne and leaves belgian lace on the side of my glass. Aroma is malty sweet with plenty of fruitty esters and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is fruitty and spicy, clove with a hint of banana. Malt flavor is there in the taste and also a bit of hops to balance the bitterness. I wonder if this beer is spiced or if it is all from the yeast. Nice mouthfeel but a little to carbonated for my liking, however, once the beer breathes for awhile it dies down to a reasonable level. Good drinkability for the style and the abv but definately not a session beer.
12-28-2004 00:27:39 | More by zacharius
4.43/5 rDev +2.5%
Served in a corked bottle conditioned 750ml bottle with freshness date. Pours a cloudy straw color with a large frothy head and last a while. Smell has hints of fruits, some pear scent. Taste is well rounded with tastes of yeast, malt, fruit, and some slight acidity. Tastes great and has some warming effect from the 9% ABV. Mouthfeel is good, fills the tongue with flavors. Very drinkable.
02-15-2006 02:47:42 | More by gosurfobx
4.95/5 rDev +14.6%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Westmalle chalice.
A: Golden orange, somewhat hazy but glows translucently against a light. White head with large bubbles, which quickly dissipates to a thin film with a tighter ring around the chalice.
S: Citrusy (not grapefruit like an American Pale Ale but more lemony), with a note of honey and spices.
T: Begins with a sweet malt, then moves into a tart but balanced flavor with a slight hop bitterness and a noticeable prickliness from the high carbonation. Fades into a dry finish. Throughout, the phenolic character of the yeast strain is evident, but well-integrated.
M: Light, but somewhat viscous, like a well-carbonated honey might be.
D: Unbelievably quaffable. It has no hint of its quite high ABV.
Overall: In my view, the best abbey triple available in Ohio. Beers from Unibroue are usually found here in very good condition, unlike some of the true Belgians which sometimes sit on store shelves for months or longer with wide variations in storage temperature. This is simply an outstanding beer and the epitome of the style.
05-13-2006 01:42:52 | More by MCDuhamel
4.58/5 rDev +6%
Served in a generic tulip glass, left to warm at about 7-8 degrees Celsius (45 Fahrenheit).
Appearance: Pale orange / amber body. White head, very fizzy, quick to rise (about 1 finger tall) and quick to dissipate.
Smell: Floral, grassy, lighly fruity aromas with a huge celery smell (I'm surpised to be the first one to describe it that way... this is ...clearly celery!). I could hardly smell the alcohol and this only after a few sips, when I managed to shove my nose into the glass. Very well hidden!
Taste: Same as above, together with a distinct maltiness. There is a touch of sweetness and just a small hint of sourness (which is a good thing for me since I don't like the overwhelming sour taste in other tripels).
Mouthfeel: Very aggressive carbonation from start to finish. It almost forces you to drink in small sips (which is a good thing because I might want to just gulp it down otherwise!). Full, heavy body.
Drinkability: ...and yet the whole thing is so lovingly drinkable! You only sense the alcohol once you get up. Incredibly complex and yet delicate.
Extras: Combining the last sips with blue and cheddar cheese was a good idea!
05-24-2010 21:18:04 | More by patra7
4.4/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured into a glass and the drink had a faint gold color with a nice head that dissapated slowly. Smell is reminiscent of the other Unibroue lines I have tried not that I am complaining(fruity). The taste was excellent no aftertaste very smooth. I could definetly drink this again and recommend this to anyone who can find it
07-18-2007 03:34:19 | More by choyhosoi
4.28/5 rDev -0.9%
A brilliant pour, nice with a thin frothy head comprised of smallish white bubbles. The color is straw yellow/orange amzingly clear, I could actually view an upside down transposition of the spurs mavericks game in the convex of my snifter, kinda neat. The smell is faint, very little if any aroma for my nose, a bit of soft yeasty sugar and some grassy organic notes. The taste is a knock out, a great smooth, sweet fruity beginning, a nice flowing center where the alchohol becomes more pronounced but not overbearing, then a mildly dry finish gives way to the creamy yeast notes. Really good. The mouthfeel is very full and creamy...which is offset nicley by the tingle of carbonation that rises while to beer is in your mouth. An unbelievably drinkable masterpiece, almost quaffable at...what...9% abv...remeber to call a cab if you are out with this one.
05-20-2006 02:23:01 | More by hoffman
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Delightful. Unibroue is one of, if not the premium brewery in North America, IMHO, and La Fin is their premiere brew. Pours a cloudy golden, good lasting foam. Aroma contains tinges of apple, citrus, some lemon. Taste is crisp, clean, excellent fruitiness without cloying sweetness, light. Tasty and drinkable. Excellent paired with a meal of fish or chicken. The best feature of this ale is the way it covers a complete taste spectrum without heaviness or leaden weightiness. Unibroue's Maudite and Trois Pistoles are both close seconds.
06-14-2007 13:56:58 | More by bjoyce12
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
I've grown especially fond of Tripels. I've decided to ring in the New Year with this and Chimay. First, on with the review...
Poured a golden, cloudy copper color. Not too cloudy, but it isn't clear like a light beer.
Smell is absolute sweetness. Candylike.
Taste: I'm imagining this is what Homer Simpson was drinking when he said, "Mmmm beer." Sweet, but not overdone. Yeasty and bready finish.
Drinkability: This will be a regular in my fridge. Well, maybe not. I might save this for special occasions.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable brew. Delicious.
01-01-2008 00:38:24 | More by Deus1138
3.95/5 rDev -8.6%
A - Beautiful golden color, looks like wheat in the sun. Some minor lacing.
S - Very yeasty, but good.
T - Leaves a little to be desired, citrusy, but overall nothing lasting or memorable.
M - Carbonated a little too much for a tripel, in my opinion.
D - Would make a decent session beer, but not one to impress would-be beer buddies.
01-31-2009 21:31:05 | More by raoulduke37
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,036 ratings.