La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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4.35/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured 12 oz. bottle into my official La Fin du Monde tulip.
A: Medium dark golden and hazy. Pretty heavy carbonation pours into a 3 finger bubbly white head. Settles fairly quickly into a full layer of white foam leaving no cling as it does. Carbonation continues to rise. Spotty lacing pretty much retreats back into the body as you drink.
S: Yeast, light malt, banana, apple, and clove.
T: Very yeasty, light hoppiness, lightly sweet malty goodness with a subtle spice.
M: Light in the mouth. Yeast really introduces itself, then a light hop, sweet but pungent malt. Not a strong alcohol taste. Carbonation really brings the bouquet to the nose. Slightly dry finish, and not a strong aftertaste.
D: Outstanding drinkability. Great flavor, really easy drinkin'.
Great flavor, great nose, and great feel. Light on the palette, without sacrificing taste. No strong alcohol taste, despite the alcohol content. Really subdued aftertaste, makes you to want to drink more to get back to that yeasty goodness. This is a really great quaff.
01-04-2009 04:59:19 | More by bmwats
4/5 rDev -7.4%
I poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. The beer pours a hazy gold with a fluffy white head. The head does not stay around long and does not leave any lacing. The aroma is fruity and spicy. The flavor is full of esters and spices. The beer is a medium bodied sipper that hides its alcohol well. IMO the beer is a bit overrated. While it is a solid triple I do not think it is that much better than some of the other triples I have enjoyed.
01-03-2009 21:44:21 | More by bonkers
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
My first Unibroue! Might as well be La Fin Du Monde. I figured it was high time I reviewed some Top 100 beers, so I made a haul specifically geared towards that.
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass. Golden in color, with a head that lasted for a bit. Smell is yeasty with fruity tones. Also a noticeable hop bitterness. Taste is very complex. Fruit, spices, hop bitterness, alcohol. Amazing! I've never had a tripel before and this was a great introduction! Medium body. Very drinkable. The alcohol is very well masked, it's definitely there, but not unpleasant by any stretch of the imagination.
01-03-2009 09:13:48 | More by Mistofminn
2.48/5 rDev -42.6%
Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.
A- Cloudy orange/yellow color with about two-three finger lengths of head.
S- Has a sweet fruity scent kinda hoppy as well.
T- Very bitter. Kind of sour. Not well balanced. Very strong fruit flavoring. The alcohol is not well hidden at all.
M- Too bitter and sour. Not smooth at all.
D- Can't drink more than one. Had trouble getting the one I had down.
Overall I'm disappointed in this beer. Had heard great things about it, but I just don't like it. Not really a fan of this style.
01-03-2009 03:41:47 | More by Bagman007
4.78/5 rDev +10.6%
The primary flavor is a well balanced hoppy mixture, and the aftertaste draws out the threads of the spice. The flavor is rich enough to enjoy the layered apsect for the first sip, and balanced well enough to enjoy it through to the last sip.
I continue to try other Belgians and wheats, but I am not sure I will find a better flavor that continues to the end of the bottle.
01-03-2009 02:51:00 | More by Trajega
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured a golden and hazy with a billowing head that dissipated into a thin head with nice lacing. I think I smelled a sour aroma with definite yeast as well. I defintiely tasted a citrus flavor with a slightly spicy characteristic. The mouthfeel was lively with a mild dryness. Really enjoyed this beer and will go back to it from time to time. Definitely a sipper at 9%
01-01-2009 15:43:30 | More by cpn920
4.2/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours pale, cloudy yellow into a goblet; the head is high, thin, white, and doesn't last, though enough lingers to leave lacing down the glass. The smell is straw, grain, fruit, and alcohol. The taste is biscuity, with some banana or papaya notes, giving way to a sharp alcohol burn followed by lingering hop bitterness. It's nicely carbonated, and thick enough to fill the mouth well without sticking in the throat. It's a sipper, for sure, but goes down quite pleasantly. A fine beer, though not my favorite of the style.
12-31-2008 04:00:08 | More by gory4d
4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
Appearance - Pours a golden honey with a thick, pillowy head. The half inch head eventually recedes, leaving beautiful bands of lacing around the glass. The carbonation is moderate to high and gives the beer a lively lift.
Smell - A mix of sweet citrus and some fruit notes.
Taste - Delicious sweet, spicy flavors entertain the palate.
Mouthfeel - A very smooth beer that flows through the mouth with great carbonation, but feels thinner than it tastes.
Drinkability - Drinking this all night would not be a problem, at least until the next morning. A deceptively easy to drink beer.
12-31-2008 02:02:15 | More by Aenema
4.4/5 rDev +1.9%
A - Cloudy gold/yellow, thick foamy head which lasted nicely with some good lacing
S - Oranges, pears, peaches, yeast and a little alcohol
T - Sweet and fruity up front, then cloves, a little bitterness, and leaves a fruity flavor on the tongue - oranges, pears just like the nose.
M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, warming from the alcohol. The taste is complex and offers a few different phases from the point where it hits your mouth to the point where the taste fades away. Excellent drinking experience!
D - You'd never know this was 9%. Very smooth and enjoyable.
12-30-2008 00:37:17 | More by smedley
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
A very reputable Belgian brew that I choose this afternoon at the Southlake Central Market. The beer pours a nice wispy head that I am rather impressed by. The head slowly disappated living a small opaque trace of lace down the sides of the glass.
A very nice wheat smell is the sense that I get for the aroma of this beer, almost like a hefe. The color is a nice yellow, with a small amount of haze.
The taste was slightly bitter as it went down, but the aftertaste had a pleasant sweetness. A fine flavor for a Belgian Tripel. The taste and the color make the high ABV of this beer slightly amazing.
12-26-2008 19:56:01 | More by rgrholmes168
4.13/5 rDev -4.4%
La Fin Du Monde...the end of the world! Well, you could do worse then downing one of these if the end were coming. Once again, Unibroue produces another fine brew (I have got to make it up there one of these days).
Poured from a standard bottle into a pint glass. Nice golden color with an impressive head that hung around for a bit.
Nice yeasty smell that made me more then ready to get started.
Very smooth up front, with a bit of bite at the back end. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering. A fine tripel.
Not too thin, not too think. Definitely lingers for a few minutes, which is a good thing.
A bit dangerous, if you ask me...such a good tasting brew, yet it is stronger then you would think. I could go through the entire four pack if I wasn't paying attention.
I would highly recommend this selection. Not quite a St Bernardus tripel, but a very nice runer up.
12-24-2008 06:08:46 | More by mfreire212
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Reviewed from notes.
Thanks again Kasi for this fantastic treat. Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml into an over-sized wine glass. Firm pour yields a 1/4 inch of bright white head. Spotty lace at best. Head falls quickly, color is a dull cloudy orange amber.
Nose- Peaches, pears, some sweetness. A nice bit of yeast. Little bit of booze, and perhaps a mild hop profile.
Palate- Pear, apples, a lite sweetness. Dry, some pepper. Signature unibroue yeast. Mild lemon zest, nice bitterness in the finish. Slightly dry.
Mouthfeel- Zesty, active, finishes dry.
Drinkablility- I only wish the bottle was bigger.
12-23-2008 03:02:36 | More by Kraken
4.7/5 rDev +8.8%
Poured a 3 finger head with nice lacing and a head that covered the brew until the end. The color was a mildly cloudy straw gold with active beading. I was able to swirl up a nice froth at any given time.
Smell has some vanilla, clove spiciness, with mild yeasty funk and bubble gum with some fruity esters. The hops are low-key and balance this baby out beautifully.
Taste is incredible. Smooth and creamy with an abundance of flavors. Well blended fruity esters with mild hop character. It tastes like a wit on steroids, with some tripel characteristics. The alcohol seems non-existent until you polish off a bottle. The flavor coats the palate, begging for more.
Savor this one and drink it leisurely or just buy another and start a session. That 9% ABV creeps up on you because this is one sweet brew and I could definitely drink these all day! Without a doubt, this is a world class beer.
12-21-2008 22:29:42 | More by BierBrawlinator
4.6/5 rDev +6.5%
Bottle poured into glass.
Appearance: Beer is cloudy light orange. Head is off white. Head dissolves fairly quickly. Good lacing.
Smell Wow a very nice fruity smell. Close to peach in my opinion. Clove smell with some yeast. Spicy.
Taste This is a complex beer. I get clove for sure. Spicey taste. Some fruitness flavors also come out. Not a lot of bitterness on the finish but a touch of it. This beer is fun to drink because of the abundance of really nice flavors. In my opinion this is world class.
Mouthfeel medium to light carbonation, complex and cremy very nice.
Drinkability Very Very hard not to drink to fast. Can't down it to fast at 9% but I want to.
12-21-2008 02:16:27 | More by mattffrost
3.63/5 rDev -16%
750mL bottle. This brew is a slightly hazy gold with a small, white, big-bubbled head that vanishes almost instantly. The aroma is banana bubble gum, chardonnay or blanc de noir, and vanilla. There is a sour twang in the nose from the yeast and light grass from the hops. It is slick and medium-bodied and fizzy like champagne. There is the warmth of alcohol at the end of the flavor. As just about all the Unibroue offerings, the flavor has a great balance between sweet, sour and bitter. The flavor starts like the aroma and gets spicy like cardamom or something. It then develops a musty noble grape character. It has a medium-length aftertaste of alcohol. This is quite unique. It certainly has wine-like qualities.
(rated Feb 26, 2007)
12-20-2008 06:21:05 | More by yesyouam
4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured a wonderful goldish yellow coloration beer and came with a nice amount of foam. The sweet malt gives a great taste that was overwelming greatness that is just a makes it a wonderful flavoring. Overall it is a great beer to enjoy as the zest of lemon and pale malts just creates a wonderful impression.
12-20-2008 04:43:09 | More by Tolnik
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Appearance: Lovely golden with a healthy but not excessive carbonation, a rich creamy head no doubt from some wheat malt.
Smell: Sweet citrus faint zest and esters, sweet malt.
Taste: One of the most perfectly balanced beers I've ever had. Lemon zest up front mixed with a perfect amount of perhaps pale malt a touch of hops to referee, esters there, a little clove and a rush of warming alcohol to clear out the cobwebs.
Mouthfeel: Smooth as satin.
Drinkability: I could drink this until the end of the world...
12-18-2008 00:13:44 | More by Stonebreaker
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
750ml poured into a tulip glass.
Pours a cloudy light orange/gold color with a two finger cloudy white head with amazing retention and thick lacing that coats the glass. Aromas of banana, ginger, vanilla and some spicy hops. Banana, clove, pepper, ginger, curaco flavors combine with a strong malt flavor with some alcohol warmth. Highly carbonated, medium bodied, this is a sparkling mouth coating beer. Very smooth and well balanced, the alcohol warmth is noticeable but mellow allowing for easy drinking.
If you want to turn someone on to this brewery, this is the beer to do it with.
12-17-2008 18:34:08 | More by scottg
4.6/5 rDev +6.5%
12oz bottle poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip. Pours a huge white head that leaves a thick sticky lace on the glass. The color is a pale yellow color with no transparency.
The aroma is filled with a zesty yeast and clove aroma. Their is also a phenolic aroma along with the clove and some light banana aroma.
The taste is wonderful as it starts with a clove spice and alcohol warmth. The malt kicks in with some really nice sweetness and a dryness from the fruit flavour and finishes with the yeast taste.
Their is a nice creamy feel to this beer with a good amount of carbonation. This is a tremendous beer which I could drink all night.
12-17-2008 03:38:51 | More by Hokies
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of estery pepper, cloves, citrus, and orange with a tropical fruit salad aroma coming through.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with that signature spicy tropical fruit. There is also a vanilla cream flavor that comes through in the taste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly spiced with spritzy carbonation tickling the tongue.
12-17-2008 02:01:50 | More by weeare138
4.35/5 rDev +0.7%
Simply an excellent beer. Pours cloudy gold with a fat white head. Aroma is full of yeast and spice, with some lighter fruits. Perfect balance of malt, yeast, and spcie in the taste, with some hops for a nice bite in the end. One of the best, putting a lot of the brewed-in-Beligiums to shame
12-16-2008 19:09:28 | More by magictrokini
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured into a snifter.
A-A very yeast-hazy deep golden beer, it glows ominously (and beautifully) when held to light. 2 cm dull-white head slowly reduces to very little. The carbonation is visibly evident from the intense bubbling on the pour.
S-Sweetish with clove-like phenols. A spicey citrus character.
T-An overall very malty brew. Clove-like characters join a distinct spiciness over a hard-to-define fruitiness (perhpas some mild citrus among many others). A very definite yeasty and bready character from the bottle conditioning. Finishes spicy and clean.
M-Appropriately high carbonation. Medium-heavy body. A slight alcoholic feel, but not at all harsh; instead, quite smooth and enjoyable.
D-I need this one again! It's one of the more enjoyable Belgian brews that in which I have partaken. It's a very fun beer to drink and makes me excited to drink more high-quality Belgian ales.
12-15-2008 21:54:21 | More by CHSLBrew
3.93/5 rDev -9%
12 oz bottled September 3rd, 2008. My first Canadian review!
A - Huge white head that dissipates quickly over a murky yellow-colored brew. Plenty of carbonation and attractive lacing. A lot lighter than I was expecting from a tripel.
S - Yeast, lemon peel, cloves, with a hint of malt sweetness in the background. There is a good depth of spices and floral notes - it has more in common with some of the good German hefeweizens than with some Belgian tripels. Actually reminds me of a cross between a saison and a hefe...
T - Sweet at the nose, but gets more savory as it passes through the mouth. There's a sharp bite at the top of the palate, likely from the high ABV. A mix of cloves, honeys, spices and yeast - reminds me of a less sweet and more boozy version of Cynicale.
M - Crisp, refreshing, and bubbly - a little champagne like. I was a little surprised by how thin it was for something so strong - it definitely could be creamier and more full-bodied.
D - Not a style that I'd want to pound for an evening, although at 9% there isn't a huge risk of that happening. This is more of a change of pace beer for me.
I remember liking this a lot more in the past, but maybe that was because I hadn't been exposed to the wide variety of US and Belgian brews that I know now. It's not my favorite Unibroue - prefer Maudite, Trois Pistole, and Terrible.
12-15-2008 05:55:50 | More by MasterSki
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured into a large wine glass from a 12 oz. bottle, this brew shows a hazy orange/golden color with a nice half inch head. Offers decent retention and a pleasant light carbonation that makes for a steady surface ring and artsy lacing on the glass.
Slightly sweet on the nose with notes of apple and pear, along with a subtle hint of spice, peppery clove/cinnamon in nature. Tiny bit of sourness from the yeast.
Taste matches the nose well with a malty sweetness initially, followed by notes of summer fruit and finishing with a lingering spice close. Not overpowering in the malts like some of the style. Offers a rich texture for a Tripel and is quite intriguing.
Decent but not over the top carbonation and a nice medium rich complex body make for a smooth feel and drink. Lot's of wheat and subsuquent haze for the style, a Belgian Wheatwiine of sorts.
Better results from 12 oz. bottles vs. a corked 750 ml. in this case, which is a bit at odds compared to most.
12-14-2008 20:26:42 | More by HalfFull
4.15/5 rDev -3.9%
I guess I saved the best Unibroue for last. I bought 8 different Unibroue 12 oz singles and finally I can drink one and say I absolutely enjoyed it.
Pours a nice cloudy yellow with a think wisp of a head. Smell is spicy with a clove/banana type of aroma. Taste is very reminiscent of a Hefe, but a tad spicier and beefier. 9% ABV is well hidden and this has superior drinkability. A great beer, I liked this one a lot.
12-14-2008 18:45:09 | More by oriolesfan4
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,065 ratings.