La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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Ratings: 7,990 | Reviews: 2,722 | Display Reviews Only:
4.43/5 rDev +2.5%
Bottle picked up from Harris Teeter in Charlottesville, VA. Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, gorgeous, even white head, big spritzy bubbles comin' on up, and mild retention.
Aroma: Very soft and yeasty. Some fruity esters that aren't sharp or sweet. Yeast, spices, yeast spices, and phenols - cloves aplenty!
Taste: The nose (i.e., yeast notes, fruity esters, some spices) + a lot of dry tartness, a few other spices and nondescript esters, and a smooth alcohol in the finish. Well-crafted.
Mouthfeel: Flawlessly even and effervescent - high carbonation and large bubbles doesn't stop it from being fantastic. It's perfectly uniform, with a huge amount of that Belgian "evaporation" action. Unique.
Drinkability: Very balanced, dry, complex, with high (though well hidden) alcohol. A classic tripel, and one that any self-respecting beer drinker should seek out at least once.
07-22-2008 01:10:28 | More by CrellMoset
3.73/5 rDev -13.7%
750 ML corked bottle. Pours a dark hazy straw color. Sweet and sticky beer. Tastes like vanilla cake,citrus,apple, and bread. Very bubbly. Light bitterness on the finish. Good Triple but not the greatest. I'd take the Maudite or Trois Pistoles over this one.
07-21-2008 22:04:58 | More by gonzo46and2
4.55/5 rDev +5.3%
A- Opague deep gold color with a light foamy white head.
S- Smells fruity with a hint of yeast.
T- This beer is complex. Both the fruitness and yeast present them selfs in the begining with a surprising hop bittering at the end. The smell made me believe this beer would be sweeter but it finishes nice and dry. Overall this beer is really really good.
M- Alot of carbonation comes though massaging the tounge and a medium body.
D- This beer is a great end to a day but because of its strength I wouldnt drink too many at one sitting.
Everyone should try this beer at least once.
07-19-2008 01:33:23 | More by ItMakesMeHappy
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
This beer has quite a pedigree so I'll try to do it some justice.
This was a 750ml bottle consumed in a plain tulip glass.
Appearance: Orange honey with some gold, frothy creamy head
Smell: vanilla, ripe pears, spicy hops, citrus
Taste/Mouthfeel: alcohol, pears, banana and other fruit, hoppy finish and bitter towards the end
So, I need to work on this one. It is a superb beer with immense complexity and I don't think my words scratched the surface of its being. I'll try at this one again in the future.
07-14-2008 23:13:25 | More by ClavisAurea
4.58/5 rDev +6%
Gotta love Québec!
Beer poured a dark-hazy orange-yellow, very deep hue. Smelled of fruits, cloves, and earthy spiced grains. The taste was majestic! It tasted slightly of either orange or fig, with a peppery undertone, perhaps some coriander, as well? I think there was a hint of ester of banana too. The alcohol bite was hidden well, smooth and effervescent with champagne-like bubbles. my favorite Unibroue, is still either Quelquechose or Ephémère, however. That takes nothing away from this one though.
07-11-2008 05:14:27 | More by TwinSox33
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
12oz bottle pours into my glass a hazy golden yellow with a massive three finger head of creamy foam that billows up in the glass. Super fast moving active carbonation rushes up the side. Seems a tad bit over carbonated. Aromas start with spicy grains and light fruity aromas as well. Banana and apple are present along with clove and pepper. Earthy yeastiness about it. Quite robust, it almost smells creamy. Nice.
First sip brings a malty sweetness upfront that quickly give way to a ton of spicy, fruity flavors. Banana notes mingle with clove and pepper accents. The house yeast really shines through here with an earthy aspect to it as well. Flows down and finishes with peach and lemon accents, quite creamy with only a hint of alcohol. Tasty triple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good creaminess. Carbonation is quite fast paced as it rushes down with each sip. Overall, a very enjoyable triple that also packs a bit of a punch as well. A couple bottles and I'd be feeling quite nice.
07-11-2008 00:20:34 | More by orbitalr0x
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Does this beer pour pretty or what? A tulip glass really gets a fat creamy white head. Pretty opaque burnt orange color.
Nose is huge. Super-yeasty Belgian funk. I get some spicy watermelon, cloves...maybe a bit of freshly chopped jalepeno?
Taste is much the same, which is good. A fine example of a beer tasting like it smells. Cloves, yeasts, hints of bubble gum. Belgian goodness from Canada, eh? Reminds me of Pranqster, but smoother. Nicely carbonated, mouthfeel is perfect! The 9% is welcome and you wouldn't want anything less.
Highly recommended, there is always room for this beer in my fridge.
07-10-2008 04:56:57 | More by twiggamortis420
4.68/5 rDev +8.3%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue tulip glass.
Pours a cloudy golden color with two finger bubbly white head. Settles to a centimeter thick head.
Aroma is yeasty, spicy tones, candi sugar, some breadiness.
This brew is bursting with flavor. I'm detecting mostly spicy notes, but also a sweet fruitiness. Finishes a bit bitter on the tongue and leaves it tingling with spice.
Mouthfeel is medium-light and crisp, yet still smooth.
This is one of my favorite tripels. Unibroue makes some great beer and this is another winner. For 9% ABV it's so drinkable it's dangerous.
07-09-2008 22:03:30 | More by roadhouse
4.7/5 rDev +8.8%
wow...that is a damn good beer. i figured when i got this in a variety pack it would not amount to anything special. i was wrong. this beer poured nice with a medium yellow color. excellent three inch head that settled to about three quarters of an inch. nice fruity aroma. the taste oh the taste. nice fruit with malt balance. yes you can taste the alcohol but it is balanced perfectly with the taste. nice lacing down the glass.
suckem up and movem out.
07-09-2008 12:25:27 | More by giblet
4.72/5 rDev +9.3%
La Fin Du Monde, The end of the world.
The pour is almost perfection. Hazed completely through. Color from pear yellow on the bottom to a richer goldish yellow to the top. Magnificent white foamy head. Lively brew, watch the pour.
Aroma of sweet fruit and yeast. Clove and lovely spicy goodness. Peppery spicy notes round out the aroma.
Wow, flavor is awesome. Sweet spiced flavor lively carbonation makes for a magnificent brew. Very light and crisp flavors echoes the aroma left in the nose.
Mouth feel is so very smooth light and crisp.Very impressive for a bigger brew.
Wonderfully drinkable. Absolutely enjoy every sip.
07-06-2008 00:18:53 | More by kzoobrew
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
The beer pours a cloudy yellow golden color with an inch of nice white foam on top. The aroma and the taste is definitely Belgian. Fruit, clove, yeast, and sweet malt in the nose. Those same characteristics blend into the slightly medium bodied palate. Malty, fruity, and sweet up front complemented by cloves. This follows through to peppery alcohol notes in the finish along with a light layer of hops. A good beer. One of my favorite tripels, complex but not too sweet.
07-02-2008 00:20:02 | More by BeardedBoffin
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
Served in a "Tulip"
When I opened the bottled the beer began to flow out of the bottle.
At first a large head developed, but slowly it became smaller and smaller. Eventually a layer, 1 cm thick, remained.
The beer has a misty yellow colour with some nice pearly carbonation running along the glass.
The scent is exceptional! Modest but rich. The elements I was able to recognize where: sweet alcohol, prune, pineapple, banana and grapes. It has a wine like flair.
It tastes as expected: well balanced, luxurious, but modest. Strong fruit taste: banana, peach and some yeast. Slight alcohol present.
The aftertaste is dry. Dried fruit. Lingers on endlessly.
Very drinkable! I wish Unibroue would import some more
06-30-2008 17:04:00 | More by Bierschenker
4.45/5 rDev +3%
A. 2006 Vintage. Poured into a Chimay Goblet from a 12 oz. bottle. Appears hazy yellow with some yeast sediment. A nice 2 finger head forms and recedes slightly. Some lace forms.
S. Smells of sweet fruits and malt. Banana and clove in the background inviting me in.
T. A flavorful punch in the face. Fruity esters and malts in the forefront. Floral hops are there to balance it.
M. Medium and smooth. Its so smooth its almost creamy. Lightly carbonated and delicious.
D. Very enjoyable, have had it before and will have it again. The 9% is well masked.
06-29-2008 01:34:53 | More by Stinkypuss
District of Columbia
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
12 oz bottle, approaching a year old, been kept refrigerated, poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Hazy, golden yellow color with steady carbonation that is very hard to see through the murk. Very retentive off white, with very little lacing, just a few streaks.
S: Very sweet, spicy and touch of medicinal like alcohol. Ripe fruit, sugars, the typical Unibroue yeastiness, along with some clove and pepper, but big on the sweet and spice (cinnamon, etc).
T: Starts off a very sweet, spicy flavor up front and never really lets up as some more earthiness comes in and the carbonation hits you. Clove, pepper, banana, ripe fruit, yeast flavors all hit in the middle. Not much of an alcohol presence. The sweetness dominates, but is perfectly balanced by the spice.
M: Like a Unibroue beer, you know what to expect, tons of carbonation over a medium body but still very smooth. Finish is very sweet and candy like.
D: Easiest drinking Triple I've had. I think I still prefer Maudite and Trois Pistoles over this beer personally, but as far as Triples go, this is easily one of my favorites.
06-26-2008 03:01:38 | More by yourefragile
4/5 rDev -7.4%
I can't believe i never reviewed one of these yet, BBD 10-10-10, pours a cloudy yellow-gold w/ a white head that sticks around for a little while before coating my snifter with broken lacing ; a bready malt and cracker-like aroma laden w/ hot spice, some fruity esters, floral hops and alcohol present as well ; spicy, tart and bready taste up front, well balanced w/ hops, a bit metallic w/ a semi-dry, peppery and alcoholic finish ; a rich, creamy med.-full body, abundence of co2 ; a great beer, drinkable as hell for a 9% ABV tripel, tho the "Unibroue spice" gets to be a bit much in this one after a while compared to their other brews, i still love it...
06-21-2008 21:18:59 | More by animal69
4.22/5 rDev -2.3%
A: beautiful golden straw hue with a thick delicious long lasting head but had weak lacing down the glass.
S: Smelled of fresh cut straw with a diluted orange juice smell, great malt aromas crown the rest of the brew.
T: Has a butter creme taste with dried banana and definitely a strong alcohol taste in the back.
M/D: Highly carbonated and a high alcohol feel light and easily drinkable as very pleasurable to drink.
06-21-2008 03:37:32 | More by Kemmerlin
4.55/5 rDev +5.3%
A: A lightly hazy goldenrod with a rocky, creamy, thick white head that settles slowly to a nice covering and leaves some faint lace patterns on the glass.
S: Oranges, pears, green apples, cloves, light pepper spice from the alcohol. Bold, complex, and wonderful.
T&M: Peppery alcohol, some light fruits (pear and apple from the nose), phenolic and medicinal flavors, clove. Flavor could be a bit stronger, but that's only a minor complaint. Lighter body with a brisk, bubbly carbonation that creates a nice effect, though I would appreciate a bit more creaminess.
D: 9% hurts a bit, but it's still flavorful, crisp, and refreshing. Really a wonderful spring or summertime beer.
06-17-2008 02:58:50 | More by BamaBeerBuff
4.65/5 rDev +7.6%
Poured into a snifter
A - Hazy golden amber with a huge white head. A pretty bold appearance, for sure. Not much lacing.
S - Bold fruit aromas and yeast dominate. Pear and banana. Clove. A strong and inviting aroma profile.
T&M - Very complex malt flavor profile, a hint of yeast, and spice. Herbal hops, fruit, and malts finish. A carbonation bite is mixed in., but doesn't even come close to covering up the bold flavors. Medium to full bodied. Smooth with a clean finish. 9% abv, but iI can't taste a drop of alcohol.
D - Great flavor makes this easy to drink. THowever, high abv and the body is capable of being filling. Still, it's so good that it's still fairly easy to drink
06-17-2008 02:57:39 | More by AmishT
4.78/5 rDev +10.6%
The pour is a hazy golden color with a nice fluffy white head.
The smell is very floral with hints of fruits, mostly citrus. Also a bit of buttered biscuits as well.
The taste is initially a mix of tropical fruit with slight floral hints coming through. There is also the presence of cloves and other spices I can't put a finger on. The finish is a blend of yeast that is warmed very slightly by the alcohol.
The mouthfeel is light and pleasantly light and fizzy.
This is an amazing brew overall. Very complex smells and flavors are found with every sip. Even towards the end of the glass I struggle to connect what I am tasting to other tastes and smells so I'm just going to give up and simply say that this is an excellent example of a tripel that I would gladly have any time.
06-17-2008 01:45:19 | More by penguinjive7
4.65/5 rDev +7.6%
A: hazy golden straw color. slightly cloudy. snow white 1 finger head, not overwhelming, just right! effervescence very noticeable. lacing only begins halfway down the glass but sticks nicely decorating the glass with some sticky white curtains.
S: strong fruity esters - somewhat citrusy mostly banana, smells bready. nice clove spicing balanced with the sweetness of the malt and casual yeasty tones. slight phenolic aroma lingers.
T: Definitely tastes like a Tripel and a fine example at that! The flavor really comes out just before that list sip is swallowed. Tastes like sweet banana biscuits seasoned with an array of spices. Slight citrus tones, malty yet not too sweet.
M: Similar to Unibroue's other offerings in that your mouth becomes a playground for this beer. There's something about their beers that just feels so right and so good in your mouth. Nice warming as it goes down...very clean and smooth...almost creamy.
D: Given the 9.0% ABV this one will knock you out fairly quickly if you're not paying attention. Incredibly flavorful, and incredibly dangerous. I'd be willing to risk it just to keep tasting it!
06-16-2008 05:21:39 | More by julian
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
A- possibly the most active head i've ever seen, it writhes around and twitches as if it were made of up millions of tiny living creatures, maybe maggots, but in a beautiful way, with a sound way louder than rice krispies could ever dream of. what was once a huge head settles quickly to a very lathered disk. the body is a barely translucent golden apricot color, i wish the head could have lasted longer. even after the foam is nothing but a thin ring, bubbles continue to rise along the edges and in a thick stream up the center, bulging up the brew like some volcanic vent far beneath the surface of a golden alien ocean, hissing and fizzing continuously. that for me, makes up for the quick dissipation.
S- very fruity and spicy aroma. a hint of clove, cardamom, grains of paradise, and other unknown exotic treasures from the far east. ripe pear, red apple, banana, mango, and melon with a lemon, orange & grapefruit peel citric tartness. every time i swirl my tulip, i'm presented with another level of bouquet, this time very floral white lilies and sweet orange blossom honey, all the while with underlying sweet clove and allspice, mace, and coriander. an absolutely fascinating aroma.
T- taste is no slouch either. this time the 'juicy' fruits are pushed toward the back and banana, clove, allspice, ginger, and white pepper, with a soft bubblegum taste fluttering around are in the spotlight. thickly sweet from the obvious use of candi sugar, the sheer fruitiness and spiciness of the yeasts alone keeps the sweetness in check, but near the end some grassy hops take the field and back up the spices. with such strong and complex yeast flavors, it's difficult to find any evidence of malt but for a soft pale grain taste well into the finish. letting the brew sit on my tongue for awhile reveals a the taste of the water used, fresh, stoney, and slightly metallic. profoundly complex with very nice overall flavor.
MF- juicy and viscous, candi sugar really lending a big hand to the body. tight prickling carbonation dances all over my mouth in a lively calliope of nearly musical bubbles. residual sugars still seem to take hold despite the cleansing effervescence.
D- overly drinkable, way to tasty and perfumey to even put the glass down, this could easily have me wandering toward the end of the earth and forgetting my way home. potent stuff, and the alcohol is extremely well hidden.
06-16-2008 00:14:16 | More by hustlesworth
4.72/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured a beautiful cloudy pale gold. With a vigorous pour the head was hearty but dissipated quickly without any lace.
It has a strong floral bouquet highlighted with hints of citrus.
You could really taste the orange peel but it is balanced with a pleasant slightly sour aftertaste.
The light carbonation is very crisp and starts sharp on the tongue and slowly softens.
Overall an incredibly easy drinking beer. A beautiful mix of sweet and sour with that delightful crispness.
06-14-2008 15:30:25 | More by soultrain19
4.88/5 rDev +13%
Presentation: It was poured from a 750ml bottle that is corked and caged into a chalice.
Appearance: It has a hazy body with a light golden amber color with a pale orange hue. The head is smooth, thick and creamy with good retention. It has a creamy off white color and it leaves behind soft lacing as it is slowly sipped down to the bottom of the glass.
Smell: The aroma is full and fruity. There is sweet orange citrus and spicy character with a big hit of yeast and tropical fruits like pineapple.
Taste/Mouth feel: It has a sweet rich and fruity malt and yeast flavor up front. Tropical fruit like pineapple and guava are noted. Soft spices come out and the alcohol starts to warm things up. Hops add a light citrus and leafy flavor before the yeast comes back out and turns powdery and slightly dry in the slow lingering finish. The texture is smooth and creamy with perfect carbonation for the medium body.
Notes: Outstanding and wonderfully complex with great drinkability.
06-13-2008 05:58:08 | More by generallee
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde pours a dense opaque peach with a short fuzzy head. The smell is medium to strong of yeast. I don't typically like yeasty beer, but this has a fabulously smooth and slightly sweet yeast like flavor. Mouthfeel is really good, sporting a silky smooth feel that changes into a very unique foam like character with a swish. Overall this was quite enjoyable the whole way through. A good standard for what a yeasty flavored beer should be.
06-12-2008 20:33:34 | More by AMo
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
This pours a pretty golden-orange, fairly clear, not a lot of head. Aroma is malty with a strong hint of citrus. Flavor is strong and malty and has some hoppy hints. Finish is smooth and refreshing. This is an insidious beer, though, as you don't taste the alcohol, so it can sneak up on you.
06-10-2008 03:18:58 | More by Cyberkedi
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,990 ratings.