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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,790 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,790
Reviews: 2,714
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 328
Gots: 734 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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vtfan77

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy gold with a gigantic fluffy white head. Chunks of lacing stick to the sides of the glass as the head ever so slowly dissipates. A big column of bubbles rises constantly from the bottom of my Duvel tulip to join that massive head. A sight to behold.

S- Very yeasty. Tart lemon and lime smells come up to greet the nose. Sweet malt backs the yeast to create a near heavenly aroma.

T- Oh yeah, that's the stuff. More sweet malt with that fantastic yeast character. Clove melds with those sweet citrus flavors to create a wonderful taste. A bit of a metallic flavor comes into play at times, although the alcohol does not. Next to no bitterness on the finish, although a little might have been nice in order to balance out the sweetness. Not that I'm complaining...

M- Carbonation is high but not too high; mouthfeel is light to medium and fluffy, but also a little creamy at times.

D- Very high. The only thing limiting it is the high alcohol. And maybe the sweetness a little bit.

Fantastic beer. With my admittedly brief experience with Belgian-style ales, I have to say that I've come to the conclusion that not much beats a great BSPA. This one is fantastic. Highly, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2007 04:28:11 | More by vtfan77
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StarSAELS

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered at Taco Mac in Peachtree City, GA.

Unbelievable. The two friends I was with were looking for guidance and in the mood for something hoppy, so I pointed them at Rogue Dead Guy Ale. I initially ordered a different Abbey ale, but they were out of it, so I looked at La Fin du Monde and said, "Sure, I'll try that for $5!" Unbelievable.

A: Pours a cloudy whitish yellow with a thick, yeasty, off-white head that just wouldn't go down. Swirling the yeast at the bottom and pouring it into the tulip reinforced the head with a rich, almost syrupy foam. I couldn't let all of that fall into the beer. I took a little taste of it. Freakin' awesome!

S: So good I made everybody else at the table smell the spicy hops and fruity malts and the lemony-orangey citrus. This serving got its fair share of swirling,let me tell you...

T: Man, with the hops and the malts battling it out, they made quite a ruckus on the ol' taste and olfactory senses. The flavor is well-balanced and subtle. It's like watching a show with so much going on that you have to watch it two or three times before you see everything. That yeasty goodness and wild spices delicately mask the 9% abv. You don't taste it, but you feel it when you stand up!

M: Smoothy and creamy, a long dry finish that became a little more bitter and a bit drier as the beer warmed.

D: Put this on my Wants list...

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2007 03:55:07 | More by StarSAELS
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fank2788

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle marked best before 11/09 served in a snifter
This beer pours a very nice pale straw gold color with a thick 2 finger pure white head. The head falls a bit but can be quickly called back by swirling the glass leaving tons of lace. The smell is dominated by the Unibroue yeast with a bit of summer fruit underneath. There seems to be three separate taste "phases" with this beer. First there is a lot of sweetness with orange and tangerine flavors. Second, a good deal of bitterness from the hops and a touch of warmth from the alcohol is noticed, both of these flavors are subtle but they do enough to balance the sweetness. Lastly, I get nice tart lemon along with a bit of grain and peppery spice. A bit of clove and banana are present throughout. The mouthfeel is good medium body with lively carbonation, a powdery dry finish and a pleasant aftertaste. Drinkability ranks very high interesting complexity with hidden alcohol makes this highly quaffable. If the end of the world were imminent I would be drinking a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2007 01:40:46 | More by fank2788
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty nice beer, don't get me wrong, but I've tried it numerous times and still don't think it lives up to the hype. It's pretty with a tall white head and hazy straw yellow body.It smelled sweet and spicy (corriander) with a similar flavor. I just find the flavor to fall flat, I get some, but not a great complexity out of it. Still, it's very easy to drink and with little hint of the alcohol. I'd probably go for Duvel instead of this though.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 17:11:48 | More by tempest
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this at Brewhaus in downtown Springfield. Served in the bottle with a small footed pint glass...I like how they let you pour your own beer the way that you want.

A - Awesome 12 oz bottle with a picture of what I at first thought was Pangaea, but then realized that La Fin Du Monde means "the end of the world" sop why would they put a picture of the beginning of the world on the bottle. Turns out it's actually a disembodied picture of Quebec. As for the beer, it's a creamy golden hue that is very hazy and supports a nice thick 2 finger white head. The head is very tight looking as stays around for the duration.

S - Dark fruits, honey, dusty yeast, outdoorsy aromas, and melon. Gloriously complex and very typically "Belgian."

T - Honey drenched melons, dates, and cantaloupe. Yeasty powdery outdoorsy flavors clearly identify this as a Belgian style beer. Soft and round hop profile keeps things from getting too sweet...although this is markedly sweeter than Duvel. I don't taste any alcohol whatsoever. This is remarkably tasty.

M - Extremely full and thick in the mouth....like honey. Chewy and dusty with moderate carbonation helping to further increase the sensation of fullness. No hint of the whopping 9 & ABV either.

D - Excellent. If it weren't for the high price tag, I would drink this all the time. 9% be damned...this thing did kick my ass at the end of the night however, so watch out.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 11:59:57 | More by pmcadamis
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micahgoldfus

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a delicious looking golden yellow, with 2 finger of head, which dissolved quickly, leaving no lace on top. A great smell, floral and fruity, but not quite as fruity as an average weiss. Tasted as good as it smelled: delicious, fruity, with banana taste and orange hint, sugary/yeasty. At first taste, I thought it was slightly too carbonated. But as I drank it, the bubbly texture really started to compliment the tangy taste, leaving a sharp impression on my tongue. No taste of alcohol anywhere. A well crafted beer, leaving me a very happy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 15:41:18 | More by micahgoldfus
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cktison

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden, slightly hazy. Nice, foamy head, but deflated within a few minutes.
S: Sweet, clovey, reminded me of hefe weizen.
T: Very refreshing, nice flavors, very clove flavored. Banana, sweet, sugary, no alcohol.
M: Creamy but not heavy
D: Solid beer, easy to drink, easy to put back a 750mL bottle at 9%ABV and not notice!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2007 15:15:59 | More by cktison
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sleazo

New York

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml caged and corked. best before 1-10-10

A-Abeautiful cloudy orange with a thick marshmallow like fluffy 3 inch head that lingers. Massive ammounts of lace. Gorgeous

S-Bread and oranges. a perfume like alcohol level permeates the nose. This smells divine.

T-Sweet sugars first glance the tongue followed up by a wonderful dryness. There is also a certain hint of sourness and umami. This hits all areas of the tongue. Notes of pepper, coriander, allspice can be detected. Despite this being strong I cannot detect the alcohol. I also do not taste banana or clove like in some of the others of this style yet there is still a distinctive yeasty pholic taste.

M-Super creamy and yet at the same time light. It glides through the mouth.

D- This one is dangerously good. This might just be my desert island beer. I was wowed by this back in 1996 and I am wowed by it now. A masterpiece.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2007 02:40:28 | More by sleazo
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rec

Australia

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hazy yellow body is presented by the pour, with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly but laces better than either of the other Unibroue offerings.

Clove and spice come through on the nose once again, the difference being the strength of the citrus and additional scents. Yeast and orange peel, perhaps even bananna are evident. It actually smells very similar to some actual Belgian Pale Ales such as Duvel.

Not suprisingly in this case, it tastes much like it smells. It's not quite as sweet as La Chouffe, and not quite as alchohol heavy as Delirium Tremens but still warms in the aftertaste. I'm not entirely happy with the level of carbonation, unfortunately for my tastes it does suit this style of brew.

Despite it's alchohol content, I'd actually consider it a session beer as it's very easy to drink. I'm not sure how long you would be coherent for at 9%, but up until that moment of black-out, you'd be enjoying every sip.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 11:09:37 | More by rec
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a gold hazy color that starts with a very thick head that settles to still-sizable head, also can see some carbonation
s: smell of belgian yeast, some citrus and a little alcohol
t: distinct flavor from other belgian styles, with the citrus-like taste prominent as well as the tasty belgian yeast and malts
m: light to medium body, nice, subtle carbonation on front-end, very smooth
d: i've enjoyed this one on many occasions, and will continue to do so as it's a solid beer that always satisfies

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2007 13:33:27 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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steamingheap

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours highly carbonated with a very thick, fluffy white head. The color is a clear golden yellow. The aroma is citrus with some peach or apricot. This is mixed with a "funny" smell that I am only qualified to describe with the words "Belgian" and "good". There was also a spicy element to the smell. Starts with strong apricot flavor mixing with citrus and banana. The flavor profile moves to spice and finishes dry with some alcohol sneaking in at the end. The mouthfeel is kept light with the moderate to high carbonation.

This beer is very drinkable and enjoyable, especially given the alcohol level. A great and well-crafted example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2007 01:41:11 | More by steamingheap
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A favorite of the style...hell, this is a favorite of any style!
pours a golden orangey color, with a sizeable off-white head. Leaves a nice lace over part of the glass. Tried to keep yeast sediment in the bottle, but some snuck up on me - no matter - it settles out into the bottom of the glass quickly.

Aromas of fruit, earthy belgian funk, and a bit medicinal. A hint of spice, but nothing overwhelming.

Such a delicious flavor. Noted clove right away. Alcohol is noticeable, but never more than a faint warming. There is ample fruit in the form of apple, citrus, and I think apricot. There is plenty of sweetness, but a nice hop lightly bittering hop flavor balances this out nicely. Nice!

Great carbonation on the high side of medium and relatively thick/full bodied mouthfeel. Nearly defines smooth and creamy.

I'd have a hard time finding something of this style/strength combination that is also this drinkable. In a word: 5

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 01:08:27 | More by udubdawg
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was fantastic. Poured a deep hazy and very light amber with a big white frothy head. Quick fade left behind a nice quarter inch layer of head on top and nice lace down the glass. Smell was very alive, lots of figs and pears with hints of raisin and plum. Lots of carbonation gave this a great feel and only served to punctuate the great flacors. Lots of light fruitness here, again peachs, pears, figs, hints at nutmeg and some grape. Extrodinarily drinkable, with no hint whatsoever of the big alchol in this. Quite possibly one of my all time favorite belgian style ales. This was fantastic. Nothing over the top, just crafter perfectly. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2007 22:42:43 | More by mikesgroove
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jameaterblues

New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip glass...Hazy amber yellow color with a full white cappuccino like head that rose just out of the glass, good head retention and a water lace that follows the beer as it moves in the glass. Oh yeah...lots of bubbles.
S- Tart citrus(orange, lemon, grapefruit), light white candy sugars, and slight bit of spice(almost orange peel or lemon peel and a corriander like a white beer, but not as potent in the spice department...very refreshing effect).
T- Slightly tart citrusy hops in the forefront of the sip....smooth slightly sweet body...sugars definitely seem to be present(I hate to compare with in the style, but not nearly as sweet as La Chouffe)...a bit of orange an spice near the finish, and a long dry slightly alcoholic finish.
M/D- Very light on the pallet, lots of bubbles, and smooth....Easy to drink, with the alcohol hidden well....A great beer to turn people on to Belgians with...easy to see why it is rated in the top of its style....again I really should have started drinking Unibroue a long time ago...great beer at great prices.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 02:25:04 | More by jameaterblues
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Optimat0r

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i had been putting off trying the Unibroue stuff for a long time in favor of trying actual belgians but i finally picked these up cause i caught a 4-pack for 6.99 hahaha.

appearance - thick opaque gold like a hefeweissen. no over the top foaming.

taste - tastes like a belgian triple but has so much of a fruity presence-especially orange- that it tastes almost more like a hefeweissen to me. the differenceis that it tastes much stronger due to the 9%. i didnt know what to expect but im certainly not dissapointed. this is good stuff.

drinkability - ill find out in a few hours

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 01:35:54 | More by Optimat0r
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vancurly

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy apricot, with a heavy thick head.
Armoas of sweet apricot flesh, candy sugar & subtle spices.
Complex flavours of tropical fruit & candy. Sweet & spicy notes, with a musky hint.
Has a good mouthfeel and drinking it was a nice experience. Couldn't drink too many, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 00:22:29 | More by vancurly
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Gmann

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle. Its a bright yet cloudy orange color. Had a nice foamy white head. Not as big as other Belgians and didn't take as long to dissipate. Not much in the way of the lacing department. The smell is of all things that make up a Belgian Ale, spicy and sweet, a nice powerful aroma. The taste is of orange peel, tartness of granny smith apples, cloves, Belgian yeast. The feel is moderate and well carbonated, champagne like. A very flavorful ale and worthy of another purchase. However it doesn't rank up there with my favorites due to the strong orange peel flavor and champagne like carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 05:02:40 | More by Gmann
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, this exceptional brew comes out an orange ade color that is pretty cloudy. It is topped by a frothy white head, about 2 fingers high. The head retention and lacing is very good.

The aroma is of banana, apple and vanilla that is full on strong and aromatic. This ale has a very distinct and wonderful floral bouquet, to steal a description from some fine wines.

The flavor is an apple tartness and lingering hop spiciness. I detect some other fruits in there too, maybe raisins. The mouthfeel is bold, with a full body accompanied by very nice tartness and tanginess. There is some warming alcohol flavor toward the bottom of the glass and this one finishes strong.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 23:49:57 | More by abcsofbeer
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz / 4 pack - best before 09-14-09

I think I had a bad 750ml bottle of this stuff on my 1st review, the beer was murky, musty, flat, and basically tasted like shit. Other BA members of the Bar Talk Group told me to give it another try, so here it goes...

Poured into my Duvel tulip glass, hey the beer looks a lot more clear than the last one I had...nice head that fizzled down quick and no real lacing, just some "spotting".

The last bottle I had I said smelled like "La Feet Du Maude" because of the funky musty odor.
This glass smells of yeast, clove and a hint of alcohol.

Holy Crap!... this is a real good tasting beer!

It is very nice. Good amount of carbonation, nice rich bready yeast taste on the palate and a warming of alcohol at the finish.

This is drinkable.
9% abv might slow down some, but I'm on my 3rd of 4 (I was going to cellar 1...ha, it'll be gone in another 10 minutes) and tomorrow I'll get more!

Thanks for making me try this one again beer buddies!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 21:13:04 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Duster72

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tuliip glass. Enormous head took several minutes to die down. Aroma is sweet fruit and huge musty yeast. Taste is banana, cloves, pineapple, white pepper and alcohol. Very sweet. The comparison to cake batter is not unwarranted. Mouthfeel is smooth and carbonation is just right. Very drinkable, although I think two would do it for me in a session due to the ABV. Very interesting, very pleasant beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 22:19:41 | More by Duster72
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Bugsey

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a fine beer for sitting, sipping, relaxing.

The mouthfeel is very smooth. Not overly hoppy, bitter, or carbonated.

The smell and taste are remarkably complex...just read through the wide variety of reviews. That's what makes this beer so interesting. Just what are those flavors? Yes, citrus. Hints of different things: orange, banana, clove. I can't put my finger on it.

But I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 18:58:34 | More by Bugsey
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Mickelswit

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before February 2009. I cellared this one for about nine months before popping it open.

Pours light and hazy, almost as light as a macro lager but with a redder tinge. The head is fluffy and enormous, eventually reducing to about a quarter inch. Bubbles continue to rise in the beer. There is a touch of lacing.

Smells first of yeast and then orange. A light, refreshing aroma.

Taste is mellow, again citrus, with just a breath of hops for balance. There is a bit of spice in the aftertaste - peppery, a faint hint of alcohol. I would never guess that this is 9% ABV. In a blind taste test, I might mistake this for a saison.

Mouthfeel is unique. The carbonation level is perfect - low at first, allowing the orange juice flavors to come through, but swallowing the beer releases a prickly burst of the pepper note down the tongue and throat.

This beer does not allow itself to be guzzled. It forces you to take it in small sips, allowing for nice waves of flavor. Exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2007 23:55:01 | More by Mickelswit
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a unibroue sample pack and this was one of 7 beers in the pack

A very active brew..lots of fizz and head. Took a long time for things to settle down..a hazy dirty hay yellow color..not that that's bad..just couldn't find an adjective to discribe it. Decent lacing.

smell equal parts fruit (another reviewer said appricot and I'd agree), spicy yeastiness, and booze.

Wow..lotsa of complex flavour here..a quick fruit sweetness, the ABV, and the a wash of flavour on the palate..cloves, fruit( but not appricot) and ending with a dry citrus. Very effective in masking the ABV.

Once the carbonation settles down, this brew has a smooth but boozey mouthfeel..but in a nice warming vs. bad listerine way.

Would have scored higher on the drinkability scale..but I'm thinking more than 2 is a tough sled.

No wonder the German's lost the war..sitting on their arses drinking beer like this in Belgium, would take the fighting edge off of any soldier...a great Canadian brew..OK Quebec..we'll let you stay so long as we can get this brew 'out west'.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 01:39:46 | More by Shadman
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apearance: Cloudy pale straw colored. The head is a fluffy white pillow. The retention seems normal.

Smell: The sweet citrus just explodes on the nose. Also present are some sugar cookie, yeast, allspice and clove. This is an incredibly pleasant smell.

Taste: The base seems to be a sweet cake batter with fruits. You can taste some pineapple, orange, lemon in the mix. The white pepper, cloves and allspice balance the citrus nicely. This is a nicely balanced yet sweet beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth but syrupy. The carbonation keeps it light and drinkable, however.

Drinkability: This is almost session-able. The only deterrent is the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2007 17:23:58 | More by stereosforgeeks
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albern

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

At first glance, this could pass for a run of the mill hefe given the cloudy, yellowish color and one inch foamy head. The taste at first could also be a bit deceiving in that it has a natural carbonation that is refreshing and clean. This beer is not your typical hefe in that it is quite a bit stronger, has much more of a bite, a stronger mouth feel, may be a little sweeter, and retains its natural carbonation a little longer than a typical hefe would. This is a very good beer, very enjoyable, and one that I would go back to again. You can't go wrong with this one. The brewery makes quality beers, and Fin Du Monde is one of their better products. L'Chaim.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 23:38:20 | More by albern
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,790 ratings.