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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,561 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,561
Reviews: 2,750
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 377
Gots: 1,059 | FT: 19
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of laituegonflable
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from a snifter.

Pours a pretty straight orange colour, basically the colour of Fanta, with a generous Belgian head, has thinned out a bit now but still sticks around in a resilient white crown. Kept alive by a quick and constant stream of bubbles. Lacing is excellent, although it webs out and drops down quite easily. An excellent-looking beer.

This had a very strong apricot aroma when I first poured it, less obvious now. Strong hint of orange peel and a generous hit of cloves on the nose though. There is a marmalade sweetness on there which is that apricot I first detected. The fruit is prevalent, but balanced beautifully with a spicy Belgian character, conjuring up coriander, a bit of pine and possibly cumin. Complex and delicious.

Potent flavours on that, for sure. A champagne character comes through first and then abdicates to a resiny hop finish. Throughout the palate is a candy sweetness on the back of the tongue, aspects of banana, maybe some deep red apple and a hint of passionfruit. I hate to say it - and can it be true - but there is a distinct, even obvious, alcohol on this. The flavours are strong but the 9% is stronger. Unlike so many Unibroues, this one could never attend a masquerade ball as a session beer. Mouthfeel is very, very full and thick but with a delightful tingling of bubbles, a real treat.

It's a shame about the alcohol poking its head out, really. But more than that, it's a disappointment that the delicious springlike flavours on this can't overcome, otherwise this would be an exceptionally drinkable beer. As it is, it's just delicious instead.

laituegonflable, May 06, 2009
Photo of TexIndy
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my NBB glass. Back label had a best by date of 11-11-11. It was a hazy golden color with tons of yeast bits floating around. It had tons of carb streams but no lacing. It had an average sized fizzy white head that quickly settled into nothing. No lacing. This varied from many other reviews that described a large sustained head and lacing.

The aroma was excellent. Fruity, yeasty and sweet. Found myself swirling and sniffing constantly to get fresh hits of it. The taste was also excellent. Smooth from start to finish with spicy, fruity base and mild after-taste. The alcohol is not present in either the aroma or taste. For 9%, it goes down too smooth.

Overall, an excellent beer and an excellent tripel. Highly recommend. Lately, I've been avoiding tripels and this one makes me wonder why. Not going to be a regular in the rotation but this should be worth couple bottles a year, especially the smaller size so I can have something else after.

TexIndy, May 06, 2009
Photo of TLove
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber to Chimay glass.

Appearance is orange and amber with a very thin head and loose lacing.

A tad bit of coriander and cinnamon in the smell, with some warm nectarine and a light cherry port scent.

Citrus rolls through to the taste, as does the spice, with a bit of wheat and hoppy acidity, where the malty, subtle alcohol begins to roll in.

Quite delicious in the mouth. Finishes smooth and replenishing to the taste buds. A bit of tartness does not detract in the least from the superior drinkability of this beer.

TLove, May 05, 2009
Photo of infi
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a translucent yellowish and golden color with minimal head and very little lacing on the lining of glass. Great amount of effervescence from the yeast throughout the duration of being in the glass. It smells pretty yeasty and bready with generous hints of spice and fruit. The alcohol isn't very odorous, but after a few whiffs it's detectable. At first tasting, the initial taste is very smooth and the banana comes into play. In the aftertaste, the yeast and spice becomes palpable. For a 9% ABV, the alcohol is masked very well. You can hardly taste it, but the after effects come into play after a glass or two. The mouthfeel of the beer has a pretty light to medium body feel with little carbonation that lines the mouth and tickles the tongue. Great aftertaste.

La Fin du Monde is definitely a great Tripel with fantastic qualities. Definitely a brew to be noted of and end a night with.

infi, May 04, 2009
Photo of DannyS
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - Very hazy, bright orange amber with a thin head that dissipates quick and leaves loose little bits of lacing.

S - Lots of upfront fruit and spice, with a tad of alcohol burn in the back.

T - Belgian sugar and fruit are upfront, backed by subtle clove, wheat, and yeast. Some citrus and alcohol, but i had to reach hard to detect those. Alcohol is hidden very well. Finishes just slghtly bitter.

M - carbonation is high but the body is fairly weighty. Most excellent.

D - As I said, the alcohol's hidden very well, and it drinks easily enough to allow repeat drinking, just as long as you weren't planning on being sober.

Overall - Happy 100th review to me, and what a brew to choose for it. If this is the end of the world, bring it on!

DannyS, May 04, 2009
Photo of aphor
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First I have to remind drinkers that Belgian ales have a sediment of yeast which contains a lot of the flavor potential in the beer. How you pour it makes a huge difference in what kind of cloudiness the beer will exhibit and what kind of flavor you will taste.

Second I have to remind folks about temperature. There's an even greater spectrum of aromas and flavors depending upon the temperature of the beer when it's served.

I highly recommend, assuming you bought this because you like Belgian ales, turning your bottle upside down before opening and gently swirling the bubble of air around the bottle's botom to guarantee every bit of sediment is suspended in the drink before you pour it. Hold the bottle up to a light source as you do this to make sure you're swirling vigorously enough but gently enough that the air bubble does not break up into a foam inside the bottle.

I also recommend serving this beer at the warmish temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. You will get a richer head on pour, and the flavors will be very rich and varied.

From this baseline, experiment with colder (or warmer) temperatures, and pour the glass from a bottle that has completely settled, stopping before any of the cloudiness has hit the glass.

Experimenting with the four extremes of cold/warm cloudy/clear will consume a 4-pack of 12 oz. bottles. This will give you a range of the flavors you should expect from this beer. Probably all Belgian ales, especially Tripels, will have a lot more to offer with this knowledge.

Knowing what to expect, I am impressed with the pleasant experience of this beer served cold/clear, cold/cloudy, warm/clear, warm/cloudy.

Caveat: if you don't read the label about the alcohol content, you will be surprised. Ironically I think I tasted the alcohol more in the cleaner, slightly bitter body of the cold/clear pour. The sediment provides flavors that mask the alcohol, and warmth seems to potentiate those other flavors more than the alcocol.

aphor, May 03, 2009
Photo of JRed
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful radiant golden color with fizzy white head. Alcohol, orange peels, citrus, light fruit, apple skins, and cloves in the aroma. Wow, taste is quite the eye opener. Warming alcohol, spices, fresh-squeezed citrus rivers, then faint hops in the end. Crisp and fizzy in the mouth and greatly refreshing. Incredibly flavored and a sure delicacy to be considered.

JRed, May 03, 2009
Photo of iNHaze
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 750mL to a wine glass

This beer poured a golden yellow with a lot of suspended sediment. This could have been the result of the hour or two I gave it to cool and settle out before tasting after I purchased it, I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt. 1/2" of foamy head which lingered to the end of the glass. Bubbles constantly like a glass of champagne.

Smells very wheaty. This is kind of suprising from a tripel. Can't detect alcohol in the aroma, well hidden for a 9.0%

Experienced a sharp bite of carbonation at first, which fades to a very wheaty body. Reminded me of Hoegaarden for some reason. I find this confusing for the style, though it was not altogether unpleasant. This mellowed to an almost candy-sweet aftertaste, which lingered to the next sip. Didn't get much hoppiness, maybe just a bit of bitter. A lot of wheat though.. Alcohol was again very well hidden for a beer of this strength.

Mouthfeel was soda-like and fizzy. Not too full, reminded me of a mouth full of sprite.

Overall, I'm not sure if I got a strange batch or what, but this beer was not what I was expecting. I'm a big fan of tripels, and La Fin kind of threw me for a loop. It wasn't bad really, just took me by suprise I suppose. I'll definitely be trying this again to see if I had a fluke experience or what.

iNHaze, May 02, 2009
Photo of Docer
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok.. I kept hearing a lot about this beer on this site... and low and behold.. it's a regular at a local Fred Meyer over my way... I am not a huge fan of Belgians as already this smells kind of like one... but I will try and be as fair as I possibly can... as you can see though my review on Stones Vertical Epic 08.08.08 was way low... I just had to pour it out... not for me. Best by Feb. 11th of 2010.

- Nice cloudy and bright yellow look... very unique from any other brew I have ever had. Great bubbly white head that diminished rather quickly to a haze of white bubbly lace.. none that looks like it will stick.. though presses the sides of my tumbler glass.

- A bready grainy scent... with a bit of oak and hardwood... and banana yeast... (oh no... not another Belgian... :-/) Some hops in there too.... bitter, pine...

- Impressed... makes me want to venture out to more Belgians.... Zesty lemon citrus up front... bready yeast.. strong balanced malt... so complex and balanced in flavor... I don't think I have had a brew that contains so many different avenues of flavor... kind of like Janice Joplins vocal range of highs and lows.... rather strong though... small tad bit of banana.. caramel... clear water... grain and barley.. but refreshingly warm.

- For some reason the mouthfeel reminds me of being an 18 yr. old dumbass who stayed up way too late and still fisting a bottle of Rainier Ale. Something I could drink myself sober with. A bit dry and lingers with all of the above flavors... even hops! Not oily but a bit of ester..

- Super drinkable for a Belgian... a beer and style all in its own though i think. More complex than the usual... and I can only compare this to the Stone Vertical that I tried and hated... but this is far better and actually might make me purchase a fine Belgian in the near future like this one. Doesn't hide its strength as well as a Ninkasi Tricerahops... but it is what it is!!

Docer, May 02, 2009
Photo of Thorpe429
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Golden and slightly hazy with a very nice white head that leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

S: Lots of sweet malt comes through before its overtaken by the yeast, which has a good amount of spiciness dominated by cloves.

T: The cloves spiciness dominates again and the 9.0abv exudes a nice alcohol warmth. Some grassy malt in the background, but this is all about the yeast.

M: Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation.

D: Sublimely drinkable. One of the beers that truly turned me on to the good stuff.

Thorpe429, May 01, 2009
Photo of Soozy
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful golden color, creamy rich head. Scents of clove and spice. Solid fruit and sour flavors, extremely smooth and highly carbonated. Phenomenal drinkability.

Everything that I would say about this beer has probably already been said. Not over the top and lives up to the reviews it gets.

Would definitely recommend and will try again.

Soozy, May 01, 2009
Photo of degerbah
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my all time favorites. Bought a bottle at the Catskellar on UC's campus which has turned into a really superior place to get decent beer in Cincinnati.

Poured a cloudy blonde with a thick head. The smell is the spicy aroma that I equate with all unibroue products. Very heavy flavor with cloves and other spices easily overpowered the pizza I was eating. Just a hint of alcohol to warn against the serious alcohol this beer packs.

degerbah, May 01, 2009
Photo of KTCamm
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden copper color, cloudy, with an active foam eminating from the bottle fermentation. There are some bits floating around.

Smell is slighty fruity, bready, and malty.

Taste is very, very good. Extremely flavorful - feels saturated with yeast. Heavy on the malt.

Chewy in the mouth. Active buzz from carbonation.

Taste makes it drinkable, carbonation cuts down on this a bit, as does the 9% ABV.

KTCamm, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of scootny
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A majestic head and a cloudy golden amber. Retention and lacing are very good A good amount of carbonation and bits yeast.

Smell is sweet malt and hint of honey. Light fruits with with a yeast funk and mild floral hoppiness.

Taste as good as it gets. A reproduction of the nose with a larger light honey sweetness and silky feel. The fruitiness blossoms with every sip. Apples, pears, grapes, and banana are all here. A tropical fruit blend as well. Pineapple, mango being the main players. Beyond expert in balance and amounts. A perky light spicyness and wheat like tanginess add depth. The yeast fruitiness binds it together wonderfully. A soft dryness in the mildly hoppy finish leaves sweet dinner rolls in the back of the throat and roof of my mouth. Feel is medium and creamy soft in the carbonation.

A quenching restorative on a hot night like tonight while complex enough to work with just about any meal. You can drink this one easily and deeply as there is nothing but superb flavor in the glass and no trace of the alcohol.

This is so good the Belgians are probably considering declaring war. This beer is a favor to the wallet and a delight to the tongue.

scootny, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of Farrell
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What could one possibly say about La Fin Du Monde?

That it's delicate subtly is only matched by its underlining complexity?

That the scent of ripe fruit rewards the drinker with unparalleled spice and yeast notes?

That the tulup glass fills magnificently with the golden elixir to showcase it world class appearance?

Or that it's 9% ABV is masked so masterfully that even the most jaded drinker will be impressed by its drinkability?

With that said La Fin Du Monde is easily one of the best triples ever brewed and makes a strong case for itself to be one of the best beers ever brewed. Its craftsmanship rivals that of even the top genuine Belgium breweries.

Farrell, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde. Very nice name for a great Canadian beer made Belgian style triple.

A- A very solid orange color with nice head and decent retention. Thick hue of un-filtered sediment shows. Note: When beer is celler temp leaves some lacing.

S- Highly yeasty, malty, and wheaty smell dominates the nose. Mild hop scents are noticed.

T- Complex flavor overload that consist of mainly alcohol esters, wheat, spices, and malt.
I could never begin to explain the massive taste this beer packs.

M-D- First is a dry astringent feel on the mouth from the alcohol esters followed by a smooth finish that let the taste buds know it means business. Drinkablity is great. I plan to buying a larger amount next time.

wesbrownyeah, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of mhatters
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a Duvel glass from a 22oz bottle at my house

Pours an orangegolden color, slighly hazy with a 1/2 inch head that dissipates slowly

Yeasty, peppery, spicy notes with a slight alcohol note and a nice sugar back-note

Sweet wheat flavor, nice spice and sugar balance.

Crisp mouthfeel, great carbonation.

A brilliant beer, complex, spicy, and all-around tremendous.

mhatters, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of Epicedion
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into my favorite 285mL weiss glass.

A: Wow, this beer looks fantastic. Even on a very tentative pour I got a few inches of thick, poofy foam that settled down to a good inch or so. The beer underneath is a cloudy deep yellow to shiny gold. Little bubbles continuously creep up from the bottom of the glass. By the bottom of the glass there's only a very thin head with moderate lacing to 2/3 of the way up the glass.

S: I'm not getting a lot of smell from this one. But what I get is distinct citrus and floral. There's a little bit of grain back there for balance. But as I said, the smell isn't particularly powerful. It's pleasant and soothing, as opposed to overpowering.

T: A hit of sweetness at first, but not sugary. More like biting into a lightly sweet fruit, maybe a not-quite-ripe orange. Lots of complexity. Grains -- wheat? Light spice. A neat bitterness toward the end and on the finish. Very clean, somewhat crisp. No booze in the taste. Fairly distinctive lingering orange zest flavor. This beer is fantastic. It's perfectly balanced, it's inviting, it's neither beery or boozey. I think just about anyone could drink this and enjoy it.

M: Medium -- there's a big boost from how foamy this beer is. The carbonation is nice and moves the flavors around well. Notably for this 9% beer there's pretty much no astringent alcohol. Great!

D: Dangerous. Crisp, highly drinkable. Cool on a hot day. I'm having to force myself to slow down, because I know otherwise this 9% is going to catch up and kick my butt!

Epicedion, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of cooncat
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted into my Stone Tulip glass.

On the pour you get a cloudy golden-orange brew, topped by a large creamy head. The head is not long lasting (unfortunately), and there is minimal lacing.

The nose is fruity, spicy and malty all at once. I'm detecting some citrus type fruits, a touch of white pepper and perhaps some corriander. The nose is a bit restrained .. wish it could be bigger.

The taste is bold and Belgian. A spicy maltiness comes to the fore, with mild fruity esters in the background. Hops are not noticeable, and the alcolhol is just barely noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation makes for a wonderful and refreshing experience. Flavors dance on your palate.

Dangerously drinkable, enjoy this out of a snifter type glass or a tulip, sit back, and contemplate 'the end of the world' (which is what La Fin du Mond translates into).

Na Zdravje!

cooncat, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of SeattleBeerBlog
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at hazelwood in Ballard, poured into a nice tulip glass.

A- a great clear gold with a decent head and lacing, it looked like a great beer and I was excited to try.

S- smelled wild, almost like a sour beer, which was really cool. not quite overpowering but you could smell the spices and malt very well.

T- tasted lighter than it smelled at first but as it warmed up the taste came out more and more, sweet, spicy and some warming alcohol. Great beer. yum.

M- light and refreshing.

D- It was good to enjoy one or two but more than that its sweetness and alcohol might get to you. Overall a great beer and a great Triple.

SeattleBeerBlog, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of gameface23
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is an experience. Pours a hazy gold with a lively head and active carbonation. The smell is ripe with fruit, yeast and spice. There is some alcohol in the aroma, but I can't stay mad at it. The taste is tart and refreshing at the same time. It's a perfect example of the Tripel style.

gameface23, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of joecast
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bright cloudy golden color. medium to high carbonation though it struggled to form a head. little foam remains on top. dirty glass perhaps? left most of the sediment in the bottle so not a lot of particles settling to the bottom of the glass.

intense yeast, spice, clove aroma. some banana giving the impression of a supercharged hefe. not a touch of alcohol which is impressive for a 9% beer. slight bubblegum (this being the first time i have ever really noticed it in any beer).

nice spice on the palate. just the right amount. yeast, and a touch of alcohol. full malt presence with a bit of bitterness to balance. maybe not hop bitterness, but there is plenty there to counter the malt so it doesnt get too sweet. lingers on the tongue which is nice because it does taste so damn good. not a huge belgian character (what i call that phenolic fruity yeast twang), but doesnt need it.

wow. just fantastic. i dont get to try many belgians but this comes across as a simple beer done exceedingly well. it doesnt need to distract you with fancy extras because its got everything it needs and nothing it doesnt. and lucky for me, everything its got, i want.
more please.

joecast, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of AMoceri7
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very very different.

A: Very wit like, looks identical to a Blue Moon with just a pinch of amber. Golden yellow.Thick frothy white head that dissipates quickly to a small thin layer but endures till the last drop.

S: Wit in character as well, with very strong floral perfume like fragrances. Hops are definitely evident in the masking of this brew with a strong sweetness in the background. All things December odors, clove, coriander and for sure wildflower honey. Nothing pungent but a bit musky.

T: Wow, what in the world. I dont think I have ever had anything like this. Im sure this is not my style of beer but this is definitely good. I honestly am having a hard time distinguishing the malt character here and I dont taste bananas as prevalent as it seemed in a couple other reviews. What does stand out is an obscure mystery flavor wrapped up in a huge amount of spice, hops and honey. Hops are earthy and bitter which is nice and ALL OVER this brew. The spices that seem obvious are clove, cardamom, black pepper, chamomile and strong citrus coriander and with the more I drink it I notice a huge orange rind flavor. The honey is obvious wildflower and wild it is. Very very different.

M: Fully carbonated with non stop everlasting bubbles. A bit high for my liking but it seems perfect for the brew.

D: This is where it seems to fail. Im not sure I could do more than one of these. Not bad though.

Overall: Very interesting beer, I finished this about an hour ago and my palate is still smashed up with the flavors from it. Probably wont buy again, due to the session capabilities of it. None the less, it was a great brew.

AMoceri7, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of 01121987
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

decanted off of sediment into a chalice.
a- brilliantly clear pale gold. no lacing, little retention
s- smells fruity and slightly if alcohol
t- sweet banana and other fruity esters. sweetness balanced perfectly by a tinge of bitterness.
m- smooth and sweet mouthfeel. finishes slightly dry
d- extremely drinkable. not a single un-enjoyable note

01121987, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of Buschyfor3
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle with silver foil wrapping into a 14 oz mug.

A: A hazy, golden straw color; somewhat cloudy because of the sediment in the bottle (bottle conditioned). 2 finger thick, dense and bubbly white head which quickly dissipated. No lacing whatsoever.

S: Sweet fruit esters (apples and pears come to mind). I'm also picking up a heavy but sweet doughy/yeasty scent. Some residual hints of brewing spices (coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon) and a touch of hops.

T: AMAZING! A delicious, sweet flavor dominates at the start, again hinting at apples and pears, bananas (probably from the Belgian-style yeast strain). Remarkably, the fruit flavor profile reminds me of a Weihenstephaner, only sweeter. There is a bit of a crisp, spicy edge to this beer, not from the alcohol, but more of a citrusy, rind-like spice, possibly from orange peels and coriander. Mid sip, light fruit flavors transitions into the mellower malt profile, primarily a yeasty, freshly-baked bread flavor. Finish is reminiscent of champagne - crisp, effervescent and yet highly refreshing and oh so tempting - I don't want the flavors to end! Must. Take. Another. Sip.

M: Great carbonation give this beer a light, crispy, tingly mouthfeel - again, reminiscent of champagne.

D: 9% ABV? Are you kidding... no way. This beer is devilish because the alcohol is so expertly hidden; I only get a slight warming effect! Add that to the delicious blend of crisp fruity and malty, bready flavors and this beer is the picture of drinkability on a warm spring evening.

I am highly impressed with La Fin Du Monde. I'm even more impressed given the fact that this beer is readily available around home, and at killer prices ($6.99 for a 750? Yes please!). A exemplary beer, especially paired with fresh sushi (California and Rainbow Tuna/Salmon Rolls). I will be reserving a permanent place in my fridge for this beer as my go-to triple!

Buschyfor3, Apr 22, 2009
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,561 ratings.