La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue
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4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
I tried this beer when Unibroue first came to SC and I have always wanted to review it, so...
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my oversized Unibroue wine glass.
A. A hazy yellow brew with a healthy head. Good strong carbonation.
S. Sweeted spiced herbal scents. Very belgian in character.
T. Great malt with a complicated spice character. A light hop finish.
M. Very highly carbonated. Alcohol burn is nonexistent!!!
D. The alcohol is well hidden. Not an everyday beer, but definitely one to be drank in place of a glass of wine at a fine dinner. A classy brew.
10-13-2007 15:27:06 | More by MarkSCCOT
4.45/5 rDev +3%
A: Pores small head that disappated quickly but had a beautiful golden orange color.
S: There is a sweetness on the nose of honey and oranges and orange peel balanced very nicely by a yeasty, herby, spiciness.
T: Not as sweet as the nose let on but that is what I like. There is a coriander/pepper spicy yeast quality that that goes very well with a strong citrus flavor.
M: A lot of carbination and some alcohol warmth in the mouth but not nearly enough to be unpleasant.
D: I could see drinking a few of these without the sweetness or tartness becoming too much.
This beer is very well done.
10-13-2007 01:37:23 | More by Biscuit033
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
This is one of my favorites, but I wanted a fresh one to review with, well, review or not, I just wanted a fresh one.
A - Deep cloudy golden hue swirling with yeasty currents. Thick foamy head that lingers. Nice lacing.
S - Like fresh apricots being cut. You can detect the alcohol, but the citrus overpowers it by far and even blends it a bit, making a very pleasant end result.
T - The alcohol is present but is masked so well by the bitter profile that it doesn't bother at all. After the initial citrus wave and bitter bite, some breaded taste can easily be detected due to the yeast, but it fits right in here. The aftertaste is very sweet, and the finish is not too dry as may have been expected.
M - Nearly full bodied but despite that and the abv, it is extremely smooth and leaves just the right amount of flavor behind leaving you wanting another sip.
D - Decent, although it is very tasty I can't give it a 5 due to the 9%, that would be dangerous after too many. I've done it quite a few times, but I wouldn't advocate that to anyone. All in all this is one of the best brews I've had the honor of consuming and it always makes for a great session.
10-12-2007 00:53:47 | More by PhageLab
4/5 rDev -7.4%
12oz. bottle meets tulip, where it sits a gold and opaque with a thin head of white.
Grapefruit on the nose, very pungent, with bready, yeast hints and rind.
The flavor is intense at first, like a grapefruit juice concentrate, with lively carbonation, bitterness, and alcohol on the finish. I get a salty feeling on my lips as if I'm drinking a margarita, which is perplexing to say the least. This beer is definitely peaking my curiosity.
This one is very bubbly and spicy, very active in the mouth.
I dig it. I'm noticing this is my first Canadian review. This one's gonna be in my rotation from now on.
10-11-2007 22:45:20 | More by joeskirkie
4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
poured out of the bottle, into a large wine glass. A pale, sort of cloudy yellow. Good head, that lasted quite a while.
Smelled very citrus, hopy, and little bread/yeast as well.
taste is outstanding! Full, tons of flavors! yeasty, hoppy flavor. This is one of my favorites. My stand by when I can't decide what I want. I love this beer!
10-11-2007 15:07:40 | More by buffettfan
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
A: Out of the bottle, had a head that dissipated quickly and did not leave much of a lace. Great opaque light orange, slightly yellowish color.
S: Very pungent citrus, cider, fruity, whatever kind of aroma. But very good.
T: Intense explosion of flavor. There is a lot going on there.
M: Leaves a very citrusy flavor in the mouth. Don't love it, but not bad. Carbonated and tingly in the mouth.
D: Very carbonated and bubbly. So it is zesty, yet hardly smooth.
Quite frankly,this is not my type of beer with how fruity it is. It is obviously high quality, but hardly a beer that I would regularly spend the hefty price of $8 for a 25 oz bottle.
10-10-2007 02:58:40 | More by Amalak
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
12 oz bottle poured into my chimay chalice
golden taan, a bit cloudy, 1 1/2 in of crisp head, that dissipates quickly, little lace
smells of alcohol, citrus, figs, bread, corriandar
tastes conatians same as the smell, but more corriandar, as well as indivudaul citrus notes, some orange, bit of grapefruit. hops also very presnt here, less as the beer warms, but still a nice hope bite, maybe a bit of a piney note as well.
motuhfell is alcohol burn and corbonation, but light, love it
could drink lots of these if the abv were lower
ovverall the best belgian pale i've had to date. excellent beer, more than lives up to the hype
10-08-2007 06:27:19 | More by redneckchugger
4.43/5 rDev +2.5%
purchased (surprisingly) at the local supermarket - pretty good price for a 4-pack...
container and bottles say it is 'triple fermented' - being a big fan belgian strong ales and triple-brewed stuff, i figured i'd give it a go...
served in a snifter glass lightly chilled...
Appearance - cloudy golden color, like dark honey... decent one-inch head forms and dissipates surprisingly quickly but leaves a nice ring and thin layer of bubbles on top...
Smell - mmm... very nice... fruity bananas, apples, and a touch of distinct spice at the end... some alcohol in the nose as well - to be expected from a 9% brew...
Taste - like an intensified version of the smell... lots of bananas and spice, there is just so much going on here... i'm sipping it slowly, and by now it is room temp... the flavor does a little jig on your tongue, and lingers for quite some time... this is a great beer...
Mouthfeel - This is perhaps where this beer stands out the most. It has a lot of fruitiness, but no overly-thick mouthfeel... sometimes a beer that is this fruity leaves a bit too much thickness on the tongue, but this has a wonderful dry finish. the appropriately high level of carbonation is a big help here as well. Very well done.
Drinkability - Dangerously Drinkable. As a 9% brew, you could get yourself in over your head very quickly here. The dry finish is what makes this so easy to drink - you have all the fruit flavors with none of the heaviness to weigh things down...
Overall - Bravo. If you are looking for a bubbly companion for the evening, maybe something that has all the fruit of a triple and drinkability of a Duvel, this is your beer.
10-07-2007 23:19:26 | More by debaniel
4.22/5 rDev -2.3%
Transcribed from notes taken 9-22-07 at a beer tasting my friend and I put on.
A - Pastel light hazy yellow. Huge frothy white head. Long lasting head retention and lacing left all over the glass.
S - Fruity with caramel and malty sweetness. Alcohol smeel in the background.
T - Subdued grassy hops. Mostly banana and clove-like phenols with a nice subtle spice. Ethanol flavor noted in the finish.
M - Medium viscocity and slick. Tongue coating. A little alcohol dryness on the tongue.
D - Overall a good Belgian style ale. I enjoyed it and would probably buy more of these in the future.
10-03-2007 18:51:37 | More by domtronzero
4.18/5 rDev -3.2%
a: Into a small snifter, a fluffy white head is produced. After a slow recession, a respectable ring and island of bubbles are left. The beer is a hazy rich golden in color.
s: Honeyed fruit nose with deep aromas of pale malts and a doughy, yeasty character. Fruits include tart apple, pear, and tempered lemon. Sweet, papery hops and subtle spices, especially clove and cardamon. Light herbal flowers.
m: full, smooth carbonation with a delicately medium body
t: Not as deep as the aroma, but full of clean character. Pale malts and a considerable yeast presence provide a base for a range of light fruits and honey. Full of papery hop flavors with a light ethanol note. Dry, gently bitter finish.
d: easy and enjoyable
single twist-off bottle from Total Wine Brier Creek
10-01-2007 03:49:58 | More by blackie
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
This one pours from caged and corked 750ml bottle a clear light gold with almost no head of foam.
The smell has some sweet malt, lots of spices, some fruitiness, some yeast and a nose of alcohol.
The taste is of yeast, dark fruit, spice(coriander), apricot, and some citrus. I'm drinking this at room temp so I'm getting a real blast of flavours and I have to say, it's a bit overwhelming.
After a few more sips and after my palate gets more used to what it is experiencing, I'm beginning to really enjoy what is going on here.I'm finding it to be a smooth sipper; it has a medium mouthfeel to it and the carbo is also medium and it finishes on the vinuous side. Very tasty and the 9%abv adds a nice bit of warming after the swallow. I'd buy this one again.
09-29-2007 17:27:11 | More by Bitterbill
3.38/5 rDev -21.8%
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky golden yellow with a huge fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film and collar.
The aroma is bready malts, yeast and a little fruit and spices (clove).
The flavor is earthy, bready malts with a bit of a fruity twang. It has a grassy bitter finish with some fruity sour notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very sharp and strong carbonation.
Overall, an OK Belgian - a bit over-priced though.
09-28-2007 21:29:30 | More by Beaver13
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured a very delicious golden straw color with a really good amount of head that leaves pretty quickly. I didn't notice any lacing at all. If you look closely, you can see a plethora of carbonation bubbles racing to the top.
The smell is very sweet and I notice some hops and malt already. I definitely noticed the pear like previous people have pointed out. I can't wait to drink this beer!
The taste was excellent. It was sweet but they also did a good job of mixing all different spices to give it a unique taste. They also do a very good job of hiding the alcohol. This can be a dangerous beer! The aftertaste was of hops, yeast and I could swear I noticed a doughy taste in there as well.
The carbonation in the drink is delightful and the first thing you notice. After that it's all about the smooth and creamy feeling. The beer almost has a dry numbing effect on the sides of my tongue. I kept wanting to sip one right after the other.
I've had this beer before but this was the first time I actually took the time to review and notice all its subtle properties. I could definitely see myself drinking this all day long, but with the 9%...I'll need to take my time with it.
09-28-2007 14:30:56 | More by CoSMoSYS
4.22/5 rDev -2.3%
I poured a 330 ml capped bottle into a tulip.
A: It poured a hazy yellow with a massive head of four fingers. The sticky off white head lingered for a long time and in fact was regenerated for a while from the stream of bubbles rising from the brew. This reminded me of a lemon marainge pie.
S: Has the notable aroma of citrus, crisp apples and pears and the tang of dry hops. It does not have the malty richness I expected but the aroma was pleasant and fell easy on my olfactory sensory neurons.
T: As with most strong pale ales it benefits from a rest to allow the beer to relax brining out the smooth and creamy character and allowing the the malty richness to find its balance with the yeast and hops. Warming on the tongue but no residual aftertaste except a bit of a tang and a hair of the sweet malts.
M: Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture that fills the mouth with a smooth rich warmness. The good balance of the malts with the hops, carbonation and alcohol leaves the mouth warm, dry and ready for the next sip.
D: A very drinkable beer that has a nice character and fits will in the family of Belgium Strong Pale Ales.
Comment: This is my first from this brewery and it will not be my last.
09-28-2007 03:25:23 | More by dnichols
4.22/5 rDev -2.3%
Fairly light straw color and pretty clear as well..slight haze.
Big white head that went away fairly quickly.
Smells of sweet candy, almost like bubble gum or cotton candy?
Taste is awesome. Big mouthfeel immediately noticed .Sweet, smooth, highly carbonated. Feel the alcohol burn if held on the tongue.
Bubble gum comes to mind again. Malty with no real noticeable hops.
09-26-2007 00:38:18 | More by dmamiano
4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a La Chouffe tulip.
A: Pale, slightly hazy, and gold in color. Relatively still. Very creamy 2 1/2 finger head that's a brilliant white color. Head slowly recedes and leaves gobby and sheet-y lace stuck to the glass.
S: Fantastic Belgian Pale Ale aromas! Belgian yeast, clove, banana, cardomon, tart green apple, and spicy pear.
T: Huge whack of spicy clove and bananas followed closely by more spices and some mildly tart fruit flavors. Also found just a pinch of toasted malt towards the finish.
M: Creamy and delightful!
D: This is 9% but I couldn't detect even a trace of alcohol. This is what BSPA's aspire to be like and very few reach this pinnacle. A truly wonderful beer!
09-21-2007 00:00:13 | More by GbVDave
4.55/5 rDev +5.3%
Caged and corked 750ml bottle sevred into a Chimay goblet.
Poured a cloudy glowing golden color with a 1' froathy white head with good retention leaving some lace curtians. Very lively looking beer wisps of tiny strings of bubbles tighly constiantly surging from the bottom of the glass.A bit of slurry at the bottom of the bottle.
Lots of delicate Belgium spices in the nose,some clove,yeasty/doughy,clean with some slight citrus,complex fruityness,currants/apples/pears with a bit of toastyness.
Lots of Belgium spice up front with cloviness,dry tart apple/pear wine taste,some alcohol taste,not overpowering has a warming effect.
Nice clean taste with spiceyness throughout with a touch of grape leaf.Also has some doughy/yeasty/bisquity taste.
Very light mouthfeel,champagne like,velvety and creamy textute with a touch of grainyness. Pleasing,alcohol is well hidden dangerous beer drank a 750ml with ease left me craving more.
09-20-2007 03:32:38 | More by jcdiflorio
4.88/5 rDev +13%
Ah, memories. I finally meet up again with the beer I enjoyed the most back during my winter trip in Canada. A plate of poutine on a 25 degree (F) afternoon in Montréal and a bottle of this at Frite Alors remains one of my fuzziest memories of the trip. But now, will a change of culture and weather in Southern Califronia change the enjoyement level of this beer? Time to find out:
What a beautful pour it does into my Stella Artois chalice, and what a beautiful sight when the pouring ritual is finished. An unfiltered golden blonde in color with a big billowy head on top. Too bad the retention isn't perfect. An attractive aroma of fruits (with apricots the most dominating) lure me closer to the glass for a sip. The taste is so close to heaven, even for the style. Upfront with a peppery fruit flavor, but the spiciness won't have you bowing to it. The sweetness pushes in and keeps the spiciness from being too much. Warming alcohol is persistent in the throat.
I've forgotten how much I loved this beer. A change of scenery showed no change in the experience, although it wasn't enjoyed around Québeçois surroundings for a truly authentic one. A masterpiece of a brew!
Oh, and hooray to me for being the 1000th reviewer of this gem!
09-17-2007 03:46:49 | More by DoubleJ
4.43/5 rDev +2.5%
a- decanted off sediment, the beer pours a rich gold with a brimming two finger head of white clouds that takes forever to fade. carbonation is high, but not obnoxious... the bubbles are pouring from the bottom of the glass. beer is a touch hazy.
smell- the nose is intense and wildly belgian! powerful fruity aromas, as well as spice, bread, dried fruit, and smoke and some rich caramel tones. there's a nice bicuity character to the malt.. can't get over the complexity of the nose!
taste- it is quite lush, with a full fruity front supported by nice citrusy hops and a push of alcohol. there is a definite banana bread flavor and even some spiciness. the trailing finish, dryingly bitter and a touch on the boozy side leaves me craving more. incredibly balanced and refreshing for it's strength, so much complexity.
mouthfeel- the beer is lovely on the palate. the carbonation is at a great levely for keeping the drink light, and every part of my mouth is amused. there is ample malt, great amount of bitterness and the alcohol holds it together nicely.
drinkabiliy- fantastic at first and getting easier all the time.
09-14-2007 02:55:27 | More by beerbutcher
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Been hooked on Unibroue and this is next in line. Poured from 750 mL bottle. Pours a light, hazy orange in color, a golden orange if you will. A thick, rocky head first appears and takes its time to settle. Aroma is of sour fruits, yeast, and some sweets. Tastes is wunderbar! A mixture of various fruits (apple, some citrus, and maybe a touch of grape) and a touch of sour. Alcohol is present as well, the first sip leaves a brilliant warm feeling in the mouth. His a slightly creamy mouthfeel to it and goes down smooth leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Like many of Unibroue's other offering only a 4 on drinkability as 2 glass of this can leave your head spinning. A terrific beer.
09-13-2007 02:29:30 | More by bunnyhustle
5/5 rDev +15.7%
Poured into a large wine glass (to approximate a chalice)
Appearance: Pours a cloudy white amber. It looks a bit like a hefe-weizen in appearance. There is a nice, fluffy white head on the top with excellent retention. Lacing remains on the edges of this glass. I can also see carbonation bubbles rising to the top of the brew.
Smell: A sweet, citrus smell first hits my nostrils, followed by the spicy, doughy character found in a good Belgian beer. There are hints of all spice as well. The smell is well defined and pleasant. It gives a great hint as to what the taste will be like.
Taste: The taste begins quite spicy, and gives way to a light, raisin-like sweetness. The sweetness is quite strong and resembles some of the best Belgian beers out there. The beer then finishes with a hoppy bitterness which excellently balances out the sweet and spicy nature of this brew. I can also detect some banana and citrus overtones as well. This is a wonderfully complex ale, and the alcohol is perfectly masked. This ranks among one of the best beers I've ever had.
Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, which is an awesome counterbalance to the well-defined flavor of the ale. There is some light carbonation that gives it a nice little kick on the finish. The balance between flavor and a light body is amazing.
Drinkability: I could drink this all day. It may be rich, but it's much too good to put down. This is meant to be savored and enjoyed. Watch out for the ABV, which is 9%. It can catch up with you quite quick.
This is highly recommended, and it is laudable that this Belgian-styled brew is from Canada of all places. This sample is the second 750 ml bottle I've purchased, and I know that I will reach for this again some time.
09-13-2007 02:22:27 | More by Romulus141
4.43/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured into a snifter from a bomber. The beer pours a slightly hazy straw, forming a massive 3 fingers worth of head, that faded leaving some medium spots of lace. The aroma is delicious fruit and sugar. The taste is very much the same, consisting of sharp hops, followed by a sweet candy taste, and finishing with a very smooth fruity flavor. Higher carbonation than expected, but still an easy drinker. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. Full flavor and smooth mouthfeel made for a very enjoyable Belgian. I will be getting this again!
09-12-2007 01:20:01 | More by beeragent
4.72/5 rDev +9.3%
this is one of my very favourite beers, and proof that you don't have to go to the belgians for an excellent belgian style beer. beautiful honey colour, floral aroma, balanced flavour with dry and sweet notes. eminently drinkable, almost dangerously so given the alcohol content. if you don't watch out if will be the end of the world. but not a bad way to go.
this beer is excellent with spicy food, but also just by itself.
09-12-2007 01:18:34 | More by daaru
4.55/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured cool into a La fin Du Monde glass from a brown 12oz. bottle.
A - A beautiful amber the shade of honey w/ a fluffy 3 finger white head.
S - Like fresh bread w/ a dash of sweetness, full of Belgian character w/ spice and herbal notes. A nice dry wheat aroma enhances the smell.
M - A medium full body w/ gentle sweetness, toasted texture w/ hints of spice and a dry finish.
T - A very pleasant and balanced Belgian style ale. Somewhere between a wit and a tripel - strong and complex like an abbey, yet spiced and refreshing like a wit. There is a bit of wheat in the flavor w/ a honey-like malt taste. The malt really makes the ale special. Smooth and refined it keeps you wanting more.
D - This is a really world class beer even if the name implies drinking on at "the end of the world". It is just drinkable in almost every sense w/ sweetness, Belgian character and spice. The 9% abv makes it more of a sipper, but pure pleasure in each sip.
09-11-2007 23:25:10 | More by Slatetank
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
Pour and head: Poured into a tremmens tulip with a hazy golden orange color and a nice white Head. Not quite as rockey as the head of say, a duvel.
Smell: Fruity and spicey with a hint of peppper.
Taste: Really complex with an extraordinary mouthfeel and a dry finish. Coriander and spices dominate the palate, followed by a warming sensation from the 9% abv.
Overall: A good sipper but i have to be in the mood for spice to pick this one up again.
09-10-2007 18:46:15 | More by hops1337
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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