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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,104 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7104
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow, solid lacing with 10% clarity. pours a healthy two finger head and reduces but sits for a while.
S: bread, ripe banana, coriander, unidentified sweetness
T: Coriander again on the profile with a processed sugar sweetness and musty belgium yeast that you would expect
M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel and carbonation
O: This is probably the best example of a true Belgium Tripel I have enjoyed. Nothing too bold or odd but if you are looking to try the pure profile this is your best bet.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 14:50:42 | More by SavvyStudent
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Clints1991

Colorado

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

Had it bottle in a Goblet. It pours a golden yellow, with a white head that dissipates slowly. It has a strong nose. I got a lot of floral hints and some coriander. It is a medium body with slightly high carbonation and also dry. On the taste I pick up some fruits such as apple and pear. I also get a little bit of spice. Overall this is a really good beer. Has an amazing aroma and tastes amazing. Overall this is one of my favorite beers now!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 03:48:40 | More by Clints1991
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darthvohn

Texas

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Goblet

Appearance: Golden yellow with a near crystal clear body; marshmallow fluff white micro bubble foam floats on top, slowly shrinking down leaving an eighth of an inch lace behind. When I envision sitting down to an ale, this is it.

Smell: Very floral with heavy coriander up front, followed by malt and booze after. You can pick up the sweetness in the nose too. Very delightful!

Taste: Sweet honey, full juicy fruits - apple, pear, banana, and spice (warming, like cloves?) & malt. Wow. Balanced; no one flavor overpowers another. I'm really digging this.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated; medium body and dry.

Overall: Picked this up solely on reputation as I recently had a local tripel which left me wanting to explore this style. This is pretty dang good.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:54:35 | More by darthvohn
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xabyss

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's been many a fortnight since I've enjoyed this brew last; plucked it from the wine shop shelves as the first drink of 2014. Here's to a year of gaining weight, drinking more and being less productive. La Fin Du Monde pours a dull, effervescent copper orange with fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Opaque body, not a whole lot of lace. Sweet and spicy on the nose, with notes of coriander, oranges, bready yeast and assorted citrus. One previous reviewer likened the scent to "salt sea air and steel." Sure, why not? Spices and citrus carry through to the palate in a big way. It's a complex profile that's hard to tease apart, with sweetness and spice and everything malty. Something about the moutfeel has always felt a bit off to me. Heresy, I know. My expectations for the style don't mesh well with the heaviness and aggressively carbonation. It goes down tasty but I'd be lying if I said it goes down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 02:43:21 | More by xabyss
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cambabeer

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this as my last beer of 2013, and it was a good choice.
Nice golden yellow body with a clingy white lace head.
Nose is full of spices and fruits ranging from the hops to some apple and pear. There's also some clove and bubble gum somewhere in there.
Nice fruity sweet start to the taste, malty and bready at first. The hops try to break through the sweetness and banana/apple character and do so subtly. The end is a very spicy clean taste almost like crushed pepper, warms the soul. Nice champagne-like carbonation is the perfect fit on this beer and one could be fooled into thinking it was more like 4%ABV and not the 9% that it is. Super well done belgian triple.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2014 15:11:57 | More by cambabeer
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SteelSaw

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving-Bottle

Pour- Poured into a Teki, semi aggressively. Pours a good two finger head.

Appearance- Cloudy with a deep golden/straw color, with tints of orange.

Smell- Spicy, minimal hops smell just on the back notes. Some dried banana smell. Perhaps the slightest hint of dried cherries?

Taste- Pretty much follows the nose, hints of dried banana and spice. It is sweet but the spice may be a touch too much for me. For a 9% it is incredibly smooth though and gives no hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Very good mouthfeel. Medium and creamy. Carbonation is nicely balanced.

Overall- This is a good beer, but one I would need to be in the mood for due to the spice.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:50:39 | More by SteelSaw
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RyanPoff

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml poured into 16 oz stein. Rest drank from the bottle.

A: Cloudy orange to gold with about a finger of foamy white head retreating with lacing. Very inviting.

S: Allspice, coriander. spices, with hops lingering a bit behind the spicy smells. Very spicy smell without being overwhelming.

T: Spice, spice, and spice with plenty of funk. Nothing hanging on the back end. Spot on for what I like in a trippel.

M: Effervescent carbonation with medium body. Bubbly like champagne. No slickness, oiliness, or any sort of nasty after feeling.

Great beer for the style and really pushes the mainstream in terms of what beer is.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 00:01:40 | More by RyanPoff
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FLima

Brazil

4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with a thick but small head that leaves a constant ring and some laces.
Slightly citrus sour aroma with notes of bananas and overripe pineapple, bready malt, mix of Belgian and Weizen yeast.
Pleasant and refreshing flavor with notes of green apples, orange peel, pear and condiments (highlighting coriander). Finishes as Champagne.
Medium to full body with perfect carbonation. Alcohol of 9% abv made a life time marriage with this beer.
A hoppy tripel with its own personality and that is hard to beat, even for true native Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 19:00:25 | More by FLima
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent little Trip from Canada. Not bad vs. Belgium.

12oz bottle at $47.00/24pk at The Beer Store

A- Opens with a typical Unibroue snap. Pours with huge head and an almost coppery colour. Head stays for a few then tapers to a skim

S- Pepper, citrus and coriander

T- Very very good. Spice hits the middle of the tongue right away. Mellows out to a peppery, coriander flavor. Very carbonated and stays that way throughout the bottle. Gets a touch bitter at the end after warming.

O- Another sample for the cellar. Will see how this one goes as the years roll by as well.

For a couple of 24pk investments per year this is a great one to keep around and sample regularly. I like it.

Food Pairing

This spicy young Tripel will pair nicely with... Pad Thai

This beer is a great little match with Pad Thai. The peanuts and coriander in the Pad Thai just opens up this offering when the beer hits 15-18deg C. Open at 10deg C, sip and let it open up to 15deg C and begin dinner. Try a few bites then watch what you taste...

Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 18:54:04 | More by DaveBar
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STEELERFAN2390

Florida

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this tripel really focuses on the yeast and Belgian characteristics.

A-slightly cloudy ,pours orange-ish copper with a nice foamy head.

S- bananas yeast clove bready alcohol

T-well balanced on the sweeter /heavier side. remnants of a hefeweizen in this brew with the banana / cloves...tasty and very crisp but a little TOO sweet for me to session,but still highly drinkable even a 9%abv.

M-nice carbonation with a fruity ,tangy,spicy type freshness...very, very easy to drink.

O- overall this is a great beer that is very well balanced and very well crafted.
I keep it around for when I only want one or two beers at night.

purchased at winn Dixie in marco island,fl for 8.99$ for a 4pk. ,sometimes they place it in the make your own 6pack /mix-n-match area for 8.99...whatever they say. lol
A MUST TRY

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 21:07:56 | More by STEELERFAN2390
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pvo

Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat heavy mouthfeel, not as light as I remembered it - might have been something about me drinking it straight out of the bottle.

The head was a bit more diffuse than I remember it, but was fairly durable, especially considering that it came out of a bottle. Color was a deep golden, fairly translucent.

This is a beer that I'll always enjoy, but it's a bit too heavy for me. Given its similarity to a hefeweizen, I'd probably grab a Weihenstephaner instead. That isn't much of a knock, since the other is one of my favorites, but as the former is widely available, it does mean I won't buy this often going forward.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 23:16:35 | More by pvo
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Dayman766

Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- Hazy gold. Pours out with a thick head even with a slow pour, but it subsides and a hint of foam lingers afterwards
S- Sweet fruits and a full blast of Belgian yeast; slight hint of alcohol
T- Strikes the perfect balance of sweet and bitterness. Other tripels I've had have been a bit too bitter for my taste, but this sublime beer finds that sacred balance.
M- medium, appropriate carbonation; slightly sticky - the taste lingers nicely
O- Easily in my top 3 beers; Unibroue sure knows what they're doing!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 04:12:24 | More by Dayman766
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delta490

Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-cloudy opaque gold with a foamy white head; good retention and lacing

S-fruity esters abound. Banana and yeast are strong

T-marches hand in hand with the aroma's dominant characteristics

M- thinner but it holds up well to the strong flavors. A slight bubble on the tongue

O-a truly delicious Belgian-style Tripel

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 01:27:54 | More by delta490
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T-34-85

New York

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good Belgian Tripel that exudes the belgian yeast flavor and aroma.

A: A nice orange color with a solids 1 1/2 finger head.

S: A sweet and yeasty aroma that is indicative of the Belgian style.

T: A sweet well balanced Tripel with the presence of well proportioned spice notes.

M: Good mouth feel with a nice level of carbonation .

Overall: A well conceived Tripel. Not my typical type of beer, but a nice change of pace, and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 00:27:37 | More by T-34-85
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Hazy golden-orange color, big and fluffy white-colored head. Minimal lacing. Carbonation bubbles rise, yeast sediment settles. Attractive.

S- Light fruits and spices, peppery and floral. The sweet and sour funky yeast aroma is direct from Belgium, per se. It's complex and powerfully aromatic.

T- Banana, pear, tart fruit and yeast flavors. Some spices, clove, sugary too.

M-Tingly and tart. Medium body and carbonation. Sour with a candied finish.

O- A lot of beers deliver 9.0 abv, this one completes the formula with the looks, aromas, and flavors of a true Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 21:02:21 | More by NiceTaps
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Ava's in Easton, MD. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a creamy white head in a Chimay glass. Aroma of pears, spice, yeast. Flavor follows with lots of fresh juicy pears, honey, some spice, and lingering yeast ones on the palate. Medium bodied, slightly dry finish yet still juicy, adequate carbonation. Such am easy drinking really world class brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 16:34:24 | More by BMMillsy
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CHickman

New York

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy yellow gold color with a lot of sediment in it and bubbles racing up the middle like champagne to a 2-3 finger foamy off white head that faded about average speed and left a foamy cloud on top and decent spotty lacing.

Smells of pepper, yeast, grains, clove, herbs, spices like coriander and tea leaf, fruit like an almost rotting pear and mild alcohol; a very yeast funk driven nose that is Belgian via Canada.

Tastes of yeast, pepper, sweet malt, grains, clove, herbs, wheat bread, floral hops, spices including coriander, cinnamon and tea leaf, fruit like an almost rotting pear and/or apple skins, funk (like a penny) and very in-your face alcohol that brings a mild burn but somehow turns sweet and malty and fades as it slides down. It’s tart, it’s sweet, it burns and yet somehow it’s very complex and tasty; the 9% ABV is not hidden and part of the experience, likely by design as this beer would be great an a Canadian winter warmer. More fruit and yeast draw out as it warms and other spices mix in as it seems to change with each sip. This beer makes you really appreciate the yeast and funk taste.

Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy at the same time, with a medium body, mild fizzy carbonation and a funky, slightly bitter finish that has heat but then fades and cools to a bready/grainy sweetness.

Overall it is a flavorful beer that is heavy and hits you hard with the ABV, but the taste, ABV burn and general composition are spot on for a Triple and this beer nails it. It is intense and has heat, but in a good way that reminds you of why you would drink a beer like this – because it is everything an Adjunct Lager is not: it’s complex, meant for sipping and each sip is different as the beer/yeast morph from exposure to air, temperature changes and fermentation. This is craft beer Monk style and not an attempt to mass produce a dull consistent flavor; this beer sits in the bottle and turns into an experience, and once again for me this brew was a great experience. A high recommendation, his is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 04:33:45 | More by CHickman
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 4.25 - The beer is a nice amber orange clear color with a white thick head that leaves a nice lacing. Very majestic looking bottle.

S - 4.5 - Nice belgian yeasty smell with bready, fruity notes. Banana, orange, cereal. Smells like candy in beer form :)

T - 4.5 - Same belgian yeasty/bready notes in the taste as in the smell. Banana, orange, white pepper.

M - 4.5 - Great mouthfeel, light - medium with slight alcohol warmth. Aftertaste is sweet bready banana. Very clean beer.

O - 4.5 - Probably the best belgian strong pale ale that I've had. It's pretty amazing.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 01:24:09 | More by ISmith87
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BVukelich

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Love, love this beer. The taste is phenomenal. The aroma makes my nose smile (if it could). The only reason it doesn't get perfect 5's is the high ABV. I want to be able to drink more of this beer in one sitting but 1 bottle does it for me. I'm so glad it is available year round at any decent bottle shop.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 05:00:12 | More by BVukelich
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed immensely from bottles twice in tulip glasses; each over more than 30 compelling minutes.
(Also tasted on tap shortly afterwards, with comparison notes interspersed below).

The color is a hazy peach-gold. A bubbly head falls fast in a tulip glass (even when poured on draught), but holds on milky to the edge, fed by lines of carbonation, such that lacing participates in slipping patches with every gulp.
It smells of sweet cherry candy, salt sea air, banana, some pine, steel, and a touch of citrus. Malt stands nicely at the center (but somehow folds in the draught version). A little grass and coriander pops up with warming. The palette of scents is eclectic, but pointillistically well-blended with a wash of honey-wheat.
Each gulp has a sweet start that's turned on the bubbles to a note of early spice. Then come bright citrus acids followed by apricot booze. All along, there's banana toffee, but it's balanced wonderfully by tartness, salinity (which is unfortunately not present on draught), pepper, and a clean grassy hop note.
The mouthfeel is splendid--slick going in, then buzzy with bubbles that blossom into a richness that stays but doesn't stain. The backsides of the tongue still hold its soft oil while the belly is feeling the heat of ethanol.
I've found a Tripel in North America that isn't merely a clumsy tropical cordial aged for funk--this is a true craft that I'd drink way too much if I could. Good news is that it seems to be better (stronger spice-stone fruit flavor, cleansing salinity, and right-tuned malt) with some conditioning time in the bottle, so perhaps it will travel well to me in the future...

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 22:12:13 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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itsscience

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the first craft brews I enjoyed. Cloudy yellow in color with a two-finger white head that quickly disappears. It smells like banana and dried chili peppers. There's not a whole lot of funky yeast on the nose, as in more typical trippels. The taste is sweet with banana and maybe a little bit of mango flavor. There's also a spicy clove flavor and a low level of barnyard funk, but these flavors are rather low-key and it's much sweeter than your traditional dry Belgian trippel. There's huge carbonation in this beer and it has a medium body. Scarily easy to drink at 9%. It may not fit the style exactly but it is very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 04:26:27 | More by itsscience
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally saw this in the nearby LCBO, very excited to try and even more excited since 4 pack was $9.75 CDN, or close to a dollar less per bottle than the delicious Belgian Tripels. Reviewed bottle 2 of 4. Served fairly cold, but did allow for a bit of warming prior to consumption. poured into oversized wine glass.

Appearance - Hazy golden, luxurious honey brown color spills into the glass. Just enough transparency to see the outline of hand on the other side of the glass but not much else. 1.5 fingers of off-white head is poured and has excellent retention, leaving spiderwebs of lacing down the glass. It doesn't get much better than this.

Smell - Honey, sweetness, Belgian yeasty smell. Subtle spiciness and a bit of wheat. There is some booze present but smells more like a 6-7% beer than a 9% one. Caramel, molasses and candied sugar make up the other sweetness elements in the nose.

Taste - Sweetness that is delicious but not cloying, a well crafted Tripel, notes of caramel and fruit but very hard to nail down a flavor profile. Is extremely complex and the flavors actually seem to be changing the father into the glass I go. However strong enough use of hops and bitter malts to offset what would otherwise be a sweet beer so that the balance is exceptional. Booze is again subtle and a few spicy, peppery flavors at the end.

Mouthfeel - Rich, fulfilling mouthfeel, yet just simple enough that it doesn't overwhelm. Also to me was slightly light bodied, and consumption of multiple bottle would be easily possible. Medium / high and a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Delicious, well crafted tripel that may be my favorite I've had in the style. Complex enough in that it is fun to identify all the different flavors and features of the beer, but at the end of the day the most enjoyment from this beer is still generated by actually just drinking it. Should I ever be stranded on a desert island with only one beer until the end of time in an "end of the World" scenario, La Fin Du Monde is certainly one I could live with and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 03:27:33 | More by DenisKolkin
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A world class beer from Quebec. Pours a luminescent golden treacle colour with an attractive white head that leaves lacing throughout the glass. Warming aroma of caramelized malts with a Belgian yeast backbone and their cloves and spices. The flavour is well balanced, with malt and yeast depth from start to finish. Banana notes transition into caramel before a warming bitterness. The 9% ABV is scarily well hidden!

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 18:46:10 | More by hopsolutely
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philipsanchez09

California

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't a beer drinker at all until a friend recommended that I try this out. I usually went towards the whiskey because I felt that all beers tasted the same... Yeah, I know right... What do you expect when all I had was Tecate, Bud Light, Coors, Budweiser, & Heineken. I mean there isn't anything wrong with those, but I mean they weren't anything to be driving to the store for.

"La Fin" has a great and smooth taste. You can taste the light hint of orange & lemon citrus. The smell also reveals the same. The taste doesn't linger for too long but just enough to really appreciate this for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 21:46:10 | More by philipsanchez09
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RandomExile

Maryland

4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Freshly poured, a hazy amber/gold, leaning orange. Light, fine foamy head, dissipates quickly leaving a thin surface rim and floating remnants. Beautiful lacing in repetitive cascading patterns.
S: Malty, coriander, sweet, orange
T: Strong malt, yeasty, mild citrus bite
M: Full, creamy, light, dry finish
O: One of the most satisfying beers I've had. The flavors are perfectly balanced, and while it's easily drinkable, it has a respectable alcohol content making it an excellent social choice.

750mL / $8.99

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 06:04:50 | More by RandomExile
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,104 ratings.