It’s been awhile since I last tried this brew, but I have always enjoyed it when given the opportunity to partake.
Let’s jump to quite possibly my favorite “brewery” website, unibroue.com, and find out what they say about the La Fin Du Monde.
La Fin du Monde was developed through 18 months of research on a unique strain of yeast originating from Europe. It is brewed in honor of the intrepid European explorers who believed they had reached the “end of the world” when they discovered North America ‘the new world’. This triple-style golden ale recreates the style of beer originally developed in the Middle Ages by trappist monks for special occasions and as such it was the first of its kind to be brewed in North America.
How ’bout a sip or two?
This brew comes in a 25.4 oz. bottle and it has an ABV of 9.0%.
The La Fin Du Monde poured a cloudy, yellow/gold color. It produced a bright white head that was not of great size. It was quite fizzy and sudsy. The retention time was slight and the lacing left a little to be desired, but the color does look very nice I must say.
The nose brought out hints of white grapes. They were combined with an exquisite dose of spices ranging the gamut of pepper, cloves and coriander. It was also rather yeasty and bready with undertones of wheat. I found it to be very well balanced and even throughout the drinking experience.
Within the taste, the spices stepped it up a notch. The pepper, coriander and cloves really pushed forward and delighted the tongue with a good “sting”. The white grapes were accounted for again, but I also noticed a touch of alcohol coming out as the liquid passed across the palate. The bitterness was mild due to the yeasty and bready components becoming more evident and round as the brew warmed to room temperature. I thought this was an overall pleasing and excellent flavor.
The mouthfeel was a sturdy medium. It was mostly smooth, dry, crisp and somewhat refreshing. The carbonation was good and a solid amount of heat was generated from both the alcohol and the peppery spice. A commendable amount of flavor was left covering the tongue and roof of the mouth for a good while after each sip too.
The Unibroue La Fin Du Monde is a solid, solid beer to say the least. It’s a “staple” in my book. A beer that I think should be tried by all craft beer enthusiasts. It’s a brew that can be enjoyed at anytime of year in my opinion. It’s one of those beers that, when chosen, is never a bad decision. The aroma and flavor carry enough “oomph” to satisfy. Not to mention the ease of drinkability that it possesses. In conclusion, if you have never tried the La Fin Du Monde, or if it’s been a while since you last did so, don’t hesitate to pick up a bottle the next time you see it. I think that you will be satisfied by the outcome.
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Score: 4.0 out of 5