Review: La Fin du Monde, Unibroue

La Fin du Monde
Unibroue — Chambly, Canada

  • Style: Belgian Tripel Golden Ale
  • Bitterness:  19 IBU
  • ABV:  9.0%
  • Malts:   Not provided
  • Hops:  Not provided
  • Sampled:  12 oz. bottle
  • Price: $1.99 ($11.99 six-pack equivalent) at Trader Joe's.

Description:  "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." — Unibroue

Random thoughts:   I found this at Trader Joe's as part of a Unibroue variety pack.  I thought this beer was fitting as I contemplated our impending doom on Saturday.  Fortunately, rapture has been delayed, so I can share my thoughts on this beer with you.

The tasting:  Light golden in color, hazy, with yeast and sediment floating in suspension.  Its fluffy white head dissipated slowly into a fine ring around the glass, leaving no lacing.  Aroma of pepper, coriander, clove, and yeast.  The spices introduced in the aroma all come through in flavor, along with subtle pear and a slightly sweet bready malt backbone.  La Fin du Monde is light to medium-bodied and has a slightly effervescent mouth feel.  It finishes semi-dry with spice and a touch of alcohol.   

Rating:  5 star.  Liquid Perfection!   For only the sixth time, I'm awarding my highest rating.  I've tasted and enjoyed several Belgian Golden ales, but La Fin du Monde is in a different league.  It has the perfect balance of malt and spice and its 9% ABV is amazingly masked.  At the end, I was ready for another as if I was drinking a session ale.  If the world ended on Saturday, I would have left it drinking an amazing beer.  Give La Fin du Monde a try—but don't wait until the next apocalypse...

Have you tried La Fin du Monde or any other Unibroue beers? 

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  1. I endorse the five stars. Amazing beer. Plus, you have to hand it to Unibroue for their names and label art.

  2. I like their label artwork as well. I'm a big fan of the story or inspiration behind the beer. These guys tell some good stories.


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