345. Unibroue – La Fin du Monde

Unibroue - La Fin du MondeI’m at our homebrew club meeting this evening, and we just finished up discussing hops and sampling several of the single hopped versions of Sam Adams Latitude 48. ┬áSomeone mentioned they had imports at the bar cheap tonight, and it turned out that this Unibroue was on the list.

Location: Enjoyed the bottled beer, served in a tulip glass, at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL.

Numbers: 9% ABV, 19 IBUs, 5.5 SRM, 225  Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It was a slightly hazy golden-orange color and appeared to have a good amount of carbonation in it.  There was a decent head when I poured it, but it fell pretty quickly to a thin layer of bubbles across the top.  There was a fruity aroma along with some yeasty, bready, and honey like aromas.

Taste & Feel: The body was medium and the mouthfeel was smooth, but slightly crisp.  There was a sweet fruitiness in the middle, reminding me of peaches and apricots with a hint of yeastiness.  The fruitiness continued into the finish, accompanied by a belgian-like spiciness and an alcoholic warmth.  The aftertaste was a bit dry, sweet, and fruity.

Food Pairing: I think this would go nicely with a turkey dinner because the turkey would help to bring out the yeasty and bready flavors and temper the fruity flavors and belgian spiciness.

Overall Impression: This had a complex fruitiness to it, and seemed to fit the tripel style nicely. ┬áIt was pretty drinkable despite the high ABV, which was only noticeable in the warmth of the finish. ┬áOverall, I thought this was a good, complex, Belgian style beer. ┬áHowever, while I appreciate Belgians, they’re not my favorite style, but if you’re a fan of the style, you’ll really like this beer.

My Rating: ★★★½☆

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Author: kkozlen

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