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.  Someone 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.  It was pretty drinkable despite the high ABV, which was only noticeable in the warmth of the finish.  Overall, I thought this was a good, complex, Belgian style beer.  However, 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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