I just love Unibroue beer. Every one of their beers has something different, but all are some of the best examples of Belgian style beer produced in North America. And for good reason as Unibroue employs belgian born Gino Vantieghem, former brewer at the Chimay Trappist brewery, as their head brewmaster. Of all of the Unibroue offerings, La Fin Du Monde is quite possibly my favorite.
La Fin Du Monde is a belgian style tripel, which pours pale golden with a quickly dissipating thick head. La Fin Du Monde’s aroma is strong, with candied fruit and banana flavor, offset by the spice of cardamom, nutmeg and cloves. All of Unibroue’s offerings are brewed “on lees”, which means that they are only partially filtered, and they are refermented in the bottle which produces a higher concentration of proteins and yeast. This adds a bread-like vanilla scent that ties everything together nicely. This beer has a very champagne-like mouthfeel with a dry aftertaste. Although it has a abv of 9%, this beer is an easy drinker and pairs really well with some blue cheeses, seafood, and chocolate desserts. Cheers!