Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750ml, robe blonde, arôme de levure unibroue et d’épice, goût de fruits épicés.
deyholla (4770) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taco Mac Kennesaw. Pours a hazy dull orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of sweet grain and sweet light fruits with a bit of backing spice. Flavor is similar with sweet grain throughout that is joined by a sweet light fruit note.
ChainGangGuy (4116) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11 ounce pour - $9.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Heavily hazed, golden-orange body with a slim head from a to-the-top pour (but at nine bucks a pop, they better fill this damn glass up).
Smell: Pilsner, wheat, and golden barley maltiness sprinkled with traces of sugary scents. Light dusting of finely-ground spices. Nice fruitiness, with fragrant notes of banana, apple, peaches, and pears (with the banana coming across the strongest).
Taste: Pale, pils, maybe a tickle of wheat with a delicate sugar sweetness prior to the fine fruitiness of apple, pear, and banana puree. Dashes of clove and coriander enclosed in the sweetness. Pulls in some alcohol warmth, but not much at all, really. Lightly warming, fruity, spicy-sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Though it’s been a few years since I last had La Fin du Monde, I didn’t find it to be appreciably different minus a few ticks on the alcohol scale, which is fine by me, really.
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep golden body. Fizzy off-white head. Aroma of clove, spice, toasted grain, floral hops. Hint of cobwebs and pepper. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. Medium to full body, velvety texture turning syrupy, soft carbonation. You can recognize the Unibroue yeast in this — like a thick la fin du monde. Nicely balanced.
rejtable (809) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy light orange with no head or lacing. Not a nice beer to look at. Nose is fruity and sweet with yeast in there as well. Aromas are similar, lots of candy fruit and a bit of a spice in the finish, which is also a bit acidic. Tastes are heavy sweet with some bitterness and acidity as well. Full mouth with lively carbonation. Alcohol is very present.
Chudwick (1072) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours golden with a ton of fizz and white head. Nose is akin to a saison. Yeasty. Light sweet and light sour. Decent but not what I would call a tripel.
PhillyCraft (1957) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours yellow gold with white head.Aromas and taste of Peppermint, cloves, shampoo, coriander, apples, and other belfian spices. Too much spice and weird fruitiness.
tia (755) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Hazy yellow golden with creamy white head.and lacing. Smells of honey, lemon, coriander, and other spice. Tastes sweet tempered by dry and spicy. Creamy mouthfeel, bit of a grainy finish.
drowland (4975) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/12/12. On tap at Kickback’s. Lightly hazed golden pour with a small khaki head that fades but laces in solid rings. Light fruit, cream, banana, honey, and light sugars in the aroma as well as the flavor, maybe stronger banana in the flavor. Lightish and refreshing. Goes down well and smooth. Nice.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Ah, what a lovely beer. Light in color, this drinks with a nice fresh, fruity character. Lemony citrus presides, and the beer has a fun effervescent delivery. Nice herbal finish. Yum. (#4821, 11/10/2012)