RichardGretton (4614) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flat looking pale belgian beer with a very dense alcohol aroma.Strong slightly fruity belgian beer flavour but not as good as the genuine article.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden and glowing maze with a moderate fading head. Nice bits swimming about and a consistent thin stream of carbonation from the Duvel "D" in my glass. Aromas are of citrus and fresh cut veggies, yeast, yeast, and more yeast. The flavors are earthy. Sweet hay up front followed by sourdough bread and finishing with a Fresca-hop bite. Somewhat savory towards the end as it warms. Not my cup of tea, really, but it's growing on me as I pop the cork on my second 750 tonight.
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as good as Le Terrible or Maudite, but still a great beer. A golden color with a little malt flavor. A sweet beer.
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although this is a Belgian, it has a light nose and alcohol flavor for such. Quite enjoyable.
icanrate (22) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden yellow, a nice white diminishing head with good lacing. The aroma is tangy, a little musty, some malty sweetness, lightly fruity hops. Tastes of some smooth malts, a bit of alcohol, hops, a little spice, lightly sour. Finishes nicely bitter and a bit sweet/tangy. Quite lively carbonation on the tongue, pretty full in the mouth. To me, it doesn't seem as rich or deep and smooth as Maudite or Trois Pistoles, but it's still another great Unibroue.
Eructoblaster (3757) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy pale yellow beer topped with rich, dense and long-lasting brew. Complex and robust nose dominated by spices and a touch of citrus. The alcohol remains better hidden as in most of the Tripels. A tremendous succession of sweetness and spice followed by a quite alcoholized finish that reminds you that this is not ordinary beer. La Fin du Monde definitely stands among those which are to beer what champaign is to wine.
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust, exquistely fragant and rich, thanks to triple fermentation and hints of caramal.
DSchick01 (3) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This very smooth Abbey Triple is a very well balanced ale whose flavor has a very unique blend of wild spices, malt and hops. Although 9% it is very smooth and has a champagne-like effervescent that must be enjoyed out of a Trappist or Brandy galss. This Unibroue treasure is a must try!
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a yellow and hazy hefeweizen. I could taste the alcohol right up front, with some sweet ripe fruit (banana, apple, figs) and a light wheat finish.
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2008 Original Rating February 11, 2004: Bottle. Cloudy golden color. Small, white head that disappears rapidly. Very fruity aroma and taste, heavy on the apricot. I believe the other taste was of yeast. The alcohol content was apparent. It left a bitter taste in my mouth with too much of an acidic quality. I was hoping for more, or maybe just something different than what I got. 6/3/5/2/12 Re-rating June 26, 2008: Hazy yellow color with a medium head. Plenty of coriander and yeast in the aroma. More of the same in the taste, rounded out with a bit of sweet orange and malt.