redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
See my review for Don De Dieu for everything except color as La Fin Du Monde is a bright lemon color. Not that they are bad beers just to similar to tell apart. In fact they taste like Blanche de Chambly as my wife reminded me.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This lovely treat reminded me of New Belgium's Trippel. Similar wheat/citrus aroma and flavorful body. I did find La Fin to be a bit more complex, but maybe that was only because it was a touch heavier. Just a bit of a light, slowly disapating head.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A light golden ale with smooth frothy head. Body lighter than expected but stil carries a nice flavor profile of fruit and spice.
Frank (3261) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright golden. Ever-so-slightly hazy. Surprisingly thin head for Unibroue. Light yeast esters in the nose--banana, cloves, maybe a touch of pepper. Very fine, smooth carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Silky mouthfeel. A sharp tart bite up front. Mellows quickly and beautifully. More bananas in the middle with some slight malt sweetness. Definite wheat notes. Lightly bitter finish with a pronounced note of cloves. Refreshing and deliciously complex.
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - APR 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is some good stuff. Loads of citrus, has an incredible finish. Nice mix of spices.
kumite56 (472) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice tripel and a decent beer to make my 100th beer rated on RateBeer. (Wish it were Westvleteren instead but it will do). Yeasty, loaded with that citrusy hoppy aroma but a nice balance of sweetness and malt in the finish. Spicy and flowery in taste. A good beer and one on my repurchase list.
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold body, huge frothy white head. Aroma of lemon and citrus. Flavor of alcohol and spice, some notes of citrus fruit, maybe orange. Smooth palate with a dry, mellow finish. Another great brew from Unibroue.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, honey like aroma, musky. Light wheat/yeast profile with citrus. Vapory. Low hops. Sour cherry aroma after pouring sediment. Nice white foamy lacing head atop slightly cloudy butterscotch-orange liquid. Medium effervescence - light on the tongue. Medium silky watery body. Lightly sweet but it sticks with you in the finish and after. Citrus,wheat,yeast and small pleasant bitterness. Fruity sweet in the back of the throat. A little alcohol. A little more bitterness after pouring sediment. Nice beer.
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright golden color with a nice white head. Aroma of clove and coriander. Flavor was very good with a good complex mix of clove, coriander, malt and a little bitterness. A very good brew.
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy, caramel-orange color. Well-defined citrus flavor (oranges?) Spices and yeast flavors abound. Not for the faint of heart, although the alcohol content does not overwhelm you. Overall, a pretty good Tripel.