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Unibroue

Unibroue
La Fin du Monde Belgian-Style Triple Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 9%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Unibroue
La Fin du Monde Belgian-Style Triple Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 9%
Bright hazy gold color. Aromas of banana creme, clove, lemon balm, pickled apple, and chutney on toasted crumpet with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a very complex, medium-long spiced rice pudding, valencia orange, salted flatbread, and hints of gouda finish. Champagne-like carbonation, complex spicy flavors, and a lengthy finish that lasts until the next sip; an excellent, vibrant example.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: banana creme, clove, lemon balm, pickled apple, and chutney on toasted crumpet
Taste Flavor: spiced rice pudding, valencia orange, salted flatbread, and hints of gouda
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Shawarma, Baked Ham, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Champagne-like carbonation, complex spicy flavors, and a lengthy finish that lasts until the next sip; an excellent, vibrant example.

The Producer

Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
80 Rue Des Carrières
Chambly, Québec J3L 2H6
Canada
1 450-658-7658

Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Trappist or abbey style tripels are pale gold to deep gold in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are characterized by high carbonation and a balance of yeast-driven flavors and alcohol. Yeast-driven flavors may range from lemon to orange to black pepper to clove, with better examples of the style including all these flavors. Paler malts are used when brewing these beers and contribute little to the overall flavor and aroma. Hop bitterness is low-to-moderate and contributes subtle floral and spicy flavors and aromas to the overall complexity. Popularized by Westmalle in 1934, this style quickly spread in popularity, with many Trappist and secular examples now commercially available. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Westmalle Tripel, La Trappe Tripel, Chimay White, St. Feuillen Tripel, Unibroue La Fin du Monde and Tripel Karmeliet.

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Trappist or Abbey Tripel