Those folks at Unibroue have me thinking twice about recycling. If La Fin Du Monde is anything like what we can expect when this crazy little thing we call Earth finally plays it’s last tune, then bring it on. Or it could refer to the relative remoteness of their section of Earth. Who knows, I don’t speak French, and I’ve never been to Quebec.
I grabbed this bottle at Cost Plus after I found my tulip glasses. I knew I needed a proper brew to try them out, and this beer definitely fit the bill. For $7, this is a very solid buy, especially as the price of most bombers gets closer to or surpasses $5.
First, I need to highlight my new glass. The beer pours amazingly and holds a huge glorious head. The aroma of fruits is bursting from the yeast. As you could expect, with such a thick head, the first “sip” is all foam. While this might normally seem a bit unappealing, the head was full of yeasty flavors, lots of fruit, banana and cloves, very sweet. This was just a preview for the beer to follow, very sweet and fruity as well, slightly sour and incredibly drinkable. This beer is a true sign of a quality brewery, as it is big, complex, and a difficult style to pull off, yet this is a beer that even the Bud Light drinker could pick up and appreciate.
After finishing a glass of this, I joined my wife and her friends for an early evening BBQ. The friends brought along the new Bud Light Lime. I didn’t want to, but had to sample this new beverage. For those who care, it tastes like Bud Light with a lime. Surprised? The lime flavor is artificially sweet and a bit candy-like. I gave a shrug of my shoulders to which my wife replied “It’s a chick beer.” Indeed.
I enjoyed the rest of my Fin Du Monde wile others had their Bud Light Lime. The food and company were a joy, and as long as I stayed away from the Bud Light, so was the drink. Besides, when it comes to drinking Anheuser-Busch products, it’s not the end of the world.