It’s The End of The World As We Know It…

Jason Ruiz

Elegant and assertive, Le Fin Du Monde embodies the hockey-loving country in which it's brewed. /Photo: Jason Ruiz

Even though R.E.M. was an American-rock band, they sure wouldn’t flinch at being grouped in with this Canadian beer. Unibroue, a brewery from the province of  Quebec, prides itself on manufacturing fine, Belgian-style ales. They didn’t strike out with La Fin du Monde, or, “the End of the World” for all you non-French majors.


The bar tender at 4th Street Vine in Long Beach did a superb job of pouring this ale, creating a head that resembled a whipped topping on a dessert as it rested inside its tulip glass. The foam provided a preview of what flavors were contained in the body.: A sweet, fruity essence with a bit of a spice that had a finish that smacked of champagne.


Despite the heaviness associated with this Belgian-style brew, La Fin du Monde goes down easy and doesn‘t leave you feeling like you‘ve eaten a loaf of bread. It‘s a little ambitious to think you could drink this beer all night given it’s alcohol by volume (a stout 9 percent). However, the combination of the fruity base flavor of the beer with the accompanying bitterness makes it a pleasant beer to drink and keep drinking. .


La fin du Monde is sold in a 4-pack and retails for about $12. Don‘t be scared off byit‘s apocalyptic title. Drinking this ale wont commence the rapture, and like Michael Stipe sang…you’ll feel fine.


~ by J. Ruiz on March 4, 2012.

One Response to “It’s The End of The World As We Know It…”

  1. This makes me want to fly fighter jets and punch aliens. “Welcome to Earth.”

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