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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,830 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 2,830
Hads: 9,310
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 515
Gots: 1,695 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of MeisterBurger
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The most striking thing about this beer while pouring it is the whopping amount of carbonation. It's fizz city here. But it dies down leaving a very typically tripel appearance--mildly hazy golden honey color topped by a bone white head. It retains a creamy, velvety head nicely although there isn't exactly heaps of lacing.

The nose lets you know in no uncertain terms that this is brewed in the Belgian style. It's musty saddle leather yeast, a bit medicinal, with hints of pears and sweet perfume and spice.

The taste follows with a mild fruity sugary sweetness that quickly meets a creamy saddle leather and earthy notes and spice (nutmeg or cinnamon--one of those two) in the finish and a warming alcohol that slowly builds with every sip. A tad too sweet perhaps.

It's full bodied, creamy, powdery and satisfying. Almost a little heavy. Despite that initial burst of carbonation, there isn't a ton to be found here, and I almost wish there was a bit of spritziness and carbonation in the mouthfeel to lighten things up and take the edge off, creeping up as it is on the precipice of cloying.

Extremely drinkable and moreish, which is a dangerous quality in a beer of this ABV. (1,186 characters)

Photo of TongoRad
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by date 05-27-06

Hazy pale golden amber color with a lovely white head that slowly dissipates.

Faint aroma- of spices (orange peel), fruit (a hint of cranberry and strawberry), and malt. Some alcohol. Pleasant, but could be stronger and more complex.

Luxurious mouthfeel, caramel sweet. A prominent bitterness and alcohol presence. Long finish of caramel and fruit.

Although well put together, this beer tends to become cloying towards the end of a bomber- ultimately reflected in drinkability problems. Still worth a try. (539 characters)

Photo of dogger6253
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep, honey color - a brighter yellow near the bottom of the glass. The heads starts off huge and pillowy, but falls rather quickly.

The major scents here are banana, coriander and cloves with some fruity pears, apples and grapes coming in and out. The taste is much of the same, but with a little bit of pineapple lingering in the background.

This beer was highly carbonated, but medium bodied and very crisp. I got a slight warming sensation from drinking it and found myself highly refreshed. (497 characters)

Photo of doughanson78
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Had at balefire in Everett.

A: Light golden/yellow color. Very hazy. One finger head, white, good retention, great lacing.

S: Cloves. Light banana. Nice spiciness. Peppery. Maybe some coriander. Light lemon. Typical Belgian, but good.

T: Again following the nose. Big cloves. Light spiciness. Light banana. Belgian yeast. Lemon.

M: Medium bodied. Slightly creamy. Medium carbonation.

O: A great triple. Great for the style. (464 characters)

Photo of skrib09
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

cloudy golden beer with a foamy white head on top. disappeared rather quickly.

smells of sweet fruit, a touch of syrupy peach maybe, and just a hint of alcohol.

tastes like canned apricots, maybe a touch of a "carbohydrate" taste, and plenty of sweet or sugar.

a bit syrupy on the mouth. the sweetness coats the palate. (322 characters)

Photo of PatronWizard
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The BA Top 100 quest continues with a huge 750ml of 9% La Fin Du Monde. I think they meant the edge of the world instead of the end of the world. Or I'm just an idiot. Actually had to 'pop' the cork...

Spout looks pretty clear/light yellow but pours a perfect Hawiian sunset golden orange (trying to be more descriptive). Big lumpy head of mush.

Smell is all fruit. Oranges, bananas, exotic ones my puny brain can't fathom and underlying common scent of 'beer.'

Tart fruit taste. Quite similar to a mimosa actually. Some clove flavors. Light bananas. Can't have clove without banana.

Feels just a hair harsher than it needs to be, but I really think this orange juice beer is toast.

Overall: middle of the road for me, good but wouldn't seek it out. (754 characters)

Photo of chicagobill13
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

canadian brewery making belguin beer. To me that's a little weird, however canada is putting out some really awesome beers. I could pay a few dollars more and get a truth belguin beer. This is still a great beer. This will be the first and the last i will buy this beer. Not bad. I am kind of impressed. It has no business being with all the rest of the belguin beers. If you want a true Belguin beer please make sure you are reading the bottle. Cheers! (453 characters)

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This poured a golden color with cloudiness. The head was huge and persisted for several minutes. The smell is floral with a hint of coriander. The taste is floral and a bit citrus like. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with the carbonation noted. This is a nice example of the style. (279 characters)

Photo of MyGoodness
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this one at an informal tasting my friends and I threw ourselves. This was one of the highlights for most of those attending. Pours a nice deep honey colour, a little cloudy, with moderate head and lacing. The smell was warm and fruity with some strong spicy notes (even though it's not a heavy, wintry beer, the smell reminds me of X-mas timea bit). Mouthfeel was appropriately fizzy for a fruit flavoured drink, IMO. The taste borders on being sweet, but the spices stop it before it becomes too much. To me, to be perfectly honest, it doesn't really taste like my conception of what a beer should be; I'm not sure why exactly. Some of the people I was with declared it their favourite of the evening; I don't agree with this, but it was a fine beverage nonetheless. (774 characters)

Photo of nickadams2
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A_Pours a hazy stow yellow with a billowy white head. Great retention with thick sticky lace.

S_Clove,spice,fruity esters and alcohol.

T_Spicy cinnamon and clove up front. Fruit esters and belgian yeast and sweet malt. Medicinal aftertaste. Has a nice spicy kick to it. This Belgian has some balls. Nice warming effect.

M_Medium to full bodied with lots of carbonation.

D_Most Belgians I've had are easy drinking. This is more of a sipper. (443 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated "best before" 7 Sept., 2012 (revised with BB 5-2016 bottle in July 2015).

Pours with a white head. Plenty of sediment in the bottle, much of which remains despite a light swirl mid-pour, but some of which comes out at the end of the pour tainting (aesthetically) the center of the white head. Head has excellent duration but leaves little lacing. Liquid is a cloudy yellow-gold.

Mainly fruity yeast and (apparent) spices in the aroma, with a touch of hops and hints of apples, bananas and pears. The taste is also quite yeasty-fruity, with hints of apples and apricots, and even some dark fruits. The high ABV is very well hidden in both the aroma (until it warms up) and the taste. Seems like there is more flavor in the finish than earlier on. Lightly tart.

M: refined, champagne-like feel, although with more body.

O: not my favorite style, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. I can easily see others giving this a very high rating. Flavorful and refreshing, but better as a slow sipper than as a session brew. Complex aroma and flavor. (1,063 characters)

Photo of kenito799
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, best before 2-21-08, poured into a Duvel glass

Gorgeous cloudy golden color, frothy white head leaves some lace, disspiates leaving about 1/3 inch.

Fresh, herbal, grassy aroma, coriander.

Wow, the active fine carbonation creates a fantastically creamy mouthfeel. Utterly addictive, I want to keep drinking more and more...

So crisp and fresh on first tatse, wondeful sweetness spreads across the tongue but balanced perfectly by bracing tanginess...mild hoppy bitterness in the long long finish...but never an overwhelming IPA hophead-type bitterness, an invigorating beautiful interplay of bitter, sweet, refreshing...the 9% alcohol is almost impossible to believe let alone detect...you want to keep drinking and drinking this until...the end of the world!!!

Easily one of the best beers I have had. WHY don't I have more in my fridge right now!

edit 10/17/08: Very interesting to try this after much more beer tasting experience. Still a great beer, but have tasted many better sunce I wrote the review. The flaw here is that the brew is too sweet. I have adjusted my ratings today. (1,105 characters)

Photo of Big_Beers
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A big medicinal and sour fruit nose

Taste also is much the same....Acid malt and spicy

Overall I was impressed with the the lack of alcohol in the taste for such a big beer. Not as complex to my palate

As far as style i have it scored pretty well. The white wine of beer (274 characters)

Photo of Shiloh
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Unibroue has done themselves proud again with this magnifisent product.
A hazy golden amber with a full crown of two+ fingers, mountainous glass cling and medium carbonation.
The body is just short of being full.
The aroma is of spice, citrus and yeast and floral hops.
The taste has a tart lemon like beginning mixed with a spicy secondary, the taste is a little short and dry but no real evidence of the high ABV.
Very nice. (431 characters)

Photo of PhiloPsych
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw yellow out of the bottle. Not much head. Lots of bubbles continuously rise. Aroma is bready and strongly sweetly alcoholic. Flavor is tart and sweet and bready in the finish. In looks and taste this beer is very reminiscent of a Hefeweizen. After warming there is a slight buttery wine-like flavor up front. Some citrus notes also start to come out as it warms. (372 characters)

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I faced the end of the world with a tulip glass.

Appearance- I am greeted by a bone-white, two-finger, puffy crown of foam. It has great retention. The cap is craggy and loaded with small bubbles.

The cloudy body is the color of sunflowers. The beer leaves behind no lace.

Smell- This one is full of Belgian fruits. There is banana, red apple, and a little clove. It is very clean, but at the same time, generic Belgian notes.

Taste- The palate follows the nose pretty closely, and that is usually a good thing. So much clove, banana, and herbalness up front.

It also has some citrus quality to it mid-drink and in the finish, lemon being the most obvious. This is pretty good!

Mouth feel- A solid medium body with a little zip from the carbonation that is a nice touch. This is not the kind of beer that you want to be flat.

Overall- This is a pretty good beer with a Belgian personality. The flavors are a little straight forward, but they are well done. And it helps that it is so drinkable. (1,002 characters)

Photo of BeerBuilder
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Keep your glass close by on this one, it is a bottle gusher. Popped the top on this one and it came rushing out. Once in my glass it was a hazy, golden-straw color, with a off-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweet, of candi sugar. Also in the aroma was spices, and graininess. The flavors I detected were of cloves, spice, and sweet candi sugar. It is fairly light to medium in body, and easy drinking. The alcohol warmth is in the finish, and the strength sneaks up on you. Tasty! (497 characters)

Photo of sonicdescent
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky yellow with a nice finger of white froth. I have to comment on the insane carbonation, it looks like a fountain coming off of the etching in my Sam Adams Sensory glass.

Smells of bread. Some citrus character but not hoppy citrus, more like orange peel? Very clovey.

Tastes very spicy, pretty dry on the finish. Orange ester is present again.

Mouth is extremely high carbonated, so much so that I had difficulty detecting the body, which is somewhere in the middle by the way.

Overall as far as tripels go I much prefer the St. Bernardus but even that is comparing apples to oranges, this is a very spicy example. (631 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottled September 3rd, 2008. My first Canadian review!

A - Huge white head that dissipates quickly over a murky yellow-colored brew. Plenty of carbonation and attractive lacing. A lot lighter than I was expecting from a tripel.

S - Yeast, lemon peel, cloves, with a hint of malt sweetness in the background. There is a good depth of spices and floral notes - it has more in common with some of the good German hefeweizens than with some Belgian tripels. Actually reminds me of a cross between a saison and a hefe...

T - Sweet at the nose, but gets more savory as it passes through the mouth. There's a sharp bite at the top of the palate, likely from the high ABV. A mix of cloves, honeys, spices and yeast - reminds me of a less sweet and more boozy version of Cynicale.

M - Crisp, refreshing, and bubbly - a little champagne like. I was a little surprised by how thin it was for something so strong - it definitely could be creamier and more full-bodied.

D - Not a style that I'd want to pound for an evening, although at 9% there isn't a huge risk of that happening. This is more of a change of pace beer for me.

I remember liking this a lot more in the past, but maybe that was because I hadn't been exposed to the wide variety of US and Belgian brews that I know now. It's not my favorite Unibroue - prefer Maudite, Trois Pistole, and Terrible. (1,361 characters)

Photo of kcinlober
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Apperance : pours about a fist sized head and is a light golden color. Significant lacing.

Aroma: yeast, ferment, citrus, but dry like straw or grass.

At first it is sweet and maybe a little bland, then the heavier yeast flavor kicks in a with a slight choppy aftertaste. Sits well in the mouth, easy to drink but feels substantial. Not complicated tastes, but not a shallow beer either (388 characters)

Photo of Chizoad
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the 2nd time I've had this beer, and both times were a little underwhelming. I admit that the tripel style has never really been a favorite of mine, but this one, even for the style, just doesn't quite get there.

Good looking in the glass. A little surprising because it's much lighter in color than the usual tripel. Pretty carbonation that sort of streaks through the glass.

Light nose with nice malts but not much going on beyond the generally pleasant aroma. I pick up a little of the booze in it.

Very similar to the nose on the palate. There's a sweetness that doesn't dominate.

Good carbonation to go with a medium body. I love the effervescence in this.

Staggeringly drinkable. 9% ABV doesn't detract at all. Sure, I wish it fit my tastes a little bit better but deserves a wow for drinkability. It's definitely not a boring beer, which helps. (864 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not sure what all the hype about this beer is. I assume I much have gotten a bad bottle. Pours hazy golden color with finger width foamy head, which doesn't seem to last long. Slight lacing on side of glass. Of course there are pieces of cork in my beer because it broke apart, trying to get it out. Not good. Smell of bananas and cloves with slight hint of citrus. The taste is very similar to the smell, but there is little to no carbonation and very slight hop bitterness. That is hard to discern as well. Very sweet taste. It is a good beer, but Tripels aren't really my style. (588 characters)

Photo of haddon
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a caramel brown with a two finger head that dissipates quickly. lots of carbonation flowing throughout. not much lacing

S- sweet apricot with a hint of floral...perhaps clove. picking up yeast as well

T- crisp with lots of carbonation as soon as it hits the lips. tastes just like it smells. subtle with mostly citrus flavors...apricots in there as well

M- medium body with lots of carbonation. almost a champagne like fizz in the mouth

D- not the most flavorful tripel I've ever tasted. it actually gets much better as it warms and loses a bit of its carbonation. good beer but think I was expecting more due to its reputation. (641 characters)

Photo of gatornation
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger head that recedes to a very white ring with some sticky clingy lacing..the smell is pears apples bananas and clove with some fresh bread and yeast the taste is the same lots of fruit mixed with clove and some spices some bread and malt and yeast...this is a flavorful tripel a nice example of the style and highly drinkable @ 9% ,,its one i can drink several times in a week between my other favorites (459 characters)

Photo of Luk13
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pale yellow pour with frothy white head and good lacing. Aromas of strawberries and bananas, apricot, unibroue yeast, coriander and cloves and alcohol esters. Taste is spices, apricot and alcohol flavors with banana yeast that lingers for a while. Nice full palate with appropriate carbonation. Somewhat hard to drink due to the apricot/alcool flavors. (360 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,830 ratings.