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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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96
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8,854 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,854
Reviews: 2,779
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,267 | FT: 17
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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 RealityGrill
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Massive head and you can see tendrils of carbonation when held up to the light

S: CLOVE, sweet banana, and slight alcohol

T: Fruity and spicy, followed by significant alcohol burn which seems to fit with the taste and exits through the nose (not unpleasant)

M: Very effervescent and hard to 'grip'; I feel that this interferes with proper tasting

D: I could drink these all night

The bottle and style are appealing.

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cavedave
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a thick, cloudy, straw color, topped by very dense two finger off-white head that relaxes to a skin and leaves a ring of fine lace on my snifter.

Smell is that Unibroue yeast aroma (at least to me it seems all the Unibroues have the same sweet, tangy yeast bouquet to them), candy, mild spiciness, and a light breadiness that balances it into a nose that knows.

Ah, what flavor, it is astonishingly full of yeast, candy, peach, and grain. I am three sips in, it is about forty five degrees, and I can tell this is gonna get better as it warms. Yes, now that it warms subtle hints of spice and floral notes appear, and the main flavors grow, and join into a harmony of deliciousness. The finish is juicy, semi sweet, and long. The word luscious was made to describe this brew. Something is missing, though. That something is alcohol. It is MIA, not there, no taste whatever. Awesome!

Mouthfeel? As good as it gets, better than Saint Bernardus in this department. Light, full, not overcarbonated, clingy, it clears well, lasting flavor that is a joy on the palate. Next.

Drinkability, due to its 9% ABV, lack of any alcohol flavor or heat, crazy deliciousness, and perfect mouthfeel, is triple red flag warning dangerously excellent.

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- This is the most beautiful beer I have ever seen. There is a massive foamy head that keeps surging upwards! The carbonation is spectacular, there is a torrent of it that keeps jutting up from the center of the glass. Beer itself is a golden straw color.

Smell- Heavy with heavy date and candied fruit smell but with a deep mustiness as well.

Taste- Incredibly smooth, sweet and yeasty, not sharp at all. Alcohol is hidden extremely well. Warm and bready, almost like there is some dough in there.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, the beer drinks like Im having foam and not liquid.

Drinkability- Dangerous as its at 9% but incredibly smooth and well balanced.

Photo of argock
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750mL brown bottle into an oversized red wine glass.

A: Inviting hazy golden color with nearly white head that disappates quickly with a thin rim of bubbles.

S: Sweet fruit and prominent yeast aromas and mellow spices with faint alcoholic/phenolic smell.

T: Smooth and dangerous as this does not drink like a 9% ABV beer. Delicious light, sweet flavors of pear, apricot, banana, and citrus blend with smooth yeasty, bready with a subtle blend of spices for a great overall taste.

M: Smooth with no alcohol detectable and a very mild fruity, clean aftertaste.

D: Probably the most drinkable tripel around because of the soft, balanced blend of fruit and malty flavors that is not too sweet but come together exceptionally well.

Cellared review:
2009 La Fin Du Monde (best by date 1/28/12)
Super smooth with toned down alcohol and delicious pear, peach, and apple flavors, crisp herbal hops, and light fruity yeast. The vegetal flavors that occasionally sneak in with this brew are nowhere to be found. This beer is drinking excellently right now and it's hard to believe it will improve much more. Probably my favorite tripel, and I have been drinking a lot of Belgians (somewhat fresher but still with some time on them) lately.

Photo of yourefragile
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, approaching a year old, been kept refrigerated, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy, golden yellow color with steady carbonation that is very hard to see through the murk. Very retentive off white, with very little lacing, just a few streaks.
S: Very sweet, spicy and touch of medicinal like alcohol. Ripe fruit, sugars, the typical Unibroue yeastiness, along with some clove and pepper, but big on the sweet and spice (cinnamon, etc).
T: Starts off a very sweet, spicy flavor up front and never really lets up as some more earthiness comes in and the carbonation hits you. Clove, pepper, banana, ripe fruit, yeast flavors all hit in the middle. Not much of an alcohol presence. The sweetness dominates, but is perfectly balanced by the spice.
M: Like a Unibroue beer, you know what to expect, tons of carbonation over a medium body but still very smooth. Finish is very sweet and candy like.
D: Easiest drinking Triple I've had. I think I still prefer Maudite and Trois Pistoles over this beer personally, but as far as Triples go, this is easily one of my favorites.

Photo of jeffboo
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice peachy, cloudy looking brew with a tall white head. The aroma is a huge winner here, with tropical fruits (kiwi,pinapple,banana, and coconut) all around, just perfect for what's to follow. A carbonated but smooth mix of spicy and tropical. The tropicals here are coconut and pinapple with spicy vanilla and yeasty flavors supplied in a light, airy body with a lightly bitter dry finish. Very delicious and unique.

Photo of Running4beer
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At first glance not the best looking beer in the world, but who drinks beer for the looks. I poured this into a snifter and it poured out a hazy gold/straw color with a thick frothy head that took it's time to settle to a thin lace. Right off the bat you get a wiff of yeast and some spiciness, I preferably don't appreciate the smell of yeast(don't know why, I just don't) so I immediately prejudged this brew, to be not good. I couldn't have been more wrong. The taste was awsome it had some yeast, spice and a hint of citrus no alcohol aftertaste at all to this, unlike some of its counterparts. Mouthfeel was smooth and rich. This is an easy to drink beer but if you have more than the four watch out cause the bark isn't as big as the bite(or something like that). I also learned not to prejudge a beer without tasting it, smell or looks may be decieving but until you taste it you never know.

Cheers!!!

Photo of Overlord
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An exceptional beer from Unibroue. Incredibly drinkable for its potency and for the complexity of its flavor (there are four or five distinct strains of taste to focus on), and is not to be missed. Bready yeast, citrus, a bit of a hay/grass flavor. Good stuff.

I could do some serious damage ... to myself, probably ... if I ever saw this on tap.

Photo of astrasday
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this from a 750 ml bottle into a La Fin Du Monde glass I got for free with the beer. Lovely golden hue with a two finger white head quickly dissipates with no lacing.

Raw sugar, yeast, tangerine and a hint of pineapple come through on the smell.

Taste-- Wow. Malts and yeast dominate in this complex flavor. Fruity tangerine, orange and pineapple take a back seat. Alcohol is nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel is creamy and even a bit oily with how smooth it is.

High drinkability. Another deceptively strong one from Unibroue. A delicious brew that goes down smooth with little trace of alcohol.

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a tulip

A - Orange, amber a tad tan, pours a nice head but it's gone about a third of the way through

S - Light citruss, sweet honey wheat, grass

T - Nice wheat malt up front, yeasty and sweet

M - A really nice dry finish, very smooth and light

O - Dangerously drinkable at 9%

Photo of BWED
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted and reviewed on 12/21/12, in honor of the end of the world.

25.4 oz. bottle poured into wine glass

A- Turbid golden yellow-orange (yeah, lots of color) with a white one finger head that's quite fizzy. Dissipates down to little patches, yet a slight swirl enhances the head instantly. A little bit of lacing remains around the glass

S- Fruity up front, maybe peachy, and some light freshly baked bread in the background. Booze is fairly strong, but smells delicious.

T- Very sweet, and fruity. Bread comes up more so than in the smell, but all that yeast screams at you in the taste.

M- Quite thick but very smooth, velvety. The carbonation dances on the tongue and it makes me giddy! Perfect feel.

O- Delicious, complex (and baffling.) You know it's good when it brings a smile to your face every time you take a sip. A wonderful beer, and if I did know the world was ending, it might just be the beer I go out on.

Photo of Beerislife652854
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've read nothing but good things about this beer, so obviously I had to try it. Into my Guinness glass it goes.

A - Hazy golden/ orange body with a thin, compact white head that fades rather quickly, but stays around in patches.

S - Citrus and fruit, hints of bitter hops at the end.

T - VERY MILD. No hint of harsh alcohol at all. Hints of citrus fruits, such as orange, lemons, even some hints of strawberries.

M - Crisp and refreshing. A perfect balance of carbonation and smoothness. Very nice.

D - Dangerously drinkable. One of this beer's best attributes, in my opinion, is that there is absolutely no trace of an unpleasant aftertaste.

Photo of GatorBeerNerd
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz single purchased as part of a Unibroue mixed pack purchased at Whole Foods in Duluth, GA poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy straw like yellow with a faint covering of bubbles that would be hard to call a head. Even though there is a small amount of bubbles they do leave sheets of sticky lacing as the beer is consumed. I would give it a slightly higher score if it had more of a head. I did pour it very slowly and the snifter is oversized. Maybe they contributed to the lack of head.

S: A beautiful citrus aroma dominates the nose. The alcohol is noticeable in the nose, but it is not overpowering at all. It smells very good.

T: There is a nice fruit taste, but it doesn't dominate like the aroma would leave you to believe. It is very subtle. A nice malt backbone, classic Belgian yeast flavors, and some sort peppery spicing. The alcohol is well hidden. This is a very nice tasting brew.

M: The peppery spicing gives it a nice tingle in the mouth. It is a bit thin, but still is enjoyable to roll around on the tongue.

D: This one is too drinkable for your own good. With an ABV of 9% it still drinks like a session beer.

Photo of AlexJ
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml cork finish

Light clover honey yellow in color with a puffy white head of tiny bubbles. Head retention is quite good with a few patches of lace. There are cascading tiny bubbles coming from the bottom of my chalice.

The aroma is full of ripe apricot, honey-drenched oranges, pear, banana, and plenty of trademark Uni spice and yeasty bread notes. There is a sweet hint of alcohol to warm it up a bit.

Ooh ya, this is good. There is definately a fuzzy apricot sweetness highlighted by honey, melon, sweet floral tones, coconut, bubble gum, candi sugar, some light herbals, and yeasty spice. There is a touch of fruity hops at the finish to provide a sense of balance.

The mouthfeel is medium and light on the tongue. Ample carbonation provides a silk like body and carries through to the sweet, summer fruit finish.

This is an excellent beer from our kanuk friends to the North. Sweet, complex, perfect for summer sipping or as a fireside warmer. Definately one of my new favorites. I can't wait to try it again!

Photo of meeekyh
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a St. Bernardus chalice from a 12 oz bottle. This is exactly what I want a tripel to look like. Straw color with a hint or orange tint and a slight, uniform cloudiness. This beer pours with a modest head leaving no lacing.

The nose is bread, orange and a bit of spice. Crisp, hoppy, bright, a bit of candy-sugar flavor, tangy, slightly yeasty... The complexity leads me to believe that it would present different flavors (and smells) according to its accompanying food and maybe my mood. I am enjoying it without food after a wonderful day.

It has a really nice mouthfeel, all smooth and dry and effervescent with a nice hoppy finish. I would be pleased to drink it all day long, though it would likely drop me after five or six as the ABV is kinda high.

Really great beer. Honestly I am not sure what could be better as a stylistic representation. Sublime presents itself as a good descriptor.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am really happy to be reviewing this beer and also a bit frustrated. I have been drinking La Fin Du Mond for over 7 years now and is one of my all-time favorites. Unfortunately, I still don't think my critical palate is sharp enough to do this beer justice. Anyway...

Pours a hazy pale gold with a rich snowy white head. Very lacy. Smells like spicy sour apples. Yeasty and fruity.

Taste is heavenly. Frtuity apple in the body underpinned by sweet spicy flavors. Sour malt and yeast to finish. Smooth. And then very slowly, very subtly, the beer shifts into another gear and that dull alcohol warming comes through in the aftertaste. It's a thing of beauty.

This is a gorgeous beer. A perfect sipping brew for a cold winter's evening.

Photo of mick303
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Colour is a medium gold, very hazy. Tried without yeast then with addition, which proved a positive development. This had surprising little lacing, was expecting more.

Aroma has corn, maltiness, with plenty of nice spice. Alcohol esters are blended and masked with green apple, yeast, and berry aromas.

Taste and mouthfeel of this are exceptional. Maintains a nice crispness of carbonation hiding the alcohol well. Flavour is very well balanced, with strong malt, full bodied with a great complexity. Slight lemon, resin, slight alcohol esters.

Will get it again.

Photo of scratch69
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Slightly hazy golden color with two fingers worth of lingering, bubbly head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Fruity sweetness, clove, and belgian yeast.

Taste- Juicy fruit sweetness that fades into a Belgian yeast and clove flavor.

Mouthfeel- On the light end of medium bodied, crisp, and slightly dry. Generous amount of fizzy carbonation.

Overall- A great tasting beer. I have been wanting to try this beer for a long time and I am really glad I finally got to.

Photo of JizackFH
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. It has a little more than two fingers of fluffy white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves some scattered lace behind clinging to the glass.

S - The nose has a nice banana scent to it right off the bat, as well as a good amount of coriander. There is some bready malts and belgian yeast as well. Also there is a good amount of fruitiness, and some vanilla, pepper, and citrus.

T - The taste follows the nose. It starts off with some bready malts, clove banana, and coriander. There is a nice green apple flavor and some citrus. There is also some vanilla, pepper, caramel, and a light hop presence. The booze is pretty much unnoticeable. All of the flavors seem to be present in the finish.

M - This has a medium body and a little higher than average carbonation. It goes down easy and has a really smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation seems creamy and there is some spice presence. There is a little bit of dryness on the back end, and a bit of warmth in the finish.

O - This has awesome drinkability. I could drink this all night. It is just delicious and the feel is great. I really enjoyed this beer, and it is a wonderful representation of the style. I should not have put off trying this beer for so long. I highly recommend trying it out. I will be picking more bottles of this up.

Photo of mynie
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very pretty hazy honey color but, sadly, with little head.

Smells likes champagne nitrate and fruit. Nice and powerful.

Tastes very much like it smells, only more subdued. Powerful honey malt upfront leads into the strong, violent fruit that zips and zaps and leaves you wanting more as it disolves into cloves and spice.

Truly an exceptional beer.

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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,854 ratings.