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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,934 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,934
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,348 | FT: 19
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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 BDIMike
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great beer! I tried this at a beef fest about six months ago and really liked it. I saw this on the menu last night and couldn't wait to try it in a much larger quantity. It didn't disappoint. Very nice pour with a perfect smell for a belgian pale. Tastes delicious and was smooth the whole way down...

Photo of Ruger
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours with a thick white head no lacing at all and the beer is golden grapefruit in color clarity is non-existent.

S - Very sweet smelling with strong yeast and maybe even a small amount of spice and fruits.

T - Taste is exceptional, starts of dry then heads towards, Belgium yeast, with a strong present of peach and/or pear to me, and the aftertaste is almost grassy tasting with slightly tart dry finish. Do not taste the 9% ABV at all

M- Perfect amount of carbonation and very smooth it could not get any better.

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml caged bottle, poured into an oversized wine glass, and enjoyed over the course of an hour...

L: Dominating 4 finger head, without much lacing as it dissipated. Opaque, light caramel color.

S: One of my favorite parts of this beer -- starts with a fruity, spiced apple aroma with some sweet floral notes, and gained a yeasty quality as it warmed.

T: started zesty orange (was expecting apple), and gradually transformed into a sweet apricot & clove flavor as it warmed.

M: starts almost tangy, but then finishes with a rich and creamy quality (is it possible to have both?)

D: Relatively smooth drinkability for this style & alcohol content. Definitely enjoy this intriguing beer slowly - it has so many subtle chartacteristics - lot of fun to review.

Photo of Rwilliams501
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of yourefragile
4.52/5  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 Overlord
4.52/5  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
4.52/5  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 DeanMoriarty
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ML corked bottle poured into a Chimay branded chalice.

A: Nice golden orange hue. Beer pours with a small head that dissipates quickly and leaves little to no lacing throughout the entire beer.

S: Smells like apple pie - sweet and spicy with fruit and vanilla.

T: Tastes like it smells and there's some hop there as well. For being 9% there isn't an over-dominating alcohol flavor. Overall extremely well balanced.

M: Medium bodied, low/medium carbonation and super creamy.

D: Real easy to drink for the high ABV. They serve this at a local restaurant I go to often, and I drink three every time without batting an eye.

One of the best tripel style beers out there. I put it up there with my all time favorite - Westmalle. The label boasts "End of the World" and I gotta say if it were coming to an end, this would be a beer I would consider going out on.

Photo of BFunk013
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Sintech
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.52/5  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 derhardt
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of lsiberian
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- The beer shows a beautiful clear golden color with a fantastic soft white foam that pleases the eye and foreshadows what is to come.

S- La Fin smells sweet and light with a pronounced fruity crisp that pleases the nose.

T- The beer gently tantalized the tongue with a tangy fruity flavor followed by a medium blast of hops finished with a refreshing banana note.

M-The beer massages the tongue with excellent carbonation while leaving the mouth with a clean feeling reminding me of an excellent apple. The finish pleasantly lingers.

O-La Fin Du Monde is an excellent fruit flavored beer that pleases the eye, nose, tongue and mouth with every ounce. This beer is definitely on my summer beer list and should be on yours.

Photo of BWED
4.52/5  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 GatorBeerNerd
4.52/5  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
4.52/5  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 Bretttt
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DeepBrew
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml corked and caged bomber into chalice.

A: Slightly hazy golden color with foam towering high even after careful pour. Long retention and great lacing follows.

S: Pleasant citrus, yeast and spice.Holds on throughout.

T: Malt forward, fruit esters, yeasty with some hops in the background. Finish is quite crisp. Alcohol hides well. Spice and delicate bitterness linger as it warms.

M: Medium-high mouthfeel, carbonation makes it almost creamy.

O: Excellent, very drinkable tripel

Photo of StevieDB
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mick303
4.52/5  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 JizackFH
4.52/5  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
4.52/5  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.

Photo of HopBacchus
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with a foiled top with a best before date on the back label

Pours a yellow cgold with a foamy white head which takes a long time to disappear sticky lace rings the inside of the glass

Cloves and some sort of sweet tropical fruit, nectarines? not sure, there are pleasant citrus notes throughout, Alcohol is certainly here can't wait to start sipping

The first of many complex flavors i encounter are exotic spices right behind that is warming alcohol. Grainy malt blends with all sorts of fruity flavors throughout the entire experience.

fairly highly carbonated with a nice creamy body

Find du monde is an interesting compromise between a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and a true Tripel its as if you mixed duvel and westmalle very tasty!

Photo of GilGarp
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

As a big fan of tripels, I was excited to try "the best" according to BA.

The bottle is a 750ml with a champagne cork. It pops gently and pours out with a full white head that goes away slowly. It has a beautiful cloudy golden color.

The taste is exactly what you expect in a tripel with fresh fruit, spice, and a hint of banana. As is common for this style, the carbonation is a little strong making it a little difficult to drink. It's best sipped at 50 degrees or so.

It's an impressive beer to be coming out of Canada, in the sense that it isn't from Belgium! I look forward to trying other beers from Unibroue.

Photo of Clamwacker
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What can I say? It's "the end of the world". I haven't seen a better example of a Belgian tripel anywhere outside of Belgium.

The appearance is the only thing I am not a fan of. Considering the amount of excitement that I get out of corking a bottle of this brew, pouring it into a glass leaves me a tad disappointed. The head is short lived with relatively huge bubbles, and the color frankly makes me think of urinalysis test jars.

However, that is where the problems end! I want to offer this beer to a blind person to see whether or not their other senses make it even better than it already is.

The smell is as close to perfection as I can imagine. No words appropriately describe this, but if I had to use nasal experiences as adjectives, I would choose stomped grapes, freshly cut grass with notes of that first rain of late summer.

The taste follows the same, but there is the slightest bit of astringency at the end. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It really is dependent on serving temperature. The last few sips out of my pilsner glass are warmer because of my hand, and that is where the tiniest bit of off-flavor jumps out. Still, with a 4.5 in that category, you can see that it is almost entirely negligible.

The mouthfeel isn't the greatest thing ever; because of the large bubbles it doesn't flow to the back of the tongue as well as a true Belgian, but the flavor itself masks this "problem" extremely well. A 4 is the worst score I could imagine giving it.

As for drinkability, it is just amazing that this is a 9% ABV brew. Very few strong beers mask their alcohol this well. The only one I can think of off-hand is Widmer's Braggot, which is a vastly inferior brew to this (although good in its own right). Obviously this isn't something I would be able (or afford) to sit down and drink all night, but I'll be damned if it doesn't disappear with startling celerity.

If I may say so, I believe Unibroue (and this beer in particular) is the greatest thing to come out of Quebec, with Georges St. Pierre being the second greatest. :)

EDIT: I guess I'm not the only one who thinks the color is "pissy", based on the review before mine. Ha! Still, not a big deal.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,934 ratings.