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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,985 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,985
Reviews: 2,811
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 440
Gots: 1,401 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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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Ratings: 8,985 | Reviews: 2,811
Photo of Rickyricko
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of NODAK
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, sweet esters on the nose along with pronounced peppery spices and a hint of alcohol.

The taste is much like that of the smell. Definitely has a good degree of sweetness to it from the heavy malt character along with a good dose of spiciness in there....which, the spices here seem to be a bit more aggressive and "peppery" than the typical clove spice in many other beers. Mouthfeel is pretty thick.

The finish is a mix of sweet esters, a heavy dose of spice and a little booziness sneaking through as well. At 9 percent ABV, that isn't really a surprise...it's actually masked pretty well for such a high level of alcohol. Hops are nearly non-existant at the end.

All in all, it's a favorite of mine and I recommend it to anybody who loves Belgians...I also think it could be a good gateway beer to get people into better beer.

Photo of bunnyhustle
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been hooked on Unibroue and this is next in line. Poured from 750 mL bottle. Pours a light, hazy orange in color, a golden orange if you will. A thick, rocky head first appears and takes its time to settle. Aroma is of sour fruits, yeast, and some sweets. Tastes is wunderbar! A mixture of various fruits (apple, some citrus, and maybe a touch of grape) and a touch of sour. Alcohol is present as well, the first sip leaves a brilliant warm feeling in the mouth. His a slightly creamy mouthfeel to it and goes down smooth leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Like many of Unibroue's other offering only a 4 on drinkability as 2 glass of this can leave your head spinning. A terrific beer.

Photo of aequitas298
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of HopasaursRex08
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of jayc333
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a murky yellow with a 1-finger white head. This one is cloudy as hell.

A variety of spices in the smell. All of which co-exist with eachother wonderfully.

Spices hit upfront in taste. Sweet malts balance everything out, and the 9%ABV gives a nice warming hue.

Amazingly smooth mouthfeel for its ABV. Very creamy, with medium carbonation.

Truly a world class brew. In the Belgian Strong Pale Ale category, I say this bad boy makes Duvel seem like nothing. Highly recommended.

Photo of QuestionableScum
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy deep golden yellow with some hints of orange. And a one finger near frothy head. Very effervescent.

Smells quite yeasty, and a little tart. I get lots of fruits including apple, pear and a little bit of banana. A little bit of clove and pepper.

Taste is much like the smelll with lots of bready, slightly tangy, yeastiness, fruity notes along with some spiciness and little bit of funk at the end. The fruity notes have element of apple, pear, a little bit of banana and perhaps apricot . Clove and pepper are the predominant spice notes. Quite well-balanced and a good introduction to the tripel style, as this one is substantially less funky and quite a bit sweeter than many other tripels.

The mouthfeel is good although I prefer it when tripels are a little bit drier.

Alcohol is very well-hidden, and the beer is super-drinkable. If you did not read the label that this was 9% it would not be at all evident.

Photo of mgigs
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Auspice
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

With a satisfying "POP" the cork is sprung from the top of my bomber of La Fin Du Monde and I pour it's dark golden, almost orange contents into my brandy snifter. The head is massive, about 3 fingers worth. It smells of belgian yeast, banannas, clove, and sweet dark fruits. As I drink, there is plenty of lacing left lingering on the glass.

This is a very well balanced beer with a medium mouthfeel and a very smooth taste. It has a sweet almost lemon aftertaste that lingers on the tongue.

As I have begun to notice with great belgian style beers, it is extremely drinkable which is dangerous with it's high ABV.

Overall, a superb beer leaving me wanting more. Again, kudos to the chef!

Photo of Grogsky
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottum
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I grew up outside of Burlington, VT. Montreal was the closest real city, less than two hours to the north. Unibroue has done me right severial times throughout the years. I met one of the brewers last year at the Boston beer summit and he said that giving out these brews was the best job on earth. When the quality is as high as Unibroue obtains I'd tend to believe that. Pours out a straw gold with a nice white head. The taste is oh so nice. a bit of spice with the nice grain and a tiny bit of the 9% comes through. Sooo smoooth! Very complex, yet so drinkable!

2000 vintage:
Mmmm, five year old unibroue! Can't believe I've been able to sit on this so long.

The pour wasn't amazing. The beer is starting to flatten out. So I got sad for a second thinking that maybe the five year old La Finn Du Monde wouldn't deliver. Wrong! Holy shit! This is one of the best bottles of beer I have ever had! Damn! The flavor, mouthfeel, and drinkability have all made it to the realm of perfect scores. If anyone out there has any old unibroue they want to trade, I will forevermore be oh so very down for it! Please!

Photo of atsir
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of longarm
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque and straw hued, topped with fluffy white carbonation. Chunks of yeast swirl and float. Head fades a little too fast.

Aromas have a hint of orange, grass and something that comes across as mango. Balanced, but not overwhelming in any particular manner.

Nicely balanced flavors, again with some orange, mangos and unrefined sugar. Sweet up front, dry on the finish.

Very smooth mouthfeel, coats exceptionally well without cloying.

Extremely drinkable, especially since it's 9% abv. Very nice and clean and a great Summer refresher.

Photo of BDIMike
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +4.6%
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 +4.6%
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 +4.6%

Photo of yourefragile
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +4.6%
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 +4.6%
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 +4.6%
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 hozersr
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BFunk013
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Sintech
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,985 ratings.