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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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96
world-class

8,993 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,993
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 439
Gots: 1,412 | FT: 16
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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Ratings: 8,993 | Reviews: 2,814
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

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +4.6%

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

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

Photo of mick303
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,993 ratings.