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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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7,100 Ratings
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Ratings: 7100
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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shererjt

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured an orangish-straw clear. Well carbonated with a smooth, silky head. Aroma was fruit and almost wit-like. Wouldn't be surprised to learn this was spiced similarly. Possibly some wheat in the nose as well. Quite pleasant. Somewhat tart and highly phenolic flavor. Fruit/orange was prominent. Body was medium and the mouthfeel somewhat prickly. Drinkability was above average, especially for a big beer like this.

Pretty decent beer. Not the greatest thing ever in my opinion, but pretty darn good.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2006 01:27:29 | More by shererjt
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tayner

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best before 1-8-10

Pours an apricot yellow with lots of head that retains well, laces okay.

smells of peppery hops mostly, and some fruity esters.

Taste is sweet malt, bready yeast, peppery hops, all pretty well balanced.

There is alot of carbonation in this one which leaves the palate fairly dry.

Drinkability is good for a 9% abv, although after one i had heartburn so that was my limit.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 20:25:49 | More by tayner
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ibbjamin

California

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Paid $7.49 for an Australian Longneck from BevMo in Willow Glen, CA. Poured into a pint glass with a couple pours.

This is a nice beer to open. Has a decorative yet functional metal fastener holding the cork down. The cork pops when opening, almost like a bottle of champagne. That should have been my first sign of the amount of carbonation in this one. After a soft pour, half of the pint was a white head made of huge bubbles. Has the color of a cloudy yellow wheat beer. The head doesn't shrink down too quickly at all. Thick creamy trails of lacing.

The nose is yeast first and foremost, but there is also hints of alcohol and sweeter malts with some spice. The carbonation can even be slightly detected in the nose.

Taste is nice, refreshing and complex. Yeast and bread at first; similarities to both a hefe or wheat beer but unique in its own manner. The yeast is then balanced with the sweeter malts and floral perfume hops which combine for a nice mild fruity flavor. Alcohol taste is present as well.

Creamy, light to medium body. Not as carbonated of a mouthfeel as I originally anticipated to this point.

Tripels usually are not my beverage of choice, so drinkability is affected, but it the best Tripel I've had to date. Highly recommended for this style.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 01:57:59 | More by ibbjamin
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gonzo46and2

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ML corked bottle. Pours a dark hazy straw color. Sweet and sticky beer. Tastes like vanilla cake,citrus,apple, and bread. Very bubbly. Light bitterness on the finish. Good Triple but not the greatest. I'd take the Maudite or Trois Pistoles over this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 22:04:58 | More by gonzo46and2
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pants678

California

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally got around to this after many recommendations, but sadly it wasn't much to my liking. It's gold in color, strong head, smells nice, but far too hoppy & carbonated for my tastes. Still, easy going and smooth, considering. It does have a nice sour taste, if savored. But not really my style, in the end.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 02:21:24 | More by pants678
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SteveS1

New York

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle to a large wine glass
Look: cloudy orange, ample white head with a bit of retention, bubbles grasped the side of the glass for a moment

Smell: heavy orange and floral notes

Taste: Heavy flowery flavors fill the palate, bitter hops override any sweetness lingering

Feel: Rather light with heavy carbonation

Drink: Not my favorite tripel, but fairly drinkable considering the high ABV. The carbonation isn't particularly overwhelming either, a nice offering from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 03:07:05 | More by SteveS1
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours a watery yellow with large white bubbles that fade almost instantly and leave little-to-no lacing.
S. Smells strongly of wheat with citrus (orange and lemon); almost like a hefeweizen on steroids.
T. The alcohol bites up front with lemon oil and coriander. The middle is dominated by a malty sweetness. The end is quite yeasty and dry.
M. Sharp bite up front from alcohol and a high level of carbonation. While the beer itself is quite thin, the high level of carbonation allows the beer to coat your tongue and appear to be dense.
D. I'm not a fan of the prickling sensation provided with each sip; it takes away the pleasant sipping quality that I generally associate with a tripel.

While I appreciate the flavor and taste characteristics this beer has to offer, I'm not a fan of the very high level of carbonation in terms of appearance or mouthfeel. I'd like to try this on cask.

Edit: As the beer warms (and some of the carbonation dissipates), the beer becomes much more pleasurable and boozy. This only confirms that this would be splendid drawn from a cask.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 03:11:07 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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RyFikes

New York

3.71/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Take this review with a grain of salt. I've enjoyed many Belgium style beers, but after this one it's pretty clear that I do not like the Tripel style.

I don't really know what I was expecting, but La Fin Du Monde is dominated by the flavor of the yeast (eludes to this on the bottle). It is literally all I could taste with the exception of some citrus notes. It was like drinking a biscuit, and it sat really heavy in my stomach after. The bottle said it was brewed with spices, but those took such a backseat to the yeast that I could not pick up what spices they were.

All that being said I tried to review this beer with the style in mind, even if I don't dig it.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 14:36:30 | More by RyFikes
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goz

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazed golden. Small champagne like bubbles race to the top, battling the sediment for the quickest path to join their fellows in the thick white head. Aroma is medium fruity (banana and apple), and lightly yeaty. Flavor is apple and banana, ending clean and dry with some yeast undertones.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2003 07:12:24 | More by goz
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danielharper

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Strong Bros. Liquor, Fayetteville, TN.

Pours a dark orange color with a thick white head. Head dissipates to a coating of soapscum after a few minutes.

Funky aroma of yeast, pineapple, oranges, and.... breadsticks? Fascinating and enjoyable aromatic values. Nice.

Nice Belgian funkiness in the flavor, strong citrus notes, with a fruity aftertaste. As it warms, it gives a slight astringency that I find unpleasant, but overall pretty good.

Mouthfeel moderate for a Belgian, but still leaving a nice coating on the palate. I would prefer this to be a bit thicker, but it's decent as-is.

This gets a bit cloying after a bit, but overall this is a pretty drinkable beer. Enjoyable, but not for everyday.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2006 23:56:39 | More by danielharper
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a hazy pale yellow color with large foamy white head that leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: Heavy yeast aroma with a touch of alcohol.

T: The same bready, yeasty character, from the smell, comes out strongly in the flavor and dominates throughout. There are touches of honey, malt and just a bit of alcohol (but not even close to 9.00% worth).

M: Light-to-medium body, crisp and very smooth, medium carbonation and a very clean finish.

D: The yeast character masterfully disguises the alcohol content, which, along with the smoothness, makes this beer very drinkable. This was the first beer that I’ve had from Unibroue. It has left me with the impression that this brewery doesn’t mess around.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2006 05:59:22 | More by TheManiacalOne
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AmorousAngel

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, golden orange color with a small, fluffy white head, which quickly dissapated. Noticeable sediment, as noted on label.

Very faint aroma. A bit of fruitiness with hint of alcohol. Slightly sour smell.

Sweet, malty flavor masks the alcohol. Hint of fruit.

It feels a bit overly carbonated, so much so that it takes away from the flavor.

I would have rated the drinkability higher on this one if it weren't for the carbonation. The flavor is excellent once the bubbles die down a bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2006 00:45:31 | More by AmorousAngel
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tcfishler

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light orange/gold with a mountainous and finely textured head. Head subsides rather quickly, leaving good lacing.

Deep, complex nose of spices, herbs, yeast, and citrus.

Lively carbonation dances on the tongue, giving lift to flavors of peach jam and overripe banana. Subtle acid twang on the back end also helps keep the brew from being too heavy. Actuallly, the body seems quite light for the ABV. Finish is long, complex, and mouthwatering.

A brew that's both engrossingly complex and light on its feet, with very little of the rotten/oxidative notes that ruined the Trois Pistoles for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2006 17:28:56 | More by tcfishler
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BrewSomerville

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The aroma is very yeasty. It is spicy....cloves. It also has some orange peel-like aromas.

Looks ok. It's a hazy, light orange in colour. Two fingers of head. Poor head retention. Leaves a very small amount of lace.

Tastes spicy. Alcohol is definitely detected on the palate. Fruity, oranges. Some flavour of cloves.

Fairly gassy. A bit crisp & prickly on the tongue at first, but then it gets creamy & smooth. The alcohol gives it a warming feeling.

Overall, I like it very much. However, due to it's high ABV (9%) I would not suggest to drink too many of these in one sitting if you would like to keep your composure.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2007 01:56:56 | More by BrewSomerville
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shabbtastic

New York

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presented in a 750 shared with a few Canadians in my sisters garage. This was my first go at a Tripel and quite frankly this style is not for me, great beer, just not for me.

A - Poured a hazy yellow into a gold rimmed chalice with a thick white foamy head. Lacing throughout, a very attractive beer.

S - Fruity and spicy, peaches pepper and clove are initially present with a cinnamon and apple back.

T - Sweet and yeasty, not an expert on this style but it took some time to get used to. I thought the alcohol would be too overpowering but it wasn't which was nice.

M - Very smooth with a dry finish. Tons of carbonation and very light on the tongue.

D - I guess you could drink more than one, the fellas I was with did, but for me one was perfect. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 13:30:36 | More by shabbtastic
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Jesstyr

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served a bottle of this at the great Pasta Nostra in Norwalk - not your typical beer joint, but they have some great ones to pair with italian food, including this one.

Cloudy yellow body with a massive foamy bright white head that starts large, but simmers to a manageable cm quickly. Excellent lacing. Slightly medicinal aroma, with citrus highlights - particularly lemon. Very yeasty.

A little spicy, but what I didn't enjoy the high amount of yeast in this one. Light fruit tones, and a slight bit of citrus, nothing big though. The light body made this different from most tripel's I enjoyed, but it was an overall enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 14:28:12 | More by Jesstyr
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berpwillie

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy orange yellow color with spare head, spare lacing, and average carbonation. harsh malt and yeast flavor with citrus, lemony hints. light body anfd thin texture. average flavor duration. very soft bitter tart finish. alcohol well hidden. thought this one would've been a lot better, must say i was pretty dissapointed with this one. not a bad brew just a dissapointment. probably wouldn't drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 16:43:15 | More by berpwillie
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kcr357

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an unassuming hazy copper with a course foam that dissipates quickly to a light remnant leaving rings on the glass. Lots of sediment.
Smells like bread, grass, wheat beer, and sweet malt.
Tastes different from your average bmc, no doubt.Very malty, spicy, balanced if not lightly hopped. Smells and has a slight vanilla taste.
Chewy, smooth, bitey from the high alcohol.
9.0 alc. makes for low drinkability.
Very good, very strong.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 00:09:37 | More by kcr357
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hawks10

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - Best by November 26th, 2011 - Bottled November 26th, 2008...About 2 years old as I pour it into my La Fin Du Monde tulip...

Pours a clear, light golden amber with tons of fluffy white head. Chunks of lacing are left behind and a solid stream of tiny bubbles continues to rise to the top...

Yeasty and spicy in the nose to start, definitely Belgian influenced as the yeast is very pronounced. Sweet and slightly fruity, but with a bunch of earthiness in the background, bready...

Bready and yeasty to begin, with a bit of pepper, sweet and slightly fruity in the background. Mild earthy/grassy bitterness in the finish with a touch of booze. Sweetness fades and spicing becomes more pronounced as the beer warms...

Medium bodied with higher than average carbonation, active in the mouth. Slight lingering bitterness and alcohol heat...

While I admit I am not a fan of Tripels, this may be the best of the mediocre (to me) style...

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 00:31:51 | More by hawks10
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blakelive784

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle served in a goblet, reviewed live:

A - Pours a murky straw/honey golden color with a thin, 1 finger head. Retention is pretty poor, but excusable for the high abv.

S - Strong pale and crystal malt foundation gives way to honey, banana, clove, and citrus esters. Very pleasant and inviting.

T - Lemon, clove, unidentified spice, honey and pale malt meddle nicely. It's complex and subtle. The alcohol comes through on the finish, but it fit's and isn't overbearing. Very well built. Reminds of wheat with Belgian yeast.

M - Light and carbonated well. This ain't your ordinary tripel.

D - I'm impressed by this one. It's subtly complex, and easy drinking to boot. For the price and quality it'd be hard to better.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 00:56:03 | More by blakelive784
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McD0uche

California

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass:

A: This stuff is really carbonated. Light golden color with big billowy head. Good retention.

S: Typical damp towel Belgian smell. Bell peppers, spices, malty earth, dirt, tomatoes.

T: Sweet, complex mixture that tastes nice. Dark fruits, spices, and malts play center stage here. Buttery.

M: Starts out by flooding your buds with flavor, then radiates on the back of your tongue. Light bodied, finishes dry. Invites more sips.

O: I'm still trying to find a spot in my heart for Belgians. Usually they are too malty and peppery for me, and I find myself disliking the flavor. This was a decent beer with an adequate taste that many would find very enjoyable, but what I really liked was the overall mouthfeel. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 01:03:14 | More by McD0uche
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mschofield

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy-yellow gold with stark white bubbly head. It nearly explodes out of the bottle.
Fruity, floral and yeasty aroma.
Very peppery (alcohol) and spicy, with apple and pear.
Highly carbonated, and very warming. It could be dangerous how this hides the ABV.

Not as complicated as other Unibroue brews, my least favorite from that brewery so far. Thats not saying much as it's still an outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2003 22:20:57 | More by mschofield
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Buildscharacter

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll start out by saying that I'm not a real belgian drinker, so this review comes from someone that isn't really all about the style. That being said...

It's the color of the sun... That's the best way to describe it. It's yellow, and cloudy. It has a very floral smell. Smells sweet.

Sipping it, you feel how thick it is, mostly because it's got a bunch of alchol in it. But fizzy. Tiny fiz. That's another "Best way to describe it". Tiny little carbonation bubbles.

The taste is of rose, and sweet floral esters. There's a mild bitterness in the back that hits your nose 2-3 seconds after the swallow.

It's pleasent to drink, and the 9% alcohol is well balanced. Gives you anice warm sensation.

Even though Belgiuns aren't my favorite, this beer was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2005 00:33:15 | More by Buildscharacter
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange golden beer with a small foam layer on top and lots of carbonation.
Smell phenolic, wheat, yeasty like a witbier or weizen
Taste dry and fruity with distinct wheat flavours, alcohol was very well hidden. Very easy to drink and refreshing.
This appears to be the same yeast profile as the Raftman and Maudite, which I feel is not the right yeast for these brews. I might be spoiled with Belgium just around the corner, but this tastes like a witbier with extra alcohol. Not bad, not bad at all, but there is a reason why it is called "'witbier' yeast. Because it complements the flavours contributed by the wheat.

Again, this is not a bad beer, but I cannot understand why this beer gets these very high grades.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2006 22:30:30 | More by Absumaster
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ByTor2112

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma was sour, yeasty, with a hint of apple, pear and some spicyness. Big white head with big bubbles hung around for about 5 minutes but dissipated quickly after. I have read about insane carbonation but the head in my glass was tame. A beautiful honey-yellow color with a few shades of orange trying to show through. Heavy carbonation on the palate but pleasant. Yeast and alcohol are immediately present but the alcohol is NOT over-bearing. I had to let this beer sit and mellow to get some sweet malt to come through all the yeast. I caught a whiff of hops as it warmed but not much bitterness to taste. I could drink two at a sitting but this Ale on Lees will warm you up. My first Unibroue and it was excellent.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 12:51:11 | More by ByTor2112
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,100 ratings.