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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,993 Ratings
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100
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Ratings: 8,993
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 439
Gots: 1,412 | FT: 16
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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 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.

Photo of JizackFH
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +4.6%
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 +4.6%
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 +4.4%
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 +4.4%
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.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is another one of my favorite beers. It is also a staple around my house.

Poured into a tulip it has a beautiful golden yellow color with a white head and beautiful lacing. This is a good lookin beer.

Smells of cloves and bubblegum/banana. Everything you would expect in a tripel style.

Taste is of pepper and spice notes. Not a lot of this but it's there. Very smooth and tasty. Little bit of clove and spice/noble hops.

Mouthfeel is great with a high carb that is perfect for the style.

Overall I LOVE this beer. I am so glad this is so widely avaliable and I can even get it at my local grocery store. I have had this many times and plan on having it many more.

Photo of scottg
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy light orange/gold color with a two finger cloudy white head with amazing retention and thick lacing that coats the glass. Aromas of banana, ginger, vanilla and some spicy hops. Banana, clove, pepper, ginger, curaco flavors combine with a strong malt flavor with some alcohol warmth. Highly carbonated, medium bodied, this is a sparkling mouth coating beer. Very smooth and well balanced, the alcohol warmth is noticeable but mellow allowing for easy drinking.
If you want to turn someone on to this brewery, this is the beer to do it with.

Photo of TripleTap
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This my favorite of the style.

Poured from the bottle in to a pint glass. About 1" head that faded quickly with not a lot of lace. Nice golden color with a slight haze. Pleasant fruity aroma's A hint of banana.

Taste is very well balanced. I could not detect the alcohol warming much at all.

This beer is sneaky. You could easily enjoy the four pack in a sitting. Respect this one.

Great Beer

Photo of marcpal
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On my first attempts at this brewery, I have always been let down a few times over. Then they have these horrific looking bottles and I have ignored them. But, they get great feedback from many so I picked up the 4-pack having not tried any of them.

A: Bright gold with a luxurious thick white head that I hoped would hang on some more.

S: Spices and banana yeast. I want to call it sweet but that is not quite right- it is more of a freeze dried fruit flavor with barrels of complexity. This is intense and quite the surprise. Little citrus dishwasher detergent punch.

T: That is it, that is what a well made tripel should taste like in every aspect. Banana, yeast, cookie dough, mothball like cotton candy, and some other fruits. Clovey spice and coriander are dominant. If there were someone that wanted to get into bigger beers and like the direction that Hoegaarden leads them to, get them to try this.

M: Chewy and creamy. Volumes of bubbles that add a lot to feel as does all of the spice varietals. Crisp at the end and drying on the tongue.

D: For the style, the abv, and the content, insanely drinkable. It is like chewing on a blow pop when it is done and the flavors lend so much value to each sip. Next time I see this ugly bottle, I will be picking it up. Delicous and smooth as silk.

I have quickly become a convert and eagerly look forward to trying the other two in the pack having been more than satisfied by this and Trois Pistoles. As much as I love Victory, this is everything that Golden Monkey is not.

Photo of Soozy
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful golden color, creamy rich head. Scents of clove and spice. Solid fruit and sour flavors, extremely smooth and highly carbonated. Phenomenal drinkability.

Everything that I would say about this beer has probably already been said. Not over the top and lives up to the reviews it gets.

Would definitely recommend and will try again.

Photo of pnkRed
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz capped bottle

A generous pour into my Unibroue tulip glass produced a gloriously hazy light orange body with a bubbly white head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves a tight lace all down the glass. The smell is all about the yeast and breads. Bready yeast and lemongrass are on the mouth with a slight bitterness and spiciness to it that leaves a crisp aftertaste. Light and crisp for a 9% beer you want to session this one, but the deceptiveness of that alcohol can leave you on the floor if you aren't safe.

Photo of olimpia84
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 12oz bottle into a Chalice glass. Nice artwork on the label and nice cap as well.

A: nice orange/amber color, completely opaque. One finger head that disappointingly dissipated into absolutely nothing. No lacing present at all.

S: a phenomenal explosion of well-balanced aromas are present in this beer. Some of the predominant characteristics on the nose are wheat, citric fruits, but also at the same time very sweet scents. Some spices and slight cinnamon present as well creating a complex yet amazing aroma. It almost makes you regret drinking the beer when it smells this good.

T: tastes very much like a heavy wheat and malty beer. Some sweet estery tones are present at the beginning followed by citrus tones and pepper. Alcohol is present in the taste as well which I expected considering the relative high ABV.

M: medium to heavy body, very high carbonation and dry finish. Alcohol is felt thoroughly.

O: what can I say, this is an excellent beer that is best enjoyed by drinking very slowly as it is on the strong side (sipping beer I guess). It's definitely a quality product that shines in its complex aroma and taste. A must try for all the beer lovers out there.

Photo of Mistofminn
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first Unibroue! Might as well be La Fin Du Monde. I figured it was high time I reviewed some Top 100 beers, so I made a haul specifically geared towards that.

Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass. Golden in color, with a head that lasted for a bit. Smell is yeasty with fruity tones. Also a noticeable hop bitterness. Taste is very complex. Fruit, spices, hop bitterness, alcohol. Amazing! I've never had a tripel before and this was a great introduction! Medium body. Very drinkable. The alcohol is very well masked, it's definitely there, but not unpleasant by any stretch of the imagination.

Photo of gc0801
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A
Pours beautifully with an everlasting head. Perfect representation of the style

S
Citrus Fruits, a bit of clove, a little what, does not justify the taste

T
Citrus, cloves, maybe a bit of vanilla. Highly drinkable, hides the alcohol way too well. Dryness at the end is refreshing and leaves you coming back for more.

M
Dryness at the end is crisp and refreshing. It is really hard to believe that this beer is a 9. This is way too drinkable.

O
One of the better beers I have tried and one that would definitely be my staple if it wasn't 6 bucks a bottle. Balance is key and this beer nails it on the dime. 4.5

Photo of davemarc87
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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