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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,935 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,935
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,350 | FT: 19
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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Photo of RoyalT
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Absolute monster head. The bottle foamed over when I popped the top even though it had been sitting quietly in my fridge for a week. The body is an extremely cloudy example of deep yellow with a hint of orange.

Smell – This is very interesting. The yeast comes out big in the aroma. It is well complimented by various spices, most notabley clove and garlic. There’s also a pleasing lemon scent.

Taste – This is a real heavy hitter. The lemon flavor comes out a little bit more in the taste. The yeast is big and bountiful. The powdery spices take a back seat but are still present. This is an excellent representation of the style.

Mouthfeel – Big, mouth-filling carbonation with this one.

Drinkability – If you like BSPAs, you have to give this one a try. The Unibroue interpretation of this style is interesting indeed. It went down very well and left me wanting for more (I chinced and bought the 12 oz bottle).

Comments – This one had a real hefeweitzen base, but goes off in its own direction rather quickly. An “A” for originality if nothing else. A must try for fans of the style.

Update – I reviewed this shortly after joining the site in Aug ’03 so decided to re-review it with a 2004 vintage. This really is a great example of a BSPA, and now after having reviewed over 200 Belgian Ales I am really able to appreciate the craftsmanship of this particular ale. I’m raising the overall score from 4.3 to 4.5.

Update – The 2005 vintage lacked that explosive head of yesteryear that actually kind of annoyed me but otherwise was just about the same. I really enjoy the unique garlicky character of the aroma. Two thumbs up – a solid 4.5.

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

A: This is by far the lightest (in color and body) of Belgian Strong Darks that have really impressed me. Generally, I like this style big, full, and caliginous. La Fin du Monde on the other hand is a brilliant incandescent gold with a nice amount of lively haze and a super sticky white head.

S: Fetching clementine and banana aromas dominate, followed by cloves and medicinal phenyls.

T: Spicy citrus. Pear and mango enter the mix. Clove flavors continue.

MF: Smooth and creamy with kicking carbonation.

Drinkabity is extreme considering the ABV.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

355mL to Orval chalice. Looks good - sticky, good head retention and lacing, gentle carbonation-not excessive, burnt orange/apricot colour. Fine bubbles when held up to light, sediment not visible though none left in the bottle after pouring.

Tried to warm it up a little, it's still a little bit too cold but it's fairly warm at home on Christmas Day, so this is quite refreshing. Aromas are not too obvious, however - hints of candied sugar, rich malt and maybe stone fruit are evident. Nothing bad at all but would be able to tell more if it were warmer (but I couldn't wait).

Taste is rich and satisfying, and yet still refreshing and quaffable. Most of all, it belies its 9% abv. The more I taste and think about it, the more I uncover - it's been a while since I've had a beer of this depth. Some Tripel-like flavours - candied sugar, malt, and tripel-like hop bitterness; yet this ale manages a quaffability of beers half its strength, without compromising on flavour. Also, a date-like effect I can't quite describe on the back of the tongue and the palate.

Mouthfeel is smooth and undistracting. Drinkability is excellent - a lingering, inexplicable sourness in the mouth might make your mouth feel a bit gross after a few of these. If only I were lucky enough to have more than one.

Overall, better than I expected, and if I had something to celebrate, like a visit to Quebec, I'd drink this all night, finances permitting. It's rare enough to even find it in Australia - if any distributors are reading this, please send more to Canberra - last time I've seen it was around 2000. Great beer.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,935 ratings.