La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,755 Ratings
THE BROS
100
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Ratings: 8,755
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 389
Gots: 1,166 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of CheezyBlaster
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Long time drinker, first time reviewer.


The dryness and spicy, funky edge are what really detract from me saying: "this is the perfect tripel."
It's what's not there. The fruit I expect from a tripel is quiet. It's there in some ways, but I just love the big passionfruit and honey flavors some tripels have. Now, this has some beautiful sweetness; banana, heavy in body, and inexact, but nice . . . just not that golden raisin, nectar-like, champagne sweetness I want. Spicy, clove, coriander, funk are in control.

Okay, it's a great brew. I just like other heavy hitting tripels a bit better.

Photo of Daredevil
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

color: cloudy to muddy beige, small head ...

smell: cocoa beans, strong malts, light hops, aloe vera ...

taste: athiopian cru coffee, anisette, rhubarb, pecan, nougat, strong soury final note ....

a great belgian style brew ... surprisingly from Canada .... but then again, great craft need not to be limited to Europe ....

Photo of fostachild
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle.

pours a cloudy, medium gold/yellow color. tons of foamy head, lasts forever.

smells very yeasty/wheaty. malt, citrus, bit of hops.

taste was awesome. tangy, sweet, spices in there. very well balanced and good carbonation.

overall great triple - very enjoyable.

Photo of rangerred
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a hazy medium orange with a huge four finger billowy head. It takes quite a while for the head to settle down in order to fill up the glass. Really impressive head retention and lacing.

Aroma is very fruity and spicy with orange peel and some coriander. Maybe even a touch of clove and pineapple thrown in there. Very nice.

The flavor continues the characteristics found in the aroma but there is an addition of a quick shot of caramel up front. A big rush of orange peel follows with some clove and banana. There is a moderate dryness towards the finish and the finish is fairly clean. Alcohol is completely hidden.

Overall, this is a very nice Tripel. Probably not the best I have ever had but it is up there. I would say this is the best non-Belgian example of the style I have come across.

Photo of ajr24
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml appropriately into my Unibroe tulip.

A- pours a hazy gold with a thick white head that endures the whole way down the glass. Not much lacing to speak of.

S- smells spicy with some hints of fruit- banana mostly, with some apple or something lingering. Definitely lots of clove come through on this one.

T- wow. Unbelievable balance to this tripel. The initial spicy bite subsides into a creamy and smooth banana/clove taste... kind of like a hefeweizen but more intense. There is some maltiness to speak of... a bready taste lingers in the back of your throat.

M- smooth yet spicy... very enjoyable.

D- one 750 ml bottle is enough for one sitting. Otherwise you can drink this quickly or have it a nice sipper.

Photo of kjyost
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL corked & caged bottle date stamped L03131W14Q poured into a Duvel snifter around 10-12 C. I have had this before, but never reviewed it, so here goes...

A: I am expecting a world class beer here and I get a slightly cloudy (perhaps this is my fault - I knocked the bottle off a three foot ledge earlier in the day). Regardless it is a straw yellow with hints of orange hue along with a fizzy white head that you hear buzzing away and disappearing post-haste leaving nary a dab of lacing. Very disappointing start.

S: Initial the beer is overwhelmed by a yeasty french bread sort of aroma. Fruty esters come through slowly delivering an enjoyable nose. Alcohol and a faint musky earth finish. Enjoyable, though a touch more muted at times than I would like

T: Belgian funk, best described by myself as the rind of a brie really plays well on the palate, though not too dominant as to overpower the rest of the body of the beer. Slight hints of bread and a light sweet finish on the beer keep the beer balanced. Nominal bitterness that grows over time in the finish helps cut the sweetness, though it is the sweetness that lingers. The sweet finish is strongly reminiscent of apple juice...

M: Slightly prickly, well balanced, could have been drier for the style.

O: A very enjoyable beer. Not as sensational as I recall it being, but having enough definitive character to keep me interested. I love belgian beers, and while I really enjoyed it, I feel like I have had better triples...

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ML into a tulip/ Best before 2-16-12

P: Looks like an unfiltered, kind of dull, light gold color with a huge head of pearly white foam that is thick and pillowy. Shows great retention and leaves a nice amount of lace plastered on the side of the glass, though.

A: Smells like toasted malts, orchard fruits, cloves, and yeast. This has an impressive amount of power and strength, but doesn't quite reach the level of the top-tier tripels, in my humble opinion.

T: The flavor, however, comes much closer to reaching greatness. There is a superb balance in this beer that makes it really enjoyable to drink. The malts are lightly-toasted and have that smooth, barley-and-oat cereal grain type of character to them. The fruits aren't nearly as explosive as they are in other tripels, but the flavors of ripe bananas, pink apples, and pears taste bright and delicious. The yeasty cloves impart a nice amount of spiciness that jabs the tongue and rounds this brew out nicely.

M: Medium-bodied with a sharp and clean, crisp and smooth type of feel. But, I've gotta dock points here because, like every other Unibroue beer that I've had, it's way over-carbonated. The prickly bite gets a bit distracting the deeper I get into the bottle, which I guess is my only real complaint.

Notes: La Fin Du Monde is definitely firmly entrenched on the 'refined' side rather than the 'explosive' side of the tripel category. There are others that are more explosively fruity, spicy, and powerful. But, this is a very well-made beer that stays in perfect balance throughout. Nice melding of harmonious flavors that make this quite enjoyable. I really wish Unibroue would ease up on the carbonation, but it deserves all of the praise that it gets, nonetheless. Recommended

Photo of snpub540
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange hue with the bottom being a more pale yellow. Lots of bubbles floating up from the bottom of my Unibroue tulip, but it looks very nice this way. Sheets of clingy white lace are left during the entire drink.

Aromas were mostly banana and clove yeastiness. Slightly musty with some ripe fruit as well.

Taste is a sweet and bready malts upfront, with the clove spice being secondary. Light alcohol sweetness and warmth in the finish, but its pleasant and not harsh.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the carbonation gives the impression that the flavors dance on the palate. Drinkability is good. Alcohol is nicely hidden for being 9 percent.

Photo of rtepiak
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

a very widely ranged strong belgian. nose is sweet cane with a wheat malt, banana kicker. the palate seems to roll over very exactly that. a good 'triple' but not as good a some belgians. has a very mild bitter hop finish and a culmination of fruit that are all quite muted with the banana cream pie icing sort of sweet that seems to headline the beer. i could never have more than one of these because of that profile. this would be the flavor of an older beer in my opinion though...

had it again with a much fresher bottle. outstanding. with a nice citrus candy zing that clears the palate and makes you come back for more. palate of rosewater, lemon, mandarin orange candy... but all quite subtle and well balanced.

IMPORTANT: i would say a great beer the fresher it is. sugar makes it do weird things if it sits for a bit too long. starts tasting like an old oversweet bpa.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is actually one of the first craft beer I ever had.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a half finger of white head. Good head retention. Spotty lacing.

S: Very yeasty and bready. Sweetness behind it all. Hints of fruit throughout.

T: Has that nice tripel sweetness up front. Very crisp though. The fruit begins to come in after a while. Very bready and malty throughout. Sort of weird for the style but it works.

M: Very crisp. Dry finish. Very nice.

D: I cut my teeth on this so it does hold a special place in my heart. Now that I am grizzled I enjoy it more. I remember it tasting rough at time but now it is smooth thanks to me killing my palate.

Photo of robbrandes
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber, 10-07-13 best by date.

pours an impossibly light-golden straw color. explosion of bubbles rising from the glass, which recede and settle into a nearly perfect layer of bright white foam.

the aroma is other-worldly. fruity esters, almost a bubble-gum like quality. just enough malt and spiciness to hide every last trace of the alcohol. and at 9%, no small feat.

taste does not disappoint - wonderful fruity-sweetness, but the punch of the alcohol balances this beer incredibly well. a moderately nice twang of spice and alcohol warmth on the back end. carbonation is exceptional, giving this beer an almost slippery quality.

tripels are tough to brew perfectly - the delicateness of the style leaves nothing to hide any imperfections. la fin du monde strikes the perfect balance of a subtle, but huge beer. highly recommended.

Photo of TheDM
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another first impression Whoa! This brew foamed up 1/4 brew, 3/4 foam as I poured it into my glass. Its head was a very white color. The bubbles in the head ranged from small to large. Again, this is another very carbonated brew. This brew also had a very mild aroma. It too was hard for me to distinguish from other smells. It has a very light orange color with yeast particles floating in it. Its flavor contains a variety of different tastes. The carbonation once again rolls off the tongue. It is adding to my buzz tonight. I liked the flavor and taste of the brew. It agrees with me very much. All in all an excellent brew! This brew is very potent and it added to my buzz for the evening.

Photo of greenmonstah
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle best by 10/07/13

A - Light yellow amber with a two finger white head. Good lacing. Slightly cloudy.

S - Sweet and yeasty. A bit spicy. Plenty of sugary notes.

T - Sweet and spicy. Little bit of alcohol. A bit medicinal, with a touch of fermented banana.

M - Light body, lots of carbonation. Surprisingly not cloying.

O - Just brilliant. Sweet, complex, and refreshing with well-hidden booze.

Photo of whynot44
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium bodied, hazy apricot color with a substantial fluffy ivory head,

The aroma is yeasty, spicy with a touch of citrus.

The taste is spicy from the start with cloves, tart lemon, and pepper notes over a mild biscuity malt. The finish is dry and peppery with a definite alcohol warmth.

Very nice! Smooth, almost creamy and very dangerously drinkable.

Photo of justme
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Neobeer
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Kevin_Sanderson
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Jules07
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of hopsolutely
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A world class beer from Quebec. Pours a luminescent golden treacle colour with an attractive white head that leaves lacing throughout the glass. Warming aroma of caramelized malts with a Belgian yeast backbone and their cloves and spices. The flavour is well balanced, with malt and yeast depth from start to finish. Banana notes transition into caramel before a warming bitterness. The 9% ABV is scarily well hidden!

Photo of denver10
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a nice white head. There's definitely a high sweetness level here that is cut nicely with some doughiness, in both flavor an taste: yeast, banana, pear, apricot, spice. The doughiness cuts into that sweetness nicely and allows me to really enjoy what would otherwise be a overl sweet beer for me, personally. A nice medium bodied, maybe even a little heavy creamy moutfeel. I had tried one Unibroue offering prior to this and really disliked it and almost wrote the entire brewery off. So glad that I didn't as this is a mighty fine brew that I would have hated myself for if I never gave it a try.

Photo of Beerbeard
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Happyyb
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw golden colored with a murky complexity that is impenetrable to light. Aroma is Belgian yeast,orange peel,and coriander. The flavor is a blend of orange peel,coriander,and Belgian ale yeast. The mouth is moderately carbonated and crisp.

Photo of RomanW70
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange-gold with a frothy head. Aroma of straw, banana, yeast, citrus, and spice. Taste is the same. Relatively low carbination. Finish is clean and slightly bitter. Has very nice balance, and the beer is interesting from start to finish. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. An excellent triple.

Photo of hreb
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cold 12 oz bottle poured into tulip-style Ommegang chalice. Bottle claims a best before date of 10-16-11. Beer pours a surprisingly light golden color with a HUGE white head, which forms a solid hoppy meringue left unperturbed. A small amount of sediment lands on the top of the foam.

First sip is refreshing and crisp while carrying a lot of flavor: citrus, cane sugar, piney hops. The aftertaste brings through a more refined barley flavor. The carbonation is pleasantly fine, and lacing (now that the head has been drunk) is moderate. As the beer warms, a slight ester note comes out.

Overall this beer is delightfully executed. There's no caramely sweetness, nor overpowering bitterness, nor wacky, inappropriate ester flavors, and yet the 9% ABV is completely masked. There are better Tripels, but ones as pleasant to drink as this are rare.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,755 ratings.