La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Reviews: 2,818
Hads: 9,225
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 503
Gots: 1,616 | FT: 17
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best Before 11.17.17. Drank 7.26.15. Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Tulip.

A: This beer can appear two different ways depending on whether you leave out the sediment or not. As for myself, I always swish it up, getting all of that cloudy goodness into the glass. That being said, it pours a deep golden straw with a fast riding three finger head. A wall of visible carbonation along the glass, riding to a slow fading head, leaving only a thick collar. Hold this up to the light and it damn nears glows.

S: Ripe bananas and spicy clove. Sweet malt (almost pear like?) buried by yeast... coriander, pepper. Aroma gets more interesting and complex with every passing minute of warming.

T: Spicy clove, sweet stone fruits, Belgian yeast, lemon bitterness, grassy. Enjoyable alcohol warmth. Improves as it warms, but starts to fall apart as it reaches room temperature... keep it chilled.

M:Medium body, very prickly carbonation, very noticeable alcohol warmth... and as others have said, it is an enjoyable effect.

O: A big bad Belgian that is easy to find, and worthy of whatever you have heard. Unibroue has yet to disappoint, and this beer has long been a staple of mine. If you like complex, yet nuanced beer, this will be right up your alley. (1,250 characters)

Photo of beerbully
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Weyerbacher Cuvee

L-Clear straw color, 1/2 inch white foamy head little little retention, thick lacing with little retention

S-Typical belgian aromas........banana, clove, fruity esters typical of Belgian yeast, spicy, peppery

T-Follows the nose, banana, clove, fruity esters, spicy, peppery, sugars

F-Carbonation is about what you would expect from a Belgian........slight pepper / alcohol burn as it warms the throat going down

O-quality Belgian.......accentuates the spicy / peppery characteristics of Belgian style (536 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yields a completely hazed, sun-yellow color, with a small white head, leaving back a thick lacing.

Smells of an intriguing blend, featuring clove, cardamon, white pepper and slightly spiced dried fruit, especially lemon.

Has a high, very lively carbonation, enabling the peppery and sweeter spices and a very soft, dough ending. Drinks best in small sips, as for its intense spice profile.

Dough yeast brings peppery spices immediately to the palate, balanced by wild honey and spring flowers. Rock sugar adds to the prominent spices, almost creating a short burn, evoked by the high carbonation and the higher alcohol, gently coated up by the soft yeast. Finishes with rock sugar, amping up the spices even more, bringing back a flowery note and well pronounced clove.

Well working, old school triple, featuring a very pronounced spiciness, which defines the beer's taste throughout. Exhibits a fuller and very pleasant mouthfeel, with feathering yeast doing a great job in balancing the spice onslaught. (1,010 characters)

Photo of JackRWatkins
2.89/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

i'm just gonna opine on this one since there's no basic description info I could add that has not already been said. I don't get the hype here, it isn't bad but it relies way too heavy on its yeast and has a very weak malt back bone, this causes the beer to both smell and taste fishy, it is not a bad beer, but I would in no way call it a good one, I've had quite a few tripels and I won't be buying this again, gonna age a few to see if it helps, but as I said before, this beer wears it's yeast on it's sleeve and allows it to do all of the heavy lifting, making the beer feel unbalanced, this beer tastes like three things, yeast, clove and banana, that's it.

Parting shot: if you've had tripels before and are considering this one. Don't waste your time. If you've never had a tripel before, don't let this be your first. For a perfect introduction to the style try westmalle tripel or st. bernardus tripel, just don't try this (933 characters)

Photo of tasteandenjoylife
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one delicious tripel. It has a cloudy honey gold color with a classic tripel aroma and with clove, coriander seed and a hint of banana.

Has a creamy smooth medium body with a slight effervescent feel followed by a long dry finish.

A strong beer with a full aftertaste of clove, coriander seed and banana.

Overall this is probably one of my favorite Belgian tripel style ales I've had. (397 characters)

Photo of willic
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This might be one of my all time favorite beers! Amazing! Fun! The cloudy, ancient looking color... wow! Yeasty, perfect carbonation, perfect mouthfeel... words only do this beer an injustice! (192 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: clove and banana;

T: clove and banana; a little bubble gum and black pepper; sweet finish with moderate bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation - effervescent; moderately dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: at 9%, it's sneaky smooth; complex flavors; (369 characters)

Photo of TH28
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. Appearance: Cloudy pale golden with a frothy white foam cap. Aroma: Strong clove phenols dominate over fruity esters of banana and pineapple. Taste: Sweet rich maltiness and banana esters up front. Strong clove phenols. Typical pear esters appear on the swallow. Motuthfeel: Medium body with some creaminess and moderately high carbonation. Not as carbonated as some other tripels, but also avoids alcohol heat. Finish: Clove spice on the swallow, but banana and pear esters longer long after. Overall: Aroma is good but maybe not as strong as some other world class tripels. Really well balanced flavor profile (625 characters)

Photo of doktorhops
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With R.E.M’s It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) blaring in my own private stereo, aka my brain, I approach the beer titan that is La Fin Du Monde, a brew with a reputation so mighty that a bottle of this in Australia retails for an eye-watering arm-and-a-leg $11.50 for a single 355ml bottle, when you know that it sells for at least 50% less than that in Quebec. Anyway, the life of an arm-chair jet-setting beer blogger is a pricey one... nonetheless I have it and I’m gonna review it, and there’s nothing I can do to quell the mounting hype inside my head.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazed pale gold body with a boisterous 2 cm fluffy white head that settles to a thin lace on top. Not bad La Fin Du Monde, or shall we simply call you ‘La Fin’ (laughing) for the rest of the review? Yes? Good. 8/10.

S: Aroma is more Witbier than Tripel with notes of coriander, candi sugar, clove and orange peel, not that I’m complaining, I love a good sharp Wit (I’m thinking of brewing a Witbier and calling it “Shakespeare’s Wit”, too much?). Hints of tartness lurk in the background and give the impression of a nice complex flavour profile. 8/10.

T: The Wit characters give way to that classic Tripel sugar rush, as the pumping beat of Röyksopp’s Compulsion (playing on my actual stereo) drives that glucose-induced high into my bloodstream. It’s not a massive sugar-bomb though, there is a certain restraint to the sugar hit not oft seen even from Belgian brewers. Rounding out the sugar are those coriander/clove notes, pepper, some orange peel, and a mild citric bitterness. Finish is a balance between pepper spice and bitterness, très bien. 9/10.

M: Medium bodied, a tad lighter than expected from 9% ABV but decent enough, with a medium sharp carbonation. 8/10.

D: So the question on everyone’s lips RE: La Fin, are we laughing now? i.e. does La Fin live up to the “World Class” hype? Yes and no, it’s a great brew, no doubt about that, but for the price Belgian brews such as Tripel Karmeliet trump La Fin completely, that is to say - there isn’t enough happening in La Fin to make it that much more worth it compared to TK. If the price were to drop down to TK’s Australian retail price of $6.90 then we would have a competition on our hands. As it is I’m glad I had the chance to try this brew, and I’ll stick to TK for my Tripel fix for now. 9/10.

Food match: Poached Loin of Lamb with Jerusalem Artichoke Puree or Poutine. (2,521 characters)

Photo of mchegash
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 4.5/5
A beautiful hazy golden orange, with loads and loads of off-white foam.

Smell - 4/5
Belgian yeastiness and spices, as typical in a tripel. Perhaps a hint of banana.

Taste - 4.5/5
Yeasty and spicy, tastes thoroughly belgian. Some fruitiness. Only slight to moderate sweetness. Delicious take on the belgian tripel style.

Mouthfeel - 4.5/5
Moderate amount of high-intensity carbonation. I love the prickly sensation as the beer moves through my mouth and down my throat. Very crisp. Medium-full body.

Overall - 4.25/5
This was a pretty great beer. Don't know if I can recommend it enough.
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Photo of brap
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fantastic Belgian style beer that really tastes like the classic Belgians. Reminded me of a smoother version of Gulden Draak. Some fruit flavors. Bold with some interesting spicing but very drinkable almost TOO drinkable, this stuff would be dangerous on tap. Love love loved it. (283 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BBD 10/1/17. Pours a hazy gold with a touch of amber. World class head volume and retention, outstanding lacing.

Classic tripel nose with a bit of clove and subtle sweet fruit notes.

Medium body with a bit of creaminess. Nicely carbonated with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly rush in the finish.

The flavor profile is intense, somewhat complex and somewhat balanced. It begins with some fruit flavors that are quickly overcome by phenolic clove. Phenolic clove dominates from almost the start. The middle brings a bit of malt sweetness but never achieves balance. The somewhat dry finish has a medicinal clove characteristic that lingers. Alcohol also shows a bit of astringency as an aftertaste as it warms. (746 characters)

Photo of Karma_is_flawed
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wonderfully fresh and easy to drink

Look - fantastic white head that sticks around, golden and rich cloudy color

Smell - Flowery, citrus, grapefruity, very refreshing

Taste - reminds me of a pinot grigio, grapefruity, crisp flavor that goes down well

Feel - An unpretentious bite from the carbonation gives way to a smooth cool aftertaste. (344 characters)

Photo of 57md
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straw in color. The nose is mildly funky. The flavor is even more funky and accompanied by a perfumey essence, as well.

The penetrating odor of this offering made it hard to finish. (183 characters)

Photo of GrinkoN
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Golden Orangeish color, some head that fades to nothing
S- banana maybe, orange
T/F- fruity taste that leads to malts, light body
O- Not to flavorful but they are present throughout, was an alright beer, may consider again but not in the near future (252 characters)

Photo of jfeyes
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I didn't have a best by date on this bottle so I not sure how old the ale was when I bought it. Smelled of fresh bread when opened and it had nice carbonation but little or no head. Excellent flavor of bread and yeast and a nice amount of carbonation on my palate. I would like to try it again to see if the offering varies. (324 characters)

Photo of sjones5045
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ra Sushi Orlando 5/19/15

Like triples but don't love them but this is very good. Well put together where the spice level is perfect. Very drinkable but a bit carbonated. Not my favorite style but I can appreciate this beer. (224 characters)

Photo of bkkt
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Possibly my favorite of the style. Good to share&pair with a rack of lamb through a nice dinner. You'll get in trouble sipping this on a Sunday afternoon since the high ABV is masked so well. Simply one of the best Belgian ales with tons of fruits and spices. A must try! (271 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden that is translucent. Nice foam head quickly dissipates. A thin frothy ring like lace retains throughout.
Fruity nose. Peaches, apples and pear. Sugary, spicy, floral. Lots of alcohol too.
Medium to full mouthfeel. Medium to light body overall. Tingly carbonation retains throughout. Complex flavors include: fruitiness (particularly apples), sweet malt, belgian candi sugars, yeast and alcohol. The hops are apparent in the finish which is also dry, spicy and herbal.
An interesting and complex drink! (523 characters)

Photo of breezyday
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip beer glass a hazy tangerine-golden color. I poured it quickly into the glass and a large lacy head was created, but the big lacy head dissipated quickly. The effervescence though was strong and throughout the drink there was a stream of bubbles rising to the top. The aroma is very gentle. It has a gentle clover fragrance. It is like setting out a blanket in a park in a field of clover, but you have to stretch your head beyond the blanket to smell the fragrance of the clover flower. The beer has a slight pear and small orangy tinge of taste. The end of the taste though with each sip is spicy, but balanced to the touch. This is an excellent Belgium Tripel and reminds me a great deal of Delirium Tremens, which is saying a lot and says how good this beer is. This Quebec, near Montreal brewery, does it right. Enjoy this quality Belgium Tripel category beer. (898 characters)

Photo of krets
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I am not a fan of craft beer, and hearing that this was from North America concerned me. This beer surpassed my expectations. It does an exceedingly great job of meeting or beating many Belgian breweries. (204 characters)

Photo of stompilator
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice.

A - Poured a murky golden orange, big, crispy head.

S - Spicy esters, banana, and a bit of straw.

T - Very sweet notes of tropical berries and tart fruit dominate from the front, with a light, almost oat-y maltiness. The sweetness fades into a residual spiciness.

M - Medium-light body, crisp carbonation.

O - The flavors are few, but are very pronounced and speak well in the beer. (430 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy straw gold under a 2” white foam column that dissipates to a thick film that grips the side of the glass.
S: Banana, orange peel, spice.
T: Big fruit flavors feature banana, orange, and tropical fruit.
F: big and creamy with above average carbonation, medium body and a little bite from the carbonation.
O: A big yeast driven beer full of Belgian flavor. (368 characters)

Photo of Dykemyster17
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was ready for something new and different and well, I found it. Crazy awesome beer from the north. Very complex beer so you can pick up different things with different aged bottles meaning a bottle that is two weeks old will taste very different from a 4 month old bottle and I believe I have had both and both to my surprise were good! If you want to introduce a friend to something different then let them try this heavily yeast driven beverage and see what they have to say. Most will really enjoy it! (508 characters)

Photo of squonk45
1.77/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Either I got a bad bottle or they brew this stuff with old cigarette butts.. I took 4 sips and pored it down the drain .. maybe O should have taken it back at 8.44 a bottle (175 characters)

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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