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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,093 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7093
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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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redearth329

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured ~50 degrees F into a weissen glass. Left about an inch in the bottom of the bottle, swirled it, then tipped in the lees.

A - the first one I poured had a perfect 2-3 finger head, the second one I poured looked like it was going to be OK, but then the head went crazy and towered over the glass by about an inch. It never spilled over though. The head was a light off white color, and very dense and frothy, like a freshly whipped meringue. The one that went crazy took a long time to settle down. The beer itself is a cloudy gold. I can barely discern what seems like a perfect amount of carbonation through the haze.

S - Not as much on the nose as I would like from a tripel, but I'm happy with what's there. A whiff of something fruity, like some vague citrus up front, but then I'm picking up mostly on baking spices. There's also a subtle hint of some barnyard tang and a quite noticeable dusty quality.

T - Drinks a bit like a kabinett riesling with notes of white grape and pear, the baking spice offered by the nose comes through. There's a little bit of bretty tang. The alcohol is well disguised.

M - Well integrated flavors, medium body, perfect amount of carbonation. Quick, dry finish. Quite like the mouthfeel on this one.

One of my favorite tripels. I'm drinking this one in lieu of champagne to celebrate a special occasion right now.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 00:08:08 | More by redearth329
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: If a golden trophy could swirl hazily, it would look like this beer. Lots of lacing.

S: The scent of bananas is most prominent. Then dates, soft lemon, almond, and little hints of sweet caramel.

T: The taste introduces itself unassumingly, with your standard blonde elements (light, spritely, fizzy), and waits a moment to unfold its more complex elements. The banana's there, along with the sweetness. There's a comforting oaty tinge to the way it goes down. It's got all the flavor diversity of a darker Belgian ale, but with an embracing lightness. Deep and warm, lulling and celebratory. A delicious and enriching beer.

M: Excellent. Lingering and complex, without leaving a cloying sweetness in your mouth. The alcohol presents itself and compliments the banana nicely, leaving a slightly acidic feel (in a good way).

O: I'm used to pretty one or two dimensional blonde ales, so it was a real pleasure to have one of such rewarding complexity. My personal favorite from Unibroue is La Terrible, but this one is definitely up there. It's perfect for a night where you crave a well crafted beer, but don't want to down something thick, filling, or hop-heavy.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 16:27:06 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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eduffreitas

Brazil

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - hazy dark yellow. Head desapeared pretty quickly.
S - Very fruity (stone fruits), yeast, bready
T - Bready, spicy, yeast and stone fruits. Very light hops in the end.
M - The body is full. It is sweet but not cloying. Medium to low drinkability.
O - Very good tripel. But I still prefer Tripel Karmeliet (the top tripel for me) and De Dulle Teve (it is more dry so more easy drinking)

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:46:41 | More by eduffreitas
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am not sure what all the hype about this beer is. I assume I much have gotten a bad bottle. Pours hazy golden color with finger width foamy head, which doesn't seem to last long. Slight lacing on side of glass. Of course there are pieces of cork in my beer because it broke apart, trying to get it out. Not good. Smell of bananas and cloves with slight hint of citrus. The taste is very similar to the smell, but there is little to no carbonation and very slight hop bitterness. That is hard to discern as well. Very sweet taste. I really wanted to like this beer, but it is not really my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:41:44 | More by jngrizzaffi
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first Unibroue review, but I have had them all before.

Pours a light golden color with a small head that falls fast to a ring and lacing.

Smell is fresh apricot and pear, with a yeasty note, some clove and banana, and other spices.
I'm detecting alc as well, which should be par for a 9% beer.

Taste is very nice with fresh light fruit flavors, a spicy component, and yeast esters. Apple and white grape are there too. Its sort of one dimensional, but it tastes good.

Feel is spritzy and light.

Overall this is enjoyable and flavorful, but there are better tripels out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 03:48:57 | More by BastardKing24
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I was always a little wary of this beer because when I visited Montreal, this is the beer that most of the vagabonds drank. But upon my taste I now know that Canadian vagabonds know whats up. This beer was outstanding. The appearance was a nice hazy yellow with a smell of floral notes with some citrus behind it. The taste was great with a hint of banana to it. Loved the feel of the beer as it seemed to just be a perfect balance. Overall I think this is a great beer and would wholeheartedly recommend to people to at least give a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 22:14:31 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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BigMurph

Massachusetts

3.01/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Cloudy, golden, long lasting & thick head. One of the best parts of the beer for me.

Smell: Alcohol, banana, bubblegum

Taste: Heavy alcohol flavor, enough that it overshadows everything else. Very, very sour.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly creamy, carbonation is not too

Overall: I don't know if It was a bad bottle. By the other reviews I'm guessing that may be the case but I'll wait a WHILE before trying it again.

Serving type: bottle poured into a pint glass

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 21:57:18 | More by BigMurph
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Single 12-oz bottle. Last of the four pack purchased sometime last year. Best by date on bottle reads 10/5/15. Pored into large tulip for review.

A: an agressive pour yielded a nice white frothy head that faded but left some lacing on the glass sides. Looks blonde with very good carbonation - steady stream of bubbles rises in the glass. Not completely clear, but I likely added some yeast sediment from the bottom of the glass.

S: medicinal and lemon peel. Clean smelling with yeasty esters. Wheat & bread dough malts. Delicate floral yet spicy hop aroma.

T: spicy & upfront bitterness gives way to wheat malts & white bread character. Lemon peel & orange flavors finish. Hop spiciness is delicate and complimentary. Sweetness gives way to overly dry character.

M: light bodied with upfront bitterness gives way to creamy finish. Way too drinkable for 9% alcohol.

O: an excellent beer. Super drinkable and oh so yummy.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 00:10:25 | More by jwhancher
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FFreak

Vermont

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

Poured from bottle into Omegang tulip glass

Pours golden honey with a tight three finger pure white head - overflowed the glass. Spicey nose with cloves and pepper. Very subdued pepper and maybe cardamon spice combined with lots of honey and apricot/peach. I've not had a lot of Belgian-style beers, but this is my favorite so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 00:09:57 | More by FFreak
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Big_Beers

Idaho

3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A big medicinal and sour fruit nose

Taste also is much the same....Acid malt and spicy

Overall I was impressed with the the lack of alcohol in the taste for such a big beer. Not as complex to my palate

As far as style i have it scored pretty well. The white wine of beer

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 03:29:11 | More by Big_Beers
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sillygirl8

California

2.68/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I wish I liked it more…I really really want to like it…I just don't that much. Everyone seems to rave about it. I have tried it numerous times, each time thinking it will be different, but its the same…I just don't see or taste the hype. Maybe if I travel to Canada, it would be better.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 22:23:24 | More by sillygirl8
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light gold from the tap. Big, foamy white head that holds for a bit. Smells of hay and fruit. Nice blend of apples and pears hits the tongue, with a touch of white grape. Smooth, crisp mouth. This is an excellent tripel that is light and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 23:37:29 | More by MartzMimic
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Haven't had this in years and was surprised by how much I loved it. Its a light orangey, yellow straw color with an incredibly soft white head and a little lacing. The smell is all stone fruits at first, Belgian yeast spiciness (white pepper, clove), banana, a little honey, vanilla and citrus peel. The taste follows the smell starting with strong peach and stone fruit notes, some candied pineapple, sweet honey, banana, and the spice profile grew as the beer warmed. A little bit of classic bubblegum flavor started to come out a bit too alongside of the clove. No traces of the booze. The clove was unique in that you would taste it and then feel all over the mouth like the way in which you feel clove. Really smooth with high level of carbonation. Could of drank this all night. Again, I had sort of considered this a gateway beer and hadn't thought of it much in a while but I was so pleasantly surprised with this one - really wonderful still.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2014 11:53:51 | More by jwchestnut
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rangerred

Tennessee

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:02:05 | More by rangerred
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eclipse54

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color with voluminous eggshell-colored head comprised of small bubbles; moderate retention with minimal lacing. The aroma is of lemon and orange citrus, white pepper, faint straw/hay, and grass. Quite the emphasis on the citrus. The taste begins with similar citrus, but almost immediately gives way to a rush of funk and clove. There is some white pepper, straw, grass, and another appearance of lemon zest on the finish. Great belgian yeast flavor throughout. Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and refreshing, but does have a bit of a sticky, resinous finish. Overall, this is a very well done and traditional tripel that is very drinkable. The alcohol is completely hidden behind a nice, complementary bouquet of refreshing flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:28:56 | More by eclipse54
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dank203

New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

absolutely incredible. and especially for 9 abv. has all the earthy, banana type characters but the thing I love about this is the lemon juice that shines through. exquisite balance drinkability sweetness tartness and bitterness, rich feel, a big sugary. its just really nice

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 23:58:51 | More by dank203
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. BB 03-15-16.

A: Cloudy, golden yellow body. 1+ finger of white head with ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Fruity Belgian yeast with a touch of funk. A smorgasbord of fresh fruit notes, including peach, apricot, pear, berry, pineapple, banana and orange. Coriander and light clove. Vanilla. Black & white pepper. Biscuit. Something new every time you put your nose in the glass.

T: Slightly spicy, fruit-forward opening. Leads into a mild balancing hop and a fairly dry finish. Spice and carbonation tingle linger in the aftertaste along with fruit and pepper. Bold, robust flavor.

M: Crisp with a moderate to high carbonation. Moderate body with a creamy, yet effervescent feel.

O: Tripel meets wit. New layers of flavors and scents arise with each trip to the glass. Really meshed well with some spicy pork chili. Can't say it's the best tripel that I've ever had, but I'm very hard pressed to name one better out of North America.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 00:28:46 | More by fourstringer
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Dsimenson

California

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner. It hazy a hazy unfiltered amber color that I like. There is so much carbonation rising for the first couple minutes that it looks like an underwater volcano. Nice persistent lacing. The aroma is lemon, a bit nutty, and a bit too yeasty for my tastes. The flavor is rich, grain and mild hops, nutty, yeasty, and a bit herbal--like Ricola cough drops. Mouth feel is thick and creamy. This is a style of ale that I am not familiar with. I see so many if you rating this ale very high, and saying it is a perfect example of a tripel. I think my rating is influenced by my limited experience with and understanding of this style. Certainly very good, to most everyone else, outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 23:27:35 | More by Dsimenson
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CWO

Pennsylvania

4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my absolute favorite beers ! Refreshing with little citric or hoppy feel or taste. Pairs well with most foods, especially spicy dishes. We may have to keep Bieber following the 2014 Olympics, but I'll take that deal any day as long as we get to keep this great beer at our doorstep!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 13:12:07 | More by CWO
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JCNY

New York

4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers period. Best if poured into a glass and aired out for a moment. Powerful at about 9% abv, yet tastes like blissful candy without losing the beer characteristic. It must be the delicate blend of fruit and spice.

Labeling is perfect and the name means the End of the World. If we were facing the end of the world, this would be in one hand. In the other hand...

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 20:10:28 | More by JCNY
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:30:02 | More by gr0g
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ranger7

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber into a chalice.

A: Hazy and cloudy. Gold colored. Thin white head with appropriate carbonation.

S: Grapefruit, grain, with a hint of citrus.

T: Good and strong. Some spice with a fair amount of alcohol. Dry finish.

M: Smooth, easy to drink.

O: This is as perfect a Tripel as I've had. One of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 20:42:20 | More by ranger7
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Scrylol

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger white head, lots of lacing, beautiful orange colored body, I can see all the carbonation rising to the top. Gorgeous.

Sweet orange candy, tropical notes, citrus on the nose, fresh orange. Slight pine aroma as well. Hard to describe but they all go together so well.

Bit of spice with tropical fruit and citrus notes on the tongue. Rather mild bitter taste, and pretty nice balanced. Refreshing taste. Bit of piney and earthy notes on the tongue. Leaves a dry citrusy-like aftertaste. For a 9% ABV, the alcohol is hidden very well.

Medium body with lively amounts of carbonation.

Really good Tripel from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 08:49:38 | More by Scrylol
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured 750ml bottle dated drink before 5/16/15 into Chimay snifter

A-Pours a semi-cloudy golden color. Nice white head that thins down fast but lasts till end. Lacing on glass.

S-Aroma is classic Belgian. Yeasty, floral and ripe banana.

T-Taste is malt, banana, bready, citrus (lemon). Were it is differant is the finish is not as strong in alcohol than most in this style. A little nutty with some lingering yeast.

M-great mouthfeel medium balance, good carbonation and nice clean dry finish

O-overall this a great triple. My first drink by Unibroue, I want to try more others

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 00:11:18 | More by reebtaerG
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dar482

New York

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in an extremely cloud deep golden orange, marigold with a big bubbly white head.

The aroma is extremely fruit forward. Pineapple, banana, mangoes, oranges, tangerines. It’s a very sweet fruitiness.

The flavor follows with dried pineapple and mangoes. It continues with some citrus peel, bananas, and clove. A caramel malt sweetness in the middle. The finish has some fruity sweetness and a hint of that spiciness. Alcohol is absolutely hidden.

The body has a champagne amount of carbonation. Tons of carbonation with a medium mouthfeel.

The fruitiness pairs beautifully with a sharp cheddar.

An extremely sweet beer for the style, but it is made up for how beautiful fruity this beer is. One of the best beers in the style.

(I had this blind taste tested with Westmalle and Chimay. This was first. One of the best tripels I’ve had. This is where you want to be if you want sweet and fruitiness for tripels. For more dry and vinous, Westmalle, Long Strange Tripel, and some others is where it's at.)

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 05:08:37 | More by dar482
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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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