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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,105 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7105
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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JLydia


1.1/5  rDev -74.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance: Beautiful straw color. Over exuberant head.

Smell: Offensive. Very pungent and biting.

Taste: Strong perfume flavor with a hint of toilet bowl cleaner.

Mouthfeel: Overwhelming. It was very difficult to drink this beer. It has way too much carbonation.

Overall: I was extremely disappointed with this beer, but finished the glass, b/c a bad beer isn't the end of the world.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 03:11:09 | More by JLydia
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T-Luv

Alaska

1.4/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a snifter, heightening the perfume-like spice aromas, which I am not a fan of. It pours a nice cap of head with a beautiful golden glow and such wonderful texture. Unfortunately, this was the only part i found appealing about this beer. The taste is way over spiced and borders on the artificial for me. It is this observers opinion that this beer, along with the rest of the Unibroue line, are cheap imitations of noble beer styles, all with an artificial tasting backbone. I really don't understand all the acclaim this beer continues to receive, but there must be something wrong with me, as just about everyone from the uninitiated to the most seasoned beer enthusiasts seem to give it such high praise. Incredibly disappointing, each and every time i've revisited it.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 04:27:51 | More by T-Luv
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Chrysostom

Ohio

1.68/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1.5

I dispense with my ordinary long disclaimer, discussion of methodology, preamble, and anecdote.

This beer is undrinkable. It tastes like a tarted-up wheat beer or Blue Moon. I hate wheat beer. I can't judge this according to style - sorry. I had one sip and almost spit it up. I had high expectations for this beer, and was severely disappointed. I'd rather have ten Bud Lights topped off with a Pabst than a single shot of this crap all eight days of the seven-day week.

Avoid like the plague.

To style (16E: spicing is allowed): 50/100
To taste: 6/100 (yes, you read that right, SIX)

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 16:28:03 | More by Chrysostom
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oldpinecone

New York

1.8/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into tulip glass.

First off let me tell you I am not fond of Belgian Tripels but I keep trying different ones to see if my taste changes.

Poured a decent pale orange with a 2 finger head and lots of bubbles.

It smelled like a fruit bowl thats been sitting around for a little too long. Eh my stomach said dont do it.

I took the first sip and there it was. The taste I despise so much. It was the rotten over fermented fruit I find in all these beers. So so so unpleasant.

Along with the taste it was super thin and over carbonated and just terrible.

I gave drinkability a 2 but only because I thought if Im drunk enough I could probably gag a few down for the high ABV but I dont get drunk to much and will probably never do this.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 20:41:53 | More by oldpinecone
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grindcore666

California

2/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours out looking like a bubble bath of apple juice. Looks like a hefeweizen/champagne. Bubbles aplenty.

Aroma is a fruity sensation: apples, pears, banana creme, marshmallows, champagne.

Tastes like an unripe apple as a wine. Mouthfeel is sparkling for a split second, then dry, sweet, sharp, bitter, and yeasty. I taste apple and pear in this one. Aftertaste is dry soap and yeast.

As a hefe I probably wouldve enjoyed this one ten fold - since I'm interested in the flavors presented. It's just too dry for my taste. I see this doesnt go underappreciated, though.

I'll have to find someone to give the rest of this 4-pack to.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2005 04:22:32 | More by grindcore666
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DrDaves49

Oregon

2/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sorry, maybe I got a bad bottle. If nothing else the clove aroma and taste is something that is totally a turn off to me. I did try to finish the bottle by holding my nose, still had a strong after taste of clove. I must be the only one out of 25k reviews that couldn't drink it. I can't handle "Any" clove no matter what it's used in.

Good for all that like this beer! Was not in my realm of drinkability .

I still have a bomber left.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 06:50:58 | More by DrDaves49
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ElCommodoro

Texas

2.23/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured a cloudy opaque light brown colour with a tan head. It smelled yeasty and citrusy. The taste was strongly of cloves. There were also citrus notes and peppery hops. It was somewhat sweet and had some yeasty notes. Not as overbearing as I feared from the smell. However, the clove taste was too strong to be pleasant. It was the primary character of the beer. The actual ingredient was probably coriander, I suppose, which is frequently used to flavour trippels. However, I found its overbearing character unpleasant. It didn't form a piece of the beer's character. Rather, it was probably covering many other notes it may have had.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 04:21:51 | More by ElCommodoro
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EdTheEdge

California

2.23/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hello from a newbie.

This beer was poured from a large bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Color is a cloudy caramel gold. The mocha head was less than a finger and dissipated rapidly. No lace on the glass.

I don't know but I think I smell Musk, maybe beacause of the Canadian influence but I do smell Musk.

Taste is otherworldly. I never tasted a beer like this. It has a perfume taste to it. I don't think I like it. The aftertaste smacks of citrus and seems to linger.

Mouthfeel is not pleasant.

Overall I would not buy this beer again. It might be good on a hot humid day to quench a bout of drymouth. But for a Friday night beer I don't think so.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 00:57:41 | More by EdTheEdge
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featthebeard79beerhead


2.25/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours cloudy golden. 2 finger head that dissipated quickly but left some lacing

Smells of fermenting fruit

Tastes of fermenting fruit and sweet (way to sweet )more of a cider taste than beer for me.But definatley more flavorful than macro brew. High abv is hidden well.Slightly tinney taste. But smooth going down.

Very carbonated but in a good way.

Mouth feel is smooth flavour dissipated quickly.

Overall OK. Would not purchase again as it is not my style. I am a hop head this brew was too sweet and reminded me of fallen fruit off a tree which is fermenting. Still more interesting than macro. And the abv kept me entertained

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 00:12:21 | More by featthebeard79beerhead
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sadicarnot

Manitoba (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

La fin du monde is a based upon a wonderful recipe.

But since feb 2012 bottle dates the bottle (750 ml) priming regime has resulted in a very large number of flat beers. I cannot recommend this beer to anyone, although i appreciate the fresh hop of winter batches.

Unibroue tried to reduce the gas in its product, but couldn't manage the variation which is producing a very large number of flat or very nearly flat beers. La fin du monde shoulld have some gas, enough to push the cork from the bottle. Their quality control has become pathetic, i am very sorry to say.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 23:15:24 | More by sadicarnot
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zorak1066


2.35/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

maybe it's because ive never had a tripel before, but this was a serious let down for the money. people go on and on about bananas and cloves and this and that... all i got was the impression that a heavy ale had sex with an underdone mead and this was the result. there was a slight fruitiness that was quickly overtaken by a hot alcoholy quality. it was more like drinking medicine than beer. i wont be trying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 05:46:29 | More by zorak1066
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45nDown

Arizona

2.35/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Rusty orange in color. Short lasting head with little or no lacing Okay this is my first Trippel rating. Not my favorite beer Lot's of clove flavor Recommended serving temp is 45-50 so even though I let it warm up a bit its not likely I let it was to warm. I don't have much experiance with this type of beer and its unlikely I'll be getting more any time soon. The brewer made a good clean beer...just not my speed.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 05:42:12 | More by 45nDown
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.38/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well my apologies to everyone who loves this beer. Pours yellow haze and copper. Smells like alcohol spilled on a copper pipe. Taste wise, very alcoholic, reminiscient of when your old lady fills up the bathroom with perfume and hairspray and you get it in your mouth.

Perfume, apples, clove, maybe even vanilla. And you can't get rid of it for a little while. Sometimes, I've noticed aging the beer a year or three will make it a little less harsh in exchange for additional sweetness. I'd recommend that.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 01:14:17 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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david23

New York

2.42/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very nice packaging is the best I can say about this brew. Having read the other reviews I had to check the bottle again to be sure we are talking about the same thing. Aroma was pleasant although not very pronounced. Carbonation was disconcerting and left the tongue tingling. Perhaps I just don't like this style but it appeared to be someones kid sister's attempt at making champagne in her Easy-Bake oven.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2004 06:40:46 | More by david23
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Bagman007

Texas

2.48/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Cloudy orange/yellow color with about two-three finger lengths of head.

S- Has a sweet fruity scent kinda hoppy as well.

T- Very bitter. Kind of sour. Not well balanced. Very strong fruit flavoring. The alcohol is not well hidden at all.

M- Too bitter and sour. Not smooth at all.

D- Can't drink more than one. Had trouble getting the one I had down.

Overall I'm disappointed in this beer. Had heard great things about it, but I just don't like it. Not really a fan of this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 03:41:47 | More by Bagman007
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BeefyMee

Connecticut

2.53/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This beer poured majestically with a great looking head that retained almost the whole way down the glass. It smelled like something similar to a Hoegaarden white and tasted very much like one at first. The taste soon gave way to alcohol as the beer started kicking my ass. This brew can really put some hair on your chest (ladies beware). After finishing two thirds of the glass, the alcohol taste dissipated, but it still had the aftertaste of a white beer. Maybe my view is askew because I haven't had too many beers of this style, but I just don't like it.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2003 03:25:31 | More by BeefyMee
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JamesS

Indiana

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

Pours a straw color, nothing deep or special. A nice head, but no lacing. An odd scent, a mix of bitter and sweet, not really mixed, but neither one overpowering the other. Has a bubbly feel to it, but goes down smooth enough for a high ABV beer. Not much of a taste, rather bland, but with a bitter, high alcohol aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2007 01:41:27 | More by JamesS
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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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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Poured a cloudy orange/amber with a monsterous frothy white head that lingered for a long time. Intense carbonation visible. No lacing, too bad.

S - Very weak odor. Mostly carbonation. Some flowery notes and a little banana and pear esters. No alcohol scent. Too bad the carbonation smell dominates and the undertones are so subtle.

T - At first, I thought the beer possessed a very potent metallic flavor, but after a little progress, I could barely taste it. It is a sweet beer, a slight citrus against a wheaty malt taste. Alcohol is completely hidden. None of the flavors are that amazing, and the metal just tainted my view.

M - Thin, the carbonation is a little harsh, a bit drying. Unibroue's other works I've tasted were absurdly refreshing. This one is anomalous for them. Sure the abv is absent in the taste, but its astringent nature is dessicating my poor mouth.

D - Not very good. I think I'll steer clear of La Fin du Monde in the future. It wasn't a terrible beer, but for the price and the brewery, I expected more. Its strong point is that the 9% abv is obfuscated, probably under the powerful carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2005 02:40:42 | More by mrasskicktastic
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I love this brewery, and am not sure if I have ever had this, so I bought a single today. Pours a nice hazed golden color, with lots of air bubbles, and small bits of sediment. Heading is about one fingers worth. Big whiffs of tropical fruit begin, with mango, papaya, pineapple, a bit of must and nectar in there as well.Taste is very fruity, with the fruits mentioned above included, but then there is a spicy character that comes in, followed by a solvent alcohol taste that can best be compared to vodka. Body is medium, slick on the mouth and pretty hot I have to say. I am glad I opted for the single instead of an entire bottle, as this one was really hard for me to finish. I know this one gets a lot of praise, bit what can I say? I am not a huge fan of Tripels, and am definitely not a fan of Tripels that remind me of my least favorite spirit, vodka. Worth a try for Belgian fans. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 01:36:28 | More by jamie2dope
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Cru

Montana

2.8/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow pour with a fair amount of sediment in the bottle.

Moderately strong fruit aroma. Heavy lacing, well carbonated. A banana, clove, fig kind of nose. Definitely dominated by the banana flavor. Best by date was 02/12 but something seemed a little off with this beer. It did not taste skunked, but the flavor combination reminds me of a beer that's been sitting in the sun for a while. Not my favorite Unibroue.

That strong malt profile combined with an overpowering banana ester flavor left me looking for something a little dryer. Like maybe a glass of water...

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 22:19:35 | More by Cru
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guitarob

New Jersey

2.81/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy, golden, long lasting & thick head. Very little lacing.

Smell: Alcohol, banana, bubblegum

Taste: Heavy alcohol flavor, enough that it overshadows everything else. Light taste of caramel.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly creamy, carbonation is not too heavy.

Overall: Too much of an alcohol taste. I don't know if I got my hands on a bad bottle, I wouldn't say it's undrinkable, I did finish the bottle, but it was way too boozy for my taste. The alcohol taste and aftertaste just overshadow everything that could be great about this beer. I understand that it's a tripel, and supposed to be alcoholic, but this is a little above and beyond to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 22:37:21 | More by guitarob
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TheViolator666

Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Looks nice. Golden in color with a huge frothy white head. Slight amount of lacing, nothing spectacular.

Smell: Smells strongly of yeast and a slight hint of citrus.

Taste: The yeast is overpowering, just like any other unfiltered "ale on lees" beer I've had thus far. Just when I think I can taste citrus, the yeast takes over. I can't help but get the same overwhelming taste out of all of these. There is a warming alcohol taste at the very end, but no too overpowering... probably the best thing about this beer.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated.

I'm really not sure how people can drink these types of yeasty beers regularly.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 01:16:19 | More by TheViolator666
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - A nice yellow/orange body. Nice big white head

S - A bit spicy and sweet.

T - This is where it loses me. Very spicy, peppery. The spices just don't do it for me. Reminds be of a bad fall/pumpkin beer. A bit of alcohol in the finish

M - Thinner side of medium. Too much carbonation.

O - Not for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 15:40:59 | More by s1ckboy
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fcaf

Washington

2.88/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden yellow with a small head.
Smell: Musty wheat
Taste: Strong flavors of wheat and yeast, overpowering the subtle backdrop of pepper and lemon.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth.
Drinkability: Low due to the lack of complexity.

At the end of the day I'd rather just be drinking a garden-variety amber or sour. Not sure what this beer brings to the table, honestly.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 04:55:15 | More by fcaf
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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,105 ratings.