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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
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8,934 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,934
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,348 | FT: 19
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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 trxxpaxxs
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

!2oz bottle poured into a snifter...

A: Pours a translucent orange/dark gold with one full finger of pure white head. The foam is frothy of tiny bubbles and it settles quickly along the edges of the glass. There is some lacing as it drinks, but nothing crazy.

S: The nose is sweet of malt and cracked wheat. I also get a good amount of banana esters.I don't get much clove spice, whih I would expect from a tripel.

T: This beer starts out with malty sweetness and banana notes. I also get some other fruity flavors like prunes and dates. There is a spiciness that presents itself after it hits the palate, but it seems more because of the carbonation than than the clove notes from the yeast. As it transitions to the middle of the beer, the prunes and bananas shine. The beer begins to tighten up in the back end with some yeast.

M: Medium bodied beer. Sweet, sticky, and syrupy to start. It coats the palate right off the bat. The carbonation catches the tongue and makes it prickly for a moment. Sticky all the way through the end of the beer, and the flavors linger on the palate for quite a bit after the beer is gone.

O: This is a good beer, and a good tripel. I prefer my triples with more spice and a little lighter mouthfeel, but this is good. I'd drink this beer again, but I don't think I'd be buying it regularly.

Photo of jettjon
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Highs: Appearance, drinkability
Lows: None

Holy head, Batman! Pouring this fizz bomb reminds me of the first time I tried it and had no glassware. One chug from the bottle and I had beer coming out of my nose. The head is absolutely huge, reminiscent of Champaign. Hell, there’s even lacing inside the bottle! Pours an apricot juice (amber-yellow-musky) color with tiny bubbles and visible sediment suspended in the pour. The huge head rapidly fades down to a thin sheet constantly fueled by the bubbles, with lots of lacing left behind. Nose of cloves, plums, dates, and dark fruit. Flavor is complex, with elements of clove spice, fruit juices, and alcohol culminating cleanly in a semi-sweet finish—neither sweet nor dry, with no bitterness. Mouth is quite bubbly as would be expected. Drinkability is very good; this is a great mellow ale and easy to drink once the head is tamed. Watch for the 9% ABV, however. Great “sipping” beer.

Overall: A great Belgian strong pale, heartily recommended. I still prefer Unibroue’s Trois Pistoles (a strong dark), however.

Photo of StargherKing
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is certainly an interesting beer. Right off the bat, it pours out of the bottle like champagne in a movie-scene. Once poured, it's a gorgeous golden color, with a fluffy white head. Smell is sweet, hints of caramel, a bit of floral hops, and a rather strong scent of spice. Taste is very much the same, with the caramel coming out a bit more, the spice holding it's own, and the hops taking a definite backseat to the sweet fruity flavor (apple/banana? this one's hard to pin down). Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, and it goes down smooth. Drinkability is a bit TOO good for such a high ABV, this one is very easy to overdrink with. Despite that, it's still a great beer, and I look forward to having it quite a bit more in the future.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours medium golden, almost translucent, with a thickwhite had of both large and fine bubbles, dissipating into a nice thin rim of small bubbles. Nose is very fruity, light fruits and some tropical qualities as well, and some yeasty esters are present also. Palate is very sweet and fruity, some soft malt in there, very carbonated and prickly, and white pepper too.

Photo of mmmbeer
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, approximately a year old - best before 6/15/07. Served slightly chilled in a tulip glass. Pours a golden orange/yellow that is slightly cloudy and has a 1 inch white head that sticks nicely. Smells like orange juice, lemons, spiciness, pepper, yeast, and cloves. The orange juice aroma is slightly off-putting. The taste is virtually the same but with coriander and a mild bitterness. It is very malty with a lot of sweetness and a thick body with medium carbonation. It's good, but I remember it being even better than this.

Photo of SirSketch
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been drinking this beer for some time now so I thought I might as well review it now.

Moderate amount of head that fades into a thin film. Dirty golden color with some hints of light orange. Tornado of carbonation bubbles up the center of the glass to the top. The aroma is heavy dough and yeast, pineapple and melon, and crazy belgian-like funkiness.

Taste is yeasty, also consisting of acidic fruits. There is a quick, stinging bitterness to it. The alcohol is hidden nicely. Heavy carbonation with a medium body. The aftertaste makes is some combo of dry, yet sweet. This is my go-to Unibroue beer

Photo of CosaRara
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of morebeergood
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered a bottle last Saturday at Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square. It was poured into a Duvel chalice. Huge white head formed up the side of the glass. The color was school bus yellow. The smell was spicy and bready. Taste-wise, what a knock out. It's everything you could ask for in a tripel. Light, full of body and flavor, very drinkable yet just enough alcohol punch to let you know that you are drinking a quality beer. This beer easily has to be one the the best tripels made anywhere outside of Belgium. A shining star in the Unibroue portfolio.

Photo of RedLion
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good, Belgium style beer. Off white head with good lacing. Smell is clovey, and that same clove smell is found in the glass along with an orangey taste. Color reminds me of a light orange. Mouthfeel if spicy and effervescent. I'd drink this occasionally, but I don't think I'd could have more than one a month. Too many other beers out there.

Photo of Kinsman
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Time to revisit La Fin for a proper review.

Pours a bright but hazy golden yellow with a nice bubbly appearance. Dense white head caps it off nicely but fades a bit too quickly and leaves no lace behind.

Lots of fruitiness in the aroma with a juicy character and some candy-like sweetness. A bit of clove spice in the background.

A nice bright fruity character up front with some apple and pear notes and just a but of juicy citrus as well. A bit of a bubblegum flavor as well. Spicy yeast notes offset the sweetness with some peppery and clove-like notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and bubbly with a bit of dry finish. Overall, La Fin Du Monde is hard to beat for the style and a great value at $8 a bottle.

Photo of Mustard
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle with "best before" date -- in this case 04/17/06 -- stamped on the back label; $6.99/4 from Bob's Market in Santa Monica; illuminated graphic of the 51st American state on the label.

Appearance: pours a hazy gold with a white, six-fingered, macro-bubble head; great retention; heavy -- albeit unprincipled -- lacing.

Aroma: Sweet and spicy; all the usual descriptors apply -- peppery, clove-like, notes of tropical fruit, etc.

Taste: A drier, yeastier version of smell; subtle traces of orange, cinammon and smoke pervade.

Notes: I can't say I'm blown away. Complex, to be sure, but do all the varied notes add up to a "top twenty" brew? Mustard was hoping for a bit more ...

Photo of Mesquita
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of funkengruven
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drinking one as i write this.

This poured to a very quickly dissipating head leaving a slightly transparent golden brown brew. This stuff smells absolutely amazing. Honey and Bananas moved to the nose quickly by the very active carbonation. Taste is good, very full bodied, the High ABV is slightly apparent but warming. Mouthfeel is decent, a lot of carbonation in this that makes it something meant to be sipped slowly and carefuly. This is a good beer, especially on those cold days where it feels like it is the end of the world. Warms you right up.

Photo of sacfly
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, straw/gold color. Huge thick white head. Musty and light bubblegum sweetness in the nose. Sharp when cold, but blends well when it warms.

Taste mimics the nose with bubble gum and musty clove phenols first, and a long musty aftertaste. Nice full mouth feel.

Drink this one at room temperature or slightly chilled. Flavors are very sharp and harsh when cold, round out rather nicely as it warms. Score reflects drinking at room temp/chilled.

Photo of drakkath
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle into 32oz mug

a: dark yellow, 1/2 inch head from side pour. Lots of carbonation bubbles throughout drinking

s: very yeasty, some banna, "spices"

t: fruity (bananas mostly) , yeasty, warm alcohol, some malty sweetness. The yeast and alcohol become more noticeable as the beer warms

m: well carbonated, light to medium bodied. Seems to feel thicker as it warms

o: Although a little yeastier than I personally prefer, but was my first Tripel foray and I was impressed. This took me around 1 hour to finish one bottle, and should be respected by drinking slowly. This is definately not my style of beer, but I respect the complexity of this brew enough to weed through my own personal bias and rate it on my interpretation of the style.

Photo of jrschaef
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My favorite offering from Unibroue,pours a hazy yellow with a gigantic blooming head,the aroma was very spicey and smokey with a slight tartness in the finish.There is a nice sweetness to this beer,a nice spiciness in the middle and a fruity finish.I get this underlying smokiness to this beer its very appetizing,a true hand crafted beer.

Photo of masikon
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a furious white head of tight, dense bubbles which stick to the glass while the carbonation remains active for quit some time. color is a luminescent, soft, yellow. Nose is a true bouquet with natural suggestions of lime, banana, herbs and more. Taste is quite sweet and very fruity/cider-like, with a full mouthfeel and spicy finish which hides the high alcohol content very well. Alcohol burn is noticeably absent for a 9% beer. Certainly give this a try, easy to drink and a nice bellywarmer.

Photo of chickenm
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341mL bottle poured into a La Fin Du Monde glass. Cloudy light copper color with a decent white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and green apples. In the taste there is more yeast, citrus, cloves, and a bit of alcohol. Really high carbonation and a dry finish. Body is maybe a little thin. Not my favorite tripel but this is still very good.

Photo of Dizzy
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is yeasty and reminds me a citrus fruits, maybe pineapple? Yeasty flavors, tartness are present and alcohol isn't as apparent as I would expect, but its there along with hop biterness. The mouthfeel is fizzy and somewhat thin. This is pretty easy to drink considering the alcohol content.

Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle. This was the first Unibroue offering that I tried back in university in the mid-90s when they first shipped it out West. It was quite the eye-opener to my Big Rock-loving self at the time. Now, at a nice little university area bistro, one neither at the End of the Universe, nor the end of the world, for that matter, I revisit it years hence.

This beer pours (into a properly branded chalice, no less) a hazy orangish yellow hue, with a few fingers of puffy, bubbly white head, which leaves some streaky soap film lace around the glass as it quickly beats in outta Oka (what, too soon?).

It smells of sharp grainy pale malt, earthy yeast, fruity dry apple and pear, cracked black pepper, spicy cloves, a slight minerality, and herbal, dead leafy hops. The taste is big, blended orchard fruit - apricot, pears, banana and orange - edgy yeast, peppery cloves, grainy pale malt, sugary honey, and mild floral hops. Only a slight tingling is detectable for the elevated ABV - neat.

The carbonation is noticeable, but mostly in a frothy sort of way, the body a sturdy medium weight, and a tad cloying in its sugary sweetness, but I've come to appreciate this as just a sad fact of the style. It finishes off-dry, the fruit and sugary malt lingering harder than the yeast and/or spice seem to be.

Homerism (hah - this is too much of a big-ass, geographically speaking, for now, country for that) aside, this is really a rather good example of the style, going down nice and smooth in spite of the big boy booze quotient. It's been their flagship beer since day one for a reason, and it's not hard to see why.

Photo of gcpanda
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a gold hue standard for most belgian ales/beligan style wits. Fluffy white head that dissipates after a few minutes. Sweet aroma typical for a Unibroue ale, somewhat of a honeysuckle smell. Has a semi hefe weissen unflitered look to it, with high carbonation. Sweet taste initially, with the carbonation definitely noticeable Slightly bitter and tart, defined spice and floral notes. Light citrus, perhaps a tangerine hits after the initial carbonation. A solid sipping beer, I'd rate it an A. Not mind blowing, but good for a cheaper beligan ale.

Photo of drcarver
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Chunks float slowly down to the bottom of the orange body. 1 finger white head floats to top and fades leaving no lace

S - Spice, citrus, and yeast

T - Fruity, spice. Alcohol is not very prevelant

M - Smooth, crisp, and clean

D - Sipping beer the whole way, but very nice.

Photo of ChrisCage
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

A- This is the 1st tripel I've ever had and right off the bat, I'm impressed with the 750ml bottle, and the cork top plus wire that's holding it down. The cork popped once taken out, like a semi-sparkling wine...great so far. I soft poured on an angle into my glass and only filled about half way due to the impressive foamy white head that kept swelling. The coloring is a hazy amber/off orange with some noticable carbonation. This looks like a real winner!

S- This is very complex! First thing I noticed was a rich yeasty aroma, like fresh bread with melted butter on it. There's definately some baking spices in there as well, plus flowery alcohol aromas, some nuttiness, lots of malt and even some tropical fruits. Every whiff brings something different to the table on this one!

T- Again, many different flavors come to life in this. First thing that I notice is the spiciness of the beer. Reminds me somewhat of gingerbread cookies. I tasted the tropical fruits, and even some tart citrus notes. Once through these tastes, the maltiness of the brew comes to life, especially in the finish, along with some balanced hops and there is a heavy yeasty flavor that I detected. Great stuff!

M- I have to agree with a previous review in the fact that this beer seems to get a fuller body the more it is enjoyed. I noticed as I made my second pour that the consistancy was thicker than the first. The first half is much more bubbly and the second half is very creamy on the palate....I like it more the longer I'm drinking it.

D- I've decided that this is a very near perfect beer, but it is full bodied....that and the fact that I had 3/4 of a litre and I've had as much as I can handle for a night. This would definately be enjoyable with an old cheddar cheese. I recommend this beer for anyone who truly enjoys the finer brews in life and think this would be a great beer to celebrate with! With that said though, this beer is, in my opinion, a sipping beer and a single bottle would suffice for an entire evening.

Photo of Sensaray
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appears a natural hazed golden with quickly dissipating white head.

Smells like fruity belgian yeast, white grapes, apples, citrus, some grains.

After a very welcome initial spiciness the flavor emerges as a slightly darker fruit than the nose, with white grape, apple, citrus, berries, tropicals. Lots going on here. A great flavorful beer.

Mouthfeel is superb. Great level of spice, perfect carbonation, medium body.

Overall a delicious beer.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,934 ratings.