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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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96
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8,935 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,935
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,350 | 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 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.

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

Enjoyed with TCGoalie and TCHopCraver. Split the 750ml bottle three ways.

Appearance: Poured into a large wine glass. Looks like sunshine pouring out of the bottle. A white, frothy, one-finger head results from the pour. Good retention and lacing as well. Surprisingly opaque given the light straw color. Decent carbonation agitates the yeasty buddies floating at the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Funky lemons and sour bananas are what greet those who sniff this brew. Fresh fruit and clove are there as well, with a decent amount of pepper spicing things up. I'm also detecting a mineral-like quality as well. This beer's aroma would make a nice glade plug-in.

Taste: Light-bodied and sunshiny. Lemon and yeast with a nice fruit flavor. There is also somewhat of a grassy/hay character present. Not a ton of complexity in the flavor department, but the flavors that are there are well-balanced and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium-bodied. Finishes pretty clean, but there is a bit of hotness from the ABV.

Drinkability: This beer seemed to evolve a bit throughout the drinking experience. The brightness seemed to decrease over time and the pepper flavor seemed to become more pronounced. Gave me pretty bad heartburn towards the end too.

Photo of Bi0hazrd
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind some nice lacing.

S: yeasty, citrus, bananas

T: yeast, sweet, oranges, lemon zest, banana

M: crisp with medium carbonation

D: overall very drinkable. The ABV is well hidden and very refreshing.

Photo of wiseguy142
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellow/light orange. Maybe the color of a slightly overripe orange. Pretty nice head bubbles down to a thin layer with a little circle of dense foam in the middle of my Duvel tulip glass while the foam on the sides is already sticking to the edges of the glass. Aroma is.. well.. Belgiumy. I'm not a huge fan of Belgians and this is a little above normal for me. Belgian yeast aromas with a nice underlying aroma of dried fruit.

Taste has a pretty pervasive alcohol presence that hits every part of the tongue along with a lot of residual sweetness in the aftertaste. Well done and interesting hop flavor accentuates the yeast strain. It's definitely good, but not irresistable just to me.

Mouthfeel, on the other hand, is amazing. Perfect level of carbonation and great water quality. Probably the best part about the beer in my opinion. It has a decently high level of carbonation but it's not intrusive or acidic like in some beers. The small, numerous bubbles really bring out the flavor rather than competing with it.

I'm glad I picked this up again since I don't thin I've had this since right when I started getting into craft beer. I think I enjoyed it a little more when I was just getting into it and my personal taste isn't really leaning towards Belgians in the long run but absolutely worth the buy.

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

this was good beer.

A: good head, hazy blond redish.

S: typical nice aroma from a tripel,

M: felt the sweet / acohol, nice texture.

D: for the price I can see myself drinking this quite often, this is my first Unidroue experience and I think I will try other products

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

Light straw color with a serious amount of carbonation. I had just cooled the beer. Nice smell not atypical of a tripel. Really enjoyed the taste. Obvious sweetness, but with a really solid earthy type dirt sort of flavor. Maybe the yeast got a little stirred up, but it really adds to the flavor. Good aftertaste and unusually drinkable for a tripel. Probably the best beer I've had from Unibroue.

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

Cloudy with yeast and golden copper in apperance.
Sugar, yeast and fruit in the aroma.
Sweet sugar, appricotts and light caramel in the flavor.
This is a great beer. Some people I have talked to have said that it is way to sweet, but imo it's a great belgian style ale.

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

la fin du monde

a 3.5-4 light hazy golden hay. a finger+ foam that is assertively maintained by rising bubbles of at least medium girth. for some reason i thought this beer was a dubbel, but it sure doesn't look like one.

s 4 lemony, fresh cut hay and crackery aromas. some sweetness is evident. esters, touch of clove. smells somewhere between a tripel and a saison.

t 4 tangy, bright, belgian yeastyness. some clove and bready lemon zest, sour apple. this is surely a tripel with perhaps saison tendencies.

m 3.5-4 a bit too effervescent for me, but that's easily remedied (at least partly). would prefer the carbonation to be finer.

d 4-4.5 dangit i was more in the mood for a deep, brooding dubbel. still, this cheerful and zippy 9% (!??) brew is amazingly well behaved for its strength. its popularity appears deserved. wow, you could hand this to someone who just finished the yardwork and he/she could probably drink it on down assuming it to be some sort of summer wheat refresher.

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

Sampled a 750 ml bottle, about six months old...

Appearance: a luminescent pale straw color, fair amount of haze (not nice and clear like the original strong golden, Duvel), satiny white and billowous head w/ great retention, lots of bubbles, some lacing

Aroma: pungently floral, slight citrus notes, wisps of alcohol, pear-like esters

Flavor: pear-like sweetness envelopes the pallate initially (and fades slowly), mellow hop flavor and bitterness evens it out as it heads for a semi-dry finish, big flavor, some hints of orange, a bit of coriander-like spiciness (though I don't think they use coriander in this one), honey-like aftertaste, very tasty!

Mouthfeel: the carbonation gives a sharp attack, light body, fluffy texture, crisp finish, fair amount of warming

Drinkability: a bit more alcohol than Duvel (yeah, you can feel that!), drinking this whole bottle got me feeling pretty loopy, but that certainly doesn't hinder the enjoyment.

Unibroue is one of the only non-Belgian breweries that can pull off the Belgian styles. They make some fantastic beers and this is definitely one of them! When tasting a Strong Golden ale, you always have to compare it to Duvel because it was the original and it still holds the title. This one comes pretty close, though.

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

The colour of this beer was golden. Heavily gaseous out of the bottle, with a large and loudly bubbling white head. The head died down rapidly and the heavy carbonation fizzled down to a dull roar. Yeasty bits were visible, suspended in the view. No lace formation. Looks good.

The smell was spiced and clovey with some degree of sweatness notable. A somewhat yeasty presence also lingered.

The taste was very refreshing and crisp. These guys seem to be able to brew these styles with the perfect amount of spice character that doesn't leave you feeling like you just drank a glass of potpourri. Very tastefully done and delicious. Apple flavors and a pinch of hoppy dryness add complexity to the spice backbone. Good bite and a nice crisp mouthfeel with a slightly clovey finish left over. Very highly drinkable with a very pleasant flavor. Another solid brew from the Nordiques.

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

A - Pours a shimmery golden hue like glistening honey with a one-finger white head.

S - It smells of blossoming honeysuckle, freshly harvested wheat and a bit of lemon and clove.

T - I'm getting a lot of dried bananas and strawberries with a touch of blond honey and mild clove.

M - Thin with small bubbles similar to champagne but a bit more silky.

O - Alcoholic but smooth for 9% abv. Overall, a delicate but powerful tripel.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,935 ratings.