La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
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8,741 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,741
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 388
Gots: 1,155 | FT: 17
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of bruachan
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml from Arrowine (arlington, va)
wow. how delicicous
la fin du monde pours a nice dark straw color with a thick fluffy head that settles into a much thinner but consistent coating on the surface with the cool little blotches/rings of belgian foam sitting on top. after the pour i could instantly smell the fruity belgian aroma (not overpowering, just distinct). the brew has a slight winey alcohol hotness, but only enough to remind me that i'm drinking a 9%, and a little hint of a german weizen, with clove flavors. noticeable lemony citrus; slightly tart. spritzily carbonated, which puts a little tingle on the tongue

i've had few brews of this genre but i will most definitely have more after this (or perhaps just more of LFDM). cheers, unibroue!

Photo of coldwarkid
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(reviewed from notes on Halloween)
Appearance: 750mL bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazed, solid golden yellow with orange highlights. 1 inch head slowly fizzes to a ring around the glass. not too much in terms of lace.

Smell: Really unique and interesting aroma: bubblegum, delicate noble hop floral bouquet, bittersweet orange, lime, lemon, and peppery spiciness.

Taste: Nose transfers directly to the taste: very nice subtle hop bitterness with mellow orange and lime tastes woven in, sprinkled with pepper and bubblegum yeastiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied - creamy and smooth due to a very lifting but not over the top amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: I really don't know how these Belgian style ales hide their alcohol so well. Its almost unbelievable that this is 9% abv, because it drinks like 4% or 5%. This beer is balanced yet flavourful, and goes down smooth.

Photo of midaszero
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy light gold color with 1 finger of white head

S - Fruity and yeasty (Belgian) with a little bit of spice

T - Citrus with malts and light fruit. Alcohol is noticeable

M - Medium body and medium carbonation

D - Pretty enjoyable and I know a lot of people love it but I personally think there are better examples of the style

Photo of kemoarps
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head. Good retention.

The nose is fruity and light with a citrusy lemon peel back to it. There are spices typical of a tripel as well.

The tongue follows the nose, with a buttery undertone to it that belies it's high alcohol level.

Quite drinkable, especially for a 9%, and quite enjoyable. Tripels are not my favourite style, but this one is done exceptionally well. Definitely worth picking up.

Photo of homebrew311
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass. Pouts mostly clear gold with white head that leaves considerable amount of lacing. The nose is full of fruity esters, notes of banana, heavy clove, some notes of lemon. Taste features more of the same as the nose. Very estery, lots of spice, and nice balance. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall, delicious example of style.

Photo of Genry
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed Maudite and Unibroue's blonde, but this takes the cake.

Poured a steady thick head, with lots of bubbling and yeast rising. Appearance is wonderful, thick and creamy orange that tapers off at the bottom, and the head leaves a good bit of lacing.

Smells of sharp, crisp citrus.

Taste is pleasing, spicy and comes with the same citrus scented except stronger -- now accompanied by honey and fruit. There is a hint of raspberry, and the high alcohol content is also present, but not overpowering as in some strong brew.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, no cling to it, with lots of hops and roll on the tongue.

Quite easily drinkable, and repeatively so, though be wary -- 9% can creep up on you, especially when contained in such a well-layered beer. A brew to sip, not chug.

Photo of Interfectus
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not fundamentally opposed to Tripel's, but they're not really my first choice in beer style. However, this one is just delightful :) The color is pretty beautiful, pouring as a opaque golden color. The head was a bit foamier at first (as with all Belgians) , but it soon settled into a nice, thin, creamy blanket resting on top. At 9% the alcohol content is relatively high, but the sweet honey flavors, malts, and yeasts balance each other very well, effectively masking any overwhelming taste of alcohol. Carbonation wasn't overbearing (my usual complaint with Belgian beers). Probably the best Tripel I've ever had. Definitely worth a try, even if you're not a fan of Belgian style beer (which I'm not!).

Photo of sacfly
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
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 Iguana
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange with a huge 2 inch head that went down after some time.

S: Yeasty, spicy, hints of orange and lemon. Smells pretty good.

T: Yeast, orange peel, spices, tastes great on a hot day. Lots of carbonation.

M: Smoth, carbonated, right on par for what it should be.

D: This is great for a hot summer day I would imagine, quite refreshing and tasty.

Photo of danielocean03
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy golden color into an oversized wine glass, thick and foamy white head exhibits nice retention before slowly giving way to heavy lacing. Smells of malts and spices, citrus, yeasty bread, slight sting of alcohol present on the nose. Tastes absolutely incredible, hits with citrus and hops first, then a little fruiter, banana flavor present some, finishing a little on the yeasty side with the malt flavor and a slight bite from the 9% abv that is easily forgotten when drinking this lighter ale. Mouthfeel is slick and moderately carbonated. Drinkability the lowest point of this brew, and although suprisingly light and refreshing as this ale is, still has far too complex of a taste and too high of an abv to want to just drink any more than two or three of these exsquisite brews in one sitting. Hats off to Unibroue with "The End of the World."

Photo of BeerNutta
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

La Fin Du Monde.... Ahh was looking for this for a while. Got a bottle at Purvis Wine Merchants.

A = Poured a golden yellow with a thick foam head that lingers. Unfiltered.

S = Fruits. Sweet fruit.

T = Initial taste of sweet fruits which then morphs into a spicy pepper finish.

M = Slightly viscous. Lightly carbonated.

D = Only thing stopping me from giving drinkability a 4 is that its a little expensive.

Very good beer none the less. I definitely reccommend it.

Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange colour with an off-white head, one finger with retention, fed by a steady stream of bubbles, good lacing. The nose is mildy spicy, yeast, bready impressions. There is, again, more yeast in the mouth, living up to the Unibroue reputation, with a carbonated mouthfeel. The taste is of sour fruit, twist of lemon, a lot of wit beer influence, tartness. The higher alcohol gives it a kick and a warm, full bodied mouthfeel - it commands your respect without being overbearing. This is one to savour slowly. Overall, I enjoyed this but was a bit disappointed that it didn't deliver a bit more; maybe some age is what is needed to bump up my scores, admittedly, this was fresh and could have used cellaring.

Edited Dec. 2, 2008, to say that I had another bottle aged one year and pretty much scored it 4.5 across the board. Overall impresson: under-stated bold and adventurous, much like the Quebec legend that inspired it, this was a very good example of the style. Keep up the good work Unibroue.

Photo of BEERANDNOW
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was referred to this beer by a good friend who said it was right up my alley, which is most deffinately was. La Fin Du Monde deffinately has aromas and flavors I haven't tasted in most beers. I'm not the most educated beer advocate although this beer is a must try as well as other Unibroue beers.

Photo of Yimosan
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is cloudy and orangy with a yellowish thick head. The head faded fairly quick, but left nice rings around my tulip glass.

On the nose I get a sweet citrus aroma, almost tangerine-like, as well as spicy undertones, the kinds of spices you'd taste during the holiday season.

The flavor is definitely citrusy and Champagne like with an aftertaste of bread pudding with a bit of cloves.

The alcohol is there and you feel it, but it is not unpleasant; I would say it is beautifully disguised.

This ranks up there with some of my favorite trippel style beers.

Note: I have had it on tap and bottle and I prefer tap by a long shot (personal preference).

Drink up!

Photo of fightingirishcmk
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a golden color with an immense head, which had rather long retention, but left little lacing on the glass. The ABV may have something to do with this. They should decrease slightly the amount of carbonation, seeing as when you pour it, you have to stop halfway through the bottle because of the head. This puts more yeast into solution and tends to cloud the beer.
S: Spicy, fruit, especially lemon, and a sweet smell of malt.
T: Banana, citrus, spiciness, coriander, and somewhat sour. Very little bitterness. Well layered distinct yet appropriate flavors.
M: A bit sticky and a bit thinner on body than I would like, but overall fairly good with carbonation.
D: For 9% abv, it is deceptively drinkable. For the price, it is hard to beat. IMO it is a very decent brew. I'd have to say drinkability is where this brew succeeds the most.

Photo of Franz4
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle best by 3/30/13

A- pours a clear golden with very fine bubbles rising up to replenish the substantial head that has settled to a finger of fine foam.

S- slight notes of pepper some light soft fruits come through with peach, apricot, and bananas.

T- Bananas are more prominent in the taste with the other fruits taking a back seat, more of a sweet apple flavor present as well. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. Spiciness is more evident in the nose.

M- Medium bodied, carbonation is very fine and releases more flavors, finishes sweet, but doesn't hang around too long.

O- Obviously a nice brew, my personal preference is for the Don de Dieu, but this is an all round well crafted beer. Hopefully this remains unchanged for years to come.

Photo of tavernjef
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color a pale, cloudy yellow color with yeast floating around, nice white frothy head leaving clingy, patchy lace. Smells of lemon and tropical fruit, banana, with a hint of spice and sweet bitterness. Taste is more of the same, citrusy and tropically smooth and clean with a spicy lemon dry finish thats warming from the alcohol. Feel is medium body sweet and fruity flavors that dry out, nice, crisp and clean finish with warming qualities from alcohol. Pretty drinkable but is a sipper, 9%, it'll sneak up on you for sure.

Photo of Fish113d
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Served from a 12 oz. bottle at room temperature into a tulip glass.

Gold in color with lots of beautiful cascading and a huge foamy head that clings to the glass. Lots of sediment floating in it as well. Great looking! Aroma is mostly citrus and sweet smelling hops. I also catch some hints of something reminding me of honeysuckle a little. Also, the yeast is apparent as well (unless I'm stupid). This could be a little honey or presence of the alcohol sugars I imagine. Nutmeg and spice up front with hints of sugar and citrus fruit. However, the alcohol kicks you in the palete real REAL hard also. Aftertaste reminds me of papaya fruit a little or a little like orange peel; kind of bitter yet sweet. Carbonation is well balanced and is not too strong on the sip, to which the alcohol burn hits your palete drying it out a bit before the swallow. I honestly wish I had a bomber of this one. Very easy to drink, refreshing, and tasty! Another Unibroue masterpiece!

Photo of czfreeman
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I absolutley love this bier and was very suprised to find that I had never posted a review. Pours out a murky, golden, light amber color. poured into a Duvel tulip, produces a gorgeous three finger head.
A glassfull of apricots, oranges, peaches, backed by a yeasty-clove like spicyness. Light crisp tones of wheats and hay add to the complexity. A slight alochol note is detected, becomes more apparent as beer warms.
Flavors are a phenominal explosion of sweet fruits, spicy yeasts, thick, slighly sweet, with a nice long lingering alcohol finish. Orange,grapefruit, pears, apricots, with a great balance of alcoholic spiciness. Finishes a little sweet, but really good nonetheless.
This bier, as with every Unibroue brew is immensely flavorful, and exceptionaly balanced.
It is called a Tripel on BA, but I would call this one a BSPA.This is a world-class BSPA that is fairly easily accessable. Drink this one if you are just getting into Tripels, then drink De Dolle Du Teve when you are ready.

Photo of mothman
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before date not printed onto bottle. Poured into New Belgium Globe glass.

Pours an amazing fluffy head. The color is hazy light orange. Best descriped as apple cider. Few particles float around beer.

Smell is very fruity, a strong banana aroma with some citrus notes as well. Tastes is pretty much the same. The citrus makes its presence and the alcohol also makes its way out.

Mouthfeel is very full. It is crisp, yet extremely creamy. This beer is highly carbonated and needs be drank slowly. Leaves a some what sticky aftertaste.

Overall, this is a solid beer! I really enjoyed the full body flavor of this triple. I have another in the fridge, but that one will be gone soon!

Photo of Floydster
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml, corked and caged bottle from Hollymain Liquor

Poured into a chilled pint glass

Nice belgian ale with minimal hoppiness from Canada

Nice fruity aroma with a hint of ground cinamon as well

People I shared this with enjoyed it more than I did, but I still thought it was an above average beer

Photo of AMoceri7
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very very different.

A: Very wit like, looks identical to a Blue Moon with just a pinch of amber. Golden yellow.Thick frothy white head that dissipates quickly to a small thin layer but endures till the last drop.

S: Wit in character as well, with very strong floral perfume like fragrances. Hops are definitely evident in the masking of this brew with a strong sweetness in the background. All things December odors, clove, coriander and for sure wildflower honey. Nothing pungent but a bit musky.

T: Wow, what in the world. I dont think I have ever had anything like this. Im sure this is not my style of beer but this is definitely good. I honestly am having a hard time distinguishing the malt character here and I dont taste bananas as prevalent as it seemed in a couple other reviews. What does stand out is an obscure mystery flavor wrapped up in a huge amount of spice, hops and honey. Hops are earthy and bitter which is nice and ALL OVER this brew. The spices that seem obvious are clove, cardamom, black pepper, chamomile and strong citrus coriander and with the more I drink it I notice a huge orange rind flavor. The honey is obvious wildflower and wild it is. Very very different.

M: Fully carbonated with non stop everlasting bubbles. A bit high for my liking but it seems perfect for the brew.

D: This is where it seems to fail. Im not sure I could do more than one of these. Not bad though.

Overall: Very interesting beer, I finished this about an hour ago and my palate is still smashed up with the flavors from it. Probably wont buy again, due to the session capabilities of it. None the less, it was a great brew.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another beer that I picked up in Totowa. This one has to be one of the most reviewed brews on this site, so I was a bit surprised that I haven't heard about this more in a word-of-mouth fashion. Seeing that I haven't had a Canadian Beer since Labatt Crystal, I figured it was time to up the ante a bit. Thankfully, this beer is more than up for the challenge!

Great pour, no doubt about it. The head nearly overflowed my pint glass and the lacing isn't half bad either. As for the hue - it's golden with lots of swirly cloudiness to it. Just what I want to see in a Belgian style! Then there's the taste. Certainly not amazing or overwhemling, but if I had this beer blindfolded, there's no way I'd guess that this was Canadian. Lots of banana, clove, bubble gum, and straw here, with a good alcoholic presence to tie it all together. It's not crystalline, but there's a sense of sweetness here too. Certainly one of the most aggressive opaque beers I've ever had, and with just a hint of sourness in the back to boot...

I normally don't like my beers this strong, but it all works here. The 9.00% ABV is not to be taken lightly, since it will be felt from the first sip to the last drop. This is a good beer for this time of the year, when you're sick of stouts and darker offerings but still need to be warmed up because spring is taking it's time to arrive! All the praise this beer gets is certainly deserved.

Photo of barknee
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L.F.D.M. pours a moderately cloudy light honey color with a generous, frothy, and slightly chunky head that settles into a creamy-foamy slick. Vivacious carbonation ascends from all sectors of the glass. Luxurious nose of honeyed grapefruit and banana with essences of clove, allspice, and a hint of coriander wrapped around the fresh yeast. An element of lime rind and citric acids adds brightness to the mouthfeel. A very nice brew, reminiscent of Brewery Ommegang’s Hennipen.

Photo of deapokid
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's truly amazing how closely this Canadian tripel resembles its Belgian brothers.
Packing a sugary sweet aroma with a sultry blend of yeast and fruit notes, this ale pours out in a fog of thick orange color and heavy white foam. It visibly resembles Circus Boy or Blue Moon, but, its complexity of flavor puts any similarities to bed.
Tantalizing the tongue with notes of banana, plum and Irish soda bread, La Fin is so exceptionally drinkable and tasty that it's easy to forgot that it sours a bit towards the end of the glass. Yet, for the first 3/4 of a pint, this is an almost perfect replication of Belgian's finest ales.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,741 ratings.