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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Ratings: 8,993
Reviews: 2,814
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 439
Gots: 1,412 | FT: 16
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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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Ratings: 8,993 | Reviews: 2,814
Photo of helios7
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of dertyd
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle with a cork

A: pored a beautiful golden yellow almoast orange with a light head and almoast no laceing,nice fog to it almoast looks like a wit beer

S:smell of moscato grapes,apricots,grass,and a little citruss peel

T: realy smooth for 9% taste of sweet fruits like grapes and apricots.verry crisp from the amount of carbonation

M: very crisp and refreshing

O:this is a verry good tripple MUST SIP THIS BEER OR YOU WILL GET SMASHED!!! This beer is so damn smooth almoast can't taste the alc this is my first unibroue and I love them so far

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

Photo of frank4sail
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale with a tint of orange and a nice white sticky head. Complex nose withalcohol/yeast/sweet malt/ and citrus (orange) nose. Bold initial taste of yeast and soft orange and spicy malt. Soft mouth at first then it dries as you taste. There is a constant white sheen and lace on the brew. The finish is one of big ABV and hints of banana. This brew slaps you in the face like the girl you hit on in the back seat when you were 16. Bold, creative, and menacing. I consider this brew the adolecent of the unibroue family (not referring to the taste) Ahhh those were the days...

PS... The rest of the family might go like this Maudite is sweet mom, raftman grandpop, "10" of course little sister, L'Eau Benite Dad, Blanche De'Chably (the playboy mag under the mattress, and Trois Pistoles grand mom.... Adopt me please...

Photo of CrazyMike
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is light orange and opaque with fluffy head. The smell is fruity and medicinal.

Taste is very sharp of citrus and sweetness, has a grainy almost wheat taste. Smooth, crisp and full bodied. After taste is sweet, alcoholic and a bit sour.

Very flavorful beer, with 9% abv. it has all the good traits of the European Tripel beers. Good for special occasions.

Photo of guinnessfan
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

A: Cloudy, golden color with a nice two finder ivory-white, fluffy head. Slight lacing and little retention.

S: Light sweetness and spice. Slight sourness from yeast.

T: Great. Perfect amount of belgian-esque spice with a slight sweetness. No taste of ABV.

M: Prickliness of carbonation, smooth and creamy. After taste is short lived.

D: Flavorful without being overpowering, easy to drink, despite the high alcohol content.

Photo of isaac
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. to snifter.

A - Dark, cloudy, golden body, 2-fingered, off-white head. Sinks to nothingness (perhaps because the bottle foamed over).

S - Sour yeast funkiness and bready malts.

T - Notes of Banana, pear, and bread.

M - Sticky, thick, but mildly chalky.

D - OK, but tasted with Russian River's Damnation, which was by far the better.

NOTE: The bottle was highly carbonated and the beer foamed up and out. This happened with all 4 beers in the pack and I did not shake it at all. This could have been an error from the store, or a defective bunch, but it was not a great way to begin this beer.

Photo of ironchefchris
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A quality beer for sure. I had read the hype and since i'm all about Tripels now, I had to try it. Allagash's Tripel is my new favorite beer, but I wanted to see how this one stacks up. I wasn't disapointed...much. The beer looked terrific, a solid golden haze with a nice tall head and tons of lacing. Promising! Well, that faded as I smelled the beer and I must say, I couldn't stand they way this one smelled. Something was strange. It was a spicy Tripel smell, but a bit too unpleasant for me. Maybe too strong? I dunno what the problem was. The taste was outstanding, second only to Allagash's. A bit more apple in the taste in this one. I really enjoyed it and it was super drinkable. With the exception of the smell, this beer was about perfect. But because I didn't care for the smell, I gotta put his one as the 2nd best Tripel out there. Highly recommended.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden with a beautiful creamy pure white head. The head retains well and the lacing is decent, but a little spotty. Smell isn't bad, there just isn't much of one. Faint hints of clove and other yeasty esters,and not too much more. The taste is better, and rather subtle. The alcohol is well camoflauged and there are nice yeast notes of clove, bubblegum, and spice. The finish is long and creamy. Nice mouthfeel, but perhaps could use a little more bite. Quite drinkable- maybe too much so.

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by 01-12-14

A: clear, amber color with tons of tiny bubbles and incredible creamy, rocky head
S: medium to full nose - spritzy with characteristic fruity/estery qualities
T: nice balance, a bit sweeter than other tripels but not cloying, earthy with characteristic estery flavors
M: soft and pillowy

Photo of skullsplitter
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was at Marty's yesterday and noticed this brew calling to me. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about....

I see it now.

Appearance: Golden, orange-like appearance. Holy Carbonation Batman! There was a surprisingly excellent head on this drink. Very soapy. It never actually dissipated.

Smell: Very fruity. Banana notes hit me right away as well as a light peppery smell.

Taste: Very fruity almost bubblegum-like. But the taste fit. You can taste the yeast and the peppery notes right away. It didn't taste as strong as I thought it would.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good. No complaints here. The sweetness of the brew kicked in here.

Drinkability: Very smooth. Almost too smooth for the alcohol content.

This is the first time I have ever had a Unibroue brew. I think I shall give there other selections a whirl.

Photo of Wadsey
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin du Monde

Served in an Infinium flute. 

A: Pours slightly hazy gold with white, billowy head. Retention and lacing are disappointingly lackluster. Minimal effervescence. 

S: Orange juice, spice, and some banana. Additional aromas include  orange pith and light white pepper. Digging a bit further, I pick up a hint of adhesive strips.

T: Sweet up front, but more like candy sugar than malt sweetness. Orange, spice and banana dominate taste like they did smell. Medium-light bitterness cleans up palate for a finish that is comprised of orange pith and mellow spice. 

M: Relatively light body and medium carbonation. There is some alcohol warming, but the beer is surprisingly dry. 

O: Other than mediocre appearance and some evidence of alcohol, La Fin du Monde strikes me as a great interpretation of a Tripel. 

Photo of drseamus
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Picturesque beer all around. Served in a Corsendonk tulip and the golden body plus the 1.5 pure white inch head came right to the top.

S: Nice aroma. There is a bit of apple and spice on top of the malt.

T: Good spice right up front with a touch of apple. Fairly sweet overall and rather tasty.

M: Great body. Nice and thick but still refreshing. It doesn't sit heavy on the tongue.

D: Pretty textbook tripel but not quite as good as the Belgian types. Probably the best from this side of the atlantic.

Photo of wynnwssn
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes on 8/28/10 with BuckyFresh and TCGoalie. Thanks for the bottle, Bucky!

A: Pours a light gold with a pure white, 1 finger head into a snifter. The carbonation and color combine to give this beer a highly effervescent and glittery look. The lacing is good and reminds me of spindly tree limbs.

S: A cornucopia of fruits and spices reside in the smell of this beer. Lots of spicy Belgian yeast, lemon, lemongrass, prickly pear, pepper, golden delicious apples, clove, mineral water, and numerous other aromas waft out of the glass. This smell is fresh, fresh, fresh, and sings of a golden, dewy spring morning. Warning: Do not suck this beer into your nostrils. It feels very uncomfortable.

T: The dominant taste in my mouth is lemon. This is backed by grassiness and a peppery zing. Spicy yeast and fresh pear also grace my palate. This is a very bright and shiny taste which wears on my palate a bit as time slip slides away. In all, though, it is pretty well balanced with a nice emphasis on the spicy yeast.

M: Nicely clean and tingly on my mouth. However, it was a little thin and watery for the style and quite bright on my palate.

D: The bomber split three ways was probably enough for me. I enjoyed it very much but the brightness and faux sweetness of the taste was pretty wearing on my palate. This will be a once in awhile treat for me.

Photo of JasonA
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Corridor Wineand Spirits in Laurel MD poured into a Chimay chalace.

Pours a translucent lemony brown. Almost foggy. Light I think for the style. Not much head, nice lacing showed.

Smells pretty hoppy. Floral and fresh. Can smell the alcohol. Cant place the sweet smell. Definitly wheaty.

Is this a hopped up hefe? Solid flavorful start, not sure where it is headed.

Little too carbonated for my liking. I cant picture the drink location for this. Hot day? I dont think this is a winter beer.

Photo of deebo
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A year and a half old bottle with a BB date of 03-30-13 although Unibroue advises this beer to be at its best after 3 years.
A-Poured into a chalice this brew yields a thick finger of small bubbled white foam that is fairly weak with no lacing on the glass , lots of effervescence-blonde with a golden hue with just a slight haze.
S-At about 40 F, strong aromas of clover and floral honey and spicy phenols jump out. Clean malt nose.
T-Nice layers of complexity, starting with estery yeast with fruity sweet orange character, carried with a clean heavy barley malt bill gives into spicy phenols, providing a long finish with a pleasant alcohol warming. As the beer warms, the sweet honey character becomes more prominent
M-Mouthfeel has high levels of carbonation, rich bodied with a warming finish.
O-A very robust and tasty brew indeed.

Photo of ElGordo
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented in a 750ml bottle with a wire cage-wrapped champagne cork. Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a beautiful white, frothy head. Carbonation is right on, too - smallish bubbles just keep on coming, even after letting it sit a while. Wonderful nose of Belgian yeast, orange peel, herbal spice, and a whiff of alcohol. Even better on the palate - more orange peel, lemon, yeast, confectioner's sugar, hint of coriander. Frothy mouthfeel. Finishes mild, sweet, and dry. A beautiful beer.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle. Most recent vintage into a Westvleteren chalice. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger coarse white head with poor retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is non-existent. Thin legs. Pretty average.

Nose is clove, Belgian yeast, pepper, pineapple and cane sugar. Very sweet and aromatic. Appetizing!

Opens coriander and other Belgian spices. Banana with peppercorn, clove and Belgian yeast in the middle. Sweet cane sugar towards the end with more clove and yeastiness. Finishes sweet with a foamy, accented aftertaste that lingers. Really fits the style.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and abrasive and crisp going down. Finishes messy with a slightly lingering finish. Crisp and complex. Nice.

Not the best of the style but definitely a complex and enjoyable brew that I wouldn't hesitate to revisit. Nice body with a signature Unibroue flavor profile. Worth trying.

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle to tulip, best by 4-2015

A: golden straw color, massive off white head, with large irregular bubbles on the surface, recedes to a thin ring on the edge to the end
S: spicy yeast, clove, light banana, pear, light bubblegum
T: very little going on, nothing extraordinary. sweet malt, spice (clove, pepper), alcohol

this is similar to Westmalle's Tripel, though less astringent . . . good drink for a 90-degree Chicago night

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Hazy golden straw colored body with a nice, but fleeting, white head. A bit of lacing, but not much to speak of.

Smell - Yeasty and citrusy aroma. Exactly what I like to smell. Not much sweetness at all, but a strong orange kick.

Taste - What I like about this tripel is how spicy it is. It has very little malt sweetness and a nice spicy finish. Wheat flavors in the middle lend to a nice citrus flavor with a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Very highly carbonated. It makes it taste lighter, but it masks some of the initial flavors. Dry finish, so the flavor is there and gone quickly.

Overall - Great tripel. I would love to see a bit more complexity and less carbonation, but a great go-to tripel.

Photo of musicforairports
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, on the lighter side of golden. One-finger head leaves minimal lacing.

Smells spicy and full of Belgian yeast. Pepper, clove, banana, apple, some mustiness.

Taste is smooth and comes on strong in the last half. Very spicy in a peppery way. Sweet and fruity. Finishes with some alcohol and lingering banana flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium, a bit creamy on the end. More carbonated that the pour would suggest.

This is a very solid beer, and very easy to find. Unibroue makes quality stuff.

Photo of WickedSluggy
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden color. Pours lively but head fades quickly. No lacing. A little residual effervescence continues to rise.

Rich aroma is primarily characterized by yeasty Belgian chem. Estery.

Taste is crisp, grainy and yeasty with notes black pepper, yellow bell peppers and dry (not sweet) peach or apricot. Pleasantly alcoholic.

Mouth Feel is warm and silky, very nice.

A nice mellow drinking experince - drinkability is good.

Photo of rlee1390
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow, some orange as well. Two finger head.

S-Apples, lemon, orange, wheat, grass and apples.

T-Lemon, orange, apples, wheat, some bitterness, mild spices.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-It was a really good beer, however I did not see what everyone is crazy about. I'll have to try it again sometime.

Photo of Gusler
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One sip of a Unibroue beer several years ago started a continuous love affair with this brewery, and the whole line of their beers, “La Fin Du Monde” was that first beer, what a stroke of luck that was for this “Grizzled Old Beer Swiller”.

As it pours from the bottle, a slightly hazy lemon yellow, the head creamy in texture, the size masterful, the color a brilliant white, as it evanesces it leaves a silky sheet of fine lace to cover the glass. The aroma of finely malted grains dominates the nose, citrus crisp, lightly sweet and a pleasure to the senses. Start is ambrosial with lots of malt, the top middling in its feel with a spirited acidity, masterfully hopped, and a long drawn-out aftertaste that is dry. The 9% ABV, make this a real “Belly Warmer”, for these cold winter days and nights, a beer I love, and I always have a few bottles on hand as they age gracefully and I wish I could say the same for my own self.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a creamy amber with a lot of haze. Just by the looks of this thing, you can tell that there is gonna be a lot of yeast character.

S: The main flavor is obviously yeast. But its the subtleties in the smell that really impressed me. Theres a ton going on in here. There are the citrus and clove flavors of a good hefe. I can make out fruits in there too...

T: This is where the flavor really develops. You feel the yeast, and then you get overwhelmed by flavors! Pepper, cloves, and citrus dominate, along with some pear, apple, and some hop bitterness.

M/D: Heavily carbonated but I think it went nicely with the style. The heavy yeast in this beer makes it hard for me to believe I could drink more than a couple, but it tastes so damn good, I can't tell for sure.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,993 ratings.