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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of coldwarkid
4.12/5  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 BigCheese
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy Golden straw, solid head head and lacing. Thick foam.

S: lots of candi sugar, white bread, bubblegum, and belgian yeast. enticing.

t; sweet candy, some cloves, bananas, pears, raisins, maybe some cognac as the booze cuts in. Lots of yeasty esters and spiceness.

M: ABV very subdued, syrupy but not heavy, high carbonation per style.

O: Like most tripels its a little sweet for my preferences but its quite good. Lot of yeast flavors in this one. A legit belgian inspired tripel. Definitely worth trying atleast once.

Photo of tgbljb
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous golden amber color with massive white head that left attractive lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is loaded with summer fruit (peaches, apricots) with a hint of alcohol noted. Sweet, candy-like aroma. Taste is spicy with more summer fruits to be found. Peaches, pears abound. Alcohol provides a warming note. Very carbonated feel with a bit of alcohol at the finish. an excellent beer.

Photo of Jarhead271
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours cloudy, dull orange. Generous, fluffy, white as snow head.

S: Ripe fruit and sweetness. That strange Belgian yeast smell is also evident

T: Fruity esters from smell make a good presence in the taste. Candy sugar. Some bready malt. Only a hint of alcohol which is surprising as this beer is 9.0 abv. High carbonation scrubs away some of the flavor in my opinion. Swishing the beer around in the glass takes care of this problem. Medium-low bitterness. No noticeable hop flavor or aroma. Alcohol taste and warming increase as the beer warms up. I'm starting to notice a little sourness as well.

M: Medium body. High carbonation

D: This beer is extremely drinkable given its high alc content. This could really be a devil to the unsuspecting drinker. The flavors blend nicely.

All in all, great beer which showcases the unique Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Not as good as Maudite by the same brewer, but definitley worth trying if you haven't. Probably wouldn't buy this particular brew again because of the price, but I am very impressed so far with this brewery

Photo of speter
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger fluffy white head that fades with moderate lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with honey.

T: This is *the* reference tripel, even if it is Canadian. There is an amazing malt backbone that the yeast overlays with a spicy Belgian character, complete with honey, pepper and other spices.

M: I don't know how to characterize it. There's an explosion with every sip. Full bodied and brilliantly carbonated. I want to brew this beer.

D: Any day of the year. Period.

Photo of Cwrw
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a violent pop the cork came out, and out poured some liquid gold. The beer itself is thick, although pale looking, and pleasantly sedimentary and unclear, becoming more so with each glass from the 750 ml. Apple juice colouration, dull orange or yellow; I have seen better and more unique appearances in other Unibroue beers. It is still attractive, nonetheless. The head is near uncontrollable, gargantuan, soapy, bright aspirin-white, with good longevity. Soapy lace, large bubbles. The aroma is earthy yeast, citrus, coriander, apples, peaches, and actually reminded me of Hoegaarden, with more complexity. Belgian taste, slightly metallic, strong yeast, citrus, champagne-like, sweet on the front and surprisingly bitter on the finish, leaving a dry, port or sherry aftertaste. Strong spices, almost peppery, but with good enough maltiness and hop-level, leaving a clove-numbness on the palate. Mouthfeel is h-e-a-v-y. This has a very gassy carbonation, and is quite dry, leaving a feel similar to scotch or whisky in the mouth, which would prevent me from consuming these overly often, but this said, it is quite drinkable for such a highly flavourable and strong beer. Conclusion: for me personally, not my favourite from Unibroue, but compared to other breweries, this is still an absolute dream to consume. This Unibroue beer only tastes less-than-extraordinary when compared to its own line of products. Still a spectacular beer from Quebec. I have yet to taste the equal of Unibroue in North America.

Photo of tozerm
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this from the bottle at our company Christmas party (I was in charge of the beer so it worked out nicely). I loved popping the cork and bumping a ceiling tile out of place when it jetted up from the bottle! Poured into the glass and got about 3/4 of an inch head. It looked like a nice wheat beer with bright straw yellow color. I got a hint of verbena in the nose. The flavor seemed to be a cross between a light sour belgian and a hefeweizen with lemon. Pretty darn refreshing for a relatively serious beer. Definitely would have it again and again.

Photo of redteg02
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: to be quite honest with you it looks like i pissed in the glass. very thick urine yellow with a thick head.

Smell: touch of fruit with a hint of alcohol, still not very impressed

Taste: execptionally smooth, strong fruit flavors but nothing over powering. the fact that really dont like pale ale's tells you how good this must be

Mouthfeel: carbination is perfect. it is high dont get me wrong but it works exceptionally well with this beer

Photo of willjschmidt
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my La Fin Du Monde glass.

A: The hue is that of a pale golden color. Each subsequent pour results in a cloudier appearance due to the yeast releasing from the bottom of the bottle. A huge off-white head forms on the beer and mushrooms up through the neck of the glass. The head takes quite a while to subside but when it does it leaves behind quite a bit of lacing.

S: Sweet ripe light fruits followed by quite a bit of alcohol aroma.

T: The initial taste is that of slightly sweet ripe fruits from the malts. There is also quite a bit of yeast in there as well. Also some complex flavors from some light spices and floral accents. This is all followed by a lot of warming alcohol.

M: Active carbonation along with a lightly syrupy body.

D: This is a rather drinkable brew but the alcohol gets you in the end. A very potent beer and a very good example of the Belgian strong pale ale.

Photo of soulfly1492
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Spices as clove, pepper, and spicy yeast. Sweet esters, orange citrus, apple. Smells very sweet. No alcohol.

Appearance: Deep gold. Cloudy. Large bubbles sticking to the bottom of the glass, small bubbles rising. Pours a medium white head, which quickly dissipates leaving spotty foam in the center of the glass, with a layer around the rim. Little lacing. Fizzes like soda as the head dissipates.

Taste: Clove, banana and orange citrus, pepper spice. Complex malt flavor. No alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation. Light to medium body. Mildly drying. A bit creamy.

Overall: Complex. Bold enough. Extra smooth. Just had the Westmalle for the first time earlier this week, which is of course superior to this also impressive brew.

Photo of fightingirishcmk
4.12/5  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 OtherShoe2
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a rocky thick head -- some lace, but not alot.

Smells of sweet fermented stone fruit, some spice, citrus, and a big whiff of alcohol.

Good alcohol punch on this one, with the sweet tropical fruit flavors, some yeastiness, and maltiness. Has a tart/sour note as well. Fairly clean finish.

Well carbonated and medium bodied, keeps this as drinkable as possible. This is a long-time sipper -- an one a night is enough for me. Good example of this style. Worth a try, more than once.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden with 3 fingers of fluffy white head that eventually retreats to a ring of foam.

S - Clove , wheat, banana, lemon and citrus.

T - Sweet, bready, wheat malt, lemon, pear, peppery clove, yeasty, fruity, a hint tart but more sweet.

M - Medium body, well carbonated, mouth coating sweetness with a lingering spice.

D - A tasty tripel.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a nice golden with a ridiculous 3" dense white head. Big clumps and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, big melon, citrus aromas followed by spices.

T- sweet caramel malts, citrus, cantaloupe, big Belgian yeast spices, and some warming at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice and smooth with slight booziness at the end that warms going down.

O- very good tripel and couldn't be a better day to drink it.

Photo of Foxtrot
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up one of these at my local BevMo. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - Cloudy straw color with a big head and light lacing.

S - Lots of malt, yeast and cloves with no hops.

T - Opens up with cloves and pear flavors, and finishes good with a clean and slightly bitter finish.

M - Smooth and sweet with some moderate carbonation.

D - Although this is a very good brew, I would not recommend this as a session beer. Quite filling and has a high ABV.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer several times. While I am impressed by the beer, I am not as overwhelmed as others. Poured from the bottle, the beer radiates a pleasant sour but fruity aroma. The scent gives a positive hint of what is to come. Giving a moderate head, the color is a cloudly golden color. The initial taste is a nice fruity sour flavor. It almost seems like a orange flavored Belgian. For some reason, I feel like the taste should be somewhat more complex. Being a Tripel, it is somewhat thick. Some might even describe it as being slightly chewy. There is some degree of spiciness in the aftertaste that is accompanied by a slight warming sensation as the beer goes down. While the aftertaste is mild, it does leave a pleasant reminder.

Photo of khiasmus
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a light gold with three fingers of tight, pure white head. Leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S- Citrus, malt, golden raisins, yeast, and white bread. A light, sweet, enjoyable nose.

T- Not as good as the nose, but still quite enjoyable. Malty sweet up front, quickly followed by citrus, a tinge of sour, some light balancing piney hops. Sweet but refreshing.

M- Crisp, clean, light, smooth, and refreshing.

D- Quite good, especially because of the light body and thoroughly refreshing nature.

Photo of Bunman3
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautifully - cloudy gold in a glass with a substantial, frothy white head that lingers throughout. Yeasty nose - definitely leaning toward the blood orange spectrum for smell. This beer tastes delightful - akin to a freshly baked loaf of bread, but with a peppery and dry finish. The heavy alcohol content is well hidden and this beer sneaks up on you. This would be a delightful beer to pair with a Christmas ham, which is exactly what I plan to do.

Photo of larsenju
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Nice pale yellow, a few specks but overall pretty clear. 2 finger brilliant white head that drops quickly leaving light lacing.

S-Very fruity initially with some pear and apricot along with just a little (not tart) apple. The fruit gets backed up by some caramel like malt sweetness and a little bit of clove. I also was getting some higher alcohols and mineral like yeast, especially as the beer warmed.

T-Sweet peach and pear hit right away quickly moving into some very nice phenolic spice that plays quite well with the alcohol heat. Moving back the esters picked up and I got some ripe banana along with a biscuit malt profile, I also got a little bit of raisin, and again a chalky yeast note that picked up on the finish leaving a nice blend of yeast and phenolic spice.

M-Very fine and moderately high carbonation coupled with a fairly dry body.

D-At $7 this is really a great buy. Pretty complex and well balanced, possibly a little hot, but it blends in quite nicely. Well done Canada.

Photo of rousee
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orangey apricot color appearance. Fairly murky too. Nice 3mm head remains throughout. Smell is clean and fruity. Taste is deep rich blend of fruitiness and some excellent effervescence on the mouthfeel. This is an often overlooked beer. It is tremendous.

Photo of deereless
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark straw in color, initial head was hefty and rocky though it dropped relatively quickly leaving a thin layer up top - 4.00, S: Nose is quite light and fruity, alcohol is noticeable but not off-putting, some sweet bananas and frosted cereal, aroma is a touch spicy and with lots of golden apple, I get traces of a holiday fruit cake but without all the heaviness - 4.50, T: Sweet grains as well as a solid spicy hop bite, also a fair amount of candied sugar which provides a dry bite, yeasty and bready, some pear and apple as well as a touch of orange, very good flavor profile - 4.00, M: The beer is quite dry and almost creates a puckering effect, ever so slightly grainy, light bodied - 4.00, D: A very nicely crafted beer, very drinkable - 4.00

Photo of xabyss
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's been many a fortnight since I've enjoyed this brew last; plucked it from the wine shop shelves as the first drink of 2014. Here's to a year of gaining weight, drinking more and being less productive. La Fin Du Monde pours a dull, effervescent copper orange with fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Opaque body, not a whole lot of lace. Sweet and spicy on the nose, with notes of coriander, oranges, bready yeast and assorted citrus. One previous reviewer likened the scent to "salt sea air and steel." Sure, why not? Spices and citrus carry through to the palate in a big way. It's a complex profile that's hard to tease apart, with sweetness and spice and everything malty. Something about the moutfeel has always felt a bit off to me. Heresy, I know. My expectations for the style don't mesh well with the heaviness and aggressively carbonation. It goes down tasty but I'd be lying if I said it goes down smooth.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wonderful orange tint, hazy foam, sparing at the top.

Smelled slight citrus, tart, and alcohol mixed into one. Rather alluring...

Tasted a bit bitter at first, sweetened up, and finished crisp and strong.

Light and slightly airy, very smooth. I don't think there is such thing as too many La Fin's....

1, 2, 3...there is no wrong answer.

Unibroue makes a damn good tulip glass!

Photo of WaltTrombone
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours honey-gold, white a white head. Aromas of honey, clove, citrus. The tastes are clove, peach, orange peel, honey, lemon, pepper. The mouthfeel is smooth, slightly syrupy. It finishes with clove, lemon, and orange peel, followed by alcohol warming.

This has been one of my favorites for a while, but the last time I cracked open a bottle, it was flat. An email to Unibroue got the answer that they were having cork problems, and that their distributors would replace defective bottles. When I mentioned this at my local beer store, they gave me a new bottle, gratis!

Photo of lightindarkness
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Wasatch for this extra!

Pours a hazy golden orange-yellow with a big frothy off-white head. Smells of grains and tart fruits. Citrusy nose deepens with complex spice notes. Taste is herbal and fruity, with a light crispness flavored with spice and yeasty fruitiness. Very clean taste, lightly sweet, full flavored yet mild. Fruits decay to a nice yeasty aftertaste. Medium body and smooth on the palate. Soft full carbonation lends a creamy, slightly crisp feel. I'm a little scared of how drinkable this is. Watch out for the 9%abv. Overall a great tasting very drinkable version of the style. Not too strong in any sense of taste or smell.

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