La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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Ratings: 8,751
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 388
Gots: 1,164 | 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 texashammer
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml cage-and-cork bottle, pale yellow-orange in color, hazy, with a fine creamy white head. Beautiful. Smells of grain, yeast, lemon and orange zest. Lightly spicy (coriander?). On the palate there is an alcoholic warming sensation. Sweet malt and grain, spicy again. Smooth and yet spritzy in the mouth, full-bodied, and oh so drinkable, with a dry finish. Appetizing.

Photo of guinnessfan
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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 RidiculedDisplay
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was looking through my reviews the other day, and was reminded that I had taken it on myself to try and not search out and review more "super rare" or regionally unavailable beers before I could build up a good tally with the ones I drink often and can find easily. This review goes along with that philosophy.

Appearance: Pours with a lively finger and a half worth's of white, frothy head. Lacing is mountainous and present, although it tends to disappear a little too quickly for my liking. The head takes some time to dwindle down, but does after a minute and a half to two minutes, into a half-finger. Body is a pear straw color with yeasty obliqueness.

Smell: Yeasty funk comes first. Agitating the beer with a swirl, I get a lot of Belgian flagship apple and banana esters, along with a general cane sugar. There is a faint pine-y alcohol back end, as well, possibly from some hop additions. Granny smiths predominate me searching.

Taste: Banana, apple, some kiwi esters. Very representative of its style. That being said, also very clean and refreshing for a beer of its strength. Some white grapes in there, also. Very slight astringency on swallowing, alcohol is barely perceptible.

Mouthfeel: Extremely fizzy, refreshing, almost champagne-like. Great.

Drinkability: Is dangerously drinkable for its ABV. Really good stuff for those needing a gateway into Belgian styles.

Photo of turnerr79
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

La Fin du Monde, aka End of the world.

Full foamy head, a good two fingers.

Beer pours a summer yellow, slight cloudiness.

Sweet malty nose, with a hoppy complement.

First sip is sweet and definitely on the malty side. Not cheap malt liquor malty, but European ale malty, a bit lager-ish.

Wheat in the mash shines through. Gives my palate images of fall harvest on the farm. Med heavy mouth feel, but the carbonation balances that out.

9% abv, but there is not a sharp taste. Good after taste that keeps the wheat theme on the forefront.

Great comfort beer.

Photo of JackTheRipper
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with a really large head, not a whole lot of lacing on the glass, but being a noob I think it may be the glass and not the beer (I wonder if I'm caring for the glasses properly?) This is the first time I've had a beer with a noticeable amount of yeast still in the bottle so that freaked me out a bit, but watching the carbonation make the yeast sort of dance around in the glass, I got to liking that aspect.

Smell is a spicy banana scent, couldn't really smell any alcohol in the nose.

Taste: wow, this is a heck of a beer. Seems a bit more malty than hoppy, which I like, I'm still developing my taste for those grapefruity hoppy beers, but I'm working on it. This beer was fruity, the alcohol was more subdued than I thought it would be, considering the ABV, but it warmed the throat nicely on the way down.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, but a little more carbonation than I would like to see.

Drinkability: This is going to be one of those special occasion beers for me, I really like this beer, but I can't see myself drinking it on a very regular basis.

Overall: A very good beer, and one I would definitely recommend to a good friend.

Photo of TooDrunkToFunk
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of isaac
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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 joepais
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance 750 ml bottle poured cloudy gold with a full white head.

Smell: Fruity, yeasty, malt aroma

Mouth feel: this ale is great well balanced nice carbonation

Taste: slightly sweet start to a light hoppy bitter finish

Drinkability: a great Tripel I have imbibed in quite a few of these and enjoyed them every time

Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep golden honey with just a sliver of white film, a steady line of bubbles up the middle and lots of speckles.
Honeycomb nose with phenolic tang and vague herb and spice notes but no hops to speak of.
Golden syrup, overripe pears and pound cake, yellow apple esters and clovey phenols, a hint of coriander and dried orange peel, then some understated lemon peel and lemongrass hops.
Apple tart with a bit of band aid on the finish and numbing winter spice linger.
Medium, silky smooth and soft, plenty of chew, warming.

One of the longest-held inhabitants of my cellar, with a 10.10.10 expiry date, so lots of time to mellow.
And I have to wonder if it was maybe too long - hops are all but gone. What's left, though, is fairly lovely: plenty of residual sweetness up front and in the creamy body (a bit too much candy sugar, even), a pronounced yeast presence that never gets too funky, and echoes of spice. Others say banana; I could see that. I'm reminded of Karmeliet in that the classic tripel notes are there, but jacked up or given a twist. A sneaky ABV, too.
It is missing a certain brightness - the sweetness and yeast are assertive enough that I miss the balancing bitterness - so I'll need to try it fresh, but an easy winter sipper.

Here's to the Mayans.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy golden yellow color that has a big, bubbly white head that has some lingering but leaves very little lacing on the glass

S-the smell is of orange peel, a touch of spicy clove, notes of belgian yeast.

T-very sweet, a little one dimensional, tons of citrus orange peel with a light herbal spice and touch of bready malt.

M-very smooth with a nice amount of carbonation and a full medium body, somewhat creamy with a crisp finish that has a drying effect on the throat

D-the alcohol is hidden very well and this has a sweetness after the initial yeast the is quite nice.

Photo of ericj551
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde pours a hazy straw gold with a lively, fluffy head. The aroma is light and fruity, with plenty of yeasty phenolic character and some alcohol coming through. The flavor is sharp and sweet upfront. Lots of light, faintly tropical fruitiness. The sharp phenolic flavor sticks around and lingers in the aftertaste. Alcohol flavor comes through but it's mild for the strength. Not only is this a great beer, but I think it's the best value in Ontario.

Photo of BigDaddyWil
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a La Chouffe tulip glass.
Best before date on back label: 12-10-2006.

Even with a slow pour, this brew has a huge, fluffy, brilliant white head. Lots of yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Not much head retention, fades to a paper thin white line. Color is light orange, very cloudy and lots of carbonation. Decent aromas of fruits, cider, yeast, apples and pears. Very well rounded taste, fruity, tart and sweet all at once. Alcohol is not a factor. Awesome mouthfeel, this beer dances all over your tongue and leaves you wanting more. So easy to drink and very enjoyable. My first from Unibroue. A great sipper. I will certainly try more of their beers.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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 claytong
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i was thinking this was overrated a bit when i first sipped this beer (i had it five years ago when i was 18 and went up to montreal for the summer and do remember liking it for its name and taste)
so yes, the name is cool, logo lacks a bit. i know quebecoise are a proud bunch, but is quebec the end of the world cause thats what it makes it look like.
anyways enough rambling...

appearance - nice head, lacing lingers head does not, crystal clear gold with minor amber hue, now poured second half and its hazy as hell, cant see through it at all.

smell - when cold just got the yeast but now apple, and some caramel, minor pepper and hops come and go

taste - belgian yeast when cold, when it warms, get some minor spices, and some grape, surprised theres no alcohol in there at all, really complex, if i liked the style more im sure this would be a 4.5

mouthfeel - incredibly smooth, wheres the alcohol? feel it a bit when its down in my belly

overall - when i go back to quebec, which im sure i will, this can be a go to drink. i remember it being ridiculously cheap there, too (i was poor theres no way i wouldve bought it otherwise)

Photo of BlindPig
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A little bit cloudy golden body. Has a off white head on top.
S- Nice spices in it with yeast following behind. A medium amount of malt makes it way through with a helping of dry hops to help balance it out.
T- The taste starts to follow the aroma. Spices followed by a yeast. Light fruits can also be found in this along with a calm warming from the alcohol. There is a medium bitterness left in the aftertaste along with the left over fruits.
M- Medium body and medium carbonation. Has champagne like bubbles mixed with this flavor.
D- Very drinkable with a great complexion to it. The combination of the carbonation and the flavors just make this beer pop.

Photo of skullsplitter
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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 Foxtrot
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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 johnmichael712
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet. Freshness date on bottle is December 15, 2011. This beer pours an orangey-gold color that becomes quite murky once the yeast sediment is added to the glass. The high amount of carbonation in the bottle rapidly forms a large, pale white head that is supplemented by small, yet constant carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates very rapidly, and doesn't really leave any lace on my glass, probably due to the high ABV (9%).

Smell: The nose of this beer definitely screams out "Belgian", and the clove-like yeast aroma makes its presence known. There is also a generous portion of fruity esters in the nose of this beer, and there are notes of bananas, orange peel, and pears.

Taste: La Fin Du Monde quickly announces itself as a crisp, refreshing beer, and it begins with a hearty amount of soft, yet crisp carbonation that helps showcase the sweet, malt backbone of this beer. This moves to a very spicy, clove taste that is well balanced with the banana flavored esters. The beer finishes with just a touch of hop bitterness along with hints of black pepper and alcohol, and these add the characteristic Belgian spiciness to the characteristic Belgian dry finish. For a Canadian company Unibroue has done a really good job of making La Fin Du Monde taste like it's from Belgium.

Mouthfeel: As is the trademark for the style, this beer is highly carbonated, but beneath that carbonation is a heavenly smooth, medium bodied Tripel. Once the yeast is added the body is a bit fuller than without, so definitely swirl the last few drops around in the bottle and add the yeast.

Drinkability: Even though the box says "drink less, drink better" I could definitely put back a couple pints of this brew. Incredibly crisp, smooth, and refreshing, this is one exceptionally drinkable beer.

Notes: I've heard this beer called the "Canadian stand-in for Duvel", and after just drinking Duvel a few nights ago I have to agree. While Duvel is a better beer across the board, this is still one very good beer. It isn't anything that will knock your socks off, but it's still a solid offering from Unibroue. Definitely something I'll buy again.

Photo of carpezytha
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip.

A: White head descends rapidly to a tiny island in the middle of a honey-golden slightly murky body.
S: Wet wool, new leather, grass. Wet concrete.
T: Active carbonation brings out malts and sugars under a tangy yeasty bite. Funk/caramel ratio makes this a winner.
M: Well carbonated despite the anemic head. Helps bring forth a lot of flavor.
D: For such a high ABV these are easy to quaff, so I would say yes on the drinkability and yes on the watch out.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Cloudy gold with a 1/4" white head settled before sipping.

Smell: Smells like WOW...I say that because it just captures your nostrils. Aroma of the yeast...slight fruit.

Taste: Slightly sweet with a incredible after taste of the alcohol. I am taking my time drinking and stays so fresh ten minutes after the initial pour, incredible.

Mouth: Medium carbonation...flavor dissipates all over your mouth.

Overall: One of the my favorite tripels, Unibroue
has hit this one right in the coffin. If you like belgian style beers or tripels, you will absolutely LOVE La Fin Du Monde.

Photo of Wadsey
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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 Gyle41386
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Columbia, SC.

Pours an opaque yellow/orange...I've never seen tangerine juice before, but this is what I assume it would look like. Big, nice, white fluffy head. I expected it to stick around much longer than it did, but, then again, I did just have a Duvel.

The nose is very complex. The typical Belgian yeast scent is present. Spicy fruity sweetness. Maybe some clove?

Tastes of rich spicy fruits. Leaves a nice spice on the tongue. Some nice alcoholic aftertaste. Great blend of flavors. Very balanced.

Highly carbonated, but still smooth. Creamy, too. Very drinkable.

Photo of timobkg
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip, it formed a good head over the orange hued brew.

The aroma is a great mix of spices and fruit.

The taste is very dry, again a mix of spices and fruits. The flavors are well blended, such that it's hard to pick out specifics. The alcohol is a present, but welcome, giving the beer body and strength, without becoming too noticeable.

Overall, this is a good Tripel, but very dry. I would have liked a bit more sweetness to it. There's a very nice Belgian complexity to the beer, such that I rarely find in beers made outside of Belgium.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

love this classic. pours cloudy but radiant orangey gold with a moderate white head with reaosnable lacing. smells like epic fruity and spicy belgian yeast. fermented pear, allspice, and citrus dominate the nose, while wheat malt and banana creep into the flavor profile. the balance and complexity of this beer are unrivaled. heaps and heaps of floral notes as well, yeasty but crisp at the same time. there is also an alcohol warmth which is rather addicting, especially as it warms. the mouthfeel, is near perfect. absolutely brilliant carbonation that just dances in the mouth, jivey and fresh. medium body but light color, can be heavy at room temperature, but spot on when chilly. this is one for the ages. maybe the best tripel out there.

Photo of ztoellner
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A lighter golden straw color, a bit hazy. Pours a creamy head that dissipates but leaves some lacing behind.

S- Wow. Has a deep, fruity, sweet smell. Bananas and yeast. It makes you want to stick your nose in the glass before every sip.

T- This is a refreshing beer, the alcohol is present but masked by the fruity, yeasty flavor. Has a bit of a lingering aftertaste that dries out a bit.

M- Good carbonation that tingles on the tongue and really promotes the flavor.

Overall this is a very good beer that is widely available. a great intro into a tripel for those that are newer to the style, and one I'll still come back to.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,751 ratings.