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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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8,987 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,987
Reviews: 2,812
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 441
Gots: 1,404 | 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: 8,987 | Reviews: 2,812
Photo of xabyss
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
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 -4.4%
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 -4.4%
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 -4.4%
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.

Photo of vkv822
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle into tulip snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy golden yellow with steady carbonation rising to a thick white head.

The aroma and taste are almost identical in a strong start of Belgian yeast and quite prominent spice and clove. There are also some faint apple, orange and other various fruit notes in the back. It is definitely a complex beer.

The mouthfeel is a smooth full body with fairly active carbonation.

This is a very complex and well done beer. At first the clove and spice notes were a bit over-whelming for my liking. As it warmed though and I got further into the beer the other flavors and the overall complexity really shined.

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Hefe glass.

a - 2 finger soapy head faded soon to just a few sticky spots. Golden and pale, clear but still a bit hazy.

s - Mildly fruity and sweet. Little if any hop presence. Slightly alcoholic and faintly spicy. Inviting and deceptively mild.

t - Sweet all the way through. Complex sugars and yeast complement each other nicely. Subtly spicy near the end. Alcohol hardly noticeable. Hops and sugars linger long after the sip is gone.

m/d - Just a bit sticky which is to be expect from the style, ends a little dry which is nice in this high ABV brew. Really tasty and deceptive in terms of potency...this is something you could drink all night but would regret in the morning.

Photo of efsulliv
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of turnerr79
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
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 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 T-34-85
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good Belgian Tripel that exudes the belgian yeast flavor and aroma.

A: A nice orange color with a solids 1 1/2 finger head.

S: A sweet and yeasty aroma that is indicative of the Belgian style.

T: A sweet well balanced Tripel with the presence of well proportioned spice notes.

M: Good mouth feel with a nice level of carbonation .

Overall: A well conceived Tripel. Not my typical type of beer, but a nice change of pace, and very enjoyable.

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

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 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 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 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 pmarlowe
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tulip glass.

A: The bottle foamed slowly out of the bottle for a few miPours a bright but opaque orangish color, a solid finger of white, largish bubbled head. Good retention, with the ring sticking around for the entire glass.

S: Malt forward with dried apricot, apple, pear, coriander and spice, and kind of a bready rye.

T: Fresh orange malt, pear juice, rich maltiness, some honey and spice (white pepper), with a warming alcohol flavor on a long finish.

M: Kind of a fuzzy mouthfeel, medium-high and somewhat sharp carbonation, and medium body.

O: Not one of my favorite styles, but this is an excellent example of a tripel.

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

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

Corked & caged 750 split into 2 New Belgium snifters with a mate. Opened with a reassuring *pop* of carbonation.

A: Pours a cloudy, brilliant straw yellow with an amazing creamy off-white head.

S: Clove spice, Belgian yeast characters, slight phenolic alcohol notes, and soft fruit flesh.

T: Starts peppery with the clove, morph's into a bready Belgian funk bomb with some grassy notes and green fruit sweetness. Well rounded and smooth, the alcohol is nearly invisible.

MF: Creamy, soft carbed mouthfeel that let's you know it's bottle conditioned. A touch of dryness in the back of your throat.

O: An enjoyable lighter beer with plenty of Belgian character and phenolic notes with some softer hints at sweet fruit.

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

Poured out a lemon/golden color, with a bubbling head. Head calms to a thick cap of bubbly foam. Good lacing. Smells of sherry, port, apple cider, citric, and bready. Tastes light and fruity, with a slight citric hop character, finishing with pepper and alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is effervescent, light and refreshing.

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cjrogers4
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devilben02
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a 750 mL bottle with a beautiful hazy golden yellow color and is capped by a huge, light, fluffy, eggshell-white head. The aroma is more expected than exceptional, though, with a light musty yeastiness primarily, but also a bit of clove, fruit, and even a hint of earthy hops. The flavor is more impressive, with a combination of yeast, lemon, unripe pear, orange rind, and clove again, the overall impression is a wonderful dry, dull fruitiness combined with a characteristic Belgian-style yeast. The texture is creamy and delicate, but not in any way thin-bodied.

Overall, this is certainly not one of my preferred styles, but this beer is addictive, which is troublesome when I'm drinking 750 mL of 9% abv beer by myself. I may not like many tripels, but I like La Fin Du Monde.

Photo of heissebier
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a very intimidating bottle with "Best before 1-20-12" printed on the back.

Appearance- a beautiful cloudy yellow orange color. A disappointingly lackluster head with little sign of carbonation, but damn that's one pretty color.

Smell- Clove, apples, and peppers dominate the smell of this beer. Complex, but in a graceful, not really trying kind of way. Smells spicy and the 9% abv seems nonexistant.

Taste- Tastes fruity at first, then finishes spicy with just a hint of bitter hoppiness. Effervescent, the carbonation kind of explodes in your mouth. The alcohol is hidden by a not so subtle spiciness. Kind of weird and doesn't really feel like beer. To me it honestly seems like some sort of beer-champaign frankenstein.

Mouthfeel- Finishes well and warms the back of my throat. The carbonation is kind of strange. Not necessarily bad, but not assertive enough.

Drinkability- Goes down easy and each sip begs to be followed up with another. However, the high alcohol content ensures that you won't be pounding these back all night.

This beer is certainly different, and maybe that's why its been getting such stellar reviews. Great tasting but I just don't buy it. It doesn't seem to share the same complexities as many other top rated beers, although what flavors it has are very well balanced. Not my favorite, but definitely a quality brew.

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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,987 ratings.