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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,362 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,362
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 361
Gots: 979 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of bigbubba
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a beautiful milky orange beer with lots of head initially and lots of carbonation. The taste is very spicy, yeasty, and fruity. No evident hop aroma or taste. It is definitely one to drink slowly due to the carbonation and alcohol content. As the beer warms the flavor slowly changes as some flavors come to the forefront and others fade away. Very enjoyable!

bigbubba, Jan 10, 2004
Photo of ClevoPiwo
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden yellow color with a big head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving a nice lacing down the glass.

The smell is very good and very floral. Malt sweetness, complex fruity esters, yeast and spice are all pronounced in the bouquet.

The taste is great. Rich pale malt sweetness up front followed by that wonderful taste of belgian yeast with hints of spice and maybe a trace of hops. The alcohol is warming but well hidden.

A wonderful tripel! The alcohol is well hidden making this beer very drinkable and enjoyable.

ClevoPiwo, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of wugambino
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured to a unibroue tulip (new, on sale with the beer - it's a good day). Rich head, with a taste that tactfully holds back from all the sweetness in the aroma. Exceptionally clean feel and finish for such a tasty beer. Aftertaste leaves the mouth feeling clean, if not for the alcohol burn I would reach for another sip all too quickly. So glad I got the 4-pack.

wugambino, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of merryjoulton
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very light golden color. I must not know how to pour bottle conditioned ales because this is the second foamer I have opened this week. With the gentlest pour possible I ended up with a glass 50% full of foam. Smell was very spicy with a hint of vanilla. Tasted sour and spicy, not one hint of ethanol. Mouthfeel was good, lingering aftertaste of sweetness. Great beer!

merryjoulton, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of zrab11
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Light azy golden yellow with alittle tinge of orange.Nice crisp 1 1/2 finger head.

S-Minimal citrus notes with a floral crisp smell

T-Super crisp and clean, get nice floral and citrus throughout the whole sip.

M-Light boddied. Nice carbonation. feels so light in the mouth but has a nice amount of flavor and hops

D-Very Drinkable. Ordered this as my last beer of the night after having 2 other sours. GGreat beer to end a night one. GOt a great triple taste but also soo crisp and light that some other tipples don't have!

zrab11, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of craftaholic
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden honey hue with a fat three finger length head of creamy white frothy foam that has a great deal of retention.

Smell: The smell is on par with that of a belgian. There is hints of tart apple and even some pear. There is also a heavy yeast quality with hints of floral notes, spice, clove and banana. There is even a presence of alcohol so the nose really doesn't mask the abv well at all.

Taste: The flavor has a mind of its own on this one as it transforms from amounts of yeast that mix with assertive touches of orange-peel and coriander. There is also a strong bold sweetness in the malt that is signature for a trippel. There is some earthiness as well as some fruits such as the aforementioned pear as well as grape. The clove and banana rears its head again from the nose and is rounded out by a subtle bitterness to give it a great balance. After some warmth this turns into a slightly tart banana creme pie flavor.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation settles down from a misplaced overzealous tingling after a few sips and settles to a dull roar. Given some warmth and time to settle it allows the flavors to come through. After a while it turns to a decently smooth creamy texture. It finishes dry yet refreshing and is quite light in the body department.

Drinkability: This brew is almost too drinkable for a 9% and has a combination of body and potency to even make me put it in the summer brew category.

Overall: This beer reminds me of a witbier in certain aspects but the malt really puts it in it's place. It is quite light in character for a brew with such a big bodied reputation. Was quite delightful and would definitely have again.

craftaholic, Sep 24, 2009
Photo of Spineypanda
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw with a decent little head that retains for some time.
Smells of slight alcohol and some banana i think, or some sort of fruit.
Tastes sweet and acidic/citrusy with the Belgian taste that most tripels have.
Carbonation is intense, like all bottle conditioned (ale on lees).

A good tripel from Canada!

Spineypanda, May 16, 2010
Photo of haazer
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.

A- Pours a little more than a finger of white head. The brew is an orange marmelade color, with apple core highlights on the sides. Fairly opaque liquid, with a good amount of bubbles rising in the glass. Personally I think this might've looked better in a tulip.

S- Great combination of yeast/fruit aroma's. Picked out mainly Berries, apples, and grapes.

T- Excellent, very complex tastes, as most Tripels have. Hard to pick out the distinct flavors so I'll speak in generalities. Tastes include fruit and candy, but is not at all overly sweet. Can pick up on the malt taste in the background, and the alchohol is masked fairly well.

M- Smooth but bubbly mouthfeel from the carbonation. On the lighter end of a medium bodied beer. Alcohol is slightly warming, but welcomed especially at this time of year.

D- A sipper, and thats not to take away from its drinkability. A sipper to savor the great taste and complexity. I can see why this is so highly rated. A plus is that this is very easy to find, and its actually a quite cheaper then most other Tripel's out there.

haazer, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of Kemmerlin
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful golden straw hue with a thick delicious long lasting head but had weak lacing down the glass.

S: Smelled of fresh cut straw with a diluted orange juice smell, great malt aromas crown the rest of the brew.

T: Has a butter creme taste with dried banana and definitely a strong alcohol taste in the back.

M/D: Highly carbonated and a high alcohol feel light and easily drinkable as very pleasurable to drink.

Kemmerlin, Jun 21, 2008
Photo of PintOHops
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into a goblet.

Appearance/Smell - Appears a clouded golden/straw color with a massive head and decent retention. Attractive tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen coming up the rim of the glass, and it leaves some broken & splashy lacing. Smells of a big semi sweet banana nose, hints of clove, corn husk, and orange zests. Some fruity grape & pair notes as well, and a very subtle buttery/toffee, as it warms, lots of alcoholic aroma pronounces itself well, sorta clouding most of the smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of a semi bright citrus note that hits the tongue first, and then washes away with a big corn husk/grainy/bisciuty flavor. Hints of banana, but not as strong as in the smell, orange zest notes seem to come between all flavors. Alcohol burn finishes this one as expected, and corn husk & banana notes seem to linger a bit. Mouthfeel has a firm bite of carbonation, along with a slightly smooth & silky feel, medium-full bodied but more so on the medium side.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - I'm not a big fan of Tripels, but I do appreciate them, this one was balanced well without being so alcoholic, overly bitey, and harsh, and the drinkability was great although the ABV is very high. I could easily put down a couple small goblets of this great brew on a cool day, I did however get a little tired of the flavors after a couple goblets, so I wouldn't really enjoy drinking anymore than that. Not much to say, if you enjoy this style than try this one, it's definitely the smoothest one Ive had so far.

PintOHops, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a nearly opaque honey color with a large foamy white head that dissipates quickly. There's a lot of carbonation floating up to the top of the glass.

S: Dark fruits, floral smells, yeasty notes and a hint of booze in the background. Definitely piques my interest.

T: Wheat and yeast notes up front give way to a fruity sourness that reminds me of slightly under-ripe cherries. The booze doesn't come through whatsoever in the taste.

M: Dry all the way though as you'd expect from a tripel. Spot on for the style.

D: Not something you'd drink every day, but I drank the entire bottle by myself without any trouble.

schlimenhaumer, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of mavbrew
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head quickly dissipating, lacing down the glass.

S: Citrus scents, slight hops and a hint of yeast.

T: Citrus (lemon), has some banana and prominent hop characteristics.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation, very smooth.

D: A smooth 9% tripel, very drinkable and could potentially get you into some trouble, but a nice solid ale.

mavbrew, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of Slynger
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy and orangish dirty-blonde in color, with a large fuzzy, bubbly white head. The smell is a bit sweet of caramel, with bushels of tart fruits and yeasty spice. The taste synch's with the smell nicely. Belgian candy sugar sweetness is light in comparison to tart green apples, pears, and lemony citrus. Bread-like maltiness continues to fill the body, and yeasty, light pepper spiciness closes this one out. Medium bodied with loads of fresh carbonation lead to a bubbly, yet creamy mouthfeel. This is my first--and a quite good offering--from Unibroue. It is not the equal of the Bernardus triple I recently had and, while I have not yet taken on the Westmalle, Karmeliet, or other big dog's of the style, it still seems a very good beer.

Slynger, Jan 22, 2008
Photo of ferrari29
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Tulip glass

A - Body has a golden straw color to it; some lacing; moderate amount of carbonation; average amount of head

S - Yeasty floral smells come up, followed by aromas typical of a white ale or tripel (coriander, orange peel, lemon); surprised that high ABV doesn't come out, probably from the right mix of ingredients

T - Orange peel and lemon scents come up; malt tastes add to the overall complexity of the beer; some subtle spices are added to this mix; slight sour aftertaste; citrus & yeast flavors

M - Effervescent feel over the tongue; thin in consistency though which does make it smooth but I thought it would definitely be a bit thicker; regardless it was still a nice mixture of ingredients

D - Very easy drink; nice job from the brewery north of the boarder; a world-class beer that strands on its own; one of the best Tripels I have had

ferrari29, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of waughbrew
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw, white fizzy head with decent stay-time. Complex aroma of peppery spiciness, peach,mango, and banana fruitiness, flower petals, and sweet grains. Flavor starts very sweet and orangy with aforementioned pepper and high carbonation spritz. Ends in a nice balance as the acidity and sweetness fade away. Phenolics seem a bit minerally in a pleasant way. Alcohol is rather hidden in the flavor but not the effect. Pleasant fuzziness sets in quickly with this brew. Very well-rounded, but strong flavors and solid spiciness. Well-made and complex.

waughbrew, Jul 08, 2005
Photo of mshallah
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with silver foil at the neck and a label of Quebec surrounded with glowing light. Hazy gold color. Sudsy head with a clovey, spicey nose. Winey alcohol smell also present. Lemony taste upfront with Belgian yeast funk trailing it up. Dryish sweet finish with a rounded tang. At 9%abv this beer at first seems a Duvel clone, but a closer taste reveals far more Belgian yeast character that includes a sourness and a wet blanket funk. This complexity makes this beer a "must try". Try it with seafood dishes, herbed vegetables, cheese courses, or as a night-cap sipper.

mshallah, Jul 10, 2007
Photo of SnowGoon99
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: bottle into a Stella Artois glass.

Pours a dark yellow, straw color. Not a thick head but one that stays down the glass for some nice lacing. Only thing that dings it is actually probably my fault in pouring the lees into the glass by accident. So i didn't get the full effect. Aroma is killer with some Belgian esters standing out. Nice fruity aromas with some sweet type aromas.

Flavors are kinda all over the place. On one hand there's some nice malt sweetness with some fruitiness. But on the other there's some hot alcohol which i guess can be expected with a high alcohol beer with Belgian yeast. That's the only ding i have in flavor. It's also kinda weird in the mouthfeel in that you can tell it has a lot of body but it's cut by the carbonation. But this also could be a characteristic of the style. Still makes for a very drinkable beer.

Overall a really nice beer. It's not one you could have a bunch of and survive a night. But very tasty and would try for anyone.

SnowGoon99, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of teamburma
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Easy pour, nice colour and decent head (which doesn't last long). The beer has a mild aroma which is flowery and pleasant.

Feels nice in the mouth - small, smooth bubbles flow easily.

Taste is yeasty and typical of strong beer - but better than most. Taste moves along the tongue where it rests in the back with a mild aftertaste. The enjoyable taste hides the strong alcohol content but your mouth revealingly puckers ever so slightly along the sides of the bottom of the palette.

This is a 9% beer and you can tell it should be consumed slowly. Start drinking to fast and it saturates your mouth.

Not an everyday beer but a good one to share with a friend, if you split a 750ml bottle.

teamburma, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of IPAescotch
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks like an uncarbonated unfiltered orange juice, hazy and yellow. Poured a 3 inch head with not much retention. Reasonably carbonated.
Peanuts and charcoal scent. Fruity.
Tastes same as it smells.
Rich creamy finish.
Exceptional quality and highly enjoyable.

IPAescotch, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of iasanlee
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy copper yellow, white fizzy head.

S- Lemon zest and vanilla. Yeast.

T- Smooth and a touch spicy. A hint of citrus, and a definite sweetness. Yeast is still there. A touch dry.

M- A light body. Lots of carbonation and very smooth.

D- This is delicious. I am excited to finish this 750ml. I will be back for more.

iasanlee, Jan 10, 2008
Photo of domtronzero
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes taken 9-22-07 at a beer tasting my friend and I put on.

A - Pastel light hazy yellow. Huge frothy white head. Long lasting head retention and lacing left all over the glass.

S - Fruity with caramel and malty sweetness. Alcohol smeel in the background.

T - Subdued grassy hops. Mostly banana and clove-like phenols with a nice subtle spice. Ethanol flavor noted in the finish.

M - Medium viscocity and slick. Tongue coating. A little alcohol dryness on the tongue.

D - Overall a good Belgian style ale. I enjoyed it and would probably buy more of these in the future.

domtronzero, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of madtrixter787
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Single bottle

Appearance: Pours a very nice light hazy orange with a decent head that gives way to a lace around the rim from the rising bubbles.

Smell: The spice/clove flavor comes through strong that leaves some fruity and a hint of the alcohol that lies underneath the well blended flavors.

Taste: Similar to the smell, the clove and orange peel are the first through, but the alcohol leaves a nice warm finish as it goes down. Not too much, but you know it's there. Very nice combination of flavors that work well together.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the carbonated side, which is to be expected, but does not detract from the beer.

Drinkability: Good to enjoy over a period of time. Do not rush through this beer, it has a lot to offer that would be missed due to a hurried drinking.

madtrixter787, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of schroederm
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter:

Opaque yellow brown body with a thick, thick head. A chalice would be best for this brew. Citrus, farm, and yeast in the nose. Absolutely awesome maltiness, and exceptionally well rounded. A little lemon in there, a touch on the sour side. Highly carbonated, but that's too be expected. Very drinkable.

Overall: Another solid win from Unibroue, La Fin Du Monde is available, reasonably priced, and delicious.

schroederm, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of redteg02
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
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

redteg02, Dec 07, 2005
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A full charged straw yellow, honey-colored body. Rapid carbonation leads to an airy head that is tough to beat. The hazy body hosts the yeast cells drifting around the bottom.

Smell: This aroma is phenomenal. It is filled, I mean filled, with citrus and spice. Fresh black pepper and clove is followed by the freshness of lemon. A belgian yeast aroma is clearly present.

Taste and mouthfeel: The carbonation feels like little pin pricks hitting the tongue. A sweet, light malt is extremely smooth. The alcohol gently warms your body as it travels down your throat. This is like a belgian wit on steroids.

Drinkability: "The end of the world" packs a serious punch of flavors, aroma, and brain kick. Remarkably good, but you may end up at La Fin du Monde if you go to nuts with this one. This is such and awesome beer!

ALESwhatCURESya, Jul 22, 2005
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,362 ratings.