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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,608 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,608
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,084 | FT: 19
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 Abra
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a respectable white frothy head.
Aroma is a layered blend of malt, fruit, spice, and yeast.

Taste is malt forward with a heavy background of fruity/spicy notes, apricot and banana with spice that balances it out very well. There is a note of honey that layers seamlessly on top and throughout. The flavors work together so beautifully, lingering past the finish.

Overall, this is a great, authentic tripel and definitely recommended.

Abra, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This complex and heady brew pours a beautiful lemon drop yellow with ample haze and copious quantities of white foam that holds up well. The aroma is potent yeasty esters, apple pomace, doughy malts, a little citrus, candi sugar, and aromatic alcohols that hint at what's ahead. This is a boozy, spicy blast of a tripel, with apple and pear, sweet doughnut malt, orange, musky grapes, and black pepper all vying for your attention, with a more subtle backdrop of dark dried fruits and unripe green stone fruits lurking amidst the pungent alcohol. Fizzy. Smooth dry finish but some residual yeasty sweetness lingers for up to an hour post-indulgence. One of the world's finest and easy to find on the prairies. Hard to knock this masterpiece, maybe the alcohol is a tad forward but its a tripel after all.

CalgaryFMC, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of ps6756
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

ps6756, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of bsp77
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Hazy light orange with billowing head that quickly dissolves into a thin white layer.

Smell: Strong banana, some clove, citrus and peppery hops. Great semi-sweet fruity and spicy aroma overall.

Taste: Sweet banana and clove upfront, which then broadens to include slightly sour, almost wheat-like malts. Ends with a long lingering fruity and peppery finish. The cloves stay fairly prominent throughout.

Feel: Very effervescent, chewy body, with a dry finish. Slightly warming overall. Not a huge fan of the effervescent/chewy combination, although this improved a lot as the beer sat in the Snifter.

Drinkability: Very strong example of a Tripel, which I could certainly have many more times. However,the body slightly misses the mark for me, and I could have used a touch more hops and a touch less clove. These are minor gripes - simply explaining why this is not my favorite for the style.

bsp77, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of nickthegun12
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

its kinda weird that a beer of this quality, in the small bottle, would come with a screw off cap!

nice appearance...straw golden...slightly orange...not much of a head...and spacey lacing

smell is the best thing about this beer....smells of tropical bananas and tropical fruits....all thanks to that belgian yeast...

taste is nice very light in the mouth the alcohol is not overpowering...banana really comes out in the taste....

the feel is dry with nice tingling from the carbonation..

the drink ability isn't bad although its high alcohol will catch up

nickthegun12, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip with a golden/light orange body and a beautiful three finger head. Aroma is a wonderful mixture of pears, bananas and yeast and other fruits. Taste much like the smell as it has an array of fruits and a very crisp finish. This is a sensational beer that actually resembles a hefeweizen in both smell and taste. Definately a world-class offering from Unibroue and a must try!

cjgator3, May 25, 2006
Photo of RichScherle
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The end of the world! On lees!

A - orangey with thick ever so slightly off white head. nice bubble action going on with healthy lacing

S - mostly fruity yeast character on the nose with a wheat malt note thrown in.

T - Nice showcase of belgian styled yeasts - banana, slight bubblegum, sourdough, with stone fruits such as apricot and a bit of peach. Wheat character fills out the malt profile nicely with softness and a bit of a bread note. Slight alcohol tinge on the backend with a faint shot of hops. This is really about the yeast

M - full bodied but more on the dry side with a nice texture.

D - good drinkability for me - but it does sneak up on ya! IMHO - one of the best belgian styled brews (i.e., one of the best "belgian" beers produced outside belgium).

RichScherle, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of edchicma
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The real champagne of beers? Oustanding appearance...super carbonation..a head that won't quit with an opaque yellow appearance. Smell was like wheat with a hint of alcohol...well-rounded and inviting. Taste was slghtly citrus with a definite alcohol presence. Mouthfeel was definitely dry, but rounded out nicely...not a strong alcohol presence in teh aftertaste. I've just recently started sampling some of the stronger ales and this certainly ranks in my top tier.

edchicma, Nov 25, 2003
Photo of DwnTwnBwn
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy 2 Finger head, laced well.

S - Amazing. Orange peal and cloves, bread, and banana.

T - Citrus balanced and complimented the sweet bread taste.

M - Very smooth and light. Perfect carbonation.

O - La Fin du Monde is a go to for Triple. Top Notch.

DwnTwnBwn, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of FredGherkin
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

FredGherkin, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter; it had a thick off white head about three fingers wide that was very bubbly with some lacing as well; the body itself is a hazy light golden/brownish color and has some good carbonation going on as well. It has a strong sweet aroma with lots a citrus smells like lemons and oranges. It has a good semi crisp feel on the tip of your tongue, it smooth overall with a medium body and leaves a faint hint a residue in your mouth. Its got a clean taste that's sweet and spicy and is followed up with a semi dry aftertaste with a little bit of bitterness in it.

vickersspitfire, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of smakawhat
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been awhile since I had one of these, would love to see if it still measures up since then. Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice looking white head, a bit soapy, but holds with lots of retention. There is a lot of rising carbonation on this with the classic slow rising carbonation crawling up. Body color is a bit hazy with a sort of dull apricot orange and yellow. Fairly decent tripel appearance.

Nose is a mellow sweetness, mixing with a sense of light honey. There's a sense of crisp coming off this, but there's not much sense of Belgian candi sugar or doughy like malts compared to other tripels. There is some sweet like malts that peek out just a tad. It's otherwise pretty solid and enjoyable and balanced. Smells very clean and carbonated.

Palate hits with a lot of carbonation, but manages to stay in control. Finish has a little bit of sweet banana, but then some classic Belgian like candi comes out. Carbonation on this is very high, and it even brings some tonic water and herbal like qualities to the beer. Sweetness doesn't get too out of control, and coats well in the palate.

Overall it's a solid tripel, but I think I would grab other favorites in this style instead. Nice to go back and review this one.

Old review (Feb 26th 2011) ---

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A straight forward soapy clean white head of two fingers, falls fairly straight but not too fast. Body shows a nice carbonation from the bottom through a somewhat 50/50 opaque eight carat gold body. Not much of a collar left on the glass after the head falls but it manages to stay.

Bouquet is a slight musty barnyard smell with yeast. Buttery lemon sweetness also, and some sourdough bread. Dental almost toothpaste medicinal in the back on the nose also. Lots to find here, all clean, and all very enjoyable.

Great body upon taste with a bold lemon and honey. Mouth finish is a slight club soda but tolerable. Chew texture and highly teeth coating, faint bread like wheat also on the aftertaste.

Inexpensive to boot and makes for great drinkability. (4, 4.5, 4,5, 4.5, 4.5)

smakawhat, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of yamar68
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 to snifter:

Pours like a murky apple cider with a couple of fingers of delicate, short-lived white froth. Minimal beading. Smells lovely - cloves, banana, soft citrus, candy-like booze. Very unique taste. It's got all the elements of the nose with the addition of some white grapes or apple? Very smooth and virtually zero traceable alcohol burn. The body is light, easy-drinking which really goes a long way here. A well executed, refreshing Tripel.

yamar68, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of dotsonjamesg
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought his brew on Little Rock AFB at the Shoppette. Someone here lately has requested more exotic and specialty beer and I am eternally grateful for it, as the selection of specialty beer in Arkansas is TERRIBLE! Good beer to the locals is "Bud Light Lime" and "Natty Ice." I am new to the region and am originally from California, which is a "beer mecca," so you can see the dilemma of ignorance I deal with here concerning beer.

I have had this brew several times in the past but have never reviewed it.

Served in a chilled 12 oz Chimay goblet, poured from a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, rich, golden color. The brew is cloudy and unfiltered, just as any good beer should be. My pour left a thick, two finger head with good retention and moderate lacing.

Smell: Scent is sweet and earthy with a strong presence of malty citrus notes. Pear and candied fruit come to mind; its pretty lovely.

Taste: Strong, carbonated, spicy, malty sweetness initially then it moves in to a more mellow, bitter alcoholic flavor. I can pickup sugar, spices, orange, and maybe some other citrus. Not a whole lot of complexity but its tasty. The alcohol is pretty well hidden with the sweetness of the brew. The flavor isn't as strong as I had hoped for, for a Tripel. I think its comparable to a strong "Spring Ale."

Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth. The carbonation is pretty nice and pairs well with this lovely brew quite well.

Drinkability: Overall, it's a good brew but I think it could have been a bit bolder in flavor. The alcohol makes it worth the effort and money. I would highly recommend this brew to anyone looking to expand their palate but I would like to point out that there is some better stuff out there.

Godspeed and cheers!

-Dotson

dotsonjamesg, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of julian89
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer so many times but never reviewed it. This time I had it at a annual party at Capital City Club Atlanta, GA.
From bottle into Flute glass (its apparently all they had)

Appearance: Pours lightly hazy, pale orange body with a 1 inch white head.

Smell: Strong malt smell with fruit tone, plum, pear, raisins, a dark Belgian typical.

Taste: Sweet hit with a blend of the fruit smells in the taste. A counterbalance of spices, bitterish orange peel, and hops against the sweetness of the fruit and malt. Very crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. With medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Always a winner, great Belgian tripel from Canada.

julian89, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of TeamSeabass
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into wine glass. It's a nice hazy solid gold color. Nice bit of carbonation on the pour and still plenty left on the drink.

Smells of sweet apples, very strong. Tastes of clove & very sweet...where's the alcohol? Not at all like a 9%-er. I didn't taste any apple. Aftertaste gets a bit of mild bitterness that lingers.

I like this tripel style and this beer makes me want to experiment more with other tripels. This beer is great and I'll give it more opportunities to grow on me.

TeamSeabass, Oct 11, 2008
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

It's been giving me the stinkeye from the cellar so I figure I'd bring up a bottle.

Wheaten gold color with a large white head. Plumes of small bubbles emanate from the glass bottom. Retention is superb.

Belgian yeast underlayer with pilings of apricot, clay, marigolds and grassy hops. Tart and musty.

Orange mango citrus with a soft creamsicle finish. Wet grass hops poke thier heads up here and there. No overtly discernable alcoholic presence despite a %9 abv. Semi dry. Mouthfeel is as smooth as one could want from a tripel.

Sweeter than most tripels Le Fin gets a little cloying towards the end of a bottle.

donkeyrunner, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of Tonmeister
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served on Goose Island Glass

Appearance: Orange , cloudy, Kinda looks like it was bottle conditioned. It has a thin white head, but I can't see through it. its about 1.5cm. The lacing is maintained when tilting the glass.

The aroma is very fruity to the most part. I can smell the yeast, and it's sweet citrusy.

The taste is very sweet to my palate. I can definitely taste the belgian yeast blended with some plums or other citric fruits. The alcohol is not present. It is definitely a prime example of belgian triples. It tastes very similar to Wesmalle Tripel. It's pretty sweet and it goes down smoothly. It's almost like drinking carbonated plum, cranberry, juice.

Mouthfeel, very bubbly, highly carbonated. My tongue feels tingly as a result of the carbonation after taking a sip.

Overall this beer reminds me of their belgian counterpart; in particularly, it reminds me of Tremens and Westmalle.

Tonmeister, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of tj4288
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 750ml bottle into clear pilsner glass

a- holy shit!! the cork popped very loud! and flew out like a bullet!! beer is bright golden yellow, with tons of carbonation, very alive. some sediment floating around within the carbonation. huge bubbly white head recedes slowly to just less than one finger of dense white foam. minimal lacing. very inviting, good looking beer.

s- definately getting the alcochol in the nose, smell interpreted as ripe banana, some citrus, maybe even sour white grape

t- first off i must say this beer is very sweet. taste slightly citrus, taste almost like a champagne. tiny bitter zip at the finish, alcohol comes threw on the tongue also. very well balanced and complex. interesting taste keeps you sipping for more hidden notes.

m- very high carbonation, med light body. the high alcohol content plus the high carbonation is a great mouthfeel. silky, and smooth.

d- definately worth the money, i think i paid about $6.99 for this bottle but it tastes very expensive and well balanced. i will probably buy this again to share with a freind. this is a special occasion beer, although it goes down very easy and smooth i would not drink it every day. decent buzz after finishing bottle. everything about this beer reminds me of delerium tremons, of you liked delerium you will like this one.

tj4288, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of kmo1030
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cloudy gold with a medium white head. smell bready, with a banana-y fruity smell, with a hint of cloves behind that i pick up a little lemon too. the taste is pleasntly bready with a slightly citrusy bite (grapefruit..?) the cloves are also apparent here too. there are some hops in there but they are too subdued by the malt and yeast to pick out flavors. good thicker medium body. not the best unibroue, but definitely very good.

kmo1030, Jan 15, 2004
Photo of melmoth100
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 22-oz bottle into a tulip-style glass.

A - Cloudy, orangish/yellow with heavy carbonation. Excellent white, four-finger head with good staying power.

S - Tangy, almost like an orange

T - In a word: yummy. Almost like a caramel apple. Sweet, lingering aftertaste.

M - Somewhat alcoholic.

D - Very drinkable, despite ABV.

A reliable favorite.

melmoth100, Feb 08, 2008
Photo of micahgoldfus
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a delicious looking golden yellow, with 2 finger of head, which dissolved quickly, leaving no lace on top. A great smell, floral and fruity, but not quite as fruity as an average weiss. Tasted as good as it smelled: delicious, fruity, with banana taste and orange hint, sugary/yeasty. At first taste, I thought it was slightly too carbonated. But as I drank it, the bubbly texture really started to compliment the tangy taste, leaving a sharp impression on my tongue. No taste of alcohol anywhere. A well crafted beer, leaving me a very happy drinker.

micahgoldfus, Apr 20, 2007
Photo of Moontang
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my trusty highball from the bottle with dinner.

Appearance: I don't know if the fridge conked out or something, but there was an enormous amount of foam with this beer, even when poured sideways. When the head finally dissipated, leaving nice lacing, it was golden at the edges and a dark straw at the centre, and more than a bit cloudy.

Smell: smoky and quite spicy, which was unusual, faint sweet and fruity notes.

Moutfeel: a perfect balance of thickness and fizz, it goes down very well.

Taste: it delivers on the promises its smell makes, with a nice piquance in front and not excessively hoppy. It finishes a bit citrusy, and malty. Very interesting, and very smooth for its alcohol content (9%)

Drinkability: it goes down well without offending the senses, and while it is not to my usual taste, it is quite nice, with a pleasant buzz to boot.

Moontang, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of djdrdave
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

djdrdave, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Brunite
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a tulip glass. Beer is a hazy golden yellow with lots of active carbonation. A decent head gives way to a white collar with some light lacing.

S - Smells like champagne. Lots of white fruit....grapes....apple...banana....some pear. Lots of spicy and herbal notes as well.

T - Taste is like it smells. As it warms....things mellow out and the carbonation is minimized by each swirl.

M - Initial buzzing carbonation gives way to a medium body....almost some creaminess like you get with a swirled Quad each time you do so. Nice and dry on the finish with lingering sweetness and tartness at the same time. Crisp.

D- ABV is very well hidden. This goes down tasty and easy. A fine example of a Tripel and one that is reasonably priced and available....last I saw was 8.99 for a 4-pack.

Brunite, Mar 04, 2011
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,608 ratings.