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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,917 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,917
Reviews: 2,792
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 429
Gots: 1,333 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seeing this bad boy in Guenther's was a pleasant surprise, and it was on sale, so you know I'm gonna pounce all over this. Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a yeasty, cloudy golden amber color. This one doesn't have much of a head...what's there is a .5-finger eggshell-white affair, with poor retention and good lacing (both of which improve if you let the beer warm a little). In addition, it also features faint trails of carbonation bubbles, and if you let it sit in the glass a while, some yeast sediment.

S: Banana, cloves, and bubblegum. The ale esters really take this one over. No alcohol on the nose.

T: The bubblegum flavors are the first thing that stick out to me, with the banana, cloves, and yeast blending very nicely with the wheat base. The balance between the sweetness and tartness is excellent, but the best (worst?) part is how stupidly easy it is to drink. Apart from a slight warming on the back end, I refuse to believe this is 9% ABV. Fer chrissakes, it goes down easier than some 6% beers!

M: The carbonation is high, but it's only 'high enough' to make it superbly refreshing. The sensation plays incredibly well with the buttery smoothness on the tongue. Terrifyingly easy to down.

O: Wow is all I can say. This is a beer that where you WILL need self-control so as to not down the whole bottle in 10 minutes, lest you face its alcoholic wrath. It's an amazingly refreshing and flavorful drink that will lull drinkers into a false sense of security (seriously, this is 9% ABV?) Needless to say, it lives up to the hype.

Photo of ikats
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, pale yellow in color with fluffy white head. Small bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Head dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing behind.

Beautiful citrus aroma full of fruity and spicy notes. The taste is wonderful. Fruits seem so well balanced with hops. Slightly sweet, slightly dry finish. Light to medium body. Very rich. Alcohol is well hidden and only apparent through warmth of this beer.

The time between sips keeps decreasing. I am growing impatient as my body and mind crave for this beer's wonderful flavor. Is it possible that the name refers to how you feel when you realize that you just finished your last bottle? I wouldn't mind if this was my last beer at the end of the world.

Photo of NoLiberty
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aside from the fact that this beer has a tendency to sneak up on you, it's an incredibly consistent, delicious beer. Unibroue, one of Canada's finest breweries, always produces this well-balanced beer in the same manner and well suited for aging.

La Fin Du Monde was one of the first craft brews I ever purchased. I bought my first 25 oz. bottle in Canada well below US legal drinking age and stored it in my closet at home for close to 6 years. I had no idea how to properly age a beer and when I did I'd decided to continue "aging" the beer for some quasi-scientific curiosity.

I drank the beer with the current brewer at Shed Brewery and surprisingly it wasn't putrid. The alcohol had continued to develop for at least 3 of those years, because it nearly burned our eyes. But the yeast characteristics and maltiness maintained. I wouldn't recommend aging to the length that I performed, but La Fin du Monde has a life of it's own, a fighting will to survive and to be the better beer. Enjoy and appreciate.

Photo of beerandcycling88
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From my notes, poured from a bomber into a wine glass.

A This beer has a nice golden color to it, with a nice but short head.

S This beer has a very strong nose of fruit more specifically some grapes with a hint of what might have been apple with some yeast also present but mostly fruit. Very aromatic.

T The taste is quite crisp with hints of fruit especially apples what I think might have been grapes coming through. The alcohol is very well masked as it is relegated to a hint on the finish.

M Its a little heavy on the carbonation, but otherwise a very light refreshing beer.

Overall I thought that this is an excellent tripel. It is light and refreshing and very drinkable but still has excellent aroma and taste, and if it wasn't for the abv I could drink at least a couple of bombers of this on a nice spring day.

Photo of RodneyX
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy yellowish color with a foam white head and looks a little bit creamy. It smells of sugar, yeast, cloves, and a bit of fruit. The taste is quite sweet and easy to get down, and the 9% is pretty well hidden. I drank quite a bit of this and got fairly drunk as I didn't feel the alcohol until it was too late. An accessible beer that is a great example of the style.

Photo of seanbhudson
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE:
12 oz bottle with best before date of 2-17-12. Pours a cloudy gold/orange color with a large white head.
AROMA:
Apple, pear and sugar cookie. Light spice
FLAVOR:
A blend of fruits (apple, orange, lemon, banana). Biscuity malt. Finishes with a light smooth herb/spice flavor clove, sage white pepper.
MOUTHFEEL:
Medium body. Moderate fizzy carbonation.
DRINKABILITY:
A really nice triple, fruity but not too sweet. Spicy but not over the top. It is 9% but I don't taste any alcohol. Unfortunately as the beer warms I taste more of the banana and clove. Which are not my favorite flavor.
NOTES: BBCSD-0912-Patrick

Photo of StaveHooks
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden body with a firm 2 fingers of foam. Solid retention with minimal lacing.

S - Thick yeasty aromas. Banana, Belgian candi, golden raisins, pears, citrus and floral hops. A touch of basement dust as it warms.

T - Banana, pears, clove, lemon grass, white pepper. Wheaty malt holds strong before drying out on the finish. Mild hops provide a spicy grass character

M - Creamy, full but light body with perfect carbonation.

One of my favorite Tripels. The wheat-like malt effortlessly blends with the yeast esters and spice to create a smooth easy drinking beer.

Photo of Drel
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tr4nc3d
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice clear liquid gold color with a huge head that goes away pretty quickly. Noticable lacing sticking to the side of the glass.

Spicy floral notes, like apples that have been out of the frige for a while. A little alcohol smell to it.

Taste sweet, fruity like, with a nice hop finish to it.

Mouthfeel was light to me, nice rich tasting feeling.

Drinkability for this one is very good.

Photo of fido
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy amber color; Nice foamy head and good lacing, Fruity and some spices aroma, specially orange, some alcoholic smell; High carbonation; 9% ABV but very drinkable.

This is a great beer, highly recommended; I Enjoy it very much.

¡Salud!

Photo of Kraken
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes.

Thanks again Kasi for this fantastic treat. Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml into an over-sized wine glass. Firm pour yields a 1/4 inch of bright white head. Spotty lace at best. Head falls quickly, color is a dull cloudy orange amber.

Nose- Peaches, pears, some sweetness. A nice bit of yeast. Little bit of booze, and perhaps a mild hop profile.

Palate- Pear, apples, a lite sweetness. Dry, some pepper. Signature unibroue yeast. Mild lemon zest, nice bitterness in the finish. Slightly dry.

Mouthfeel- Zesty, active, finishes dry.

Drinkablility- I only wish the bottle was bigger.

Photo of ocelot2500
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy gold with a small tight white head. Plenty of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is mostly of apple and some pear with light spices.

Tastes of the apple with the spice following and some creamy alcoholic flavors. A lot of fruity esters with the peppery spiciness. The alcohol is masked well enough to not burn, but still is present.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy and has a dry finish.

Photo of jdrankin
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of elmore
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: poured semi-opaque golden color from a bottle into a La Fin Du Monde Tulip. Nice 2 finger head with decent retention, which left some mild lacing down the glass.

Smell: yeasty, sweet, clove no real detectable alcohol almost don't beleive this is 9% abv.

Taste: Very smooth with very little detectable hops, slightly sweet, cloves, mildly fruity. Very little detectable alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, clean and refreshing, this is the way a belgium pale should feel.

Drinkability: One of the more drinkable Belgiums I have had despite the formidable ABV.

Great BSPA - one of the best non-Belgian BSPA I have had and better than some imported from Belgium. Another winner from Unibroue.

Photo of kwakwhore
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale golden color with a white head which sticks around for a while and sticks to the glass. Some apple in the aroma mixed in with hops and alcohol. The first taste is amazing, as good as anything I've had in ages. Apple, spice, a little bit of hop bitterness, some yeast. Very refreshing and thirst quenching for such a strong beer. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with some nice carbonation on the tongue. I haven't had this beer in a long time, but it was worth the wait. I would add some more to this review, but the more I drink the harder it is to write coherently. So I'll just leave it at this. This is one of the world's really great beers.

Photo of EbPhrygian
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had first tried La Fin Du Monde some months ago with a lovely pasta dinner and was thoroughly impressed. The following is an official review. Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a snifter (really need to acquire a proper tulip glass...)

Appearance: A beautiful light amber hue that gradates slightly at the edges (can't really see through it in the middle of the glass). Leaves a sizable just-off-white head and appears wonderfully effervescent. The head isn't terribly thick or pillowy, and doesn't stick around for all that long, but can easily be rejuvenated with a gentle swirling of the glass. The bubbles will just not go away, either. Here's a funny/interesting observation: this beer SOUNDS appealing, by which I mean the process of pouring and of swirling the beer produces a crackling sound similar to that of Rice Krispies when doused with milk.

Smell: Banana notes and a peppery spiciness, which have been mentioned by other reviewers, are certainly there, too. After tasting, it becomes clear that not all the complexities of the beer are present in the aroma.

Taste: Yeasty, biscuity, and sweet. Hop bitterness and malt character are subdued.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant carbonation mixed with sweet smoothness give this brew a high rating.

Drinkability: Could not be higher, really. This is a strong beer but does not taste that way. Still, this is not for chugging.

Notes: My first tripel was Victory's Golden Monkey, which I won't ever be buying again. This is because the combination of Unibroue's availability, price, and sheer quality (a reflection of exceptional craftsmanship) cannot be overstated, and are simply unbeatable. Though I know there are probably superior Belgian Tripels out there, I also know I won't be able to help measuring other examples against this outstanding specimen.

Photo of berley31
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured with a large, off-white head that eventually diminished to about one-finger size. Body was hazy, with light particles, and a dark yellow color. Lacing was fair. Very nice aroma... average yeast, some fruitiness as well. Great on the palate... full body, creamy, with lively carbonation. You can taste light alcohol, but it's not overwhelming at all. The fruit comes through again, and stays with you for a good amount of time. Delicious. A fantastic tripel; I'm very happy Unibroue is here in Canada to provide us with authentic-tasting Belgium brews.

Photo of cambabeer
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this as my last beer of 2013, and it was a good choice.
Nice golden yellow body with a clingy white lace head.
Nose is full of spices and fruits ranging from the hops to some apple and pear. There's also some clove and bubble gum somewhere in there.
Nice fruity sweet start to the taste, malty and bready at first. The hops try to break through the sweetness and banana/apple character and do so subtly. The end is a very spicy clean taste almost like crushed pepper, warms the soul. Nice champagne-like carbonation is the perfect fit on this beer and one could be fooled into thinking it was more like 4%ABV and not the 9% that it is. Super well done belgian triple.

Photo of sitarist
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with a slight orange hue. Head is about two inches, drops to about a quarter inch after a minute, lacing is light for a tripel. Very inviting!

S- Not as complex as a tripel should be. Pears, citrus(orange mostly), and a sour dough funk.

T- At first it taste like orange-pineapple juice, as it warms on the tongue the yeast kicks in, there is some spice(maybe coriander), just a little funky, a slight banana aftertaste.

M- Creamy but not as creamy as a trip should be. All most perfect balance between flavor, body, and carbonation.

D- This as drinkable as a beer can get for me. Alcohol is transparent. Very refreshing, cant wait to have one of theses on a hot summer night.

Notes- This was my first non Belgian Tripel. Its all most perfect. It has a best by date of 12/12 so Im assuming its really fresh.

Photo of JordanEllwanger
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very beautiful transparent golden yellow with almost no head into a tulip. Many bubbles rising to the surface in contrast to the tiny flecks of sediment floating in swirls around them.

Such a fruity and malty smell. Delicious and enticing.

The taste is sweet and much the same as the smell, very fruity sour apples with firm malt flavors though out. The very taste that subliminally drove me to my love for Triples.

Feel is bubbled and alcoholic with a medium body.

A great beer. Very drinkable.

Photo of FFreak
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Omegang tulip glass

Pours golden honey with a tight three finger pure white head - overflowed the glass. Spicey nose with cloves and pepper. Very subdued pepper and maybe cardamon spice combined with lots of honey and apricot/peach. I've not had a lot of Belgian-style beers, but this is my favorite so far.

Photo of ONUMello
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle, best by 9/3/11, poured into a snifter.
A: Hard to beat- hazy orange color, one-finger lingering head, lots of buttles.
S: Banana, wheat, a hint of citrus.
T: Very similar to the smell, adding a bit of pepper.
M: Extremely smooth, balanced, impossible to tell this is 9%abv.
O: Delicious beer. Very enjoyable to drink.

Photo of Ardon
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

WARNING: This review is being done at a New Year's Eve party, a few bottles of this have already been imbibed...


Appearance: Hazy brownish orange. Champagne like carbonation.

Smell: Mild clove.

Taste: Not unlike the Achel 8. Almost hefeweizen like but more clove and spicy. Very spicy.

Mouthfeel: Vigorous carbonation. Light body. Spicy.

Drinkability: Being as I've already had quite a few and looking forward to having more, I would say this is definantly very drinkable.

Notes: Borderline typical tripel but with a lot more spicy, clovey tastes. Fantastic overall.

Rest assured I will give this another non-inebriated review later on. But I do think my review is acceptable at the moment.

Photo of lackenhauser
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love the name of this beer. Its about the only French I know but it sure is fun to say!!! Pours a very lovely, hazy golden color. Huge big head on top-wheres my spoon!? Really is beauty in a glass. Yeasty aroma-very earthy. Almost orange like in spots. Spicy fruit. Huge malty sweetness-more from adjunct sugar Im sure. Great phenolic notes. Nice lingering alcohol tinge. Killer body-somewhat syrupy sweet in spots. "Bright" on the tongue but not as much as say Duvel. A wonderful brew. Very drinkable. Thank you sir may I have another?

Photo of lpayette
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- A very cider-like color. Tons of carbonation. So much so that it bubbled out of the bottle opon opening.

Smell- Sugary candy, phenolic aromas, medicinal notes, ripe fruit, and very well hidden alcohol.

Taste- Very belgian all around... Most of the flavors seem to be a result of the yeast which is apparently an amazing strain. Clove/banana. Nothing stands out in particular, but all the flavors meld together nicely. Only a very small hint of alcohol. yeasty.

final verdict- very enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,917 ratings.