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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,163 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,163
Reviews: 2,728
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 348
Gots: 890 | 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 czechsaaz
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

Big malt nose of pilsner and a spicy yeast component. There's a little fruity ester involved too. I get some peach and apricot aroma. As it warms up it seems even more malty.

Golden colored and very clear. Pours with a big-ass head (careful not to overpour) that fades to a nice layer with tons of lacing but some pretty big bubbles in the head and rising from the bottom of the glass.

Sweet base malt flavors of pilsner and some honey malt. Good hop bitterness to dry it out. Fermentation characteristics include fuit (apples and peaches), spice (pepper, coriander) and yeast. All the fermentation blends together and is subtle so it doesn't seem like anything is added, just a byproduct of the yeast.

Medium to light body with very lively carbonation. Hides the 9% very well. Drinks like a standard pilsner-type beer with way more flavor.

Hard to believe I've never reviewed this beer. It's one of my go-to beers. While not as complex as say a Westmalle or a Bernardus tripel, I can't walk into an average grocery store and pick up a better tripel. Availability/Price/Quality, this is a winner.

czechsaaz, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of tut2528
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

pours a pale orange, light tan color

smell: great balance of pepper, cloves, citrus fruits and floral notes. Complexity is minimal in the nose but very, very well balanced

taste: yeast, malt, a slight touch of lemons and orange peel are evident. there is a cream-like finish that is complemented by a peppery note making this beer extremely drinkable.

overall, this is a fantastic brew and i when i first tried this, i could not put the glass down. the alcohol is well hidden and it goes down very smooth.

tut2528, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of kegger22
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

An attractive hazy gold color with a generous inch thick head with staying power. I don't know what I am smelling, but I want more. The taste is sweet and fruity and wonderful. The mouthfeel is creamy smooth. This is a beer for the gods, thank you Unibroue for making this available to a mere mortal. It may be a little too sweet to rate very high in drinkability, but I'll definitely suffer this sipper. Absolutely great beer!

kegger22, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of theboozecruise
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

Picked up in a Unibroue mix-pack... poured into a Chimay goblet.

The beer pours a hazy orange, small white head with good lacing. The smell is a mixture of citrus and hops, hints of floral flavors. Very nice.

The taste bring out more of the floral flavors... a little bit of fruit, toasted malts on the end of the sip. I'm not picking up the hop presence from the aroma, but it's still a fantastic beer. A medium body on this one, superbly drinkable... the 9% is masked extremely well by the flavors.

A top-notch tripel and one of the best you're going to find outside of Belgium.

theboozecruise, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of bump8628
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

Big mousse-like, creamy white head on top a mildly hazy golden body.

Fruitiness abounds in both aroma and flavor, with soft and subtle notes of pear, citrus, and plum. Finishes dry with a note of spice and clove. Creamy, soft, and almost fluffy on the palate. Quite complex, yet gentle. Malt and hops are merely a canvas on which the yeast create their masterpiece.

An excellent Tripel, maybe one of the top 3 brewed in the world.

bump8628, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of JayAre46
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

finally reviewing this one...pours an opaque and dull golden orange with a thin pillow soft layer on top this beer just looks cream already, not a lot of retention. 2nd pour: i poured it much more aggressively and it gives such a nice fluffy 2 finger head that shows great retention. the aroma is of orange peel, some hay and a slight medicinal powder. soft on the palate with oranges and citrus peel, slight lemon, yeasty, a mild sweetness with some hay characteristics everything just goes well together and precise. a little alcohol as it finishes. the mouthfeel is very creamy and it is carbonated lightly. this beer is so easy to drink and i take it for granted for sure. overall, this is the best in its style and its from canada. anytime someone says "i don't like beer" this is what i suggest...or arrogant bastard! last time i had this was for the rapture, idiot. unibroue makes such solid brews drink em.

JayAre46, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

12oz bottle, allowed to warm before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

La Fin Du Monde pours a darkened goldenrod, almost 100% opaque. The pure white head only rises up to about a finger and a half in height, before very slowly collapsing down on itself. Lacing is a bit of a disappointment though. The nose is absolutely textbook tripel. It's redolent of apples and pears and white pepper and clove, all in relatively equal mesasure. The flavor is, quite simply, perfection as far as a tripel goes. There's a pale fruit sweetness (but not too sweet) to kick things off, and it's where the apples and pears from the aroma come in. The pepper and clove yeast phenols come in for the second half of each sip, and it's all held together by a subtle, warming, and pleasant touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is just a touch off to me. I don't know if the body's coming across as too heavy, or the carbonation as too low, but the result is a mouthfeel that's not quite as light and bubbly as the best brewed Belgians. La Fin Du Monde is possibly the best tasting tripel I've ever had, but some of the odds and ends (looks and mouthfeel) just don't quite live up to the same level.

axeman9182, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of ryanonline
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

Fiery golden orange and very cloudy with a thick white head and nice lacing.

Smell is very orangey and apricot like with some candy sweetness and a light clove like spice to it.

Taste is more or less the same but the accentuation is more on the apricot and candied sugar notes. Also the spiciness becomes a little closer to cinnamon.

Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and quite a bit of carbonation somewhere between prickly and foamy. Lasting sweet finish as well as a solid bitter footnote in the middle.

This beer is very drinkable despite it being a very big beer.

La fin du monde is an amazing beer from an excellent brewery. I also enjoyed trois pistoles and maudite.

ryanonline, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of sbe1
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

Serving type: 9.4 oz. corked bottle.

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy gold with a huge, dense, long lasting head that eventually dissipates into a light lace.

Smell: lovely sweet and creamy smell.

Taste: Incredible, sweet and peppery and with a hint of citrus. Nice warm alcohol taste only noticeable after it's gone down.

Mouthfeel: light and refreshing with a mild peppery bite.

Drinkability: excellent, especially for a beer with a 9% alcohol content.

Overall an outstanding highly drinkable and very special beer.

sbe1, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of dublife1
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured into a wine glass at my local bar. They don't have the proper glassware so it definitely deserved this over a pint glass! LOL Pours a very decent size head with smells of pepper, ripe apples, and pears. Carbonation is very high but works so well with this. Taste is outstanding with a crisp, spicy and fruity balance that is wonderful. Mouthfeel is near perfect and this beer will sneak up on you with it's 9% ABV. I had 3 after a few IPA's and they let me know it! A fantastic brew by the champs of Canada IMHO!

dublife1, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of coldmeat23
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

GLASS: Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Best Before 04-24-11

Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color. One-finger head of loose white foam. Leaves a light frothy covering. Lacing is spotty and somewhat slick.

Nice banana and citrus notes come on strong. Pears, apples, oranges and peaches. Nice spiced presence, also. Corriander and hints of clove. Very inviting belgian yeast profile. Slight presence of phenols. Light barnyard funk.
This is the nose of an excellent Belgian Tripel.

Sweet fruitiness opens this one. Apples, bananas and citrus flavors. This is quickly balanced by a nice smooth spiciness. Light pepper and cloves. Nice medium malt profile. Great belgian yeast presence.
Very nicely balanced.

As a Tripel should be, this is one smooth and creamy brew. Highly carbonated, with lots of tiny little bubbles. It feels so good in your mouth, you almost don't want to swallow it. Just let it sit there, for a while, and enjoy it.

Very tasty, smooth, and quite drinkable. It hides the 9%abv so well. I can't even tell that it's there. I'm betting that it will sneak up on you, though. Be careful with this one.

coldmeat23, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of greg202stewart
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

One of the first beers that introduced me to the Belgian style. It is one of the best looking beers in the glass, with a bright yellowish orange color and a nice thick head on top. It smells potently of orange, yeast and spices. It has a sharp bite to it which is cooled by the flavors of the beer. Although I have branched out to other true Belgians, this is one of my favorite beers and I can't help but keep it in my regular rotation at the bar.

greg202stewart, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of burnstar
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

25 oz bottle shared at Zeno's. Pour into a tulip a nice cloudy golden color with a very thick and persistant white head. Smell is light- sweet fruity and yeasty. Taste starts with sweet malt which turns into a very nice fruit flavor which is difficult to place. Perhaps very sweet oranges. There is also some good spicy hop flavor to balance it out in the finish. Very balanced and tastey brew. This has a very nice medium full mouthfeel with some significant carbonation that suits this beer very well. This is 9% ABV but it's hard to tell from the taste- very well hidden. I have no doubt that it is in fact present however- this stuff hits hard. Dangerous and wonderful. "End of the World" indeed.

burnstar, Aug 31, 2005
Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

A: Beautiful and appealing semi-murky orange-copper color that fades into a perfect orange around the edges. Two finger off white head with amazing retention that becomes mountainous as it dissipates.

S: Smells malty with very strong fruit scents: oranges, apples, grapefruit all with a small trace of alcohol and yeast.

T: Very fruity! Strong oranges and grapefruit. Strong yeast and malt flavor that cover up the alcohol quite well and a bit of spiciness.

Overall this was a beautiful beer that smelled and tasted great. Very smooth on the palate and highly drinkable especially for the style

Note: Unlike many higher alcohol content beers the alcohol in this triple doesn't come through as much as the beer gets warmer and nearer the end.

AdmiralDiaz, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of stbfan
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

straw yellow with a nice white head.lots of carbonation.

smells great!like cloves, yeast, pepper.big tasting triplel!

tastes bright, bitter,malty, spicy. delicious.

warm finish, big mouthfeel.smooth and warm on the way down.

good drinkability.

great taste, and drinkability. awesome!

stbfan, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of CMW
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

A: Pours a light golden yellow with massive head formation with good retention. There is a decent amount of lacing and carbonation was fair.

S: Nose is filled with sweet candy and fruit. The yeast is very present and mixes well with earthy and grainy tones.

T: Great balance of flavors. Candied yeast mixed with bananas and pears. There is a hint of pepper as well to round out the taste. Alcohol is virtually unoticable at 9%.

M: Smooth with adequate carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, no problem drinking the 750mL bottle. Very smooth.

CMW, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of Immortale25
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Back label says best before 12-13-14.

A- Pours a hazy amber color with a 3/4 inch white head that fizzes away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and light spacks of surface foam. Lacing that falls quickly down the glass.

S- Full Belgian yeast aroma with an effervescent backing and tropical fruit notes of pineapple, papaya and some mango. Sweet-smelling plus some herbal spiciness.

T- Belgian yeast is the main player providing plenty of banana and spice notes plus a slightly chalky element. Wheat flavor also prevails and brings a fullness to the overall profile. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

M- Bright and a bit prickly from the spice/yeast combo. Medium carbonation and a relatively light body.

O- One of my favorite tripels and definitely the best Unibroue beer IMO. It never gets old to drink.

Immortale25, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of Colebeers
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Colebeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of don1481
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

don1481, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of SamuraiJack
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

This has become my new stock, "go to" beer - the beer I always make sure I have in the fridge. Very foamy cream/white head that (eventually) becomes beautiful lace. The beer is a soft (slightly cloudy) gold in colour. First taste is crisp, high carbonation with balanced light fruit flavours and a hint of crisp pepper and citrus. This fades smoothly into a soft maltiness with excellent spice. The (high) alchohol is perfectly integrated into the flavour, leaving no harsh or unexpected notes in the taste.

A perfect introduction to the world of Belgian-style strong pale ales, La Fin Du Monde has all the character of a great Belgian but can be consumed on a daily basis (and even a session basis) unlike many great Belgians.

Excellent. Highly recommended. Mmmm....

SamuraiJack, Feb 08, 2003
Photo of tastybeer
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

Huge billowy white head over a glowing hazy pale gold body. Awesomely aromatic with fruits, yeast and mild alcohol. Mouthwateringly good. Sweet bananas, nectarines and a pineapple fill the nose. Tastes very similar to the aroma. Sweet and smooth and the 9% ABV comes as a suprise. A slight alcohol warming tops it off. Great smooth mouth with complimentary high carbonation. Very drinkable for me.

Really good.

tastybeer, Dec 29, 2005
Photo of Orrshow
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

This particular bottle of beer is about 1.5 years old.

Appearance – Pours a hazy golden yellow which nice amount of meringue head. The head falls a touch but then retains nicely leaving solid amounts of lacing. This beer is nearly picture perfect in my Fin Du Monde glass.

Smell – This beer is extremely strong of citrus of front. There are peppery aromas as well as some yeast and clove. Hops are present too with nice sugar sweetness. Smells very appealing.

Taste – Up front this beer is very sweet and packed with malty goodness. The yeast and pepper which I was expecting are present as well. It is somewhat tart but finishes with a wonderful sweet citrus flavor. Just plain great.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation was barely noticeable and the beer was nice and creamy. Bang on here.

Drinkability – Nothing to say except that it is so freakin smooth.

Among my favorites. La Fin Du Monde never disappoints me when I’m thirsty for an outstanding beer.

Orrshow, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of jellikit
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

A: Crystal-clear yellow. Foamy head that laces the glass throughout the drink.

S: Belgian yeast scents of banana and clove. Black pepper. Sour-dough bread.

T: Fruity, Spicy-goodness. Pineapple, banana, mango, alcohol.

M: Low carbonation. Bigger body. Smooth and thick.

O: Wow. Pert-near perfect for the style.

jellikit, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of joeysmokedporter
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

Served from a 750 mL bottle into a glass.

A: pours hazy straw yellow, golden; slight orange hue. slight offwhite head that dissipates relatively quickly; some lacing. hazy like a wheat or wit.

S: the wit theme continues as a strong clove dominates the aroma. hints of citrus orange and coriander also present. some tart wheat aroma also detectable.

T: like a wit on steroids. this beer is classified as a tripel but it really reminds me of an imperial wit. filled with citrus orange and spicy coriander, maybe a hint of cinnamon and definitely with clove. fruity and sweet in the finish, almost like an orange and peach soda, and then a clove and alcohol flavor in the aftertaste; maybe even a slight hint of spearmint like a rootbeer.

M: light and effervescent, maybe a little sticky; carbonation helps keep the body light.

D: expect the unexpected with this. while the beer is a delight, the biggest surprise to me was the complexity and pleasant character of finishing and aftertaste. balance is more to the sweet side and not much notable hop character. however, I would recommend this to my friends who like blue moon to expand their craft beer horizons.

joeysmokedporter, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of Giggy
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

A: Pours a pale yellow sunrise. Nice cloudy haze. Very foamy white head. Champagne like carbonation provides plenty of bubbles.

S: Floral/spicy/lemon citrus/coriander & pepper

T: Yum! Fruity-nectarine, peaches, & mango. Spices/cloves/alcohol/sweet with a dry finish.

M: Clean finish

O: High alcohol content is cleverly masked by the potpourri of flavors.

2 thumbs up

Giggy, Oct 12, 2012
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,163 ratings.