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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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7,100 Ratings
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100
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Ratings: 7100
Reviews: 2692
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%


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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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light gold from the tap. Big, foamy white head that holds for a bit. Smells of hay and fruit. Nice blend of apples and pears hits the tongue, with a touch of white grape. Smooth, crisp mouth. This is an excellent tripel that is light and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 23:37:29 | More by MartzMimic
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Haven't had this in years and was surprised by how much I loved it. Its a light orangey, yellow straw color with an incredibly soft white head and a little lacing. The smell is all stone fruits at first, Belgian yeast spiciness (white pepper, clove), banana, a little honey, vanilla and citrus peel. The taste follows the smell starting with strong peach and stone fruit notes, some candied pineapple, sweet honey, banana, and the spice profile grew as the beer warmed. A little bit of classic bubblegum flavor started to come out a bit too alongside of the clove. No traces of the booze. The clove was unique in that you would taste it and then feel all over the mouth like the way in which you feel clove. Really smooth with high level of carbonation. Could of drank this all night. Again, I had sort of considered this a gateway beer and hadn't thought of it much in a while but I was so pleasantly surprised with this one - really wonderful still.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2014 11:53:51 | More by jwchestnut
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cambabeer

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | 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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2014 15:11:57 | More by cambabeer
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philipsanchez09

California

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't a beer drinker at all until a friend recommended that I try this out. I usually went towards the whiskey because I felt that all beers tasted the same... Yeah, I know right... What do you expect when all I had was Tecate, Bud Light, Coors, Budweiser, & Heineken. I mean there isn't anything wrong with those, but I mean they weren't anything to be driving to the store for.

"La Fin" has a great and smooth taste. You can taste the light hint of orange & lemon citrus. The smell also reveals the same. The taste doesn't linger for too long but just enough to really appreciate this for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 21:46:10 | More by philipsanchez09
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at James Joyce in Ybor City. Served in a pint glass for some reason.

A: Rich orangish-tan, nearly opaque, with a thin half-finger of light tan head and low visible carbonation.

S: Fruity yeast esters (bananas, apples and grapes mostly), cloves, roasted malts, and some booze. Some spice with almost a woody dryness here as well.

T: Fruity (banana, cherry, apple, grape) Belgian yeast esters, some toasted malts, cloves and spice, sweet but with a dry finish.

M: Medium body for style, a good bit of carbonation, and the alcohol is noticeable but doesn't seem overly hot.

O: This is quite good, although it doesn't quite stand up to the best in the style. Still, very enjoyable and I don't know why I haven't had it before.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2013 20:36:52 | More by macrosmatic
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light blond with four or five fingers light fluffy head.

Smells light and citrusy, think it comes from the yeast.

Taste is very smooth, very refreshing. Orange peel. Very well done triple.

Re review on tap at bottleworks clear blond big head, smell hoppy fluffy belgium flavors.

Taste sharper, banana and clove and gum.

Think it might be a bit different on tap.

Special brewers reserve bottle using spirals of oak from the 17 Grand Reserve.

Darker than the regular, hazy, smell tart bitter oak fruit and honey.

Taste carbonated, herbal, sweet oak, caramel, soft yeast, spice, pretty awesome stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 23:29:28 | More by Smurf2055
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roundthewaygirls

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

on tap in a chimay chalice.

A: hazy. deep yellow. a finger of pure froth. great lacing.

S: creamy. yeasty and spicy. banana. clove. VERY aromatic.

T: sweet, yeasty, fruity. banana. spicy. refreshing. phenols. bright flavor.

M: smoooth. substantial and sugary. viscous but not heavy. sticky.

O: one of the best tripels in existence. i've had it many times before and i hope to have it many times again. unibroue does the damn thang.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 21:32:02 | More by roundthewaygirls
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CharlesRamsey

California

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Day drinking at the Downey brewery, an alpine backwoods bar in the middle of urban sprawl, in a well-stocked but completely empty bar(the guy drinking a Stella doesn't count). It poured a thin white head, with color like a ray of sunshine through the clouds at Diamond Head. Tightly carbonated with lingering head. Hay, black currant, and crisp alcohol notes dominate the initial impressions. Lingering flavors of balsa wood sans spice. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy but robust with aftertaste to spare. Overall, it stands out above most other Tripel's and enjoys an easy drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 22:19:30 | More by CharlesRamsey
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

La Fin Du Monde an Abby Tripel from Unibroue Brewery In Canada

Aroma. Nice sweet citrusy with mild banana and orange, spice from the hops. Also light hints if the malt

Appearance. A beautiful hazy golden color with a nice white creamy head with excellent lacing

Taste a very balanced Trappist style ale multiple fruit flavors and subtle maltiness. With a little hop bitterness on the back end

Mouthfeel. Heavy carbonation leaves the palate refreshed for the next sip. Hides the 9%ABV very well

Overall. An Excellent Beer. On of the best beers I have had from Canada I am a fan of the Trappist style

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2013 15:43:04 | More by CardiacNP
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours well, with a beautiful 3 inch head, and a pale, hazy, honey-colored liquid underneath. The head lasts 5-10 minutes.

Smells of strong Belgian yeast, cloves, apple, and pear dominate.

Such a great flavor. Tons of tastes roll around, all held together by a slight yeast bitterness. Cloves, banana, sour apple, pear, orange. Awesome! The yeast is my favorite part- it's not overdone, but really expressive, and brings all the flavors together well.

Full bodied, strong mouthfeel and carbonation.

My favorite non-quad Belgian beer. A true masterpiece of brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2013 01:20:12 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Philousa

California

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed on tap at Good Karma on 12/14/12.

Pours a straw color, very slightly opaque, with a thin white head with no lacing. Aroma starts with sweet white bread with allspice, cinnamon, and clove. Surprisingly lacking in the banana category. The taste is very white bready at the base with strong spices as listed above, some candied sugar, and the ever recognizable noble hops sugary nectar. The feel is very balanced win a super dry finish. Even though I think that the finish is too dry, it completely covers the 9% ABV. Remarkable beer.

This hits all the notes of the Tripel style and strikes a chord with your taste buds. It's classic and the standard, Belgian born or not.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 20:18:57 | More by Philousa
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brystmar

Texas

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this bottled countless times before, first time on tap. A fitting brew to drink for the impending apocalypse.

Silky smooth, creamy body approaches perfection. Rich malts, a kiss of Belgian yeast and spice, hints of sweetness and more malt. I always forget how good this is. Superb.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2012 09:04:01 | More by brystmar
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Huge white, fluffy head, high retention, soapy,sticky lacing. Aroma includes lemon peel, banana, clove, nice white pepper spiciness. Taste includes all of the same, also some candi sugar. Deliciously "wispy" and certainly deserving of all of its accolades.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 22:23:16 | More by KickbacksSteve
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beerfridge

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First experience was with a 0:5L and the another and then tried to get off the bar stool not knowing the ETOH.%. Lesson learned!

Beautiful light colored, highly aromatic, decepitively smooth with champagne like qualities, which is where this beer best fits! I celebrate with it, and you should too.

Walk home.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 20:13:09 | More by beerfridge
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.03/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"La Fin Du Monde" goblet at Jimmy the Greek's in South Portland, ME:

A: hazy golden yellow/orange body, white head lasted throughout the entire beer for the most part and was about just a one finger thick, spotty lacing ran down the glass

S: fruity and very sweet, light sugar

T: pretty much the same as the smell - fruity and sweet

M: light to medium with a fair amount of harshness pounding the tongue, not that sessionable, alcohol slightly felt

O: pretty easy to drink, but I'm not sure if I would have this again . . . ???

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2012 00:13:54 | More by BeerKangaroo
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden color with thick bubbly head. Doesn't retain well. The aroma of the spicy Belgian yeast and sweet malt hit me as soon as I cracked the bottle and is magnificent! Taste is very balanced and compares favorably to some Belgians I've had... Mild fruit esters compliment the sweet, creamy malt. Slightly dry finish. Mild pepper notes. Mouthfeel is luxuorious and carbonation is medium to high, standard for the tripel style. Overall this is the best Canadian beer I've ever had and the subsequently the best from Unibroue!

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2011 23:48:55 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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ElCommodoro

Texas

2.23/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured a cloudy opaque light brown colour with a tan head. It smelled yeasty and citrusy. The taste was strongly of cloves. There were also citrus notes and peppery hops. It was somewhat sweet and had some yeasty notes. Not as overbearing as I feared from the smell. However, the clove taste was too strong to be pleasant. It was the primary character of the beer. The actual ingredient was probably coriander, I suppose, which is frequently used to flavour trippels. However, I found its overbearing character unpleasant. It didn't form a piece of the beer's character. Rather, it was probably covering many other notes it may have had.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2011 04:21:51 | More by ElCommodoro
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utah44

Louisiana

3.05/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not a fan of this type of beer but do appreciate that many folks like them. I had it recently at a beer tasting. The appearance was cloudy and light yellow with a big head and a lot of carbonation. Taste was typical of a fruity vegetable beer. Mouthfeel was average. Smell was definitely fruity and citrus like. Overall this is a good beer for the style and is definitely drinkable if you are the pretentious type who follows the crowds who have nothing better to drink. However, it is better than an American adjunct brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2011 09:04:54 | More by utah44
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uberabr

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow/amber, fine white head. Mild lacing. Aroma is bright and juicy.. estery apples, melon, candied fruits, caramel, maybe a hint of lemon, and just a little bit of bitters and malts linger in the background. Smells like a Belgian. You can tell its got some good potency. Getting excited..

This is delicious. Really, really tasty stuff. Bright, juicy fruits combine with a floral bouquet and just a hint of the buttered-biscuit malty goodness you expect with these Belgians. The juiciness is out of control complex, and it's hard to pinpoint it exactly- is that guava nectar, honey melon? Sweet and delicious. Nectar of the gods. Sugary tropical goodness.

Moderate in the body, it has a bit of a sticky, dry mouthfeel...which makes it extremely drinkable. All in all a very pleasurable "Belgian" experience.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2010 23:05:39 | More by uberabr
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evanackerman

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

beer pours a cloudy light orange with a large head. aroma is pretty weak, mostly just alcohol.

taste is very complex, citrus notes with some spice, bittering hops, alcohol warmth.

mouthfeel is very smooth with nice carbonation and good body.

overall, probably my favorite Tripel, a well crafter beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2008 20:37:35 | More by evanackerman
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eze153

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an amazing beer... I had this one on tap at D's Six Pack and Dogz, Check this place out if you live in Pittsburgh... anyways...

It pours a golden brown color with a light, fluffy, sort-of white, brown head.
the smell is great, like fruits, nuts and spices, sort of reminds me of Christmas! The taste is beyond expectations, simply put, the best belgin beer brewed outside Belgium! Now that's saying a lot and the price is nice too, compared to the expensive imports from Belgium. I could drink these all the time but they can fil you up pretty fast but I would recomend this to anyone who wants to try a good beer!

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2006 23:53:39 | More by eze153
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Astonishingly different on tap than it is from the bottle - but not necessarily better. I think it benefits greatly from the high level of carbonation that can be lessened on tap. Cloudy, yellow-gold in color with a full, bright-white head that holds fairly well and leaves a decent lace. The body is similarly light-medium, but the mouthfeel is more creamy as the carbonation has been reduced. There's a lightly sweet "tropical fruit" note to the aroma. The flavor has a more "orange-ish" note, and a gentler spice. Overall, it seems to lose a bit of character which is normally derived from the assertive carbonation bite. Still a very good beer but on draft it seems to taste like many other beers in its category.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2002 18:29:15 | More by NeroFiddled
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redearth329

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured ~50 degrees F into a weissen glass. Left about an inch in the bottom of the bottle, swirled it, then tipped in the lees.

A - the first one I poured had a perfect 2-3 finger head, the second one I poured looked like it was going to be OK, but then the head went crazy and towered over the glass by about an inch. It never spilled over though. The head was a light off white color, and very dense and frothy, like a freshly whipped meringue. The one that went crazy took a long time to settle down. The beer itself is a cloudy gold. I can barely discern what seems like a perfect amount of carbonation through the haze.

S - Not as much on the nose as I would like from a tripel, but I'm happy with what's there. A whiff of something fruity, like some vague citrus up front, but then I'm picking up mostly on baking spices. There's also a subtle hint of some barnyard tang and a quite noticeable dusty quality.

T - Drinks a bit like a kabinett riesling with notes of white grape and pear, the baking spice offered by the nose comes through. There's a little bit of bretty tang. The alcohol is well disguised.

M - Well integrated flavors, medium body, perfect amount of carbonation. Quick, dry finish. Quite like the mouthfeel on this one.

One of my favorite tripels. I'm drinking this one in lieu of champagne to celebrate a special occasion right now.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 00:08:08 | More by redearth329
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: If a golden trophy could swirl hazily, it would look like this beer. Lots of lacing.

S: The scent of bananas is most prominent. Then dates, soft lemon, almond, and little hints of sweet caramel.

T: The taste introduces itself unassumingly, with your standard blonde elements (light, spritely, fizzy), and waits a moment to unfold its more complex elements. The banana's there, along with the sweetness. There's a comforting oaty tinge to the way it goes down. It's got all the flavor diversity of a darker Belgian ale, but with an embracing lightness. Deep and warm, lulling and celebratory. A delicious and enriching beer.

M: Excellent. Lingering and complex, without leaving a cloying sweetness in your mouth. The alcohol presents itself and compliments the banana nicely, leaving a slightly acidic feel (in a good way).

O: I'm used to pretty one or two dimensional blonde ales, so it was a real pleasure to have one of such rewarding complexity. My personal favorite from Unibroue is La Terrible, but this one is definitely up there. It's perfect for a night where you crave a well crafted beer, but don't want to down something thick, filling, or hop-heavy.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 16:27:06 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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eduffreitas

Brazil

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - hazy dark yellow. Head desapeared pretty quickly.
S - Very fruity (stone fruits), yeast, bready
T - Bready, spicy, yeast and stone fruits. Very light hops in the end.
M - The body is full. It is sweet but not cloying. Medium to low drinkability.
O - Very good tripel. But I still prefer Tripel Karmeliet (the top tripel for me) and De Dulle Teve (it is more dry so more easy drinking)

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:46:41 | More by eduffreitas
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La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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