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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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7,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,640
Reviews: 2,710
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 312
Gots: 670 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of case4816

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured golden yellow in colour, quite opaque. Nice thick creamy head that dissipated fairly quickly to a small patch in the middle of the glass with little lacing around.

S- Very light and fruity in smell. Quite yeasty in smell with a nice bit of malts as well. The smell also has the distinct bottle fermentation smell; which in this case smells a bit sour.

T- Amazingly light and fruity in taste, like guava and pineapple. The yeasty flavours also come out quite strong, combined with the malts quite nicely. The aftertaste is quite a bit bitter, with a small hint of sourness.

D- A Very nice beer to drink, I'll have to make sure I keep a few in me "cellar" for when I want one, the go out at the lcbo here quite often and now I can see why

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 04:04:35 | More by case4816
Photo of tylernim

North Carolina

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

A - Pours into a 16oz tulip with a brilliant golden haziness. Good two finger head rests on top.

S - Sugars and fruits. Slight alcohol.

T - Citrus with a bit of malt mixed in. Hints of bitterness and alcohol on the back end.

M - Great feel. Light to medium in body with a pleasant creaminess.

D - This one is somewhat heavy for such a light beer. ABV keeps a night full of these out of reach for me.


Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 12:59:14 | More by tylernim
Photo of JohnnyChicago


4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a chalice

A: Poured a soft amber with a fluffy white head

S: Very nice smell. Yeasty, hoppy, and champagne-like aromas shine through; interesting and luscious.

T: Wow! Absolutely delicious! Bubblegum, mild funk and pink champagne flavours. It feels light and crisp, the flavours mixing perfectly and leaving a dry Prosecco aftertaste.

D: Excellent drinkability. I had no problem finishing three of these in thirty minutes and only the 9% kept me from drinking more.

Overall: This is an exceptional brew. It is a very smooth, very drinkable brew. I cannot stress the drinkability on this enough! It is about as hard to down as soda and three-hundred times tastier. A great beer, all around!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 04:27:07 | More by JohnnyChicago
Photo of ratedz


4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 5 ounce sample at a recent tasting party. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head.

Smell was dominated by sweet citrus scents...orange and lemon zest is what I noticed mostly. The smell of cloves were also noticeable.

The taste was similar to the smell...dominated by orange and lemon zest, but the cloves were much more present in the taste than they were in the smell. The spicy Belgian yeast was also evident.

Smooth body, slightly fizzy. It was easy to drink, but the complexity of flavors also made it easy to slowly savor.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 22:22:16 | More by ratedz
Photo of cmannes


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

12oz poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale Yellow, slight haze, white head, didn't last long.

Aroma: Citrus, hoppy, lemon, slight bit of grass.

Taste: Sweet, smooth, tart & dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth body, slight fizz.

Overall impression: Very tasty, wish it was easier to find locally.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 22:58:05 | More by cmannes
Photo of surlytheduff


3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a snifter. Brilliant cloudy gold after the pour, with a soft head which quickly dissipated.

Smelled fantastic. Sweet, fruity (not too overbearing), grassy.

The taste didn't seem like it aligned with the smell. The yeast stands out, but I was expecting more of the spicy/fruityness to come through.

It had a good mouthfeel - medium, carbonated. I am by no means a trippel connoisseur, but it was a good experience and I would definitely partake in it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 01:39:07 | More by surlytheduff
Photo of lacqueredmouse


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

Possibly one of the last bottles to reach Australian shores, at least for a while, sadly. Chilled to cellar temperature and served in my Unibroue tulip, avoiding the lees.

Body is an absolutely beautiful cloudy but burnished ripe pear colour, deep yellow with hints of orange in its depths. Head is billowy and frothy, boisterously foaming up when poured. Pleasantly light body and thick sheeting lace as the head collapses. It's a wonderful looking beer.

Nose is crisp but round, full of spicy, earthy Belgian yeast notes, with hints of dark fruit, fig compote, pickled orange rind, and whisked vanilla essence. Such wonderfully blended and outrageously sophisticated aromas. Gorgeous.

Taste is smooth and round, but with a central vector of fruity acidity that cuts pleasantly through the sweetness. Spicy Belgian notes come up through the back, along with a subtle but structured spirit bite. Mouthfeel tingles with subtle heat and acidity throughout, just livening up the palate wonderfully.

Yes, this is a very good and very well-crafted beer. Extremely flavoursome, but so well balanced and light enough that it's supremely drinkable. An excellent brew that I'll be sorry to see disappear.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 08:30:58 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of mexikrainian


4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into a Stone chalice.

Appearance: golden straw with creamy white head and smooth lacing.

Aroma: slightly grassy and hoppy. strong apple and citrus notes. lemon zest and cinnamon hints.

Taste: sweet with tart and dry finish.

Mouthfeel: creamy medium body with light carbonation.

Overall impression: rich and tasty, this is an amazing tripel! buy a case if possible.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 01:45:26 | More by mexikrainian
Photo of larryi86


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

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter

A- A nice hazy light orange/yellow with a nice white fluffy head.

S- Big yeast smell, hints of fruits, I am getting a little bit of apple and grape, hint of spices.

T- Yeast stands out across the palate with hints of fruit and spices and a sweet alcohol taste that does not burn. Good complexity and balance.

M- Nice full body, smooth, refreshing.

D- A great beer from Unibroue. Really enjoy the yeast flavor. This is a nice full flavored beer that is easy to drink and very easy to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 01:10:33 | More by larryi86
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale gold with a rich snowy white head with alot of lacing. Smells like spicy sour apples. Yeasty and fruity. Taste is quite refreshing. Fruity apple in the body underpinned by sweet spicy flavors. Sour malt and yeast to finish. Smooth. And then very slowly, very subtly, the beer shifts into another gear and that dull alcohol warming comes through in the aftertaste. It's a thing of beauty. This is a gorgeous beer. A perfect sipping brew for a cold winter's evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 07:22:28 | More by hophead247
Photo of mariposafan


4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From a bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Starts with about two fingers of soapy head, larger bubbles than I'm used to. The head dies back to a thin film that persists through the drink. Light amber and translucent - almost reminds me of apricots, for some reason.

The smell is very much banana and bubblegum, with some alcohol adding a little heat.

The taste is still banana and bubblegum, but the alcohol is absent and there's a yeasty note that adds some wonderful depth along with some mild tartness that rounds things out wonderfully. Not sweet, but not really dry either, with a minerality that almost comes across as lightly salty.

The mouthfeel is moderate to thin, but the carbonation adds a level of creaminess.

This could be dangerous! I don't feel the alcohol at all until I go to move, then the 9% slaps me up alongside the head. One of my favorite beers, just amazingly good.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 00:48:54 | More by mariposafan
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Puerto Rico

4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my top 3 brews. If you love tripels this is one of the finest examples. Treat yourself.

Pours a golden honey brew with a full beige creamy crown. Cloudy body, with nice carbonation. Very easy on the nose with some floral, banana, cloves and sweet malts notes, with a slight touch of alcohol. Very similar on the palate than on the nose, although the alcohol tends to come out as the brew warms up. Great drinkability and surprisingly refreshing for a 9%abv tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 22:01:42 | More by MeMyselfNAles7
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in into tulip glass. Date marked on bottle.

A- pours a deep yellow almost gold color with a nice fluffy head that fades to a thin cap; minimal lacing; cloudy

S- a hint of lemon pepper mixed with bready flavors; orange

T- starts off dry but then opens up with a citrus peel bitterness mixed with citrus juice sweetness and ends with a hint of hops and alcohol; a really well balanced yet complex sip

M- great feel; not too thin and not overly carbonated; the aftertaste is delightful and not overly dry

D- i really enjoy the style but i don't love it so matter the beer these points usually drop a bit; it's also 9%, but really well hidden

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 19:52:18 | More by scottyb88
Photo of MoreThanWine


4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle didn't pop when the cork was pulled yet this beer still poured an enormous head, though it pretty quickly settled down to just lace. A hazy yellow in color. Both the bouquet and taste are an explosion of intense flavors - tangy, tart, sweet, citrusy, and it has a long finish. It's like a Summer brew kicked up in every category, including the alcohol content. Top knotch.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 08:36:04 | More by MoreThanWine
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4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass, best before 3/26/13.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color with about two fingers of head. The head doesn't stick around for long though, leaving just wisps of retention. This is probably due to my incorrect glassware. The carbonation looks very nice here, a good stream of rising bubbles.

Smell: Smells a bit strange, to be honest. Smells a bit like fruit, and a bit like corn. Not exactly the most appealing smell. Thankfully, as it warms up the smell becomes a bit more appealing. The corn scent goes away, leaving straw and fruits.

Taste: Thankfully, the taste more than makes up for the smell. This stuff is very complex tasting. It goes in very smooth and fairly non-descriptly yeasty, but the aftertaste is a hell of a ride. Fruits (pears and apples) come in, then malts, then just a bit of hops make this awesome. The hops are a bit unexpected, this is hoppier than other beers I've had of this style. There's a bit of lemongrass flavor to hold this all together. Overall, it's a very sweet beer.

Mouthfeel: Hits the mouth nice and light, but coats the throat on the way down.

Drinkability: For it's ABV, this is amazingly drinkable. Dangerously drinkable, if you will. Alcohol is almost completely hidden, with just a hint coming out in the late finish.

A great trippel available at a pretty great price for the style. Not quite as good a deal as Golden Monkey can be found for, but worth the premium.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 02:57:08 | More by shand
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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I heard good things, I liked the look of the artwork on the bottle, and I'm 50% french Canadian; that's all it took for me to give this bad boy a shot.

A handsome warm, golden, cider haze. A fuzzy, white, two finger head that fizzles down to a constant layer of pretty bubblies. Great sticky lace as well.

Whoa nelly. Dis smelly da good stuff! Fruity...strong fruits. There's a sharpness to it as well.

First off, nice boozy kick. Aftertaste of apple/cider. Cloves, spice, strong, slightly acidic.

Medium body with a smooth and dry finish that delivers a sting to the back of your throat.

Any beer that tastes this good, smells this good, and has this high of an ABV, I'm down to drink. It's a great beer for conversations and relaxing. And I imagine it being a great dinner beer as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 22:14:44 | More by ElijahCSkuggs
Photo of Lauthaha


3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 25.4 ounce bottle into a nearly-fluted glass as per the bottle's instructions.

Appearance: Looks a lot like a pilsner. Golden bordering on straw, with not a great deal of head. Slightly cloudy with mild carbonation.

Smell: At very first, all I could smell was a corny, hop-bare scent reminiscent of PBR or Budweiser. Pulling the glass back a touch reveals some hop action and a sweetness somewhat like honey. Possibly some herb action as well. Would have a better score if there weren't that corny pre-smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The candy sugars coexist with bitter herbs (possibly anise or licorice even) in a somewhat pleasant way. Very light carbonation make you work to gather all the flavors, but in the end it's worth it. Rinses nearly clean with herbal colors remaining after imbibing.

Drinkability: Eh. It's okay, but not a great tripel.

Overall, it's pretty good, though definitely not my favorite tripel. Decent try, Unibroue!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 01:28:55 | More by Lauthaha
Photo of kingcrowing


3.48/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a fairly light clear and a bit hazy golden wheat color with a huge light bright white head. Nose is all Québécois yeast - very Belgian inspired and distinctive.

Taste is super dry, a bit hoppy and slighty tart. It's got a really sulfury taste as well which is odd. Mouthfeel is huge and rich, very creamy.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 01:15:23 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of Bubba83


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

Revisiting a classic on this fine evening, and apparently, one I forgot to ever review.

Tulip glass, 50 degrees. An awesome looking dark yellow, somewhat orangeish hue that glows ominously when held to a light source. Quite hazy indeed, but no obvious yeasty chunks so it looks good. A bright, pillowy white head that looks oh so creamy sits on top, beckoning the drinker to come hither. Retains a big head throughout, and the lacing is coating the whole side of the glass and sticking well.

The aroma is musty, like a dark cave cellar that hasn't been opened in years. Quite horsey, lots of barnyard funk. Also a good bit of peppery clove character and maybe the slightest hint of banana. Super complex, and definitely holds my interest, but it's missing a few of the fruity aromas I've come to love in the classic Belgian Tripels.

The up front taste is quite funky. A lot of that same horse/barnyard character from the smell. Fortunately though, that gives way to some nice fruity flavor that includes peach, apricot, banana, and even some tropical fruits like pineapple that are buried away. Those awesome fruity flavor are balanced out by the spicy clove and black pepper kick near the end of the sip. The combination of funk, fruit, and spice are in great balance and complete a very interesting experience for the flavor profile.

Spot on mouthfeel. Well carbonated, lively, yet smooth and creamy. Coats the palate extremely well, and has a good medium thickness that you can chew through. Head texture is extremely soft and creamy.

Overall this beer is definitely a classic and a hell of a Tripel. Revisiting this beer has reminded me that Unibroue does hold up to the great Tripels I have had in the past few years, and brings an excellent funk to the table that seems hard to find in the other examples. Literally no alcohol presence here either, making it easy to drink and enjoy. I would recommend this beer with Pad Thai, which I have paired numerous times with great success.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 06:48:18 | More by Bubba83
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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

la fin du monde

a 3.5-4 light hazy golden hay. a finger+ foam that is assertively maintained by rising bubbles of at least medium girth. for some reason i thought this beer was a dubbel, but it sure doesn't look like one.

s 4 lemony, fresh cut hay and crackery aromas. some sweetness is evident. esters, touch of clove. smells somewhere between a tripel and a saison.

t 4 tangy, bright, belgian yeastyness. some clove and bready lemon zest, sour apple. this is surely a tripel with perhaps saison tendencies.

m 3.5-4 a bit too effervescent for me, but that's easily remedied (at least partly). would prefer the carbonation to be finer.

d 4-4.5 dangit i was more in the mood for a deep, brooding dubbel. still, this cheerful and zippy 9% (!??) brew is amazingly well behaved for its strength. its popularity appears deserved. wow, you could hand this to someone who just finished the yardwork and he/she could probably drink it on down assuming it to be some sort of summer wheat refresher.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 00:49:43 | More by brewmudgeon
Photo of carpezytha


4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip.

A: White head descends rapidly to a tiny island in the middle of a honey-golden slightly murky body.
S: Wet wool, new leather, grass. Wet concrete.
T: Active carbonation brings out malts and sugars under a tangy yeasty bite. Funk/caramel ratio makes this a winner.
M: Well carbonated despite the anemic head. Helps bring forth a lot of flavor.
D: For such a high ABV these are easy to quaff, so I would say yes on the drinkability and yes on the watch out.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 19:45:17 | More by carpezytha
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3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde (The End of the World in English)
Triple-style Golden Ale (from Brewer's page)
19 IBUs
12 oz bottle with a freshness date of March 30, 2013 poured into a tulip on October 1, 2010. Since their sommelier recommends an age of 3-5 years, and adds that it peaks at 3 years of age, I would guess that this is around its best at two and a half years! The pour was as instructed by the sommelier: the bottle was agitated to dissolve the yeast. Yet, I poured a little separately at first to examine the clarity.

Appearance 4/5
Pours golden amber with a big creamy head. Although the beer is clear unagitated, the recommended pour causes an obvious haze. The head is quick to recede and in that respect, the looks are not as impressive as similar beers, say Westmalle Tripel. The lacing is quite good though, but I must say that the head was disappointing.

Aroma 4.5/5
Aroma is fruity, and dare I say, perfumy? Very soft and enticing, with a touch of spice. No hint of booze. But it's a little too weak. A few swirls release a toasty malt aroma time to time.

Taste 3.5/5
Slightly malty sweet, with mild fruitiness and slight bitterness. Finish is clean and slightly bittering which is a surprise considering the low IBUs. The aftertaste is long with a malty creaminess but not sweet or cloying. Some alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel 4/5
The body is medium but the effervescence of the style is missing.

Drinkability 4/5
I expect more in other departments. Yet, the 9% is not noticeable at all! Amazingly done!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 04:25:44 | More by tewaris
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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 8/28/10

Thank you BuckyFresh for sharing this with TCHopCraver and I.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a pleasant white foam head, the lacing is outstanding.

Apple, clove, banana, and a sour lemon smell radiate from the glass. There is also some yeast, black pepper, and pear. This is very fresh smelling and well balanced.

The yeast is forward in the taste which transitions to apple, lemon, and orange. The spicy-ness that was in the nose is very understated in the taste. There is a yeasty hop aftertaste. Overall, I thought the flavor would have more of a bite as evidence of the smell. The flavors seem a bit muted.

The mouthfeel is light with a good coating of the tongue. This soon fades to some drying with a clean aftertaste.

This is an easy drinker for %9 as the alcohol is well hidden. This is a good summer ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 02:56:56 | More by TCgoalie
Photo of gportale


4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am a big fan of Tripels, but this is an amazing beer. Served a bit below room temperature.

A - golden yellow color with about a half an inch of head.
S - smelled delicious with a hint of citrus
T - unbelievable, absolutely amazing taste. Strong, but not over-bearing with a taste that was foreshadowed by its smell, and a malt finish upon swallowing.
M - Very smooth, not too much carbonation, but enough.

I would drown myself in this beer. I could see myself skipping a meal and just drinking as many of these as I could.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 16:13:14 | More by gportale
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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed with TCGoalie and TCHopCraver. Split the 750ml bottle three ways.

Appearance: Poured into a large wine glass. Looks like sunshine pouring out of the bottle. A white, frothy, one-finger head results from the pour. Good retention and lacing as well. Surprisingly opaque given the light straw color. Decent carbonation agitates the yeasty buddies floating at the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Funky lemons and sour bananas are what greet those who sniff this brew. Fresh fruit and clove are there as well, with a decent amount of pepper spicing things up. I'm also detecting a mineral-like quality as well. This beer's aroma would make a nice glade plug-in.

Taste: Light-bodied and sunshiny. Lemon and yeast with a nice fruit flavor. There is also somewhat of a grassy/hay character present. Not a ton of complexity in the flavor department, but the flavors that are there are well-balanced and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium-bodied. Finishes pretty clean, but there is a bit of hotness from the ABV.

Drinkability: This beer seemed to evolve a bit throughout the drinking experience. The brightness seemed to decrease over time and the pepper flavor seemed to become more pronounced. Gave me pretty bad heartburn towards the end too.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 22:36:49 | More by BuckyFresh
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,640 ratings.