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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,626 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,626
Reviews: 2,710
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 310
Gots: 659 | 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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mcann2pu

Delaware

3.23/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours into my left hand brewing glass a hazy/cloudy golden color,

Smell: cloves and yeast,

Taste: mostly cloves with maybe some bitter citrus,

Mouthfeel: not bad I like the feel provided by the carbonation in this one,

Drinkability: ok, I think the clove taste is a bit overpowering drowning out any other flavors that this one might have had so it looses drinkability there,

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 19:30:32 | More by mcann2pu
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madtrixter787

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Single bottle

Appearance: Pours a very nice light hazy orange with a decent head that gives way to a lace around the rim from the rising bubbles.

Smell: The spice/clove flavor comes through strong that leaves some fruity and a hint of the alcohol that lies underneath the well blended flavors.

Taste: Similar to the smell, the clove and orange peel are the first through, but the alcohol leaves a nice warm finish as it goes down. Not too much, but you know it's there. Very nice combination of flavors that work well together.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the carbonated side, which is to be expected, but does not detract from the beer.

Drinkability: Good to enjoy over a period of time. Do not rush through this beer, it has a lot to offer that would be missed due to a hurried drinking.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 05:31:22 | More by madtrixter787
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy yellowish amber color with good carbonation and a white head. Nose is fruit, hops and belgian yeast. Taste is fruit, belgian yeast, spice and warming. I thought it was pretty good and smooth on mouthfeel and drinkability. It was warming, spicy and fruits on the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 03:12:26 | More by barleywinefiend
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of estery pepper, cloves, citrus, and orange with a tropical fruit salad aroma coming through.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with that signature spicy tropical fruit. There is also a vanilla cream flavor that comes through in the taste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly spiced with spritzy carbonation tickling the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 17:08:43 | More by Anthony1
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heissebier

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a very intimidating bottle with "Best before 1-20-12" printed on the back.

Appearance- a beautiful cloudy yellow orange color. A disappointingly lackluster head with little sign of carbonation, but damn that's one pretty color.

Smell- Clove, apples, and peppers dominate the smell of this beer. Complex, but in a graceful, not really trying kind of way. Smells spicy and the 9% abv seems nonexistant.

Taste- Tastes fruity at first, then finishes spicy with just a hint of bitter hoppiness. Effervescent, the carbonation kind of explodes in your mouth. The alcohol is hidden by a not so subtle spiciness. Kind of weird and doesn't really feel like beer. To me it honestly seems like some sort of beer-champaign frankenstein.

Mouthfeel- Finishes well and warms the back of my throat. The carbonation is kind of strange. Not necessarily bad, but not assertive enough.

Drinkability- Goes down easy and each sip begs to be followed up with another. However, the high alcohol content ensures that you won't be pounding these back all night.

This beer is certainly different, and maybe that's why its been getting such stellar reviews. Great tasting but I just don't buy it. It doesn't seem to share the same complexities as many other top rated beers, although what flavors it has are very well balanced. Not my favorite, but definitely a quality brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 07:06:58 | More by heissebier
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Whiteweasel

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet. Best before date: 01-24-12

Appearance: Gah why do these Unibroues not give any head?? A light golden colour almost devoid of any brownness. Not a very typical beer and makes me think this is going to be like a Don De Deau in how wine-like it will be. Not much carbonation coming up either.

Smell: Very wheaty and yeasty (with that unmistakable Unibroue yeast) but with a sourness like apples, bananas, and a hint of grape. Has a hint of clove but not much. Reminds me of cider or some sort of overtly sweetened juicy juice box

Taste: Very very tart. Like drinking sour apple juice. Somewhat of a honey flavour gives it a sweet finish which is rather pleasant. Definitely more of a grape flavour, and honestly made me feel like I was drinking champagne when i wasnt thinking about it. Taste is closest to golden raisins. Upon the second pour (with the most yeast in it) I could detect a lot more pronounced of a yeast flavour and the requisite nuttiness. At least its more complex than its brother the Don De Deau.

Mouthfeel: It's like drinking pop rocks the way it sizzles in your mouth. You can only slightly detect the alcohol. It seems like most of the hidden carbonation nucleates on your taste buds. Very much like champagne in its mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Not a very consistantly drinkable beer on its own. Not just because of the alcohol. I wouldnt have more than one or two of these even if the abv was lower than 9%. Its very easy to drink at first, but I started to get a little sick of it as I neared the end.

I'm not sure why i differ so much from everyone else, but i suppose it just happens. Ive been around the unibroue block a little bit, and i they're just not as good IMHO as other BA's say they are.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 07:02:35 | More by Whiteweasel
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TripT

Illinois

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

I split a 750ml bottle with my wife. Poured carefully into large wine glasses, the beer produced a nice 3/4" head in both glasses. The color is a pale straw and the beer is a little hazy. The smell is mild. Smells a tiny bit sweet and malty, and its got that "Belgian" phenol thing going, but faintly. The taste is fantastic. Up front, there's lemon, pear and yeast, and it has a nice sour middle followed by a very clean finish. The alcohol is very well hidden. This tastes like a Belgian beer without the earthy funkiness, but it is working for me in a big way. Very fresh and very clean. I wanted more when the bottle was empty.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 01:16:27 | More by TripT
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- deep golden with a dense white head, good retention.

S- Compact aroma. Lemon, clove, grains of paridise, white pepper, apple.

T- Clean yeastiness, subtle coriander, pinot grigio. Simple orangey citrus notes that integrate nicely. Alcohol is hidden very well.

M- Perfect carbonation, delicate with a light crisp touch.

D- This beer is about as easy to drink as any beer i've had. I always forget how good this is.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 00:03:11 | More by brownbeer
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AmberMan22

Minnesota

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a foil wrapped 33cl bottle into my tulip glass, figured this would make a good 50th review.

The End of the World pours a lovely hazy apricot color, highlights of golden wheat when held to the light. I don't think I washed my glass properly because despite my efforts, the head was unimpressive and dissipated quickly. Can't blame that on the beer.

Smell is divine. Sweet like candy, mixed with a dash of cloves and other spices, light colored fruits, yeast, of course heavy dose of malt, with a bite of hops followed by the alcohol. Don't think I've ever written a 'smell' description that long. Wow.

Taste is unworldly good as well. All of the aforementioned in the smell, but the fruits come through more obviously...pear and apple seam to stick out. And even though I emptied the entire bottle into the glass, the yeast settles rapidly to the bottom and doesn't ruin the other flavors, actually blending rather nicely.

Mouthfeel is right on par for what you'd expect in a great tripel. perfect light-medium carbonation, easy.

If the end of the world was actually coming, I would not be very happy if this was the last beer I ever had. Well done, Unibroue, you lived up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 19:16:19 | More by AmberMan22
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BillyBoysPie

Kentucky

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

Bottle from a four pack of La fin du Monde. Into an oversized Burgundian wine glass.

Poured slowly to avoid sediment. Really a beautiful dark straw color. Thick one inch head with little retention. It would have laced the glass, but didn't stick to the glass.

Smells remarkable - golden delicious apples, a bit of clove, and some honey. No hint of the alcohol.

Tastes with honey balanced with malts finished off by bitter hops. The fruit flavors are present, but masked by the more traditional beer flavors.

A little dense - a touch more carbonation would have been well appreciated, but it works without it.

Easy to drink, but a real sipper. A great take on the tripel style.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 21:03:43 | More by BillyBoysPie
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natelocc787

California

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

Fantastic example of the style. Skittles in a beer. Seriously, big Ivory head takes a while to dissipate leaving nice lacing in the tulip. Smells of yeast, pear, apple and banana. Hops are there but not very noticeable. Big time fruit like in the smell but with a boozy bite that brigs it together nicely. Great fluffy mouthfeel without getting foam in the mouth. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 06:41:59 | More by natelocc787
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richago1

Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 355 ml bottle dated 02-17-12.

Poured into a Chimay chalice a golden yellow/orange with a quickly dissipating ivory head and little to no lacing.Smells of clove, spice,and fruit. Taste the same as the smell, sweet fruit, clove, with a semi dry finish, Just a fantastic taste. Mouthfeel is smooth and very carbonated. Drinkability is a little hampered by the high ABV that is well hidden until the bottom of the glass( like I feel now drinking while reviewing). Overall a fantastic beer,although not at all like the St. Bernardus Tripel, the Corsendonk Agnus or the Chimay Tripel I have also tried.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 20:16:20 | More by richago1
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MrDanno96

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big 750 ml bottle from 2005. So this bad boy has been around for a while. Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A: Poured a beautiful dark orange color. A ton of head initially gave way to about a finger after a few minutes. Beautiful looking beer.

S: Lots of citrus and spice. A definite sweet hop smell as well mixed with just a subtle sting of alcohol.

T: Strong Citrus and sweet fruits up front that continue throughout. The sweetness is somewhat balanced out by some yeast, spice, and a bite of hops. However, the fruity sweetness really dominates the flavor overall. Perhaps just a touch too sweet, but it's definitely very good. As the beer warms the hops and spice become a little more apparent and do a better job of balancing the flavors.

M: Light-Medium body and a lot of carbonation which also helps to complement the sweet fruity flavors. Alcohol is covered well, but I definitely feel some warming effects in the back of my throat.

D: This is a very good beer, but perhaps just a bit too sweet for me to want to drink more than one. You'll probably want to sip this one and appreciate the complex fruity and spicy flavors here. Make sure not to drink it too cold or the sweetness will dominate.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 03:57:44 | More by MrDanno96
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wonderful orange tint, hazy foam, sparing at the top.

Smelled slight citrus, tart, and alcohol mixed into one. Rather alluring...

Tasted a bit bitter at first, sweetened up, and finished crisp and strong.

Light and slightly airy, very smooth. I don't think there is such thing as too many La Fin's....

1, 2, 3...there is no wrong answer.

Unibroue makes a damn good tulip glass!

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-16-2009 04:56:13 | More by EgadBananas
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 26, 2009
750ml bottle. Pours a orange/yellow golden clear colour. Incredibly easy to drink. This is 9%? Seriously? No hint of the alc.% at all. Very solid beer all around. Definately a fruity taste to the after taste. Very nice beer from Canada.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2009 00:43:33 | More by WeedKing4
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay goblet.

A - Pours a beautiful strong gold color with a nice haze. Very thin .25 in head. The color is amazingly appealing. Hazey but bright at the same time.

S - Strong clove smell. Nice fruity maltiness with some hints of hops. Honey like smells as well.

T - Great clove taste up front that is balanced with a nice sweet and grainy malt. There is also a nice hop bite at the end. Very appealing and well carbonated. Aggressive CO2 that is very appealing and complementary to the rest of the flavros.

M - light bodied, good CO2, and very attractive crisp quality

D - Refreshing!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 00:43:18 | More by JoEBoBpr
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AleWeizengarten

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

quality hoppy fruit aroma, nice pour, solid head that leaves its mark, slightly cloudy tanish-orange appearance, constant carbonation. Instant rush'o'strong flavor, just enough bitterness at the end to make you want more and more and more, potent shit, 9% to the face which you really cant even taste. All around great beer, wish it was more available.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 00:14:40 | More by AleWeizengarten
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muskabeatz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L- Pours a hazy, warm golden color. One finger head that doesn't hang around long, leaving minimal lacing.

S- Fruity nose, with a bit of yeast and some hops. Also a slight hint of alcohol.

T- Very fruity up front, gives way to some spice and hops to balance out the sweetness. More yeast, and malt flavors as the beer warms.

F- Lots of carbonation, but still has a comfortable, medium-body feel.

D- Outstanding. Really hides the alcohol content well, and only gets better as it goes.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 01:44:57 | More by muskabeatz
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Oddefellowe

Florida

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

I picked up a single in a sixer mixer. Bottle to snifter. Golden brown with an off-white head and thin lacing. Congruent smell and taste--notes of young white grapefruit, a mild floral arrangement, and light hops. The mouthfeel was a smooth medium with light carbonation. Highly drinkable, definitely not abrasive considering the high ABV, and it's accessibility will allow for a pleasant return to the end of the world one day.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2009 04:09:31 | More by Oddefellowe
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Mavajo

Georgia

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

Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a fluffy white head that fades to nothing - perhaps a slight whispiness, but no crown at all. Nose has a slight spiciness to it - reminds me of apple cider. Bit of citrus. Taste has slight spincess as well with nice fruity/floral layers. Moderate aftertaste that lingers for a bit. Mouthfeel is fairly medium with fairly mild carbonation, in my opinion. This brew kind of reminds me of chardonnay. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 23:49:16 | More by Mavajo
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SteveS1

New York

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle to a large wine glass
Look: cloudy orange, ample white head with a bit of retention, bubbles grasped the side of the glass for a moment

Smell: heavy orange and floral notes

Taste: Heavy flowery flavors fill the palate, bitter hops override any sweetness lingering

Feel: Rather light with heavy carbonation

Drink: Not my favorite tripel, but fairly drinkable considering the high ABV. The carbonation isn't particularly overwhelming either, a nice offering from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 03:07:05 | More by SteveS1
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mirish72

Massachusetts

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

Poured into my Chimay goblet. Poured an orange amber with visible yeast.

Has a great aroma. Nice blend of spicy hops, fruity sweetness and a slight bready smell. Good strong characteristics of a tripel. Beer is fairly high in carbonation but overall it is very drinkable and hides the 9% very well.

Probably one of the better non-Belgian tripels I have had in a while, I am slowly making my way through a number of Unibroue offerings and I have yet to be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 03:14:40 | More by mirish72
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with my father, who actually forgot how he obtained this beer. Poured into a leffe glass. The beer pours a hazy straw-yellow color (as most tripels) with a nice long lasting head.

Smell: Light nose of tropical fruits (apricot, peach, passion fruit), wheat, spicy hops, malts and some alcohol.

Taste: Spicy hops, and again, very fruity (apple, passion fruit, mango), yeast, sweet malts. Aftertaste is slightly bitter (hops) and dry.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied but carbonation is too high.

Overall: For someone like me, who doesn't normally appreciate this style, I was very surprised. Still I think it is overrated here on BA, and that the rates given at ratebeer.com reflect the quality of this beer much better. But again, decent brew, nice and drinkable, recommendable

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2009 14:46:59 | More by rvdoorn
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rijanyoung

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

holding this beer up to the light it looks amazing, it doesn't have as much smell as some beers, but i might just have a stuffy nose!

it has a wonderful taste, very tart, i wish just maybe a tad more hops, but just a little, i would want to over power the fruity flavors. This beer has a wonderfully fruity after taste, i like that the sweetness of this beer is not in the beginning over powering the other flavors, but more towards the end, which is just pleasant!

oh, and its 9 percent, this beer masks that wonderfully! you don't get that boozy after taste, nice!

it has a very full flavor reaching all of my taste buds, feels great in the mouth

over all this is a fantastic beer, and i recommend it to others, especially to those who want a drink that wont dropkick you in the face!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 03:34:28 | More by rijanyoung
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Clockwork420

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whole bottle to glass stein.

A - Goldish. With a nice one finger head. Little or no lacing. Carbonation present.

S - Sweet and spicy.

T - About like the smell. Spicy and complex. Couldnt pull singular things out of it. I tasted alcohol in the aftertaste. Then again, Im not familiar with rating and reviewing much in this category. But the alcohol was a nice warming sensation. If I can explain it that way. Although not overbearing. Present though.

M - Perfect carbonation. Not too much or too little. Slippery with an alcohol tinge at the rear.

D - Fairly high.

I drank all three from this company recently and chose to review this one. I liked all of them so far. This one was the one I happened to have when my opera browser was open. Some have said that the alcohol isnt noticeable, but after reviewing I understand why. The alcohol kick is only at the beginning and slowly as it warms up and you warm up to it, its very easy to drink. This one is worth the money I would say.

$5.50 at Shop and Save.

:)

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2009 07:31:25 | More by Clockwork420
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,626 ratings.