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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,725 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,725
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,138 | FT: 17
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of AlHavanuther
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Or dirty old sock. Tastes and smells like pure bliss, either way! Just kidding, of course. I do have an actual review, please read on. But whether or not you like this beer, if you have any sense of humor at all, please visit the Unibroue website and view the videos of the "legends" of this and other Unibroue beers. The sommelier has been chosen directly from Quebecois Central Casting and is an absolute delight to watch and listen to.

My review:

A: slightly cloudy honey with an initial thick head (or "collar", per the sommelier) which dissipates into lace which lingers for a long time.

S: wheat, malt, a hint of the high ABV

T: pepper, wheat, honey. a hint of cloves, coriander.

M: delightfully effervescent for the duration; this is when you really get the hit of alcohol. Malty, full, comforting. As my friend and I are fond of saying, "it tastes like liquid wheat".

O: excellent. The only possible knock I can place on this is the high ABV. It is so highly drinkable that it's easy to overdo it. I guess that's why they sell the 12-oz bottles in 4-packs only :-)

I tried this beer once several years ago on a whim, just to try something different (I was amused at the name and graphic depiction of Quebec). At the time, I thought, "this is the best beer I've ever tasted". I have tasted many fine beers since that time, always thinking I'd find something better. I haven't yet, but I have held off a few points on the off chance that I will, someday. But if I don't, I'll still die happy.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of dgeebs07
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of shagal
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of edwardkersh
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of agaloco9
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of markmiller
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

C&C 750ml poured into a red wine glass.

A: Pours golden hazy yellow with pure white head.

S: Pure bliss. Fruity...green apples, bananas. Some spice, clove and a yeasty breadiness.

T: Delicious apples, some golden rasin soaked in alcohol and clove. Maltiness is just there just a touch of yeast. Finishes dry and crisp with a little spiciness. Where is the alcohol? 9%...no way. So smooth and hidden.

M: Moderate carbonation, drying. A touch of warmth.

D: Dangerously drinkable.

O: A very, very good Tripel. Balanced throughout.

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz to a globe glass.

A - Beer pours a hazy golden almost wheat color with 1.5 fingers of head which slowly fades to about a 1/4 inch film with minimal lacing.

S - A very fruity aroma full with bananas and apples and even a spicy clove tone.

T/M - Very interesting taste! It starts with a light, crisp, somewhat sweet taste. The beer quikly transitions to a banana, slightly citrus, with a bit of grapes/raisin flavor. Quite uniqiue. A slight yeasty finish with the crisp fruit smooth flavor. Very smooth.

D - So smooth for such a strong beer. I could drink all day.

Overall, quite good! Highly recommended. I wish I had another.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-27-2011 02:34:34

Photo of atoulouk
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mantooth
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of orangesol
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a NB globe.

A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving thin streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of clove, apples, pepper, and bready yeast. Sweetness builds as it sits in the glass with some booze creeping in at the end of each glass.

T - Starts off with a candied sugar kick quickly giving way to a mix of peppery spice, clove, apples, and bready yeast. Alcohol is well hidden, only coming to light after it warms up. Finish is a mix of chewiness and light sweetness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, crisp feel with some booze creeping in as it warms up. The flavors, while tasty, begin to wear on the pallet over the course of the bottle.

O - A solid Triple for sure. This style really isn't my preferred cup of tea but I still have great respect for it. This particular one has lots of tasty flavors going on and the booze is well hidden. One of the best I have had.

Photo of JAG214
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ninner00
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of h20mbh
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Slightly orangish with a medium level of carbonation and medium sized head.

Smell:
Smells slightly sweet and slightly flowery. At 9% abv the alcohol smell is hidden by the richness of the floral sweetness.

Taste:
As the smell dictated the alcohol is hidden well and the floral sweetness is the best way to describe the taste. Very soft on the pallet and yet complex.

Mouthfeel:
Extremely light, would like to see a little more texture and density, but maybe that is part of why it tastes so good and brings out the floral tastes so much.

Overall:
Solid 4 out of 5. Not necessarily an every day beer, but really good beer. Would recommend this beer with some desert after supper.

Photo of match1112
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: two fingers worth of thick and creamy white head, looks like whipped egg whites, sit atop a cloudy straw colored body. not much lacing, but retention is outstanding. a thin yet thick cap is left for the remainder of the drink.

s: pepper and clove lead the way. some bananna and citrus fruits are hidden behind a well rounded yeast presence.

t: if i was given this in a blind taste i would of guesed it was a saison at first. lots of spice and yeast with a nicely rounded malt base. theres something else i cant quite place on the finish, it leaves a cinammon/ nutmeg flavor behind, but not sure what it is.

m: rich and creamy, full body, maybe a touch too much carbonation. nice long spicy dry finish that leaves the taste buds wanting more.

o: excellent beer, if all triples were this good i would drink a lot more of them.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,725 ratings.