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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,826 Reviews
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Reviews: 2,826
Hads: 9,300
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 515
Gots: 1,689 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw golden colored with a murky complexity that is impenetrable to light. Aroma is Belgian yeast,orange peel,and coriander. The flavor is a blend of orange peel,coriander,and Belgian ale yeast. The mouth is moderately carbonated and crisp. (244 characters)

Photo of Bunman3
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautifully - cloudy gold in a glass with a substantial, frothy white head that lingers throughout. Yeasty nose - definitely leaning toward the blood orange spectrum for smell. This beer tastes delightful - akin to a freshly baked loaf of bread, but with a peppery and dry finish. The heavy alcohol content is well hidden and this beer sneaks up on you. This would be a delightful beer to pair with a Christmas ham, which is exactly what I plan to do. (457 characters)

Photo of remy28
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The end of the world...a solid non Trappist tripel. It as good as it is ubiquitous, meaning it is the everyday tripel (if there can be such a thing). Heavy taste of banana and clove, mouth-feel is nearly perfect. Drank in the past, drinking now, and will drink in the future; not a perfect beer but a damn good one. (318 characters)

Photo of constantine_272
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great. Nice bright vibrant golden color. Big pillowy frothy white head.

Smells zippy and citrusy. With a rich gaminess of mushrooms and maybe even fresh eggs. Some coriander is definitely present.

The smell deceives the taste as the spice and gaminess yields to more of a bread yeast flavor. Earthy richness rounds out the yeast and the finish is surprisingly salty. Frankly the bread yeast is a bit too bold.

Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. Quite viscous and a big filling beer. Saltiness again adds to dryness.

This is a nice example of a triple considering it is actually Canadian. I'm curious where the yeast came from. Overall it might have been a tad too yeasty which took away from some of the drinkability. (723 characters)

Photo of KidDoc
4/5  rDev -7.2%

12 oz poured into Sam Adams glass. BB date 12/2016, poured a dense gold color with fluffy white head. Minimal head retention with virtually no lacing. Very effervescent maintaining a 1/4 inch head throughout. Kind of a sour bready aroma. Taste was a bit more sour than I expected and lingered on the tongue. Nice round mouthfeel and well-hidden alcohol. It is a well-crafted beer but I don't understand this as the highest rated Tripel. (442 characters)

Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass

Appearance: pours a thick, hearty white head that falls very slowly with some mild lacing. Color is an extremely cloudy light orange with plenty of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: banana, cloves, vanilla, grass and floral aromas with some sweet bread as well.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, frothy, with a slightly wet finish and some alcohol burn.

Flavor: lots of spice (mainly cloves & cinnamon), a bit of banana, bread dough akin to a sweet roll, some mild hops for balance.

Overall: An outstanding brew that I have enjoyed many times past and will continue into the future. (627 characters)

Photo of KSHunt
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

A huge foamy head appears above a straw colored liquid. Lace stays throughout the entire drink. A solid smell is followed by a tremendous taste, with a definite alcohol taste coming through at the very end. A tremendous beer! (225 characters)

Photo of ScioRevo
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

I am no expert. This ale is very carbonated, small bubbles, light amber like a highly carbonated wheat beer. Lots of deep, light flavors, fruit and spice. These flavors are what I characterize as barleywine, very alcoholic. Tasty and entertaining. Sweet. (258 characters)

Photo of Mlkluther
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of light fluffy head that lingers.

Nose has pepper, spice, the Unibroue characteristic yeast, banana, cloves.

Taste follows nose. Powerful beer! Finishes dry.

The beer has multiple layers and is a real experience. One of the best available from Canada. (296 characters)

Photo of Pithy756
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Appearance: Pours nice golden color. 3 inch bubbly white head. Light effervescence. Slightly opaque. Head dissipates slowly.
Aroma: Strong fruit & malt
Flavor: Fruity with a spicy back end. Can't discern any individual fruit
Mouthfeel: Light body, frothy
Overall: Good beer, pairs nicely with spicy & Italian food (313 characters)

Photo of fscottkey
3.69/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [4.00] The beer is straw yellow with a 1 finger white head. The bubbles on the head are tight but dissipate quickly. Even after the head is gone there is great coating and lacing on the glass. The bottle lists the ABV (9.0%) and the best by date (not sure if it is April 12 or Dec 4th 2016)

S: [3.00] Wheat and yeast. Some alcohol.

T: [4.00] Out of the fridge - very typical Belgian wheat flavor. There is a wheat and yeast flavor and not much else. There is a slight taste of alcohol - it is not completely hidden. As the beer warms the sweetness of the malt comes out. The wheat and yeast flavors subside there are hints of bubble gum and banana. It becomes much more enjoyable. It is a totally different beer when it is warm. Really desirable.

M: [3.75] Nice carbonation level - feels rich on the tongue.

O: [3.75] Out of the gate this was a typical yeasty mess. But as it warmed the body and flavor came out. It was really enjoyable. I'd like to age a few of these and see how they change. This is a really good brew. The alcohol isn't totally hidden - but that is okay. The taste migrates away from the wheat/yeast bomb and has complex tones of banana and bubble gum. (1,196 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated BB 02-05-17 at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma of yeast phenolics, fruity
Head average (4 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of various size bubbles
Body medium orange, cloudy (Bottle conditioned)
Flavor begins slightly sweet with fruity yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25 (483 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into goblet

Hazy golden yellow with solid white foam cap

Aroma of yeast , banana ,


Well balanced , excellent

Sudsy

Great beer , grab it when available (173 characters)

Photo of kevofficiel
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The world ending !! wait what ? (la fin du monde) beer review.
the look of it. typical to the Uniboue. Nice orange light golden color. Lots of carbonation.
The smell of it, Really nice you can compare to the blanche of the Chambly but with more rust on it. Very pleasant. Its strong but at he same smooth on the nose.
Now the taste of it. Fantastic, no word to that. On the right temperature with that right glasse, its fabulous. Its a peace of art. You don t drink that beer like a regular Budweiser or Molson or Coors. It as flavour, goes down so easily. Its wonderful. This is one of my favorite beer and will stays forever like that.
So overall would I recommend it ? You know it and you know my answer. You have to give it a try at least once in your life. This is a beer on the top really hard to fins an other like this one. That rust and that burn due to that 9% ABV is to present for me but still what a beer man ! (924 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice from a 750. Best before 5/10/17.

Color is light hazy gold with a one finger white head. Good retention and lacing.
Smell is yeast, cloves, medicinal in a good way. Some light fruits.
Flavor is big for a tripel. - sweet, spicy and fruity. Hides the ABV well. Builds to a cider like flavor before finishing with a mild hop bitterness. Really nice.
Body is light and smooth with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall, a really good tripel. I've had the fortune of trying several tripels while in Belgium, and this ranks up there with the best of them. (583 characters)

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

APPEARANCE - Opaque amber with a 4-finger head that lasts. A bit of lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, malty, fruity, herbaceous.

TASTE - Hoppy, piney, herbaceous, a little sweet. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A bit of carbonation.

VALUE - Import price -- but it's only Canada!

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very quaffable. (330 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%

Light as a dream; as if life were serene. Tender Belgian yeasts like s first kiss (as if you'd ever forget). Light and airy, Lindbergh-esqe almost scary. So nice, so real, so very dry and ideal. (194 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 3/28/2017. Pours lightly hazy deep golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, apricot, pineapple, orange peel, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, apricot, pineapple, orange zest, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon. pear, apple, apricot, pineapple, orange zest, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Insane complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a pretty much perfect yeast/spice/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly/dry mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a world class tripel style. All around insane complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. An absolutely amazing offering. (1,644 characters)

Photo of yannimou
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%

Pours a hazy deep straw color. Smells sweet, earthy, yeasty, spicy, and aromatic. The flavors in this beer are so well balanced and the alcohol is so well hidden. Strong wheat flavors and sweet belgian candy sugars are cut by an overall fruity dryness in the beer. The carbonation is strong. I cannot express how easy and enjoyable this beer is to drink. (356 characters)

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler, this fine tripel from Unibroue pours a yellow straw like color with a moderate white bubbled head of quickly dissipating bubbles that leaves a fine ring of foam. The lacing is very light in growler form as compared to the bottle. Nose of apples, light white pepper, coriander, and sweet Belgian candy sugars. Flavors are up front sweet candy sugar to the front and sides, light tartness of apple to the back, with a hint of white pepper and coriander in the aftertaste. Light and crisp mouthfeel with moderate syrupy characteristics. A fantastic Belgian style tripel brewed by our friends to the north.
Most excellent.
Cheers! (656 characters)

Photo of SSharma
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

I was introduced to Unibroue on my first visit to Montreal in 2012. La Fin Du Monde is a fine example of what they have to offer. This is a heavier, strong beer yet very smooth to drink. It has a complex flavour which is difficult for me to describe. (253 characters)

Photo of Samp01
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a medium white lasting fluffy head. mild lacing. Aroma is of sweet spicy fruit, Belgian yeast, some notes of citrus and banana, some biscuit malt as well. Taste is same as aroma with a good spiced hops bitterness. A medium body, with lively carbonation, almost champagne like. The finish is a combination of sweet spiced fruit, Belgian yeast, biscuit malt with spicy hops bitterness on the end for balance. This brew has some nice champagne like effervescence. Overall a very good, delightful, and tasty brew. very nice. (554 characters)

Photo of Roxie_B
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Appearance: Translucent blonde with a fluffy white head
Smell: Earthy with some banana and floral notes
Taste: Honey sweetness, pilsner hops, bananas and floral tastes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly warming. (243 characters)

Photo of Tsull123
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%

This is great beer.

I really wished i had reached for this instead of Molson XXX on my Senior class trip to Montreal in '99. I had a Molson XXX and swore i'd never have another "Gasoline and piss frenchie beer" for the rest of my life.

It's almost sessionable at 9% in my opinion. The aftertaste is hanging around a bit much, and there's a warming in my far lower abdomen, but other than that this goes down EXCEPTIONALLY smooth. (431 characters)

Photo of MrWilliams
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured easy from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: 4.5) Even with an easy pour a good two finger head, off white, thin and foamy, quickly dissipated. Had to pour in several steps to allow the head to recede. Color is liquid gold opaque enough that I could not see through it, but when held to the light gave a pleasant glow. Bubbles race up the sides from first pour to middle of the glass.
S: 4.0) Smell like a good Wit. Bananas and bread with a bit of spice on the follow through. There' s more fruit in there but at the moment I can't quite pick it out ( damn sinus infection) apples perhaps or pears.
M: 3.75) Fair to middlin', an abundance of carbonation makes this beer feel light and airy. But after letting it sit on the tongue for a moment it thickens a bit.
T: 4.75) As the nose suggest bread, bananas and spice dominate. With sweet and tart green apples on the finish. After swallowing bananas and bread remain in the aftertaste for some time. The 9% ABV is undetectable to my tastes.
O: 4.5) Truly excellent. A bit more carbonation than what I prefer, but that is my only gripe. Yet another excellent brew from Unibroue that is suitable for all weather and/or occasions. (1,190 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,826 ratings.