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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,092 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7092
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Big_Beers

Idaho

3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A big medicinal and sour fruit nose

Taste also is much the same....Acid malt and spicy

Overall I was impressed with the the lack of alcohol in the taste for such a big beer. Not as complex to my palate

As far as style i have it scored pretty well. The white wine of beer

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 03:29:11 | More by Big_Beers
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sillygirl8

California

2.68/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I wish I liked it more…I really really want to like it…I just don't that much. Everyone seems to rave about it. I have tried it numerous times, each time thinking it will be different, but its the same…I just don't see or taste the hype. Maybe if I travel to Canada, it would be better.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 22:23:24 | More by sillygirl8
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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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rangerred

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a hazy medium orange with a huge four finger billowy head. It takes quite a while for the head to settle down in order to fill up the glass. Really impressive head retention and lacing.

Aroma is very fruity and spicy with orange peel and some coriander. Maybe even a touch of clove and pineapple thrown in there. Very nice.

The flavor continues the characteristics found in the aroma but there is an addition of a quick shot of caramel up front. A big rush of orange peel follows with some clove and banana. There is a moderate dryness towards the finish and the finish is fairly clean. Alcohol is completely hidden.

Overall, this is a very nice Tripel. Probably not the best I have ever had but it is up there. I would say this is the best non-Belgian example of the style I have come across.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:02:05 | More by rangerred
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eclipse54

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color with voluminous eggshell-colored head comprised of small bubbles; moderate retention with minimal lacing. The aroma is of lemon and orange citrus, white pepper, faint straw/hay, and grass. Quite the emphasis on the citrus. The taste begins with similar citrus, but almost immediately gives way to a rush of funk and clove. There is some white pepper, straw, grass, and another appearance of lemon zest on the finish. Great belgian yeast flavor throughout. Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and refreshing, but does have a bit of a sticky, resinous finish. Overall, this is a very well done and traditional tripel that is very drinkable. The alcohol is completely hidden behind a nice, complementary bouquet of refreshing flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:28:56 | More by eclipse54
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dank203

New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

absolutely incredible. and especially for 9 abv. has all the earthy, banana type characters but the thing I love about this is the lemon juice that shines through. exquisite balance drinkability sweetness tartness and bitterness, rich feel, a big sugary. its just really nice

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 23:58:51 | More by dank203
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. BB 03-15-16.

A: Cloudy, golden yellow body. 1+ finger of white head with ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Fruity Belgian yeast with a touch of funk. A smorgasbord of fresh fruit notes, including peach, apricot, pear, berry, pineapple, banana and orange. Coriander and light clove. Vanilla. Black & white pepper. Biscuit. Something new every time you put your nose in the glass.

T: Slightly spicy, fruit-forward opening. Leads into a mild balancing hop and a fairly dry finish. Spice and carbonation tingle linger in the aftertaste along with fruit and pepper. Bold, robust flavor.

M: Crisp with a moderate to high carbonation. Moderate body with a creamy, yet effervescent feel.

O: Tripel meets wit. New layers of flavors and scents arise with each trip to the glass. Really meshed well with some spicy pork chili. Can't say it's the best tripel that I've ever had, but I'm very hard pressed to name one better out of North America.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 00:28:46 | More by fourstringer
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Dsimenson

California

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner. It hazy a hazy unfiltered amber color that I like. There is so much carbonation rising for the first couple minutes that it looks like an underwater volcano. Nice persistent lacing. The aroma is lemon, a bit nutty, and a bit too yeasty for my tastes. The flavor is rich, grain and mild hops, nutty, yeasty, and a bit herbal--like Ricola cough drops. Mouth feel is thick and creamy. This is a style of ale that I am not familiar with. I see so many if you rating this ale very high, and saying it is a perfect example of a tripel. I think my rating is influenced by my limited experience with and understanding of this style. Certainly very good, to most everyone else, outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 23:27:35 | More by Dsimenson
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CWO

Pennsylvania

4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my absolute favorite beers ! Refreshing with little citric or hoppy feel or taste. Pairs well with most foods, especially spicy dishes. We may have to keep Bieber following the 2014 Olympics, but I'll take that deal any day as long as we get to keep this great beer at our doorstep!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 13:12:07 | More by CWO
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JCNY

New York

4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers period. Best if poured into a glass and aired out for a moment. Powerful at about 9% abv, yet tastes like blissful candy without losing the beer characteristic. It must be the delicate blend of fruit and spice.

Labeling is perfect and the name means the End of the World. If we were facing the end of the world, this would be in one hand. In the other hand...

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 20:10:28 | More by JCNY
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:30:02 | More by gr0g
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ranger7

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber into a chalice.

A: Hazy and cloudy. Gold colored. Thin white head with appropriate carbonation.

S: Grapefruit, grain, with a hint of citrus.

T: Good and strong. Some spice with a fair amount of alcohol. Dry finish.

M: Smooth, easy to drink.

O: This is as perfect a Tripel as I've had. One of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 20:42:20 | More by ranger7
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Scrylol

Alberta (Canada)

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

Pours a two finger white head, lots of lacing, beautiful orange colored body, I can see all the carbonation rising to the top. Gorgeous.

Sweet orange candy, tropical notes, citrus on the nose, fresh orange. Slight pine aroma as well. Hard to describe but they all go together so well.

Bit of spice with tropical fruit and citrus notes on the tongue. Rather mild bitter taste, and pretty nice balanced. Refreshing taste. Bit of piney and earthy notes on the tongue. Leaves a dry citrusy-like aftertaste. For a 9% ABV, the alcohol is hidden very well.

Medium body with lively amounts of carbonation.

Really good Tripel from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 08:49:38 | More by Scrylol
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured 750ml bottle dated drink before 5/16/15 into Chimay snifter

A-Pours a semi-cloudy golden color. Nice white head that thins down fast but lasts till end. Lacing on glass.

S-Aroma is classic Belgian. Yeasty, floral and ripe banana.

T-Taste is malt, banana, bready, citrus (lemon). Were it is differant is the finish is not as strong in alcohol than most in this style. A little nutty with some lingering yeast.

M-great mouthfeel medium balance, good carbonation and nice clean dry finish

O-overall this a great triple. My first drink by Unibroue, I want to try more others

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 00:11:18 | More by reebtaerG
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dar482

New York

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in an extremely cloud deep golden orange, marigold with a big bubbly white head.

The aroma is extremely fruit forward. Pineapple, banana, mangoes, oranges, tangerines. It’s a very sweet fruitiness.

The flavor follows with dried pineapple and mangoes. It continues with some citrus peel, bananas, and clove. A caramel malt sweetness in the middle. The finish has some fruity sweetness and a hint of that spiciness. Alcohol is absolutely hidden.

The body has a champagne amount of carbonation. Tons of carbonation with a medium mouthfeel.

The fruitiness pairs beautifully with a sharp cheddar.

An extremely sweet beer for the style, but it is made up for how beautiful fruity this beer is. One of the best beers in the style.

(I had this blind taste tested with Westmalle and Chimay. This was first. One of the best tripels I’ve had. This is where you want to be if you want sweet and fruitiness for tripels. For more dry and vinous, Westmalle, Long Strange Tripel, and some others is where it's at.)

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 05:08:37 | More by dar482
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Redneckwine

Washington

4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz cold bottle into pint glass, unintelligible date code

Appearance - Hazy dark golden, 1.5 finger head recedes to thin foam cap and stays, decent lacing, looks enticing.

Smell - Just amazingly harmonius with fruity, yeasty, spicy goodness aplenty! It's got a unique smell to me... sweet bubblegum or something, but light and airy. Delicious.

Feel/Taste - Lively carb, tingly, full body but carb makes it seem much lighter. Where is the alcohol here? Very well hidden. Taste follows the nose perfectly with fruity yeast, spicy coriander, and relatively light bready malt. Alcohol becomes just feintly apparant as it warms, and finishes just off dry.

Overall - Delicious. This stuff is dangerously easy to drink with the 9% ABV hardly there. I haven't had a great deal of tripels, but this is easily the best so far. The flavor and body is just so harmonious.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 21:28:42 | More by Redneckwine
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slight hazy gold, good carbonation, huge head.

Smell: Yeasty, white grape.

Taste: Sweet, yeasty, grapes. A bit of bubblegum sweetness. Somewhat dry finish.

Overall: I was a big tripel fan when I first got into craft beers, and La Fin du Monde was a favorite. I noticed I never reviewed it, so picked up a bottle. My tastes have shifted over the years, so I wasn't as impressed, but this is still a high quality beer. I think the bottle may have been a year or two old, which may have subdued some of the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 18:33:04 | More by Mdog
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle to a chalice.

A: straw colored with a slight haze, the beer pours with a nice fluffy head in the chalice which breaks down leaving small caps of foam.

S: the aroma is spices such as coriander and yeast (oh the Unibroue yeast) up front followed by some nice banana and other fruits.

T: follows the nose. There is a maltiness that also comes through but not overpowering. It's the yeast and spice that make this enjoyable.

M: higher carbonation with a medium to heavy body.

O: this is just an enjoyable beer. I have an admitted weak spot for the Unibroue yeast profile so I really like this beer. This is a beer to be super and enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 17:41:10 | More by polloenfuego
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MaximalC

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent golden honey color with a healthy cap of luxurious white foam. The aroma is light and fruity, smelling of clove, bubblegum, and Belgian yeast. Strands of lacing adorn the glass like streams of garland.

On the flavor front, the malt character is crackery with a touch of honeyed sweetness. This is offset by spices, featuring clove, and the ample zest of the yeast. The bubblegum alluded to by the nose also manifests in the taste, while a kiss of alcoholic warmth emerges in the finish. The mouthfeel is absolutely sublime; rich, velvety, and smooth, it affords the perfect complement to the flavor profile.

I tried this years ago and, for whatever reason, I found it to be the least impressive of the Unibroue brews. Upon revisiting, I have to say, this is damn good. Not groundbreaking in any sense, but just a really good all-around golden ale with great balance and a luxurious mouthfeel. It's crisp enough to be refreshing in the summertime, but it also has enough warmth to be appropriate in colder months as well. Another winning effort from the Unibroue crew.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 02:19:36 | More by MaximalC
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silverblaze540

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The bottle overflowed when opened. Amber color; darker at the top, yellowish at the bottom. Poured with a thick head that dissipates quickly. Almost translucent at bottom, but very opaque at top. The carbonation is very active, and no sediment is visible.

Smell - Smell passes fairly quickly. Very malty. There is a slightly sour, and slightly citrus smell.

Taste - Very malty, with almost no bitterness. Smooth taste with good balance. A strong hint of something fruity. Mild aftertaste.

Mouth feel- Heavy, with slight alcohol burn. Medium to high carbonation.

Overall - Tasty! I like the lack of bitterness and the maltiness. The color makes it almost look less tasty, maybe because I am used to liking darker beers, but the taste is really good. It is a pretty heavy beer, so I wouldn't drink it fast. The only thing is that it almost tastes like it is missing something. Maybe a bit more spice? Still, a really nice beer, especially for the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 04:07:30 | More by silverblaze540
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BrewUSA

Ohio

4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Look 10/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 39/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 94/100

La Fin Du Monde is a tripel with a big 9% ABV. Great balance of spice, butter and citrus. Easy enough to drink that if your not careful, it could get in trouble. One of the finest Belgium doubles I've ever tasted. Near perfect~

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 04:26:25 | More by BrewUSA
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy yellow color with a nice head.
Aroma: Beer has an orange with coriander spice aroma.
Flavor: Spicy orange flavor, with a bitter finish. Medium bodied with fuzzy full carbonation.
Overall: Unlike traditional Tripels with their ubitiqtious lemony citrus aroma and flavor, this beer is brew has the taste of orange. This beer taste like a descent Witbier.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 23:49:39 | More by Mike_Moe
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kaplunk02

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Nice golden amber and a big, white head with good retention and lacing.

S: Coriander up front with banana and sweet, maybe fruity, smells.

T: Along with the aroma there's coriander and bananas but also very wheaty. Almost grassy.

M: Very smooth considering the 9% ABV. Its almost watery but the texture and carbonation support the heavy flavors and alcohol quite well.

O: This is one of my favorites. It is very flavorful and yet balanced. Exactly what I look for in a trippel.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 04:01:52 | More by kaplunk02
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow, solid lacing with 10% clarity. pours a healthy two finger head and reduces but sits for a while.
S: bread, ripe banana, coriander, unidentified sweetness
T: Coriander again on the profile with a processed sugar sweetness and musty belgium yeast that you would expect
M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel and carbonation
O: This is probably the best example of a true Belgium Tripel I have enjoyed. Nothing too bold or odd but if you are looking to try the pure profile this is your best bet.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 14:50:42 | More by SavvyStudent
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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