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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,917 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,917
Reviews: 2,792
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 428
Gots: 1,332 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of BobZ
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml 11.2 Oz. bottle. Poured into a Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Beautiful amber, rich head, excellent lacing.

Smell: Fragrant tripel, both sweetness and spice, (maybe a note of citrus) complexity is apparent.

Taste: Very rich tripel, deep flavor explosion sweet, spicy, & a hint of bitterness. Perfectly crafted and perfectly balanced, alcohol is so well masked it's practically non-existent.

Mouth feel: Well carbonated, unbelievably smooth.

Drinkability: Dangerous, goes down in seconds could drink it all night, of-course at 9% ABV a face-plant may be in the offing.

In my opinion, Unibroue is the only North American brewery that can come close to matching the Belgian flavor profile. They simply have figured it out. La terrible & Trois Pistoles are excellent (as is Blanche du Chambly) but Fin Du Monde is the crown jewel of what they do.

Excellent beer a "must have on hand" year round.

Photo of thedoubler55
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Glass

A: Beautiful beer, light orange tan, very nice 2 finger head and lacing all around the glass as your drink this goodness

S: Smell of spring, and good ripe fruits, peaches, pineapple, grapes

M: Great Carbonation and somewhat creamy mouthfeel

T: Same as smell, very pretty tasting, lots of ripe fruits strong hints of pineapple and some type of spice

D: Amazing beer, my favorite triple so far! Will definitely be storing some in the cellar.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Quaffer
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer had the color of honey as it sat in the tulip glass. When it was held up to the light, it was a hazy, pale yellow. The head rose up big, almost exploding when I roughened up the pour, even a little bit. It was stark white and fairly coarse. It became a little rocky as it dissipated (which it did rather quickly), but not as much as its true Belgian cousins usually do. A thin layer of bubbles remained capping the liquid for the entire drink, due to the fairly strong bead.

Smell: The aromas of spice and alcohol dominated the air above this beer. The alcohol component was very round and pleasant. Not at all harsh like other light beers with this high of an alcohol content. Along with the aforementioned aromas was a fruitiness (mainly banana, lemon, and orange) as well as notes of raw grains and grass.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied with a very smooth feel up in the front of the mouth. As it slid back on the tounge, it picked up just the right amount of carbonation tickle. The alcohol also contributed to some of the tingle in the back of the mouth.

Taste: There were a ton of different flavors going on in this brew, though for the most part, they were rather subdued. The very first flavors upfront were those of sweet grasses and malt. These were quickly joined by a sharp spiciness that was reminiscent of both cloves and white pepper. Some apple kicked in at this time as well, which ended up developing into a banana sweetness as it continued into the finish. The finish became a combination of both dry and slightly sour. Almost tannic, but in a good way. There was some alcohol in the aftertaste, but not very much; this beer did a great job of hiding that 9% abv.

There was a good amount of yeast on the finish of this brew, even when decanted off the dregs. But toward the end of my drink, I swirled the bottle and added all the "good stuff" to the glass. This caused the aroma to be completely dominated by yeast, but had a surprisingly small effect on the taste. The flavor softened up a bit, and there was a little more yeast on the finish, but that was all.

This is my first time with this beer, and only the second that I have tried from Unibroue. (They don't distribute to Kansas, surprise, surprise). A very good, very solid beer. I was surprised that some of its characteristics came across as being almost wheat-like in nature.

This brew goes down way too easily for a beer of this strength. This one could jump up and bite you in a hurry.

A big thanks to noclueaboutbeer for hauling this one out to Kansas all the way from Connecticut.

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4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy fuzzy peach yellow with a large big-bubbled head. Smell is spicy, touch of ginger, citrus rind and Belgian yeast. Taste is dry, oh so arid, with rind and zest kicking in, the finish is long and hits like allspice, coriander, and some essence of clove. Mouthfeel is full on the top of the palate but dry underneath, very complex and satisfying. Dangerously drinkable at 9% ABV. This is a choice replacement for an aperitif cocktail or a dry wine. Next cocktail party, offer up a taste of this to your guests. They'll thank you.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a very cloudy, hefe like color, with a big sparkly white head. has tons of carbonation, it laces quite a bit as well. smells alot like a hefe as well. but with a more predominate alcohol scent. the taste is awesome, smooth and flavorful. has a slight spicyness to it with a fruity taste too. very complex. has a good mouthfeel to it, but it is very drinkable, just fantastic beer all around, a real treat. a world class beer

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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A Quebec classic. 750ml bottle into my brassin d'hiver tulip.

A- Dirty peach. Very hazy. Settled head is a good half inch thick. It's a little off-white and holds together like a gelatin. Lots of little bubbles rising all over the place. Continuous lacing from the top to the bottom of the glass.

S- You can definitely smell the carbonation in this. Great fruit smell. Orange, Peach, Passion fruit. The yeast in this gives a great aroma.

T- Enters the mouth with some sweet vanilla cream. Some carrot/orange cocktail. A bit salty. Leaves with mango. Clove. Really getting a mango after-taste with some clove bitterness.

M- Full bodied but light. Lots of carbonation. You could choke if you take too big of a sip and have it foam up in your mouth.

D- High. It just tastes so good. The mouthfeel just might be perfect and the alcohol taste has just enough presence.

Superb. You can stock up on this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

La Fin Du Monde is "The End of the World" in French.

12 oz bottle Served at cellar temp around 55F in a wine glass.

A: Golden color, slightly cloudy, large head, gong retention and sticky lacing.

S: Pleasant fruit and spice aromas of banana, cloves, no one aroma is overpowering. Very enjoyable aroma. Much less coriander aroma than in most triples, the banana and cloves aromas are also subdued.

T: Begins with pleasant sweet malt, middle is fruit esters from Belgian yeast, finishes with a slight warming and mild bitter finish with spices lingering for a slightly dry finish. ABV well hidden. Flavors increase as it warms.

M: Medium body, very high carbonation - but not too high for the style.

O: An everyday Tripel. Very good, very drinkable, abv hidden very well. My go to Tripel. Very affordable for the style. Not as complex or interesting as some Trappist ales from Belgium - this one is made by everyday brewers, not by monks, but this is very good and about the same price as a "premium domestic". Definitely my favorite Tripel in this price point and I like the simplicity of it.

These are bottle conditioned with high abv so could be cellar-ed. Weather they improve with age is unknown to me although the Unibroue website claims its best after 3 years in the cellar.

Photo of BeerAngel
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow/amber color with a 2 finger pure white head that dissipates displaying large soap-like bubbles. The smell is a pleasant fruity hoppy smell. Similar in taste fruit-wise as some of the lower ranked Unibroue products, but the hop bitterness helps this brew. I don't like this as well as Trois Pistoles, but it is still a little better than good. Still a nice experience. A votre sante!

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3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is impressive--thick, champagne-like head with a cloudy gold color that seems to glow. It smells strongly of yeast, apples & cloves with hints of vanilla & spices, somewhat grassy. The taste is less apparent than the smell,--rather spicey, fruity, very little alcohol taste. Mouthfeel is crisp, strongly acidic. This is a drinkable beer that covers the high ABV almost too well, so pace yourself.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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2/5  rDev -53.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,917 ratings.