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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,934 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,934
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 432
Gots: 1,348 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Yoonisaykul
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.

Photo of nkeckhar
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of jcb7472
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kyle86
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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!

Photo of theghost3
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.

Photo of poppyjohn
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Pillowburn
2/5  rDev -53.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of AKuehn47
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BDIMike
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great beer! I tried this at a beef fest about six months ago and really liked it. I saw this on the menu last night and couldn't wait to try it in a much larger quantity. It didn't disappoint. Very nice pour with a perfect smell for a belgian pale. Tastes delicious and was smooth the whole way down...

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Cloudy golden orange, with a substantial white head fading out to lacing.

S - Big nose of yeast, with breadiness and mild spicy fruits, both apple and cloves.

T - The nose comes through with fruity sweetness and spicy notes, allspice and cloves, apple and pears. The middle is bread, mostly in the form of a yeasty dinner roll. Close is mild sourness, with more fruit and spice.

M - Smooth and full, crisp and clean, hiding the serious ABV underlying this fine brew.

O - Definitely lives up to the reputation as a world-class tripel. A delicious effort, full of flavor.

Photo of beertaster13
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous crisp golden with a monsterous head that will rise from the glass. The smell is of banana yeast and butter cups. A nice buttered bread with honey tones. The taste is a banana spice with a nice sweet banana breat nutty finish. A well rounded explosive beer. Very nice.

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

Best before 10-02-11 printed on back label. This gem has been stored in my 50F dark, cement floor, cinder block cellar for about a year now. CANNOT believe I haven't formally reviewed thi sbrew yet. I've enjoyed this offering from Unibrew for many years now.

Poured into my Chimay chalice - stirred yeast and all. The audibly fizzy bright white head starts loose and lumpy, then settles to a thin-edged perimeter with a convex mound in the center. The dirty orange colored brew is alive with carbonation. Fine and boisterous bubble action is making me salivate. Drooping lines and splotches of lace sporadically present.

Such a succulent and yeasty smelling ale. Tons of creme fresh notes. Mostly sweet, with just a touch of yeasty-tart tinge. A fresh bouquet of vanilla and fresh sourdough bread is prevalent. Reminds me of vanilla (batter & frosting) birthday cake. Upon smelling this for a few minutes, I do feel like it's my special day.

Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm. And Mmmm. The scent purely and accurately translates into the flavor. A hint of white pepper from the belgian yeast cloaks any discernible alcohol notes. The yeasty sourness is restrained enough to not take center stage, but does provide a perfect balance to this luscious, sweet elixir. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with the perfect amount of ultra fine and tongue tingling carbonation. It coats and penetrates all surfaces and crevices in the mouth, giving life to everything it touches. The finish is slightly spicy and a tad dry.

Drinkability is PERFECT. The 9% ABV is very deceiving and could prove weighty if over indulged. Good thing I'm nursing this 12 oz. bottle.

Canada does Belgium proud with their masterful rendition of a Triple. I prefer this to many Belgian offering, as a matter of fact. The softness. The sweet warmth. The marvel. World class in my book.

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde is a hazy peach color with a beautiful 3" white rocky head. The head has great retention and settles down to a cap after a while. Nice lacing.

Aroma -- Floral and light perfume. Tangerine/pear. Spice. Slightest bit of skunk.

Taste -- Delicate fruit flavor of tangerine and apricot. Flash of tangy sour citrus. Powdery yeast. Pepper/spice. Light bitter bite in finish. Alcohol not too evident in flavor.

Mouthfeel -- Soft mouthfeel. Dry. Lots of good carbonation. Very champagne-like.

Drinkability -- Nice beer. Good drinkability. No more than one .750 every once in a while. Watch out for that abv. Unibroue is top notch!

Photo of Erdinger2003
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle with a picture of one state of Canada.

Appearance is nice with a big head that falls very thin and just barely breaks, and it has a good lacing.The color is light gold to brown with hints of orange.

Smell has orange, banana-almost like a hefeweizen, apple.

Taste is light and hard to identify at first. It has cloves, orange and banana are very apparant and fruity. Very light in body and warming to the insides.

Mouthfeel isn't very well carbonated and is a bit watery, still somehow very appealing.

I like this and will look for another bottle, hopefully fresher.

Photo of ChrisCage
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

A- This is the 1st tripel I've ever had and right off the bat, I'm impressed with the 750ml bottle, and the cork top plus wire that's holding it down. The cork popped once taken out, like a semi-sparkling wine...great so far. I soft poured on an angle into my glass and only filled about half way due to the impressive foamy white head that kept swelling. The coloring is a hazy amber/off orange with some noticable carbonation. This looks like a real winner!

S- This is very complex! First thing I noticed was a rich yeasty aroma, like fresh bread with melted butter on it. There's definately some baking spices in there as well, plus flowery alcohol aromas, some nuttiness, lots of malt and even some tropical fruits. Every whiff brings something different to the table on this one!

T- Again, many different flavors come to life in this. First thing that I notice is the spiciness of the beer. Reminds me somewhat of gingerbread cookies. I tasted the tropical fruits, and even some tart citrus notes. Once through these tastes, the maltiness of the brew comes to life, especially in the finish, along with some balanced hops and there is a heavy yeasty flavor that I detected. Great stuff!

M- I have to agree with a previous review in the fact that this beer seems to get a fuller body the more it is enjoyed. I noticed as I made my second pour that the consistancy was thicker than the first. The first half is much more bubbly and the second half is very creamy on the palate....I like it more the longer I'm drinking it.

D- I've decided that this is a very near perfect beer, but it is full bodied....that and the fact that I had 3/4 of a litre and I've had as much as I can handle for a night. This would definately be enjoyable with an old cheddar cheese. I recommend this beer for anyone who truly enjoys the finer brews in life and think this would be a great beer to celebrate with! With that said though, this beer is, in my opinion, a sipping beer and a single bottle would suffice for an entire evening.

Photo of bruindre
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Chimay chalice. Pours a hazy goldish color with a huge white head that takes nearly the entire time to drink to fully dissapate. Lacing is great on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is wonderful! Great musty Belgian yeast aromas with lots of citrus notes and toasted malts...some lighter crisp fruits too; grapefruit maybe...pear? Who cares...great aroma. Very faint booze smell.

Flavor is also great...sweet, tangy...perfect carnonation. Lot's of citrus and honey to counter balance eachother. Musty grapefruit flavors, Belgian yeast...finishes slightly dry.

Mouthfeel is slightly complex and full bodied for a Belgian Tripel. Carbonation is perfect. This beer is definitely a room temp beer. Wonderful!

Photo of lilnicky068
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,934 ratings.