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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,603 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,603
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 380
Gots: 1,083 | FT: 19
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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Photo of vickersspitfire
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter; it had a thick off white head about three fingers wide that was very bubbly with some lacing as well; the body itself is a hazy light golden/brownish color and has some good carbonation going on as well. It has a strong sweet aroma with lots a citrus smells like lemons and oranges. It has a good semi crisp feel on the tip of your tongue, it smooth overall with a medium body and leaves a faint hint a residue in your mouth. Its got a clean taste that's sweet and spicy and is followed up with a semi dry aftertaste with a little bit of bitterness in it.

vickersspitfire, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of PintOHops
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into a goblet.

Appearance/Smell - Appears a clouded golden/straw color with a massive head and decent retention. Attractive tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen coming up the rim of the glass, and it leaves some broken & splashy lacing. Smells of a big semi sweet banana nose, hints of clove, corn husk, and orange zests. Some fruity grape & pair notes as well, and a very subtle buttery/toffee, as it warms, lots of alcoholic aroma pronounces itself well, sorta clouding most of the smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of a semi bright citrus note that hits the tongue first, and then washes away with a big corn husk/grainy/bisciuty flavor. Hints of banana, but not as strong as in the smell, orange zest notes seem to come between all flavors. Alcohol burn finishes this one as expected, and corn husk & banana notes seem to linger a bit. Mouthfeel has a firm bite of carbonation, along with a slightly smooth & silky feel, medium-full bodied but more so on the medium side.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - I'm not a big fan of Tripels, but I do appreciate them, this one was balanced well without being so alcoholic, overly bitey, and harsh, and the drinkability was great although the ABV is very high. I could easily put down a couple small goblets of this great brew on a cool day, I did however get a little tired of the flavors after a couple goblets, so I wouldn't really enjoy drinking anymore than that. Not much to say, if you enjoy this style than try this one, it's definitely the smoothest one Ive had so far.

PintOHops, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of fostachild
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle.

pours a cloudy, medium gold/yellow color. tons of foamy head, lasts forever.

smells very yeasty/wheaty. malt, citrus, bit of hops.

taste was awesome. tangy, sweet, spices in there. very well balanced and good carbonation.

overall great triple - very enjoyable.

fostachild, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of barflybastard
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

barflybastard, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of MightiestBeard
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

MightiestBeard, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Xandrose
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of MaxPowers
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

MaxPowers, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of goalie33
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into 13oz tulip glass.
A: Hazy straw gold in color with 1 finger of fizzy head that goes down to a thin layer coating the top of the beer.
S: Clove and spices, very similar to a hefeweizen without the banana.
T: The spiciness of the nose comes through in the taste with a hint of alcohol. This beer masks its 9% abv very well but you can tell that it is there.

goalie33, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of Goobastic
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Goobastic, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of cantfindme
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

cantfindme, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

JamesShoemaker, May 16, 2013
Photo of MaxOhle
3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

MaxOhle, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of HoustonTX
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Deep yellow/orange. Thick white head with some lacing.

Smell - Citrus, with hops present.

Taste - Nice and crisp. Heavy citrus at first, which turns into a nice wild untamed spice flavor, malty banana/backbone, with hop/alcohol bitter aftertaste. Goes down smooth for the ABV.

Mouthfeel - Pleasing and full.

Drinkability - Decent, as ABV is pretty well disguised.

Overall, a strong contender in the Belgian Strong Pale Ale category. I enjoy Duvel more, but this is definitely worth a try.

HoustonTX, May 10, 2006
Photo of TheTrevor
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a hazy golden color with a two-finger off-beige head that lasted a little while. The smell is complex and represents some of the best parts about the style. There is some coriander and clove along with some fruitiness including tangerine, lemon, and a bit of banana. The taste is the same as the smell, you can almost taste something new every sip but it always seems to fit together perfectly to be complex and delicious without being overpowering or cloyingly sweet. The mouthfeel is thick with some moderate carbonation. This is probably in the top three of my varieties of tripel, which is one of my favorite styles.

TheTrevor, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of DrIPA
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

DrIPA, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Jules11788
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Jules11788, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Hefewiseman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Hefewiseman, May 02, 2013
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 10, 2013
Photo of booga73
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

booga73, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of domtronzero
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes taken 9-22-07 at a beer tasting my friend and I put on.

A - Pastel light hazy yellow. Huge frothy white head. Long lasting head retention and lacing left all over the glass.

S - Fruity with caramel and malty sweetness. Alcohol smeel in the background.

T - Subdued grassy hops. Mostly banana and clove-like phenols with a nice subtle spice. Ethanol flavor noted in the finish.

M - Medium viscocity and slick. Tongue coating. A little alcohol dryness on the tongue.

D - Overall a good Belgian style ale. I enjoyed it and would probably buy more of these in the future.

domtronzero, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of miadw3
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

miadw3, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Jamstone714
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Alex5
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of KrisDLSmith
4.75/5  rDev +10%

KrisDLSmith, Jan 23, 2013
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,603 ratings.