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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,162 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,162
Reviews: 2,728
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 348
Gots: 889 | FT: 17
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 SykDoc
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Initial appearance of a cloudy golden ale with initial head that quickly disappears to a thin coat on top.
Primary aroma of fruits and some herbal/spicy scents that follow. You can also smell the yeast quite quickly.
The taste also compliments the aroma. You get a healthy taste of yeast with a fruity overlay of both apples and bananas. Although it is 9%, this seems to be well hidden by the fruity and spicy notes.
It has a reasonably crisp feeling in your mouth and is light bodied overall. Generally, I feel this is a good beer but a bit too much fruit for my palate.

SykDoc, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of tut2528
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

pours a pale orange, light tan color

smell: great balance of pepper, cloves, citrus fruits and floral notes. Complexity is minimal in the nose but very, very well balanced

taste: yeast, malt, a slight touch of lemons and orange peel are evident. there is a cream-like finish that is complemented by a peppery note making this beer extremely drinkable.

overall, this is a fantastic brew and i when i first tried this, i could not put the glass down. the alcohol is well hidden and it goes down very smooth.

tut2528, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of AaronBurr
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AaronBurr, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of JOrtt
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JOrtt, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
5/5  rDev +15.7%

This beer should be outlawed. It pours nice, leaves no sediment. No hint of the alcohol content in the first taste, last taste, or any taste in between. You can taste every ingrediate in it. It is crisp, light, and the best ale hands down. I found only one bar in town that serves it. I find myself there at least twice a week. Be warned! This is the crack of beers. All else will seem pale in comparison. They better have this in heaven.

bewareOFpenguin, Sep 27, 2002
Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

I cant believe its taken me this long to try this one. I've heard lifetimes about it.

The End of the World.... Here it goes...

Pours a cloudy, murky golden yellow color with an airy head.

The smell is malty with many fruity notes like peaches, apricots, plums, and bananas. Cloves and pepper as well.

It really has a rounded, flavorful, enjoyable taste. A boatload of spices are tossed into this one, meshed with peach/nectarine fruits. I notice similarities to some american wheat beers that I've tried. The high abv is hardly noticeable in the taste, but it warms in your stomach after a few sips. Not as dead-set hoppy as I expected, more sweet and fruity.

The mouthfeel is excellently textured, and this is very drinkable considering the abv.

It took me 24 years to find my first one of these, it probably wont take nearly as long to find the second one. Cheers!

jasonpeckins32, Jun 14, 2006
Photo of wspscott
4/5  rDev -7.4%

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: Huge head, even with a gentle pour I ended up with a 4 inch head and had to wait for it to settle a bit. Clear gold color, head is very white and thick. Surprisingly, there was no hint of lace after the huge head.

S: Has all of the "sweetness" of a belgian ale with slight hints of "spices"

T: Very little sign of the alcohol, this could be dangerous. Mostly cloves (maybe ginger) with some banana in the background.

M: Highly carbed, feels tingly on the tongue. Light but seems to linger if that makes any sense.

D: Very drinkable, goes down too easy. It is not heavy or filling at all, this could be a session beer if you had nowhere to go :) Highly recommended

wspscott, Aug 04, 2007
Photo of TommyW
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

A- Clear gold body with lots of bubbles going up through to form the tall white head.

S- Notes of rock sugar and spice jump out.

T- Steely mlat with some rock sugar sweetness mixed in. Very well balanced malt and hop level. Not as boozy as I expected from a 9% abv, but it does make a slightly dry finish.

M- Medium body and carbonation.

D- The perfect balance of this beer makes it extremely easy to drink for a beer with a higher abv. Not favorite triple, but this is still an amazing beer.

TommyW, Dec 20, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

core42, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Bubbalito
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Bubbalito, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Abe_Froman, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of MAUEX_MFA
5/5  rDev +15.7%

MAUEX_MFA, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of joeseppy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Nice cloudy golden hue pour. Fizzy head.

Smells yeasty. Prominent clove, coriander, and pepper.

Flavour pushes through of clove, coriander and pepper in the end. A mild bitterness. Bread and yeast more pronounced as beer comes up to room temperature.

Smooth, dry and crisp-medium carbonation. Flavours last.

Nothing to pick apart here. A really solid beer that can be enjoyed at anytime of year.

joeseppy, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Michigan
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Michigan, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ddedhed, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of russwilliam
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

russwilliam, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Jon
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

I tried a 750 mL corked bottle. This was my first Unibroue brew, and if it's any indication, it won't be my last. This was just a really good Belgian-style ale. It was a little tart with some warming alcohol (9% ABV) lying underneath. It reminded me a little of Duvel in that it hides that big alcohol content underneath a somewhat bittersweet taste and bubbly mouthfeel which just attacked my palate. This one worked well with teryaki marinated pork chops on the grill.

Jon, Aug 10, 2002
Photo of callmescraps
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%

It's been awhile, so it's time to revisit this well regarded tripel.

Appearance - A light orangish-gold color. A little head that quickly gets out of the way. However, a nice ring hangs around. It's a good looking beer. A little cloudy. It's nice, but not spectacular. The Levud's I had last night seemed to glow, and for some reason this one just doesn't quite do that.

Smell - It definitely has that tart green apple smell. With some sweet candy as well. Also, a hint of citrus, and some spice. Definitely some yeast as well. I'd describe it as a spiced apple bread. If that makes any sense. It's pleasant, but perhaps a little subtle.

Taste - Definitely tart apples. It also warms as it goes down, nicely. You can taste the yeast as well, but not as much spice as I might prefer. It's a nice taste, but maybe not as complex as I might want. It's good though.

Mouthfeel - Really excellent. It has some excellent carbonation that I just love. Very crisp on the tongue. Just awesome.

Drinkability - For a pretty big beer, the booze is well hidden. However, the carbonation makes a little gassy. Too many of these and I'd feel downright bloated.

This is a very good beer. Not as complex as some tripels, but very well done overall. It's nice and crisp, and certainly sweet, but I was hoping for some funkiness to go with it all.

callmescraps, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of ineva
5/5  rDev +15.7%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

mcorwin, Jan 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

LaChupacabra, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Number3red, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of TooGood
4/5  rDev -7.4%

TooGood, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of MmmIPA
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%

Poured into my chimay goblet.

Bone white two finger head that fell to some lacing and small patches.Tons of carbonation from my goblet.Golden body,very clear.

Belgian yeast,pepper,my girl mentioned ginger also.some chalkyness.

Some lemon zest,some orange,hops,yeast,pepper. in the taste

Mouthful is sweet and a tad syrupy.some tang with the carbonation.

At 9% this beer dont seem that high.Good stuff but I tend to like the darker belgians more.I would reccomend to any belgian lover.But its nothing to go out and hunt down.

MmmIPA, May 06, 2007
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,162 ratings.