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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,358 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,358
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 361
Gots: 977 | 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 craftbrew502
4/5  rDev -7.4%

craftbrew502, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of mbw314
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

mbw314, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Brinks
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Brinks, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of GregDuB65
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

GregDuB65, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of trevorwideman
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers, and now that it's readily available in Manitoba, I'm Laughing.

Pours a hazy, relatively opaque golden colour with a highly carbonated head that subsides to a thin lace, smell is alternately warm and inviting and light and airy...very Belgian. The taste is of coriander and spice, mildly citrussy, also wheaty, and very complex. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated but the alcohol is so well hidden that it goes down awfully smooth, deceptively so. The only reason that the drinkability goes down IS the high alcohol, which prevents me from pounding these back. The price is also a setback, but what can you do for such a high-quality beer. The best beer brewed in Canada in my opinion, but I can't say I've drank all of them either. Very highly recommended!

After One Year: Head retains a little less after a bit of time, but the lacing stays. Aroma hasn't changed much, still very spicy, fruity and yeasty, but with a bit more of that oily orange peel bitterness. Taste is a little drier, a little yeastier. The flavours are melding into a more glorious whole and losing a bit of their distinctiveness, but that's not a bad thing. I'll come back to this in a another year.

trevorwideman, Dec 09, 2004
Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter at 45 degrees; a beautiful cloudy orangish/peach with a quickly-dissipating foamy head. A color I haven't really seen before.

S - Spiced alcohol is the background for a malty apricot/orange aroma.

T - Wonderful start of apricot and spice (ginger, cloves, maybe some cinnamon) eventually leads to a floral banana taste; finally finishes strong with a very warming alcohol and spice feel. Complex blend of flavor but it comes together very nicely - alcohol doesn't dominate the taste.

M - Exceptional warming, alcohol feel with a nice bubbly kick.

D - I wouldn't want to drink more than one at a time - not because of the alcohol, but because I wouldn't want to ruin the moment. Extremely drinkable and a complex taste lead to one of my favorite yearround brews.

JohnnyM2002, Sep 26, 2006
Photo of Hefewiseman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

balinor, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -7.4%

sjstraub, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of GoGators
5/5  rDev +15.7%

GoGators, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of KeKeKumba
3.5/5  rDev -19%

KeKeKumba, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of bralston345
4/5  rDev -7.4%

bralston345, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of mvdillman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mvdillman, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of JSBILK
4/5  rDev -7.4%

JSBILK, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of pweis909
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint and a half bomber. Didn't notice freshnessness dating. But great corked bottle.

After popping the cork, this one was carbonated enough to almost escape the bottle. It's color is a shade or too paler than gold, maybe straw, and it is quite fizzy, with foam delicately lacing the glass as you drain it.

So many things going on in delicate ways. Soft silky mouthfeel, spices like vanilla and clove, perhaps leather and fruity bubblegum as well. And then there is the lurking alcohol. What alcohol? Try standing up.

pweis909, Mar 06, 2007
Photo of cmq103
5/5  rDev +15.7%

cmq103, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of KMcG
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

KMcG, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Ted
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Ted, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of joeseppy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

nollie77, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

ramblinwreck101, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of BigRedDog
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a nice hazy gold. Small head and not much lacing.

Oranges on the nose, as well as a biscuit/malt smell. Light floral notes as well. Maybe even a little banana.

Good malt taste, with some fruit and slight booze. The alcohol mixes well with the fruit making it more of a citric acid type feeling than a boozy type taste. Definite oranges as well as some spice. I taste a little banana as well, like a weizenbock. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Slight carbonation, but not overwhelming.

Good beer.

BigRedDog, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of hckyfn9999
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a huge, thick white head. Great retention, head never fully disappears. Aroma is fruity, with bananas and spice. Taste is of clove, pepper, fruit, and a bit of a grassy finish. Good beer but not up there with St. Berny's tripel in my opinion.

hckyfn9999, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of hurshybear
4.75/5  rDev +10%

hurshybear, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of SkunkWorks
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottle is marked best before June 2015.

Look: golden body that is cloudy with yeast and sediment. A gentle pour gives a two finger head of white foam that lasts a long time. As I drink, there's only a little lace left behind in this beer and it doesn't stick around for very long.

Smell: Belgian spices, clove, pepper, fruity smells of pears and peaches, and a hint of citrus peel.

Taste: the fruit from the aroma stands out with hints of spice and a bit of alcohol. There's a bit of a phenolic taste as well as some orange peel. Its sweet without being cloying and there are some yeast flavors in here too. Nothing here is over powering and it all works together nicely. Well balanced tripel.

Feel: medium bodied, nicely carbonation, hides the alcohol well.

Drink: easy drinking and you could have a few of these if it weren't 9% alcohol.

Overall, a pretty good tripel. I've yet to have a tripel that particularly impressed me but this one comes close. I can see why this is such a popular tripel. I would recommend giving it a try. Cheers!

SkunkWorks, Mar 05, 2011
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,358 ratings.