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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,605 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,605
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
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 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
Photo of JC333
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JC333, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unibroue really amazes me. Their beer is as good as anybody's. As good as Chimay, Delerium, etc. Also, in that category, it is a relative bargain. The La Fin is not as spicy as the Don De Dieu. It reminds a lot of Chimay white, and maybe Delerium Tremens. Incredibly drinkable, potent as hell. As is the case with the others I've mentioned, pours a huge head, deep golden color, perfect balance. This is one of the few beers I could drink on a regular basis and never grow tired of. I give Duvel a tiny edge, as it is a little unique compared to the other similar beers, but the Unibroue 10, La Fin, and Don de dieu are right there (I also love Maudite and Trios pistoles). It's hard to believe people drink macro swill with stuff like this available in the grocery store!

JohnnyDuvel, Mar 07, 2003
Photo of Jmoore50
3.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted at a little beer tasting I did with myself.

The appearance is golden yellow with a very crisp head. The head starts our at two fingers with an aggressive pour, but very soon leaves through the backdoor and takes all of its belongings with it. It is a clear brew, but is lighter in color.

The smell is of bready yeasts and very crisp hops. Their is some malt background in their as well but it all takes a backseat to the yeast.

The taste is of bready and Belgian yeasts with a slight malt background. It has a very crisp lavender and clove flavor that is brought up by the yeasts. Lighter in all aspects of the tastes than other Tripels I have had.

The mouthfeel is of strong carbonation and smooth finish. This is a refreshing drink, but not incredibly tasty. I would prefer St B.'s Tripel to this one.

J

Jmoore50, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of Dougwillhike
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Dougwillhike, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of sobeleg
3/5  rDev -30.6%

sobeleg, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of JOrtt
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JOrtt, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of zerk
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde = The End of the World. The first time I tried this beer... it was a whole new beginning. What a wonderful beer... can't believe it took me this long to review it.... Cloudy brownish-gold with a lace that won't die. Aroma of cloves, must, alcohol, and malt. Flavor of fresh plums, bananas, cloves, and a lot of alcohol in the aftertaste. Wonderful, creamy medium body, with moderate carbonation. A favorite of mine for quite some time.

zerk, Nov 12, 2002
Photo of Jarod
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Triple fermented
Dated best by 06/06/2005

This beer poured a pale lemony color that was opaque but clear enough that I could make out that it was well carbonated. The head that was produced was thick, creamy and dense – white in color and stood till the last sip where there was a small skim left on top and a ring around the edges. It left behind a creamy sticky lace that was like a sheet being draped on the insides of the glass at the top then broke off into a delicate pattern at the end. The aromas that came from the glass, were of sweet malts and caramel, fruits (pears, apples) flowers, some hops, yeast, spice and a bit of alcohol (but well hidden). The flavors were of sweet and dark malts, caramel, fruits (more pears and dark apples), wood, citrus tones, light hops, spice yeast and alcohol. There was no aftertaste present anywhere on the tongue. The alcohol is big in this beer but you would never notice it unless you read the label, it is well blended all through the nose and pallet. This beer is smooth, creamy and complex, very drinkable, very, very drinkable. Just be careful because with the high alcohol content and its ability to hid amidst the other flavors you will not notice it’s “bigness” until you get up.

Jarod, May 10, 2003
Photo of Nipitato
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle at Brookline Liquor Mart in Brighton, MA.

A: Straw hue. Clearly very effervescent. Capped with a thin white head. A little hazy.

S: Clove and malt. Very perfume lie. Also some tropical fruits. Some booze in here as well. All of these aromas compliment each other well.

T: clove flavors with plenty of fusel alcohol. Good soft pils character in the malt base. Slight bitterness at the end. Sweet but not overly so. this is a very well put together beer.

MF: Medium body. Dry mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

D, notes: A very good tripel. Not overly sweet, clove phenolics are spot on.

Nipitato, Oct 21, 2008
Photo of smekermann
4/5  rDev -7.4%

smekermann, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

opwog, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Geuzedad, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AMCPhD, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

midnitesun11, Mar 21, 2014
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,605 ratings.