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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,612 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,612
Reviews: 2,753
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,084 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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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 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
Photo of opwog
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

opwog, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Geuzedad
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Geuzedad, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of midnitesun11
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

midnitesun11, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours a watery yellow with large white bubbles that fade almost instantly and leave little-to-no lacing.
S. Smells strongly of wheat with citrus (orange and lemon); almost like a hefeweizen on steroids.
T. The alcohol bites up front with lemon oil and coriander. The middle is dominated by a malty sweetness. The end is quite yeasty and dry.
M. Sharp bite up front from alcohol and a high level of carbonation. While the beer itself is quite thin, the high level of carbonation allows the beer to coat your tongue and appear to be dense.
D. I'm not a fan of the prickling sensation provided with each sip; it takes away the pleasant sipping quality that I generally associate with a tripel.

While I appreciate the flavor and taste characteristics this beer has to offer, I'm not a fan of the very high level of carbonation in terms of appearance or mouthfeel. I'd like to try this on cask.

Edit: As the beer warms (and some of the carbonation dissipates), the beer becomes much more pleasurable and boozy. This only confirms that this would be splendid drawn from a cask.

BeerAndBourbon, May 18, 2010
Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

VaTechPhilly, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of djcira
5/5  rDev +15.7%

djcira, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of g_jenkins
4.75/5  rDev +10%

g_jenkins, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Huffs
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Huffs, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of kwkdmk
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

kwkdmk, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of russwilliam
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

russwilliam, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of goschool
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ML corked and caged bottle.

A large white head atop a cloudy bronze greeted me after the pour. A little less than half-finger of head stuck around throughout the first snifter, but I got only minimal lacing with the second pour. I can easily smell sweet fruit, clove and malts even though I have a bit of a cold. Banana flavors among other fruity esters accent the spices, clove and malts nicely for a sweet, yeasty taste that finishes dry, but not too dry with a touch of warming alcohol.

It's the end of the world as we know it et je me sens très bien!

goschool, Sep 07, 2005
Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy orange/yellow body with a decent frothy white head that recedes quickly to a ring around the glass.

S: Smells amazing... A big nose of spices (clove, cinnamon, & pepper), tropical fruit (pinapple, banana), a bit of yeast, & a hint of citrus.

T: Initial flavor is an explosion of spices- pepper, clove, cinnamon- followed by a burst of fruity flavors, yeast, & grainy malts. Not really picking up on any warmth from the high abv because the extreme flavors cover it very well. Extremely well balanced.

M: Smooth and creamy texture, although a bit sticky, medium carbonation, and medium body.

D: Love this beer. Dad bought it for me at World of Beer in Lake Mary, FL, and it was love at first sip. I love the prickly sensation on the tongue and the massive amount of flavor on the palate. Easy to drink, definitely a sipper, but could drink this all night.

BrewCrew2010, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of dbrelsfo
4.75/5  rDev +10%

dbrelsfo, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of slvrmon82
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

slvrmon82, May 13, 2014
Photo of kinger
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was able to pick up a four pack instead of the bombers which are typically offered. Sampled this on a few separate nights and had a couple tonight before, during, and after dinner. I'm a fan of Unibroue's darker Belgian Styles but this is an excellent Tripel and quite possibly my new favorite of their brews. Strong malty aroma with a nice earthiness and spicy accents. Great pour, orange-yellow dark in the middle and lighter around the edges with a monster of a head. This beer couldn't be smoother and a pleasant finish with a slight alcohol burn is perfect for me. Hearty flavor huge malt presence with some spicy goodness. Slight citrus tops off a marvelous brew. Overall this is near the top on my list.

kinger, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of Blueribbon666
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle poured into a wide pint mug. Wonderful color of orange, smelling of wheat, citrus and a bit of spice. Definitely a top five or ten beer for me. The head dissipates fairly quickly. Mouthfeel is very nice and smooth and very drinkable for the abv. I've exposed many a Blue Moon honk to this wonderful beer, I say that because that's what most tell me when I have them taste La Fin Du Monde. No orange needed, the wonderful all natural citrus taste comes standard.

Blueribbon666, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of mungus
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mungus, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of avschmitt
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

avschmitt, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Spike-likes-beer, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of JSBILK
4/5  rDev -7.4%

JSBILK, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of balinor
5/5  rDev +15.7%

balinor, Jul 12, 2013
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,612 ratings.