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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,790 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,790
Reviews: 2,714
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 328
Gots: 734 | FT: 13
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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core42

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-18-2014 17:49:04 | More by core42
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-06-2014 23:11:26 | More by Yellolab2010
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MJR

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with a touch of haze. A bright white head starts out hefty and loudly fizzles down to a sturdy cap. Lots of bubbles from the heavy carbonation.

Smell: The aroma is subdued with a touch of fruit, a flowery note, and chalky yeast. Great balance between the different scents, as they blend together so well it's a bit hard to pick each one out.

Taste: Overall, the balance swings to the sweeter side, with fruity esters of pear, apple and banana. There's a peppery spiciness that hangs in the forefront. Hint of clove...hint of hops... The yeast brings a chalky, powdery flavor to the table. That same suggestion of a flowery character from the smell is here too. The different flavors are integrated really well, with no one flavor trying to take attention away from the others. A bit of tartness is present, from wheat being in the grain bill. Ends with a slight phenolic note, as well as a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of medium with a highly carbonated mouthfeel that has a touch of creaminess. Like all of Unibroue's beers, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, only showing itself on the finish with a smooth dryness.

Drinkability: Damn good for it's strength. Not to sound like a broken record, but 'nobody' can hide alcohol like Unibroue. They make a 9%abv brew taste like a 5% brew, with only the aftereffect showing otherwise. Another great brew from Unibroue!

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2003 22:21:31 | More by MJR
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-25-2012 08:11:00 | More by BradMacMullin
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Zaximus

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-30-2013 18:12:59 | More by Zaximus
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-02-2013 06:14:26 | More by ThisMoonlife
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jmw4437

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-20-2013 02:23:36 | More by jmw4437
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-02-2014 21:49:49 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-17-2013 02:45:46 | More by cwelsh55
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Cloudy golden yellow, with a brown tint. Decent head, good retention, not much lacing.

S - Strong citrus grapefruit, pear, and some lemon. Sweet malts.

T - Similar to the aroma. Initial flavor is of citrus, lemon, and sweet malts. The finish has a strong yeast, bready type flavor. A hint of sourness. Alcohol is masked but evident.

M - Medium bodied, creamy, very lively.

D - A well rounded brew. Good example of the style, the taste is excellent. This is a perfect sipping beer. Although the drinkability is nice, the alcohol is present and will sneak up on you fast. Just another impressive offering from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 01:59:50 | More by mooseo
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DocJitsu

California

2/5  rDev -53.7%

02-19-2012 00:41:47 | More by DocJitsu
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

09-28-2012 23:47:12 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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caverog

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-10-2013 22:56:23 | More by caverog
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Kerne

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

10-22-2013 18:57:09 | More by Kerne
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Even a very slow pour will reveal a huge, foamy white head sitting atop this cloudy/golden brew. The maltiness & alcohol are big up front. Earthy notes and a hint of spice give la fin du monde a complex and dry finish. A definite classic out of Quebec.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2002 08:41:11 | More by Popsinc
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xav33

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
12 oz bottle
Slow pour in a tulip glass
Best before 04/08, ended 12/06

Poured a murky amber with a huge white mostly to fully lasting frothy pillow head.

Smelt of moderate bananas, sweet dough, white pepper.

Taste was upfront strong bittersweet raw sweet bread dough with peaches and oranges followed by a pungent sweaty raw dough on an average length finish. Palate was creamy, softly carbonated, medium bodied and light astringency.

Overall, it is unfathomable that this beer is 9% alcohol. The balance is exquisite. Only wish there was more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2006 06:32:15 | More by xav33
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Mavajo

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a fluffy white head that fades to nothing - perhaps a slight whispiness, but no crown at all. Nose has a slight spiciness to it - reminds me of apple cider. Bit of citrus. Taste has slight spincess as well with nice fruity/floral layers. Moderate aftertaste that lingers for a bit. Mouthfeel is fairly medium with fairly mild carbonation, in my opinion. This brew kind of reminds me of chardonnay. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 23:49:16 | More by Mavajo
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benclimbs

California

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

such a beautiful beer...

Golden slightly opaque yellow in a tulip from a 750ml...tons of white head and champagne bubbles going off.

Nose isn't as good as some other world class tripels, but still really nice with some sweet yeast and citrus

Taste is awesome, honey, spice and ripe bright fruit.

Great beer

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 06:06:38 | More by benclimbs
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taking a break from cleaning, watching the NBA Finals, and opening up a great beer.

Poured into Unibroue snifter...

Appearance-Golden yellow/orange. 3 finger soapy white head. Very tight bubbles and great retention. Lacing is all over the glass. Only beer off the top of my head thats better looking is Duvel.

Smell-Lots of Sweetness and lots of spice. Lots of malt. Pick out some plum and banana as well.

Taste-Huge flavors. Sweet sweet malts and honey. Banana, Clover, Black pepper on the backend to cut down the sweetness. Booze is not hidden. Slighly dry finish. Great beer for a Pinot Grigio drinker, shit, any white wine drinker...or beer drinker.

Mouthfeel-Clean, Crisp, Refreshing. Lots of body with medium to high carbonation.

Overall-Just a world class beer. Perfect anytime of the year, when you just want something good. Very clean beer all the way around. Unibroue continues to be one of my favorite brewerys.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 00:18:01 | More by SWMeyer4141
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BryanK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19%

08-10-2012 00:21:22 | More by BryanK
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, light golden appearance. Two-finger creamy white head that never entirely disappears. Some tattered lacing. Yeasty phenols upfront on the nose, kind of a Unibroue calling card as I've found -- Aspirin bottle and clove. Some bright fruity esters, too, yielding apple and even pineapple.

Really comes into its own once it hits the palate: very nice sweet/dry balance, becoming more bitter on the finish. Vinous, even Champagne-like flavor of light fruit. Less yeast character than on the nose. Texture is more soft and creamy once some initial prickliness subsides, rather than the sparkling wine-like feel sometimes encountered with tripels. Alcohol doesn't intrude into the flavor profile at all. Just very tasty all-around.

A benchmark Tripel, this is up there with the likes of Westmalle. This is Unibroue's crown jewel in their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:30:02 | More by gr0g
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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

12-09-2012 03:43:26 | More by ipc2000
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time reviewing an old favorite. Pours from the 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip a pale clody golden-yellow with a thick bubbly white head. Excellent retention.

Nose is strong yeast, very fruity (bananas, peaches, lemons), and spicy. Slight alcohol aroma is also detectable.

Very citrusy and mildly hopped. There's a whole bouquet of fruit flavors - banana, peach, lemon, orange peel, and apricot along with a nice helping of wheat and spices. Why can't all Canadian beers taste like this?

Very crisp citric mouthfeel with a subtle warming sensation from the alcohol. Very palatable and drinkable, the only hinderince being the strong ABV. Excellently crafted and balanced; it's brews like this that make brewing seem like a true art form.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 03:39:43 | More by Phocion
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uwmgdman

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter this beer a bit hazy, golden straw color with a moderate white head that quickly diminished into a thin skim. The aroma is a wonderfully inviting complex mix of spicy phenols, banana, bubble gum, and sweetness. The flavor is much like the nose, delivered with a firm prick of carbonation. A mix of spicy, peppery phenols and fruity esters, the beer finishes dry and flavor lingers nicely. The body is medium and carbonation appropriately high. Overall fantastic, enough said.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 01:43:19 | More by uwmgdman
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-26-2014 01:38:45 | More by auroracrisis
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 7,790 ratings.