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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,164 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,164
Reviews: 2,728
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 349
Gots: 890 | 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 fx20736
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%

Bought a 4 pk of bottles from Wegmans Holt Rd on 3/23/13. price $ 10.99.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a St Bernardus chalice, served around 50 f.

appearance: hazy lemon yellow with a 1 finger sugar white head. not much lacing.

aroma: sugar cookies with lemon glaze.

mouthfeel: full, solid but a little lifeless.

taste: crystal malt with lemon zest that provides the flavor and the bitterness.

notes: Mt first Unibroue bottle and I must say I am a little disappointed. Simple taste, not bad but lacking complexity of some Tripels.

fx20736, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of wesside89
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

wesside89, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Heretic42
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Heretic42, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of BWH999
4/5  rDev -7.4%

BWH999, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Kingcurio
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Kingcurio, May 21, 2013
Photo of sacfly
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a cloudy, straw/gold color. Huge thick white head. Musty and light bubblegum sweetness in the nose. Sharp when cold, but blends well when it warms.

Taste mimics the nose with bubble gum and musty clove phenols first, and a long musty aftertaste. Nice full mouth feel.

Drink this one at room temperature or slightly chilled. Flavors are very sharp and harsh when cold, round out rather nicely as it warms. Score reflects drinking at room temp/chilled.

sacfly, Oct 23, 2005
Photo of CBlack85
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Pours a cloudy golden color with a fair amount of white foamy head. Very nice presentation, appearance is right on par for the style.

There is alot going on with the aroma here. Fruity sweetness and spices wrestle for dominance. Once you get past the initial dominant smells you get some floral notes, a bit of banana, and the obvious scent of alcohol that a 9% beer is bound to have.

Like the smell the flavors of citrus fruits are at the forefront with the clovey spiciness coming in right behind. The alcohol is definately present but not dominant. A very nice balance.

It finishes a little sticky, but is very good. It is just dry enough to keep inviting me back for another sip. I could see drinking a few of these and finding the well balanced 9% sneaking up on me.

Overall a really good beer, and definately a good example of the style. Unfortunately, I found myself wishing it were a little bigger, or that it had more of something. I truly enjoyed it, I wonder if my ever so slight disappointment is due to the hype that I have been hearing for so long about this beer, perhaps my expectations were too high.

I am looking forward to trying another one... without the unrealistic expectations

CBlack85, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of Iparedman
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Iparedman, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%

A - Nice hazy golden orange.

S - Nice lemony smell.

T - Depending on my mood, it seems, I either love this beer or feel it's just pretty good. Usually, i love it. (As I do tonight.) Bold, well balanced, between flavors and abv.

M - Always easy to drink, going down nicely.

O - A high quality beer that never disappoints and that all craft beer lovers should try.

Beer-A-Lot, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of itracy63
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

itracy63, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of jscheuf
4/5  rDev -7.4%

jscheuf, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of jeffthecheff
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%

12 oz twist off, poured into my La Fin Du Monde stem glass. Best by Sept. 2011.

Pours a nice hazy, honey-orange with a huge white head which dies down to a half finger cap of foam, and then to small lace. I can see the yeast floating around in very fine particles

Smells very fruit-like, and not just fruity. Kind of like a mix between a bitten into apple and pear. There is also a gentle, spicy aroma. This is dominated by yeast fermentation character, with not much malt presence and only a tiny bit of hops in the nose.

Taste is sweet, with a peppery type snap to it. Bitterness is there and its firm, but overpowered by a burnt sugary sweetness. Slight citrus is also there, which really compliments the orange appearance.

On the palate you can definitley feel the fermented sugar character found in Belgian styles. Carbonation was really dancing hard on my palate at first, but the hard pour combined with all the agitation from my swirling really dropped off the carbonation dramatically. Towards the end of the glass, its a bit flat, surprisingly.

I'd imagine this is pretty versatile with food. Plus, if you get the corked and caged bottle...well that has class written all over it. I'll try it sometime.

jeffthecheff, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of grayburn
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%

Another amazing offering from Unibroue.
Beautiful light golden elixir pours with a good dollop of head that camps out for the duration. Nice lacing as well.
Complex aroma of dried fruit, apricots, nectarines. Light floral hoppiness, excellent, the smell has me salivating...time for the taste.
The taste is out of this world, lightly fruity, slight bit of hops, crisp malt is so well balanced.
The mouth is perfect, definitely perfect carbonation which marries so well with the ultra dry finish. Excellent example of a belgian from outside of belgium. Unibroue has yet to disappoint, this is another prime example from them.

grayburn, Mar 09, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

redliner8, May 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

dbrelsfo, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

markcp, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

A - Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger foamy white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some light lacing.

S - Apple, pear, Belgian yeast, and banana.

T - Starts off sweet with apple, pear, and banana. Flavors of clove, bubblegum, and white pepper follow the sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - An awesome Tripel. Very delicious and extremely drinkable.

TreyIsWilson, May 16, 2014
Photo of BuckSpin
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

Presentation: 11oz bottle (Best By date of 10/4/08), cellared 9 months in my possession, in a small snifter.

Poured rather silently and with some "chug" attitude. Rich, spicy nose. Faint clove, wet rocks, straw. As it warms it grows in sweet fruit qualities like apple, pear, even banana, as well as some honey. Head was a lively, snapping 2 fingers of think, clingy, pale ivory foam that lasted quite a while, eventually only fading to a mere finger's worth of the same that laced in ribbons. A cloudy, thick, golden honey amber hue, a large amount of sediment is present in almost chunky, thick pieces. A crazy parade of bubbles rises fiercely from the snifter base. Visually this is a looker.

Great balance between spicy, dry & sweet, syrupy malts. Clove bites, the hops dryly nibble, the syrup like sweet malts coat...a very pleasing mouthfeel. Its interesting that the caramelized malts take on more of a sugar syrup quality than caramel. Faint apple is noticeable as well.

The flavor shifts to a semi-dry, ciderlike crunch & feel on the palate, with a more bitter quality taking the point, yet I swear I feel a hint of cotton candy...yet another gear shift! Its still a little spicy and the peppery bite of the alcohol warms up....literally. All this said, it is going down almost alarmingly easy. The finish is warm & cozy as the tastes all meld and the 9% ABV finishes that warm up and comes alive in a mouth glow of heat that not so much tickles the teeth as it numbs them from the roots down. The aftertaste is a surprisingly malty sweetness, still a wee bit spicy, chewy, yet not filmy nor coating. Its almost like a fine pastry that once was.

This was a rather complex and excellent offering. A variety of tastes experiences, sensations, ebbs & flows, etc. made for a great beer experience. Be warned that it does drink much easier than the high ABV it is. I would definitely drink this again, and would recommend it to anyone.

BuckSpin, May 04, 2007
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a cloudy yellow color with loads of white foam that sits statuesque and leaves behind intricate lacing patterns. Aromas of candy, alcohol, oranges, and white grapes seem to come out; very complex and enticing. The taste is a brilliant blend of fruit & hop bitterness and sweet candy. The limited carbonation and sour backbone of this beer work very well together. The texture is a bit sticky and mildly astringent; the only flaw I can really pin point with this beer. Despite the high ABV and the assertive flavors in this beer, it is very easy to drink and enjoy.

jaluria, Dec 19, 2005
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

smekermann, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of DaveBlack
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%

One of my favorite Belgian style beers, and by far my favorite that I've had from this brewery. Just now getting around to reviewing it, though.

A: Cloudy, rich yellow color. Head is maybe 1/2 a finger, and falls down to a thin layer relatively quickly.

S: Belgian yeast, Candy sweetness, stone fruits. Alcohol comes through as well, lending a richness of aroma. Amazing smelling beer.

T: Sweet malts hit up front with a slight ester fruitiness. The sweetness gives way to a slight bitter taste and a punch from the alcohol that keeps the beer from being cloying. Overall impression is that of a sweet beer that is wonderful balanced with the other elements.

M: Pretty heavy on the carbonation, medium bodied and slightly sticky.

O: As I said: One of my favorite Belgian style beers. Infinitely drinkable, it balances all the flavors nicely and not only keeps the 9% alcohol from overpowering the taste of the other elements, but actually incorporates it into the balance. Really a great beer, worth going well out of your way for.

DaveBlack, Jun 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

NHhomebrewguy, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of bulletrain76
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%

75cl bottle shared with larryLSB. Hazy golden orange color with a lasting white head. The aroma is yeasty and quite fruity with lots of tangy apricot and tangerine. The flavor is also yeasty, with some of that apricot sweetness, some citric tartness and alcohol. There is definitely some spiciness too. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. When I added the yeast at the end, the alcohol really smoothed out and this became a very nice tripel.

bulletrain76, May 11, 2009
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Jstark5150, Nov 26, 2011
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,164 ratings.