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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,830 Reviews
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world-class

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Reviews: 2,830
Hads: 9,310
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 515
Gots: 1,697 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998

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Photo of Treborofmoria
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

La Fin Du Mond, "The End of the World". Well, if you haven't tried this wonderful Belgian Style ale from Unibroue, it might damn well be the end of your particular world. This is truely a great product. Great Nose, yeasty, nice ripe fruit. Full mouth feel. Taste is outstanding with a sharp malt taste and mild alcohol burn(mostly due to the high percent). An excellent North American Belgian style beer, you wouldn't know that it wasn't Belgian, if not for the label. (468 characters)

Photo of hops1337
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pour and head: Poured into a tremmens tulip with a hazy golden orange color and a nice white Head. Not quite as rockey as the head of say, a duvel.

Smell: Fruity and spicey with a hint of peppper.

Taste: Really complex with an extraordinary mouthfeel and a dry finish. Coriander and spices dominate the palate, followed by a warming sensation from the 9% abv.

Overall: A good sipper but i have to be in the mood for spice to pick this one up again. (453 characters)

Photo of Fitzgerald
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a 750 mi bottle of La Fin Du Monde after reading about it in a book 300 Beers To Try Before You Die, a gift from my daughter, of course I had to double check with all the beer tasters at beer advocate.com and it was listed in best of B.A.

I poured the first glass a little to hard, go easy it pours a huge pillowy white head. The smell of citrus and pine very nice, the mouth feel very crisp and light .

The taste spicy with hints of grapefruit and peppery notes very refreshing reminds me of Kasteels Belgium triple ale.

Tonight I saw a mixed eight pack of Unibroue ales, I will be trying them soon. (610 characters)

Photo of FishMan123
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this as part of a 4-pack sampler. A father's day gift - gotta love the kids!

A: Cloudy golden with a thick head. Head fades, but not too quickly.

S: Lemon/citrus smell dominates other spices apparent.

T: Initially sweet, fading to a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Lemon/Citrus dominates.

M: Crisp, well carbonated.

D: Very nice to drink one. Wouldn't chain drink them.

I liked this beer, citrus maybe a little too strong. (428 characters)

Photo of sensorglitch
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer a number of times. I normally buy the beer in the large bottle, the beer has an excellent and clean taste which actually expands in your mouth with a bouquet as some would describe wines. I recommend this beer to anyone who would like a beer for a special occasion. (286 characters)

Photo of Richter35
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Finally taking the time to review one of my all time favourite beers; poured into a Leffe chalice.

Appearance is stunning to say the least. A bottle conditioned beer that is a beautiful orange-golden colour. It is cloudy as well, probably due to lack of filtration of the beer ingredients. Pours a bit of head that quickly subsides.

Smell is a wonderful mix of floral and fruit aromas. Very inviting and a good representation of what the first taste of the beer will hold.

Taste consists of a lot of fruit and some malt. Fruits that would be, more or less, the same colour as the beer itself [i.e. - apricot/pear/orange/etc.]. Alcohol is non-existant in taste, but you sure can feel it!

The mouthfeel is different. A thicker bodied beer, which is offset by a refreshing carbonated-citrus bite, that all leads to a dry finish. The dryness is no doubt caused by the massive alcohol content.

Drinkability for this beer is obviously it's strongest asset. To be consumed with the utmost respect, this beer is exceptionally smooth and always rewarding. One of the top 5 beers I've ever experienced... and I've "experienced" a lot of beer.

In my honest opinion, if you're talking value for your money, there are few beers in this world that can match it. The fact that it is Canadian made gives me great hope for the future of beer in my home country... world class indeed! (1,373 characters)

Photo of BayerischBier
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours with beautiful pale gold color and some fine head. it bubbles nicely in the glass.

S: Dominant alcohol aroma with some hints of spice and ?apple? along with malt and some hops.

T: very balanced with hints of fruit, glove, malt and yeast. a bit bitter aftertaste

M: carbonation tickles on the tongue. Despite the high alcohol; very drinkable with this champagne character.

D: Complex and absolutely delicious. more?! (430 characters)

Photo of thebierbrewery
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 750ml bottle.

A- Light gold color, some head retention, slight lacing, slightly cloudy

S- Citrusy, lemony, lime, belgian funky, bubblegum sweet awesomeness

T- Dry and tart, complex citrus lemon, very good, hidden alcohol

M- Medium mouthfeel, dry and creamy, high carbonation makes it taste lighter

D- Extremely drinkable, refreshing be it summer or winter. (377 characters)

Photo of RichScherle
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The end of the world! On lees!

A - orangey with thick ever so slightly off white head. nice bubble action going on with healthy lacing

S - mostly fruity yeast character on the nose with a wheat malt note thrown in.

T - Nice showcase of belgian styled yeasts - banana, slight bubblegum, sourdough, with stone fruits such as apricot and a bit of peach. Wheat character fills out the malt profile nicely with softness and a bit of a bread note. Slight alcohol tinge on the backend with a faint shot of hops. This is really about the yeast

M - full bodied but more on the dry side with a nice texture.

D - good drinkability for me - but it does sneak up on ya! IMHO - one of the best belgian styled brews (i.e., one of the best "belgian" beers produced outside belgium). (773 characters)

Photo of Yeoman9459
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a La Trappe glass.

Appearance - brown colour with read around the edges. Bright white head that turns in to a thin layer ontop of the beer.

Smell - typical tripel yeast smell, banana, candy sugar.

Taste - sweet maltiness, banana. Follows the nose fairly well but not as much candy in the taste. The alcohol is a warmind sensation but there isn't any taste of it.

Mouthfeel - As it warms the carbonation becomes less apparent. Medium bodied.

Overall - this is a great beer, great brewery. Fortunately readily available in Ontario, considering we don't get many exceptional beers this is always ncie to grab from the beer store. (644 characters)

Photo of STEELERFAN2390
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this tripel really focuses on the yeast and Belgian characteristics.

A-slightly cloudy ,pours orange-ish copper with a nice foamy head.

S- bananas yeast clove bready alcohol

T-well balanced on the sweeter /heavier side. remnants of a hefeweizen in this brew with the banana / cloves...tasty and very crisp but a little TOO sweet for me to session,but still highly drinkable even a 9%abv.

M-nice carbonation with a fruity ,tangy,spicy type freshness...very, very easy to drink.

O- overall this is a great beer that is very well balanced and very well crafted.
I keep it around for when I only want one or two beers at night.

purchased at winn Dixie in marco island,fl for 8.99$ for a 4pk. ,sometimes they place it in the make your own 6pack /mix-n-match area for 8.99...whatever they say. lol
A MUST TRY (810 characters)

Photo of JohnY
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into a belgian style tulip. Formed a nice white head with a huge amount of tiny little bubbles. Almost bubblegum like nose, citrus, and coriander. The bubbles dance on the tongue. Easy to drink. Nice yeasty aftertaste. A superb beer. Try the end of the world today. (299 characters)

Photo of stoepsel
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The end of the world is near...
...and it smells like cherry. Its' color is something between orange and yellow and it is covered with a shallow cap of dense foam.
Taste is relatively light and dry with a champagne-like mouthfeel which successfully cloaks the apocalyptic 9% of alcohol.
The finish is dry and yeasty with a slighlty lagging bitterness.
Rock-solid art of brewing! (378 characters)

Photo of britzdog
3.51/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

i tried this beer not knowing what to expect as i was not familiar with this company. the 1st bottle was opened and the smell was enticing my 1st thought was this is going to be good. and i was right. tasted good in my mouth and went down nice and smooth . i am looking forward to sampling more from this brewer (311 characters)

Photo of steamingheap
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours highly carbonated with a very thick, fluffy white head. The color is a clear golden yellow. The aroma is citrus with some peach or apricot. This is mixed with a "funny" smell that I am only qualified to describe with the words "Belgian" and "good". There was also a spicy element to the smell. Starts with strong apricot flavor mixing with citrus and banana. The flavor profile moves to spice and finishes dry with some alcohol sneaking in at the end. The mouthfeel is kept light with the moderate to high carbonation.

This beer is very drinkable and enjoyable, especially given the alcohol level. A great and well-crafted example of the style. (653 characters)

Photo of BigHeavy
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Beer was enjoyed over the course of about an hour.

A: Beer pours a kind of peachy color with a very light colored two finger head that subsided in about 5 minutes. Some yeast crept into the glass which clouded the beer a little, but some good bubbling is still visible.

S: Aroma is most decidedly fruity and estery. I got a little banana and clove notes, as well as some biscuity malts. Smell is more in your face than other tripels.

T: Good grief these Canadians at Unibroue have done it right! A perfect mix of breadiness, esters from the yeast, and floral/herbal hops. There is some pepper-like spiciness and a noticeable but not overwhelming dose of alcohol.

M: Feels very bubbly in the mouth as the carbonation carries those wonderful flavors. It's a little creamy as well. Finish is very drying.

D: Should a tripel go down this easy? Easy to finish a 750 in a night. Dangerously drinkable. The 9.0% ABV does creep up on you, however.

O: In my honest and humble opinion, the best tripel in the world, even better than Westmalle. Simply a treat to drink, and a steal at $6 for a 750 or $10 for a four pack of 12 oz. bottles. (1,196 characters)

Photo of normyk
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pardon my first review and all, but....
A - Cloudy gold with a nice fuzzy white head and leaves only a little lace
S - Kind of apples, banana, citrus, and a little grass - nice
T - hints of apple and banana - sweet and smooth with little to no alcohol twang and light spice
M - smooth, light, and ever so slightly bubbly
D - Goes down easy and smooth and could keep going down easy and smooth all night

Blew my expectations out of the water. It reminded me of a wheat beer and didn't have any alcoholic edge to it. In a word "beautiful" (537 characters)

Photo of Clamwacker
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What can I say? It's "the end of the world". I haven't seen a better example of a Belgian tripel anywhere outside of Belgium.

The appearance is the only thing I am not a fan of. Considering the amount of excitement that I get out of corking a bottle of this brew, pouring it into a glass leaves me a tad disappointed. The head is short lived with relatively huge bubbles, and the color frankly makes me think of urinalysis test jars.

However, that is where the problems end! I want to offer this beer to a blind person to see whether or not their other senses make it even better than it already is.

The smell is as close to perfection as I can imagine. No words appropriately describe this, but if I had to use nasal experiences as adjectives, I would choose stomped grapes, freshly cut grass with notes of that first rain of late summer.

The taste follows the same, but there is the slightest bit of astringency at the end. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It really is dependent on serving temperature. The last few sips out of my pilsner glass are warmer because of my hand, and that is where the tiniest bit of off-flavor jumps out. Still, with a 4.5 in that category, you can see that it is almost entirely negligible.

The mouthfeel isn't the greatest thing ever; because of the large bubbles it doesn't flow to the back of the tongue as well as a true Belgian, but the flavor itself masks this "problem" extremely well. A 4 is the worst score I could imagine giving it.

As for drinkability, it is just amazing that this is a 9% ABV brew. Very few strong beers mask their alcohol this well. The only one I can think of off-hand is Widmer's Braggot, which is a vastly inferior brew to this (although good in its own right). Obviously this isn't something I would be able (or afford) to sit down and drink all night, but I'll be damned if it doesn't disappear with startling celerity.

If I may say so, I believe Unibroue (and this beer in particular) is the greatest thing to come out of Quebec, with Georges St. Pierre being the second greatest. :)

EDIT: I guess I'm not the only one who thinks the color is "pissy", based on the review before mine. Ha! Still, not a big deal. (2,193 characters)

Photo of iNHaze
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 750mL to a wine glass

This beer poured a golden yellow with a lot of suspended sediment. This could have been the result of the hour or two I gave it to cool and settle out before tasting after I purchased it, I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt. 1/2" of foamy head which lingered to the end of the glass. Bubbles constantly like a glass of champagne.

Smells very wheaty. This is kind of suprising from a tripel. Can't detect alcohol in the aroma, well hidden for a 9.0%

Experienced a sharp bite of carbonation at first, which fades to a very wheaty body. Reminded me of Hoegaarden for some reason. I find this confusing for the style, though it was not altogether unpleasant. This mellowed to an almost candy-sweet aftertaste, which lingered to the next sip. Didn't get much hoppiness, maybe just a bit of bitter. A lot of wheat though.. Alcohol was again very well hidden for a beer of this strength.

Mouthfeel was soda-like and fizzy. Not too full, reminded me of a mouth full of sprite.

Overall, I'm not sure if I got a strange batch or what, but this beer was not what I was expecting. I'm a big fan of tripels, and La Fin kind of threw me for a loop. It wasn't bad really, just took me by suprise I suppose. I'll definitely be trying this again to see if I had a fluke experience or what. (1,310 characters)

Photo of melloashello
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have experienced this beer many times before. I realized, however, that I have yet to review it. This beer really is an experience. Deliciousness. Amazing. Pours a beautiful yellow-orange color with a nice head. Smells like greatness. I know that is not that great of an adjective in terms of beer but it is the truth. Smells great, tastes great. This is one of the finest tripels outside the trappist world. Highly recommended. (430 characters)

Photo of turnerr79
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

La Fin du Monde, aka End of the world.

Full foamy head, a good two fingers.

Beer pours a summer yellow, slight cloudiness.

Sweet malty nose, with a hoppy complement.

First sip is sweet and definitely on the malty side. Not cheap malt liquor malty, but European ale malty, a bit lager-ish.

Wheat in the mash shines through. Gives my palate images of fall harvest on the farm. Med heavy mouth feel, but the carbonation balances that out.

9% abv, but there is not a sharp taste. Good after taste that keeps the wheat theme on the forefront.

Great comfort beer. (572 characters)

Photo of robnews
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Stella chalice from an ice cold 4ºC bottle.

Great head topping a cloudy light golden brew. Nice floral fresh Belgian yeast smell....very inviting.

Taste is remarkably smooth for a 9% beer, very easy to drink.
no bitter aftertaste, just leaves you wanting more. Slight warming from the alcohol near the end, but no overpowering like some others. May be some banana flavor in there somewhere.

A very nice fine beer. (433 characters)

Photo of bierfreundlich
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a shimmery golden hue like glistening honey with a one-finger white head.

S - It smells of blossoming honeysuckle, freshly harvested wheat and a bit of lemon and clove.

T - I'm getting a lot of dried bananas and strawberries with a touch of blond honey and mild clove.

M - Thin with small bubbles similar to champagne but a bit more silky.

O - Alcoholic but smooth for 9% abv. Overall, a delicate but powerful tripel. (432 characters)

Photo of olilitewu
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle, poured into a goblet glass

appearance: dirty blond, the appearance of blue moon comes to mind. Not much head, which dissipated quickly anyways

Smell: meh... average smell. smells citrousy, kinda sour. As it warmed up (20 minutes later), aroma finally came out.

Taste: this is actually where I like this beer a lot. Very complex flavor that is beyond my command of words (or my knowledge of beer). Citrousy, tart, light fruits, almost white wine to champagne like. The taste of yeast is very apparent. no maltiness or hops noted initially, but later becomes very apparent.

Mouthfeel: goes down easily, palatable. stickiness like a hefeweizen due to its yeast content. no strong alcoholic or metallic overtones noted.

Overall: very flavorful beverage, but i feel that it did not quite match my expectations (probably because I was unrealistically expected too much). I would try it again. (908 characters)

Photo of vegassommelier
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden and slightly cloudy with medium sized bubbles.
Aromas of dried fruit and trail mix, orange peels, candy corns, sourdough bread, lemon curd and almonds dominate.
Flavors of dried apricot, lemons and oranges; candy corns, lees, almonds and macadamia nuts and chardonnay. A really nice long finish, and amazingly light considering it tips the scales at 9% abv.
A really fantastic beer. I would drink this with just about anything, but grilled pork chops with apricot chutney feels like the perfect pairing here.
I am continually amazed, being of a wine background, at how much complexity today's craft beers are generating.
High marks for this great offering! Will definitely buy this again. (701 characters)

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 2,830 ratings.