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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,253 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,253
Reviews: 2,733
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 355
Gots: 926 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AaronBurr, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Danno48, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Psychmusic, Jul 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

russwilliam, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer should be outlawed. It pours nice, leaves no sediment. No hint of the alcohol content in the first taste, last taste, or any taste in between. You can taste every ingrediate in it. It is crisp, light, and the best ale hands down. I found only one bar in town that serves it. I find myself there at least twice a week. Be warned! This is the crack of beers. All else will seem pale in comparison. They better have this in heaven.

bewareOFpenguin, Sep 27, 2002
Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I cant believe its taken me this long to try this one. I've heard lifetimes about it.

The End of the World.... Here it goes...

Pours a cloudy, murky golden yellow color with an airy head.

The smell is malty with many fruity notes like peaches, apricots, plums, and bananas. Cloves and pepper as well.

It really has a rounded, flavorful, enjoyable taste. A boatload of spices are tossed into this one, meshed with peach/nectarine fruits. I notice similarities to some american wheat beers that I've tried. The high abv is hardly noticeable in the taste, but it warms in your stomach after a few sips. Not as dead-set hoppy as I expected, more sweet and fruity.

The mouthfeel is excellently textured, and this is very drinkable considering the abv.

It took me 24 years to find my first one of these, it probably wont take nearly as long to find the second one. Cheers!

jasonpeckins32, Jun 14, 2006
Photo of TommyW
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Clear gold body with lots of bubbles going up through to form the tall white head.

S- Notes of rock sugar and spice jump out.

T- Steely mlat with some rock sugar sweetness mixed in. Very well balanced malt and hop level. Not as boozy as I expected from a 9% abv, but it does make a slightly dry finish.

M- Medium body and carbonation.

D- The perfect balance of this beer makes it extremely easy to drink for a beer with a higher abv. Not favorite triple, but this is still an amazing beer.

TommyW, Dec 20, 2009
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

PsilohsaiBiN, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Bubbalito
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Bubbalito, May 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

MAUEX_MFA, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Michigan, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

markcp, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Jon
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried a 750 mL corked bottle. This was my first Unibroue brew, and if it's any indication, it won't be my last. This was just a really good Belgian-style ale. It was a little tart with some warming alcohol (9% ABV) lying underneath. It reminded me a little of Duvel in that it hides that big alcohol content underneath a somewhat bittersweet taste and bubbly mouthfeel which just attacked my palate. This one worked well with teryaki marinated pork chops on the grill.

Jon, Aug 10, 2002
Photo of Beerzebub
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-gold, a finger of white frothy head that doesn't totally stay but keeps coming up in the center of the goblet to retain a thin layer. An occasional small pour from the bottle brings it back up nicely.

Smells of orange juice, red apples, sugar cookies, spice, herbs, earth. Appetizing.

Taste matches smell, along with rock sugar, orange peel, sweet white bread. Delicious, and drinkable. Finishes with orangey freshness and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a bit of nice oiliness, but can get too fizzy.

This Quebecoise is fantastique. I wish I had a bowl of poutine to go with it!

Beerzebub, Aug 29, 2006
Photo of callmescraps
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's been awhile, so it's time to revisit this well regarded tripel.

Appearance - A light orangish-gold color. A little head that quickly gets out of the way. However, a nice ring hangs around. It's a good looking beer. A little cloudy. It's nice, but not spectacular. The Levud's I had last night seemed to glow, and for some reason this one just doesn't quite do that.

Smell - It definitely has that tart green apple smell. With some sweet candy as well. Also, a hint of citrus, and some spice. Definitely some yeast as well. I'd describe it as a spiced apple bread. If that makes any sense. It's pleasant, but perhaps a little subtle.

Taste - Definitely tart apples. It also warms as it goes down, nicely. You can taste the yeast as well, but not as much spice as I might prefer. It's a nice taste, but maybe not as complex as I might want. It's good though.

Mouthfeel - Really excellent. It has some excellent carbonation that I just love. Very crisp on the tongue. Just awesome.

Drinkability - For a pretty big beer, the booze is well hidden. However, the carbonation makes a little gassy. Too many of these and I'd feel downright bloated.

This is a very good beer. Not as complex as some tripels, but very well done overall. It's nice and crisp, and certainly sweet, but I was hoping for some funkiness to go with it all.

callmescraps, Mar 25, 2009
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

07/02/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. A favorite from the bottle, so on tap is like seeing it 'in person' after listening to the album for so long. I love this beer. Please serve it at my funeral.

seedyone, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BuckeyeSlim, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Heretic42, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

mcorwin, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Number3red, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BarrelAgedG, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ChrisinRI, Jun 18, 2014
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,253 ratings.