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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,361 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,361
Reviews: 2,738
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 361
Gots: 977 | 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 Number3red
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Number3red, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of JC333
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JC333, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of IceAce
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 750 ml bottle with a cork labeled 4-5 and a 2004 cage and a 'Best Before' date of 10-19-07 on the back label.

Body is a murky yellow with a golden core. Two full fingers of dense stark-white foam are supported by a seemingly neverending supply of CO² streamers coming from nucleation points along the bottom of the glass.

The nose is pure Belgian Tripel with sweet barnyard dominance alongside a citrus-like sweetness.

There are barely enough o's in smoooth to describe entry. Midtaste is well supported by the ample carbonation before giving way to a yeastiness which one would normally associate with Royalty. Deep malty goodness begins to rise toward the rear of the palate while the well hidden ABV begins to send a glow throughout.

The finish begins with additional tasty yeast and another exhibit of the velvety mouthfeel while the fade leads one to a wonderful dryness which begs of another sip.

Superb!

IceAce, Jun 13, 2005
Photo of KGarrett
5/5  rDev +15.7%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

core42, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Psychmusic
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Psychmusic, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of genog
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Unibroue tulip glass.

Pours a murky golden orange color with a thick, soapy, sudsy white head that builds up to almost 3-4" and almost spills out of the glass. Dies down mostly but still leaves a thin white layer resting on top of this one. Smell is yeasty with belgian spices, I can pick up some orange peel, coriander as well. Taste is a sweet taste of dried fruits, with a creamy mouthfeeling.

genog, Dec 29, 2007
Photo of rtratzlaff
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

La Fin Du Monde give little information on the bottle or on the packaging. It says little, but upon pouring into a goblet the look, smell, and sound this beer creates is amazing.

A bone white half inch head that is the smoothest looking whipped cream looking head ever. The body is slightly cloudy light golden with tons of continuous bubbles. The head crackles from the steady carbonation.

The aromas given are spicy clove characteristics with the fruitiness of an apple orchard. Quite sweet in the smell.
A warming finish from the alcohol comes up as well.

Flavors on the tongue are apples, spice, and an earthy finish from the hops.

The mouthfeel is amazingly fluffy.
Due to the 9% abv you might want to sip this with a really good meal.

rtratzlaff, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of wspscott
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: Huge head, even with a gentle pour I ended up with a 4 inch head and had to wait for it to settle a bit. Clear gold color, head is very white and thick. Surprisingly, there was no hint of lace after the huge head.

S: Has all of the "sweetness" of a belgian ale with slight hints of "spices"

T: Very little sign of the alcohol, this could be dangerous. Mostly cloves (maybe ginger) with some banana in the background.

M: Highly carbed, feels tingly on the tongue. Light but seems to linger if that makes any sense.

D: Very drinkable, goes down too easy. It is not heavy or filling at all, this could be a session beer if you had nowhere to go :) Highly recommended

wspscott, Aug 04, 2007
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 SykDoc
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Initial appearance of a cloudy golden ale with initial head that quickly disappears to a thin coat on top.
Primary aroma of fruits and some herbal/spicy scents that follow. You can also smell the yeast quite quickly.
The taste also compliments the aroma. You get a healthy taste of yeast with a fruity overlay of both apples and bananas. Although it is 9%, this seems to be well hidden by the fruity and spicy notes.
It has a reasonably crisp feeling in your mouth and is light bodied overall. Generally, I feel this is a good beer but a bit too much fruit for my palate.

SykDoc, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of tut2528
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a pale orange, light tan color

smell: great balance of pepper, cloves, citrus fruits and floral notes. Complexity is minimal in the nose but very, very well balanced

taste: yeast, malt, a slight touch of lemons and orange peel are evident. there is a cream-like finish that is complemented by a peppery note making this beer extremely drinkable.

overall, this is a fantastic brew and i when i first tried this, i could not put the glass down. the alcohol is well hidden and it goes down very smooth.

tut2528, Jan 13, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful golden color with a frothy white head, good retention and nice lacing.

Smells of sour yeast and banana. A fairly clean nose.

Taste is banana up front with a nice chewy bready malt middle. A very nice sting from the carbonation with some bitter spice notes - clove. An excellent beer, maybe not a lot going on, but the few notes are played excellently and come together in a beautiful harmony of flavor.

Chickenhawk9932, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AaronBurr, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

ThurmondTX, May 12, 2014
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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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Bubbalito, May 04, 2013
Photo of Michigan
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Michigan, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -7.4%

ipc2000, Dec 09, 2012
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 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
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,361 ratings.