1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

Not Rated.
La Fin Du MondeLa Fin Du Monde

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,190 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,190
Reviews: 2,729
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 354
Gots: 904 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of La Fin Du Monde Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,190 | Reviews: 2,729 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 420Rick
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

420Rick, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of C_S
4/5  rDev -7.4%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of BalancingBrooms
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
Photo of DCdevyl78
5/5  rDev +15.7%

DCdevyl78, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Brian700
3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a 750ml bottle. Corked and all. Classy but not a brew for monday night football. I can appreciate this sort of thing but this one just didn't do a whole lot for me.

Pours a nice crisp yellow with a yeasty aroma. Great mouthfeel, but the flavour was a not doing much for the o'l taste buds. I must be fair in that this was the only sample I've had and I did not take note of the "best by" date. I should try it again because it really did sound like something that would be right up my alley.

I hope it was just a bad sample, but if not, it really did taste like the End of the World.

Brian700, Sep 02, 2003
Photo of stella77artois
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy yellow-orange. Definitely some sediment action going. About a 1-inch head that dissipated quickly. Some carbonation evident at the bottom. A lot of people are turned off by the appearance. Doesn't bother me.

S - Fruity smells, pineapple comes to mind. Barley and just a faint hint of booze.

T - Oustanding. Smooth yet powerful. Just a bit of hop action evident, with a fair amount of quality malt. Also taste the aforementioned pineapple and a bit of melon. A sort of pear taste evident after beer warmed up a few degrees. The 9% ABV is hidden well, but still able to be noticed.

M - Solid, nothing outta this world. Crisp with acceptable amount of carbonation. Not dry or bitter.

O - One of the best rated beers in the world for a reason. Strong and bold yet slightly sweet, and incredibly drinkable. Won't exactly strain my hamstring running to the store for more, but I definitely see this becoming a regular beer for me.

stella77artois, May 29, 2013
Photo of nharres
4/5  rDev -7.4%

nharres, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of dubmax
3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

dubmax, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -7.4%

ipc2000, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of BryanCDM
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BryanCDM, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Arch578
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Arch578, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a beer. This is my second Unibroue and I must say that I am highly impressed. Bottle-condition.

This elixir of the gods poured cloudy with orange and lemon hues. Strong head that lasted, expelling a bouquet of sweetness and floral. I know that is the standard "quote-unquote", but hell, I was inebriated!

A revelation for my taste buds. Unbelievable!

FLAbeergutinMASS, Apr 15, 2005
Photo of Vengeance526
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with only a thin white ring and not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma immediately hits with fruity notes of banana, apricot and some pear. Yeast is detected and some cloves also come through clean in the front.

Taste reveals lots of fruit and spice. Notes of banana and orange with hints of pepper and cloves in the background. The initial sweetness is quickly balanced out by the spiciness.

Medium body with lots of carbonation. Alcohol appears to be well-hidden for the most part. Cool and refreshing, well worth having a few more around.

Vengeance526, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of DCgolfpro
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

DCgolfpro, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of ThirdEyePA
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Jason_Quad
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jason_Quad, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of BreweryRun
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BreweryRun, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of JDM44
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JDM44, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of HookemHoos
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

HookemHoos, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of jordanimal
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

jordanimal, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of ndekke39
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at a restaurant. Served in the 12 oz bottle. No date on the bottle. 9% ABV. Poured into an over-sized wine glass. Appearance is a cloudy orange color, with tall head consisting of tiny bubbles. Great retention. Smells crisp and clean - citrus, pine, yeasty. Tastes of orange, yeasty, a bit bready, grapefruit, lemon, slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is fizzy all the way. Excellent sippable beer with dinner. Wonderfully fresh and sweet character.

ndekke39, Dec 11, 2006
Photo of ricke
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy yellow color with a rather big ivory-colored head that stays on for a while and leaves a nice lid of lacings.

S: A fine-tuned smell, complex with every piece at its place. Some gentle clove-like spices mix with pleasant fruit aromas of mostly tangerines and lemon peel. The wheat and fragile malts provide a nice clean background. Quite a lot of phenols and some alcohol. When tripels showcase smells like this, they are really great. Clean, refreshing and complex. Well balanced. (As a note, you could almost feel the gas in the nose from the carbonation in this one).

T: Gentle spices (mostly cloves) and fruit esters of tangerine, pear and lemon peel lead the way to a nice semi-sharp malt and wheat character. It's a kind of sweet taste, but the spices act as a good counterweight. Bread crumbs, grass and a mild taste of earthy yeast. The wheat gets a little more pronounced towards the end, resulting in that semi-tart taste sometimes noticeable in wheaty beers. The finish holds some notes of herbal alcohol, phenols, a gentle spicy hop bite and bitterness and lingering fruity notes. In general, a complex and well balanced taste.

M: Moderate body, nice slick mouthfeel with a generous amount of lively carbonation.

D: Tripels are probably my least favorite style of the high ABV Belgian styles, but I think I can go as far as saying that this is one of the best tripels I've ever had. Complex and balanced, yet with plenty of that Belgian edginess. This one is really easy to drink, but deserves to be sipped and savored at a gentle pace.

ricke, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of bryehn
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

bryehn, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of gr0g
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.

gr0g, Feb 19, 2014
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,190 ratings.